Health is more than the absence of disease!
Australia (and most countries of the “first world” for that matter) no longer has a health care system; instead we have developed a disease-management system.
It’s a system that relies heavily on pharmaceutical medicines and surgery, while ignoring the majority of preventive measures and simpler treatment alternatives. How can a system whose priority (by law) is shareholder profits help people maintain or regain their health? Few people realise that there is another way of looking at healthcare…
Preventative medicine (PM) offers a better alternative to the current system: Health is more than the absence of disease!—Placing emphasis on prevention, PM fosters long-term health, and if you get sick, conventional drug and surgery approaches are used sparingly and/or as a last resort.
Our current system works in the opposite direction… Drugs and surgery are employed first, and only when the patient has exhausted all conventional avenues, he or she will sometimes turn to alternative therapies or nutritional interventions out of sheer desperation, unguided and at their own expense.
A great deal of the diseases we are trying to ‘manage’ in this manner are lifestyle-related, and if you don’t address the root cause, you’ll never get better. Applying band-aids will absolutely do nothing to fix the underlying cause. In fact, some of these band-aids can suppress symptoms tricking you into thinking that your problem is gone while the major and minor causes of your condition continue to thrive and will resurface in time.
So next time you are in need of support for a long-standing health issue, consider seeing your local Naturopathic practitioner first and look to identify what diet, lifestyle and/or environment factors are ‘driving’ your illness.
At Core Naturopathics we work closely with GP’s where required and offer the ‘best of both worlds’ so to speak.