This is an excellent piece. I’ve always wondered how anyone can fathom how inciting “war” on anything (or actual war) will solve a problem. Declaring war almost always furthers and exacerbates a problem (the “war” on drugs, the “war” on terrorism, etc.).
The medical community needs to completely alter their mindset around their approach to health. They need to remember that they’re in “health” care. I am a two-time cancer survivor, and I was absolutely shocked that never in all of my treatment/care plans did any of my care teams discuss nutrition with me. I did all of the research, etc. surrounding nutrition on my own. When we’re looking at healthcare, shouldn’t we begin with the “roots”, which is nutrition and basic self-care?
I’m thrilled to see a physician calling things out as they really are. This is not to say that there aren’t fantastic people who really did get into medicine for the right reasons, but it’s so clear that the politics of that industry (traditional medicine) have left actual patient care sadly behind.