The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Thomas A. Edison
This quote is something that for the last few years I’m seeing happening, slowly but surely.
Have you noticed it too?
(I will show you some evidence).
This week, on (UK) TV, the Lorraine show, there was a section of the programme about posture with Dr. Hilary Jones.
He talked about how looking after our posture is so important for the general wellbeing.
I was very pleased to see this subject being addressed on TV.
I was disappointed ):
He didn’t say what was causing this poor posture crisis but instead he was promoting products that force the spine stay upright – for the record, I’m not a fan of these products (to discuss another time).
In this blog post I sent out a while ago, I mentioned that doctors (general practitioners or GPs) can’t tell us why we have back pain or what is the root cause for our back/neck or knee pain (or any other musculoskeletal pain).
That is because they don’t know!
You may not know that medical schools are run or sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.
And that medical students (GPs or MDs) study how to suppress health problems with medicine without looking at what caused the health problem in the first place ie. the root cause of the problem.
GPs don’t study biomechanics (how the physical body works) or lifestyle habits like exercise or nutrition that solve many health issues such as musculoskeletal pain, stress, depression/anxiety or diabetes.
All they can do for us is to prescribe medicine to supress whatever the issue is.
To support what I’m telling you here, you can watch this YouTube video of a British GP that has realised that what he learned in medical school is not going to cure chronic diseases and what his approach is now.
In the UK there are now many GPs ‘thinking outside the box’ and living up to the quote above – here are the ones I know of:
If you know of others on this path please do let me know.
My aim with this information is to show you that although GPs do great work they don’t know everything and to help you find other paths to heal.
At the end of the day it is up to us to take responsibility for our health and that means doing our own research and trying things that doctors don’t mention or talk about.
Don’t get me wrong, medicine does have it’s place but it is often not the best solution for many health conditions.
It is human nature to go after a quick fix but when it comes to healing the body or mind there is no such thing as a quick fix.
Instead, the body or mind needs understanding and the healing process starts by looking at the root cause of the problem – your family doctor won’t tell you this because that is not what he/she was trained for.However, I think it is fair to say that doctors are waking up to what holistic medicine professionals have been saying (and prescribing) for 1000’s of years.
Slowly but surely.
PS. At the end of January I’m opening the doors to my exercise programme BETTER POSTURE for a BETTER LIFE. I only open this online programme once a year. If you have been waiting to feel better in your body, get rid of pain and improve your posture don’t delay to feel better. If you miss it this time round you will have to wait for another year.