We hold these truths to be established by the study of evolutionary biology: that all healthy people are alike in health, whereas every unhealthy person is unhealthy in their own way; that the body's natural resilience and adaptability engender health and recuperation in the vast majority of cases when given the appropriate opportunity; and that, therefore, most (non-infectious) disease is the result of either our inadvertent interference with the body's natural function or of our attempts to treat symptoms while neglecting, or on account of failing to discern, the true causes of dysfunction.
Further, to augment the body's inherent restorative processes, medical establishments are instituted among cultures, deriving their guidelines from the best scientific knowledge available. But consequent to the defeasibility of all scientific knowledge derived from imperfect human experiment, whenever the existing body of knowledge proves inadequate or destructive to the cause of promoting human health, it is the right and responsibility of humanity to question and overrule it, and to institute a new medical paradigm, laying its foundation on more sound principles and organizing its guidelines in such manner as to them shall seem most likely to effect their health and well-being.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that medical advice should not be discarded lightly; and accordingly much experience has shown that the general populace is disposed to accept, lacking superior justification for alternatives, the pronouncements of the highest medical authorities, rather than attempt to right themselves by deliberately eschewing the advice to which they are accustomed. But when a dramatic escalation in disease, dysfunction, and cost of care portends a rapidly worsening human condition, it is their right, it is their duty, to challenge conventional assumptions and to further the development and institution of new health policies and education more conducive to healthcare's future efficacy.