Is prevention the answer to the healthcare crisis? Isn’t it wiser to prevent sickness and disease rather than to treat it after it has developed?
We are in the midst of a healthcare crisis in this country. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease are at epidemic proportions and our healthcare system is not adequate enough to handle it.
When the health of our population is at risk, so is the health of our entire nation. A sick nation effects us economically which in turn compromises our security. As a sick nation we are not a strong nation.
So why aren’t we doing more? I’d say the answer lies with our own government and the corporations that influence government policy. The lobbying efforts of food corporations and big pharma are geared towards treatment. Our government subsidizes cheap food which in turn is produced by corporations for the masses. The masses get sick and big pharma treats them with the medications they produce. There is no end game for sickness and disease. Why would there be? It’s not profitable.
The treatment model we follow is not sustainable. If we want to prosper as a nation then we need to move to a prevention based healthcare model in which people are educated on healthy habits and lifestyles and real food is an option.
I’m a health coach that is trying to make a change one person at a time. How do we take on a government and corporations that are working against us?
I’ll tell you how. One person and one community at a time.
We need a healthcare revolution in this country. The top down approach isn’t going to work. We need to look at ourselves and our communities and foment change from the bottom up.
I would love to get comments and thoughts on how we might do this. Maybe I’m barking up the wrong tree, but this conversation needs to happen. What are your thoughts?
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