A great initiative has been recently promoted by the Maine Medical Center, which will grow a special crop of plants that will be used only for medicinal purposes.
Many doctors will attend a new preventive medicine residency program that will grant them the opportunity to learn more about the practices of medicinal plants, early detection of health problems, lifestyle change, and healthy eating.
In other words, Maine residents will be provided with the best medical assistance from experts who will do their best to make sure that everyone will be healthy.
According to Paul Bonta, American College of Preventive Medicine associate director, Maine will be the first out of 70 preventive medicine residencies that will have a plant-based department which will represent a valuable asset in the battle with many types of diseases.
This program will focus on nutrition and health. Experts underline that around 70 percent of the source of any disease comes from an unhealthy diet.
People who are couch potatoes and eat junk food have an increased risk of developing health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s, and even cancer.
According to Dr. Christina Holt, program director, doctors will join their efforts with community groups which will come up with excellent strategies regarding nutrition. Food growers will also bring the contribution to this program as they will play a crucial role in improving the public health.
Holt stressed that the doctors would be well-prepared in early diagnosis and healthy lifestyle strategies so that they will focus on vulnerable communities including the seniors and rural residents of Maine.
Scientists understood that early diagnosis and disease prevention are their best bet to maintain the public health and improve the life quality of many Americans. The new residency program will be two years long, and it will be available for doctors who have already completed a residency in a different specialty.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has offered Maine Med a federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant consisting of $950,000 over the next three years to support the new residency program focused on the use of medicinal plants.
The early diagnosis and the disease prevention strategy target to lower the costs of treatments throughout the United States. It is less expensive to deal with a disease in its early stages rather than fighting with it later.
Also, by adopting a healthy lifestyle consisting of an excellent diet made of medicinal plants and nutritious food will not just help you stay away from any disease but it will also be a wise long term investment.