The GOOD NEWS is that we can do a LOT.
Because the better our health care, the less we need medical care.
What? ? ?
Most of the diseases we suffer and die from in our modern world are lifestyle diseases: heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, COPD, Alzheimer’s Disease, and obesity.
Since these diseases are primarily the result of our unhealthy lifestyle, we need to change our lifestyle to prevent and reverse these diseases.
And the single most important lifestyle factor, common to each of these diseases, is our unhealthy diet, high in processed foods and animal products.
So what is the solution?
. . . The adoption of a plant-based diet of whole, unprocessed foods: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.
Fortunately, the word is getting out (but not fast enough!)
The following advice comes from the 2013 issue of the Journal of Kaiser Permanente. (Kaiser is one of the largest integrated managed care plans in America.)
I hope for the day when all people can easily receive the medical care they need, without going bankrupt to get it.
But even more, I look forward to the day when it is commonplace for each of us to provide our own excellent health care, starting with a whole-foods, plant-based diet.
For the better our health care, the less we will need medical care!
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Delisa is a plant-based nutrition and cooking instructor in Alaska. She believes that we are designed to be slim and healthy.