I would like to bring your attention to a very important new book about Functional Medicine by James Maskell. If you have read my ‘About me’ and my posts about the future of Medicine then you will know that this subject is close to my heart.
In this 21st Century we are undergoing huge transitions in Politics, Climate, Money and Medicine and in all of these areas there is a huge disconnect between what people know and what is being practiced. Most patients are horrified that Hospitals now frequently include a MacDonalds or a Costa Coffee; that Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy departments frequently have bowls of sweets on the reception and leaflets encouraging the intake of calories by eating more dairy and sugar. At the same time there has been a massive rise in the demand for Naturopathic and Complementary Medicine, for organic food, Farmer’s Markets, supplements and Alternative treatments. The cost of our healthcare is escalating at a tremendous rate but so is the rate of chronic ill-health and at the same time we have fewer Doctors training or wanting to remain in the profession because it is such a struggle to give patients the time and education they need. The system is failing but it is not all bad news and Functional Medicine is showing that there is a better way – as James explains in this book ‘The Evolution of Medicine – Join the Movement to solve Chronic Disease and Fall Back in Love with Medicine’ Free for a limited time as a Kindle Book……check it out!