The Model Health Show

In the United States, our healthcare system is based on treatment, not prevention. And a large reason why is because the pharmaceutical companies have created incentives that profit off sickness, disease, and comorbidities. But what if our healthcare industry could promote true health? Today you’re going to learn about the steps that are necessary for real change in the US healthcare system.

Our guest today is Calley Means. Calley is a former consultant for food and pharmaceutical companies, the co-founder of TrueMed, and the co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Good Energy. Calley is passionate about changing our healthcare system, and today he’s sharing his incredible viewpoints on what we can do as a country to incite real change. 

In this episode, you’re going to learn about how the American healthcare system works, including how government programs are hurting people (especially children!), how doctors are trained to focus on short-term solutions, and the major problems with the pharmaceutical industry. Plus, Calley is getting specific and sharing real world policies we can implement to transform the health of our country. This is a powerful conversation and Calley’s passion is contagious. Enjoy!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What percentage of Americans have optimal cardiometabolic health.
  • Why a siloed healthcare system is ineffective.
  • The sad truth about the health of children and teens in the US.
  • How all chronic diseases are connected to metabolic health.
  • The most profitable innovation in American capitalism.
  • Why the pandemic was a missed opportunity for better metabolic health.
  • The critical role of empowerment in healthcare.
  • How the US measures up against other countries in terms of health outcomes. 
  • What role economic incentives play in our healthcare system. 
  • The convoluted relationship between pharmaceutical companies and food research.
  • Why chronic diseases are a powerful profit-maximizing engine. 
  • The sad truth about diabetes in children and young adults.
  • What percentage of tv news spending comes from the pharmaceutical industry.
  • The major problems with the SNAP program, and how we can repair it. 
  • What the USDA should do with sugar guidelines. 
  • Why focusing on specific issues can affect widespread change. 
  • How to use pretax dollars on real healthcare and root-cause solutions.
  • The link between insulin resistance and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • Why optimism is a key ingredient to changing our health. 

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