Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  I woke up a few days ago and thought of this day, struck by a new perspective.  Despite the fact that half of this reading list was not around when MLK was, in Ghandi style, fighting for equality, if we all take a step back and look at the underlying tones of his rhetoric, then what you'll see is a man leading millions in a battle for something that was simple and logical.  Simplicity and logic.  It has been 48 years, 4 months, and 16 days since the famous "I Have a Dream" speech.  How inspiring...to stand before thousands and TEACH people the many flaws in a long held belief that made zero sense, while reminding people of simple and logical truth. 

I feel like it's going to take some similarly inspired movement, perhaps culminating in a speech witnessed live by thousands at the Washington Monument with millions watching at home, to make the dent necessary for our healthcare system to change.  For decades, we've sat back and allowed a shattered "health" system that has turned YOUR LIFE and MY LIFE into some weird science experiment to remain the dominant force that makes up 95% of our healthcare in the United States.  The medical system is based on a simple premise that doctors and PhDs are smarter than the extremely intelligently designed human body.  Therefore, if something goes wrong and a condition arises, then the premise continues that they are smart enough to create a chemical concoction or come up with a procedure to fix the problem and right the wrong. 

Well, let me take you back, if I may, to Adam and Eve (to be used as examples).  Then, as it is now and has been for thousands of years, Adam and Eve came to be by intelligent design by a higher power.  How do we know this?  Well, I'd say it is simple and logical.  Not a man on the planet can tell his reproductive system to produce sperm or direct his sperm like a remote control car to find an egg.  Neither can any woman on the planet make decisions for her egg as to what sperm mates with that egg, no more than she can say, "Alright, go go Gadget brainstem" and the brainstem forms.  No, that's not how it works and we, logically, know that to be true.  An intelligent design was put in place that has worked the same way now as it did all those many years ago. 

What will it take for us to get out of own way?  It will start with a logical, simple understanding that we aren't smarter than what was far more intelligently designed.  Without a single thought in the process, our bodies develop in utero, are born nine months later, develop further to maturity, and spend (on average) 80+ years maintaining, replenishing, and sustaining themselves until we expire.  If a problem arises inside the body, then the solution to the problem will come from inside the body, as well.  It's just simple physiology. 

Like MLK, I have a dream.  My dream is that one day, my kid grows up in a society where his/her generation looks at health with some common sense.  I dream that if he/she follows in my footsteps, then the general public will roll their eyes when the latest and greatest "wonder drug" is introduced instead of rolling their eyes at people that are trying to help them understand and achieve HEALTH.  In order for my dream to come true, we all have to change the way we do things...

Thinking good things for you, as always,

-Dr. Chad