Before we had very specific and narrow health disciplines, the pioneers in health were those who were the best thinkers. They weren’t neurosurgeons, oncologists, registered dietitians, or dentists. They were philosophers, people who had the right mind to ask the questions that could, even through contemplation alone, move the health field forward.
This includes men like Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine, who was one of the first to understand that illness had a cause and was not simply a result of spiritual wrath. Aristotle, not often remembered for his contributions to health, played a big role in progressing health and medicine forward through his thinking. The same can be said of Sigmund Freud. The list goes on and on.
Of course, over the years as we have learned more about the human body and our universe as a whole, we have developed more specific disciplines that have led us away from thinking about health and nutrition in the way some of these great ancient thinkers used to. There is an obvious benefit to the development of these specializations but I challenge that the removal of philosophy from health has also hurt us.
After spending the last 5 years researching nutrition, health, and exercise I have realized that not all questions regarding our health can be answered with pure science. Questions like: What diet is right for me?, How do I learn to eat intuitively?, Why is it hard to change our opinion about nutrition?, What can I have during a fast? What role does nature play in health care? etc.
I think that being able to spend time thinking on these thoughts and coming up with different routes for answering them is a lost art in health and is one of the reasons why I am so interested in devoting time towards it.
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