How Dangerous is Modern Medicine

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How Dangerous is Modern Medicine?

Faith in your doctor or health care provider’s ability to safely administer quality medical attention is something most of us take for granted. After all, these are the men and women we turn to when our health is at its worst. Whether it’s a bad case of the flu, a broken bone, or the birth of a new child, we expect them to be there for us when we really need them.

Unfortunately, they’re still only human. And that means even the very best of them still make mistakes.

Sometimes, those mistakes can have deadly consequences. Medical Doctors practicing in many parts of the developed world have become increasingly dependent on the skills and technical expertise of large and expensive support staffs. Nurse practitioners, laboratory and radiological technicians, as well as billing and insurance personnel are all common sights in even small town family doctor’s offices.

There’s a good chance you’ll spend more time with these people than with your actual doctor. Not only does this lead to increased red-tape and larger medical bills, it also significantly increases the room for human error.

Modern Medicine: The Leading Cause of Death!? According to a mountain of statistics complied by a team of researchers, led by Drs. Gary Null, PhD and Carolyn Dean MD, ND, has become the -poster-study’ for this sickening phenomenon. The study, succinctly titled -Death by Medicine,- was initially published in 2006 and shows that more than 750,000 deaths occur in the United States alone as a direct result of poor medical care. That’s significantly more than the number of lives lost to either heart disease or cancer.

According to the study, it’s estimated that nine million Americans are unnecessarily hospitalized every year. Additionally, every year approximately seven to eight million people undergo unnecessary surgical or otherwise invasive medical procedures, plus a whopping 20 million unnecessary prescriptions are written for antibiotics to treat minor VIRAL infections.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In spite of this overwhelming tide of data, the American industrial medical machine roars on almost unchecked. Practical, safe and proven alternatives such as the use of holistic natural medicine and effective body cleansing techniques for the prevention and care of minor illness are either balked at or forcibly annexed by the corporate and regulatory entities that have done everything in their power to monopolize and exploit healthcare.

Is There a Solution?

This may very well be one of the greatest problems to face the modern world. The problem itself stems from doctors being taught to treat the symptoms of disease instead of the root cause. In other ways, it’s the result of simple human greed.

It’s safe to assume that the vast majority of medical doctors legitimately care about the health and well-being of their patients (or that they did before being jaded by the healthcare system).

As with any problem, there is always a solution. The solution is educating yourself and cleansing your body and living environment of disease causing toxins. Disease and poor health cannot exist in a clean body. I recommend reading my new book -The Green Body Cleanse- to learn about how you can take responsibility for your own health and live a happy disease free life. Thank U.

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What Are Sports Medicine Doctors and How Can They Treat Sports Related Injuries

Sports medicine is the practice of diagnosing, healing and rehabilitating patients from injuries or illnesses that occur through their participation in sports or athletic activities. Young athletes of all ages, weekend warriors and seniors who wish to keep fit can all benefit at times from sports medical services.

Treatment for sports injuries can involve certified athletic trainers, primary care physicians and osteopaths, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and exercise physiologists. They treat sports related injuries of the neck, back and spine, hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand. Though many might call themselves a “sports medicine” specialist, this category is not recognized as such by the medical community in the U.S. So sports medicine doctors begin achieving such recognition by initially completing medical training, residency and certification in another area of study: most often in the fields of Orthopedics or Osteopathy.

Once they have received their respective degrees and complete their residency, they enroll in a one to two year sports medicine fellowship program. Osteopathic sports medicine doctors are more likely to be non-surgical or primary care givers. Orthopedic surgeons typically focus on surgical patient care.

Accreditation is mandatory before representing themselves as a sports medicine specialist. The organizations that certify these physicians are the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for medical doctors; and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists for Osteopaths.

Surgical fellows concentrate their studies on surgical techniques for sports injuries. Non-surgical fellows focus on diagnostics, non-surgical treatments, and rehabilitation. There is some overlap as both categories of these sports medicine doctors must gain perspective on the issues and treatments used by the other. And both groups of fellows learn how to apply their new specialty to their original one (such as pediatrics, neurology, internal medicine, etc).

The healthcare community and the public view D.O.’s (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) and M.D.’s (Medical Doctors) similarly. But the manner in which they treat patients can be different. Unlike M.D.’s Osteopaths, perform hands-on manipulation to injuries, not unlike a physical therapist or exercise physiologist. However, they are not limited to this course of treatment. Osteopaths also perform traditional medical treatments, surgery, and can prescribe drugs. But the AMA only recognizes D.O.’s and M.D.’s as licensed sports medicine doctors.

Commonly – especially for weekend warriors and seniors – family doctors are often the entry for treatment to a minor sports injury. But if further treatment is needed for wounds or other serious injury, your family doctor calls in a specialist; be it a primary care sports medicine doctor for an acute injury, or a physical therapist if your primary care physician diagnoses nothing more than a severely pulled muscle. It should be noted that since sports medicine is not a specialty, and with more and more Americans remaining active longer, many primary care physicians keep abreast of advancements in this field.

If you wish to find a primary care sports medicine doctor in your area, contact your local, state, or the national office of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

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