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(My first attempt at posting went awry)
Albert Einstein said: "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
Folks: The 'elephant in the living room' is this: We have incorrectly defined the term/word "health". Currently we, in the USA, default to the WHO's definition for health which basically says that health is two things:
1- when you are not sick...and
2- when you feel, more or less, well
This is a poor definition for numerous reasons that I will not go into. Our whole health care paradigm (even so-called health promotion) is based on this erroneous definition. And remember, you can NOT fix a broken paradigm.
Each day in my office as a wellness-based chiropractor in a quiet suburb we engage in true health promotion using the following concise and holistic definition:
'Health is one's level of function from the cellular level to the social level.' Once you get the definition correct, then you have a precise and clear target to aim at. Also, many of the conventionally-popular health care interventions begin to look non-sensical.
If by some miracle of rational thinking (at the policy-making level) we were to broadly adopt this definition, we would immediately be half-way to solving our "health crisis" (not health care crisis). A crisis that is truly the greatest threat to our nation's autonomy and very existence.
John J. Collins, DC CCSP
posted 3 years, 10 months ago
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