Most people would consider a knife wound to the stomach a serious health risk, but a similar scalpel wound in an operating room is often shrugged off. In Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs, Dr. Harvey Bigelsen explains how today’s medical doctors overprescribe surgery and ignore its long-term health implications. Any invasive medical procedure, he argues—including colonoscopies and root canals—creates inflammation in the body, leading to serious and long-lasting health problems.
Inflammation, according to Dr. Bigelsen, is the real cause of all chronic disease (persistent or long-lasting illness). Noting that Western medicine has yet to “cure” a single chronic disease, Bigelsen points to a new paradigm: one that treats each patient as an individual (rather than as a set of symptoms), avoids further damage to the body through surgery, and looks for the root cause of chronic disease in past damage done to the patient’s body—whether caused by a bad fall or a scalpel. Provocatively written and radical in its approach, Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs challenges readers to rethink everything they believe about illness and how to treat it.
If you are like the average American, you have led a life filled with Western medical policies, procedures, drugs and quick-fixes. As one of the biggest businesses in the United States, modern medicine may be costing you more than just a high insurance premium each month.
According to Harvey Bigelsen, M.D., author of Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health And What to Do About It, these practices could be costing you your natural right to a high quality of life.
Starting by comparing common surgical incisions to being assaulted and stabbed during a robbery, this book brings common sense to light in an easy-to-understand way.
Being stabbed and being surgically opened both cause your body physical harm, inflammation, and have lasting effects on the body. While your mind may realize the benefits of a surgical procedure, the book explains in detail how the body recognizes only injury.
When money comes before your health
Within the pages, Bigelsen tackles the challenging question of why modern medicine is accepting of so many detrimental procedures, and how it has started to focus on symptoms instead of the big picture of illness.
With less respect for the body in each passing year, Bigelsen approaches the topic of how the medical community is becoming corrupt, pairing up with big businesses, and has led to the creation of a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical industry.
Within the first few chapters, you will find a detailed look on how this practice leads to doctors making biased choices, placing money and capitalism before a patient’s health.
According to Bigelsen, “Doctors had become paid spokes-people for the drug companies, the medical device manufacturers, and the disease organizations. The lines between academics and industry blurred when it came to funding research and development. Today we are no longer certain who holds the purse strings; we only know that when an opinion is offered, it is almost certainly biased.”
Biological medicine, and how it can help you
Explaining how he views the human body as an intelligent being, Bigelsen focuses his practice and teachings on what is known as “biological medicine.” This version of medicine looks at the emotional and physical experiences of the body in relation to health, and takes the appropriate steps to heal the problem rather than treat symptoms as they come.
During his research, Bigelsen has noticed that most illnesses can be traced back to chronic inflammation in the body, preventing circulation and the natural healing process.
From routine surgeries to dental procedures, this book brings awareness to how widely accepted mutilation of the body is, and how the modern medical community refuses to acknowledge it as detrimental to human existence.
Furthering the topic of common dentistry, Bigelsen remarks on how many dental tools, plastic fillings and dental sealants can contain bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA. Commonly found in plastic water bottles, this dangerous chemical has gained more media attention recently for being a toxic substance.
Throughout the book, Dr. Bigelsen stresses how the body is connected in all ways, from the physical aspects to the emotional. Using the methods of osteopathy, homeopathy and acupuncture in his practice, Dr. Bigelsen is able to treat patients with otherwise untreatable conditions, recognizing that disease comes from inflammation in the body that is chronic or trapped by things such as injuries, infections and surgical procedures.
Treating the symptoms and not the problems
In the pages of his book, Bigelsen takes you through case after case of modern medical misdiagnosis resulting from other injuries within the body. By releasing this inflammation and allowing the body to heal, Bigelsen has successfully healed conditions such as hepatitis, Lyme disease, localized pain, and much more.
Looking past the diagnosis of symptoms, this book teaches the concept of health as not being defined by illness, but instead by actual health. Viewing every person as an individual with a body made up of intelligent cells, the healing process can be created uniquely for each person.
Reading through the pages of Bigelsen’s book reveals a powerful message for the “sheeple” of today’s society. Bringing common sense into the light once more, this book is truly an asset to the medical community, as well as any person looking to improve their health.
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