Adults like to do things their own way, and may prefer hands on, learn by trying rather than following advice. Public health education is about informing and since everyone varies, the goal is to provide information about the range of possibilities that are typical, so individuals can decide for themselves which parts might apply to their own life. Seeking more information on the topic or bringing it up with an individual health care provider is then possible.
What can’t be done by a public health educator is the actual work – cooking the meal, eating the potentially healthy food, or trying the Epsom salt bath or foot-soak.
I care a lot about survival of the human race and about other species and the ecosystem – but I can’t eat healthy foods for other people. I can share links of available research but even that can be varied in helpfulness for the individual because people vary. Not everyone will be helped in the same way by the same experimental treatment.
We have a need for individualized care and physicians and care providers need enough time to do a thorough differential diagnostic process – our current medical/insurance system is making it difficult for health care teams by limiting appointment times and limiting the number of symptoms that can be discussed. Differential diagnostic process requires exploring all of the known symptoms in relation to a variety of possible diagnoses and deciding on treatments to try based on the most likely diagnosis and then modifying the treatment if necessary because the second most likely or even an undiscovered problem might have been the correct condition.
I can work towards making a clinical trial of Epsom salt treatments for people who have symptoms of chronic magnesium deficiency but it takes time and money and approval for the an ethical research design when human patients are involved. I can use pomegranate peel extract for my own health issues and share information about research – but – until funding is available for more clinical research it is unlikely to be recommended as a medical treatment, or paid for by health insurance.
- Whole food based health care has the benefit of being more environmentally sustainable, less processing, less packaging, less additional chemicals used to make a product that can be patented.
- Collection of research regarding potential health and industrial uses of pomegranate peel extract, (doc)
- (Big Pharma – the down side of for profit medication) a
- Health from whole foods is inexpensive – not able to be patent protected.
“A society that keeps cures a secret so they can continue to sell medication for huge profits is not a real society but a mental asylum.” – Alfredo Bowman, also known as Dr. Sebi (Who is Dr. Sebi?) (Usha village alkaline geothermal healing spring water)* (pH in Honduras river water, Figure 19)* (mineral content & pH of a different hot spring resort)* *magnesium would likely be part of the beneficial effects from soaking in an alkaline hot springs.
In the mean time – the goal of public health education is to provide information for individuals to look into for themselves, with their own healthcare team. It is also to look at the larger level of health of the population – is the public on average healthy and happy?
- We are at a transition stage in civilization. Historically there was greater inequality as the last stage ended (Agrarian, Industrial, Information) and society on average adapted newer technology. If we plan ahead we can build a more equal society that also protects the Earth. http://www.insightweb.it/web/files/the_present_crisis_a_pattern_paper.pdf
- Changes in work may lead to a need for more creative workers and more oversight or teaming with robotics or AI software to perform work. Some predictions or expectations about the future direction of work from the World Economic Forum at Davos: https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/five-insights-from-davos-on-the-future-of-work/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sm-direct
- Some changes that are expected with the change in climate and weather patterns can be visualized on a map. Change from 1990 to present day for the U.S./rain, tornado, growing zones, wheat growing region, (https://e360.yale.edu/features/redrawing-the-map-how-the-worlds-climate-zones-are-shifting)
Climate change is real and involves more than carbon dioxide and warming. Scarcity of water and food are likely, change is needed. Building differently now could help make the transition better.
- Article about the paper Deep Adaptation by social scientist Prof. Jem Bendell, https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vbwpdb/the-climate-change-paper-so-depressing-its-sending-people-to-therapy
- This is a crisis: Facing up to the age of environmental breakdown, Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), .ippr.org/research/publications/age-of-environmental-breakdown
“Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them” – Albert Einstein
We need more geniuses preventing problems, because we already have enough problems. It may require intellectuals to solve problems, or just a skilled technician, however looking ahead and making changes that prevent problems is the more economical move, whether a genius or a regular maintenance schedule and skilled technician is a matter of labels, or administrative plans with a reliable budget and adequate oversight of work quality. Children’s proverb: “A stitch in time saves nine.” – repair the minor tear in the clothing now and many stitches will not be needed if the tear is prevented from becoming a large rip. The child is a genius.
“Our grand duty is not to see what lies dimly in the distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” – Thomas Carlyle
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