Physicians have long noticed the trend. More people are becoming sick, the sick are becoming sicker, and the cost for treating sicknesses are sky-rocketing. This would not matter so much to doctors if their treatments were proving effective, but they are not. Traditional therapies are not helping people recover. Physicians are observing the opposite, and they are concerned. Their concern has led more and more of them to investigate alternative, cost-effective, research-proven therapies. The alternative therapy of choice is rapidly becoming plant-based diets and healthy living. The Permanente Journal presented an article in 2013 to physicians that highlighted a case study that established the health and financial benefits of a plant based diet. The health benefits all involved decreases in the risk factors associated with diabetes, obesity, heart disease, BMI, etc. For the Average Joe, the financial benefits are readily apparent because he gets to trade visits to the pharmacist, lab tests and surgeries for visits to the grocery store and the neighborhood park.

Bartolotto C. Nutritional Update for Physicians: Plant-Based Diets. The Permanente Journal 2013;17(2):61-66. doi:10.7812/TPP/12-085.