Stephen Genuis, clinical professor for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, discusses the neglected epidemic of chronic disease in Canada and the flaws in our current health care system. He talks about the increases in many different chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and autism. He also addresses the main flaw in the way the health care system currently works: doctors assess patients, diagnose symptoms and prescribe treatment – doctors treat the symptoms of the illness, not the illness itself.
According to the Centers for Disease Control “virtually all human diseases result from the interaction of genetic susceptibility and modifiable environmental factors” and suggests we can overcome chronic disease if we change our environment. This presentation was a part of the Alberta Institute of Agrologists 11th Annual Banff Conference, March 31-April 2, 2015.