Dear Michelle Obama,
You clearly recognize that the problems of obesity are far greater than weight control. The future illnesses of our country are in the hands of our children's eating habits and exercise regimes. It's more profound than children being heavy. The conditions that follow over-eating and not exercising are diabetes, high-blood pressure, heart conditions, stroke, blindness, amputations, cancers and early deaths. On top of all of this, the billions of dollars that will go to treat these unnecessary conditions can be prevented very easily if you can convince the McDonald Corporation and others to lead the way in a "fresh vegetable" and "fresh fruit" campaign. You are familiar with Dr. David Katz of the Yale Prevention Research Center, in Connecticut. He is a part of our website for prevention, while HeathRightUSA.org shares the larger mission of addressing acute illnesses which can still be reversed with nutrition and exercise like; Type-2 diabetes, Arthritis, Psoriasis, and many more. PLEASE READ ON!
We must also completely change school lunch programs to healthy vegan choices by educating young people to eat, exercise and grow up teaching the next generation about health. In the video below, Dr. Antonia Demas, describes her years of research with school lunch programs and childhood obesity. She is a fellow at Johns Hopkins who also studied at Cornell University with T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study. Dr. Demas has her own Food Institute (www.foodstudies.org) and for 20 years has led programs teaching school systems in Baltimore and Vermont how to change their food plans. She’s written grants to educate children to cook in school and then help make smart-choice meals with their parents at home. Here is the beginning of change in terms of PREVENTION.
Change is the platform on which your husband was elected! Yet, in order to prevent a legacy of chronic illnesses, education is essential NOW more than ever!
In The China Study you’ll see the enormity of this issue. According to many years of medical research by both Dr. Campbell’s and others, patients who are willing to radically change their diet to vegan foods may indeed reverse their illness and improve their chances for a better quality of life. As our First Lady, please help us begin this education process.
What if the fast food companies, like McDonald’s would agree to offer nutritionally healthy “vegi-burgers” with soy cheese, on whole grain buns, baked sweet potatoes (not fake ‘French-fried’ potatoes), along with mixed-greens salad bars, variety of fresh fruit, sugar-free juices, filtered water and date/apricot/granola bars? While they are asked to modify their menu’s, McDonalds and their competitors (Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Friendly’s, etc.) could each make contributions to help people with chronic diabetes and other autoimmune condions that can be helped by superior nutrition tobegin their new lives to enable them to recover by choosing a “vegan” diet.
Read also our medical doctor, Joel Fuhrman, M.D.'s "Eat to Live" on our site and at all book stores in the U.S.
We ask that you lobby with all natural food companies and health organizations to pressure the junk food industry to:
Step one: Offer health food at their restaurants.
Step two: Subsidize school lunches in their towns for the next 25 years under contract of recovery of health in the U.S.
Step three: help to establish a fitness program in our local schools by outside consultants in the healing arts – Qigong is a natural example of an eastern movement that heals people as they exercise. Other sports are optional, but this exercise and perhaps Yoga or Pilates for stretching must be mandatory.
Please contact us to create a panel discussion at the White House with the three health and medical professionals listed and others in the health field. Let’s end the spending and start the healing process in America. The money spent on research, drugs and junk food can go to giving us our health back.
HealthRightUSA, Inc. is a Connecticut nonprofit organization dedicated to providing relief from chronic arthritis, psoriasis and diabetes (type 2) by training patients to “Eat Right” – “Exercise Properly” and “Reduce Stress.” Participants can relax and detoxify at the Dead Sea in Israel returning home feeling renewed with a new lease on life.
At Turn The Tide Foundation, Dr. David Katz offers free programs to help our children eat, exercise and live a healthier lifestyle. Click Here!
Please contact us to bring together Dr. Katz, Dr. Fuhrman and Dr. Demas in a forum to help all young people and adults with these chronic conditions: Arthritis, Psoriasis, Diabetes type-2, since they each lead to disablility and death when unresolved!
We are seeking an audience with you and other philanthropists like Oprah Winfrey who care about the future of our children's children!
Matthew A. Katz, Founder and Patient Advocate
Dr. David Katz of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center was intereviewed by HealthRightUSA this October 2011. He enlightened us about the blaring statistics surrounding poor diet and exercise leading to many chronic conditions.
One of his goals is educating as many people as possible about various programs he has created, "FREE OF CHARGE" about how to prevent yourself from being diagnosed with certain diseases. This education is crucial to the future of you and your family's health.
Dr. Katz, a board certified physician and Director of Prevention Research Center of Yale School of Medicine, is very knowledgeable in the field of nutrition and healthy living. He hopes that with his guidance and direction, people will be willing to help themselves.
Says Dr. Katz, “Not only is prevention important to gain more years in your life, but to gain more life in your years.” One of Dr. Katz's missions is to pave the way for people, by informing them and providing program options, so they can make the choice to increase their chances for a long and vital life.
If you are reading this blog, you’re off to a great start. By starting to educate yourself now, you’re reducing the risk of getting a serious disease later in life, as much as 80%, according to Dr. Katz. It’s never too early to start a healthy lifestyle, but we all need motivation and a positive "will" to put these suggestions into action!
Dr. Katz has created and managed many different programs to empower people. There’s something that you can do about getting chronic illnesses and dealing with chronic illness! Every individual is in charge of his/her own life. “It is ultimately up to them to make their own decision to take action.” Dr. Katz hopes people will care enough about themselves and their bodies to take charge and learn how (by reading and studying his website and literature) to avoid these diseases and their effects.
The best approach to a healthy lifestyle is to focus on:
- the quantity and quality of sleep that you receive
- stress reduction every day by breathing, relaxing, any means
- increased physical activity to strengthen and tone the body muscles
- more natural foods following diets he recommends
- sharing joy and love is also a vital part of keeping alive and positive!
Like many people, Dr. Katz has faced struggles in his work. Sometimes patients give up on themselves! He mentioned during our interview that there is “always hope.” If you are someone suffering from a chronic autoimmune disease, fed up with your lifestyle and motivated to get healthy, it is not too late!
We asked Dr. Katz about any major changes that he has seen in people’s acceptance of natural treatments to chronic diseases. He responded very positively:
He has noticed an increased interest in alternative medicine. As the world becomes more modern, he perceives a shift to the "organic" and "natural foods" industries. People are beginning to notice that some alternative treatments for health seem more trustworthy as well. Modern science is not as appealing to everyone, compared to the more gentle approach of natural remedies, which more people are trying.
We also asked Dr. Katz where he sees alternative treatments going in the future. (paraphrased below is his response)
The healthcare industry only has systems to fix health problems, such as with surgery, drugs and medications. There aren’t any mainstream, systematic programs designed to make healthy living the norm and actually "prevent" illness before things become chronic. This is why what we have created the Turn The Tide Foundation, Inc. for: To address ways to get involved on a grass-roots level. All citizens of our country and around the world can participate in these new opportunities to create optimal health.
His ultimate goal is to build awareness of the severity of these diseases and how to prevent and properly treat them. In doing this, we hope to have more healthy people in the world!
Dr. Katz has five U.S. patents, and is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index, utilized by NuVal(trademarked), a system of rating foods to give buyers an awareness of quality and heath value. It's currently found in over 1,500 supermarkets in the U.S.
To learn more about Dr. Katz and his programs go to his website here.
By Cristina DeOliveira