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19.10.2016

Fiber-rich diet would save millions in healthcare costs

Finns eat fiber less than 15 g / day, while the ideal would be more than 100 g.

This amount could save billions in health care, people would be healthier and happier and not on sick leave so often. The happiness hormone serotonin in the brain comes from the surplus production of stomach bacteria.

The pharmaceutical industry doesn’t like the discussion on bacteria. When even a part of the population learns to feed their intestinal gardens properly and make fecal transplant safely at home all by themselves, pharmaceutical costs will decrease by hundreds of millions.

If the government would enact a law that all ready-to-serve meals should contain a certain amount of fiber the situation could only improve. But the corrupted lobbyist close to the government won’t let that happen.

After all, it’s the same with sugar and alcohol: the current unlimited use of sugar and alcohol keeps the morbidity level high and pharmaceutical sales going nicely.

Isn’t it interesting that the most important Finnish public health authority, National Institute for Health and Welfare, doesn’t even mention dysbiosis or fiber-rich diet in its Current Care Guidelines? Or not even fecal transplant in regard of the treatment of antibiotic resistance, although it can be the cheapest and most effective treatment?
Effective non-pharmacological treatments are missing, but drugs are recommended in abundance. This is such an interesting policy that one is forced to make some obvious conclusions.