18 Jan '12, 11am

The Ecologist meets… Dr Fabrizio Mancini

The Ecologist meets… Dr Fabrizio Mancini

Hugs notwithstanding, one of the most striking statistics in the book (and there are plenty) is that 50 per cent of iillnesses can heal themselves. In other words, there’s no real reason to pop aspirin at the first sign of pain, nor take them every day as a preventative. While the big pharmaceutical companies might beg to differ, Dr. Mancini is horrified by our collective reliance on drugs and thinks that it’s both disempowering and closes our eyes to better alternatives. ‘We live in a world where we’ve been managing symptoms for too long,’ says Dr. Mancini. ‘But they’re not really solving the healthcare problems of today and they’re definitely costing us way too much in order to manage our budgets as a country. So I’m looking for individuals to just think a little bit different, to open themselves up to the possibility that maybe they haven’t explored before because there...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/health_and...

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