The word "Doctor" is supposed to mean "Teacher".
A Doctor is supposed to teach you how to get healthy and stay healthy.
Originally, the word ‘doctor’ meant teacher. Look it up for yourself:
From Middle English doctor, doctour (“an expert, authority on a subject”), from Anglo-Norman doctour, from Latin doctor (“teacher”), from doceō (“I teach”). Displaced native Middle English lerare (“doctor, teacher”) (from Middle English leren (“to teach, instruct”) from Old English lǣran, lēran (“to teach, instruct, guide”), compare Old English lārēow (“teacher, master”)).
If doctors are supposed to teach us how to get well and stay healthy… What Happened?
Americans, for the most part, have never been so UN-Healthy!
“Death by Medicine.”
In 2006, Professors Gary Null and Dorothy Smith, along with doctors Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman and Debora Rasio released a report called “Death by Medicine.”
What they found: America’s leading cause of death isn’t heart disease or cancer: its conventional medicine- yes, it’s your medical doctor, your hospital, your Rx drugs…
What they found: ‘Iatrogenic death’ rate in the US (deaths caused by doctors and/or medical treatments) = 783,936 per year.
· 84,059 more deaths than those caused by heart disease in 2001, and
· 230,865 more deaths than those caused by cancer.
Also, these researchers were shocked to find:
· only 5 to 20% of iatrogenic deaths are reported for fear of lawsuits, and
· Medical codes for reporting deaths due to drug side effects and other medical errors don’t even exist in many cases.
Summary: The numbers of doctor caused deaths and disability are actually much higher, some think possibly 20 TIMES HIGHER than those reported here.
In the next ten years, these scientists predict iatrogenic (doctor and hospital caused) deaths will total ~7.8 million Americans. This is equal to:
· A death rate caused by six jumbo jets falling out of the sky every day.
· “more than all the casualties from all the wars fought by the US throughout its entire history.”
This is how the researchers believe ~7.8 MILLION AMERICANS will Die:
Adverse Drug Reactions
Malnutrition in Health Care
What Else Did the “Death by Medicine” Doctors Find? In the next decade:
· 164 million Americans will receive unneeded medical treatment.
· 75 million Americans will receive unnecessary medical procedures, of which 15 million of which result in an iatrogenic event.
· 89 million people are hospitalized unnecessarily each year, and 17 million iatrogenic events will occur among this number.
Why Does This Continue to Happen?
What is behind these unacceptable death rates and adverse events?
· Defensive medicine (manage the disease, prescription drugs, unneeded surgery, chemo)
· Lack of research on treatments
· one-size-fits-all drugs
· lack of doctor-patient time, and
· the abuse and over-medication of our elderly (and youth)
These, and many more things are all culprits.
Question: Are you in agreement with these kinds of “Health Care”?
At YourNutrition we are teachers.
We teach our readers about nutrition, wellness and how to 'get healthy and stay healthy’.
· Show you the “Keys to Vibrant Health”.
· Teach you about the pillars of natural health: “Nutritional Sufficiency and Balanced Body Chemistry”.
· Prove to you that being nutritionally sufficient dramatically reduces your risk factors for common illnesses and diseases.
· Show you how to eat a healthier diet, how to live a healthier lifestyle and how to reduce many stress factors.
· Remind you that your body is composed of (made of) nutrients, not chemical drugs.
· Show you how your body already knows how to use nutrition to maintain, support, enhance, and protect your good health, energy and vitality- when applied safely and wisely.
When was the last time your doctor checked your nutritional status?
Nutritional Sufficiency dramatically lowers your risk factors for poor health, symptoms and disease. That is why it is so important!
When considering any symptoms of poor health, before visiting your health care professional, review the chart below to see if your symptoms can be explained by nutrient deficiencies.
Nutritional Deficiency and Its Symptoms:
How to read the chart below:
Incidence of Deficiency
Typical Symptoms and Diseases
Dermatitis, eye inflammation, hair loss, loss of muscle control, insomnia, muscle weakness
Average diet contains 40 to 50% of RDA*
Brittle nails, cramps, delusions, depression, insomnia, irritability, osteoporosis, palpitations, peridontal disease, rickets, tooth decay
90% of diets deficient
Anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance, adult-onset diabetes
75% of diets deficient; average diet contains 50% of RDA*
Anemia, arterial damage, depression, diarrhea, fatigue, fragile bones, hair loss, hyperthyroidism, weakness
Essential fatty acids
Diarrhea, dry skin and hair, hair loss, immune impairment, infertility, poor wound healing, premenstrual syndrome, acne, eczema, gall stones, liver degeneration
Average diet contains 60% of RDA*; deficient in 100% of elderly in one study; deficient in 48% of adolescent girls; requirement doubles in pregnancy
Anemia, apathy, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, loss of appetite, neural tube defects in fetus, paranoia, shortness of breath, weakness
Uncommon since the supplementation of salt with iodine
Cretinism, fatigue, hypothyroidism, weight gain
Most common mineral deficiency
Anemia, brittle nails, confusion, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, inflamed tongue, mouth lesions
75 to 85% of diets deficient: average diet contains 50 to 60% of RDA*
Anxiety, confusion, heart attack, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervousness, muscular irritability, restlessness, weakness
Unknown, may be common in women
Atherosclerosis, dizziness, elevated cholesterol, glucose intolerance, hearing loss, loss of muscle control, ringing in ears
Commonly deficient in elderly
Bad breath, canker sores, confusion, depression, dermatitis, diarrhea, emotional instability, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, memory impairment, muscle weakness, nausea, skin eruptions and inflammation
Pantothenic acid (B5)
Average elderly diet contains 60% of RDA*
Abdominal pains, burning feet, depression, eczema, fatigue, hair loss, immune impairment, insomnia, irritability, low blood pressure, muscle spasms, nausea, poor coordination
Commonly deficient in elderly
Acne, constipation, depression, edema, excessive water consumption, fatigue, glucose intolerance, high cholesterol levels, insomnia, mental impairment, muscle weakness, nervousness, poor reflexes
71% of male and 90% of female diets deficient
Acne, anemia, arthritis, eye inflammation, depression, dizziness, facial oiliness, fatigue, impaired wound healing, irritability, loss of appetite, loss of hair, mouth lesions, nausea
Deficient in 30% of elderly Britons
Blurred vision, cataracts, depression, dermatitis, dizziness, hair loss, inflamed eyes, mouth lesions, nervousness, neurological symptoms (numbness, loss of sensation, "electric shock" sensations), seizures. sensitivity to light, sleepiness, weakness
Average diet contains 50% of RDA
Growth impairment, high cholesterol levels, increased incidence of cancer, pancreatic insufficiency (inability to secrete adequate amounts of digestive enzymes), immune impairment, liver impairment, male sterility
Commonly deficient in elderly
Confusion, constipation, digestive problems, irritability, loss of appetite, memory loss, nervousness, numbness of hands and feet, pain sensitivity, poor coordination, weakness
20% of diets deficient
Acne, dry hair, fatigue, growth impairment, insomnia, hyperkeratosis (thickening and roughness of skin), immune impairment, night blindness, weight loss
Serum levels low in 25% of hospital patients
Anemia, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, intestinal disturbances, headaches, irritability, loss of vibration sensation, low stomach acid, mental disturbances, moodiness, mouth lesions, numbness, spinal cord degeneration
20 to 50% of diets deficient
Bleeding gums, depression, easy bruising, impaired wound healing, irritability, joint pains, loose teeth, malaise, tiredness.
62% of elderly women's diets deficient
Burning sensation in mouth, diarrhea, insomnia, myopia, nervousness, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, rickets, scalp sweating
23% of male and 15% of female diets deficient
Gait disturbances, poor reflexes, loss of position sense, loss of vibration sense, shortened red blood cell life
Deficiency in pregnant women and newborns common
68% of diets deficient
Acne, amnesia, apathy, brittle nails, delayed sexual maturity, depression, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, growth impairment, hair loss, high cholesterol levels, immune impairment, impotence, irritability, lethargy, loss of appetite, loss of sense of taste, low stomach acid, male infertility, memory impairment, night blindness, paranoia, white spots on nails, wound healing impairment
(Source: Total Wellness by Joseph Pizzorno, ND )
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