Today I'd like to share an article I found on Mercola.com entitled, "Doctors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death," that discusses some of the dangers of doctors to your health. This article was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
"Doctors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. Causing 225,000 Deaths Every Year" - Article Title
Normally, people don't think of doctors as a danger to their health, but rather as an asset to their health. However, doctors are human and they make mistakes which can adversely affect your health.
In addition, they have not been trained in nutrition, healthy eating, and true health. Instead, they have been trained in disease, surgery, medicine and drugs as a way of dealing with people's symptoms. They actually know very little about true health, proper nutrition, health maintenance, and illness prevention. Most of their solutions to your physical problems involve surgery and medical drugs, both of which are very expensive, and both of which are often or usually totally unecessary.
You, my friend, must take responsibility for your own health and the health of your family. You can no longer afford to leave this responsibility to your doctor or to anyone else. You must educate yourself about health, nutrition, eating healthy, and living a healthy lifestyle. You must also learn the truths of prevention of illness.
I do believe there is a place for doctors in our lives; namely, to provide emergency treatment after accidents. For example, when you are in a car accident or when you fall and break your leg, a doctor is a good person to have around to help fix you up.
However, for other purposes such as prevention of illness or treatment of ailments, I no longer believe that a doctor is my or your best choice. If you took a survey of the physical health and habits of medical doctors, I believe that you would find that they are some of the least healthy people you know. In fact, I've heard that many doctors die prematurely of all kinds of ailments that are a result of their unhealthy and stressful lifestyles, including very poor eating habits.
Knowing the dangers of doctors is one more of the keys to good health, to good nutrition, and to healthy eating.
I encourage you to read this article with an open mind.
Click below to read the article and see the complete list of references by the author:
"Doctors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. Causing 225,000 Deaths Every Year"
May you prosper and be in optimum health, even as your soul prospers.
The Naked Nutrition Knight
Tuesday, November 13, 2007