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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.
Resolving Bladder Incontinence
One of the pitfalls of invasive cancer treatment, chemo, radioactive needles, radiation, surgery, and so called immunotherapy, is the collateral damage. One such case involved placement of radioactive needles around a patient's cancerous prostate. The cancer disappeared for eight years then resurfaced. The collateral damage of the surrounding damaged tissue and bladder incontinence presented a major challenge. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, natural food based remedies can take years to effect change. This was the case with Roland J. He opted for the radioactive needles and paid the price for it with collateral damage to his bladder and sphincter. Roland was plagued by frequent urination.
Functional anatomy tells us that the urinary bladder and accompanying sphincter are made up of smooth muscle. Smooth muscle derives its tone from natural, food based B‑complex vitamins. Both the valve and bladder become compromised when weakened from radiation exposure. Urinary leakage and urgency are the primary symptoms. Roland was placed on a food based supplement, Cataplex B, to tone up the smooth muscles of the bladder and valve. It took several years before the repair took place but the wait was well worth the investment of time and expense. Roland now experiences much less urgency to urinate and virtually no leakage issues. The key to healing is to define the root cause and address it with natural remedies that are designed to correct the problem. Unfortunately, most healthcare practitioners do not have a broad base of knowledge to be able to connect the dots and the patient winds up with eternal symptomatic treatment.
Dr. Gerald H. Smith, DNM, DDS