WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
for Thinking People~
THE BUYER BEWARE
W.) This is kind of a follow-up on the subject brought to mind by
my friend who had the prostatectomy.
can and do go wrong. Even with routine medical procedures.
For example, in the book "As Nature Made Him, The Boy Who Was
Raised As A Girl," by John Colapinto, a botched circumcision
is described. The surgeon used an electrocautery, put the
setting too high, and burned the infant's penis completely away.
Surgeons then recommended to the young parents that the boy be surgically
converted to a girl. They were assured that all would be fine
so long as they reared him as a girl. To make a long story
short, he never thought of himself as a girl and never behaved like
a girl in spite of intense and devoted nurturing to the contrary.
(Another nail in the coffin of nurture over nature.) You can imagine
the physical and psychological stress this poor youngster went through.
The book details that, so I will not go into it here. An
unimaginable nightmare for any parent!
point is that thinking people should not simply submit to medical
authority. You, the buyer, (this is a buy/sell arrangement, don't
forget) must beware and be skeptical. Today, with the Internet
and the plethora of alternative medical opinion, ignorance is no
excuse. But people in the main put less effort into choosing
medical intervention than they do buying a car. They just
are some examples of how what is assumed to be so, probably isn't.
I'm not making the following up. It's right out of the medical
literature. Most of this data is collected by scientific
studies that simply compare the results for those who have a given
procedure, to those who don't.
is not only unnecessary and potentially dangerous (see above),
but detrimental even if all goes well [see The Wysong Health Letter,
Volumes 7(8), 8(4), 9(8), 10(7) and 13(5)].
would be reduced by 2/3 if tissue reviews were conducted to verify
is rarely beneficial.
neonatal ICU is no better than mom and breast.
smears do not change the death rate.
endarterectomy has never been shown to be of value.
before exercise do nothing.
pads for corneal damage do not benefit.
screening for prostate cancer brings no benefit.
for colorectal cancer brings no benefit.
of all pacemakers are unnecessary.
of all disease is self-limiting; therefore 85% of all treatments
are placebo or bring negative results. (It is this realization
early on in practice that led me personally into prevention and
safe natural care.)
billion per year is spent on bypasses, yet it has not been proven
that they give better results than no treatment at all.
stethoscope has never been proven to benefit a patient.
but not least, doctors on salary do fewer surgeries. Take
list could go on...way on.
Emptor...Let the buyer (you) beware. You, not someone
else, are the master of your health destiny. Take control,
Use the library, the internet, the bookstore, The Wysong
Bookstore Catalog, The Wysong Directory of Alternative Resources. The
information is there to help you become informed. You can prevent
and heal. It will just take a little effort. But
well worth it, don't you think, when your, your family's and your
pet's health depend upon it?
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