healthy standard of living

Money can often mean the difference between life and death for someone. We need to be effectively aware of the ties between poverty and illness and we need to fight against the system that causes those in poverty to die from treatable illnesses.

Being poor doesn’t condemn you to death, but being rich gives you on average a much higher success rate. The stresses of poverty can themselves be a primary factor for your mental and physical ailments that cause early or sudden death.

Also, eating healthy can’t always just “fix” cancer. Kale isn’t a treatment for leukemia. Carrots won’t mend broken bones. Taking vitamin supplements won’t bring you back from the brink of death. Eating healthy is important for longevity and improving your standard of living, but scientific advancements and serious medical treatments save more lives than the occasional salad does.