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Diagnostitis and the power of words

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by: Dr. Carolyn Dean
Tags: diagnostitis, disease mongering, health news

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(NaturalNews) Diagnostitis is a new disease that I invented, I'm sure many others have had the same idea. It's a condition caused by health professionals declaring that you have something wrong with you that's incurable but the symptoms can only be treated with drugs or surgery.

Diagnositis is an inflammation and irritation that you feel when you are given the wrong diagnosis. Or it could be a diagnosis callously embellished with all the horrors of the disease. When I was a second-year medical student doing rounds with an orthopedic surgeon and my clinical group, I witnessed our surgeon describing the terrible fate awaiting a young man recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (a deforming arthritic condition), in front of the patient. I was appalled! At the end of rounds the doctor started to criticize me for sitting on another patient's bed to obtain his history. I said, no, I want to talk to you! I immediately launched into his incredible insensitivity for dashing any hope of recovery from Adam, the spondylitis patient.

Diagnostitis can be the result of being given a diagnosis along with an admonition to not do any alternative treatments because they won't work. The doctor may not have the tools to help his patient but he dashes any hope that something else or someone else might have answers.

Here's another cause of diagnostitis. I've had clients who tell me doctors have blurted out, "I can't believe you're still alive!" Or the doctor simply says, "I can't believe you are doing so well." This statement to some can be a triumph that you've surpassed your doctor's expectations. But to another it could reactivate the feeling that you didn't have a very good chance of surviving and initiate a setback.

That recently happened to a client of mine. After extensive back surgery he went for his two-week check up and x-rays. The x-ray technician was shocked at the major work that had been done. The technician's genuine surprise that he was doing so well in the face of such extensive surgery threw my client into irrational fears that his recovery was probably tenuous and wouldn't last.

I remember when I first went to medical school, doctors didn't tell patients how sick they were or whether or not they had cancer. Then came the era of the "informed consent". Doctors felt obliged to tell patients if there was even a 5 percent chance that they had cancer. You may not agree, but I think telling a person they may have cancer can actually sow the seeds of cancer in their vulnerable mind and body.

I recently wrote a foreword for a soon-to-be-published book called Become a Wellness Champion by Pam Bartha, a science teacher and writer.

In 1988, at age 28, Pam was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She was told by her neurologist that it was only a matter of time before she would land in a wheelchair and then be completely disabled. This doctor was playing God. He was adamant there was nothing she could do to change the prognosis of her disease. He even warned her against snake oil cures, saying they were useless. He put nails in her coffin and added the stress of "incurability" to her list of symptoms. He added diagnositis and the fear of never recovering from her MS diagnosis. But Pam chose to become a wellness champion instead.

How cruel are these doctors who so often sentence their patients to a life of illness, refusing to look beyond an allopathic drug and surgery approach! With no naturopathic or natural medicine training, doctors issue a divine proclamation that keeps many people ignorant of other options. With their presumed authority and their words, they pass judgment on aspects of medicine they have never studied.

Doctors have indeed become the priesthood and wield terrible authority over their patients. And some of them don't even realize the power of their words. They know very little about multiple sclerosis or other auto-immune conditions. Yet they never state their ignorance. They just pass on their hopelessness to their patients.

Too few patients break free of the confines imposed by allopathic medicine. However, some brave and courageous souls take their doctor's death sentence as a challenge to prove him wrong, which is exactly what Pam Bathra did. And if Pam can do it, so can you!

Too few doctors break free from the confines of allopathic medicine. The words they say are geared to fit into the standard practice of medicine. Any words outside that box can get them in trouble.

For an example of this, read my Natural News article, "The Medical Monopoly" (https://www.naturalnews.com/Author_Dr_Carolyn...). In the comments section below the article is a moving story by a reader who says, "I am a burn survivor and was advised to not use insect repellent, perfume, shampoo, soap, aftershave, shaving cream, sunscreen, etc. When I asked my doctor why he wasn't telling the world about the crap in all these products he looked me in the eye and said, 'I have a wife, children, a mortgage and other patients to help. If I told the world what I told you I wouldn't have any of it.' I felt sorry for him, he had a tear in his eye, but I understood why he didn't tell the world."

What's my message? Make your own words be "the tell" of how you want your world to be and how you want your health to be. Don't let anyone else's words take away from your power. No authority on earth can do that.

About the author:
About the Author:
Carolyn Dean MD ND is The Doctor of the Future�. She is a medical doctor and naturopathic doctor in the forefront of the natural medicine revolution since 1979.
She is working on several patents on novel products including the iCell in RnA Drops. Dr. Dean is a leading expert in magnesium and she has created a picometer, stabilized-ionic form of magnesium, called ReMag that's 100% absorbed at the cellular level and non-laxative making it one of the only magnesiums that can be taken in therapeutic amounts with no side effects. ReLyte is her multiple mineral product that is also completely absorbed at the cellular level and contains the 9 minerals necessary for supporting proper thyroid function. RnA Drops help make perfect cells via RNA through Chromosome 14 affecting DNA. ReNew, which is highly concentrated RnA Drops is a powerful skin serum and ReAline is a safe detox formula with methylated B's, l-taurine and dl-methionine (the precursor to glutathione), all available at www.RnAReSet.com
Dr. Dean is the author/coauthor of 33 health books (print and eBooks) and 106 Kindle books including The Magnesium Miracle, Death by Modern Medicine, IBS for Dummies, IBS Cookbook for Dummies, The Yeast Connection and Women's Health, Future Health Now Encyclopedia, Death by Modern Medicine, Everything Alzheimers, and Hormone Balance.
She is on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit educational site - Nutritional Magnesium Association (www.nutritionalmagnesium.org).
Dr. Dean has a free online newsletter and a valuable online 2-year wellness program called Completement Now! at www.drcarolyndean.com/fhn. She also runs a busy telephone consulting practice and has a weekly radio show Mondays at 4pm PST on www.achieveradio.com. Find out more at www.drcarolyndean.com, www.drcarolyndeanlive.com, www.RnAReSet.com, and www.howionic.com.

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