Ecosystems

We live on a planet where everything is connected. Changes in one place will have some repercussions of various degrees elsewhere.

Our bodies are like the planet we live on. They are well organised, perfectly balanced ecosystems that need to be treated with care and a holistic approach.

Modern medicine, however, seems to have lost the ability to take a bird’s eye view and has in many cases even gone the opposite way, treating each body part as if it existed in total isolation from the rest.

Now, I’m not a medical doctor, but it seems to be logical to me that if you have a broken bone, more often than not, that’s all you need to make sure it’s going to be mended. If for example, your left femur is broken, there is no point in looking at the one on your right leg except ensuring it won’t get a cast when the left leg gets one.

A problem with my stomach though will require a different approach.

The root cause could be coming from a problem in my mouth, something I regularly eat, or even in my intestine. They are all connected and interdependent so when you target one (and sometimes that’s exactly what’s needed) you can’t simply forget the rest. You need to consider how treating one individual organ is going to affect the rest of the body.

I consider myself quite lucky to have a strong healthy body but I see so many people around me, struggling with their health and I’m not totally convinced that the healthcare professionals they trust themselves with, are taking the right approach.

I sincerely hope I’m wrong, not because I don’t want to see people suffer ’cause suffering is part of life, but when suffering is caused by the blinkers that blind us or worse, the ones we trust to know better, then I’d rather we explored alternative ways to avoid it.

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