The current healthcare system is broken.
Today, the American healthcare system is expensive, ineffective, inequitable, and inaccessible to millions of Americans.
Over 85% of the near $4 trillion the US spends on healthcare is attributed to chronic diseases, most of which are preventable.
More than 868,000 Americans die of heart disease or stroke every year—that's one-third of all deaths, costing our health care system $214 billion per year and causing $138 billion in lost productivity on the job.More than 34.2 million Americans have diabetes, which can cause serious complications, including heart disease, kidney failure, and blindness. In 2017, the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327.Obesity affects 19% of children and 42% of adults, putting people at risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obesity costs the US health care system $147 billion a year.
Americans are sicker than our global counterparts.
Life expectancy at birth in the U.S. ranks in the bottom third of the OECD's list of the globe's top 37 developed countries.
The growing U.S. wealth gap causes growing disparities in health outcomes.
Those earning less than a living wage are at greater risk for chronic disease.
Food is the #1 cause of poor health in our country.
1 in 5 deaths in America are caused by dietary risks. While food is a primary cause of disease, it can also be the solution to disease prevention.
Solving the Problem
The current healthcare paradigm must change.
The answer's surprisingly simple. It's food and accessibility to it. Simple, whole, delicious, unprocessed, fresh food. Not a surgical intervention, not a drug - just food.