Feb 26, 2019
Can we really afford to just wait and only treat people when they're chronically ill? No, we simply cannot continue to fund this problem. Through KNEW Health, we’re creating a new story that empowers people to own their wellness, save money, and receive the healthcare they actually need. - James Maskell
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In Wellness Force Radio episode 259, Creator of The Functional Forum, CEO & Founder of The Evolution of Medicine, and Author of The Evolution of Medicine, and Founder of KNEW Health, James Maskell, discusses how the healthcare system is set up to keep people hooked on long-term medications and actually lead them to worse health, why functional medicine's focus is turning towards whole health treatments, and why reversing chronic disease should be our number one priority right now in the world of healthcare.
Discover how functional medicine, community micro practice, and direct primary care will change the future of healthcare as we know it.
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KNEW Health is not an insurance company. We are a community of healthy, happy, wellness-minded individuals like yourself, who work together to stay well and contribute to a community fund to support one another’s large medical bills.
Think of this as a safety net for large, unexpected medical costs.
Because you take care of your health, you’re likely to need less medical expense support — so why should you pay insane insurance premiums when you can have your large expenses supported by our Medical Cost-Sharing Community that is over 10,000 members strong?
With conventional health insurance, you–the healthy person who exercises, doesn’t smoke, and eats fresh fruits and vegetables–are subsidizing the medical expenses of people who smoke, don’t exercise, and eat junk food all day. How unfair is that?
Furthermore, with health insurance, it’s likely you’re paying these high premiums and yet not using many of your benefits. That’s money down the drain each and every month.
At KNEW Health, you’ll be paying so much less each month–which gives you more money to invest in wellness and preventative care, such as fitness classes, acupuncture, massage, healthy fresh food, and herbs and supplements.
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By making a commitment to living a healthy lifestyle, you’re helping transform health care.
"Many of us don't need these expensive medical visits, lab tests, and pharmaceuticals. Most chronic disease is driven by lifestyle and can be fixed by lifestyle." - James Maskell
"More medicine doesn't actually equal better health outcomes. In fact, the more you use the medical system, the worse your off your health outcomes are going to be in the long run." - James Maskell
"Functional medicine is a new operating system of delivering health that is focused on three main principles: root cause resolution, holistic viewpoint, and participatory system. What really differentiates functional medicine from integrative, naturopathic, or holistic medicine is that it's a reproducible system and structure which helps everyone follow the same steps. In that sense, it prioritizes what you should be doing in a specific order and that makes it much more efficient than other methods." - James Maskell
"The most effective way that functional medicine is being delivered is through a group format such as that at The Cleveland Clinic. There's really something powerful about the vulnerability of being in front of a group and the community that's created by being amongst supportive peers." - James Maskell
"What will it take to facilitate a consciousness transformation in how we view healthcare? There is a very clear engine of transformation consciousness that happens when people go to a functional medicine doctor. When you go to an empathetic provider like that, they will empower you to take action to form a new story about your life." - James Maskell
"If you can get people to change behavior in a group environment, a lot of the chronic disease will go away. Many of us don't need these expensive medical visits, lab tests, and pharmaceuticals. Most chronic disease is driven by lifestyle and can be fixed by lifestyle, we just need structures that are efficient enough to deliver it." - James Maskell
With the soul of an advocate and the mind of an entrepreneur, James Maskell has spent the past decade sparking debate and encouraging a shift away from conventional western medicine and toward a wellness-centered, functional medicine model--starting with the doctors themselves. To that end, he created Functional Forum, the world's largest integrative medicine conference with record-setting participation online and growing physician communities around the world. He's also the founder of the Evolution of Medicine, a community e-commerce platform which provides highly curated and customized resources, tools, products, and services, making it easier and more affordable for conventional doctors to embark on a new way of managing healthcare.
An in-demand speaker and lively impresario, with a broad and thriving network in the functional medicine space, James lectures internationally and has been featured on TEDMED, HuffPost Live, TEDx and more, and contributor to Huffington Post, KevinMD, TheDoctorBlog.com, and MindBodyGreen. He serves on the faculty of George Washington University's Metabolic Medicine Institute, and speaks regularly on the integrative medicine conference circuit. He graduated with honors from University of Nottingham with a degree in health economics.