In a time when 'Jewish' and 'Doctor' seem to go together like strawberries 'n cream, you could be forgiven for thinking that Western-based medicine is a Jewish invention. Crack open any list of alumni for pretty much any Med school, and a whole bunch of 'Cohens' and 'Weissbergs' and 'Steinmans' will leap out at you.
But what's so ironic is that the authentic Jewish view of health and wellbeing couldn't be further from the current Western medical model, which believes and teaches that the body's health depends purely on biological and chemical factors.
In the West, most leading medical thinkers, researchers and practitioners have increasingly reduced human health to one big chemical equation. How the patient actually lives, eats, and acts before they get sick is barely examined, and often completely ignored.
But the authentic Jewish view of health has always made physical health a function of a person's character traits (ie, their emotions and their behaviour), and their soul...
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