When practicing medicine is business rather than service
In the last month I’ve experienced problems with my gallbladder. At first I thought the stabbing pain in my gut was due to having run a hose to get water in the house from a neighbor due to an extended power outage. But when no one else in the house had any intestinal complaints and my condition did not improve, other than temporarily by drinking Oregon grape tea, I began to investigate what else it could be. It turned out that my symptoms matched the symptoms posted on the internet for a person having gallstones.
There were two “camps” of ways to treat gallbladder problems. One camp I’ll call “Medical Business” where solutions that are accepted by the industry are promoted. These solutions tend to be treatments that your health insurance will cover. The other camp is a diverse group I’ll call the “Medical Service” where the solutions are based on home remedies and herbal or supplement solutions. The Medical Service websites tend to be run by individuals who seek to help people and provide information that may be withheld by the Medical Industry.
Websites dealing with gallstones that are run by the Medical Industry almost all claim that the solution to pain from gallstones was to have the gallbladder removed. Some of these sites ridiculed people who tried liver/gallbladder cleanses citing that there was no scientific evidence that such cleanses worked.
Websites dealing with gallstones that were run as a service promoted various ways to try to rid the gallbladder through fasting or eating a limited diet and then drinking a combination of citrus (usually either lemon or grapefruit) juice and oil. While websites promoting such cleanses don’t have expensive scientific studies to support the use of the procedure, they do provide lots of anecdotal evidence from people who have solved their gallbladder problems using the cleanses.
The cleanse that I choose from the variations I found on the internet was to only drink apple juice–no solid food–for a day and then in the evening drink a cup of virgin olive oil mixed with a cup of lemon juice. Yuck! While I don’t want to lose subscribers to my blog by describing the result, let it suffice to say that the result was that I lost a whole lot of gallstones. I did find that after doing the cleanse I have to keep my gallbladder from getting to full because it hurts if I don’t eat for an extended length of time. So I’ve been eating a teaspoon of peanut butter in the morning if I begin to feel the beginnings of gallbladder pain. Then the pain is gone within minutes. Problem solved and I still have my gallbladder. I haven’t had any gallbladder pain for over four days now, so I think I’m over the problem.
The Medical Industry claims that the gallbladder is not a necessary organ. However my research has indicated that it is quite important in maintaining optimal digestion. Bile, which is stored in the gallbladder performs three functions: it neutralizes the stomach acids, it digests fats and it acts as a laxative. When bile is stored in the gallbladder, a significant amount of bile is available on short notice if there is fat that needs digesting or if there is stomach acid that needs neutralizing. The gallbladder can release the bile on demand. A person who doesn’t have a gallbladder will have bile constantly pouring into his intestines, even when there is no work for it do do. The caustic properties of the bile certainly affect the health in the absence of the gallbladder. So it is actually criminal for the Medical Industry to promote removing the gallbladder, except in cases where the person has failed to solve the gallstone problem through trying a cleanse.
I’ve talked to numerous people who have had gall bladder surgery, but not one of them was advised by a doctor to try the simple cleanse that worked for me and for countless people who have posted their experiences on the internet. Are doctors so incurious that they don’t bother to research alternatives to the protocol directed by the health insurance industry? Are they afraid to act outside the mainstream Medical Industry? Are they more interested in gaining additional income by prescribing a more expensive treatment than an olive oil cleanse? Are they afraid of empowering the patient to solve his health issues using home remedies? Only the individual doctor really knows the answer to these questions. But I’m convinced that in this modern age, it is essential to use common sense to solve health problems and to only go the the Medical Industry practitioners as a last resort. They don’t have our interests at heart.
It is a sad commentary on our society when the people we entrust with our health turn out to be more interested in money than helping to relieve suffering. I’ve discovered the cure for autoimmune diseases, including cancer, a cure that if it were widely broadcast would put the pharmaceutical companies out of business, and now I’ve discovered that the protocol for dealing with gallbladder problems is criminal. How many other problems are perpetuated rather than solved due to the greed of the Medical Industry?
Here are some things that seem to be true:
- The education of doctors seem to be tied to the pharmaceutical industry
- Doctors are not encouraged to learn anything outside of the establishment
- The medical insurance industry is more interested in profits than people’s health
- The medical insurance industry controls doctors
- There are huge profits when people have chronic diseases, there is little profit in curing people of chronic conditions
- When people get cancer, it is a bonanza for the medical industry, especially the pharmaceutical industry
- The establishment medical industry seems to have a monopoly, at least psychologically, on health treatments although they’ve really done nothing to earn the trust of the people
- The area where modern medicine really excels is in treating trauma