Healthcare continues to be a fevered debate between Republicans and Democrats. The problem is that throughout this debate neither the politicians nor the media are acknowledging the real reasons that healthcare in this country is floundering. The three reasons that our current system is destined to fail are 1) our modern diet and lifestyle are out of alignment with our genes and our biology, 2) our current system is not well-suited to tackle chronic disease, and 3) our model for delivering care doesn’t support the interventions that would have the biggest impact on preventing and reversing chronic disease. How do we change this? Listen in to find out.
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Drugs & Conventional Medicine
Medical marijuana is in the news frequently, but the topic can be pretty complex. What’s the difference between CBD and THC? Does all medical cannabis make you high? What conditions can it be legally prescribed for? Today I’ll cover the basics and talk about my experience using medical marijuana in my practice.
Chronic disease is shortening our lifespan, destroying our quality of life, bankrupting governments, and threatening the health of future generations. Unfortunately, conventional medicine has failed to adequately address this challenge, and the prevalence of most chronic health problems continues to rise. In this article I explore why that is and outline a new approach to healthcare that would much more effectively tackle the chronic disease challenge.
Medical marijuana is now legal in several U.S. states, but it’s still incredibly difficult for scientists to legally study it. The possible therapeutic uses of marijuana are vast, but more research is still needed. Read on to learn about the most promising potential applications of medical marijuana and the current state of marijuana research.
Antibiotics are necessary and can even save lives, but they are also overprescribed and misused. When antibiotics are prescribed to children for viral (rather than bacterial) illnesses, they are ineffective and can cause lifelong changes to gut bacteria, metabolism, and the immune system. Read on to find out when antibiotics are appropriate, and learn strategies to reduce the need for antibiotics and to protect your children’s microbiome and future health.
Mark and I discuss the failures of conventional medicine, research that supports functional medicine and discovering the underlying roots of illness, and what the future holds for the delivery of care.