Despite the endless debates surrounding health care in America the fact still remains that the health care system in the United States is the most expensive in the world. Our citizenry pays far more per person for health care than any other nation on the planet. Sadly however, in comparison to all other developed countries, the U.S. ranks dead last in terms of the quality of health care according to a 2008 Commonwealth Fund Report. No doubt the health care debate will continue to be a source of turmoil and bad blood into the distant future and in this writer’s opinion, a colossal waste of time.Let Your Food Be Your Doctor”I submit that scientists have not yet explored the hidden possibilities of the innumerable seeds, leaves, and fruits for giving the fullest possible nutrition to mankind.” — Mahatma Gandhi”If doctors, with all their knowledge of the human body would merely become familiar with the principles of health and the simple Natural Laws that God established, and share them, they would be performing the greatest humanitarian service to mankind the world has ever known.” — Dr. George H. MalkmusIf you are still ignorant concerning the health benefits of whole, living, plant based foods it can only be that you have steadfastly refused to listen and learn, or you simply couldn’t care less about the issue. The last half century or so of nutritional research has conclusively proven that whole fresh plant foods have miraculous healing power. If however, you still stubbornly insist that this is not the case, then I challenge you to produce any true science that supports your greasy, high fat and cholesterol diet of meat, dairy, sugar, salt, refined carbs, artificial color and flavor additives, and preservatives.All non-biased research conclusively proves that the above referred to diet which is for all intents and purposes – THE AMERICAN DIET – is the main contributor to our country’s tremendously high rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis and many other grave infirmities. A plant based diet on the other hand has been shown to promote weight loss (good news for the fattest nation on earth), healing, anti-aging, and the restoration of youthful vitality.It is quite sad, as well as quite remarkable that the wealthiest, most advanced civilization on the planet should be the most backwards when it comes to all aspects of the optimum diet for humans. Our affluent nation can choose to eat anything we desire, and moreover, anything we choose to eat is by and large readily available for purchase 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. How is it then that we as a society continue to make the exact wrong food choices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?Despite all the evidence, we continue the unhealthy practice of eating our innocent animal friends and their by products and we continue to make the food industry and the medical establishment rich by our prolonged slavery to processed and refined food. The blood of multiplied billions of tortured animals cannot be washed off of our hands and the wage we receive for this mindless brutality is a national health care bill that is literally crippling our society.Your Body Is Desperate For Fiber And NutritionPlant based foods are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, while your animal based diet is completely void of fiber, antioxidants, and the majority of the most essential vitamins. Fiber is necessary for optimum digestive health, lower cholesterol, and a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Fiber fills you up yet contains no fat, therefore it promotes healthy and rapid weight loss.Nutritional research is unanimous in their conclusions that people who consume the most high fiber, plant based, antioxidant rich foods are the healthiest. As a matter of fact you absolutely cannot make any substantial case for your diet being healthy unless it is predominantly high fiber and plant based. If however, you continue to stubbornly reject these scientific nutritional facts, you will with statistical certainty more than likely find yourself among the overwhelming number of Americans who will sooner than later be diagnosed with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or a host of other infirmities that continually cause a rise in our nation’s already high rate of diet related premature death.It is possible that a premature and violent death does not intimidate you, but while you are living your vanity prompts your desire to look your best at all times. If this is the case with you than a plant based diet is still your best nutritional choice. You can and will experience effortless weight loss, reduced signs of aging, and youthful vital energy by simply cutting animal products, and refined foods from your diet and opting instead for whole, fresh, hopefully organic plant foods. Moreover, you can significantly increase anti aging and optimum nutrition if a reasonable percentage of your plant based diet is eaten raw.If you, dear reader, have the desire to live a long healthy life and die peacefully in your sleep at a ripe old age, I assure you that it is imperative that you make a radical change in your eating habits. You are never to young nor to old to make positive changes in your diet. Your health is truly in your own hands and the best place to start is with informed, healthy food choices.Why not make a crucial change in your lifestyle and take control of your own health in the coming year? You don’t have to do it all at once and any positive choices you make will go a long way. Try incorporating a little more exercise into your daily routine even if it just means walking the few blocks to the market instead of driving. Drink more water and less soda pop. Get a little more fresh air and sunshine instead of watching re-runs of day time television. Begin to make the switch to predominately plant based foods and watch your body fat and excess pounds disappear as well as fine lines and wrinkles associated with your highly acidic diet. Enjoy a new found store of energy, happiness and well being. Your health is certainly in your own hands so why not make the choice to live disease free.Who needs health care? Let your food be your doctor!