The saying “health is wealth” cannot ring truer when the cost of healthcare in the US is often unaffordable for many Americans. According to the findings of the Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey (www.commonwealthfund.org), “the uninsured rates among lower-income adults rose from 20.9 percent in 2016 to 25.7 percent in March 2018.” When people do not have insurance, medical needs are often unmet sometimes putting their own health in greater danger. Aside from the cost of healthcare, there is also the issue that in the US, 1/3 of the adult population suffer from obesity while 1 in 6 children suffer the same. Obesity, it is said, is linked to 60 different chronic diseases. (www.healthline.com)
In effort to provide education on diet, health, and sustainability for the planet, the TOS has been supporting the book and DVD giveaway project of Miles Standish, who for many years now, has given away free copies of the China Study, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, and Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. This project still continues due to its popularity. Fortunately for many, this project inspired another TS member and TOS supporter.
Earlier this year, Ricardo Basurto, from the Miami-Dade Study Group and the Florida Federation, began a similar project to give away copies of Dr. Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease. The book is available in English and Spanish and is popular among many readers. For more information or to obtain a copy, please email Ricardo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TOS would like to thank Ricardo for his generosity and his continual support of the Theosophical Order of Service and its work.