CHRONIC DEGENERATIVE DISEASE
Modern medical science is disease-oriented. Physicians study disease, look for disease and pharmaceutically trained to treat disease. Our philosophy in medicine has become “attack disease” as a result of the discovery and use of antibiotics in the war against infectious diseases including flu, pneumonia and tuberculosis. The medical organizations carried this aggressive approach into the modern world which attempt to treat all the chronic degenerative diseases.
Allopathic medicine, which attempts to combat symptoms by producing other symptoms to cancel the original symptoms, but does not attempt to cure disease. For example, individual with high blood pressure is always prescribed a medication that tends to produce the opposite condition – low blood pressure. However, the doctor rarely pays attention to lifestyle, diet, and long term unpleasant side effects and damages.
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in United States:
- Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability.
- 70% of annual deaths are due to chronic diseases.
- These preventable conditions not only compromise quality of life, they add to rising health care costs—75% of our health care dollars are devoted to treat these diseases.
- Among adults ages 20 to 74, diabetes remains the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness, and non-traumatic lower-extremity amputations.
The Nutritional Medicine Approach
Most degenrative disease is an outcome of many years of unbalanced lifestyle and nutrition. When we attempt to bring a disease under control, nutritional medicine is trying to provide cells with all the nutrients they need to get the job done. If the cells are not healthy, we are not healthy, since our bodies are composed entirely of cells and cell products.
So, we approach the problem of curing disease as a problem of “the cell.” We think of the health of a single cell to clarify our thinking, understanding “the cell” is actually trillions of cells. We want to provide the cell what it needs to exist in a healthy condition. What the cell needs to be maximally healthy is always found in nature and is never found in a pharmaceutical lab test tube.
DEGENERATIVE DISEASES LIST
Cardiovascular Diseases (Coronary Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Cerebrovascular Disease, etc. )