The problem is, doctors get reimbursed by insurance companies for diagnosing a disease and writing a prescription to "fix" the symptoms. Doctors are not reimbursed for spending time educating patients on nutrition. Unfortunately, the doctors themselves are not educated on nutrition unless they educate themselves.
Conventional medicine is built on drugs and surgery--this is extremely BIG BUSINESS. The pharmaceutical companies are a multi-billion dollar industry...take a look at the salaries of the CEOs...astronomical to say the least!! With all this money spent on research and development of new drugs, procedures, etc., one would think we would have made some kind of progress--take a look around--we are fatter and sicker than we have ever been in history! Our health care system is deteriorating due to the strain of trying to support a nation of overweight and sick people.
It's time to change all of this. Thousands of people changed their lives by healing themselves with a Whole Food Plant Based diet. President Clinton is one of them--his first round with heart issues put a little scare in him--he didn't change his diet "too much", took cholesterol lowering drugs, blood pressure drugs, and whatever other drugs his team of physician prescribed, and went about his usual business. However, when he had a second bout of heart issues, he was really scared--scared enough to take charge of his health and really do something about it. He did his own research and called on Dr. Dean Ornish for help. President Clinton realized the diet he was eating CAUSED his heart disease--he had to stop FEEDING THE DISEASE and start nourishing his body enabling it to HEAL itself. That's exactly what happened. The ex-president decided he wanted to not only live longer, but he wanted to live a healthy ACTIVE life....being able to do all the activities he enjoys as well as be around for his grandchildren.
Nutrition has the power to do what no pill can do.....your DIET is a CHOICE...it's like anything else in life, it's all about the choices we make. We can choose to live a HEALTHY ACTIVE life, giving our body all the vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains it requires to keep us going STRONG, or, we can continue on the slippery slope most of us are on, causing all kinds of heart disease, cancers, diabetes, strokes, and all the other chronic conditions so many people are suffering with. These diseases are happening in people YOUNGER and YOUNGER....most of these diseases only occurred in "old age"....now, age has NOTHING to do with it! I see this everyday...children are now being diagnosed with what used to be called Adult Onset Diabetes, but we had to change the "name" to Type II diabetes because our 8 and 9 year olds are being diagnosed with it.
Unfortunately, the almighty dollar is what rules. If the insurance companies told physicians they would be reimbursed significantly by teaching their patients about a Whole Food Plant Based diet, and the patients adhered to this lifestyle change, you can bet your bottom dollar physicians would be clamoring to become educated in a WFPB diet. On top of that, do you have any idea the amount of money the insurance companies would be saving on healthy people??? Money saved on drugs, procedures, testing, surgeries, etc. However, if we had all these healthy people, what would happen to all the pharmaceutical companies and their drugs that weren't needed?? What would happen to the cardiologist's income when there were not many people requiring stents any bypass surgeries?? What would happen to all the out-patient testing requiring very expensive machines??
Maybe "they" don't want us to know how simple it is to become healthy....Keeping people sick is a very big business.......