Sunday, October 11, 2009

Health Care: Feeding Our Habits?

Author Michael Pollan doesn't have much hope for the success of the health care plans being proposed in Washington right now.
Americans already spend twice as much per person as most European countries on health care, he says. And this can be explained, as a study released last month says, by our being fatter...More here.
John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO went further recently and and stated (PDF here in case) that instead of national health care, Americans need to be more responsible eaters.
"A healthy diet is a solution to many of our health care problems. Every man woman and child consumes, on average, 43 teaspoons of sugar a day. In 13 days that adds up to a five-pound bag of sugar." (Every 13 days a five-pound bag of sugar!?)
What's your take? You for or again' some form of health care funded by tax payer dollars?

VOTE HERE and, add your 2 cents in the comments.

1 comment: said...

Research shows you can reduce your risk of heart disease by 80% and cancer by 60% or more, by making healthy dietary and lifestyle choices.


Eat Well. Live Well.