Top Ten Health Care Myths: Part 2 of 3
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You are MORE Than What You Eat
Research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Washington DC, found that diet induced "epigenetic" DNA modifications can be passed to future generations. In other words, what you eat can affect your children's and grandchildren's health, even if they eat healthy themselves. -April, 2010 edition of NewScientist
Real prevention of disease must involve disease prevention through nutrition, patient education about the causes of disease and lifelong changes in eating habits. Yet western medicine teaches doctors little or nothing about these things. So called Modern Medicine doesn't even seem to believe in such ideas. Yet, we know that your personal and lifestyle choices are still the primary factors in determining whether or not you develop a degenerative disease. Health PAYS!!!
In part 1 we covered the first 3 myths:
Myth #1 â€“ MD's are health experts
Myth #2 â€“ You have no influence over your own health or healing
Myth #3 â€“ Drugs prevent disease
Now onto the next myths.
Myth #4 â€“ Hospitals are the place to go for health and healing
Emergency rooms and emergency room MD's do a great job saving lives BUTâ€¦ To promote health and healing, hospitals are the very last place you want to find yourself. Hospitals are generally unhealthy places infested with antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Many hospitals serve both un-appetizing and unhealthy foods and lack proper sunlight. No one has ever had a good night's sleep in a hospital. Add to this the potentially deadly mistakes with drugs and surgical procedures that now appear to be frighteningly common in U.S. hospitals.
Myth #5 â€“ People lose their health because of bad luck or bad genetics
This medical myth will have you believe that disease strikes without cause and therefore the patient cannot do anything to prevent disease through healthy lifestyle choices. Medicine considers itself scientific (another myth) but fails to acknowledge that all disease always has a cause and that often, that cause has to do with improper nervous system function, toxicity, nutritional deficiencies and a lack of exercise. Disease is almost never a matter of bad luck or bad genes.
Myth #6 â€“ Screening=Prevention
Screening isn't preventionâ€¦period. In fact, nearly all the popular screening methods may play a role in causing disease like upping the possibility of breast cancer, due to excessive radiation exposure, when women submit to mammography.
Myth #7 â€“ Good Insurance=Good Health
This is the myth that contributed to the drug makers push for health care reform. The myth that having health insurance will provide some sort of magical protection against disease. The reality is that health insurance doesn't make you healthy! It is only YOU and your choices about foods, toxic chemicals, exercise and having a healthy nervous system as part of a healthy lifestyle, that makes one healthy.
Myth #8 â€“ Vaccines make you healthy
The idea that vaccines protect you from infectious disease is blatantly false in the long term. Example: this year's flu shot actually increases your potential susceptibility to next year's flu (we actually reported on this earlier this year).
Myth #9 â€“ More research is needed to find cures
This is such a dangerous myth because they aren't looking for cures! This myth has been around since the 1960's when cancer scientists claimed they were only a few years away from curing cancer. Today, nearly 50 years later, can you name a single major disease that's been cured? There aren't any. And that's because drug makers make money from sick people. It is way more profitable to keep patients sick and pretend to "manage" their disease through a lifetime of pharmaceuticals.