Yesterday, I was watching a Ted talk that said the future medicine is personalized medicine.
As far as I can tell, this means medical care that takes into account that patients are individuals.
It acknowledges that each of us is different, has different genes, and will have diverse responses to various types of treatments.
I was nodding my head in agreement, thinking, “Isn’t that fantastic!!…”
Until, I realized that this meant that our medicine isn’t currently “personalized”.
That most of it is just a shot in the dark…
If you’re genes, life circumstances and whatever else, happen to line up those of the folks that participated in a clinical trial, maybe that drug they tested on them, will work as well on you.
If not, too bad.
Hopefully, at least someone will learn from using you as guinea pig.
Anyway, it made me think that most diets, health and exercise advice fall into this category of ‘not personalized.’
And really nobody can personalize a way of eating and moving that works for you, except you.
And in order to that you need some skills.
Or the time and desire to make health research your number one priority.
Or the stamina to wait a long time while hoping you eventually figure things out.
However, we say it’s much easier, efficient, and effective to invest a little bit of time upfront and learn the simple (but not so obvious) skills that will allow you to create your own personalized health plan.
So you won’t have to keep shooting in the dark, and hoping that the next fad is the one that finally works for you.
For your own dose of personalized medicine (that you prescribe yourself), join us at:
Kate (& Jason)