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Medicine, Health and Healing: The Changing Paradigm

The problems that exist in the world today
cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them.

–Albert Einstein

There is rarely a day goes by when we don’t hear a complaint about the healthcare system. While we can probably all agree that the system is in need of major change, a closer look reveals that the majority of illnesses prevalent today are directly linked to lifestyle choices. According to the Center for Disease Control, “the profile of diseases contributing most heavily to death, illness, and disability among Americans—such as cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease and stroke), cancer, and diabetes—are among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health problems.”

With a predominance of lifestyle-related illness surely the question becomes, not what’s wrong with the system, rather, what can we do to help the system? How can we each take more responsibility for our own health and well-being and not contribute to the already overburdened healthcare system? Continue reading