The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, still we rank poorly in almost every measure of health status. This paradox results from our emphasis on high technology and polypharmacy with no emphasis on prevention. Over 80% of health insurance claims and over 40% of premature deaths are a result of lifestyle choices. Behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse are obvious, but the largest factor is obesity. Smoking is on the decline but we are being overwhelmed with the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity.
We are now raising the first generation of Americans who cannot expect to live longer than their parents.
Full and free access to health insurance will not solve this problem!
Having spent a career as a Cardiac Surgeon I was a provider of high tec solutions. As dramatic as each individual operation was it is not the cure for heart disease.
The Healthy Humans Foundation is dedicated to improving human health by:
1) Empowering people to take control of their health through education about nutrition and activity choices that impact good health
2) Improve our food supply by the power of educated consumers.
3) Building a database of scientific information about health and nutrition that is current and free from bias.