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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Avoid Modern Witch Doctors- Do it Yourself podcast

I don’t really mean to be provocative, but I must state the obvious: the awe in which many hold medical doctors is ridiculous.  I see it constantly: doctors, and the medical clinics and hospitals that employ them, are so special and so necessary- Science brought to our lives!

Nonsense.  Most medical professionals know a very tiny amount about health.   What they do know about is disease, and that is what they focus on.  And what they do, when you come in to be examined, is basically run over a checklist that they tick off:

How old is the patient?  50 or greater?  Let me see:
Statins  High blood pressure medications   Probably a stent, next appointment…

And so it goes.  Just a checklist, written by the pharmaceutical companies, nothing more.  This is what medicine has come to.  Don’t cure the disease, just treat the symptoms, and sell drugs.  Really!

Doc, I have a pain in my knees when I kneel down in my garden.  What should I do?

Doctor-  “Knee replacement would be my advice!”  
 “And my hip hurts too!”  - Hip replacement is the answer says doc

And I have acid reflux, and I can’t sleep at night, and my gut bothers me something awful.  Also, I’m really depressed, and tired all the time, and I am about 50 pounds overweight…

Doctor nods, as he is writing.  “Here is my prescription list for you!”  He hands over a list of lengthy prescriptions, of anti-depressants, statins, a future appointment for joint replacement, and a long list of other drugs, all guaranteed to treat the symptoms named, but with no mention of the side effects which are far worse than any of the symptoms.

The further sad part about all of these medical professionals, is that the vast majority tend to be left leaning, globalist liberals.  Why is this??

Well, I think that a large part of it is guilt.  Just as Hollywood actors examine their own lives, and think ‘Hey- I am really kind of just a pampered idiot who gets paid a lot of money because I am good looking/trendy/lucky/ or in the right place at the right time/connected- I just want to be valued for my goodness!”  

So, they virtue signal that they are ‘down with the cause’- they feel the pain of minorities (always a winner), sexual deviants (who doesn’t love a deviant?), and billions of illegal immigrants who only want to relocate to the advanced West, where they can get welfare payments that vastly outstrip anything they can ever build in their own squalid, nightmare, corrupt countries…

So too with medical doctors and their clinics.  

“Wow!  We get so much money, both from pharmaceutical manufacturers whose drugs we push, and the insurance companies that reimburse our patients’ bills so much that they are eager to undergo expensive surgeries and drug treatments- because they perceive it as FREE!”
“And, truth be told, we have incredibly easy jobs, where we just follow charts, telling us which surgery/drugs go with each condition, and each age.  Just a checklist, really.  I feel guilty, kind of, since I make so much money just prescribing from a checklist, and not really curing anything at all!  
I think I’ll support the downtrodden! Then, I will be a virtuous person, and be justified in taking easy money for very little work, and really no healing whatsoever…  I will drug, and then no one will feel any pain, and my job will be done!”

Perhaps a bit oversimplified, but still I believe basically spot on.  And so, I make the common sense recommendation to avoid your doctor as much as possible.  Dentist too.  
Take care of yourself- really work at it!  Exercise daily, with strength training using your own body weight and isometrics.  Eat an ancestral diet, as close to what our ancestors ate long ago as possible.  Avoid fast food and processed foods completely.  
Walk daily, in nature, wearing minimal footwear, without cushioned insoles and raised heels.  Stretch methodically every day.  Don’t floss (it pushes the bacteria deep into your gums- bad dentist advice!), but swish coconut oil around in your mouth each day as you shower.  (Kills bacteria)
Experience the weather!  In cold weather, go out hiking.  Hot weather- sprint barefoot on the grass!  Weather extremes are like strength training for your whole body.  Get a red light to simulate a sauna, and sit under it, especially when the sun is not always available in winter.  Join a church, preferably a small one that aligns with your beliefs, and become involved- your church is your tribe, along with your neighbors, family, and like-minded folks you have befriended.  

There is a lot you can do for your health, both mental, spiritual, and physical.  The point is, it’s up to you- Doctors and Dentists and such are like the medieval priests of old, telling you what to do in life.  Intermediaries, that do not have your interests first and foremost.  It is really up to you to contact Jesus directly!

That’s it for now, but like anything worthwhile in life, the journey never really ends.  We continually strive throughout life, in our health, in making a living, and connecting with others meaningfully.  The idea that if you only make lots of money, why then you can just lie around in hedonism and luxury is a lie.  To stop improving is to start to die, both physically and spiritually.  
So listen to PaleoJay podcasts as they arrive!  I really try to address important issues that will improve your life and your outlook on the real world, as it unfolds.  This is a forum for your ideas and mine- PaleoJays Smoothie Cafe!