What's the secret to good health? It's no longer a secret, and it's actually fairly simple, even as good health is something that is very hard to achieve in our society today.
According to Dr. H. Robert Silverstein, the idea is to "make the individual self-reliant so that don't need medical care." That is to say, preventive medicine can give people the opportunity to avoid expensive care, undergo invasive surgeries, and take expensive medications with side effects.
How is this accomplished? Reduce your body fat. Exercise adequately. In today's lesson, Dr. Deborah Cohen, author of A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic — and How We Can End It, addresses the difficulty of this. Sophisticated marketing campaigns by the food industry are designed, after all, to conquer human will.
That is why specific policies need to be put in place, Cohen argues, to create health.