February 6, 2012
I used to work for AHA in the late 1990s/early 2000s. I was hired after a restructure, a restructure went on the three years I worked there, and another "restructure" got me booted out the door. I'm assuming the CEO and all the bogus studies/research they do needed the money more than I did. The fact that I myself have high blood pressure and was one of the people who "benefited" from what they do, didn't seem to faze them as they showed me to the door. If you don't walk their walk and talk their talk 100%, then you are expendable. I began having a hard time working to raise money for AHA when I saw where all that money was ending up--and it wasn't in my pocketbook in terms of salary. I also became concerned that, year after year, more and more money was being raised--but heart disease and stroke still weren't stamped out, nor were they going down. Now that I have "gone over" to the alternative healthcare side, I know that NUTRITION is what keeps the body healthy. Organic food, safe water, farm-raised/grass-fed meat, no pesticides, no chemicals, no toxins--THAT is what keeps the body healthy, with no issues or problems. I don't see them teaching anyone about nutrition and how naturally keeping the body healthy will keep everyone from having heart issues. And they won't, because like all of the big money-making and -promoting organizations, it's all about raising money--not finding a cure. I refuse to give money to any of them.
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