The Health of Our Nation

I was listening to the news on the radio yesterday and a team of doctors were discussing the cost of “Obamacare” and if Americans can only get healthier the cost of healthcare would go down….I thought what an eye opening earth shattering statement that many of us have been saying for 2-3 decades now. Its amazes me that it takes a polarizing law like this that had to go to the Supreme Court before our medical professionals started to talk about the cost of chronic illness. One statement made on the program was that doctors have done a bad job preventing Type II Diabetes and Obesity, two very costly and highly preventable chronic illnesses. The point here is that prevention is not part of the medical model…..sick care and health care are two very different things. I thank God for our medical providers who save lives every day and that is sick care but the time has come to better define “health” care and the fact that on this same radio program it was very clear that the immediate treatment they suggested for the Type II Diabetes and Obesity epidemics was Gastric Bypass Surgery…..$20-25k a pop and this was the medical solution….period. We must be careful with this logic seeing how we have gone through the decades of surgical procedures that were supposed to “cure” situations from tonsillectomies to hysterectomies and now gastric bypass. The right intention may be in their heart but the simple Lifestyle Modifications through Functional Medicine is right here right now. Spread the word and let’s take back the health of our nation which we have carelessly ignored.

About Dr. James Proodian

Dr. James Proodian is an accomplished chiropractic physician, health educator, and professional public speaker who founded Proodian Healthcare Family of Companies to help people feel better, function better, and live longer. His expertise is in identifying clinical imbalances and restoring the body to health and functionality. Contact: or (732) 222‑2219.

3 thoughts on “The Health of Our Nation

  1. I agree with Kristen. Prevention is the ultimate in “Thinking In Advance”. Most of healthcare is our responsibility, not the medical profession. Health literacy is the beginning followed by good choices. Education is easier than the right choices. That said, right choices are FREE and you get to feel better and live longer.

  2. I’m in full support of the article, and the other two comments. Prevention and good, healthy choices are the least that we can do for our bodies, our selves. Our basic responsibilty to our own self is to make wise choices. Supply your body with healthy nutrition and exercise, and good health should follow.

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