At a critical point in his long and distinguished medical career, Dr Willcourt became alarmed at the increasing resistance of the medical profession to new ideas, as the institutionalization of medical dogma - proclaimed by paid experts - took hold. As a result, medicine today barely escapes the definition of being a racket.
For many readers, Chasing Antelopes is going to be disarming to say the least. While the author does not try to be controversial for the sake of argument, he does want the reader to see how we are being manipulated by the governments and industry giants of the world, to swallow the 'opium pill' of distorted science, and sink into a state of blunted, unquestioning consciousness about so many facets of our lives, from our health to our environment, a pill which is in fact, malignant propaganda.
For example, current medical practice says that if you don't sleep well, if you have a low sex drive, or if you are feeling a little off color, then you must be depressed and so you need to take anti-depressants, at the very least. What rubbish!
The writing of Chasing Antelopes was driven by the author's frustration at seeing the once vibrant curiosity and willingness, in the medical profession, to try out new ideas for disorders that didn't fit stock standard criteria, become senile and fossilized and therefore ignored - or worse, actively stamped out.
Let's begin this journey now together to search for ways to change those things that we can control, and to develop effective strategies for protecting ourselves from the ones we cannot.