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This country trains physicians in nutrition (and …)

It seems one country is leading the way in building a new healthcare system by training physicians in nutrition, setting a powerful precedent for the rest of the world.

The National Ministry of Health recognizes the therapeutic effect of nutrition on chronic diseases stating that:

“Drugs control diseases and nutrients repair cells!”

At the same time, they introduced an innovative concept for the future of healthcare:

Doctors should write two prescriptions:

  • One for treating diseases
  • Another for dietary nutrition and lifestyle.

This sounds very familiar to what we’ve been saying for years, right?

This dual-prescription model emphasizes the essential role of nutrition and lifestyle habits in healthcare and the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

The medical community is increasingly recognizing the significance of nutrition in chronic disease treatment. While medical interventions contribute less than 10% to overall health, nutritional status accounts for a remarkable 80%. *

Given that chronic diseases currently account for 70% of medical expenditures, prioritizing prevention and control through nutritional therapy is crucial. *

Effective nutritional (and other lifestyle) interventions can significantly improve disease outcomes, reduce complications, and lower medical costs. *

Why Nutrition Over Medicine?

  • Root Cause Treatment: Nutrition addresses the root causes of diseases, whereas drugs often only alleviate symptoms.
  • Tissue Repair: Nutrition helps repair damaged tissues, while drugs may cause additional harm.
  • Sustainable Health: Nutrition and lifestyle improvements maintain long-term health.
  • Universal Benefit: Nutrition benefits everyone, not just patients.
  • No Side Effects: Nutrition is free from the side effects that drugs often carry.
  • Stress Reduction: Nutrition reduces stress, whereas many drugs increase it.
  • Enhanced Immunity: Nutrition boosts the immune system, while many drugs can weaken it.
  • Complementary to Medicine: Nutrition enhances the efficacy of drugs, whereas drugs increase the body’s nutritional needs.

Treatment is about “making things right,” while health care is about “preparing for a rainy day.”

Which do you think is more expensive?

Medical research shows that 70% of chronic diseases are linked to diet, and most health problems worldwide can be addressed through proper nutritional care.

No one goes bankrupt from investing in health care, but many suffer financially from neglecting it. Hospitals focus on rescuing patients, but maintaining good health is what keeps us out of hospitals.

The Growing Need for Lifestyle Medicine Professionals

As healthcare evolves, there is a rising demand for lifestyle medicine-trained professionals with expertise in promoting wellness and managing lifestyle-related health issues.

Wouldn’t you agree with this statement:

You are your best doctor, with medical professionals as your assistants.

Be Well,

Johannes

PS: Oh… which country am I talking about?