Not all doctors agree on the best ways to prevent disease. But one thing is certain… the way medicine is currently practiced hasn’t done much to stem the rising incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
U.S. medicine focuses primarily on treatment—not prevention. As a result, the innovations for treating disease have become better, and the chances of surviving disease (once it is detected) have improved.
But it shouldn’t have to be this way, especially when the technology to see inside the human body has never been more advanced or more revealing. Heart disease shouldn’t progress to the point where open heart surgery is necessary to save one’s life. Cancer can be detected before it metastasizes to other parts of the body requiring more aggressive and potentially toxic treatments. The risk of stroke can be detected long before an individual is in danger of having one.