Sunday, July 1, 2012


What would happen if an epidemic of health spread across this country instead of the current epidemic of disease?  What if everyone took control (and responsibility) for their own healthcare by changing their eating habits? Would President Obama's health reform law really be necessary?
The American Medical Association is in favor of the new healthcare law reform and believes that by forcing most Americans to have health insurance they will also increase the health in our country. 
“By detecting chronic and serious diseases earlier on, more people will receive effective treatment and experience better outcomes.” 
- Medical News Today, 30 Jun 2012 -
What really needs to happen in our country is to have a Media and Food Industry Reform Law (MFIRL) passed which informs the public about the health consequences of eating the Standard American Diet. All messages on our airwaves regarding food should promote eating a plant-based whole foods diet which is low in fat and high in fiber. The law would also limit the number of pharmaceutical advertisements allowed. 
Additionally, the MFIRL would focus on holding the food industry accountable for the widespread disease in this country (just like we did for the tobacco industry). These moguls have knowingly fostered the epidemic of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease in our country by their unscrupulous practices. They have created industry standards which boosts their profits and keep consumers addicted to highly processed foods devoid of nutrition.
This is the type of law that needs to be passed! And although I am in favor of affordable health insurance, having health insurance does not equate to health.  As I see it, healthcare is something that the government cannot dictate--it is a choice of the individual. 
Lastly, each individual needs to be responsible for their own healthcare. With proper information and guidance our health industry could have a dramatic turn around. Individuals need to know that most of the diseases plaguing our society are preventable with proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. Each person can manage their own healthcare by managing their own nutrition. 
Preventable and curable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease can be greatly minimized thus lowering national healthcare costs. If all these pieces to the puzzle were in place we would see a decrease in chronic diseases and an increase in true health!
“In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.” 
- Henri Frederic Amiel -

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