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Rethinking Illness, Rethinking Medicine

The founding mission of Root Resolution Health is to support folks in (or even lead them to) a new way of thinking about illness and health, observing that (with a handful of exceptions) prescription drugs and surgery don't really fix anything, only mask more fundamental problems. The "drug it out, cut it out" approach that doctors & nurses learn in medical school works great for infectious disease and emergency room medicine (and we're grateful for that), but where chronic illness is concerned it's not the path to creating and sustaining true health. 

A functional medicine "root cause" approach might be greeted by some as heretical, but if you strip away a lifetime of "match the pill to the ill" cultural programming, approaching illness and health with questions like "how?" and "why?" suddenly seems like common sense. After all, it's at the very foundational level— assimilation, elimination, signaling, nutrient (& hormone) sufficiency and detoxification capacity— that the elements of health and wellness lie.

Guy Raz and Siddhartha Mukherjee (of "Emperor of All Maladies" renown) put together a 12-minute "soil vs. seed" clip about this a few years back, as part of a series on "Rethinking Medicine" for the TED Radio Hour. While Mukherjee's specific example is about stem cells, the concept of building up from a solid foundation is the same. I can hear the voice of one of my naturopathic instructors in my head this very moment, "Fix the terrain, fix the terrain." And so we do.

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PEOPLE ARE TAKING THEIR HEALTH CARE INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AS NEVER BEFORE.

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 “One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine." *

Sir William Osler, MD
Founder, Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Royal Society of Medicine, London
(*not including immunizations)

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