It’s called healthcare but it doesn’t always seem like healthcare. In fact, during a time of our biggest medical breakthroughs, people seem to be dying from some of the most preventable things. Wouldn’t it be nice if healthcare actually focused on getting and staying healthy, before we needed to bring the reinforcements?
The fact of the matter is that few people see the monetary value in telling a person they are well. “Go eat some fruits and vegetables and get more sleep. Cut out so much caffeine, that’s just masking an underlying fatigue you’ll need to quench. Exercise.” No advice makes more money than, “Here’s this pill, come back and see me every month.” Something seems broken.
Sure, they are a doctor and I’m (or we’re) not. They went to school a long time. To that, I say, big deal. Now, there are some doctors who are highly regarded and respected, I completely agree and have those sources that I trust. Keep in mind, however, that someone out there is the world’s worst doctor. They might have a piece of paper that says they did stuff but that doesn’t mean you should trust your life to them.
Picture a doctor performing open heart surgery on you. Do you want a doctor who is having a horrible day, running on low sleep, and operating on too much of a drug (caffeine)? It’s not that doctors can’t be human, but they receive compensation accordingly to save lives. They must exemplify as close to perfect as one can get.
Don’t leave your health up to our overpriced, muddied, healthcare system that actually only (maybe) tries to control diseases.
You know what to do. Eat well, exercise, meditate, drink plenty of water, all the basic things you have learned. Now there’s to caring for your health… ahem. Healthcare.