Hormone Health A BALANCED BODY BEGINS HERE
It's important to understand that everything we do interacts with everything else. We don't need healthcare in the old-fashioned way of looking at it, which is generally focused on treating individual symptoms instead of looking at the body—at each person—as a whole. Rather, we need to look at disease prevention and better quality of life.
TREATING THE WHOLE PATIENT This is different than treating someone with acute trauma—say, someone who was injured in a car accident, suffered a gunshot wound, or had a heart attack. There's a certain formula to diagnosing and treating those in acute distress, and conventional medicine is very good at treating those conditions—but what it ultimately boils down to is that some people get better, and some people don't.
For a long time, I wondered why that was the case. I ran a trauma center for the first five years of my career and knew, for example, that it wasn't because my staff wasn't trained well or didn't understand the procedures. But one day it dawned on me that we need to be practicing “everyday medicine”—that is, the prevention of disease rather than chronic care. Rather than wait for people to become ill so we can treat them according to that acute care formula, we must prevent the trauma from the start.