Is the way that we think about disease, diagnose disease, and treat disease today making us healthier?
Not at all, says Dr. Mark Hyman, who tells Big Think medicine today is stuck in a 20th century paradigm. In other words, the system hasn't yet caught up with the science. To counter this, we need to create health, not just treat symptoms. Hyman believes we need to rethink human biology as a system, as opposed to a bunch of disconnected parts that we treat with pills.
In order to become the CEO of your own health, Hyman argues, we need to better understand the environment around us, the impact it has on human biology, in order to allow our bodies to become "a better expression of our genes."