Understanding net neutrality and a new book examines treating disease in America

05/15/14 Mary Glenney
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Tags: JODIE GRIFFIN, Net neutrality, The Disease Delusion, DR. JEFFREY S. BLAND


This week on From A Woman's POV we cover Net Neutrality and Medical Challenges in treating disease.

There are BILLIONS, if not TRILLIONS of dollars in “them there hills” – and it is all about digital information. The SEC has to decide – is the ISP a telecommunications carrier in which you decide and choose what you want coming in, or is it an information provider which has some say in your choice? JODIE GRIFFIN, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge will explain this. Public Knowledge preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully. PK continues to fight for net neutrality because paying customers have a reasonable expectation of consistent, reliable, and nondiscriminatory services.

If this is causing your blood pressure to go up – how is that blood pressure being treated? Drugs - and then more drugs to counteract the side effects of those drugs… and on and on? The Disease Delusion by DR. JEFFREY S. BLAND, essentially the founding father of functional medicine challenges the medical paradigm of treating the disease as opposed to optimizing the health of an individual. Perhaps one of the saddest sidebars in the health care battle in the last few years was the focus on the affordability of health care rather than questioning the quality of that health care in which 75-80% of the diseases that actually kill us are being so ineffectually treated. Disease – we have a lot of. Health – not so much. DR. BLAND will discuss this and his new book, The Disease Delusion: Conquering the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life.

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