Extra money is a health benefit

Extra money is a health benefit
Extra money is a health benefit

People that are suffering with the miserable despair of poverty are right not to trust the motives of people that insist money is not one of the most important elements for good health. It appears such untrustworthy people are sadists who feed off of the misery of other people. The University of Southern California reported just a few dollars translates into health for the elderly.

Participants in this study were found to spend a lot of their supplemental money on food, medication and doctor visits. According to this study increasing the incomes of poor, elderly residents in developing countries can dramatically improve their health and well-being. These positive health effects were seen particularly in lung function and memory.

This study was done in two Mexican cities in the state of Yucatan. There was a comparison of 2,474 residents 70 years and older. The residents in the city of Motul were not given any extra income, while those residents in Valladolid were given an additional $67 per month, which was a 44 percent increase in average household income. The study participants in Valladolid manifested significant improvements in lung function and memory after six months.

The researchers found that the participants spent a large portion of their extra money on doctor visits, medications and food. Study co-author Arie Kapteyn said there was strong evidence that supplementing the income of poor, elderly populations can have dramatic benefits for health and well-being. Such positive health effects were seen even in the short run. The average participant who had a supplemented income experienced improvements in immediate and delayed memory. These participants were observed to also be more likely to visit a doctor and to buy medicine.

The participants with more money also were not as likely to run out of food. They didn’t report being hungry as often. They also didn’t report failing to eat all day as often. The participants with the extra money were also not as likely to report not being able to undertake an activity because othey lacked money for it.

This study has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers in Mexico found strong evidence that income supplements for the poor elderly in low- and middle income settings can have dramatic health benefits which are even seen in the short run.

The findings from this study help clarify why people should never trust others who downplay the vital
significance of money for their health and well being. Consider that psychiatrists with their tragically destructive interventions consistently work to destroy the financial well being of everyone unfortunate enough to see them as patients. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights regularly reports on just how destructive psychiatry is.

Therefore, it is clear that allegations that psychiatrists are actually responsible for undermining the health and well being of their patients are completely credible since psychiatrists consistently fail to work with their patients on their academic and financially beneficial career interests and instead feed off of the disability and poverty which they intentionally create for their patients. This study from Mexico is therefore significant in helping to elucidate these points and has significance across generations and worldwide.


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