I think it’s really simple on why our healthcare system fails to produce health. It’s not because our system is only accessible when you’re sick, therefore being a sick care system. It’s not because a lack of insurance coverage for the masses. It’s not because we don’t have a large enough vaccine coverage rate. It’s not because the FDA and government regulations are just subsidiaries of the drug companies. It’s not because of lack of technology, primary care physicians, and testing.
The healthcare epic fail comes down the basic premise of the goal of healthcare. Healthcare has one premise. That’s to remove disease.
Wait, what? Isn’t removing disease a good thing? In theory? Yes. In practicality, nope.
Removing disease is like trying to remove darkness. You can’t do it. Seriously, go into a dark room and try to remove the darkness. Look at your sleeping cell phone and try to remove the darkness of that screen. You’re not going to be able to do it unless…
You add light. If you want to remove darkness, you have to add light. It doesn’t even have to be a big, bright, spot light. It can be the slight glow of your smoke alarm’s red flashing light.
Disease is darkness. Health is light. The ONLY way you’re going to create less disease is by creating more health. This is why this website is called ‘More Health, Less Healthcare.’
For this reason we have a healthcare epic fail. Medicine cannot add light. The best medicine can do is slow down the rate of darkness. Medicine continues to attack darkness with short term results at best. How many ‘fighting (insert diagnoses)’ campaigns are there out there. We have walks for breast cancer, telethons for diabetes, and months dedicated to heart disease awareness.
Those campaigns may have good intentions but all they do is drive the point behind fighting darkness as they answer. Search the internet for amazing health transformations where the individual is touting their medication (fighting darkness). You’re not going to find them. The only time you see that is on a drug commercial from a paid spokesperson or actor. Whenever someone has an amazing health transformation it’s because they put in the work, added light, and stayed consistent.
The body is a self healing, self regulating organism that depends on giving that self healing, self regulating ability what it requires and staying away from what is harmful. If that’s too hard to remember, I’m sure you’re familiar with the song, “this little light of mine” to help you keep perspective.
“This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”
“Hide it under a bushel, No! I’m going to let it shine. Hide it under a bushel, No! I’m going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.”
Your innate genetic ability is your health light. Add fuel to increase this expression. Covering it up won’t get you the results you desire.