I have read and reread Dr. Collin’s editorial in the November issue and each time it seems stranger. The conclusion that I have come to is that for some reason there is a lack of understanding of the big picture in medicine. Most MD’s who really understand medicine and its application to health and health- building seldom ever need to prescribe pharmaceuticals again. Even if they never progress to understanding that there is only one solution for every disease, that is to build health, at least they can become allopathic ‘natural doctors’ and substitute herbs for drugs. This is what much of ‘alternative medicine’ is about now. Once an individual has been educated allopathic ally it seems difficult for many to make the transition to a unified understanding of health building. Even the great Dr. Gerson had this problem early in his career. He had a program for people to overcome TB. Obviously the Gerson program is one of the most successful health building programs ever. The fact that the immune system could be built up so as to naturally take care of the TB bacteria speaks for itself. Supposedly the story goes that one day a woman came to Dr, Gerson with terminal cancer and wanted to go on his program. He said- his program was for TB, not for cancer. Apparently she persisted. He relented and the rest is history with thousands of people over more than 50 years recovering from a broad array of conditions. Because he was treating the condition? No, not really. The Gerson program builds health.
The fact that Dr. Collin wonders why medicine hasn’t developed a basic means for detoxification shows a naive understanding of what modern medicine is all about. This has been said many times, but here it is again. Modern medicine is largely controlled I and funded by the pharmaceutical companies. They are obviously only interested in profit. As corporations they have no conscience. Nothing about right, wrong, honorable or what’s best for people. Profit is paramount. Given the choice between designing a cure that costs a one time let’s say even $500 or a medication to control the symptoms that costs $1 a day for the rest of a person’s life, business-wise, what is the
The other thing to understand is that there is an industry built around every disease. A self-perpetuating and self-protecting industry that will violently oppose any solution to that disease. Isn’t that obvious? Medical doctors who practice allopathic medicine are merely the pushers for the pharmaceutical industry. Most have no clue of this and honestly believe they are practicing ‘scientific medicine.’ Of course I’m not discounting all of allopathic medicine but their treatment of degenerative disease could be classified as criminally negligent. So why would any ‘natural doctor’ ever want to refer a patient for “standard medical treatment when symptoms and signs indicate the likelihood of a poor
outcome” from detoxification or chelation. What does that mean really? Prescribe drugs to dim down a herxheimer reaction or what? In an emergency anyone would have to be crazy not to send someone to the local emergency department at the local hospital as soon as possible. But to direct someone back into ‘standard medicine’ without a life-threatening emergency. I don’t think so!
Several issues ago Dr. Gaby wrote an editorial on licensing naturopaths. It’s nice that Dr. Gaby thinks naturopathic medicine has “something valuable to offer the American people.” At least they “learn the essentials of I history taking even if they don’t have enough training in pharmacology.” I wonder how much more we need to know than what’s in the’PDR and the Merck manual? The fact is that naturopathic medicine as defined in the state of Arizona can be full eclectic 21st century medicine. However it’s medical doctors like Drs. Klinghardt and Shelton who are training doctors and pioneering true 21st century medicine which obviously must focus on getting to causes. Their classes are composed of doctors from all branches of medicine, with no hint of any superiority from anyone. The fact is that there’s a huge overlapping in all forms of medicine now because any doctor whether MD, DO, ND (or NMD), OMD or DC, must come to the obvious conclusion that the common denominators of all disease conditions are nutritional deficiencies, jaw problems from dental materials, cavitations, etc., heavy metal toxicity, environmental toxins, opportunistic infections and parasites. Mental- emotional aspects must be considered as well and since all of us are living in a toxic polluted world we must all practice detoxification protocols.
Let’s all work together for the common good but let’s definitely not direct people back to the inadequacies of standard allopathic medicine except for a life-threatening emergency.
Dr. Curt Maxwell
P.O. Box 1075
Winterhaven, California 92283 USA
phone number: 928-257-4873
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWNSEND LETTER for DOCTORS & PATIENTS – JANUARY 2003