Jamie Oliver on ~ preventing disease and sickness.
Half of all Americans have some type of health problem that requires they regularly take a prescription drug even though we spend more money on health care, per capita, than any other society in the world. Despite trillions of dollars spent on health, Americans are sicker and more diseased than ever.
National Health Expenditures (most recent complete data is from 2008) have skyrocketed from $253 billion in 1980, to $714 billion in 1990, to over $2.3 trillion in 2008. The amount of money spent on preventing disease and sickness is insignificant to the amount of money going into the pockets of corporate interests in the form of drug companies, hospitals and medical professionals.
We can not depend on these businesses and profit centers. Good health all around is not profitable for them. Ideally, we want our tax dollars to be spent on prevention. Prevention today starts with educating ourselves, which is easier than ever due to all the information at our fingertips.
Please take the time to watch this excellent speech by Jamie Oliver at this year's TED Conference. It is informative and moving. You need to see this if you have not already.
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