Medical Whims and Myths That Can Threaten Your LifeBy Dr. Michael J. Badanek DC, BS, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN
One of the great pitfalls of medicine is its treatment of chronic disease, and more specifically its failure to utilize nutritional methods to enhance the effectiveness and safety of medical care, and prevent many diseases in the first place.
- We prescribe antibiotics to treat infections, yet do not use powerful nutritional immune stimulants to assist the body in fighting these infections.
- Doctors perform surgeries, but fail to support healing with proper nutrition and immune support, despite the fact that both surgery and anesthesia are powerful immune suppressors.
- Doctors treat strokes and heart attacks, but ignore the harmful excitotoxic effects of food additives and protein supplements that lead to those events.
- Modern medicine treats cancer with powerful drug combination that have little positive impact on the majority of cancers. However, these drugs do make many curable cancers incurable and often shorten lives. Likewise, doctors ignore recent scientific advances in nutrients and nutrient supplements that do suppress cancer development and growth.
- Worse yet, modern medicine ignores scientific evidence that common food additives such as MSG, omega-6 oils, and aspartame dramatically promote cancer growth. Ironically, many cancer patients are even encouraged to include these cancer-promoters in their diet.
Myth #1: Medicine Is All About Science: In its quest to become the epitome of scientific discipline, the medical profession has lost sight of its original goal; that is, to relieve suffering. Today, with our obsession with the “scientific method,” we have deviated far from that goal. That is why the medical elite have coined the term “evidence-based medicine,” to emphasize that the new medicine of today is based solely on science. In the past, great doctors recognized that medicine should entail not just cold, hard science, but also humanistic arts and compassion.
Myth #2: Lower Blood Pressure is Always Better: We have known for a long time that hypertension is linked to many health problems, including: Strokes, Heart Attacks, Loss of Vision Dementia, Heart- Failure just to name a few. What they don’t agree on is what actually constitutes high blood pressure; that is, at what level does a person have hypertension?
As we get older our blood vessels become stiffer, making it more difficult for the blood to flow. As a result, the heart raises blood pressure in order to force blood through hardened vessels and ensure a continuous supply to all areas of the body. Then there is the Blood-Pressure Drug Scam. In recent years the medical establishment has suggested that not only was normal values of blood pressure to high, but that all people should be placed on antihypertensive medications, even if they are in the “normal range.”
Myth #3: Only Antibiotics Can Stop Infection: I am amazed that the typical treatment for infections is antibiotics. On the other hand, the possibility that nutrition may be able to prevent infections and even aid in recovery never seems to cross most physician’s minds. Many scientific studies prove that nutrition plays an integral part in survival and recovery from a wide variety of infections, both bacterial and viral. Taking antibiotics in most cases suppresses the immune system and destroys the normal gut flora and thus promoting harmful bacteria and viruses to grow and over take the immune system.
Myth #4: Vaccines Prevent Sickness and Disease: It is simply an utter travesty as to the people exposed to the deadly toxic effects of vaccinations in flu, pneumonia, hepatitis, HPV and childhood vaccines. This is because many vaccines contain a full dose of mercury as well as brain-damaging aluminum. Even worse is the fact that for the vast majority of people, the flu vaccine doesn’t work. And for many, it increases their risk of becoming seriously ill. Because most doctors know little or nothing about the interrelationship between the body’s immune system and the brain’s special immune system (cells called microglia), they don’t understand that giving a large number of vaccines to a child damages the brain, thus causing Autism, ADD and ADHD.
Myth #5: Cancer Cannot Be Cured: Modern alternative cancer specialists are curing and controlling advanced and sometimes very aggressive cancers that the best conventional treatments couldn’t control. Time and time again, patients told to go home and die are getting involved with alternative medicine and are living the thriving against all medicine opinions and failed conventional treatment protocols. I have also noticed that when using nutritional treatments with conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy the secondarily side effects of nausea, vomiting, hair loss, weakness and weight loss are dramatic reduced or eliminated. Many no mistake, alternative means of treatment of cancer is far, far more effective, less costly and certainly much more humane in the treatment and in a most positive outcome that traditional means.
Myth #6: Cholesterol and Saturated Fat Hurt the Heart: Of all the Myths discussed in this article this is the biggest and most sinister lye ever perpetrated on the American Public. Just in the last month alone Time Magazine had front page headlines stating that Butter is good for you. Most of what you have heard about saturated fat and cholesterol is wrong-dead wrong. In fact there is no linear relationship between cholesterol or saturated fat levels and heart attacks and stroke risks. What’s more depressing is we have known this for decades!
Dr. Badanek helps patients with poor health in Ocala and soon in Tampa Bay. He prides himself in treating patients that are searching for the answers to their health conditions and refuse to give up. Many of his patients present with a variety of chronic conditions: hypothyroid, heart disease, diabetes, gastritis, irritable bowel, constipation, autoimmune disease and numerous other issues. To schedule an appointment in Ocala call 352-622-1151, 727-501-5997 in Tampa Bay or email [email protected] for a consultation.