According to data from a range of peer-reviewed medical journals, and research by Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD and Dorothy Smith PhD, it is apparent that by 2001, the American health care system was the number one cause of death in America!
So much for Florence Nightingale’s maxim of “first do no harm.” That year, the US annual death rate from heart disease was 699,697 and the annual death rate from cancer was 553,251. But deaths brought about directly by the US healthcare system came to 783,936 that same year. (Adverse Drug Reactions 106,000, Medical error 98,000, Bedsores 115,000, Hospital infections 88,000, Malnutrition 108,800, Outpatients 199,000, Unnecessary Procedures 37,136, Surgery-Related 32,000).
So as heroic as individual doctors can be, the underlying system of Western medicine is failing in numerous areas.
Thomas Edison once said:
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”
All those years ago, Edison, with his extraordinary ability to innovate and see directly to the heart of the problem, could see the direction that modern medicine needed to follow.