Kiss Goodbye to Diabetes
it even deserves the title. As it is structured, it may more accurately be described rather as a “disease care system”! And therein lies the problem. The money is not directed to wellness and maintenance of health, but to the treatment and management of disease. Though, there have been some nominal attempts at reform in the creation of such entities as so-called “health maintenance organizations”, even at the heart of such institutions, there yet remains the traditional medical model with its blinders keeping drug-treatment and surgical procedures as the almost exclusive means for the treatment and management of disease. The medical profession has precious little monetary incentive to change. Every charge for which a doctor or healthcare institution bills, must have a billing code; And there are no billing codes for mentoring people to make successful lifestyle changes in order to prevent or recover from disease. A billing code for a bypass surgery may gross $50,000-100,000, while, Teaching someone on the principles of a healthful diet, how to menu plan, grocery shop and prepare delicious and healthful meals nets $0. Rather than focusing on removing the cause of the disease the focus is almost exclusively on treating the symptoms and merely “managing” the disease. If you are anything like me, I am sure you would be much more interested in learning what is causing your illness so that you can remove the cause and permanently get rid of your disease.