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I read a piece in the news the other day that asked this question: “Why is the U.S. enduring a far more severe virus outbreak than any other rich country?”

I think everyone knows that people with other health problems suffer the most, right?  They have said that most people who die from corona virus have other co-morbidities.  

Why are Americans unhealthy?  We spend twice the amount on health care than any other country.  The average person takes a hand full of prescriptions pills each day.  We do not get health from taking prescription medications.  We take prescriptions to deal with disease, right?

We are a sick population.  My patients are not the norm.  We are constantly working on being health, exercising, avoiding medications, eating in tune with our body and fighting off any infection that is attempting to get a foothold in our body.   Contrast that with the average American.   We cannot solve health problems with medicine. Medicine is for disease.  Hippocrates was right:  let food be your medicine.

If there is a silver lining with the corona virus, maybe it is that being stuck at home we learn to cook new recipes and prepare food that is good for us.   Just plain food is delicious. It doesn’t need a lot of fancy cooking. We are at the height of the fruit season. Fruit for dessert! ENJOY!

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