Simple Answers

Simplify, simplify, simplify.” Einstein

It is a mistake to imagine that complex disease may not be solved by simple approaches or that their causes are not simple. The grave danger that terms such as ‘multifactorial’ or ‘complex’ is that they may justify the belief that solutions will come only from large and expensive managed projects rather than from simpler approaches.”[1]

“Doc, how can the answer to the many problems I have be so simple?”

I hear this question every week, mostly from patients who have been indoctrinated by our chaotic Health Care system that thrives on the illusion of complexity. There are many reasons for this, chief among them is motivating people through fear, confusion, and uncertainty. Then, they are more likely to unquestionably accept quick pharmaceutical treatments that divert their attention from the “man behind the curtain.” If patients were taught about gut and cellular health they would be able to act on those issues, and thus begin the process of healing their metabolism.

My main job when you come to see me is to earn your trust so that you accept the simplicity of the treatments I discuss; then, and only then we may be able to put Humpty-Dumpty back together again. I have addressed these SIMPLE concepts repeatedly in my newsletter and blogs. I hope you take the time to review them. A practical way to do so is to go through my pictorial slides by clicking on “48 minutes health presentation.”

You may also read this issue of the Journal Science, Here are a few of the main points therein:

  • “The therapeutic revolution that transformed medicine in the 50’s and 60’s has petered out.”
  • “Diseases don’t exist in their own right, but as alterations in complex systems of homeostasis. Medicine has little regard for complete description of how a myriad of pathways result in any clinical state.”
  • “Clinical science is as basic to medicine as biochemistry.”
  • “Clinical science remains distinct: solving disease based on the experience of seeing, thinking about and treating individual patients. How did we forget?”
  • “When perturbed, networks alter their output of matter and energy which, depending on the environmental context, can produce either a pathological or a normal phenotype.”
  1. “The Puzzle of Complex Diseases,” J. Science 2002;296:605-792
Hugo Rodier, MD is an integrative physician based in Draper, Utah who specializes in healing chronic disease at the cellular level by blending proper nutrition, lifestyle changes, & allopathic practices when necessary.

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