᠑ Purpose of textUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor ᡕ ePUB Author William Davis ᢚ ᠑ Purpose of textUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your Doctor ᡕ ePUB Author William Davis ᢚ Introduction I think the biggest innovations of the 21stcentury will be at the intersection of biology and technology A new era is beginning Steve Jobs Who doesnt love a gripping medical drama Remember the George Clooney character on the TV series ER, pediatrician, womanizer, rebelwith a heart Dr Doug Ross Add characters like the cane wielding Dr Kerry Weaver and lovable nurse Abby Lockhart, and youve got the formula for a medical drama that addicted a generation of viewers, portraying health care as fast paced and thrilling, flawed but well intentioned, and thoroughly human But thats TVdramatized, idealized, sanitized The private side of real health care is something altogether different The bulk of what goes on in health care every day involves no drama, no urgency, no critical life or death decisions, no George Clooney winning smile, no surreptitious kisses in corners of the supply room Having practiced medicine for over 25 years, I can tell you from personal experience that most health care involves routine, humdrum issues like blood pressure and bloating, bedsores and bladder infections, cost and copay and does not invite good looking actors to play out drama as gripping as a case of itchy hemorrhoids Though as dull as dishwater, health care is big money In 2014, we spent a total of 3 trillion nationally on health care 9,523 per person , accounting for 17.5 percent of gross domestic product, compared to the 10 to 12 percent other developed countries spend with healthcare systems that match or exceed the United States in quality Despite the dominance of glistening medical center images in the popular perception of health care, less than one third of that total was spent in hospitals The other two thirds was spent on such uninspiring expenses as outpatient doctor visits, urinary catheters, and drugs for acid reflux.1 Many modern doctors hold themselves up as all knowing, capable of managing every aspect of health, from delivery to death, from vaccination to senility I know because I was guilty of this The Im the doctor, youre thepatient relationship has been frozen in time since the days of Hippocrates Despite the high tech image, old fashioned methods are still used to maintain paternalistic authority Doctoring means wearing a white coat to impress ignorant, helpless patients, the appearance of authority designed to exploit the power of the placebo, long waiting room stays erected as barriers to the privilege of gaining the wisdom of presumed experts, while the monolithic world of medical billing remains impenetrable All of it seems positively fossilized in an age of immediate information access, on demand videos, drone deliveries, and the democratization of discussion via social media Doctors hold themselves up as the gatekeepers of health information and regard the average person as ill informed and inexperienced, a health simpleton who is powerless in administering any aspect of health In what other industry can the provider of a service operate with such disregard for customer satisfaction Imagine buying a car from a salesperson who used intimidation to raise prices, refused to answer questions, and brushed off your concerns as those of a naive automotive nonexpert I doubt youd drive off happily in a new hybrid convertible The information tide has shifted Public ignorance in health may have been the rule in 1950, but rapid dissemination of information in our age has usurped this lopsided relationship, making the paternalistic doctor patient relationship of the past as relevant as trepanation drilling holes in the skullyes, a real practice to treat migraines You have access to the same information as your doctor And it doesnt involve leafing through dozens of thick volumes of the Index Medicus and then having to retrieve a study from dusty stacks of medical journals, like I did during my medical training The newly leveled playing field of immediately accessible information means that a new clinical study read by your neurologist or gynecologist is available to you with a few mouse clicks The cultlike, guarded monopoly over health information is long gone, replaced by immediate, widespread information readily accessible to everyone The resources available to us have exploded And they continue to increase at an exponential rate The growth in medical information means that the education your doctor received during medical school and training is dusty, moth ridden, and obsolete Information doubled every 50 years in 1950, every 7 years in 1980, and every 3.5 years in 2010 If current trends continue, it will double every 73 days by 2020.2 And information growth is not just within medicine but also in other areas that impact human health, such as toxicology, due to the proliferation of industrial toxins in the environment that disrupt endocrine health and increase risk for cancer, or environmental science and urban planning, since city noise, smog, congestion, and stress all affect various aspects of health No living human can keep up with the information load and hope to provide up to date health care, no matter how smart, how hardworking, how fancy their equipment, or how many operating rooms they have Dealing with this boom in health information requires new tools to organize it all, put it to practical use, and extract maximum health benefit What if we combined the newly found informational freedom provided by Internet search capabilities with the human feedback tool of social media and the rise in direct to consumer testing that circumvents the doctor, then threw in a little benign guidance from sources that do not seek to profit from providing it You might just be on your way to wielding considerable authority over your own health When you apply the methods unique to the Information Age, unconcerned with ritual, intimidation, and profit, to your health, some pretty darned incredible things can happen Weight melts away effortlessly, joint pain and skin rashes recede, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms reverse within days, fibromyalgia and ulcerative colitis begin a powerful retreat, prescription medications become superfluousall by sharing in a growing collective information exchange The healthcare system is marvelous for developing the newest implantable defibrillator at a price tag of 36,000, even though a substantial portion of the people receiving such devices do not need them But the system is miserable at delivering simple, self managed nutritional solutions for heart disease.3 The system is ready and willing to commit you to a life of taking drugs and injectable insulin for diabetes, dealing with the eventual heart disease, kidney failure, and peripheral neuropathy with drugs and procedures, providing education designed by people who put commercial interests first, while no one provides the handful of inexpensive health strategies that have been shown to reduce, even fully reverse, type 2 diabetes You can schedule a double mastectomy next week to avert breast cancer but spend years searching for credible advice on how to minimize exposure to xenoestrogens and organochlorine compounds and reduce inflammatory visceral fat, all of which cultivate cancer If you are a middle aged woman, a doctor has likely advised you to start a drug to treat osteoporosis and take it for life, but she likely never mentioned the proven to be effective and inexpensive natural methods that can reverse bone thinning back to normal In health care, success is measured by the number of surgeries performed and drugs prescribed and lives saved once disease shows itself, but it is almost never measured by the number of times the disease is prevented in the first place Unquestionably, there are situations in which doctoring and the healthcare system are needed If you are bleeding, injured, or struggling to breathe with pneumonia, some old fashioned suturing, bone setting, or antibiotics can still do the trick Nobody around here is going to try to replace their own hip joint or treat a urinary tract infection with salves and tonics There are also situations that are beyond our reach, such as childhood cancer, congenital defects, and lung disease from smoking cigarettes There are even occasional healthcare professionals who, despite the biases of their education, understand their role as healers, not as cogs in this flawed, profit seeking wheel But Im not talking about those situations Im talking about common and costly in total health issues that plague modern humans, from constipation to migraine headaches, from eczema to erectile dysfunction, from acid reflux to plantar fasciitis, from acne to attention deficit disorder These are the problems that bore most doctors silly and are certainly never portrayed on TV medical dramas Doctors are eager to see exciting, better paying problems like heart attacks, colon cancer, brain tumors, and kids swallowing peculiar objects After all, in most hospital healthcare systems of the 21st century, physician pay is tied to hospital revenues, with a bigger end of quarter bonus, for example, for generating MRI scans, surgical consults, organ transplants, and other big ticket servicesregardless of whether they are truly needed or not The Institute of Medicine reported that, in 2009 alone, 209 billion was spent on unnecessary medical services and 75 billion was lost to fraud, with many hundreds of billions lost to inefficiencies, inflated pricing, and excessive administrative costs The dollars spent on the unnecessary and the dishonest in health care nearly match the total dollars spent by the US military every year But its these less than interesting health issues for your doctor that are wonderfully and safely reduced, reversed, anddare I say itcured by a handful of simple strategies that you can implement on your own Youll be spared the annoyances and dangers of the healthcare system, and because you are obviously not trying to profit financially, you will remove layers of unnecessary costs You will also find personal health challenges far fascinating to deal with since they involve you I got my first taste of the power of individually determined health 25 years ago when, despite being a faculty member at a teaching hospital and having been board certified in internal medicine and cardiology, I inadvertently gave myself type 2 diabetes with severe distortions of cholesterol values and triglycerides when I embraced a strict low fat, vegetarian lifestyle dominated by vegetables and healthy whole grains I have since reversed all of these dietary disasters by following a few basic health strategies, not a single prescription drug involved And it was easy Lets be absolutely clear I propose that people can manage their own health safely and responsibly and attain results superior to those achieved through conventional health carenot less than, not on par with, but superior Although you may find this proposal brash, if my experiences with thousands of people over the last decade are any indication, most people who adopt a handful of simple strategies gain health that is vastly superior to that obtained through conventional means with drugs and procedures, not to mention the awful message that passes for modern dietary advice You will learn that the code has been cracked for an astounding and long list of health conditions I propose that everyday people can achieve startling results without prescription drugs, without hospitals, without medical procedures by largely sidestepping the doctor, using tools that inform, measure, and support self directed efforts And its relatively easy, inexpensive, safe, and even fun This is something that was never before achievable and is part of the rapidly changing landscape of technology Such an idea would have been impossible, or at least hazardous, just 10 years ago Only now is it becoming a reality Empowerment of the individual in health is really just one aspect of broader waves of change that include self driving cars and the celebration of noncelebrities through reality TV and YouTube surely youve seen Evolution of Dance and Chewbacca Mom Computerized autopilot systems have been used to fly and land jetliners for years, technology has powered innovations in health care such as 3 D modeling of drugs and remotely operated robotic surgery, virtual nobodies show off impressive talents for national TV audiences, but modern innovations have not yet been fully exploited to empower the individual in health Well, the time has come The tools of technology, coupled with a critical mass of new information and crowd interactive potential, have reached levels that now allow the everyday person to take back personal control over health You may find the first four chapters of this book disturbing, even shocking, because that is where I dissect what modern health care has become, viewed over many years from the perspective of an insider I dont do this just to point fingers or make you angry I do this to reveal that what you thought was health care all along was really something different, a mere shadow of what health care should have been, built on outdated practices, cultlike adherence to rules, sometimes the pathological need to control peoples lives, and profit Only after I raise serious questions about modern health care do we dive into the much interesting and engaging part of the conversation how to begin living a life Undoctored In the how to part of the book, I share with you my 6 week program, complete with starting recipes, to get you confidently on your way to an Undoctored life, and I include steps to take to reduce or eliminate prescription medications Let me also be clear on what this book is not It will not be a guidebook on how to self diagnose various diseases, nor will it be a pharmacopoeia of over the counter treatments You will see that the Undoctored process turns the health equation around 180 degrees by providing an approach that first restores head to toe health in unexpected ways, reversing numerous health distortions, many of which you are likely unaware that you had, as well as many overt health conditions Only after this initial process do we veer off in directions that can involve exploring diagnoses and treatments I will discuss how to distinguish good information from bad, biased advice designed to squeeze money out of you from safe and unbiased guidance, and I will show you how adhering to a handful of basic ground rules can keep you on course Although the healthcare system is typically indifferent to real health outside of revenue generating activities, never before has the volume of information and tools that could potentially be applied to health been greater But the system is not equipped to provide such informationnor does it care toand deliver it to you and your family These are the roles that I want Undoctored to servea catalyst for change, a liberator from the bonds of helpless ignorance that allows conventional health care to thrive, a manifesto and map of the path to achieving something a lot better in health, as much of it as possible without a doctor Just as smartphones have transformed human communicationno one sent selfies back when Madonna sang Vogue or swiped through eligible men or ladies on Tinderthe information and tools of Undoctored, selfdirected health will change the way we think about ourselves, how we achieve health, and our relationship to the healthcare system They will release you from the strangleholdyes, strangleholdthat conventional health care has had on people and replace it with health you create on your own, freeing you from the appointments, impersonality, neglect, and expense of what is presently passed off as health care You havent had leeches applied to your arms and legs to bleed you, but you have had to endure something only a bit better to the tune of nearly 10,000 per year, per person Those days are now over if you simply follow along In the subsequent pages of this book, I will discuss why and how such wonderful self directed strategies are not only possible but essential for you to succeed in health leave your health up to the doctor and the healthcare system while you submit to their care, and you are doomed to a life of following their rules for their gain The power you hold reaches far and wide into multiple aspects of your and your familys health Cholesterol can be reduced without medication, blood pressure controlled, prediabetic blood sugars squelched, just as I and thousands of others have You can shed 30 pounds in a few weeks since excess weight is a reflection of distorted health, not just a cosmetic issue , identify and correct thyroid problems, craft a program to prevent or reverse osteoporosis, and amplify energyall using self directed resources that are within your reach, many of which you already have You can share your experiences with others, review the experiences of other likeminded people, and find new solutions to previously unsolvable problems, all without a doctor And, as the tools and revelations of this new age unfold, that is just the start Life and health by the end of your 6 week Undoctored program will be unrecognizably transformed, even to the point of drawing startled gasps from people around you Spiraling healthcare costs also make self directed health not just the fascination of early adopters but a necessity, as the increasing costs of the healthcare status quo look like a bubble and bubbles burst Should the healthcare system collapse under the weight of its own unsustainable costs, the self directed health movement will be catalyzed as individuals are forced to bear costs through larger insurance deductibles, flex spending, and medical savings accounts As control over of the healthcare dollar is returned to consumers, they will seek to spend wisely and look for solutions that dont involve costly medical services Cost savings will be realized as consumers take on healthcare responsibility and avoid expensive doctors, prescriptions, and hospital services made unnecessary and counterproductive by our efforts As economically disastrous as spiraling healthcare costs are, you should also recognize that increasing costs are quietly celebrated by the healthcare industry, as they pocket the increased revenue They have little incentive to fix this flawed healthcare system because your losses are their gains Drug companies, medical device companies, doctors, hospital systems, health insurers they all take their piece of this expanding pie, the pie that you and your family sacrifice to provide Solutions to all the problemscost, access, providing only as much care as is beneficialare unlikely to come from within, so we provide the solutions that allow us to view health care as largely an option, not a necessity for the majority of health issues I predict that your Undoctored efforts will dramatically reduce your need for health care while helping you to feel better and even look better and sparing you from hundreds of health issues They will, in effect, allow you to opt out of most aspects of health care If you cant beat themdont play the game, and win the game by playing by your own rules The ultimate cost savings emerge when you dont develop a disease in the first place or succeed in reversing chronic issues like acid reflux or high blood pressure on your own The first year of not having acid reflux, for example, can save 2,000 in healthcare costs that year alone because you did not undergo the obligatory and often unnecessary endoscopy and were not prescribed the stomach acidblocking medications that would have led to distortions of bowel flora and the associated bloating, constipation, intermittent bowel urgency, and inflammation, as well as loss of bone density and nutrient deficiencies, downstream health problems resulting from what is often regarded as a benign drug treatment Instead, you institute simple measures that not only address the cause of the problem but also bring about other health benefits without causing unwanted side effects And your approach costs, at most, a few dollars, or even results in saving money You are, in effect, failing to contribute to the physicians, nurses, dietitians, technicians, hospital executives, pharmacies, prescription management services, armies of salespeople, pharmaceutical executives, and medical device manufacturers that would have otherwise pocketed the money you would have been forced to spend Multiply this cost savings by thousands, then millions, of people for just this one condition and you get a sense of what we could achieve if we persuaded the population to follow us and cut a path of health across hundreds of health conditions And we would also create a nation of healthy, slender, vibrant people who rely less on a bloated, profit seeking healthcare system that costs than any other system in the world We would all come to view the healthcare system as nothing than an acute and catastrophic service available when its services are neededwhile we manage our own health safely, effectively, and inexpensively, doing it better than a system that places profit ahead of results I will explain how and why I chose to cultivate this daring path In truth, I did not set out to develop a program that seized control over health or saved money As with many things, it all happened through a series of fortuitous accidents, coupled with a desire for better answers, all unfolding on the cusp of an exciting and empowered Information Age But, lo and behold, we my development team and I inadvertently created a system for dealing with a huge swath of health issues on our ownthe first time in thousands of years that the traditional notion of doctor patient relationship has been completely overhauled And I think that Hippocrates would approve Along the way, Ill share some of the stories of people who have engaged in such an Undoctored process and achieved results that, just 20 years ago, would have been impossible, examples of people who seized the reins of health on their own and succeeded in some pretty big ways I will describe the basic requirements that virtually everyone should follow, practices that apply to everyone regardless of age males females Democrats Republicans people who are tall, short, skinny, or overweight those with gastrointestinal issues, autoimmune conditions, type 2 diabetes, or other diseases and people who want to avoid such conditions in their lifetimes and just be healthy and function at their highest level We will have to discuss the boundaries, where your Undoctored health efforts end and conventional health care picks up, including the role of your doctor in this new world I present the Undoctored discussion in three parts In Part I, I go into detail on how and why the healthcare system, from doctors to agencies that pose as health advocates, fails in providing health or reliable health information Recognizing unreliable or misleading health information is the first step in declaring yourself Undoctored In Part II, I will take you full steam ahead into the world of Undoctoring, revealing the rationale and the essential tools needed to adopt this exciting life approach In Part III, I discuss the foods, nutritional supplements, and other strategies of the Undoctored way of living in detail, laid out for you as a 6 week program, the amount of time required to have health and life transformed and be well on your way to freeing yourself from the bonds of the healthcare system Turn on the reading light, get cozy in your chair, grab the remote to switch off the medical drama airing on TV, and prepare to be enlightened and know that your future will be brighter and healthier, all because you decided that youve had enough of being a source of profit for the healthcare system while never really receiving health in return and that you are going to take back control over your health and fate, all Undoctored.Americas healthcare system is anything but With its dedication to highly monetized interventions, consumers have been relegated to serving as pawns in an impressively profitable paradigm focused on illness, while the notion of keeping us healthy is of little concern In Undoctored, Dr Davis explores this revelation, and thereafter, transforms the reader from passive bystander, sitting on the sidelines at the mercy of the system, to an active participant, deeply engaged in the process of regaining and maintaining optimal health This is a powerfully empowering and life changing text David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, board certified neurologist and author 1 New York Times bestseller, Grain Brain, and The Grain Brain Whole Life Plan Every so often, a new book comes along that dashes well established, preconceived notions in health Undoctored strikes at the core of what is systemically wrong with the healthcare system, while offering a solution so simplistic, so achievable, yet so powerful in design that Dr Davis is inevitably going to face a mountain of naysayers invested in conventional practice Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author and author of You Are the Universe What are you going to do about our failing healthcare system, to protect yourself and your family Are you going to follow the herd and be at risk like the rest of society Or will you be rational, and learn One thing you must do is read this book I have been a fan of Dr Bill Davis for over two decades now, and he lays this complicated information out in a sensible way Dr Tom O Bryan, author of The Autoimmune Fix Undoctored Undoctored Why Health Care Has Failed You and How Can Become Smarter Than Your 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