The Case Against Doctors Providing Lifestyle Advice

( see also “Medicine vs. Health” elsewhere on this site. Major point: health is purely preventative, medicine (science) is purely corrective. )

On the surface it appears that the world would be a better place if we just educated doctors to provide good lifestyle advice mixed in with their doctoring, but look a little deeper: even now people everywhere are abdicating far too much of the personal responsibility for health to doctors. Think how much worse that would be if we ...

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Stop Calling Medicine “Healthcare”

“I know you’ve heard this before, but it’s worth saying again: health is not what doctors do. “

Doctors do medicine. Doctors diagnose. Doctors do remedies. Doctors do emergency life-saving procedures.

That’s not news. Here’s what is news:

None of those things are health. Health is the stuff that keeps you from needing any doctors do in the first place. We fail ourselves when we get that confused.

Now for the really strange part: most people now believe that “health” is what ...

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