Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs

Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs

How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to your Health--and What to Do About It

Book - 2011
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Most people would consider a knife wound to the stomach a serious health risk, but a similar scalpel wound in an operating room is often shrugged off. In Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs , Dr. Harvey Bigelsen explains how today's medical doctors overprescribe surgery and ignore its long-term health implications. Any invasive medical procedure, he argues--including colonoscopies and root canals--creates inflammation in the body, leading to serious and long-lasting health problems.

Inflammation, according to Dr. Bigelsen, is the real cause of all chronic disease (persistent or long-lasting illness). Noting that Western medicine has yet to "cure" a single chronic disease, Bigelsen points to a new paradigm: one that treats each patient as an individual (rather than as a set of symptoms), avoids further damage to the body through surgery, and looks for the root cause of chronic disease in past damage done to the patient's body--whether caused by a bad fall or a scalpel. Provocatively written and radical in its approach, Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs challenges readers to rethink everything they believe about illness and how to treat it.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781556439582
Branch Call Number: 616.044 BIG 2011
Characteristics: xi, 247 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Haller, Lisa


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