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Media Coverage of Lifestyle vs Medicine Option


See a doctor, get a prescription, the current state of medical practice worldwide is based on 'treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions' and not on 'prevention'.

Prevention requires comprehensive testing as a starting point to assess the current state of one's health, even when one is not showing any outward symptoms of illness.

The test results will demonstrate for both those who already have symptoms of illness, and those who do not, what behavioural and/or natural dietary modification should be made to address their health risks.

To assess the impact of behavioural and dietary changes, tests must be repeated periodically.

Comprehensive testing may seem complex to some, especially those who have accepted the historic and ongoing medical establishment's approach to medical care. It may cost some money out of their pocket, a bitter pill to swallow for those accustomed to society (taxpayers/government) paying for their medical care, but as the saying goes 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'.

For now, the media is complicit in propagating the current pharma-centered process for medical treatment. A good example of this is outlined in this article to which I have provided a link below for people to see how subtleties in media coverage, bias the reader's views:

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Med' diet V Statins, no contest


sos007Ambassador in reply to Markl60

Thanks for the link. Did you see the article in the same website about the Neutrophil/Lymphocyte ratio as a biomarker for CVD risk?

sandybrown in reply to sos007

If I ask my GP for these tests I will be told not in NHS guide lines. One interesting point, why is the author of the report using US numbers and units, when he or she is talking about NHS?

At the end of the in UK, It is NHS.

sos007Ambassador in reply to sandybrown

Just because the government doesn't pay for some of these tests doesn't mean that you shouldn't get them. NHS does not have all the answers to health issues. There is new and emerging research on an ongoing basis and the government's response is generally very slow to adapt to new information.

In the end, we are all personally responsible for our own healthcare and we must do what it takes whether our GPs or government guidelines are prepared to help or not.

Markl60 in reply to sos007

Yes I did thanks

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