Food is medicine. How well a patient practices that medicine could be measured quite accurately, according to The H Bond Theory, by annual blood tests to determine a new standard of cleanliness: the ratio of hydrogen bonds to alternatively bonded molecules in the body fluids.
According to the theory, and consistent with conclusions of holistic healing traditions across the world, when this ratio is off, nutritional therapy is required. By lending credibility to these claims, by researching them at the university level, perhaps, our high costs of catastrophic care may be circumvented in the very near future.
Catastrophic healthcare is an insurance model in which chronic illness is rewarded by annual benefits and good health is fined per monthly premium.
Good health must be incentivized. At the moment, patients in good health spend thousands of dollars each year, receiving no benefits, instead paying higher and higher premiums for those whose complaints easily surpass standard deductibles.
Although the sick do pay more, of course, they remain the only ones receiving any benefits from our current insurance models.
The rising cost of hospital stays is bankrupting our rural communities and overwhelming our urban resources.
Certainly, those with poor nutritional health must be afforded a formal period of supervision, either outpatient, subscribing to dietary rehabilitation through pre-approved programs at home, or inpatient, if their situation displays no evidence of improvement.
But these relatively simple inpatient services currently occur within the hospital setting, the largest, most expensive location to reimburse.
It is time that we restore a sanitarium structure of service to our healthcare system.
There are many annual screenings, for example, which might block the development of chronic illnesses, those which enslave half of our population to expensive, for-profit drug therapies.
If, instead, insurers would use premiums for up-front costs like blood tests, weight management programs, and dental work, according to the H bond theory, the toxic loads carried by American bodies naturally would subside to levels treatable with food.
It is most imperative that we accomplish this: we must establish a sanitarium level of care for coverage by American insurance models. Until we can accomplish this, our healthcare system cannot adequately manage the wide-ranging epidemics of addiction we see in our national statistics.
To do this, to achieve a return to sanitarium care not only would ease unnecessary burdens currently borne by rural and urban hospitals, but also could revive pockets of aging housing stock that exist throughout our nation, providing new incentive for real estate investment, spawning a period of lateral growth, a geographic decentralization of medical organization.
Finally, such a move could restore some accountability to patients, removing decades of undue legal threats against doctors, unable to motivate some patients by words alone. Although some of our citizens are lazy, perhaps, far more, it seems, do not truly understand how the human body works.
This plan, to offer preventative levels of care, composed of annual blood tests and occasional sanitarium stays, when necessary, could serve as transitional policy before incoming generations can be better instructed in the H bond theory, before the calorie theory can be truly abolished.
You are a body of water. For-profit medical groups benefit from this misunderstanding, from the persistence of twentieth century definitions of life applied to twenty-first century dollar values.
Conversations about pre-existing conditions, also, when paired with genetic diagnoses, are teetering dangerously close to institutional racism, toward discriminatory notions about familial variations which fueled genocide in the past.
One solution to this vast mess of problems lies in The H Bond Theory, which redefines life as cooperative biological networks, incorporating not only promising healthcare reforms but also new ways to address the challenges of climate change.
When we better can predict, when we better can measure, at what quantifiable points exactly a network of cells ceases its capacity for cooperation, we will be able to preserve and to extend the lives defined by them.
Until then, please reconsider the idea that you are a solid piece of equipment whose parts necessarily must decay and require replacement. If you learn The H Bond Theory and apply its blood cleansing techniques, consistent with all monastic traditions and practiced by some of the healthiest cultures on the planet, you may be able to protect your youth and vitality for many years yet to come.
M. Bennett is founder of the online community Fitness For Foodies. Org, an alliance of culinary professionals, martial artists, and alternative healers determined to improve healthcare statistics in the United States, and author of Godliness: The H Bond Theory.