The Shortcomings of Modern Medicine in Diagnosing Future Health Issues in Children and How to Address ThemFeb 06, 2023
Table of Contents:
- The Limitations of “Sick-Care”
- The Importance of Early Detection and Prevention
- Taking Your Health into Your Own Hands
- The Solution: A Preventative Approach
Are you aware of your children’s and your own health status? It’s no secret that modern medicine has made significant advancements in diagnosing and treating various diseases and conditions. However, this system, often referred to as “sick-care,” continues to fall short in its ability to diagnose future health problems and prevent them from occurring in the first place. In this post, we’ll explore the limitations of modern medicine and the importance of early detection and prevention, especially in children.
The Limitations of “Sick-Care”
The reliance on symptoms as the basis for diagnosis is one of the biggest limitations of modern medicine. This approach often results in diagnoses being made too late in the progression of a disease, making it harder to treat and reverse the damage. Additionally, the “one size fits all” approach to treatment in modern medicine fails to take into account the unique biology and genetics of each individual. This can result in treatments that are ineffective or even harmful to certain individuals, especially children.
The Importance of Early Detection and Prevention
A significant opportunity for prevention lies in the early detection of health issues through thorough screening tests, starting from a young age. Unfortunately, most children are not being screened thoroughly or not at all, leading to a lack of early detection and intervention. This can result in diseases progressing and causing significant harm. Moreover, the neglect of markers such as blood sugar and high cholesterol levels in children by pediatric doctors due to a lack of knowledge only exacerbates the problem.
Taking Your Health into Your Own Hands
As a parent, I have experienced firsthand the limitations of modern medicine in diagnosing future health issues in children. When I asked my pediatrician to test my children for markers such as cholesterol and sugar, I was met with resistance. The results came back high, but the doctor dismissed it as “normal” and offered no suggestions for how to address the issue. This experience prompted me to take my children’s health into my own hands and with some research and changes in lifestyle, I was able to resolve the issue within three months.
The Solution: A Preventative Approach
By incorporating a more preventative approach, including thorough screening tests from a young age, and ensuring that pediatric doctors are equipped with the knowledge to recognize markers like blood sugar and high cholesterol levels in children, we can better diagnose and treat future health issues in the general population.
As someone with experience navigating the metabolic markers of children and adults, I am happy to help anyone who needs it. If you or your children are in need of assistance, feel free to reach out to me. I am here to help.