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Posts published in May 2017

Prevention is better than Cure

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In a previous episode we talked about The movie “Dr. Strange” and how a successful Surgeon got into a horrific car accident and ended up losing the dexterity of both of his hands. And that has an avalanche effect on his life: He lost his career as a surgeon, lost his money, lost his friends and even his girlfriend. So he began his search for a cure for his hands. He went from Doctor to Doctor, looking for a specialist who can repair his hands. And even though there may be some experimental procedures that could help him, no doctor was willing to put their reputation on the line to try to repair his hands. The story then goes on about his spiritual studies and eventual healing of his hands and his true calling in life.This movie reminded me how Doctors are in real life. Nowadays many doctors are promoting preventative health, how they care about your wellbeing and encourage you to have routine physicals in order to maintain your health. They routinely do physical exams, blood work, mammograms and pap smears. Think about this. All these tests are not to help prevent diseases but they are just a mechanism to detect any diseases that you already have. The earlier they detect the disease on you, the higher chance of treating it through some type of medication or surgery. Does this sound like preventative care to you?[Prevention is better than Cure] Tweet thisDid you know that, according to a 2015 report in the Journal of Biomedical Education, only 29% of US medical schools offer their Medical students 25 hours of Nutritional education. Yeah. You heard right. Over the 4 or more years of medical school, that’s 8000 hours or more of medical training, these medical doctors only receive a total of 25 hours or less in nutrition.100 years ago, the average life expectancy is about 40 years. Today, with modern medicine, life expectancy is extended to 80 years and beyond. However, what is the quality of life for most people during their last 20 to 30 years? Most people suffer some form of chronic degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis, cataracts, Diabetes. The “luckier” ones suffer from back pain and neck pain and insomnia and so on. They are told by their doctors that they must take medication for the rest of their lives in order to live? Is that really living or just slowly dying? Are we simply living too short and dying too long, as the renowned microbiologist, immunologist and friend Dr. Wentz said. Is there something that you could do to truly have a healthy life? One that is free from diseases and pain and suffering? Free from medication? Let me tell you a secret about your body. Our bodies are designed to be this amazing self-healing machine but it only works when everything is running optimally.  To put it in simple terms, your body is made up of millions and millions of cells. Imagine that the cells are similar to a fireplace burning in your…