Healthcare is an example of a complex adaptive system. The American Healthcare system has evolved to be one of the most complex in the world. Read about how viewing this system mechanically won’t repair the healthcare mess we’re in.


Though we don’t realize it, much of our medicine practice is still stuck in a Humoral mindset—where we diagnose symptoms rather than the true problem. Read about how to avoid crippling our body’s natural defenses in our treatment of symptoms.


Students involved in schools that are highly analytical and focus on testing results do not perform as well as those who learn experientially. Human beings are not machines, and our education systems should change to respect that.


Our society and economical systems have evolved as a complex adaptive system. Changes in paradigms are often seen as a threat. Learn more about how economy functions as a complex adaptive system!


Military and Defense departments can also be seen as complex adaptive systems. When addressing problems with our military systems, viewing these systems mechanically won’t solve the problems.

*Insurance is designed to pay for the unexpected crisis. Health insurance started that way in the U.S. but gradually, because the companies we work for were paying for it and getting a better tax break, it morphed into paying for it all. That means we have less interest in getting the ounce of prevention than if we were paying for some of those costs. Children we talk to about the dangers of drugs just say they’ll get a brain transplant if they burn theirs out. That’s why we think that Health Savings Accounts should be promoted by the government more; they put the individual back in a position of responsibility in making more choices in their health care. With Health Savings Accounts an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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