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I was reading an article on reducing health insurance costs and was amazed that diet didn’t show up. Are we really so sold on the fact that getting sick is part of aging? Yes some diseases increase with age but there are plenty of seniors in better health than people half their age. This article did however mention mental outlook as a way to stay healthy. I offer my book and seminars to companies interested in reducing their healthcare costs. The bottom line is we ARE getting sicker. If we can reduce the amount of diseases in a group, the health costs will be reduced as well. No one is focused on this fact. We did learn that cigarettes were harmful and as a nation reduced the amount of cigarettes consumed. This drastically reduced the illnesses associated with smoking and the costs of treating those illnesses. Unfortunately we substituted other diseases and costs are increasing overall.