Family Health Revolution Episode 1 “The Medicalized family”
Are We Patients or People?
Every day we can observe how we in our western modern society encounter, sometimes create, and succumb to illness through exposure to pathogens and other environmental factors (sometimes within our control, and sometimes out of our control) and lifestyle choices (sometimes knowingly and sometimes not knowing the dangers), then want quick fixes such as medications to make them go away. We want to feel better, and we have been taught that there is a pill for every ill. This practice has become habitual. This is what we know to be true. This is how we think we get better. Medications and professional intervention have replaced nutrition, herbal remedies, rest, sleep, family support, and play. Many of us have handed our healthcare over to others without remembering that there is infinite wisdom within our selves, in our communities, and the natural world around us.
But there is another way to look at health, another more enjoyable, empowering way to regain and maintain the health of our families.