This is scan from a medical journal for an upcoming conference. Wow! The Science and Practice of Obesity Management – I’m sorry, but to me this is just crazy….what have we become as doctors? I know it is in the news all the time, the growing problem of obesity. But now we have medical conference for management of obesity. A conference on managing issues associated with people who are obese. Typical allopathic approach–treating symptoms of the problem, instead of the problem itself. That is, instead of curing the obesity, let’s manage the symptoms and issues you get being obese, namely: high cholesterol, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, gout, GERD, high blood pressure, urinary incontinence, asthma, depression, etc.
I commonly see patients that are on multiple medications, treating multiple problems, that are all stemming mainly from eating too much food, and the wrong type of food, if you could really call what they eat food. The sad thing is a lot of people don’t know any better. They eat what they eat without mindfully thinking, or how they were raised, or because they say they “can’t afford real food”. Some would rather just take a pill for this and that….easier than changing their lifestyle.
My point is not that people are overweight, and we don’t need to manage their issues associated with this, but how much better would it be if we aim at fixing the source of the problem? I know a lot of people struggle daily, trying to lose weight, and are frustrated, depressed, and more. There are some, but I wish I saw more conferences on that subject.
I think homeopathy can help balance a person, and perhaps help them better follow good eating habits, but those habits have to be developed, and learned. That is what needs to be taught, and practiced. Until we detox ourselves, and our society it will continue to be an uphill battle for people.