Although modern medicine’s first inclination is to fight disease, Bryan Jackson, cancer and heart attack survivor, suggests a friendlier approach- one that not only helps slow or reverse disease but helps the whole person.
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The American healthcare system does not focus on establishing healthful behavior, but on responding to disease, and it relies on technology to do so. Trends in life expectancy and chronic disease incidence rates suggest that this disease response system is not very effective, despite improvements in some areas of response.
The health care system today is not equipped to establish health, or even prevent disease. Instead, it responds to disease, and it relies on technology to do so. The widespread, and still spreading, use of drugs illustrates this reliance on technology.
Malnutrition, including the dietary patterns that produce obesity and chronic disease, is the number one cause of death today, killing millions worldwide every year. Its costs to both individuals and societies continues to grow, despite being largely ignored by healthcare policy institutions, the media, and the public.
We all know that the US medical system isn’t perfect. But sometimes, it can be downright scary. What you are about to read isn’t a trick or treat; so beware and prepare for chills as you learn these terrifying truths about the US healthcare system.