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Western medicine misses the point and attacks symptoms, not root causes

Wednesday, November 05, 2003
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: bad medicine, Western medicine, allopathic medicine

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Here's a study that shows synthetic HDL (the "good" cholesterol) can remove plaque from arteries when injected into patients. It's another glorious example of "heroic medicine" or what might be called "interventionist medicine." Rather than working with patients to help their bodies generate good cholesterol on their own, the plan is to inject it right into their bloodstream.

It's a very Western approach, and despite the fact that it decreases plaque built-up in arteries, it does absolutely nothing to address the source of the problem: the patient's lifestyle.

Let's face it: plaque build-up is caused by two things: 1) an atrocious diet consisting of everyday American (processed) foods, and 2) lack of exercise.

On the dietary side, by the way, atherosclerosis is caused by eating metabolic disruptors like hydrogenated oils, saturated fats (animal fat), and by various nutritional deficiencies (such as B vitamins, zinc, magnesium and calcium). The standard American diet offers all of these: unhealthy fats, empty calories, and foods stripped of their natural nutrition.

You can remove all the plaque you want, using whatever intervention might work at the moment, but if you don't teach the patient to alter their dietary choices, they're going to end up right back in the doctor's office, needing another roto-rooter job.

It's like trying to fight obesity with liposuction: you can vacuum away all the fat you want, but if the patient keeps on eating the same way, they're going to store that fat somewhere. Liposuction is not a solution to obesity.

Too often, Western medicine focuses on the symptoms. And our doctors engage in the most ridiculous medical-sounding procedures to try to eliminate those symptoms. Very rarely does Western medicine (allopathic medicine) actually seek or treat the root cause of disease.

Then again, it's not hard to understand why: there's money to be made in injecting people with synthetic HDL. But there's no money to be made in teaching people how to take responsibility for their own health.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

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