Lifestyle Medicine Will Be The Saviour Of Health Budgets World Wide
In every developed country you look at you will find a health budget in tatters, utterly destroyed by governments lack of direction. Money is thrown at pharmaceutical companies, universities and anything else that is developing treatments for diseases, but the section of health that could reduce suffering and government expenditure the most practically goes unnoticed.
Currently it is acknowledged that 70% of the worlds diseases are lifestyle diseases, not communicable, bacterial or virus and yet this is where the lion’s share of the money goes. Politicians claim to be clever and working in the best interest of their country but their actions suggest otherwise.
Prevention and reversal is the hall mark of lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is the fastest growing branch of mainstream medicine because of it’s pragmatic approach to dealing with disease. If the evidence does not support an intervention then it is not used.