How Will a RBE Resolve Health Problems?
Recently on TZM Blog, some attention has been paid to health and medicine. A resource-based economy would provide humans with education, clean air, water, food and a cleaner socio-psychological environment, solving many of our health problems. However, if we want to remedy the many health problems that still linger, then our model of modern medicine will require some examination and contemplation.
In today's monetary systems, abhorrent behavior such as murder and environmental destruction is met by policing and/or a legal system which takes action after the abhorrent behavior has occurred. It is always too late to undo the damage done. In a resource-based economy, by providing the necessities for life to thrive, the environment does not perpetuate or reward the behaviors seen today and hence most crimes will be prevented. Just as the movement has adjusted its mindset in this regard, we must also adjust the way we understand health and illness. The best medicine must be preventative rather than reactive. But in order to proceed on the right course of action, we must also find the underlying root cause of illness. Here are some materials which at the very least, can make us question what we take for granted, but may also help radically change the way we think about many diseases and our healthcare system.
Raymond Francis, M.Sc., author of Never Be Sick Again
Roadmaps to Ultimate Health and Choosing Supplements
This model supports the "critical mass" concept presented in "The Human Health Matrix..."
Gary Taubes, investigative journalist, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat
The work of (or in support of) Dr. Peter D'Adamo, naturopath, author of Eat Right for Your Type, Live Right for Your Type, and Change Your Genetic Destiny
Gut Microbes Establish Your Identity
What is the blood type diet?
The Ghost in Your Genes
If the information these authors presented proves valid, then we will need to rethink some methods of economizing. For instance, even though large scale dining facilities are more material/time/energy efficient than a thousand household kitchens, they may not be great at accommodating the different individualized medical needs. Also, if human health depends as heavily on animal products as plant products, then it would be in our interest to further develop more yielding and "ethical" methods of meat production such as petri dish meat:
I think the quality and longevity of life in a resource-based economy will be unlike anything we've ever seen. But in the meantime I hope I've been helpful as a catalyst of thought, and that these materials can improve our health in the present.