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It’s 2020 and we have the most advanced medical technology at our fingertips that’s ever been available, so why are so many people still chronically ill?  According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are 387 million people living with diabetes; one in 12 people have diabetes and one in every two affected don’t know they have it. Every seven seconds one person dies from the disease. There were 5.9 million diabetes-related deaths in 2018.  To me, these statistics are heartbreaking when considering that diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, asthma, and other related conditions are highly preventable. So why are most doctors still using the same approach, putting a bandage over the disease rather than treating the root cause?  A 2011 New York Times article discusses that the evidence-based practices many doctors use don’t translate into patients’ day-to-day lives. They end up treating the visible symptoms, but not the cause, leaving a lot of wiggle…