Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This article says, “One of the unfortunate things that we have in our medical system is we are willing to pay for ... bypass surgery but we are not willing to pay for preventive therapy.” I agree. We should be more proactive and less reactive. Also, everybody talks about providing universal health care insurance, but I don’t hear anyone talking about eating healthy food and living a healthy lifestyle. Maybe that kind of talk would be unpopular with the public, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said. You hear loud voices all the time advocating unhealthy food choices. The voices advocating healthy food choices and healthy lifestyles need to turn up the volume on their messages, at least until they are heard, and at least until they are heeded. Marion Nestle discusses some of these issues in her book Food Politics, and also in her other writings.

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