My Top 12 Wellness Predictions for 2010 (Part 3)

January 13, 2010

Bill Stephens and Lena with Dr. Carolyn Dean at the Molikini Bistro at the Grand Wailea Hotel in Maui.
Recent Future Health Now! members Bill Stephens and Lena — while visiting Maui — asked if they could take me out to lunch. Here we are at theMolikini Bistro at the Grand Wailea Hotel in Maui on one of the biggest wave days of the year. (Click image to enlarge).

Here’s what science fiction writer Ray Bradbury had to say about the future of mankind…

People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better. — Beyond 1984: The People Machines (cited at

Along those lines, here are four more wellness predictions for 2010 (If you missed part 1, please click here. And part 2 is available here.)

Prediction #9: More Natural Self-Care

It looks like Americans will be forced to pay into a system of health care that only delays death through drugs and surgery. Great for the emergency room, bad for daily life (see my two-part article Am I Too Hard On Mainstream Medicine?).

Combine that with a failing economy and the average person will not have as much money for the professional services that actually return people to a state of health (e.g. naturopaths, chiropractors, etc.)

Instead they’ll start looking after themselves. Getting to the root causes of their ailments by changing the way they live. Exercising more. Eating better. Getting rid of toxic chemicals in their home.

They’ll be turning in droves to searching the most advanced network of computers the world has ever seen (the World Wide Web) to learn how to get back in synch with nature. (Here’s hoping they find Future Health Now!)

Prediction #10: Decreased Income Equals Increased Life Expectancy

During the Great Depression the average life expectancy for an American citizen increased by 6.2 years according to a University of Michigan study (cited in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). Researchers also found overall health decreases during economic expansion.

Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Well when the economy is booming so is stress. People work longer, sleep less and spend more (usually more than they have). When they have money in their pockets they’ll waste it on smoking, drinking and overeating. Pollution of all kinds also goes up during “good times.”

So let’s hope approaching economic struggles means everybody will kick back, relax and enjoy the simpler things in life.

Prediction #11: The Beginning of the End of Mainstream News

Growing distrust of corporate mainstream news will lead millions to alternative internet sources (like and for news that will finally wake them out of their slumber of apathy. And more and more people will turn to sites like and for health news. An informed population is the first step to massive and permanent change.

Prediction #12: You Tell Me

In the comment box below let me know your predictions for 2010 – whether it be about health or other issues. All in the spirit of preventing a dark future and shaping a positive one.

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