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  • Writer's pictureCampbell Will

New Era of Healthcare

It is happening. 

We are entering a new era of healthcare. 

Whenever we go through big transitions like this, some people get left behind, holding on to an outdated model. 

Others thrive, adapting and evolving to the new and improved way of doing things.

That transition is happening now.

We are at a tipping point where we are seeing deteriorating health outcomes, lower life expectancy, and an overburdened healthcare system. 

As a species we’ve never been sicker. 

We are facing a new category of issues, and right now our management strategies are stuck in the 20th century.

The question I invite you to ask is, will I stick with the old, or will I move with the new?

Let’s start with what the current healthcare model looks like:

It is a diagnostic based, pharmaceutical driven, symptom management model. 

Let’s break that down.

Look at the definition for diagnosis: 

”the identification of the nature of an illness or problem by examination of the symptoms”

Herein lies the problem. 

Different people experience different symptoms from a variety of problems. 

So when we use symptoms as the basis of diagnosis (and then base our treatment on that diagnosis) we are taking a shot in the dark.

We then move to symptom management. 

I mean, look at the language. 

It isn’t symptom reversal or symptom prevention. 

It is symptom management

We wait until someone has develops a set of symptoms then just try to prevent them from getting worse.

And finally, the infiltration of the pharmaceutical industry means that for every ill there is a pill. 

It’s easier to throw a prescription at someone, which is designed to manage a set of symptoms (and let’s be honest, create a whole other set of symptoms) then it is to investigate root cause, look at someone’s movement, lifestyle, nutrition and take the necessary steps to educate them as to how their body works and what the appropriate steps are to reverse disease and create health.

So the current medical system in a nutshell is … Wait until someone presents with disease or dysfunction. Use their symptoms as a basis to give them a diagnosis. Prescribe a pill to manage those symptoms. 

It’s reactive and if you look at current health outcomes, it’s pretty damn ineffective too.

So what does the new model of healthcare look like? 

Well I’m glad you asked.

It is a preventative and proactive focus on health creation that targets the foundations of human biology.

Let’s unpack that.

Firstly, we stop waiting for illness to strike before doing something about.

Do you wait until your car breaks down before you get it serviced? 

No, there is that little sticker that says ‘service on this date’ or after this many kilometres.

We must help people engage in consistent practices to keep illness at bay. 

These things don’t have to be complex - in fact let me tell you exactly what they are: 

  • Sleep

  • Stress

  • Sunlight

  • Movement

  • Food

  • Connection (to self, others and nature)

  • and Purpose.

Next, we look at health not as an outcome, but as a behaviour. 

Health is something we do, not have.

Being healthy comes from practicing health. 

Practicing health comes from intentional behaviour. 

This becomes much easier when we are armed with an understanding of the body.


Skills instead of pills. 

Education instead of Medication.

All of the requirements of health I just mentioned are skills

Currently these skills simply aren’t taught. 

Which is why there is such reliance on medicine to try and dig ourselves out of the whole we’ve put ourselves in.

When we focus on creating health rather than fighting disease.

When we become proactive rather than waiting for things to break.

When we empower individuals to take health into their own hands.

We see change.

That is the new era of health care that is upon us.

One that treats the person, rather than the problem.

Let's step into this new era of healthcare together.


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