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  1. lorenrenee@aol.com' Loren Renee
    June 29, 2017 @ 8:24 pm

    After a year and a half of unresponsiveness to vision therapy and the atrophy of the optic nerve to my 6 year olds left eye we are preparing for eye surgery. My cousin died because he could not afford the needed amount of insulin for his Type 1 diabetes, there are many health issues that have nothing to do with clean eating. As a medical professional you should really know that. While many diseases and ailments are the result of poor diet, many more are not, many are sudden, acute, idiopathic, or injuries as a result of accident. You don’t just get insurance for the illness or injury you have ( previously known as an excluded previously existing condition) You get it because things happen, accidents happen, and nobody should should have to choose between their health or their food, rent, etc. I’ve been a clean eater for many years, and I cured myself with dietary changes also, but it was a battery of hospital tests that let me know what changes I needed to make, eating clean was clearly not enough to know what it was that my body couldn’t process, despite being all natural, organic, non-gmo.

  2. Online Holistic Health
    June 30, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

    Hello Loren, Thank you for your passionate comment and for sharing your point of view. However, I believe you missed my point of view which is having the choice of healthcare/insurance rather than the narrow choice of only those adhering to the conventional medical model. Perhaps you do not my story. I was diagnosed with MS and instead of pharmaceuticals, I choose to regain my health via holistic means. I succeeded!

    Side note: You also make the assumption that I am against insurance for injuries/accidents, which is incorrect. If I need stitches or medical attention for a broken leg, an ER is the place I would go. However, if I prefer to use chiropractic over PT for rehabilitation, again this should be my choice and I should be able to choose an insurance plan that covers this. At the time I wrote this article, chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic practices were not recognized under Obamacare (I still do not believe there are).

    Interesting that you write, ” You get it because things happen, accidents happen, and nobody should should have to choose between their health or their food, rent, etc.” as I personally know many people who had to make that choice because Obamacare was/is simply too expensive.

    Bottom line, we should be allowed the choice of healthcare and insurance… and I agree, it should also be affordable.

    Wishing you optimal health!

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