In 19th century France, there was a philosophical ‘battle royale’ between two great giants of the scientific world which has shaped western medicine for the last 150 years.
On one side, Louis Pasteur declared: “We must prevent disease and kill disease in order to create health.” Antoine Bechamp disagreed, saying: “No, it is poor environments that lead to poor health and therefore we must create wellness. If we do that, illness will be far from us.”
In this 17 mins must-watch TedX talk, Dr Andy Knox asks the question: “Are we really well?”
Critiquing what has shaped our way of working in healthcare and the impact of massive health inequalities across the UK, Dr Andy Knox, a GP based in North West England and a leader for Population Health across Lancashire and South Cumbria, provides a source of inspiration and ideas.
Through his own experience he offers practical solutions for moving forwards. Andy focuses on the culture that is needed to develop together in order to create real wellness within our communities, including the four cultural foundations of hope, inclusivity, joy and kindness.
Read more from Andy here
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