Possibly the Best #Health Advice You Could Get!

March 2, 2012
61 Views

 

 

1309953786_9781780660004-web_w185_h300

I’m reading The Patient Paradox – about the medicalisation of the healthy.

 

McCartney is a GP and she puts this so simply and eloquently, I had to share:

 

 

1309953786_9781780660004-web_w185_h300

I’m reading The Patient Paradox – about the medicalisation of the healthy.

 

McCartney is a GP and she puts this so simply and eloquently, I had to share:

Don’t smoke.
Don’t drink excessively, and not every day.
Eat a wide variety of foods, mainly fruits and vegetables. Excercise daily, and if you can, make it sociable.
Have a job you like.
See people and do things you enjoy.
Stay reasonably trim.
And don’t be poor.

McCartney, M (2012), The Patient Paradox, Why sexed up medicine is bad for your health, London Pinter & Martin 

That’s it folks. I guess, largely, we all know that. But in the search for ever more complicated external reasons for what we are led to believe is the apparent fragility of our own state of health, the charge is that we are over-doing it, searching for illness, when we should be maintaining health.

I like the fact that she covers physical, nutritional and mental health, and is clear about the social determinants of health.

There’s a lot more on modern medicine’s tendency to turn healthy people into patients at the cost of their health and the finances of the health system. But for now, that’s my favourite. 

 

Permalink | Leave a comment  »

You may be interested

What to Look for in Patient Solutions Software
eHealth
365 views
eHealth
365 views

What to Look for in Patient Solutions Software

Robert Cordray - August 17, 2017

The medical sector is one area where technology has had a significant impact, largely by providing tools that simplify many…

Can Natural Remedies Like RediCalm Decrease Stress and Anxiety?
Wellness
2 views
Wellness
2 views

Can Natural Remedies Like RediCalm Decrease Stress and Anxiety?

Ryan Kh - August 16, 2017

According to research from the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the…

How to Alleviate Stress Related Insomnia
Specialties
400 views
Specialties
400 views

How to Alleviate Stress Related Insomnia

JohnHenning - August 15, 2017

Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep every night? You aren't alone. According to multiple studies, including one…