10 Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Your
Your Doctor Won't Tell You - #1
Taking medications, prescription or otherwise, actually shorten
The FDA has warned that psychiatric drugs cause heart
attack, stroke, suicidal and homicidal behavior, diabetes, psychosis
and sudden death. In 2006 the FDA announced that they received 51
reports of sudden death from ADHD drugs such as Adderall.
Today, however, we're living in the Dark Ages of medicine.
We're still living in the chemical-based medical society where everybody
says that chemicals are the solutions to health problems.
Things Your Doctor Won't Tell
You - #2
There are "all natural" solutions to nearly every medical
condition that are safer alternatives, actually improve your health,
and are void of ALL of the side effects of traditional medication.
Natural Cures and Gentle Medicines are available everywhere,
if you know where to look! But, why choose to treat with natural
medicine? Because, natural medicine has an 80% cure rate while traditional
allopathic medicine has a 25% to 40% cure rate.
The Modern Traditional Westernized Medical World chooses to treat
with both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications that
set the body up for more serious problems such as cancer or autoimmune
But, there are some legitimate, effective, and inexpensive
alternatives. Natural Medicine (aka Alternative Medicine) chooses
to work the opposite. It works to help the body heal the problem
and balance out the whole body with herbs, minerals, vitamins and
food! That means that you may be able to relieve the disorders commonly
treated with synthetic drugs without the dangerous side effects.
lots of fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and grains helps open
the door to your storehouse of memories. These foods contain powerful
antioxidants, like vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and selenium.
Research shows as the level of antioxidant nutrients in your blood
rises, so does your mental function.
- Feeling blue? Whether from PMS or menopausal hormonal fluctuations,
certain snacks can boost your mood. Bananas, tomatoes, walnuts
and carbohydrates, such as bread with jam, help the body raise
levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain that regulates
mood. Depending on the severity of your depression, changes in
diet may offer some relief and can also work well in conjunction
with other remedies, such as antidepressants or therapy
Things Your Doctor Won't Tell
You - #3
You Can Live Healthy and Never Have to be Sick or Unwell!
Thanks to the discovery of some new Anti-Aging Prescriptions,
you can eliminate most of the common symptoms that would have others
running to their Doctors. This includes things like a cold, the
flu, or headaches. I'm talking about things like insomnia, depression,
menopause, and chronic pain.
To ease the feelings of insomnia and mild depression
that frequently accompany menopause, consume foods high in tryptophan,
such as milk, poultry, and nuts. This amino acid is converted into
the brain chemical serotonin, which promotes relaxation and rest.
Tryptophan may also help reduce feelings of mild depression. Complex
carbohydrates, such as beans, potatoes, and grains, may be helpful
as well because they are believed to enhance the bioavailability
of tryptophan in the brain.
Things Your Doctor Won't Tell
You - #4
Cholesterol can be treated with Two Very Simple additions
to your diet!
Before the popularity of routine testing for elevated
cholesterol and treating it with statin drugs, there was a very
simple solution for this concern. Aside from the risks and side-effects
of the statins, they are ineffective in dealing with the three faces
of cholesterol. Most statins are effective in temporarily lowering
one or two of the three damaging lipids, but none addresses all
Total cholesterol, depressed HDL's and elevated LDL's
can all be effectively managed if you begin to include two things
everyday in your diet.
- Niacin or nicotinic acid - One of the water-soluble B vitamins,
improves all lipoproteins when given in doses well above the vitamin
requirement. Nicotinic acid lowers the total cholesterol, "bad"
LDL-cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, while raising the "good"
- Soluble fiber - When regularly eaten as part of a diet low in
saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, has been shown to help
lower blood cholesterol. Foods high in soluble fiber include oat
bran, oatmeal, beans, peas, rice bran, barley, citrus fruits,
strawberries and apple pulp.
Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You - #5
Top 5 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk without drugs.
just one of the anticancer steps is better than nothing. But do
all of them and you're cancer risk could drop by as much as 30 percent.
- Don't smoke (a no-brainer).
- Limit red meat, alcohol, fat, and salt.
- Eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains -- lots of them!
- Exercise regularly.
- Watch your weight
Although there is no surefire way to prevent cancer,
making healthy choices in your daily life may reduce your risk.
If you don't feel capable of following all the anticancer guidelines,
at least choose to do the ones you know you have a good shot of
Things Your Doctor Won't Tell
You - #6
Osteoporosis is preventable and reversible without drugs!
In an ideal world, replaced bone, that is, bone tissue
that is broken down, would equal absorbed bone. However, there are
a few things that influence this process:
- Hormones and other body chemicals.
- Exercise helps build new bone tissue.
- Calcium, vitamin D, and other vitamin and mineral intake.
- Toxic waste accumulated in the body.
An imbalance in any of these three can set up your skeleton to
start losing bone tissue.
Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You - #7
Menopausal symptoms are not inevitable!
Synthetic hormones don't work as predicted and they pose a health
threat to women. Research has proven this to be true! Now millions
of women concerned about aging are looking for alternatives to HRT
and finding them in natural hormones.
The three basic questions you need answered before you are on your
way to hormone balance are:
- Are my symptoms caused by a hormone imbalance?
- Which hormones do I need to regain hormone balance?
- How do I use the hormones for optimal health and balance?
For more information regarding the decision between Natural or
Bioidentical Hormones please see my article dealing with the facts
about natural hormone replacement therapy!
Your Doctor Won't Tell You - #8
You may not be depressed! You may just be unhappy!
Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says that you 'synthesize' your
happiness. That you have a 'psychological immune system' that helps
you change your views about your world, in order to feel better
about the world in which you find yourself.
Health, like happiness, can be optimized by limiting your options
to that which is natural, and realizing there's no "magic pill."
For more details about "how to get and stay happy", please
see my article dealing with "the three steps to having everything".
Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You - #9
THE DEADLIEST THREAT TO YOUR HEART is not what you've been
Risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease may
be categorized either by relative significance or modifiability.
Your Doctor has been told that the major independent risk factors
- Cigarette smoking
- Elevated blood pressure
- Elevated serum total (and LDL) cholesterol
- Low serum HDL cholesterol
- Diabetes mellitus
Other Risk Factors are even more numerous and include such things
- Physical inactivity
- Family history of premature coronary heart disease
- Psychosocial factors
- Elevated serum triglycerides
- Small LDL particles
- Elevated serum homocysteine
- Elevated serum lipoprotein(a)
- Inflammatory markers (e.g., C-reactive protein)
Are these really causes or effects?
The Framingham Heart Study:
Fifty years of data collected from residents of Framingham
have produced over 1,000 scientific papers and identified the major
risk factors associated with heart disease, stroke and other diseases.
When we pull back the curtain on these results we find TWO THINGS
that persist as the underlying cause of all of these perceived risk
- Job Satisfaction
- Self Satisfaction
It appears as though all of the other risk factors arise from these
two issues in that they lead to behaviors that produce effects that
put us at risk in an attempt to resolve our satisfaction with our
jobs and ourselves.
Your Doctor Won't Tell You - #10
The truth about diet and supplements!
Most of us are chronically deficient of
some nutrient or other. Why? Because our modern diet is far from
ideal, and intensive farming has depleted many essential trace elements
from the soil. This chronic shortage takes a long time to show because
your body uses up the last of these nutrients before deficiencies
start to reveal themselves.
Common Drugs, Common Problems
A lot of drugs also interfere with nutrient absorption or with their
metabolism, storage, transport, or use by cells. Because the initial
signs of nutritional deficiency are subtle, cells and organs may
become prone to disease conditions before the need for supplements
is recognized. Medications that interfere with calcium absorption,
for instance, can lead to osteoporosis.
Many medications can contribute to making the body too acidic,
a condition in which opportunistic diseases can take hold and in
which cancer cells can thrive. The typical Western diet, rich in
meat, dairy products, sugar, alcohol, and processed foods, already
tends to make the body acidic; medications may compound the problem.
Correcting the Problem
Many health problems can be alleviated through methods other than
prescription drugs. If you choose to try alternatives, be certain
to consult with a health professional before stopping any current
prescription medication, and continue to take nutritional supplements
to counteract the existing deficiencies. For more insight into how
to create a healthful diet please see my article entitled "Top
eight tips for improving your diet".
Richard A. DiCenso