Faith in your doctor or health care provider's ability to safely administer quality medical attention is not something to be taken for granted. These are the men and women we turn to when our health is at its worst. Whether it's a bad case of the flu, a broken bone, or the birth of a new child, we want them to be there for us when we really need them.
It must not be forgotten though that they're still only human. And, that means even the very best of them still make mistakes.
Sometimes, those mistakes can have deadly consequences. Medical Doctors practicing in many parts of the developed world have become increasingly dependent on the skills and technical expertise of large and expensive support staffs. Nurse practitioners, laboratory and radiological technicians, as well as billing and insurance personnel are all common sights in even small town family doctor's offices.
There's a good chance you'll spend more time with these people than with your actual doctor. Not only does this lead to increased red-tape and larger medical bills, it also increases the room for human error.
Modern Medicine: The Leading Cause of Death?
A mountain of statistics compiled by a team of researchers, led by Drs. Gary Null, PhD and Carolyn Dean MD, ND, has become the 'poster-study' for this sickening phenomenon. The study , succinctly titled "Death by Medicine," was initially published in 2006 and shows that more than 750,000 deaths occur in the United States alone as a direct result of poor medical care. That's significantly more than the number of lives lost to either heart disease or cancer.
According to the study, it's estimated that nine million Americans are unnecessarily hospitalized every year. Every year, approximately seven to eight million people undergo unnecessary surgical or otherwise invasive medical procedures, plus a whopping 20 million unnecessary prescriptions are written for antibiotics to treat minor VIRAL infections.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. Despite this overwhelming tide of data, the American industrial medical machine roars on. Practical, safe and proven alternatives such as holistic natural medicine and effective body cleansing techniques for the prevention and care of minor illness are either balked at or forcibly annexed by the corporate and regulatory entities that have done everything in their power to monopolize and exploit healthcare.
Is There a Solution?
This may well be one of the greatest problems to face the modern world. The problem itself stems from doctors being taught to treat the symptoms of disease instead of the root cause. In other ways, it's the result of human greed.
It's safe to assume the vast majority of medical doctors legitimately care about the health and well-being of their patients (or did before being jaded by the healthcare system).
The solution is educating yourself and cleansing your body and living environment of disease causing toxins. Disease and poor health cannot exist in a clean body. I recommend reading my new book "The Green Body Cleanse" to learn about how you can take responsibility for your own health and live a happy disease free life.
- Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, Dorothy Smith PhD. Death by medicine(PDF). 2006.
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.