Photo Friday: The Inextricable Linkage between Health and Sustainability, Washington, DC USA

2018.08.06 Metabolic Health and WeWork White House, Washington, DC USA 05488
2018.08.06 Metabolic Health and WeWork White House, Washington, DC USA 05488 (View on Flickr.com)

Health and sustainability are inextricably linked. Sick humans on a healthy planet are not more sustainable than healthy humans on a sick planet.

I applaud WeWork’s (@WeWork) commitment to the environment. Climate Change is a threat to human health.

At the same time that meat is not being catered for corporate events, there are copious quantities of insulinogenic and diabetogenic foods served and promoted within the premises. From a science perspective, the carbon emissions from agriculture in the United States are 10% of the total.

The carbon emissions from health care in the United States are 10% of the total.

A population struggling to prevent insulin resistance (up by 41% in Washington, DC, 76% Nationally, 1.67 million people in MD/VA/DC have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes, most don’t know it) will create a most unsustainable environment for all, through increased use of pharmaceuticals and associated health care. See this image to see what happens to humans when they ingest these foods

2018.08.06 Glucotypes reveal new patterns of glucose dysregulation 509

It’s estimated that the use of $200/month of pharmaceuticals equals the GHG offset from going completely vegan in 1 year. Same for taking one (1) transcontinental flight.

A sustainable food policy that incorporates health and the environment together helps us think about healthy humans and a healthy planet.

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