"Let food be thy medicine".... So we should, --but if only we were able to have access to organic, non genetically modified, vitamin and mineral rich foods... What a mess we have. If you add up the expense of one hospital stay ($7K) the "basic lab draws" ($100) one EKG ($150), one medicine for hypertension ($50-$1200),one for diabetes($50-$1200) diabetic shoes ($150)...$7500/yr!!! Though most people in later years have more than one hospital stay, especially if they have high blood pressure/diabetes, so that's even more-- my point?!? Why not be preventive- it's worth spending the extra on food. You and your loved ones are worth it.