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"Splinters" Book Review
This is a book written in layman's terms. It's straight-forward, deconstructs the overly complex medical jargon and appeals to common sense...which is probably why it goes over the medical industry's head. And that's kind of the whole point.
Dr. Gerald Smith has been practicing medicine all over the world for over 50 years, and in his book he has outlined numerous case studies of seemingly "miraculous" cures, only he claims that they are anything but. In fact, his cures are almost too simple. His approach is to look for the root cause of each ailment in each individual patient. In contrast to the standard method of care, which treats broad symptoms over root causes, Dr. Smith shows over and over again how acknowledging that every ailment has a root cause (and the body doesn't just randomly attack itself or randomly succumb to germs) is the biggest hurdle that medical practitioners are facing when it comes to helping their patients. At times he goes even further and shows real life examples of doctors having unintentionally done more harm than good, while the true cure was under their noses all along.
This is an eye‑opening book. It challenges the status quo of medical care and backs it up with case after case of simple treatment methods that worked to quickly and "miraculously" cure heart disease, migraines, cancer, infections, chronic pain and so on. Armed with the knowledge that there are other (more) effective treatment methods, patients will be able to have some control over their own health.
Here's hoping the medical industry as a whole will come to understand the role they have played in creating this world of chronic illness, and will then realize the power of simplicity in correcting their errors. Taking a look at Dr. Smith's book would certainly be a start.
Chronic Fatigue with a Twist
I have said for many years that vegetarianism is really not a science based way to go to maintain good health. When you need a verification your belief system the universe provides. Vanuatu presented with long standing chronic fatigue. She had been seen by many medical doctors, specialists of all kinds and numerous hospitals. Unfortunately no one was able to sort Vanita’s issues out.
During my medical intake history, I discovered that Vanita was a vegetarian with pretty strong convictions. I told her flat out that she would not recover eating a strict vegetarian diet. Simply put the body does not produce enough cellulase ( an enzyme) to digest the cellulose (fiber) in the vegetables. Even though veggies are complex carbohydrates, they still raise the insulin levels and cause systemic inflammation. Besides the inflammation there are nutritional deficiencies especially protein and fat soluble vitamins.
Clinically my examination uncovered hypothyroidism with multiple heavy metals within the gland (nickel, lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and aluminum), cytomegalovirus, Epstein Barr virus, tetanus vaccine, hepatitis B, yellow fever, and multiple pesticides. Again these findings represent the core issues that cause all the blood values to go haywire.
Treating the abnormal blood values is meaningless because they are reactionary. To my surprise Vanita started eating red meat and taking my recommend supplements. To her amazement, she stated that she is feeling so much better in just two weeks.
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.” — Henry David Thoreau