The 4 Quadrant Model
(The Ancestral Health therapeutic paradigm)

Created by Josh Turknett, MD

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Want to maximize your health and happiness?
If you have a choice,
stay out of the red zone!

In this framework developed by Dr. Josh Turknett,
the basic idea is to embrace interventions in the
lowest numbered quadrant possible. That is, it’s
better to exercise, dance, sing, spend time outside
and play sports (quadrant 1) than to have surgery,
take prescription medicines or have other invasive
medical procedures (quadrant 4).

To say this another way, the more you embrace
health and fitness interventions within quadrants
one, two or three… the better your odds of not needing
an intervention from quadrant four.

Many people do the opposite, and it results in unnecessary pain and suffering; they rely solely on drugs to control (somewhat, or perhaps not at all) physical ailments. Years of poor diets and too little exercise take a toll.

I share this to help increase awareness that small, proactive changes now can minimize pain
and suffering in the future.