How are you preventing disease? The U.S. National Center for Health Statistics defines a chronic condition as lasting three months or more. Autoimmune conditions definitely last more than 3 months, but that statistic doesn’t include autoimmunity. Isn’t that strange? Autoimmunity was estimated to affect at least 1 in 9 women and 1 in 12 men in 1996. So the statistics about disease are not telling the whole truth. The reported statistics are artificially lower than reality. When I first wrote this article in 2007, chronic disease was affecting at least 43 percent of US children. At least 45 percent of Americans were having chronic disease (JAMA 1996). RxList says that chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, and they don’t just disappear.

“An estimated 43% of US children (32 million) currently have at least 1 of 20 chronic health conditions assessed.” *(journ. academic pediatrics association)

disease prevalence 1940-2020

Preventing Disease

The statistics are much worse now. They predict that if you do nothing on your own to prevent disease, you will become part of that statistic! Is that acceptable for you? The only way to prevent disease is to take alternative action, now

Not Truly Genetic: Choices for Disease Prevention

The perception in industrial medicine is that DNA is the ultimate controlling factor of our body’s functions. All functions is reduce down to this basic DNA component—in theory.

In fact, there are very few chronic diseases you could prove are truly genetic, or inherited, like hemophilia and Tay-Sachs disease. Many  diseases, like cancer, are currently mislabeled as “genetic,” but they are not truly genetic. Genomic research demonstrates that our genes respond to their environment. The environment around your genes—your genes’ cellular environment—can make your genes react. One of the cornerstones of the natural medicine system is the concept that lifestyle choices influence your own internal environment. Your lifestyle choices can prevent disease.

“Creating health is the most powerful medication that I have for treating most chronic diseases.” – Terry Wahls, M.D., professor of medicine Univ. of Iowa, Staff Physician Iowa City V.A. Hospital

Within the natural medicine system, we use a more expanded and comprehensive view of health and disease. In the natural medicine system, the emphasis is on preventive choices. We acknowledge the interrelationship between your body systems. Also, we acknowledge their integration by your brain and nervous system: the holistic “big picture.”

Do you think you can get every nutrient you need from your food supply, without supplementing?

Genetically modified foods are being put into our food supply behind our backs. Therefore, wholesome food choices may not be easily available. Our food supply is getting ruined. This is a huge problem. We should do everything we can to stop this intrusion of genetically foreign material, into our own food chain. Protect yourself and your children from the possibility of new genetically-based diseases. Refuse these genetically mutated foods.

Preventing Disease: the Domino Effect

Our natural medicine system understands disease as a response from many possible factors. We focus on the causes of disease, not just the symptoms of a disease. We use our non-invasive early detection methods and address the multiple causes of disease before it develops. This is how to prevent disease.

With the right doctor’s help there would be no more reason for the disease to progress, or persist. Just like when stacked dominoes fall, the domino representing disease is the last one, not the first. Symptoms are toward the end. Whether DNA is part of that sequence or not, here’s the key: disease is a response to other factors. When the last domino falls, the problem is why the first domino became off-balance in the first place. True prevention is about the first domino, not the last.

Lifestyle Choices: Choose the Type of Care that Serves You Best

Conventional medicine is excellent at crisis care. It’s labeling and addressing the last in the line of the dominos. Statistically however, we know the crisis care model is dismal at prevention. That’s why more than 43% of children have chronic illness! Using the natural medicine system can help. It gives you a better chance to do better than the statistics predict. To prevent disease you can make better choices for the type of care you need.

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