The medical profession oversells the benefits of drugs for chronic disease since so few patients would apparently take them if doctors divulged the truth.
Yes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but a pound isn’t that heavy—why change our diet and lifestyle when we can just wait and let modern medicine fix us up? Turns out we overestimate the efficacy of treatment as well, the subject of my next video, Why Prevention is Worth a Ton of Cure.
So why don’t more doctors do it? See Barriers to Heart Disease Prevention.
More on Dr. Esselstyn’s heart disease reversal study in: Evidence-Based Medicine or Evidence-Biased?
Of course then there’s just the brute force method: Kempner Rice Diet: Whipping Us Into Shape.
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