The Persecution of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynske

I finished my last post with the provocative claim that non-war on symptoms healthcare approaches were not only unfunded and sabotaged, but actually outlawed. If you suspect I’ve exaggerating, consider the case of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski over the last 30 years. His...

Failing Cancer Patients

In recent posts I’ve been discussing fallout from the misguided war on symptoms approach to health care and – in the last post – specific problems related to cancer treatment were raised. Let’s look more closely at this situation. Despite all the effort and resources...

Have we forgotten what a gallbladder is for?

In my last post I raised the broad statistical costs of the war of symptoms. But what about the impact on the individual patient? This “war” is waged against part of the body and has just a partially “functioning body” as its best outcome. That paradigm sees symptoms...

Symptom-Free Does Not Mean Healthy

In my last post I contrasted mainstream health institutions’ attitude to health with the definition of the World Health Organization: “complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” It is evident that patients with...

What is a condition of Good Health?

Understanding the patient’s purpose in coming to you is paramount for a doctor. The Latin root of “doctor” means “to educate,” but this often falls short of the mandate. We must educate patients about their symptoms, as well as the possible causes and all the options...