I Had a Dream

by | Oct 12, 2010 | Politics of Healthcare | 0 comments

I dreamed of a new,  altogether different kind of medical school.

To train to be a doctor in this new school, you began with a total commitment to learning how to improve your own health.

First year students studied how to improve their diet and all the health benefits that could occur.  Of course, at the same time they had to learn the relevant scientific subjects:  the chemistry of nutrition, digestion, absorption, and so on.  The physiology of the stomach, intestines, etc.

The second year they learned to improve their health through exercise.  And also studied the anatomy of the skeleton and muscles, how the brain directs movement, and how the heart and blood vessels respond to exercise demands.

Next they worked on meditation and other ways to modulate their mental state.  And delved deeply into the functioning of the brain and nervous system.

You get the idea.

It’s quite different from the philosophy of today’s medical schools.

Would you like to be treated by a doctor who had attended this new type of medical school?

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