20 Science Questions
that U.S. presidential candidates were asked in 2016
Maintaining the public health system is just as important as improving it. Funding for preventative health care needs to be protected as mandates possibly, rather than as budget items that have to be put to Congressional vote periodically.
My effective health care goals include expanding preventative health care education with group and individualized services. Research on the cost efficiency of preventative health care services in the past has found that money spent on preventative health guidance tends to save more money in acute care spending than the cost of the preventative health education.
Research into the effects of glyphosate on soil bacteria is needed as the herbicide was originally patented as an antibiotic and as it is being used in more areas it may be adding to the development of antibiotic resistant pathogens.
Funding for research into more environmentally safe sanitizing products and use of pathogen resistant microbiome friendly cleansers is also a priority. Positive microbes cover surfaces in small amounts and can help protect against more dangerous ones.
Providing fluoride treatments topically for children might be safer for the health of individuals across the lifespan and for the environment. Water fluoridation is an old policy that needs to be reevaluated.
Vaccinations are important but the safety of all of the ingredients needs to be evaluated and an adverse reaction board needs to be in place that is responsive to all patients and others reporting an adverse reaction. Calcium chloride as an adjuvant in place of aluminum adjuvants should be considered as a safer replacement. Vaccinations have caused encephalitis which can then lead to symptoms similar to autism.
Individualized nutrition guidance based on genetic structure could help prevent chronic illness and mental illness and might also help protect infants’ brains and immune systems during prenatal development and reduce the number of children who end up developing autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Underlying nutrient deficiencies can leave the infant and mother less protected against developing autoimmune disease and less able to detoxify environmental toxins.
Focusing more resources on preventative health care can save money and may also help prevent more children and adults from developing chronic physical or mental illnesses.
20 Science Questions for the 2016 Presidential Candidates --by Shawn Otto for sciencedebate.org; See the questions here: #9