Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS April 20, 2016 [printfriendly]
These personal stories gave me pause. Will modern medicine ever understand? My experiences will not be received well by my cohorts in the healthcare professions. However, at my age, I can afford to make waves – huge waves – maybe even a tsunami.
You might need to know this before you read on:
I had a stroke in 2009. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until April 2013 that I changed my diet and lifestyle after I learned the real science of health from my own investigations of published, peer-reviewed research. In the last 3+ years, I lost 30+ pounds; I decreased my meds from 7 (after my stroke) to 2 (which I only take occasionally); I improved my blood chemistries; and I am healthier today than I have ever been in my 69 years of life.
Current Personal Stories:
- I recently went to a medical doctor. She was interested in some numbers reported on my current blood tests. But, when this visibly unhealthy MD wanted to write some more prescriptions for me, I recoiled. Also, she told me that I was eating entirely too much liver and too many eggs. I simply said, “Thanks for the advice, and have a great day!”
- A week ago I listened to a conversation between a dentist I know and his patient. He explained to his patient that he needed to brush and floss much better or he would lose all his teeth. I knew the patient, and he did brush and floss daily. What the patient wasn’t doing was eating a nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory diet. He drank sweet tea several times a day, gobbled up sandwiches and flour-based products at every meal, consumed processed foods most of the time, and enjoyed cakes and cookies for snacks and dessert. This patient could brush and floss every hour on the hour and still have active gum disease and tooth decay. Why hasn’t the dentist addressed the real causes of oral disease?
- I know an individual who went to a holistic practitioner last month. She left the office of this healthcare professional with 12 different bottles of nutritional supplements in a bag. These manmade capsules and tablets were supposed to bring her body back into a state of health. Many holistic doctors are no better than many medical doctors who just want to write prescription medications. This patient was not evaluated for the foods she ate or didn’t eat. She was not educated about the medicinal power of a healthy diet and lifestyle. As a matter of fact, the doctor specifically told her that “diet” would not take care of her problems, and if she didn’t take those supplements, then he could not be responsible for her care. She paid $1,700 on lab tests that “proved” she was deficient in the nutrients that were sold to her in those bottles.
- A couple of weeks ago I met face-to-face with an oral surgeon regarding treatment for a patient we had in common. This oral surgeon’s bad breath from active gum disease could knock you over.
What’s going on here?
I’m angry that the far majority of healthcare professionals today are only treating manifestations of disease. The far majority of healthcare professionals are ignorant of the influence of food and lifestyle on the health of the body. The far majority of healthcare professionals are examples of what is so wrong with our healthcare system today.
So, I will continue to make waves. I’ve earned the right!!