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Medically tailored food is the future of health care

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Imagine you’re living with type 2 diabetes. You’ve been trying to manage the condition for years with a typical medication. What if instead of metformin — a drug that works to lower sugar in the blood, — your doctor could simply prescribe meals tailored to your unique diagnosis that help control your blood sugar? A growing body of research indicates that such a shift in treatment, away from Big Pharma and towards common-sense treatment measures, is the future of U.S. health care. For too long, the sickest patients in this country have been ill-served by a system that rewards doctors and insurers for the volume of services they render versus the quality of health outcomes their methods deliver. “Food Is Medicine” is a new approach that nonprofits, politicians, medical centers and nutrition experts are increasingly recommending as a low-cost, high-impact intervention that complements or supplants the use of expensive, pharmaceutical drugs.

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SOURCE: http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/386568-medically-tailored-food-is-the-future-of-health-care#.WvINKkhPBBU.twitter

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