Book title : Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health – And What to Do About It
By : Harvey Bigelsen M.D.,John Parks Trowbridge MD,Lisa Haller
Category : Books,Textbooks & Study Guides,Medicine & Health Sciences
Wordcount : 180
Rating : 4.4
Publisher : North Atlantic Books; Illustrated edition (15 Mar. 2011)
Language : English
Paperback : 264 pages
isbn13 : 978-1556439582
Dimensions : 14 x 1.55 x 21.59 cm
Best seller rank : 2,261,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) 2,498 in Medical Diseases & Disorders 2,778 in Homoeopathy 6,870 in Wellness & Relaxation
Salesrank : 2261400
Most people would consider a knife wound to the stomach a serious health risk, but a similar scalpel wound in an operating room is often shrugged off. In Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs, Dr. Harvey Bigelsen explains how today’s medical doctors overprescribe surgery and ignore its long-term health implications. Any invasive medical procedure, he argues—including colonoscopies and root canals—creates inflammation in the body, leading to serious and long-lasting health problems.Inflammation, according to Dr. Bigelsen, is the real cause of all chronic disease (persistent or long-lasting illness). Noting that Western medicine has yet to “cure” a single chronic disease, Bigelsen points to a new paradigm: one that treats each patient as an individual (rather than as a set of symptoms), avoids further damage to the body through surgery, and looks for the root cause of chronic disease in past damage done to the patient’s body—whether caused by a bad fall or a scalpel. Provocatively written and radical in its approach, Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs challenges readers to rethink everything they believe about illness and how to treat it.
Based on his several decades of experience with his patients, Dr. Harvey Bigelsen explains how surgeries eventually lead to chronic problems. He explains how even seemingly simple procedures like IUD (IntraUterine Device) and Root canal treatment result in various kinds of problems like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, and cancer.I find this book to be an essential and eye opening read for every one of us.This book, along with Ethel D. Hume’s “Bechamp or Pasteur? A lost chapter in the history of biology” and Weston A. Price’s “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration” (published by Price-Pottenger foundation), forms the trilogy of must read health books that should be part of the higher secondary class curriculum everywhere.