Friday, July 21, 2017

American Medicine

Recently I was talking with an old friend and as happens so often with old friends, our conversation turned to health problems.  He was having a chronic problem that even the Mayo Clinic couldn't solve and he finally said, "Next time I'm just going to wait for something to break."  He meant that American medicine was best at fixing something that was broken and not very good at chronic problems or, heaven forbid, preventing problems.

It's sad, but he's right.  I asked if he'd tried any complementary or alternative medicine and he replied that yes, he'd tried acupuncture a few times, but it didn't help.  Now the fact that this medical system from China has been around for oh, say 5,000 years or so, didn't impress him enough to go more than a couple of times says a lot about American patients.  People want immediate results, whether it's a pill or surgery, but FAST results to their problems.  They don't care that the health problem may have been years in the making.

American medicine has done an amazing job of training patients.  They've trained them to put up with poor results and keep coming back.  They've trained them to put up with rising costs that damage all but the richest in our country.  Worst of all, they've trained them not to try or trust other types of medicine that are successful all around the world.

Is it any wonder that healthcare in the U.S. ranks the lowest in the industrialized world?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Book Published!

My newest book has just been published!  101 Ways To Improve Your Health With Bodywork:  Your Complete Guide to Complementary and Alternative Therapies is now available on Amazon at New Book

If you're interested in finding better health but don't want to dig through thousands of pages of complex terminology then this is the book for you.  This updated book deals strictly with the body therapies in the world of CAM so it's a short, fast read.

Enjoy!
Alan

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Good News/Bad News

The Texas Medical Board has been persecuting Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski for a long, long time.  This latest round found him put on probation for five years and paying $60,000 in fines and restitution to a former patient.  As bad as that sounds it's a lot less than what they wanted!

The good news is that the State Office of Administrative Hearings dismissed many of the 400+ complaints that the medical board had filed. 

When is this tool of the American Medical Association going to give up and let some other options exist in the world of medical care?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Free Novella March 9 - 11

You can get a FREE copy of my novella, SUSAN'S SEARCH, March 9 - 11, 2017 on Amazon! 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Update YouTube Video

I finally got around to updating the video for the second edition of How To UnBreak Your Health today.  OK, I admit it, I forgot that we'd updated the cover last year! Anyway it's ready for your education and amusement at YouTube.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

"Modern" Medicine

Now "modern" medicine says we should give kids peanuts to help them avoid developing allergies.  This 180-degree change is only the latest we've all had to deal with from these folks.  Are doctors really surprised that we don't trust them to know what the heck they're doing?  One day they tell us one thing, the next day it's completely different, and the public is supposed to just accept it all with blind faith.

Wrong.  We know better and we know more today.  First of all we know that doctors don't walk on water, they are fallible human beings just like the rest of us.  Second, the latest pill or gizmo isn't necessarily the answer to our health problems, it's just the latest way for the medical industry to make more money.  Third, medical care in America is quickly on track to bankrupt our nation.  We spend more (much, much more) but get less than any other industrialized country on earth. 

This latest change is just one more example of how little doctors really know and why we all need to take responsibility for our own health.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Going The Wrong Direction

Did you catch the news last week that life expectancy in America actually declined last year?  Is anyone really surprised?  Can we be doing anything more to take better care of ourselves?  YES!!! 

What I find interesting is that none of the news reports on U.S. statistics mentioned anything about how our country ranked in the world.  Could it be because we score so poorly?  Did you know we rank BELOW Cypress, New Zealand and Costa Rica?  I won't even mention the European countries. 

If you want to live a long and healthy life then it's up to YOU.  You need to take responsibility for your own health and do whatever you need to do to be healthy!

Have a safe and happy 2017!