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Is Your Doctor Up-to-Date?

Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 11:05 AM

Many doctors are unaware of the massive amount of recent research that is far beyond anything taught in medical training. The care you receive from your doctor is at least 40 years behind what is being learned in thousands of scientific laboratories around the world.

When you come face to face with your doctor in the examining room, you should keep in mind that he or she may be behind the times. Here are three important facts based on up-to-date information you should consider:

1. Vaccinations First Is Not the Answer.

Some patients appear to have great difficulty getting over common viral infections, or they have repeated viral infections. The common explanation is that their immunity is low, and if a vaccine is available, they should have regular vaccinations.

While it is true that many people, especially the elderly and those with chronic diseases, have poor immune function, one of the hidden causes is an undiagnosed, underlying bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infection. (To learn more, read my newsletter newsletter "Mystery Diseases That Baffle Your Doctor.")

2. Calcium Is a Double-Edged Sword.

Too little or too much calcium in the body is bad. As we begin to age, our cells begin to lose some of their ability to control the amount of calcium in our cells and this can disrupt a number of important cell processes. Excess cellular calcium has been associated with many diseases including cancer, strokes, heart disease, and diabetes.

Osteoporosis is not caused by calcium deficiency. Instead, it is caused by a vitamin D-3 deficiency in developed countries. To learn more about vitamin D-3, read my special report "Vitamin D's Hidden Role in Your Health."

3. Atherosclerosis Is Not a Cholesterol Disorder.

Most experts now admit that atherosclerosis is not a cholesterol disorder; it is a chronic inflammation disorder. When the large studies of cardiovascular patients were compared side by side, it was discovered that the patients with the highest cholesterol levels — both total and LDL — had the lowest incidence of heart attacks.

When the arteries of people who had died of a heart attack were examined, the most inflamed area of the artery was usually found to have caused the heart attack and not the segment with the greatest amount of crud. That is, the inflammation caused a blood clot inside the vessel and triggered the fatal blockage. For the latest information on how to protect your heart, see my report "New Heart Revelations."

For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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