AB 1478 to California doctors: "Food Matters"

A bill has been introduced in the California assembly and currently in committee. AB 1478 would require a physician to discuss nutrition with patients diagnosed with non-emergency heart disease or diabetes. Failing to provide information on dietary approaches to disease is irresponsible in these cases, and patients would have to acknowledge in writing that they received this counsel.

Here is the text of the bill http://www.totalcapitol.com/?bill_id=9972

And some excellent analysis from Dr. John McDougall on heart disease and medicine (this has contact info for committee members if you are inclined to voice your support)

http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2009nl/mar/urgent.htm

Sample Letter to Assembly Member

Dear Assembly Member (their name):

I am writing to ask you to vote for AB 1478. Chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes are epidemic in America and California. From my personal experience I know that while drug medication can be of value in emergency situations, drugs ultimately never cure the disease

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