Early in my career, I was invited to practice nutrition with an Ear-Nose-Throat specialist. Since most of his patients had sinus issues, the protocol was simple:
Within a month, all who stayed on my program began to heal and no longer needed sinus surgery. There was just one problem, however; the ENT specialist was NOT happy that I was curing his patients.
The doctor told me point-blank that there is no money to be made treating patients with nutrition. After that statement, he asked me to push a profitable meal-replacement weight loss supplement – and tell his patients I lost weight on it.
It was my healthy diet that kept me slim – and I won’t lie or sell something I don’t believe in. Needless to say, I found a new clinic with doctors who wanted their patients to get well.
It is well known that the U.S. has the sickest people and highest health care costs in the developed world. Did you know that 12.6 prescriptions are prescribed per person each year? Considering how much money is made from drugs, especially vaccines, the root cause of our dilemma is clear – it is GREED.
Insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry and “bought” politicians are the ones who craft our health care policies. They care about profits, not people, as costs for drugs – higher than any other country – continue to climb.
Our current medical system is not health care – it is sick care focused on profits and disease rather than people and wellness.
Caught in the middle are doctors. Most genuinely care about their patients, but must deal with time constraints and insurers. Trained to spend 10 minutes or less with each patient, they have just enough time to write a prescription.
A general practitioner who took homeopathy courses from my husband was part of a busy medical clinic. When he began using homeopathy, the director and fellow physicians complained that too much time was spent with patients.
Homeopathy is not cost-effective because it requires time and uses inexpensive (natural) drugs. In fact, classical homeopathy, which looks at the whole person and root cause, requires initial visits that last up to 3 hours. Follow-ups are from 30 minutes to over an hour.
Many physicians are becoming dissatisfied with the current medical model that can do no more than manage systems. Complementary and Alternative medicine is becoming a popular option for patients and courses are now available in some medical schools. Unfortunately, though, this type of medicine is expensive and generally not covered by insurance.
In many countries that provide universal health care, diet and lifestyle counseling are the norm. In France, 98% of pharmacies carry homeopathic remedies and the majority of doctors would recommend homeopathy for their patients.
Since the corrupt system won’t budge, it is up to us to take charge of our health. While this may sound overwhelming to some, it’s not that hard when you start with just a few changes. Surprise your doctor with your improved health – What have you got to lose?
Please note: Always check with your doctor before making changes in nutrition and other therapies.