Beyond Normal: A New Vision of Healthcare After COVID

COVID-19 should be a wake-up call to embrace a preventative, holistic approach to health.

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A NATURAL ENEMY

What kind of problem succumbs to domination and control? The kind caused by something from the outside, something Other. When the cause of the problem is something intimate to ourselves, like homelessness or inequality, addiction, or obesity, there is nothing to war against. We may try to install an enemy, blaming, for example, the billionaires, Vladimir Putin, or the Devil, but then we miss key information, such as the ground conditions that allow billionaires (or viruses) to replicate in the first place.

Charles Eisenstein, The Coronation

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AN ALTERNATIVE TAKE

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SAME OLD STORY

There is almost universal agreement among scientists and physicians that the environmental toxins and chemicals to which we are increasingly exposed are interfering with the immune system’s ability to distinguish self from non-self.

Douglas Kerr, M.D., Ph.D.

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BAD INCENTIVES AND BROKEN NARRATIVES

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It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair

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RIGHTING THE SHIP

…Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,

the world offers itself to your imagination,

calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —

over and over announcing your place

in the family of things.

Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

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