Day 30: Doctor of the Future

day 30

 

This is so incredibly true.  It’s just too bad that there is so much money to made in keeping people unhealthy and sick.  People are on all types of pills to “cure” one disease, which then has side effects and creates and feeds another disease.

The last time I was at the doctor for my yearly physical (because hey, it’s free!) I had a raspy voice and decided to ask her about it.  I had never lost my voice before, but otherwise felt fine.  Naturally, as a Millenial, I had already checked WebMD, read several yahoo questions and done quite a bit of research on possible causes before heading into the doctor, the “trained professional”.   Instead of offering suggestions on possible causes, and what to do differently to try to prevent losing my voice in the future, she proceeded to write out TWO different over-the-counter drugs that I might try for 6-8 weeks to see if symptoms would get better.

I think I left her recommendations sheet on the table in the room.  I went home, drank some herbal tea, got some sleep, and my voice came back within the next day or two.

I hope in the future that more and more people continue to realize that eating healthy in the first place is the first step to preventing diseases, and that drugs aren’t always the best option.  Perhaps someday, as Thomas Edison has stated, there will be a massive industry for keeping people healthy.  I’d like to think our society would be a whole lot happier then too.

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