This last Saturday on my radio show, I gave my "State of our health address", and if you missed it I'll sum it up....It's poor. Worse than poor, it's pathetic. We are less than 5% of the world's population yet we consume over 70% of the pharmaceutical drugs. Does that shock you? It doesn't shock me, everywhere you turn is another drug ad or another drug commercial. We are so overly prescribed in this country it is ridiculous. I have some patients that walk in to my office with literally freezer bags full of drugs. And a lot of them come in, in denial. That is why the name of my office is Adjust...A Healthcare Intervention, and my radio show shares the same name, Healthcare Intervention because that is what our office literally is for most people... An Intervention. Not for alcohol or illegal street drugs, but for prescribed drugs. Just because it came with a prescription from a doctor, does not make it healthy. I ask my patients a simple question, if drugs made you healthy wouldn't the people that took the most drugs be the healthiest? Of course not! In fact it's the exact opposite...The people who are on more drugs are the sickest, and the healthiest are on zero. Only 1% of the US population maks it 60 year old on zero meds, but guess what I can say that some of my patients are in that 1%.
This month is "Heart Health" month, along with Black History month and probably some other months that we can't keep track of. But this month the AMA and hospitals across the country are paying close attention to heart disease and educating people on ways of prevention. But guess what, they are wrong! And in fact if you follow many of their strategies you are guaranteed to get heart disease! On my radio show, "Healthcare Intervention" we are in the middle of a two part series on Heart disease, you can listen to my past shows here on my website under the radio show tab. The medical system is hung up on the fat and cholesterol myth, when in fact they are missing the boat entirely. The root cause of Heart Disease is Inflammation not fat or cholesterol. Cholesterol is just a by product of inflammation, you see your liver sends out cholesterol to repair your arteries when there is damage and plaquing caused by inflammation. Cholesterol is the good guy! And in fact, if you artficially lower cholesterol with drugs, not only are you going to damage your heart by not sending up the repairing mechanism, you are also going to damage your brain and liver. When doctors see that your cholesterol number is up, due to inflammation, they just focus on the cholesterol and not the root cause.
Look what Dr. Ron Rosedale, MD and leading anti-aging expert has to say about cholesterol...
"First and foremost," Dr. Rosedale points out, "cholesterol is a vital component of every cell membrane on Earth. In other words, there is no life on Earth that can live without cholesterol.That will automatically tell you that, in and of itself, it cannot be evil. In fact, it is one of our best friends.We would not be here without it. No wonder lowering cholesterol too much increases one's risk of dying. Cholesterol is also a precursor to all of the steroid hormones. You cannot make estrogen, testosterone, cortisone, and a host of other vital hormones without cholesterol."
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