Dr. Cooper's Thoughts: Prevention is Better than Cure

Dr. Dona Cooper-Dockery whose a famous TV & Film personality share her thoughts regarding the health industry and how prevention is better than cure.

To her, offering more paths to expose people to healthy choices is part of her “passion ,” she said, “as impacting the world in such a way that being a doctor prescribing drugs cannot even come close to.”

Cooper said more than 80% of the Type 2 diabetics she sees could use healthy lifestyle to reverse or treat their disease. With about a third of Americans who are prediabetic, diabetic, or diabetic and not diagnosed, she predicted healthcare costs could drop if the prevention was the priority in medicine.

She said the pharmaceutical lobby, “Big Pharma,” profits on status quo of the health industry.

“It’s very difficult fighting them, so you fight them through educating the patient,” she said. “We need to get to the patients’ thought — the mind — so that the patient knows they have their health in their hands.

“That is how we can make significant change, not just giving a pill here or there but telling them why they have the disease, what’s the cause of the disease and how to fix the disease from the inside out.”