Blog 1: Reasons why
I decided to start writing a “blog” about the Path to Optimal Health (OH) because it has become evident to me that we all need to work harder than ever to attain OH. Why do I say this?
First of all, there is a plethora of evidence that our health care system has been deteriorating at a fast pace for many years, and it is now in critical condition itself! The days of “Marcus Welby, MD” are long gone, and many people have assumed that the end of the old “country doctor” was a good thing. (Marcus Welby was a television doctor who diagnosed by simple tests and his intelligence. He actually made house calls on weekends!)
And yet–let’s be honest–isn’t there a feeling in your gut that things are not good in the health field? Aren’t you really worried when you read that health problems like Autism have gone from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 88? Doesn’t it bother you that drugs used to treat diabetes, cholesterol, heart disease, pain, and on and on are being shown to cause even worse afflictions than the ones they are being used to treat? I know I myself am worried. I have dedicated my life to helping others to be well. Whether it has been in Dentistry or in Nutrition, I have been a perpetual student so that I can offer the very best to my patients, family, and friends. I used to believe that we were always getting better and better in every way in the field of health care. But, around 1975 I had an epiphany and realized that I had been sold a “bill of goods” by the health establishment, and that my own health was being compromised by the “bill of goods.” In my case, mercury toxicity from being a dentist was at the top of the list. (More about that in future blogs!) The Good News is—your health is, for the most part, under your control!!
In my opinion, the biggest reasons our health care is not only not improving, but may indeed be deteriorating are three: government, insurance companies, and our own dereliction in the duty of taking care of ourselves. I will defend this opinion in following blogs.
We are being inundated with the thought that we cannot trust our doctors, but we can trust bureaucrats and politicians. For example, we are told by boards of people who don’t know us at all that men do not need the PSA test and that women do not need mammograms as often as our doctors want. While I think that the Thermogram is a better test than a mammogram, I think I trust my own personal physician much more than I trust a nameless, faceless board in Washington. But cutting the frequency of testing will definitely save on dollars spent on health care. Whether it is preventive has nothing to do with it!!
Look at the fact that the incidence of autism has gone from 1 in 10,000 not many years ago to 1 in 88 recently according to the CDC. So, what is the answer of these “boards?” Why, it is to change the way that autism is diagnosed!! Finding the cause of autism or researching better prevention and treatment is not even considered. Just change how it is diagnosed and you can cut the incidence way down. Then wait about a year, and you can claim success at cutting the incidence of autism. This is like Alice in Wonderland!
The medical establishment admits that there are in excess of 250,000 deaths every year from the proper use of prescription drugs, while there are zero from supplements. And yet our politicians are constantly considering bills to limit the use of dietary supplements. This is truly bizarre!!
That is what my blog will be about. I will try to tell you what I think is the best way for you to take care of your health. I am open to suggestions and questions, and my only goal is to help us all to be healthy and to avoid this bizarre health situation.
Remember–your health is, for the most part, under your control!! And that is very good news!