The “Perfect Storm” for fixing healthcare—NOW!

We’ll never fix “disease care” until we fix the food.

This family in NC is very happy with the way they eat---even though less than 10 percent of their calories comes from food that nature intended for us to eat.

This family in NC is very happy with their diet—even though less than 10 percent of their calories comes from food that nature intended for us to eat.

And that’s a huge problem. In a democratic form of government such as ours, it’s almost impossible to change something as wildly popular as the Standard American Diet—even if it’s killing most of our citizens, bankrupting our treasury and possibly even compromising our national security.

But occasionally, the stars line up in such a way that it is more possible than ever before AND maybe even more possible than it will ever be again.

That’s what I cause a perfect storm for fixing healthcare (“disease care”) in the United States. I really don’t think that the time could ever be more right than it is right NOW. And those “perfect storm” conditions may never be seen again in our lifetimes.

The movie that led to a new phrase in American culture

The movie that led to a new term in American culture

As you will see, the leaders mentioned below have the knowledge AND they have a rare window of opportunity. Quite simply, they can start the process of “taming the healthcare monster,” — by clearly explaining to all Americans how to prevent or reverse 75% of disease. Here’s the five-part perfect storm:

1. Obama. We have a sitting president that “truly gets it” about the world-changing consequences of our food choices. Watch the 4-minute video in this blog: Did you know that Obama really “gets it” about food? (This has nothing to do with being Democrat or Republican; this is all about understanding the consequences of our food choices.)

2. Second term. That sitting president doesn’t have to worry about being elected again. To-do list for our president’s second term in office This means that he can take a stand and tell the world what he really knows to be true about our food choices—even though 90% of Americans won’t like hearing it—at first.

3. Bill Clinton. We have a former president (and the most popular leader in the world) who has walked away from meat & dairy, reversed his heart disease, lost weight, etc. His personal experience coupled with his CGI global scope, make him ideally suited to support any Obama action on this. Bill Clinton in “TIME” — Has his moment of truth arrived?

4. National Security & Health Care. The cost of health care is beginning to affect national security—health care spending is beginning to force downsizing of our defense budget. Dollars & Sense of Healthcare, Defense & National Security

5. Scott Bates, a friend of mine. He is among a very small minority in Washington who fully understands the grave consequences of our food choices—and he is running the Center for National Policy. The CNP is an independent think tank dedicated to advancing the economic and national security of the United States. We bring together thought leaders and decision makers who are focused on the revitalization of our economy for the benefit of all Americans and the strengthening of the values of human rights and democracy at home and across the globe.

This is not about politics. It's time to get things right. For our health, our nation, our planet and ultimately our future as a species.

This is not about politics. It’s time to get things right. For our health, our nation, our planet and ultimately our future as a species.

How important is all of this? How important is it for us to come together and seize this extremely rare perfect storm opportunity? I believe that it is the most important issue in the history of the human race—because what we’re talking about affects the longterm sustainability of our species. What could be more important than that?

Dr. Campbell agrees; from the Introduction of his not-yet-released book, WHOLE, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition:

“What we eat, individually and collectively, has repercussions far beyond our waistlines and blood pressure readings. No less than our future as a species hangs in the balance.”

723What can you do to help? Send this blog to every public official that you know. Also send it to your friends and ask them to send it to their public officials.

This perfect storm won’t last forever; they say that Team Obama has only got about two years at best to get much accomplished. Hopefully, they’ll be bold and choose their projects wisely. They need to exhibit some Lincoln-esque leadership right about now. —My 723rd consecutive daily blog—

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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2 Responses to The “Perfect Storm” for fixing healthcare—NOW!

  1. Jim – You make it easy to educate others — I posted your today’s “Perfect Storm for fixing Health Care” here:
    and will send it to my many on-line “Healthy Lifestyle Education” contacts!

  2. Sal Liggieri says:

    The Perfect Storm: When? When will Obama open his mouth? When will Clinton open his mouth? The menu for the Inauguration luncheon would have been a good start, but no. Once again, animal flesh was the main entry.

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