5. Exploding the healthcare myth: why no one knows the truth—including most healthcare professionals


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Accepting the prevailing wisdom as your guide when making dietary, health and lifestyle decisions—regardless if it comes from conventional medicine or most alternative sources—is actually dangerous. The data clearly shows that the prevailing wisdom that virtually everyone is following has led humanity to being sicker than ever before, and we’re getting sicker by the day in every measurable way.

This isn’t my opinion. It’s what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), World Health Organization (WHO), National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the scientific community have been stating for decades. Unless you make significant changes in your dietary, health, stress, work and lifestyle choices, chances are good that your fate is predictable, and the predictions are that you’re already developing more than one disease that will lead to intractable health problems and early death. Yes, you. The government and medical communities continue to put a positive spin on the current state of healthcare, but those who understand what’s really going predict problems so big as to bankrupt the health care delivery system in the coming decades.

Really? Really. Here’s a few statistics:

From The Centers For Disease Control (CDC):

  • As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults had two or more chronic health conditions.
  • Seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2010 were chronic diseases. Two of these chronic diseases—heart disease and cancer—together accounted for nearly 48% of all deaths.
  • Obesity is a serious health concern. During 2009–2010, more than one-third of adults, or about 78 million people, were obese. Nearly one of five youths aged 2–19 years was obese.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations other than those caused by injury, and new cases of blindness among adults.

By the way, the CDC states that these chronic diseases are preventable. Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are preventable!? Uh huh. But if this is so, then why do chronic diseases become more common year after year? I’m not twisting statistics around. It’s just the facts, ma’am, and the facts line up with what I’ve seen in practice for 20 years. So just where does this prevailing wisdom come from? It’s obvious that one governmental agency—the CDC—knows that we’re getting sicker than ever. But what’s really sick is that the prevailing wisdom comes from other governmental agencies! Good cop bad cop. One agency tells us to do things that cause diabetes, cancer, heart disease, strokes and so forth, and another quietly predicts how many millions will die as a result.

Carbohydrates, Blood Sugar, Diabetes, Government Guidelines And Utter Madness

Here’s another fact that completely blows my mind: according to the CDC, the prevalence of diabetes is projected to nearly double between 2000-2030. Whoa! Double? How on earth could that be? And I’ll tell you…it’s happening. And here’s why it’s happening: the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that diabetics consume between 45-60 grams of carbohydrate at each meal, and between 10-25 grams of carbs with snacks. At the low end with 3 meals and 2 snacks, that’s 155 grams of carbs, and at the high end the ADA recommends 230 grams of carbs…to diabetics! We’re talking sheer madness!

Here’s why. The average human has 5 liters of blood. That’s 5.3 quarts. How much sugar do you think is in that much blood? I love asking this question, because the answer is pretty shocking: it’s 4/5 of a teaspoon if your blood sugar is at a healthy level of 80. When your blood sugar is 100, which is the high-end of healthy, you have 4.95 grams of sugar in your blood. If you’re diabetic and you eat between 155 and 230 grams of carbs per day, you’re eating between 31 and 46 teaspoons of sugar every day—per the ADA guidelines.

Carbohydrates are things that convert to sugar. It doesn’t matter if that sugar comes from a donut or beans and rice, because once it’s in your blood, sugar has to be driven into your cells or you’ll lapse into a diabetic coma. Sugar can’t just float around in the bloodstream. And when a diabetic (or anyone else) bombards their system with 31-46 teaspoons of sugar each day, insulin has to scream and yell and threaten the cells to take up all that sugar, which blows your pancreas out, blows your thyroid, your adrenals and hormones, causes blood sugar swings and jacks up your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, sends your energy levels yo-yoing up and down, and it leads to obesity and chronic health issues…like cancer and heart disease. 

The U.S. Government recommends that we get 45% of our calories from carbs, and that’s what we do: the average American male ingests 296 grams of carb per day (60 teaspoons of sugar!), and the typical American woman takes in 224 grams. It now it becomes clear how the CDC knew the rates of diabetes would double in a 30 year period: we’re being educated to eat huge amounts of carbs, and the overfeeding of carbs leads to greater incidence rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome and the list continues.

Again, this isn’t my opinion, it’s what the governmental agencies that track health and disease statistics have been reporting for decades. On the one hand, we have governmental agencies encouraging us to eat things that kill us, and on the other hand we have several agencies that know how many doctors, hospitals, medical equipment suppliers and morticians will be needed to deal with the healthcare disaster they’re creating. What we don’t have is a governmental agency that actually stops the madness, and it’s unlikely that one will pop up soon. 

The Rest Of The Story

Knowing exactly what to eat, what not to eat, how much to eat and why you need to eat this and not that is a major focus of the healing blueprint. And for good reason: if you follow the prevailing wisdom, you’re a statistic. I too was headed down this path. I was a vegetarian/vegan for 10 years, and vegetarians eat a lot of carbs. Too many carbs leads to every health issue there is, period. End of story.

But that’s not the end of the story. It’s a beginning, a starting point. It’s critical to reduce carbs, but there’s so much more to becoming healthy than just cutting carbs. As much as I don’t like being a buzzkill, the carbohydrate fiasco is only one of many governmental-induced/allowed healthcare debacles that virtually every healthcare provider has swallowed hook, line and sinker. Even most alternative practitioners haven’t a clue what the truth is, so thorough is the brainwashing that’s taken place in the last 100 years. I too was ignorant of much of this until I had a big enough reason to begin digging around for answers to Nicole’s health issues. The healing blueprint arose from what I found—and I’m quietly sharing it with those who have an interest in knowing what’s really going on.

There’s a lot more to the story, but I’ll end here for now. If you’d like to know more about how to get your health and life back on track, send me an email at drsteventeagarden@gmail.com  If you’re interested in the history of how healthcare ever got this crazy, watch for upcoming blog entires on the subject.

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