Prescribing food as a medicine?
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In California, there was a pilot program where doctors prescribed special meals which can actually lower health costs by 55%. Can you believe that? We finally get some great news and marvelous ideas coming from our world! California is the first state that got this idea and implemented it into the reality.
It all happened when a 51-year-old woman was diagnosed with a lung cancer, and you know how people who are fighting against cancer lose a lot of weight. According to cancer experts, these people need to take high-calorie meals which also has to be full of different types of nutrients. She was so weak, she had trouble standing long enough to cook…which put her in danger of malnourishment. So she was connected with a local non-profit, which provides three meals and one snack per day.
There was so much advice given in this pilot program and most of them are very great for a person which is fighting this hard battle. People with cancer should also enjoy their meals with their family, so they can at least for a moment feel like a ‘normal’ part of the family. The initial patient, Caren Latney faced a great risk in this area as well…as she didn’t have any family close by. In the least, the program’s assistance with the food has helped her survive. “To be perfectly honest with you, I would not be here” without those delivered meals, Latney said.
Once this program was launched, people who were ill were able to get all the food they needed and all those supplies were brought right to their homes. Can you imagine how that alone gave these struggling individuals piece of mind? They felt gratitude, they felt how they are actually important to someone, it kept their faith… All those feelings are of a crucial importance when it comes to fighting illness
The potential for this program is vast– one in eight Americans-42 millions in total is not food secure. That is exactly how that doctor thought about this solution for Caren, and have rolled out the program to others.
We’ll be keeping track of this program and its expansion. People are suffering each and every day, and sadly, most of them don’t have anyone who is able to help them. How can they be cured in such conditions? They cannot, because they need a lot of love, a lot of medications, and of course, a nutritious and healthy food.
6 thoughts on “Prescribing food as a medicine?”
If it worked in California, why can’t the rest of us give it a try? I’m sure it would be wonderful!
Why do Californians have to be so hippy about everything?
This sounds pretty good! It would be great to have something like this in Serbia too.
It’s weird witch stuff! Our ancestors were eating all the ‘good’ stuff and still they would only live until their 50’s in horrible conditions. Is thanks to all this chemical advancement that we are doing so well in our modernity.
I live in California and had never heard of this program! I have to get into it!
It could work much better than the chemicals they give us with those medications.