What if the focus was turned from healing sickness after it was diagnosed to preventing illness to begin with?
The foods we eat have a direct impact on how our bodies function and cope on a daily basis. Most primary care physicians do not undergo in-depth training in nutrition.
Remember this: “Let thy food be thy medicine"?
Not considering what we take into our bodies is costing Americans millions of dollars.
The Big Money
Since 2003, health insurance costs have risen 80%.
That is nearly 3 times the rate of inflation!
The Affordable Care Act has capped out-of-pocket expenses for an individual plan at $6,350 and $12,700 for family plans. These costs are more than many Americans are prepared to pay. According to a survey, 53% stated that they would need to borrow from their 401(k) or use a credit card to pay for unexpected medical expenses.
Nearly half surveyed have less than $1,000 to pay for unexpected out-of-pocket medical expenses. It’s no secret that while Americans are spending millions on outpatient care and pharmacological treatment, many primary care physicians are highly pressured to write prescriptions for ailments that could be corrected by natural means. Dr. Mercola's article highlights that:
"Further, if they (doctor) deny a patient any drug that the drug industry-supported "studies"are touting as a "solution," they might be sued for malpractice or disciplined by their local medical board."
Benefits of Prevention
Your diet can directly impact your body’s ability to prevent illness. Taking preventative measures can save you thousands of dollars, and it’s much less expensive than the cost of outpatient care. Click here to see some foods that prevent sickness.
Another example of preventative steps to help your body can be seen by looking at high cholesterol. Men have seen a 40% reduction of harmful LDL-cholesterol by improving nutrition, participating in moderate exercise and practicing stress-management techniques.
Considering more than $20 billion is spent in this country on cholesterol-lowering drugs, the cost saving would be quite significant if these lifestyle changes were made in lieu of taking medications.
If you are interested in taking a proactive approach to your (or your familly's) wellness, and would like guidance on how to get started, or how to customize your approach to your unique bio-identity, set-up time to meet with one of our practitioners.
We will help you identify your deficiencies, sensitivities, and the corresponding lifestyle changes that will get you started with your proactive approach. If you can avoid costly pharmaceuticals and surgery, you will have saved much more than just money!
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Perhaps by letting thy food be thy medicine, we truly can live healthier, happier, and richer!