written by: Kathy Best, AC, CNT, CRRC, July 21, 2019
If you listen to the news or read any statistics today you know that the health of our nation is the worst it’s ever been. A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health stated that “chronic diseases are among the most prevalent and costly health conditions in the United States. Nearly half (approximately 45%, or 133 million) of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease and the number is growing. Chronic diseases—including, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, respiratory diseases, arthritis, obesity, and oral diseases—can lead to hospitalization, long-term disability, reduced quality of life, and death. In fact, persistent conditions are the nation’s leading cause of death and disability.” According to the Center for Disease Control, 6 in 10 US adults suffer from a chronic disease and 4 in 10 suffer from 2 or more chronic diseases. The leading causes of death and disability in the US are heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. The US spends 3.3 trillion dollars annually on these and other diseases. The CDC also sites poor nutrition, tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and lack of physical activity as the key lifestyle risks for chronic disease. As someone who has recovered from a few chronic illnesses – including long-term mold exposure induced CIRS, toxic levels of mercury, lead, and cadmium, hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, Lyme, and Epstein Barr I’ve spent a lot of time researching the causes and cures for all kinds of diseases. From cancer to diabetes, I’ve studied the recommended treatments and many alternative, outside the box treatments. What I’ve come to understand is that the current models of acceptable treatment often do more harm than good and were never meant to cure disease; and that disease and illness are created by multiple imbalances in our personal physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental worlds. There are however a few rogue medical doctors, naturopaths, Holistic health practitioners, scientists, and lay persons that are providing evidence that none of these diseases need to be chronic, or incurable.
If you really want advice on alternative therapies that work, including nutrition, don’t turn to your average PCP or local GP for guidance. The medical profession education is no longer based on healing. Did you know that doctors today spend 8 years in medical school and most don’t even get one class on food or nutrition? They do however receive numerous classes on pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately our medical system has found it much more lucrative to join forces with the pharmaceutical cartel and simply manage diseases instead of curing them.[4,5] Don’t accept for one minute more that we do not have the knowledge and the power to cure every illness known to man.
I truly believe that many of the charities and foundations started out with heart-centered, altruistic missions, but many quickly discovered that it was quite a lucrative business to support finding a cure for this or that. As is often the case, the love of money minimized the original mission. If a cure where ever provided their lucrative business would vanish. Unfortunately, we are being fed more propaganda by charities, NFP’s, and foundations that make their living from donations to “find a cure” or “work toward a cure”, but never actually provide a cure. I know this may sound like a conspiracy theory to some of you, but if you really start digging you can uncover all kinds of evidence that Not-For-Profit hospitals and charities rake in billions of dollars in revenue and many do very little to help the less fortunate. They are not required to pay property taxes or income taxes, but often make more revenue than the cities in which they reside.[6, 7, 8, 9] Another issue is the fact that these NFP programs only focus on funding medical research, new drugs, and highly profitable technologies when “working towards a cure”. There are 100’s of thousands of charities, research, and medical facilities in the US that take in and spend billions of dollars every year. Many of which have been operating for decades and employ some of the most brilliant minds on the planet and they would have us believe that they have yet to discover even one cure for the most prevalent, devastating illnesses that plague us today? Film maker, Matt Embry, spent 3 years searching for hope when he was diagnosed with MS and found questionable evidence regarding the effectiveness of MS medications and the protocols the MS Foundation and mainstream medicine propose.
If we start looking outside the box we will discover that there are thousands of people all around the world that have cured themselves of everything from diabetes to heart disease, and MS to prostate cancer. Do you know how they did it? It wasn’t through standardized medicine or pharmaceuticals. It was through an integrative approach using food, herbs, exercise, alternative healing practices, and holistic healing therapies that are buried, vilified, denounced, or outright banned by the Medical Association, the Pharmaceutical Industry, the FDA, the USDA, the CDC, and many charities ‘working toward a cure’. Think about it, what would happen if we suddenly had a country, or even a world of healthy people, living long, disease free lives? The pharmaceutical companies would go bankrupt, doctors would only see patients once a year for routine checkups, surgeons would only have emergency trauma patients, all of the cash crops that America grows, like corn, soy, sugar, and wheat would become worthless. All of the “charity” hospitals, NFP hospitals, and charitable foundations would become obsolete, lose all of their funding, and have to come up with new ways to earn millions of dollars every year. Tens of thousands of people would lose their jobs.
In the documentary, Cut, Poison & Burn, a young boy is suffering from brain cancer and is forced to undergo surgery, chemo, and radiation against his parents’ wishes. In the documentary, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, an internationally recognized physician, in Texas, is utilizing an alternative cancer treatment with proven positive results, but the FDA threatens the parents with prison if they allow their child to undergo Dr. Burzynski’s treatment instead of the standard surgery, chemo, and radiation. Even the American Cancer Society admits that chemo and radiation do not cure cancer and can cause severe, debilitating side effects and sometimes even death. North Carolina Doctor of Osteopathy, Rashid Buttar is creating amazing results for people with auto-immune diseases, cancer, heart disease, hepatitis, autism and Alzheimer’s disease using unconventional treatments. Here’s another story of Professor George Jelinek who cured himself of MS and created a program that is helping thousands of other sufferers overcome their MS and live symptom-free lives. Another Doctor, Saray Stancic, was diagnosed with MS during an overnight shift at the hospital during her residency. She tried traditional treatments that left her dependent on a cane and on 11 expensive medications, then in 2003 she discovered the importance of a plant based diet. Through diet and lifestyle changes she was able to taper off all of her medications and 15 years later is remarkably well. Dr. Lissa Rankin is a body-mind physician who founded the Whole Health Healing Institute after her research led her to uncover scientific proof that people can heal themselves of all kinds of incurable illnesses. I found an article from 2015 on a promising alternative breast cancer treatment with no side effects and a higher success and survival rate than traditional treatments. Why isn’t this therapy being studied and tested in the US? An article. based on several studies testing herbal and nutritional cures for breast cancer, in the US National library of Medicine found that many of these natural herbs and plants substantially improved the prognosis and recovery of women with breast cancer. Even diabetes can be reversed or at least controlled with diet and complementary treatments according to Medical News Today. Doctor Rajiv Misquitta was able to reverse his heart disease by changing his diet and exercise routine. Doctor Caldwell Esselstyn has helped hundreds of patients reverse heart disease with a plant based diet.
Dr. Josh Axe, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Joel Furhman, and many other alternative, functional, and integrative doctors are helping thousands of people recover from all kinds of chronic diseases, illnesses, and regain healthy, happy lives. They do it by looking at each patient as a complex individual and approaching each case using a multifaceted methodology. Curing disease and chronic illness doesn’t work when your only focus is the symptoms. You have to take into account physical, mental, and emotional environment, psychological programming and beliefs, quality nutrition, physical activity, stress, relationships, and spiritual or religious foundations. All of these together can either support health and wellbeing or create disease and misery. I’m not blaming allopathic doctors. Many, I am sure, get into medicine to help people, but they are brain-washed to believe drugs and surgery are the best or only way to help people recover or manage disease and illness. Surgery definitely has its place. Today doctors are forced to see too many patients on a daily basis, unable to really become acquainted with the patient as a person.
More and more scientific evidence is proving that our thoughts and emotions are the foundation of our health and wellbeing or lack of it. Even the Academy of Family Physicians confirms the link between health and emotions. It typically takes the medical system 20 years to catch up with new scientific evidence and cutting edge treatments. We as consumers, patients, and experts on our own bodies need to become our own health care advocates, become more conscious of our physical and emotional environment, triggers, unbeneficial programming and be willing to open our minds and hearts to new information, or ancient wisdom that is brought to our attention. We are ultimately responsible for our own health and well-being and it is up to us to investigate, research, and test theories, practices, and treatments that may offer us new insights into our own healing, new opportunities for learning and growth, and new possibilities for becoming whole and healthy on every level. We just have to stop giving our personal power away to people outside ourselves and start becoming our own personal health and well-being experts. You can start by paying attention to your body and your emotions when you eat, think, speak, and react. They both have a lot of information to share with us if we just take the time to listen. The keys to healing are in every individuals own hands.