Are You Empowered?

by Alex Bernier

Man is the measure of all things
— Protagoras

It is a period of crisis, the Black Plague has decimated nearly half of the continent's population, leaving survivors with a wrenching sense of dislocation and helplessness. The timing of the tragedy intertwines into a movement of collective understanding of the fundamentals of rationality, echoing since the fall of the Roman Empire, and the early winds of a shift away from indoctrinated spirituality and an afterlife-oriented perspective. The city of Florence in Italy, particularly struck by the epidemic, is in a social and political turmoil. A gradual awakening occurs. New ideas stemming from a growing desire to study and imitate nature cogitate within the thinking minds of the time, but no adequate platforms are available for their viral widespread. 

As the collective consciousness outgrew the confines of its own boundaries, major changes had never been so imminent.

 Gutenberg (www.biography.com)

Gutenberg (www.biography.com)

A century later, at the turning point of a cultural shift set to pave the way to an age of discovery, Johannes Gutenberg mechanically prints the first inked letter onto a blank sheet of paper.  This ripple would expand into the most important revolution in communications yet, and as Albert Einstein so put it, ''an explosion of knowledge which changed the relationships between men of learning as well as systems of ideas.''

Before the invention of the press in 1440, reading was a privilege reserved only for the affluent class, nobility, and religious authorities – representing a mere 8% of the population.  By 1500, over one thousand printing presses had produced millions of books spread throughout Europe. Never before had knowledge been propagated to such an extent. It was the liberation of the common human being from the darkness of illiteracy.

The aftermath, similar to the invention of agriculture and the mastering of fire, is still felt today as you are reading these words on a portable device, in a way we still do not fully comprehend. 

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Once again, humanity faces the costly ravages of a global epidemic. The widespread of information is now faster and more advanced than ever before in history, but a fundamental disconnect between the right information and those who need it most perpetuates. Alarmingly, despite a rising trend in health care and fitness research particularly pertaining to lifestyle contributors, there remains a climbing rate of chronic disease diagnosis worldwide. How can we justify a degrading global health at the peak of our scientific advancement? 

The digitization of our collective knowledge is without a doubt the greatest revolution in communications since the invention of the press. For the first time in history, access to information once only for the eyes of an elite few has been granted to anybody with an internet connection. Just like printed books empowered the population during the Renaissance, your digital data will put you at the center of your transformation process.  Effectively, the future of healthcare lies not in the advancement of our knowledge pertaining to the human body, but rather in the optimization of your relationship with your healthcare professional.

The Era of paternalistic medicine, where the doctor knew best and the patient felt lucky to have him, has ended.
— Michael Specter, New-Yorker, 2013

In his ground-breaking novel ''The Patient Will See You Now'', Dr. Eric Topol, an American cardiologist, geneticist, and digital researcher, foreshadows the collapse of an eminence-based medical system dating as far back as the days of the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates.   

''Hippocrates felt strongly that medical formulas were to be kept secret from patients and that knowledge had to be compartmentalized to physicians. '' writes Topol. 

The ancient greek physician was coined the father of medicine.  Still today, medical students recite the Hippocratic oath as a pledge to uphold specific ethical standards.

The founder of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine discusses recent breakthroughs in mobile health technology. 

'' These tools aren't just for the heart. The sensors now extend to virtually any physiological metric (such as hair, brain waves, eye pressures, lung function, and mood).  Anyone can do multiple parts of their own physical examination, including all vital signs, skin, eyes, ears, throat, heart, and lungs. And just about any routine lab test will soon be available to be assayed via one's smartphone. "

Step into the future of healing. Working hand-in-hand with a healthcare professional who will apply and fine-tune her or his knowledge in the context of your physiological data will become a crucial component to your success.  You are the key that has been missing since the invention of medicine in unlocking your true healing potential.  Empower yourself first, and everything else will follow.

Creavinci offers a multi-disciplinary approach to your health. By using our knowledge, experience, and a diversified network of healthcare professionals, we will elaborate a solution that is unique to you. We embrace the diversity of services offered in the healthcare industry. From the moment you decide to take action and initiate your quest towards optimal health, we want to become the compass that will guide you through the wealth of collective knowledge towards your own victory. We foster innovation, education, and empowerment to optimize your relationships with the healthcare professionals working hard to help you transform into a greater version of yourself. 

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