Is Your Doctor Killing You?!
I’m going to tell you something that Natural Health Practitioners have known for years – and it may shock you. According to a study by Johns Hopkins, medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States! Let that sink in a minute. So, after heart disease and cancer, you’re more likely to die from a mistake made by your doctor than such things as diabetes, stroke, emphysema, or bronchitis. The study estimated that over 250,000 people per year die from medical mistakes.
Compare other causes of death:
Heart Disease – 597,000
Cancer – 577,000
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease – 143,000
Stroke – 140,000
Alzheimer’s – 85,000
Diabetes – 74,000
Pneumonia – 54,000
Guns – 30,000
Another study done by the Journal of Patient Safety estimates the number of medical error deaths between 210,000 and 440,000 annually.
It is difficult to pinpoint a specific number because of the way the system is set up. Regardless, that number is way too high. Obviously, doctors and nurses are good people, and they are trying to help you. But the system is what it is. And you need to be aware of it.
What’s the solution? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. One easy fix is to try to stay healthy, so you don’t have to end up in the medical system. I suggest trying natural remedies before you start taking pharmaceuticals. For those of you who know me, you know I have a Complete Wellness System where I stress exercise (personal training), relaxation (massage, breathing, stretching), detox, nutrition, and supplements (nutraceuticals).
Exercise – try to workout at least 30 minutes per day
Relaxation – try to get a weekly massage, stretch every morning, breathe deeply
Detox – keep your system clean. You’re exposed to toxins daily
Nutrition – eat more fruits and vegetables. Eat more Super-foods. Cut out the sugar
Supplements – there are nutraceutical protocols for various types of health issues
Remember, you can invest in your health now, or you can pay the doctor later. And since 250,000 people die annually from medical mistakes, I would suggest you give me a call, so we can work on getting you healthy.
ps. This is not medical advice. Please consult with your doctor.