This century will make mankind decide if the value of their future health and their very existence is more important than money and ego. The greatest threat to the future of health and wellbeing is lack of

  • Clean Water
  • Fresh and uncontaminated food
  • Consciousness that our health depends upon the health of the planet

I am a post war baby boomer and I have been fortunate to enjoy fresh food and water and good public health facilities, indeed my generation took this for granted!

Year    Population
1952     2,635,793,710
2013    7,066,964,964 (nearly tripled)
2050   9,309,051,539

So by the year 2050 the world’s population will have nearly quadrupled since I was born

If mankind continues to over populate, and even more tragically damage our ability to provide fresh water and food, our health will suffer despite the enormous advances in medicine and surgery. We need to nurture our environs in order to provide the essentials of good health and preventative medicine in the future.

If we do not do this we will not be able to control our health and millions (probably billions) will die from starvation, dehydration, infections and war.  This is an urgent matter.

Man has evolved genetically to become super intelligent in educated societies, but despite this he has the wrong health priorities.

Our DNA or genome has evolved to enable us to become the superior species but will we continue to evolve in a progressive way or will our genome regress? Our DNA can be damaged so that it does regress, so we develop diseases and mental incapacity and we become less intelligent and less healthy. A toxic environs full of radiation, heavy metals, plastics, pesticides, processed food, alcohol and drugs will damage our DNA and so we may regress and become a weaker and inferior species.

We have put the cart before the horse in some ways, as we revere our ability to tinker with our DNA and play God to create perfect human beings. But we do not revere the environs that is essential to maintain healthy DNA. We may create a perfect genome but it is not bullet proof and can be easily damaged by a toxic environs and drug fuelled society.

Notwithstanding these huge challenges that can only be overcome with a change in priorities, this century will be exciting for several reasons.

Watch out for Part 2 of Dr Cabot’s article on The future of health and healing