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on October 2, 2010
Dr. Martha Grout and Mary Budinger hold a bright candle in the midst of epidemics of chronic disease.
Never before have we seen so much chronic illness in so many people and at such a young age. People often do exactly what their insurance company told their doctors to tell them to do, and after much time and money, they still are not well. They feel conventional medicine has failed them, and too often it has. When something goes wrong, the system views our body as the enemy and bludgeons it with surgeries, drugs, and radiation.
Discover that illness is really your friend, your body's cry for help.
There is a new paradigm emerging called green medicine and consumers are demanding more of it. Green medicine has a strong respect for the body's own healing abilities. Green medicine recognizes that what we put into our environment, we also put into ourselves.
It is paramount today to acknowledge the impact of food, chemicals, and electrosmog (wireless technology, electrical fields). If your doctor has little to say about them, then he's working with obsolete information. The new paradigm of medicine sees food as medicine, chemicals as more important than germs, and electromagnetic frequencies as a double edged sword.
A few of the discoveries you will make when you read "An Alphabet Of Good Health In A Sick World":
- At the core of most chronic disease is a constant, low level inflammation inside us. We can't see it or feel it, but we can measure it. It erodes our health like saltwater on metal.
- Half the people who have heart attacks have "normal" cholesterol levels. High cholesterol does not cause heart disease.
- We can use one-tenth the amount of chemo in cancer treatments and spare people the bald heads, severe nausea, and organ failure.
- Osteoporosis is a not a calcium deficiency.
- Pollution and junk food make autoimmune diseases more common than breast cancer.
"Good health is not inseparable from what is going on in the world. Some 75 percent of health care spending now goes to treat preventable chronic diseases. Well, most chronic diseases have their roots in diet and environment. Those two factors also tweak our genes in ways that affect us now and will be passed down for generations to come." - Dr. Martha Grout
"Our chemically saturated environments and our way of eating are the big white elephant in the room when health care is discussed. Let's get our heads out of the sand. This `epidemic' of chronic disease in America isn't going away until we have a more honest dialogue about what we eat and what is in our environment." - Mary Budinger