Undoctored

Useful tips in a book by a doctor who is not a fan of grains (or doctors).

Solutions to all the problems – cost, access, providing only as much care as is beneficial – are unlikely to come from within, so we provide the solutions that allow us to view health care as largely an option, not a necessity for the majority of health issues. (page xiv)

There’s only so much wisdom one person can acquire. but harness the knowledge, life experiences, and insights of thouasnds of people, all working to answer the same questions, and something wonderful happens. (page 11)

patientslikeme.com – curetogether.com – crowdmed.com – undoctoredhealth.com

We have access to powerful choices – such as probiotics that restore healthy bowel flora and vitamin D that can reduce or reverse dozens of health conditions – that are, in my experience, more beneficial for health than any prescription drug available. (page 12)

The popular surgical procedure called extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass, used to treat stroke, was performed at high volume in hospitals until 1985, when it was shown to be a sham. (page 23)

You will recognize that the dietitian is not an expert in healthy eating but delivers a message friendly to breakfast cereal and soft drink makers. You will laugh when you see advertisements for the healthcare system and realize that they are all part of the broad deception of healthcare marketing for profit. Beast of all, you will derive a new sense of confidence in yourself as the real arbiter of health. (pages 24-5)

let’s talk more about the some of the problems in the current healthcare system, as I’d like to drive home the point that we are not rejecting an altruistic, efficiently run system. We are rejecting a predatory, self-serving, perversely overpriced hodgpodge that deserves to be cut back to its essentials. (page 25)

In other words, the oft-repeated argument that drug companies charge high prices to recover research and developments costs simply does not apply; the price is high because they like it high. (page 34)

Such agents are also typically so toxic that an arsenal of medications is required to treat or reduce the side effects. Marketing efforts have made the biological therapies Humira, Remicade, and Enbrel among the top-10 best selling drugs in the world, with global revenues of $11.1 billion, $9.9 billion, and $8.9 billion, respectively. (page 38)

One study of Medicare patients nationwide showed that the more health care people received in the form of procedures, hospitalizations, and specialist referrals, the worse they did in quality outcomes…..More health care translates into increased complications and more deaths, not more lives saved. (page 40)

I call this the “Welathcare Bubble” – health care doesn’t necessarily provide health, but it sure provides wealth…..The Health Care Cost Institute launched guroo.com, which lists prices charged by hospitals, allowing people to shop for better prices. The Healthcare Bluebook (healthcarebluebook.com has launched a similar effort. (page 43)

Whether intentional or inadvertent, misinterpretation or blundering, advice to engage in a diet low in fat and rich in grains with a free pass for sugar was a major contributor to the epidemic of type 2 diabetes and weight gain/obesity. Purported efforts to subdue a disease made the disease worse, and not just by a little, by a lot: We now have the worst epidemic of type 2 diabetes and obesity in human history. (page 52)

You can no more expect to obtain unbiased, unscientific (sic) advice from a conventionally trained dietitian than you can from a salesperson from a soda company – because, in many ways, they are essentially one and the same. (page 54)

Defenders of the status quo of relying on experts with industry associations claim that identifying experts who do not have such ties means that there are too few experts to choose from – a damning statement in and of itself. (page 56)

The USDA should never have been charged with providing dietary advice in the first place. But since the agency has been unwisely charged to do so, it is your job to not take it seriously. (page 63)

Inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis which respond to the Undoctored strategies, will require you to work with a doctor to remove, say, the methotrexate and prednisone, but gradually so that no disease flare-ups are permitted. Know that many, if not most, prescription drugs can be replaced by natural nondrug strategies with results that often exceed that achieved with drugs. (page 73)

Food is more powerful than any nutritional supplement, any form of exercise, any prescription drug – nothing matches the power of the choices you make in food. I’ve seen it play out many hundreds of thousands of times, and the science bears it out. (page 101)

Domesticating creatures often meant living in close quarters with them. It was not uncommon that you and your family slept in one corner of your adobe hut or cave while your animals slept in the other. This was the birth of an impressive collection of familiar diseases, such as smallpox, tuberculosis, measles, influenza, and anthrax, a list of diseases called zoonoses, diseases passed to us through animals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 60 percent of all human pathogens originated from animals. (page 110)

Several thousand years later, Egyptians figured out how to ferment grains into beer, and then used the beer to make leavened bread. Thus was born the reliance of humans on grains, the sees of grasses that despite their ingestibility, remain largely indigestible, underlying many health problems resulting from their consumption. (page 111)

The fat-free, cholesterol-free trend, a powerful and popular modern movement that made a big contribution to the epidemics of obesity and diabetes, was a financial windfall for manufacturers of processed food. Fat-free cookies, ice cream, and salad dressings are landmines of grains, sugar, and high-fructose corn syrup but hugely profitable nonetheless. (page 120)

Grains are so incredibly disruptive to human health that, to a large degree, I regard the healthcare system for chronic illness (not acute illness, such as traumatic injury or infection) as the system largely created to treat the consequences of grain consumption. (pages 122-3)

Melatonin should be the first nutritional supplement choice for restoring sleep patterns. (page 306)

And never persuade yourself that you don’t have to mind your diet because you engage in serious exercise – this is absolutely false. Diet trumps exercise, hands down, and you can really overpower the benefits of exercise by choosing unwise foods. (page 309)

The additional incremental benefit from upping moderate levels of exercise to high levels is measurable, but small. In other words, jogging 5 miles provides more benefit than walking 3 miles – but only by a little. (page 310)

The issue of toxic exposure is the worst in the United States because of the business-friendly federal policy provided by the woefully outdated Toxic Substances Contruol Act that allows chemicals to be introduced for commercial and consumer applications without having to prove safety; safety is only questioned if adverse effects are encountered after the substance is used. (page 313)

26 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on March 19, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    What are you smoking?

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    • I’m not sure I want to try what he is smoking😀

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      • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on March 19, 2021 at 11:55 pm

        Try smoking what this dirtbag PUBLIC employee was smoking 🤬🤬🤬

        Click to access 3.17.21_Blomme_Complaint.pdf

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        • Posted by E on March 20, 2021 at 7:27 am

          Yuck. No thanks. Disgusting 🤮
          Should be shot. Oh wait. Rex doesn’t like excessive punishment. Lol. He thought Goetz should’ve given his money and apologized for being white to those 4 criminals.

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          • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on March 20, 2021 at 9:24 am

            Goetz was/is a common criminal, was VERY lucky he didn’t get a life prison term on 4 counts of attempted murder.

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          • Posted by E on March 20, 2021 at 2:58 pm

            Jury thought otherwise. Although maybe in 2021 he does get the life sentence based on shooting 4 fine upstanding black youths

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          • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on March 20, 2021 at 6:44 pm

            Jury thought otherwise. Although maybe in 2021 he does get the life sentence based on shooting 4 fine upstanding black youths
            Has ZERO to do with the perps. Has EVERYTHING to do with trying to kill a perp when said perp poses no threat to you. YOU El Feo, along with your BFF Goetz, have to follow the law like everyone else. You El Feo, and your BFF Goetz , are not judge jury and executioner. Now dial that Internet Warrior persona down a few notches, ok Internet Tough Guy 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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          • Posted by E on March 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm

            Goetz was found not guilty. Self defense. Those fools didn’t even learn a lesson. All 4 were arrested again for various offenses. Shouldn’t have tried to rob him. 🤷‍♂️
            Maybe in 2021, a woke jury finds it different. I agree with the jury from the eighties. I don’t give a flying fuxk about those criminals. Screw em. Next you’ll be telling me Colin Ferguson’s black rage defense was valid when he killed 6 people. Maybe you took to many drugs w Alzado. Haha. Fraud 😆

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  2. Harriet Hall has described Davis’ wheat belly diet as “another low-carb diet that ignores the bulk of the scientific evidence, makes false associations, and exaggerates grains (pun intended) of truth into delusional mountains.

    I am skeptical…

    This makes the medical profession/drug industry look almost as diabolical as public sector unions. (We have met the -other- enemy.)

    When one contrarian doctor goes to extremes, it makes you suspicious. The irony is, I would never follow his advice without consulting -my- doctor. Take it with a grain of salt?

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  3. Posted by NJ2AZ on March 20, 2021 at 12:09 am

    eat whatever you want, just don’t overdo anything. works well enough for me

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    • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on March 20, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      eat whatever you want, just don’t overdo anything. works well enough for me
      Moderation is KEY. Spot on NJ2AZ!
      .
      BTW what city do you live in in AZ? I used to live in beautiful and scenic Yuma, holy shit did it get hot out there in summer 👍

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  4. “Everything in Moderation. Nothing in excess.” – Socrates

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  5. Posted by MJF on March 20, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Rural Britain’s at one time lived on a bread only diet. They required 6000 calories per day to function under their punishing workloads. The life expectancy wasn’t great. Grains are ok but not a complete diet by any means.

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  6. Posted by MJ on March 20, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Diet is so important, think how awful you feel when you eat like crap for just one day. We are what we eat. There is a reason for the high obesity rates and high diabetes rates in this country. I read where our military is the least fit of any industrialized country.

    When I was in France a few years ago, I obviously ate a French diet which is higher in fat but uses fresher more natural ingredients and I walked the entire city of Paris. Ended up losing 10lbs in two weeks without every feeling hungry and drinking wine every day.

    It really is lifestyle, diet, nutrition and movement. So many people on a chemical soup of pharmaceuticals, not good at all.

    I’m off for my 5 mile walk now, enjoy the beautiful day blog peeps:)

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  7. Posted by Tough Love on March 20, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Nice …………….

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    • Posted by MJF on March 20, 2021 at 2:45 pm

      Agreed .High fat and protein is what I would suggest to anyone. Just my 2 cents. and the veg that starts with f…..f’n broccoli haha.

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      • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on March 20, 2021 at 6:50 pm

        There was a FANTASTIC book written back in the early 1980’s by a bodybuilder (Masters) name Covert Bailey called “Fit or Fat” and this guy knew his shit… He said you can eats fats, even peanut butter while dieting, as long as it is in moderation, as in following your caloric deficit religiously to lose weight and fat. I will vouch for this book 100%.

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  8. Posted by geo8rge on March 20, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    From guroo.com, National prices are a third more than NJ ?
    Cardiac Catheterization – Diagnostic

    National Average
    $14,530

    New Jersey State Average
    $10,869

    New York State Average
    $11,211

    Pennsylvania State Average
    $12,043

    New York, NY Average
    $11,861

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  9. Posted by MJF on March 21, 2021 at 2:00 am

    Your average schlub like me needs 1200 cals per day when sedentary, someone doing manual labor needs 6000 cals, an olympic athlete can wolf down 12000 cals per day. Depends on your activity level. I eat a lot more during the summer, almost nothing in winter when I’m hibernating. My weight will vary as much as 15 pounds. But I eat a high fat and protein diet regardless, my preference. Someone like E needs to stay bulked year round, thing is eat to where you are comfortable.

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    • Posted by E on March 21, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      Interesting. I always have found that I eat less in summer. I don’t have much of an appetite on those 90 degree days. Lol. In winter, I go for the comfort food more. Meatloaf, pot roast. Etc. I luck out soooo much. My wife is a great cook, and my sex life is great as well. What more could I ask for? Both of us our active. Exercise, yard work etc.
      but again, I usually each considerably lighter I think he summer 🤷‍♂️

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  10. Posted by MJ on March 21, 2021 at 7:21 am

    ……..and to eat clean, healthy foods, good fats, quality ingredients, better to use real butter than margarine for example, lots of raw fruits and veggies or steamed veggies

    And get up and move, move, move as much as possible

    It’s harder as we age, our metabolism naturally slows down, we always have to trick our bodies into gear as our muscles get used to do the same thing

    Just my two cents.

    Enjoy the beautiful day, get outside and walk, bike, run

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    • Posted by E on March 21, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you. It was beautiful today and I did enjoy it and all the sunshine ☀️
      I hope TL did as well and switched to some satin PJ’s and put the flannels away for the season. 😉😉

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