THIS SECTION CONTAIN PHYSICIAN STATEMENTS ABOUT HEALTH, HEALTH-CARE IN THE US, AND THEIR OWN VERSIONS OF HOW TO STAY HEALTHY.
11/21/11 Another in a growing collection of MD’s who are standing up to their faulty training and rhetoric… Dr. Norman Hadler MD, in Rethinking Aging, a new book…
Quote from this Amazon link – Aging gracefully
Publication Date: August 19, 2011
“For those fortunate enough to reside in the developed world, death before reaching a ripe old age is a tragedy, not a fact of life. Although aging and dying are not diseases, older Americans are subject to the most egregious marketing in the name of “successful aging” and “long life,” as if both are commodities. InRethinking Aging, Nortin M. Hadler examines health-care choices offered to aging Americans and argues that too often the choices serve to profit the provider rather than benefit the recipient, leading to the medicalization of everyday ailments and blatant overtreatment. Rethinking Aging forewarns and arms readers with evidence-based insights that facilitate health-promoting decision making.Over the past decade, Hadler has established himself as a leading voice among those who approach the menu of health-care choices with informed skepticism. Only the rigorous demonstration of efficacy is adequate reassurance of a treatment’s value, he argues; if it cannot be shown that a particular treatment will benefit the patient, one should proceed with caution. In Rethinking Aging, Hadler offers a doctor’s perspective on the medical literature as well as his long clinical experience to help readers assess their health-care options and make informed medical choices in the last decades of life. The challenges of aging and dying, he eloquently assures us, can be faced with sophistication, confidence, and grace.”
From Health Alert Sept. 2011 p. 3 (Bruce West DC)
“Every time there is a doctor strike in New York City, the death rate drops…US health care…is below 35 other countries, including…Cuba, Spain, Hong Kong…and many others that spend less than half as much per person on health care as we do!”
Nutrition News and Views (Vol. 15, No. 5) Are Your Supplements Food? Part 2, page 1
“”Studies show the body treats isolated and synthetic nutrients (in more than 90% of all supplements out there) like xenobiotics (foreign substances) and flushes them out as much as it can. Separated or synthetic nutrients, explains Sidney M Wolfe, MD, are “like drugs, pharmacologically active substances” with potential side-effects. Sherry Rogers, MD, says that taking “junk nutrients” is actually “worse than taking nothing.” See page 6 of this newsletter for sources and references, of which there are 17.