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THE MD EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES Dr. Peter Glidden, ND www.DrGlidden.com · 4 years of naturopathic medical education (from fully accredited Prologue naturopathic medical schools) · 900 hours of clinical supervision. My name is Peter Glidden. I am a · Pass national board exams. licensed Naturopathic physician. I received a · Pass state board exams. BS in pre-med biology from the University of · 25 hours of continuing medical Massachusetts in 1987, and a Naturopathic education credits each year. medical degree (ND) from Bastyr University of In the states that license and regulate the practice of Naturopathic medicine, NDs can Naturopathic Medicine in 1991. As of October 2010, the date that this book was first published,rescribe drugs, perform minor surgery, deliver I have had 22 years of clinical experience babies, work in hospitals, order all diagnostic delivering primary care Naturopathic medical tests, refer to themselves as physicians, and have treatments. their services paid for by insurance companies. As of 2010, 15 states, the District of Colombia, Naturopathic physicians are trained in science based, clinically verified, safe, effectived the territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands license and regulate the practice and affordable Wholistic medical treatments such as clinical nutrition, homeopathy, herbal of Naturopathic medicine. medicine, bio-identical hormone balancing, Naturopathic medical treatments are acupuncture, and detoxification programs. designed to support and promote the healthy Naturopathicmedicineisafull-fledged,licensed function of the human body. They stimulate the & regulated, primary care medical discipline. body’s built-in self healing mechanisms. More In order for someone to become a licensed often than not, the treatments delivered by naturopathic physician, they must secure the Naturopaths help people to completely recover following: from whatever illness they have been suffering from. Below is a partial list of the conditions that · 4 years of pre-med education from an accredited academic I have seen people completely recover from: institution. CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com · Osteoporosis particular case, the diagnosis was made during · Fibromyalgia the pregnancy. Sometime in the first 3 months · Osteopenia of the pregnancy, fluid from the mother’s · Rheumatoid arthritis womb was collected through a procedure · Kidney Stones called “amniocentesis.” Analysis of the fluid · Insomnia determined that the developing fetus had · Carpal Tunnel Down’s syndrome. Upon receiving the diagnosis, · Depression the mother started an aggressive Naturopathic · Kidney Disease nutrition program and about seven months · ADD later, the child was born completely normal. · High Blood Pressure This happened because the gene that codes for · Osteo-Arthritis Down’s syndrome is turned on by the absence · Down’s Syndrome of nutrients in the mother’s system. (This is · Migraine Headaches true of all genetic diseases, not just Down’s · Asthma syndrome). When the mother became 100% · Autism nutrified by taking nutritional supplements, the · Celiac disease genetic expression of the disease was turned off. · Type 2 Diabetes In this case, it was turned off before it was too late, and the child was born with perfect health. Let me be perfectly clear. The conditions Not bad. Do you think the mother was happy? listed above were completely eliminated through What about the child? This is just the tip of the the application of Naturopathic medical Naturopathic iceberg called “cure.” treatments. The person had the condition before they started the treatment and they no longer You would not believe the conditions had it after the treatment. In common parlance that I have seen people recover from. this is referred to as a “cure.” The Down’s syndrome case is interesting, don’t you think? Regretfully however, this is probably the Down’s syndrome is a genetic disease which first time that you have even heard the terms is irreversible once the child is born. In this naturopath (nature o path), naturopathy (nature CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com op a thee), or naturopathic (nature o path ik). A gentleman named Abraham Flexner was More regretful is the fact that the practice of hired by the The Carnegie Institute to tour the naturopathic medicine is probably not licensed country and compile a list of all of the medical nor regulated in the state that you reside in. schools and hospitals that practiced MD directed There is also a high degree of probability drug delivery medicine. This of course was well that your health insurance will not pay for the before the age of the Internet, the airplane and services of a licensed Naturopathic physician the interstate highway system. Flexner travelled who is working in your area. More’s the pity. the country mostly via train and stagecoach. 5 In the 1800s and the early 1900s the years after he started, Flexner returned with medical marketplace in the United States was his list (which is historically referred to as “The Flexner Report”). The Carnegie Institute quitedifferentthanitistoday.TheNaturopaths, the chiropractors, the osteopaths, the herbalists, subsequently donated millions of dollars to the medical schools and hospitals on Flexner’s list. and the allopaths (MDs) were all vying for patients, recognition and turf. Many times the Other groups like the Rockefeller foundation competition between medical practitioners followed the Carnegie Institute’s lead and donated large sums of money to the medical from different camps would even spill over into violence. In the 1800s, a medical group in schools and hospitals that delivered MD directed Boston used a cannon aimed at the front door synthetic drug treatments. Can you guess why? The Carnegies and Rockefellers were heavily of their competitor’s hospital to coerce them to cease and desist what they were doing! If you invested in pharmaceutical companies. It was a good move. Within 10 years of the Flexner have seen the movie, “Gangs of New York,” you will have an idea of what I am talking about. Report, the medical stage in the United States Even though there was a lot of competition had completely shifted in favor of the MDs. By 1920 the medical turf war game was over, and in those days, the medical playing field was relatively level, and nobody really had the upper the MDs were squarely in the driver’s seat of medicine. They have been there ever since. Most hand. In the second decade of the 20 century Americans, being unaware of these goings-on, (1910-1920) there was a dramatic shift of power in the medical arena, and everything changed. mistakenly assume that MDs are in the driver’s seat of medicine because their treatments are CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com better than those of their competitors. This Care Crisis has nothing to do with Medical couldn’t be further from the truth. MDs are Insurance or a lack thereof, nor does it have in the driver’s seat of medicine only because of anything to do with the high cost of MD financial coalitions that were organized at the directed medical treatments. The root cause of turn of the 20 thcentury. Or, an easier way to our Health Care Crisis boils down to 3 simple say it: MDs owe their pre-eminent medical and facts: social status to drug money. Go figure. 1. MD directed pharmaceutical medicine Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, DOES NOT WORK in the treatment we are in the middle of a health care crisis in the of chronic disease. United States, because all of Flexner’s chickens 2. MD directed pharmaceutical medicine have finally come home to roost. If you do not is the only system of medicine that think that we are actually in a Health Care our hospitals provide, that our medical Crisis, consider the following: insurance pays for, and that most · The leading cause of bankruptcy is the people know about. high cost of medical care. 3. The American Medical Association has successfully orchestrated a 100 · The leading cause of harm is MD directed medical treatments. 1,2,3,4 year long slander and smear campaign · The 3 leading cause of death is against all of their “alternative” 6 competitors. If you are not an MD, medical errors. you are a labeled (by the MDs) as a · The US spends almost 3 times as much per person on health care as every other quack, and your profession is outlawed from the practice of medicine. This has industrialized nation in the world and nd made the average person hesitant and we are 2 from the bottom in the health of our citizens.5 suspicious of anything other than MD · The war on all chronic diseases, directed medicine. 7.8.9 including cancer, has been lost. MDs consistently failtofixconditionsthat The root cause of our country’s Health Naturopaths take care of easily. Arthritis, high CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, our heads examined. The only reason that we insomnia, depression, asthma and anxiety ( to continue to act in this ass-backwards manner is name a few) are eliminated by naturopathic simply because we don’t know any better. You physicians all of the time. But because there don’t know what you don’t know, and one of are less than 3000 licensed naturopaths in the the things that you don’t know is that Wholistic entire country, the teeming mass of suffering medicine excels at treating chronic disease. humanity is completely unaware of the fact If you knew what I know about the that safe, effective, and affordable alternatives treatments that MDs use, you would run away to MD treatments exist. It also doesn’t help that from them as fast as you could. You would only it is illegal to use the word “cure” for anything use their services for emergency trauma care and that is not a drug. (See Chpt. 16) for surgery (when it was absolutely necessary). The MDs have driven the bus of If you knew what I know about medicine over a cliff, into a ditch, in the middle Naturopathic medical treatments, you would of a swamp. Naturopathic physicians (and you) camp out in front of your State House with all are the only ones with the ability to get us out. of your family members, friends and neighbors That’s right – I said you. You have the ability anddemand that your legislature license, regulate, to change how health care is practiced in the and protect the practice of Naturopathic United States. medicine in your state. That is why I wrote this book. Consider this book a wake-up call. If you pay attention to what you will It makes absolutely no sense for anybodyto learn here, you will be able to recover your pay for medical insurance that will only provide health to a remarkable degree. I will show you them with access to a system of medicine that how to become so healthy that, with time, you consistently fails to cure things, and which is the will be able to stop taking all of your prescription number ONE cause of suffering in the country! medicines. I will eliminate the anxiety that exists But as a rule, we become anxious and nervous in the back of your mind about your health when we don’t have, or can’t afford medical failing in your old age because I will show you insurance. We all need to collectively have how to dramatically increase your odds of living CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com a long and healthy life. For the icing on the cake, not only will I show you how to do all of this, but I will even show you how to get paid for doing it – and I will show you how to become an essential gear in the engine of social change. If you are wearing a seatbelt, I would tighten it right about now. ____________ 1. Leape L. Unnecessary surgery. Annual Rev. Public Health. 1992; 13:363-383. 2. Phillips D, Christenfeld N, Glynn L. Increase in U.S. medication-error deaths between 1983 and 1993. Lancet, 1998; 351:643-644. 3. Lazarou J, Pomeranz B, Corey P. Incidence of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients. JAMA. 1998; 279:1200- 1205. 4. Weingart SN, Wilson RM, Gibberd RW, Harrison B. Epidemiology and medical error. BMJ. 2000; 320:774-777. 5. Is US Health Really the Best in the World? Barbara Starfield, MD,MPH. JAMA,2000;284:483-485. 6. World Health Report 2000 7. Chicago Tribune, Section 1, p. 27, December 12, 1991 8. Newsweek, Sep 6, 2008 9. The War On Cancer, An Atomy of failure And A Blueprint of the Future. Guy B. Faguet. ISBN 1-4020-3618 CONNECT WITH US CONTACT INFORMATION “LIKE” & FOLLOW DR. GLIDDEN ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DrpeterGlidden WANT TO LEARN MORE? VISIT: http://drglidden.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO DR. GLIDDEN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/YoungevityEducation JOIN DR. GLIDDEN ON TWITTER: @DrGlidden BECOME A DR. GLIDDEN INSIDER: http://drglidden.com/become-a-member/ QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL: email@example.com | (855) 347-3696 Copyright © 2014 Dr. Glidden - All rights reserved by the author. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the author. THE MD EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES CHAPTER 1 Pavlov Would Be Proud Dr. Peter Glidden, ND www.DrGlidden.com only type of medicine that our insurance will cover. Most of us just trust that our MD knows what’s best for us, and leave it at that. But what if our MD doesn’t know what’s best? What if our MD only knows what he/she has been trained in, and what if that training only focuses on a small percentage of what actually constitutes valid medical treatment? In a situation like this, we are basically just rolling the dice and hop- ing against hope that our doctor has the correct knowledge and tools to help us. Often, wagers like these fail. As evidenced by a recent Journal of the American Medical Association article, (JAMA 1998; 279(15):1200-1205) the 3rd lead- P erspective is everything. It allows us ing cause of death in the U.S. is MD supervised to see things clearly, and to better understand medical errors! Furthermore, when you add this complicated issues. As a society, we need a bet - number to all of the infections, side-effects and ter perspective on the types of medicine that outright deaths created by MDs in hospitals and we use to help us overcome our health issues. in private practice, the MD profession becomes Even though we have a number of health treat- the number one harmer of people in the United ment choices: Allopathic medicine (what MDs States. This means – you go to your MD with & DOs practice); Naturopathic medicine; Ho- a health complaint, the MD prescribes a treat - meopathic medicine; Chiropractic medicine; ment, and you get sick, maimed, or die from Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine; it! Imagine for a moment what would happen Ayurvedic medicine; and Clinical nutrition (to if a Chiropractor or a Naturopath killed just name a few), as a culture we lean heavily in the di - patient with their medical treatment – there rection of allopathic medicine – for no real reason would be public outrage, and a stoning in the other than the fact that it is just what every- town square! But when an MD prescribes a body around us has always done, and it is the treatment that kills someone, everyone just ac- CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com cepts it as part of the deal, and nobody goes cal companies, legislators, medical schools, and to jail. Not to mention that this predilection for hospitals have had us hog-tied to the MD-As- harm is a direct violation of the Hippocratic King belief for the last 100 years. You may like Oath that every MD swears to uphold... This to think that you are immune from this type is cultural conditioning “par-excellance” and is of thinking, but when push comes to shove, if testimony to the sad fact of how much we have you become afflicted with a serious or painful been conditioned into believing that MD direct - illness, like Pavlov’s dog salivating at the sound ed allopathic medicine is the only valid medical of the bell, you will most likely run to your local system in today’s world. neighborhood MD – even though the odds are strong that the medicine he/she prescribes will In every culture there exist preconceived hurt you... and fixed beliefs - hidden biases that inform the collective’s world-view - the forest that hides the For the last 100 years, medicine in the trees. Here are a few examples: “The earth is United States has been completely monopo- flat; the sun orbits around the earth; women lized by the MDs, and very few people have any are not smart enough to vote; slavery is OK, idea at all of how that happened. Most of us because black people are just animals, and not think that the MDs are the big dogs on campus human beings; child labor is a valid economic because their treatments are better than those necessity.” These suppositions seem absurd to of their Wholistic competitors. This couldn’t be us today, but not that long ago they were ac- further from the truth, and in most cases, the cepted as fact, and very few people questioned exact opposite is true. Additionally, very few them. One of the hidden cultural biases we are people have a good working knowledge of what suffering from now is the (false) belief that allo - Wholistic medicine really is - let alone what it pathic medicine (what MDs do) is the only valid can do. If the teeming mass of suffering hu- system of medicine in the world, and that all manity had any real understanding of the abil- other systems of medicine are inferior (read: ity of Wholistic medicine to positively impact ‘alternative’) to it. Cultural conditioning, savvy their health, the allopaths would soon be out of political strategies, misleading PR campaigns, work. One of the best kept secrets in the 21st and business affiliations between pharmaceuti- century is that for most of the conditions that CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com most people go to the doctor for most of the time, Wholistic treatments are far superior to anything that the MDs have to offer – and it is about time that we all collectively snapped out of it and got a clue. One of my goals here is to help you to snap out of it and to get a clue. I will help you to understand how MD directed medicine works and how Wholistic medicine works. They each have their place, their strengths and their weakness. The only thing necessary for you to figure out which one is most suitable for your situation is to have a clear perspective on the philosophies and treatment strategies of each. In these pages, I will attempt to break your pro-MD conditioning. I will empower you with the knowledge necessary to substantially increase your odds of a successful outcome when your health is failing. I will also attempt to make you laugh. Remember – from the proper perspective, everything becomes crystal clear. So let’s begin. CONNECT WITH US CONTACT INFORMATION “LIKE” & FOLLOW DR. GLIDDEN ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DrpeterGlidden WANT TO LEARN MORE? VISIT: http://drglidden.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO DR. GLIDDEN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/YoungevityEducation JOIN DR. GLIDDEN ON TWITTER: @DrGlidden BECOME A DR. GLIDDEN INSIDER: http://drglidden.com/become-a-member/ QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL: firstname.lastname@example.org | (855) 347-3696 Copyright © 2014 Dr. Glidden - All rights reserved by the author. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the author. THE MD EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES CHAPTER 2 The Nature of the Beast Dr. Peter Glidden, ND www.DrGlidden.com There are, however, a few things that the MDs are good at – and there is room in the world for both of these systems of medicine. So let’s break each of them down in order to better understand what’s going on. ****************** T here are two differing schools of ALLOPATHY thought prevalent in today’s medical arena: 1) The medical philosophy that MDs are Reductionistic medicine (what MDs practice trained in is referred to as “allopathy.”(rhymes – also referred to as “Allopathic” medicine); 2) with “shall op a thee”). Allopathic (rhymes with Wholistic medicine (what NDs, DCs, Acupunc- “shall o path ik”) medicine is atheistic, reduc- turists,etc.practice.)These2schools of thought tionistic and oppositionally- defiant in its phi- are based on philosophies that are radically dif- losophy of treatment. Its greatest achievements ferent each from the other. have been in the fields of surgery and emergen- cy care. It believes that the human body must be Most Wholistic practitioners will tell you controlled and dominated.It relies on the use of that MDs are pompous, close-minded, symp- synthetic drugs and surgery to affect changes in tom suppressive lap-dogs to the pharmaceutical the physiology of the body. It does not believe industry who don’t know the first thing about in the existence of a human soul - or for that health, and who use medicines that are just as matter, anything metaphysical. Its practitioners likely to hurt you as they are to help you. Most are not trained in how to make a sick person MDs will tell you that Wholistic medical prac- healthy. Its treatments are used to manage the titioners are quacks, have sub-standard train- disease state and, with the exception of surgery ing, and use therapeutics that are unproven and and infectious disease, they are rarely curative. dangerous. The reality of the situation is that the Wholistic practitioners are right, and the The term “allopathic” was coined by a MDs are wrong. German physician named Samuel Hahnemann in the 19 century. It is derived from the two CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com Greek words, “allos” meaning “opposite” and vices are all used to take the body apart into “pathos,” meaning “disease.” Hahnemann was smaller and smaller pieces in the desperate hunt a homeopathic physician (a type of Wholistic to find the part of the body-machine that is bro- medicine), and he came up with this term to de- ken. This is why CT scans and MRIs are or- scribeandseparatehimself andthemembersof dered for just about everything now, and also his profession from the MDs of his time that es- why gene therapy and embryonic stem cell re- poused the use of dangerous and harmful medi- search are all the buzz today – as they represent cal treatments such as blood-letting, and the use the ultimate end of the reductionistic road, with of large doses of toxic substances, like mercury. scientifictechnologyallowingphysicianstovisu- Modern day MDs are not so happy with the alize the body at very tiny levels. This “machine term “allopath,” and will go out of their way to made of parts” viewpoint is also the reason why try to convince you that what they do is practice patients are prescribed so many different medica- “Medicine,” - that they in fact are the sole propri- tions. One medicine is given for each part that is etors of the entire medical field. But they are not. broken. So, in an MDs office, patients are rou- What they do is just ONE PIECE of the med- tinely prescribed one blood pressure medicine; ical pie. “Allopathic” is an entirely appropriate one arthritis medicine; one osteoporosis medi- eponym for what MDs do, and Hahnemann cine; one hormone medicine; one sleep medi- should be applauded for his insight. cine; one depression medicine; one heartburn medicine; and one medicine to take care of the An important aspect of allopathic med- side effects of all of those medicines. Sound fa- icine to understand is its adherence to a reduc- miliar? The reason that so many people are on tionistic philosophy. Reductionism takes the view so many medications is not because MDs have that the human body is a machine made of stock in drug companies (although many do), parts. It argues that, when an illness is present, but because their reductionistic philosophy de- the body must be taken apart in order to discov- mands that they treat people in this manner. er the defective piece. This reductionistic view is exemplified by the diagnostic tools that MDs Control of the body is another import- use – Blood work, X-Ray, MRI scans, CT scans, ant point to ponder regarding allopathic philos- Laparoscopies, Colonoscopies, etc. These de- ophy. It is rarely talked about in such blatant or CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com naked terms, but it impacts 100% of allopathic Also, the medicines used by allopaths are treatments. The logic goes something like this: designed to oppose the illness. This is how the “If somebody is sick, they are sick because their medicines got their names in the first place: anti- body lacks the ability to fix the problem on its biotic; anti-inflammatory; anti-depressant; an- own, and therefore medicines which alter the ti-coagulant; anti-histamine; ant-acids, serotonin natural workings of the body must be imported re-uptake inhibitor; MAO inhibitor; etc. Lastly, be- into the system to control the situation, or the cause these medicines are prescribed in an op- offending tissue must be surgically removed.” positional way, (e.g. to combat and to oppose the Nine times out of ten, the medicines that are disease), the effects of them on the body are of- imported into the body to treat an illness by an ten violent, and full of side-effects - not the least allopath are synthetic, and are prescribed in a of which is death. When you think about it, al- manner which overpowers the inherent bio- lopathic medicine is 100% congruent with the chemistry of the body, orchestrating a violent political philosophy of Communism – which takeover of its physiology. So for instance, if you believes that people are not smart enough to be have colitis, your colon is removed; if you are left to their own devices and must therefore be depressed, you are given a synthetic prescrip- dominated and controlled. Coincidentally, the tion drug which artificially increases the levels father of modern day communist China was... of Serotonin in your blood, thereby making You guessed it - an MD! His name: Sun Yat- you feel better. (Kind of, but not really, like te- Sen. Ouch! quila). If you are in pain, you are given a syn- thetic medication which blocks the transmission Synthetic drugs are the medicines of of pain signals along nerve pathways, thereby choice in the world of the reductionistic allo- making you feel better. (Kind of, but not real- path. Did you ever stop to consider why this is ly, like tequila). If you are having menopausal so? Many of the drugs that are used today come symptoms, you are given synthetic estrogens from plants. So why not just use the plant? I or synthetic progesterone to try and push the mean,fromanevolutionarypointof view,plants biochemistry of your body in a direction that and humans have co-existed for thousands of results in the elimination of your symptoms. years. So why go to all of the trouble and ex- (Kind of, but not really, like tequila). pense of analyzing the plant’s chemical constit- CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com uents, and then synthesizing a drug from one of Ca Ching. Ca Ching. them? The answer might surprise you. The rea- son that synthetic drugs are the main-stay of the Thisisalsowhythereisnowidespreador allopaths boils down to two words: “Ca-Ching!” significant research done on vitamins or herbs. OK, maybe those aren’t real words – so here There is no profit motive in that arena. If some- are two that are: “Profit Motive”. body found a mineral that cured breast cancer, anybody could make it, so why pour hundreds It is illegal for anybody to hold a pat- of millions of dollars of research and develop- ent on a naturally occurring substance. You ment into something that, once discovered, any- couldn’t go to Washington DC and secure a body and everybody could make and sell? From patent for “water” or “calcium” or “garlic.” a humanitarian point of view this of course is Patents, which guarantee the patent holder the a good idea, but medicine in the industrialized exclusive production rights to whatever was patent- nations of the world is not driven by humanitar- ed, can only be granted for things that are not ianism, nor is it driven by results. Medicine in naturally occurring. This is why drug compa- the 21st century is driven by profits. If modern nies go out of their way to create synthetic medi- medicine was results-driven, the MDs would cines. Since synthetic medicines have never oc- have been out of work a long time ago. curred before in nature, the drug company can secure a patent for it, and then they are the only The exclusion of the soul is one of the ones that are allowed to produce and to sell it. most startling aspects of allopathic medical This, of course, dramatically increases the drug thinking. Interestingly, it is concept that is not company’s profits. Those of you who grew up even thought about by most allopaths – even in the 50s and 60s can probably recall hearing though it is fundamental to their medical phi- the term “patent-medicine” – well, this is where losophy. Just go ahead and ask your MD what it came from, and guess what – patenting a drug the relationship between the soul and the health does create profits – massive profits: Statin drug of the body is – and see what you get for an sales top 30 billion dollars a year, and synthetic answer. The relationship between the soul and TM TM hormones like Premarin and Provera gen- the body is completely discounted in allopath- erate approximately 275 million dollars a year. ic medicine because Reductionism argues that CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com if you can’t measure something objectively, it ment of most of the chronic diseases that affect doesn’t exist. Since nobody has ever dissected most human beings most of the time. Things like the soul out of a human body, nor measured heart disease, obesity, arthritis, asthma, kidney it with some type of reliable instrumentation, failure, migraines, anxiety, depression, hyper- it therefore doesn’t exist – to the allopath. If it tension, cancer, diabetes and eczema are still doesn’t exist, then it can’t impact the health of around, still causing massive amounts of suf- the body - or anything else. Of course, if the fering, and are still considered incurable (even soul does exist, then it must have an intimate con- though Naturopaths cure these conditions all nection to the body’s health. By discounting this of the time). It is telling, don’t you think, that possibility altogether, however, allopaths have modern medicine with all of its technological effectively thrown the baby out with the bath sophistication, still hasn’t been able to figure out water. To add yet another layer of irony to this what causes arthritis, or asthma, or depression, situation, even though many allopaths are deep- etc. I mean, let’s think about it - If you were a ly religious people, the concept of the soul’s in- chef and only used one recipe, and your lasagna terface with the human body and its influence ALWAYStastedbad,wouldn’titbetimetotrya on health is completely left out of their reduc- different recipe? It is one of the great ironies of tionistic medical model. This is like believing in the modern day that while allopathic medicine democracy when at home, but practicing com- claims to be the only legitimate, scientific, and munism when at work. effective type of medicine on the planet, it has consistently failed for 100 years to find a cure Because surgery and emergency care for most of the diseases that afflict humankind. are the epitomes of reductionism - breaking the body down into smaller and smaller piec- The distinction between health and disease es, and then targeting for treatment the parts is also an interesting thing to consider in the up- that are broken, the major advances in modern side-down, “through-the looking glass” world medicine in the last 100 years have all been in of allopathic reductionism. If I was an automo- the surgical arena, and ironically, with military bile mechanic and didn’t understand the pro- field medicine. However, in the same time span cess of how gasoline is converted into energy to very few advances have been made in the treat- make the engine parts move, then I wouldn’t be CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com very good at fixing broken automobile engines, human body can derive all of the nutrition that would I? Conversely, if I am a physician and I it needs through food. This is perhaps the most don’t understand what “Health” is, then I won’t harmful concept ever promulgated on our pop- be very good at fixing unhealthy bodies. Right? ulation by the medical industry. We absolutely Right! If you want to have some fun with your and positively DO NOT get all of the nutrition MD, the next time you are in their office, ask that our bodies need from our food. (See chap- them to define “Health.” ter 25) Another of the great overlooked ironies of modern day Lastly, the medical foundation that un- medicine is that most MDs simply have no idea what- derlies and informs allopathic medical treat- so-ever of what constitutes “Health” – and thereforements is one that they constantly change. It has are not capable of helping their patients to recover, norntegrity. They just make things up as they go to sustain it. along, decade by decade. First it’s leeches, then it’s blood-letting, then it’s large doses of mercu- Clinical nutrition is, at best, an after- ry, then it’s purgatives, then it’s antibiotics, then thought in the practical application of allopath- it’s designer drugs. What next? When you really ic medical treatment, and is at worst, irrelevant. boil allopathic medicine right down to its barest When nutrition is applied, it is always used as of bones, what you are left with are the juvenile secondary or tertiary to the main drug treat- notions that to recover from disease, the body ments, and never as a primary intervention. Vi- must be controlled with some synthetic sub- tamins are rarely, if ever, used. This is because stance that is dangerous and strong, or the anat- there is little room for nutritional thought in re- omy of the body must be altered with surgery. ductionistic philosophy. Why worry about how the body is fed if you don’t believe in its natural What type of results then, would you self healing ability in the first place? If 100% expect to see from a medical system that has of your treatments are geared at over-riding the no working understanding of what “Health” body’s natural tendencies, then why bother to is, and that specializes in the use of danger- try to support them with nutrition? Additional- ous synthetic medicines designed to suppress ly, most allopaths are incorrectly taught that the the body’s symptoms? Would you expect to see CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com cures? No! From a system of medicine like that, why (according to the World Health Organiza- one would expect to see treatments that only tion) the United States ranks 72 ndin the world in manage the symptoms of the disease – and that overall health of its citizens. 72 in the world!!! th is exactly what allopathic medicine delivers – dis- Twenty years ago, we were in 14 place! Thank ease management. Your depression is tuned down you Dr. MD. Under your guidance we have a little, but only if you keep taking your anti-de- gone from 14 to 72 place - and it only took pressant. Your asthma is kept in check by the 20 years! This absolutely unacceptable situation daily doses of Albuterol TM . Your arthritic knee is the price that we have paid for our unques- pain is reduced, but only as long as you take tioning allegiance and our abject subjugation to you pain meds every day, and if you have to stop a medical system that rarely cures anything and taking them because they are destroying your that relies on the exclusive use of strong, syn- liver, well you can always have surgery to im- thetic and suppressive patent medicines which plant an artificial knee. You might want to ask have a high probability of hurting us. Like lem- yourself who benefits from a medical model like mings following each other over a cliff to their this. Pharmaceutical companies that make the doom, every time we get sick we run straight medicines that you have to take every day to man- to the MD’s office - even though the chances age your symptoms, the surgeons who replace are high that their treatments will not fix what the unhealthy parts, and the hospitals that pro- is bothering us, and that the medicines they use vide the facilities for it all to happen in are, for will hurt us. better or for worse, the direct beneficiaries of a “for-profit” medical model that does not under- Theonlyreasonthatwepersistinthisself stand what “Health” is, and which focuses on destructive behavior is because we don’t know disease management instead of disease cure. any better. Allopathic medicine is the only type of medicine that we are familiar with. It is the Lastly, when you use a symptom suppres- only type of medicine that our insurance pays sive synthetic drug which targets the part to treat for. It is the only type of medicine that is used in an unhealthy system, it will screw things up, and our local hospitals, and every night when we go that is exactly why MD directed treatments are home and try to relax, we are bombarded with the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, and television commercials telling us how great and CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com necessary prescription medicines are. Then we treatment. This is what we will now discuss. watch “House” or “The Doctors” or “ER” and are fed a complete and utter fantasy world of Wholisticmedicineis“Systems–Orient- what MD medicine is like. If they did a reality ed.” It argues that the body is a complex system show like “Cops” for MDs, we would quickly of inter-related parts. It believes that the human lose our infatuation with allopathic medicine. body has a built-in, natural ability to regulate, maintain, and fix itself. Its treatments are de- ****************** signed to promote and to stimulate these pro- WHOLISM cesses. It believes that the body must be prop- On the other side of the medical coin, erly nutrified in order to be healthy. It believes we find Wholism.* This subject is a little bit that detoxification procedures are necessary to confusing to the average person, because there optimize the health of the body. It believes in are many different Wholistic medical disciplines, the existence of a spiritual “Vital Force” which each of which uses a unique type of treatment. animates the physical body and impacts its Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, health. Its treatments are, more often than not, Ayurveda,TraditionalChinesemedicine,Tibet- curative. It has a sophisticated understanding an medicine, Chiropractic, Touch- For-Health, of the definition of “Health.” Its treatments are (and many more) are examples of Wholistic evidence–based, safe, effective, affordable and medicine, but they all require different types of clinically verified. training for their practitioners, they all offer dif- ferent types of treatment, and they are all reg- Where does the mind stop and the body ulated differently by each State in the U.S.A., begin? Why do emotions affect both the mind (and by different countries around the world). and the body? Why can 100 people experience The philosophy of Wholistic medicine, howev- the same stress and have 100 different reactions er, is universal to all of its differing systems of to it? Why can 100 people, all with the same di- ____________________ *As Wholistic medicine has risen in prominence over the last 10 years, it is being referred to in the media as “Holistic.” Leaving off the “W” at the beginning of the word makes people think of holes instead of the whole, as was the original intent, and should be avoided. CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com agnosis, have radically different symptoms, each manage its own affairs is what Wholistic doc- from the other? What role does nutrition have tors take advantage of in formulating their on health and well-being? These are some of treatments. The fundamental belief here is that the questions that the Wholistic medical mod- living organisms possess inherent self-healing el takes into consideration as it formulates its processes which are able to be stimulated by the philosophy of healing. The philosophical un- correct application of the proper therapeutic derpinnings of Wholism are gleaned from the agent to effect a cure. So, for example, instead scientific study and analysis of both objective (au- of taking an anti-biotic which is (allopathical- topsy, blood work, microscopic tissue examina- ly) designed to kill certain bacteria, a Wholis- tion) and subjective (observation of the dynamic tic doctor will give a treatment that stimulates symptoms that people get when they are sick) the body’s immune system, so that the body symptoms. Wholistic medicine is extremely eliminates the bacteria through its own means. pragmatic and is completely grounded in good, This is what is meant when Wholistic doctors old fashioned, common sense. say that their treatments are working “with Na- ture.” This concept, however, is often a cause One of the 4 foundation principals of of great confusion. Most people mistakenly Naturopathic medicine is the belief that the hu- assume that Wholistic doctors will only pre- man body possesses a strong and sophisticated scribe natural medical treatments (whatever that ability to maintain and repair itself. This con- means). But this is not true. For example: All of cept is not exclusive to naturopathy. It is found the medicines used by classical Homeopaths are in all Wholistic medical systems. It forms the Not found in Nature; All vitamin supplements bedrock of all Wholistic medical thought, and is are man-made. I could go on and on. extremely important to understand. When you cut your hand, do you have to think about how The point here is not that the medicines used by to direct the cells of your body to fix the prob- Wholistic doctors are “natural” or only found in nature lem? No! The body fixes it all by itself. When (although many are), but that they stimulate the Natu- you eat an apple, do you have to mentally direct ral Healing Power inherent in a living organism. the process of digestion? No! The body does it all by itself. This innate ability of the body to The application of Nutrition in a wholis- CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com tic medical setting is an extremely sophisticat- daily trying to reach the sub laxative level... I then added ed process. It is evidence-based, thorough, and vitamin B-3, selenium, and zinc sulfate. Six months lat- makes the recommendations of your registered er she called me at home in great excitement. She had just dietician look childish. Medical Nutrition is a had a CT scan. No tumor was visible. The CT scan was primary medical intervention. The following repeated by the incredulous radiologist. Her original bile is an excerpt from a monograph written by duct had reopened and now she had two. She remained Abram Hoffer, MD* – one of the pioneers in alive and well until she died February 19, 1999, nearly the field of Vitamin Therapy. 22 years after she was told she would die. “An elderly woman appeared and when I asked her why Pretty good! Now that’s what I call Clin- she had come she replied that she had cancer in the head ical nutrition! of her pancreas. She had developed jaundice. Her surgeon discovered she had a large tumor in the head of the pan- Detoxification of bodily tissue is a con- creas which occluded her bile duct. He promptly operated, cept which is completely foreign to allopathic created a by-pass, and when she recovered from the an- medicine. If you can mask the body odor with esthesia advised her that she had about 3 to 6 months to strong enough perfume, why take a bath? In sys- live. She worked in a book store. She had read Norman tems-oriented Wholistic medicine however, the Cousins book Anatomy of an Illness and thought that if process of detoxification is extremely import- he was able to take so much vitamin C with safety she ant. Because all of the systems of the body are could too and she began to take 10 grams each day. The inter-related, if we are attempting to stimulate next time she consulted her doctor she told him what she the body’s ability to fix itself, we will maximize was doing. He referred her to me since he was familiar the effectiveness of our treatments if certain with my interest in mega doses of vitamins. I reviewed parts of the body are not gummed-up with sub- her program and increased her vitamin C to 40 grams stances that should not be there. One of my ____________________ *There is a growing trend in American medicine which is worth mentioning here. In the last 15 years, more and more MDs have been adopting and incorporating Wholistic medical treatments into their practices of medicine. Ironically, some of the greatest pioneers in the field of Vitamin Therapy and Clinical Nutrition have been MDs. Some of the most talented Homeopaths in the world are MDs! Most of the pioneers in the field of Hormone Replacement Therapy have been MDs! There are exceptions to every rule, of course. So it is possible to find an MD with... CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com most noteworthy cures of Ulcerative Colitis was the course of nine years, arsenic from the wood accomplished by identifying and removing ex- had slowly been absorbed by his body from the tremely high levels of Arsenic in a 9 year old times he had crawled, touched and walked on it boy whose parents brought him to my office (with bare feet). because he wasn’t responding to conventional drug treatment (Prednisone, Sulfasalazine). His When was the last time your doctor rec- allopathic doctors wanted to remove part of the ommended you be checked for Arsenic poison- boy’s colon with surgery. After 12 weeks of my ing?* Did I hear you say: “Never?!” More’s the treatment, his problem disappeared completely pity... – in direct proportion to the decreasing levels of arsenic in his system. How did a 9 year old The Wholistic concept of “The Vital become exposed to arsenic? Pressure treated Force” deserves an entire chapter, and gets one lumber manufactured in the U.S. was routinely (Chapter 7). But for now, here’s an easy way to injected with arsenic as a preventive pesticide. It understand this concept: The elusive “some- is called CCA (copper, chromates & arsenic) or thing” that differentiates a living person from “Wolmanized” lumber. There is approximately a dead person; the elusive “something” that 1 ounce of arsenic in one 12 foot long 2x6 piece brings light to the eyes of the living – that is of wood. This is enough arsenic to kill 250 peo- the Vital Force. Because the Vital Force is that ple – in ONE piece of wood. The house this thing which differentiates a living person from child lived in had a deck off of the kitchen that a corpse, Wholistic medicine theorizes that it was made out of arsenic-injected lumber. Over must therefore be intimately connected to the ____________________ Wholistic leanings, or even one who has completely eschewed allopathic reductionism and has embraced the Wholistic medical model, but these individuals are rare. Please keep in mind that the vast majority of medical professionals with an “MD” after their name are rank and file allopathic reductionists and should be viewed as such when considering their services for medical assistance. Also - having an enchilada at a Taco Bell in Chicago is not the same thing AT ALL as having one in a 200 year old restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. My personal experience with (most) MDs who practice Wholistic medicine is similar, in as much as I find that their wholistic treatments are watered down and just not as good nor as effective as those delivered by a Naturopath, Traditional Chinese Medical doctor, Homeopath, Chiropractor, Ayurvedic doctor, or Licensed Acupuncturist. ‘Nuf said... *To complicate matters further, Arsenic is an essential nutrient to the human body. It only becomes toxic when there is too much of it present. Kind of like sunlight – moderate amounts are necessary, but too much will kill you. CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com life, health and functionality of the human and examinations of (dead) organs, what to do body. Allopaths dismiss the concept of the Vital for (the living) sick...” Force as unsubstantiated metaphysical folly, but Wholistic medical practitioners observe how Now – this doesn’t mean that Wholistic the Vital Force is affected by the stress of life medicine completely discounts objective sci- and structure their therapies in accordance with entific discovery (like autopsies and blood cul- their observations. In his book, Lectures on Ho- tures). As a matter of fact, autopsy and tissue meopathic Philosophy, James Tyler Kent, MD – cultures are two of the cornerstones of applied one of the pioneers in the U.S. of homeopathic medical nutrition. Wholistic doctors, because medicine wrote the following piece which un- they are Wholistic, look at both the objective and derlines the concept of the Vital Force nicely: the subjective sides of the coin. They consider the whole person. Therefore, in addition to autop- “(Regarding a sick individual) There is sy and tissue samples, Wholistic physicians also nothing in the nature of (the) diseased tissue toconsider the subjective side of things – how the point to a cure; the tissue change is only the re-atient feels, and how the illness is manifesting sult of disease. Suppose there is a tumor of the itself by way of signs and symptoms. mammary gland, there is nothing in the fact that it is a tumor that would lead you to the nature of By the way, as you may have guessed, the change of state (in the patient, that caused your allopathic MD only looks at the objective to appear)... the changes in the tissue are of thside of the coin. least importance. What you see in the (living) patient herself, how she moves and acts, her func- OK – so now it’s time to unveil the tions and sensations, (these) are (the) manifestaWholistic definition of “Health.” Because of tions of what is going on in her internal economythe eclectic nature of Wholistic medicine, dif- (her Vital Force). A state of disorder (disease) ferent disciplines (Chiropractic, Naturopathic, represents its nature to the physicianby signs anTraditional Chinese medicine, etc.) will all have symptoms alone, and these are the things to be slightly different addendums to this definition. prescribed upon... It is astonishing that (allo -So it’s appropriate to view what I am about to paths) should expect to find out by post- mortem say as the trunk of the tree of the Wholistic defi- CONNECT WITH US www.DrGlidden.com nition of “Health,” which will then be added to, branch by branch, by each discipline’s own unique philosophical orientation. OK, here it is (drum roll, please): “Health is the ability of a living organism to experience stress and remain symptom free, wherein the systems of the body exist in a natural state of harmony and equipoise, each to the other.”* Chew on that for a while. Now, a Chiropractor would say that to accomplish this, the spine must be in its proper anatomical alignment so that the nerve transmissions can carry their signals optimally, and a Naturopath would add that in order for this to happen, the body must be properly nutrified and detoxified, and an Acupuncturist would add that for Health to occur, the subtle energy or “Qi” of the body must be able to flow properly, and unimpeded. Get it? All of the different disciplines of Wholistic medicine all have the same goal – to make the patient Healthy. They just go about it in different ways. All of the different Wholistic paths up the mountain eventually lead to the top, and in this metaphor, the top is Health. This is why Wholistic medicine is curative – because its treatments help the patient to recover their Health. Imagine that! My colleagues and I practice a system of medicine that makes our patients HEALTHY... and we’re the quacks? ____________________ *Special thanks to Jeremy Sherr Ph.D, of the UK, and Joel Shepherd, MD of Illinois for elucidating this eloquent definition of Health. CONNECT WITH US CONTACT INFORMATION “LIKE” & FOLLOW DR. GLIDDEN ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DrpeterGlidden WANT TO LEARN MORE? VISIT: http://drglidden.com/ SUBSCRIBE TO DR. GLIDDEN’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/YoungevityEducation JOIN DR. GLIDDEN ON TWITTER: @DrGlidden BECOME A DR. GLIDDEN INSIDER: http://drglidden.com/become-a-member/ QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL: email@example.com | (855) 347-3696 Copyright © 2014 Dr. Glidden - All rights reserved by the author. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the author. THE MD EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES CHAPTER 3 The Stress of Life Dr. Peter Glidden, ND www.DrGlidden.com ability of a living organism to experience stress and re- main symptom free...” The operative word in this definition is stress – and to understand it bet- ter in this context, we must paint the definition of “stress” with a broad brush. Weather, tem - perature, bacteria, viruses, pollution, bad food, W hen most people think about stress, bad water, not enough food, too much food, not they think about mental or emotional stress – enough water, too much water, malnutrition, divorce, re-location, working for a boss who is not enough sleep, too much sleep, worry, argu- an idiot, speaking in front of a group, too much ments, aging, prescription medications, and wa- tequila, etc. But stress is much more sophisticat- ter- boarding are all examples of negative stress, ed than this. It is a phenomenon with two fac- and they all impact our health adversely. But es, and many arms – most of which reach into stress all by itself is not enough to make us sick the very fabric of our lives, profoundly affecting (unless it is a very strong stress), it is the strength our health. Stress can be either positive or neg- of the body and its degree of health, that makes ative. An example of positive stress is exercise. the difference and tips the sca
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