If anything else, the role of innovators is to challenge the conventional wisdom. But, blowing things up, poking your fingers in the eyes of vested interests and ignoring conventional wisdom often come with serious consequences.
We live in a time where antibiotics are the answer to everything. Ear infection? Antibiotic. Sore throat? Antibiotic. Coughed twice today?…You get the picture. You schedule with your family medical doctor, you are examined for about 2 minutes, get a script, stop by the pharmacy, and on your way to wellness right? What if this common, seemingly harmless medical advice that we’ve been receiving for years, is drastically promoting the increase of super bugs and making our population, especially our kids, sicker than ever?
Nearly 2/3 of Americans are classified as either pre-hypertensive or hypertensive. And of those, only about 50% have their blood pressure under control.
An opinion piece was recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine with the provocative title: “No wonder no one trusts us.” The writer, a doctor, imagines a dialogue with a patient - Mr. Jones - based on the shifting recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force about prostate cancer screening.
Ancel Keys, arguably the most influential nutrition scientist of the past half century or so, died in 2004 at the age of 100. Keys invented the “K ration,” named for him, that provided our deployed military with portable and complete nutrition.
We've all heard the advice that entrepreneurs should get EVERYTHING in writing.
I had a crew from Good Morning America in my home a couple of months ago to film an interview about the documentary, What the Health. Along with everyone else, I wait to see what sound bites survive from roughly an hour of detailed commentary.