Biochemical Balance

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” Hippocrates

It is becoming clear with almost every disease that the cause of the disease is a chemical imbalance in the body. Research has documented chemical imbalance as a major causative factor and contributor in such diverse problems as all hormone deficiencies and excesses, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, osteoporosis, heart disease, ADD/ADHD, alcoholism, and a host of other “diseases.” The chemical imbalance is caused by either a lack of intake of proper fuel (nutrition), blockage against the use of this fuel (poor digestion), or an inability to get rid of toxins that build up naturally through metabolic processes, or through the food, air, and water that permeate our lives.

I can tell you that no disease is in response to a lack of a pharmaceutical drug. For example, the medical profession seems obsessed with statin drugs for the treatment of high cholesterol. The debate about whether cholesterol numbers mean anything at all is ongoing; however, the problem is that there are many negative side effects to this class of drug, it does not address the cause of the high cholesterol, and there are so many alternatives which have no side effects, that statins should be used only rarely in the human body. But, and this is the REAL POINT: no one is deficient in a statin drug! A body may be deficient in fatty acids, vitamins or minerals, but it is definitely NOT deficient in a statin!

The lack of vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances normally found in the body is what causes a chemical imbalance, and this is what must be addressed when treating a disease state. Another classic case is alcoholism. There is no question and there is a tremendous amount of evidence that alcoholism is a disease of chemical imbalance. The recent research has shown that the use of coconut oil is invaluable for helping an alcoholic or drug addict get through some tough times because it supplies the amino acids which allow the “Governor Center” of the anterior brain to function well and to help control the patient’s actions. This is exciting because it is another arrow in our quiver which will allow us to help the horrible affliction of addictions naturally and without side effects.

And the same thought process applies to all disease. Research is showing that YOU are in charge of your health. You need the help of a trained and dedicated health professional, but YOU can be in charge!

Give us a call! We need to talk!

“One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It is a substitution of artificial therapy over natural, of poison over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation.”
Dr. Royal Lee, 1951

Please pass this blog along to your friends, family, and co-workers. We work with people by utilizing the modern technique known as “telemedicine,” and we would love to help you. You do not have to come to Delaware! We also can help you as a “Medical Advocate.” What this means is that, if you have questions about health matters, including the interpretation of laboratory testing, you can contact us and we will discuss what your test results mean and help you get good answers to your questions. It seems that today everyone, including doctors, is in a rush and you end up getting the short end of the stick. We can help with that problem. Just give us a call at 410-326-6690. Also, check out our Web Site at http://www.wholebodyhealth.us for more info.

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“Prevention” of breast cancer by surgery?

“Whenever a Doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.” Hippocrates

“Prevention” of Breast Cancer by Surgery?

A few months ago actress Angelina Jolie made the headlines for her decision to have both of her breasts removed in order to “prevent” breast cancer. She made this decision because she had tested positive for a breast cancer susceptibility gene (BRAC), and she has a family history of cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. In 2007, more than 178,000 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed, and more than 40,000 women died from it that year. Projecting the results to 2013, it will only be worse, because that’s what the trends are indicating!

First of all, the standard recommendation of the cancer “experts” is that if you test positive and are a “carrier” for the BRAC1 or BRAC2 genes you should have a yearly mammogram and an MRI scan once a year. This recommendation for a yearly mammogram is ridiculous! The last thing you want to do is expose a susceptible body to ionizing radiation such as you get from a mammogram. An MRI which does not emit ionizing radiation is not dangerous, and a Thermogram is far superior to a mammogram. (The results of a Thermogram can guide the necessity of an MRI because it not only does not use ionizing radiation, but it also detects heat–one of the classic signs of a cancerous tumor.) But recent research has pointed out that “women with a history of chest radiation have a 43% increase in breast cancer compared to those who had no chest radiation.”

Also, the BRCA gene mutation accounts for only about TWO PERCENT of diagnosed breast cancer. Even if you should test positive for the BRCA defect, that in and of itself does not mean you will get breast cancer. It is not an automatic death sentence! There are many things you can do to decrease your cancer risk, and the best ways are by utilizing the Four Pillars of Optimal Health as I have described in past blogs.

The study of Epigenetics has shown that your genetic code is not the final determinant of what happens to you. You have a tremendous amount of control over how your genetic traits are expressed. Your genes express themselves based on the presence or absence of appropriate nutrients, toxins, and emotions. The study of how nutrition affects your gene expression is Nutragenomics, and it is powerful.

I don’t blame Angelina Jolie for what she decided to do, but I do fault a certain part of the medical community for pushing expensive testing for the BRAC genes (much more expensive than other genetic testing), the results of which may not mean anything at all, and for pushing a “preventive” strategy which promotes amputation of a bodily part as “prevention.” This is absurd! Would you have your lungs removed if you “have a gene which may or may not lead to lung cancer?”

I have said over and over again, and I will continue to say that it is important for you to take control over your own health, and today that need is greater than ever, and it is growing. You, my loyal readers, are the choir, and I am preaching to you. But, you know people who are in the downward spiral of today’s bureaucratic medicine, and they are being sucked into the vortex. Please forward this on to them and ask them to sign up for this blog. My purpose in my writing is to help you get your health under your own control and to keep it there.

A recent study at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and 10 other prominent universities, hospitals and research institutes confirms that “women with invasive breast cancer who took high quality vitamin/mineral supplements were 30 percent less likely to die from their cancers.” And many other studies have confirmed that all of the Four Pillars of Optimal Health (FPOH) will prevent these cancers in the first place. As a refresher, the FPOH are: lifestyle changes, diet, exercise, and high quality supplements.

There are many things to do to keep bad things, including defects in the BRCA genes, from killing you or altering the quality of your life for the worse, and my job is to help you determine what those things are and how to implement them into your life. You cannot do this alone without knowledge and expertise in what you are doing. You need someone to help guide you who will listen to you and have your best interests in mind and heart.

Give us a call! We need to talk!

“One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedents of chemical therapy over nutrition. It is a substitution of artificial therapy over natural, of poison over food, in which we are feeding people poisons trying to correct the reactions of starvation.”
Dr. Royal Lee, 1951

Please pass this blog along to your friends, family, and co-workers. We work with people by utilizing the modern technique known as “telemedicine,” and we would love to help you. You do not have to come to Delaware! We also can help you as a “Medical Advocate.” What this means is that, if you have questions about health matters, including the interpretation of laboratory testing, you can contact us and we will discuss what your test results mean and help you get good answers to your questions. It seems that today everyone, including doctors, is in a rush and you end up getting the short end of the stick. We can help with that problem. Just give us a call at 410-326-6690. Also, check out our Web Site at http://www.wholebodyhealth.us for more info.