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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (might Vitamin D be worth several pounds)

Decreasing the Cost of Care by Avoiding Illness NEJM Feb 2018

  • No mention of Vitamin D or supplements to be prevent or treat health problems
  • “Ben Franklin’s adage that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” originally referred to fire safety but now is most applicable to our nation’s health. Keeping people healthy by encouraging wellness and healthy behaviors has many tangible benefits, including improved productivity, lower costs, increased happiness, and longer life expectancy”
  • “NCH Healthcare System is a nonprofit integrated health care organization based in southwest Florida with the mission of helping our employees and community live longer, happier, healthier lives”
  • “The goal of the Blue Zones Project is to improve health by preventing self-induced illness”
  • They believe that being proactive consists of more screening (early detection) and reduction in smoking, cooking classes, group exercise classes, walking/cooking teams, financial education programs, parenting classes . . .
  • A study found that 1% improvement in population well-being with a
    • 2.2% reduction in the likelihood of hospital admissions, a
    • 1.7% reduction in the likelihood of ER visits, and a
    • 1% reduction in the likelihood of incurring health care costs.”
  • “An audit of NCH’s financials showed a 54% decrease in health care expenditures over 6 years” (of their employees)


One pill every two weeks gives you all the vitamin D most adults need
The ounce of prevention costs 1 hour of vitamin D per year
    30 minutes to buy the vitamin D + 1 minute every 2 weeks to take the tiny capsule
Thus: A hour of vitamin D prevents hundreds of hours of health problems
OR: A hour of D keeps the Doctor away

 Download the 2017 Well Being study of America from VitaminDWiki

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