138. How Functional Medicine and Community Health Insurance Cure Chronic Disease, Increase Longevity and Save Money | James Maskell
James Maskell (@mrjamesmaskell) is the founder of Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference and KNEW Health, a transformation alternative health-sharing insurance model. He’s health advocate and entrepreneur, that’s spent a decade encouraging a shift from conventional western medicine toward a wellness-centered, functional medicine model—starting with the doctors themselves. He’s also the founder of the Evolution≠ of Medicine, a community e-commerce platform for highly customized , tools, products, and services, to embark on a new way of managing healthcare. His book of the same name is available now. James lectures internationally and has been featured on TEDMED, Huffpost Live, TEDx, the HuffingtonPost and more.
In today’s episode we discuss:
- What Western healthcare got wrong with medicine and health
- Ways to fix the healthcare incentive problem, which actually work
- How growing up on a commune influenced James’ life
- The problem with pharma’s quick-fix silver bullet
- Why James decided to reinvent the healthcare system
- How community and belonging can beat out any medicine
- What James thinks about wearables and genetic testing
- The one constant among Blue Zone societies
- Why functional medicine is the solution to health
- How to design health into our societies
- Why we need direct democracy
- The surefire way to avoid regret
- Why AI and brain-machine interfaces worry James
- The scary truth about soil quality
- What you NEED to know about Obamacare and insurance
- Why regenerative agriculture needs more focus now
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