Whole Foods CEO thinks food can replace health care

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An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, according to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey.

He’s drawing criticism from the medical community and Twitter pundits alike after telling listeners of Freakonomics Radio that Americans just wouldn’t need comprehensive health care — if only they ate better.

“I mean, honestly, we talk about health care. The best solution is not to need health care,” said Mackey, in the Nov. 4 interview with Freakonomics host Stephen Dubner that’s going viral Tuesday after being reported by CNBC.

“The best solution is to change the way people eat, the way they live,

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