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Many of the ailments that trigger a continuing drain on well being care budgets will be prevented by correct vitamin; so, why aren’t the massive payors getting concerned? I imply even like a 1 % decline in extra physique fats might alone save tens of billions. You’d assume at the least the medical health insurance trade would attempt to get individuals to eat more healthy to attempt to pay out much less cash. Well, one might say the insurance coverage trade really advantages from excessive healthcare prices as a result of these rising prices are merely handed on to each people and employers when it comes to larger premiums, and insurers take a hard and fast proportion of those premiums as rising earnings. They get a chunk of the pie; so, the larger the pie—the unhealthier everyone seems to be—the larger their piece. As such, insurers haven’t carried out as a lot as they might to assist cut back well being care prices as a result of decrease prices would harm their backside line.
“What if there was a medication that could successfully treat and even reverse heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other chronic conditions without any negative side effects and offered the promise of dramatically reduced health care costs?” Imagine all of the promoting there could be to advertise; think about how a lot they might cost. A drug that would not simply deal with however remedy diabetes and these different ailments? “Then, what if you were told this medication exists today, is available to everyone in unlimited quantities at a low cost, but the vast majority of the American public has never heard about it.” Do you desire a resolution to considerably cut back well being care prices? The resolution is to make use of meals as medical remedy, particularly, meals created from minimally processed vegetation.
“One of the main barriers is simply the current widespread belief that once someone has a chronic condition, such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes, there is very little that can be done to actually reverse the disease, and the best outcome possible is to maintain the condition so that it just doesn’t get any worse. The fact that a whole food plant-based approach provides a safe, effective, low-cost alternative to not just eliminating symptoms but potentially reversing the underlying condition without drugs or surgery is unknown to a vast majority of Americans. In contrast to the pharmaceutical industry that spends large sums to market new drugs,…there are not big profits in promoting a plant-based diet.”
The politics surrounding healthcare is who’s-going-to-pay-for-it, as an alternative of what sort of healthcare is greatest, and the proof is overwhelming that a complete meals, plant-based food plan gives one of the best alternative to not solely cut back the expansion in spending, however really lower whole well being care prices greater than any drug, medical process, insurance coverage reform, or supplier fee mannequin on the market.
Thankfully, the phrase is spreading. A evaluate of the proof revealed in Kaiser Permanente’s journal concluded that “[p]hysicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity. Kaiser has followed up with user friendly guides (freely available online) for both physicians and patients, explaining the benefits and practical aspects of implementing a plant-based diet.” So hey, why aren’t all insurers sending out such data to all their members? You understand how all of the drug advertisements are, like, “Ask your doctor if this drug is right for you.” Well, members could possibly be prompted to ask their physicians concerning the means of a plant-based food plan to cut back or remove prescription drug use and reverse illness. Though in fact, these supplies would additionally need to listing all of the negative effects. Side results embrace: “increased energy, lower blood pressure, improved digestion, all while eating unlimited quantities of satisfying food.” Ask your physician if vegetation are best for you.
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