Video: Michael Pollan, “No Free Lunch”
By WorldLink Staff | May 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Remember that old adage you heard a million times growing up? “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It may seem like a gross oversimplification, but as journalist Michael Pollan points out in this bite-sized video, the link between our dietary habits and our healthcare spending has become impossible to ignore.
We pay less for our food than any people anywhere in the history of the world and, as Pollan says, “You get what you pay for.” The lesson of “No Free Lunch” seems to be that you can pay now or you can pay later, and when you consider the fact that four of the 10 leading killers in the United States are chronic diseases linked to food, it’s hard to argue.
Before you get depressed, realize this is good news. It means that the solutions to big problems are in our power to control. Want to help solve the health care crisis? Eat well. It’s just that simple.
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