We’re publishing an original piece today by Dr. Rachel Nicoll, a post-doc medical researcher, about the enduring problem of chronic disease. These are diseases for which there is no cure, condemning sufferers to live with them for the rest of their lives. Examples of chronic conditions include Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions, dementia, lung disease and cancer. Here is an extract:
Why is there still no cure for chronic diseases? By ‘cure’, I am not referring to medical management through drugs that have to be taken for the remainder of life, I mean a complete reversal of the disease, so that the patient can say, for example, that they no longer have Alzheimer’s disease or diabetes. With the trillions poured into medical research over the last several decades, we can be forgiven for asking what scientists have been doing all this time, as there seems to be very little to show for it in terms of reducing chronic disease. Furthermore, part of the definition of chronic disease includes the damning fact that it has no cure. So according to the current medical model, we apparently cannot prevent chronic disease and nor can we cure it; instead we must take ever-increasing numbers of drugs for the rest of our lives. In 2021, after decades of highly funded research, this is truly shocking. Not only is conventional medicine failing to cure chronic disease but the incidence of all chronic diseases is increasing dramatically.
Worth reading in full.