Here in the United States, we’ve been waging very costly and deadly “wars” against heart disease, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes for over 50 years. Yet, these are still the leading causes of death in this country. Not only that, but American’s are fatter and sicker than ever before, and our life expectancy has declined for the first time since the end of World War II!
So what’s gone wrong?
Well, a lot of things. For nearly 100 years, the focus of modern medicine has been on treating symptoms. If blood pressure or cholesterol are high, we give the patient a pill to lower them to arbitrary “safe” levels. If thyroid hormones are out of whack, we provide them so the hormones in the blood tests look “correct.” If someone is depressed, can’t focus, or suffers debilitating anxiety, we provide another pill to alter their brain chemistry so the person can ignore what may have been underlying these issues in the first place.
Do any of these methods actually fix the problem?
Do Statins work?
“History has proven otherwise, and the global prevalence of CHD, despite worldwide statin usage and cholesterol lowering campaigns, has reached pandemic proportions. Coronary heart disease is an extremely complex malady and the expectation that it could be prevented or eliminated by simply reducing cholesterol appears unfounded.” Link
Do you want to fix your thyroid problem, or just “replicate” normal function?
“The goal of thyroid hormone treatment is to closely replicate normal thyroid functioning. Pure, synthetic thyroxine (T4) works in the same way as a patient’s own thyroid hormone would.” Link
How do we treat obesity and subsequent diabetes? Again, by masking symptoms and introducing drugs with harmful side effects that increase the risk of cancer:
“Remember that no biochemical, neurological, or genetic markers have been found for attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, compulsive alcohol and drug abuse, overeating, gambling, or any other so‐called mental illness, disease, or disorder.” - Psychologist Bruce Levine, Ph.D. Link
“Giving more insulin successfully masked the hyperglycemia, but worsen the hyperinsulinemia. We were treating only the symptoms but not the actual disease. We were pretending that the symptom was the actual disease.
The association between diabetes and risk of cancer has been well established. Diabetics are at increased risk of many different cancer types, including all the most common ones such as breast, colon, endometrial, kidney and bladder cancer. Obesity, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are all associated with increased risk of cancer suggesting that factors other than the increased blood glucose plays a major role in the development of cancers.
All three conditions are linked by the presence of hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance. Insulin is a well-known growth factor that induces cells to undergo division, which drives tumor growth. For example, women with the highest insulin levels carry a 2.4 fold higher risk of breast cancer. Obesity itself may play a role, but hyperinsulinemia is associated with increased risk of cancer, regardless of weight status. Lean and overweight women, when matched for insulin level, exhibit the same risk of breast cancer.” Link
I hope you get the point. We can’t expect to solve these problems with the same thinking and lifestyle choices that caused them. There’s no band-aids or quick fixes or miracle pills that can make up for poor nutrition, toxic chemicals in our food and water, and a sedentary lifestyle. My clients learn not only what to put in and on their bodies to be healthy, but what needs to be avoided and removed from their bodies. Read more about glyphosate and its devastating effects on human health in a separate article here.
Are you ready to live a healthy life, or just keep fighting symptoms with drugs and surgeries? Are you ready to take control of your health and get your life back?
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