This week, Step One’s mission to help reduce patients’ dependence on medications was featured on CNN.com in their Health section. It provided me an opportunity to recount our journey as a company and highlight the results of our clinical trial.
The response to the article was tremendous. Traffic to our website exploded. My inbox flooded with emails, and not just from friends but from perfect strangers, cheering on our efforts.
Clearly, the article struck a nerve. Perhaps a nerve that should have been struck a long time ago.
The truth is, you can’t cure a health problem if you don’t address the root cause of it. And unless we change the food, we will never cure conditions that are caused in part or in whole by diet.
I have seen first hand what happens when changing food becomes a central component of care: medication lists shrink, diagnoses melt away, patients become non-patients. And Step One Foods exists to help make the transition to a food-based approach in treatment easier – for patients and for physicians.
I don’t pretend we are the complete solution. And I still prescribe medications when dietary interventions yield incomplete results or when the data is overwhelming that people should be on medications regardless of dietary successes. But we must start somewhere, and I hope Step One represents that crack in the dysfunctional medical/food/pharma system that is so needed.
Thank you for your support of our company and our mission. We are humbled and energized by it.
If you haven’t seen the article, please take a couple of minutes to click on it and read it. And if you know of someone who could benefit from our approach, please send them the link. One of the ways we demonstrate that more solutions like Step One are needed is to demonstrate interest in articles such as this one. So please also share with your network and ask them to click and share. This is how movements begin.