Only The Wealthy Are Healthy?

You know just when I think I've run out of things to talk about, I end up at a dinner or meeting that turns into a conversation about health. In the magazine Town and Country' this week they're running an article on how the wealthy try to stay healthy. And they say that being healthy is only for the wealthy. And I seriously have to somewhat disagree.

After reading all the newfangled things that rich people are trying to do to be healthy, all the genetics, all the machines, the hot, the cold, the up, the down - for me health just comes down to one basic thing: What do you do to your body?

The main thing is what kind of food do you eat? Are you eating unprocessed, healthy, mostly raw food? Or are you eating processed, chemicalized, genetically modified, mostly cooked food?

Food is for the wealthy only in the sense that the better foods - which are organic - are more expensive. But the more we demand organic food, hopefully the prices will come down because more farms will convert. Food should not just be for the wealthy. Good food should not just be for the wealthy, either.

The next is water. Are you drinking tap water directly out of the tap? It's not good to drink water out of the tap because it does not depend on where you live whether or not it has garbage in it - chemicals, bio sludge, run-off, etc. What we put into our sewer systems and dumps sooner or later finds its way into our water on our table. Especially since we're using bio sludge to grow our crops.

So, there's a very big possibility that our water has all sorts of drugs and chemotherapy and other things in it. Therefore, a home filter is a must. So in this sense, again: water should not be for the wealthy. It should be for everyone.

Skin care: you definitely need a very healthy skin care regimen. Not one that says it's organic and natural - because they all say that - but one that actually IS organic and natural. That means you have to read the labels. Otherwise, I prefer to use olive oil or coconut oil (all cold-pressed) in place of skin care that is more expensive. I mean, it would be great if you could afford popular skin care. But if you can't, there's always something you can use. Good skin - healthy skin - should not just be for the wealthy either!

And finally your air: we know how polluted our air is, it has been a problem since the industrial ages. And now, with the repealing of some EPA guidelines and funding, the air is only going to get worse. I personally run air purifiers, even in my car. But, air should not just be for the wealthy.

My point is: if some of these people that were putting billions of dollars into Cryo-Genex and other things were instead putting it into our food, our air, our water...then maybe not just the wealthy would have a chance and good health. Even us poor people down here in the population, down here in the real world, could have a shot at health!

Warm Regards,




CAROL ALT is a pioneer and chameleon in the entertainment industry; constantly on the lookout for new challenges. Since her days as the world’s most renowned Supermodel, Carol has gone on to be multi-award winning actor, successful entrepreneur, best-selling author on Raw Food and Nutrition, and the host of A Healthy You & Carol Alt on FOX News Channel.