Those in a job search often have one primary benefit in mind when deciding what companies to submit their resume to. Healthcare.

In addition to a great fit for their skills, a good work environment, excellent compensation, candidates also want to make sure their healthcare premiums are covered.

Yet, premiums are getting more and more costly for mom-and-pop shops to huge corporations and everything in between.

Due to the rise in costs, many companies are choosing to hire contractors to save on the costs of benefits.

Why are costs so high? It’s simple. As a society, we are getting sicker and fatter by the day. And there’s one primary reason; genetically engineered and modified foods.

Frankenfoods. Foods designed to get people hooked so they want more and more. The more they want and the more they consume, the sicker they get.

Wonder if this is true? Read on.

From New York Times

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us

Americans are sick — much sicker than many realize. More than 100 million adults — almost half the entire adult population — have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Cardiovascular disease afflicts about 122 million people and causes roughly 840,000 deaths each year, or about 2,300 deaths each day. Three in four adults are overweight or obese. More Americans are sick, in other words, than are healthy.

Instead of debating who should pay for all this, no one is asking the far more simple and imperative question: What is making us so sick, and how can we reverse this so we need less health care? The answer is staring us in the face, on average three times a day: our food.

Full post in NY Times Opinion | Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us – The New York Times (

One is left to wonder, with so many cover stories, blog posts and podcasts about nutrition (or lack thereof) as well as undercover filming in factory farms that show how horrendous food production is, why are people not doing all they can to turn their health around with better food choices?

Shockingly, many people still don’t believe the demise of their health is as bad as it is. Nor do they believe they are compromising the quality of their life by their food choices.

Newsflash! Your food choices are killing you!

Wellness Programs 

A step in the right direction are companies investing in wellness programs and better food choices.

Another step in the right direction is to move toward a highly plant based diet, void of animal and dairy. Very few nutrition experts would dispute that a whole food, plant based diet is likely as good as it gets.

Some will say, “People should be allowed to eat what they want.”

Yes, they should. Yet, when food kills more people than smoking and drinking, we have a big problem that seems to be getting worse by the day.

Additionally, raising children on foods that are setting them up for a life of disease requires we address this issue before it’s too late.

What are your thoughts about the rise in disease, obesity and healthcare costs? And! is it too late to turn things around? Comments welcome.