I am so sorry I haven’t been writing, but I have a valid excuse. For the last three weeks, I have been busy lecturing and travelling through Australia and New Zealand. Today, I am in Nelson, NZ. Allison and I are having a wonderful time. The people of Australia and New Zealand could not be more accommodating. We are truly having a vacation of a lifetime.
In my travels, I have lectured to both practitioners and the public. It is interesting that the Australia and New Zealand patients/practitioners are suffering with the same frustrations that U.S. patients/practitioners are having. The patients are frustrated with their medical doctors because the doctors are busy prescribing too many drugs that only address the symptoms of an illness and not the underlying cause. The doctors are frustrated because they feel constrained by the medical boards who do not like when they deviate from the standard of care.
Sound familiar? It sure does to me.
My message to the Kiwis (yes, they call the New Zealanders Kiwis) and Australians was to educate themselves about any drug therapy they are prescribed and to educate themselves about any natural therapy they are contemplating. I lectured to both groups about iodine and how to use it properly. I provided both the doctors and the patients the research behind iodine.
I have been writing books, articles and newsletters as well as lecturing about natural therapies and the dangers of common drug therapies since 1997. My sole purpose in doing these activities is to teach others about what I have found truly works and what does not.
Allison and I are staying at a Bed and Breakfast in Nelson, NZ, today. At breakfast today, the owner of the establishment asked me why I was carrying around salt with me. I told her that I use unrefined salt. She said that her doctor had told her not to use any salt as it is bad for your health. I responded that salt is the second major nutrient in the body next to water. I further explained that the body needs and requires adequate amounts of salt in the diet. Furthermore, I told her that over 95% of my patients were salt deficient.
She was astounded. I told her that the mantra of restricting salt intake—unless you have kidney failure—was simply a fairy tale. I said that there was no good research to support limiting salt in one’s diet.
I have come to the conclusion that the same fairy tales about the benefits of restricting salt—as well as lowering cholesterol levels with statin drugs—have been stated in both Australia and New Zealand. Only through educating yourself about how a drug works and what natural alternatives are available can you make the best health care decisions. Sadly, many conventional doctors simply do not have the proper knowledge to guide you on making the best health care decisions. It is up to you to make the appropriate health care decisions for you and your family.
So, what can you do? As I told the people in both Australia and New Zealand—the only solution to our health care woes is through education. Learn about whatever therapy is prescribed for you. Make sure the therapy is appropriate and use the safest therapy available. Sadly, many conventional therapies are toxic and do not treat the underlying cause of an illness. One way to start educating yourself is by reading my book, Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do.