Dear Barack and Michelle, We Want You To Win! Help Us Help You!
Our family voted for you in 2008 with the idea of "Change" and "Hope!" We'll continue to support you but, we need you now to listen to us.
I represent 7.5 million Americans who suffer from chronic psoriasis. My daughter has juvenile diabetes and the numbers of people of all ages with Diabetes, crippling Arthrits and acute Psoriasis in the U.S. tops 40 million and growing!
We could save this country billion$ a year in unnecessary drugs and research dollars each year if you listen and act upon it.
Data shows (please read T. Colin Campbell, professor emeritus at Cornell University’s “The China Study”) that many autoimmune conditions can be reversed and prevented if we eat mostly vegetables and fruit (further, he states that “vegan” – eating a milk-free diet would be the best). He, along with Georgetown University’s Dr. Neal Barnard in his book on“Reversing Diabetes” (another vital read) have come to the same conclusion.
Psoriasis and diabetes are co-morbid, in that, once you have psoriasis (which is not usually life-threatening but very uncomfortable and disfiguring), you are two-three times more likely to develop diabetes later in life according to the National Psoriasis Foundation’s magazine “Psoriasis Advance” summer 2009. And, once you have either of these conditions, it is possible to later experience; chronic obesity, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputations.
The cost of doing nothing about this is staggering. Current drugs have terrible side-effects. Over 40 years of detailed and systematic research simply shows that "we are what we eat!"
Both Dr. Campbell, Dr. Barnard and our doctor, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. along with Dr. David Katz (both on our website) have studies that show the “vegan” diet to be the best and how cultures around the world live much healthier, without western diseases such as cancers of all kinds, diabetes and heart attacks. Lifespans there are much longer when people eat mostly vegan. And that includes very little meat products as well. See the 50 Healthiest & Longest Living People in the world and what they eat on our blog!
What can we do today? School lunch programs must change to healthy vegan choices. We can educate young people to eat, exercise and grow up teaching the next generation what is healthy. Dr. Antonia Demas (see her video below picture of Michelle Obama), a fellow at Johns Hopkins lives near Cornell University and studied with T. Colin Campbell. She has her own Food Institute (at www.foodstudies.org) and for 20 years has led programs to teach 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 you were elected! This is a major one, but it’s needed in order to prevent a legacy of chronic illnesses.
Meanwhile, we must help reverse, when possible the debilitating conditions of people with diabetes and psoriasis and other related autoimmune conditions. According to many years of medical research by all of these trained physicians, patients who are willing to radically change their diet to vegetarian/vegan foods and all new exercises have a chance to reverse their illness and improve their chances for a better quality of life.
As our president and first lady, help us to begin this education process.
Please contact us to create a panel discussion at the White House with these 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.
Matthew A. Katz, Founder www.HealthRightUSA.org
HealthRightUSA, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing relief from chronic 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. COMMENT BELOW, FORWARD THIS, SUPPORT OUR CAUSE!
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