"There are 90 essential nutrients that the human body needs, there are 16 minerals, 16, vitamins, 12 amino acids and two fatty acids, which are essential for health. The body needs them, but can't make them. And as these essential nutrients have declined in the food that we're eating over the last 60 years, chronic disease has escalated. There is a one-to-one relationship between chronic nutrient deficiencies and the genesis of chronic disease," said Glidden during the January 26 episode of the "Merritt Medical Hour" on Brighteon.TV.
Glidden noted that the lack of minerals is also a problem because minerals are two-thirds of the body's nutrient needs, and when the body runs out of an essential nutrient it would be a matter of time until something breaks. (Related: Research suggests fad diets often lead to deficiency in essential nutrients.)
"So in order to fix this, it's not rocket science, you just have to put into your body on a regular basis the 90 essential nutrients that it requires," added Glidden.
He continued: "Everybody is nutritionally deficient. Everybody's digestive tract is weak. Everybody's digestive acid is weak. Everybody's ability of the small intestine to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream is weak, not because you have a bad gene or because you have a voodoo curse, but because you're nutritionally deficient."
Glidden has authored several health and wellness books, including "Everybody Is Sick, And I Know Why" and "Attempt A Cure With Wholistic Medicine." He has also given over 150 lectures worldwide.
Glidden, who introduced a healthy foundation pack that he said is the easiest way to get the 90 essential nutrients that the body needs, also lamented the lack of a free medical market. He added that there is room for all types of medicine in the world, and people need to be aware of the skill set that every medical professional brings to the table.
"Most people completely don't understand, you know, the laws of science and the laws of nature don't change when you cross the state line… And, you know, the American Medical Association doesn't like competition. And so things like this have been happening behind the scenes for 109 years now. And it's the secret that's hiding in plain sight that we don't have a free medical market. We desperately need a free medical market, right? And that would solve a lot of the problems that we're facing right now," Glidden explained.
The naturopathic physician pointed out the increasing number of chronic diseases and the lack of experience with medical nutrition.
"Alzheimer's is skyrocketing. Autism is skyrocketing. No change in the genesis for the incidence of heart disease. Arthritis is getting worse. Our life expectancy is getting shorter. Obesity is on the rise. Type two diabetes is on the rise," Glidden said.
"We're getting sicker as a nation, we're not getting healthier. And this is not because we have a bad gene, chemtrails, 5G radiation and all of those things are real and they have net negative impacts on the human body. But the real reason the chronic disease is escalating is that conventionally trained allopathic medical doctors have no experience with medical nutrition. And that is a gigantic omission. You wouldn't believe the things that I and my colleagues have seen our patients recover from, and it's really a tragedy that this type of medical approach is not mainstream."
Glidden also cited the importance of calcium and magnesium in the body.
"If you have high blood pressure, for example, the first thing to consider is that you have a deficiency in calcium and magnesium. Because if you have a deficiency in calcium and magnesium, the muscles in your body can't constrict and relax the way that nature intended them to. So you'll get muscle spasms, you'll get restless legs, you'll get ticks, you'll get twitches," Glidden explained.
"And regretfully, if the muscles that are in your arteries and veins constrict but don't relax, the blood pressure is gonna go up. It's the same as what happens when you squeeze a garden hose, the water comes out faster. And it's not because you're getting older, it's not because you have a bad gene. It's not because you have a lot of situational stress, it's because your body ran out of calcium and magnesium."
Glidden emphasized the need to teach fundamentals to medical doctors and open up the world to every type of medicine.
"Medicine is like a big umbrella under which many different disciplines hang, right? You're trained as an allopathic doctor. I'm a naturopathic doctor. There's homeopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, the oldest system of medicine on the planet, ayurvedic medicine, botanical medicine, to name a few. All of these disciplines need to be recognized and legalized," Glidden stressed.
Watch the full episode of January 26 "Merritt Medical Hour" below. The "Merritt Medical Hour" airs every Wednesday at 7-8 p.m. on Brighteon.TV.
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