Saturday, May 10, 2008

Introduction to Personal Health Freedom

I believe in Personal Health Freedom.

What is personal health freedom? I'm not sure. I have many thoughts and ideas. As I research, think, discuss and learn, they keep shifting and changing.

What is Personal Health Freedom? Three words.

Personal. What is personal? Personal is about people. People taking responsibility for their health, and making their own health decisions. Is personal different from 'individual' - of course. Personal is not about corporations (which have similar legal status to individuals), not dogs, nor white mice.

Health. Health is deeper and wider than 'medical'. Medicine is what you take when you are sick. A doctor is someone you visit when you are unhealthy. What do you do to optimize your health?

Freedom. A big word. Overused, and totally mis-understood as a result. Personal Health Freedom takes us back to the basics of freedom. Freedom of a person to make their own decisions about their own body.

What is this blog?

This blog is about Personal Health Freedom, a concept I am trying to explore and understand.

This blog is my tool for working out the details. Read, learn, discuss, argue, agree with me and we can work it out together.

This blog is living, growing and changing. As I learn, I will edit posts, possibly even posts that are very old.... I will say things, change my mind, and change what I have said. There are some who believe a blogger should never edit what was posted - only issue statements of apology or correction. I'm not one of those. If you point out an error, inconsistency, or make a better suggestion, I'll do my best to fix it.

Help me to understand Personal Health Freedom with your comments.
Tracy is the author of two book about healthicine: