These statistics clearly reflect the mammoth failure of conventional medicine. Autoimmune diseases are skyrocketing. Today’s children will have a shorter lifespan compared to their parents. Imagine if this was happening to the animals in the zoo. Common sense says, first look at the food they are eating and the environment they live in. Why are we ignoring it when it comes to humans?
We, humans, love the idea of a silver bullet. If there is uncertainty about the payoff for our efforts, we panic. On the contrary, white coats offer a sense of comfort. The pills they prescribe offer instant relief from pain. Our debilitating thought process, fueled by capitalistic gains in the industry, has brought us into this vicious cycle. We start believing there is a pill for every illness. In this thought process, we miss the most essential aspect. Whatever conventional medication does to “fix” us is only a temporary bandage. The root cause of the illness was never addressed.
Conventional medication evolved when acute illnesses and infections were rampant. The same paradigm of treatment doesn’t apply to chronic autoimmune diseases. It can be caused by a myriad of things like stress, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, and a sedentary lifestyle.
Modern medicine has never looked beyond the existing paradigm. This has led to suppressing symptoms with drugs and sometimes surgery. For example, if we visit a doctor for symptoms related to high blood pressure or diabetes, we will be given pills to suppress blood pressure or sugar levels for the rest of our lives. If doctors conduct a detailed analysis of the current lifestyle and suggest improvements, then it is highly likely that the root cause may be addressed. However, unfortunately, the emphasis is never on the root cause.