We still don’t know
what life is and yet somehow we know we are alive. We know that the best
conditions for life and evolution involve a recipe of peace, an adequate diet
that provides proper nutrition and the freedom to form meaningful social
But on analysis of
modern life, too many of us live on junk food that provides little more than
enough nutrition to keep us alive; peace has become a luxury and those lucky
enough to have jobs work long hours to make ends meet.
A consequence of our
crazy lifestyle is that the increase in longevity and health that was achieved
following WW2 is beginning to decline. We are seeing epidemics of respiratory
diseases like asthma, lifestyle diseases like diabetes and the overall
strength of the human metabolism is declining.
Some scientists are
speculating that even life on earth will become impossible in the next 30 to
40 years due to the way that we are the grading our environment and killing
each other off. But as well as all of this, new diseases like Ebola are
manifesting that have the capacity to wipe out 90% of our population.
Our capacity to
treat the symptoms of any disease continues to advance and diseases like AIDS
no longer present the same risk to life. However all the technological
solutions for illness are becoming increasingly expensive and the new trade
agreements that are coming into force offer more protection to the
corporations who manufacture health products than the suffering people who
need those products.
Most of the
discussions on these topics are behind closed doors because no one wants to
alarm the public who are becoming less able to afford the cost of healthcare,
and no one wants to offend the corporate masters who have a great deal more
control over our political and social institutions than most people realise.
Few people remember
that what we call modern medicine is less than 100 years old, it
began developing after WW1 and before that we’ve had medical systems that have
endured over many thousands of years. The old medical systems that were well
developed outside of Europe focused more on treating the cause of disease
rather than just the symptoms which is the focus of modern allopathic
Some people think
that the focus of treating symptoms and not the underlying cause is
contributing to the general weakening of our species and making us more
susceptible to disease. There is no doubt that modern medicine with its
technology is brilliant in the examination of the body chemistry, it has
become an exacting science in regards to repairing some bodily structures, but
if this modern allopathic medicine is contributing to the degeneration of our
species, then it’s time we did something about it.
The proponents and
practitioners of modern medicine have been on a grand ego trip and a false
belief that they have power over life and death. But they don’t and it is high
time that modern medicine and the ancient medical systems work more closely
We have seen that to
a certain extent were doctors are now referring patients to yoga classes or to
have massages and even take nutritional supplements because the results of
such activities are so positive and obvious.
During an episode of
“In Conversation With The Mystic” at Duke University Medical School, Sadhguru,
with Dr. Tracy Gaudet and Dr. Mitchell W. Krucoff, looks at integrative
medicine and the need for a holistic approach to health and wellness in modern
healthcare. They discuss the explosion of chronic disease in the US and the
need to remodel the modern healthcare system.
If the old and new medical systems are able to work together more closely
and think of human beings in their entirety instead of just a collection of
bits and pieces, then perhaps we can begin to reverse the trend of degradation
that is currently taking place.
of health would also take into account our environment, we would have to
acknowledge that there are far too many people on this planet and that our
demands on the earth are unsustainable. Therefore to restore our most
fundamental health and vitality we need to understand that we are part of
nature and not something separate from it.