J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted September 16, 2011

Published in Health

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From "Disease-Care" to Health-Care -- An inevitable transition

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Who is going to lead it and what happens to our "system" in the process?

We all know that our "system" of health-care is primarily "managing" a host of diseases that need never occur in the first place. Diseases like obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, osteoporosis, and yes -- even cancer and Alzheimer's. We're spending some $2 trillion out of our total health care bill of $2.7 trillion unnecessarily. How so?

Medical doctors will always be needed for acute care but not so much for chronic diseases -- once we all learn how to eat the right food.

We now know from a combination of numerous scientific and clinical studies that a simple diet of whole, plant-based foods can make us "heart-attack proof" and can quickly reverse many diseases that we already have. Yet our "system" of medicine, big pharma, the USDA, the FDA, academia and food industry just keeps plodding along telling us the same harmful information and making the same products that cause most of our problems in the first place. So, how is it going to change itself from disease-care to health-care? A note from a reader from Texas (Robert B.) prompted me to address that question:

I have always been a big fan of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, and now there is someone who is promoting his principles of sound whole plant nutrition and prosperous living. We need to get the word out to all of the healthcare professionals who will listen and apply this data into their practice and in the lives of their patients. This will be true healthcare reform. Robert in San Antonio

Dear Robert, I appreciate your comment about Dr. Campbell and the era of "true health-care reform." Like you say, wouldn't it be great if today's disease care professionals started "applying this new data" in their practices. But the sad part of it is that they wouldn't be able to earn a living if they did. If 80 percent of our cost of health care were to gradually disappear, so would millions of today's jobs. Click here to continue reading this article...

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