A close friend recently went under the knife. To what? To have their gallbladder removed. My non-medical recommendation of course was to avoid surgery for at least a month while eating nothing but real, awesome food.
Her trainer, none other than the legendary Drew Baye, was of the same/similar opinion (from my understanding, have not spoken to Drew about it).
Her doctor of course said he, and “everyone else”, “had no idea” what caused her gallbladder to completely cease functioning.
Which is naturally, complete bull shit.
I’m a 23 year old college drop out that failed biology as a freshman and I know exactly what caused her gallbladder to “break” – eating a shit load of wheat, corn, soybean, and rapeseed oil her entire life.
Among other strange substances posing as food for the bulk of her diet.
25+ years of this and it’s a wonder her gallbladder lasted as long as it did. It also leaves one to wonder what future ailments await my friend. Most likely, obesity, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, further gut related disorders, etc.
Not to mention a very likely slow and painful death from one of these diseases. Nothing like being killed from the inside. Yay.
Anyway, I mention this for two reasons.
One, it was a vivid reminder how strongly most people sleep walk through life. Reminder because I was reminded how “undeniably” nuts anyone sounds saying that a proper diet and lifestyle can fix 99/100 health problems — including the really “serious” ones that only your doctor and his buddies admit they DON’T UNDERSTAND, yet somehow know how to treat effectively (wtf?).
You literally sound like a voo-doo/mystical/insane witch doctor even suggesting that eating certain foods and eliminating a very large part of your current diet will fix things your doctor wants to CUT YOU OPEN for or SHOVE PILLS DOWN YOUR THROAT to “fix”.
“Fix” only so long as you keep taking the pills.
Some fix. Sounds like a cartoon branded band-aid over a shotgun wound to the face.
Two, I am reminded by this surgery just how many zillions of bullets I am dodging by eating properly (and a few other things). Really. Who removes bread from their diet at 20 years old thinking about the joys of keeping their gallbladder?
Of staying lean the rest of their life with relative ease?
Of getting sick 10 times instead of 150 times over the next 20 years?
Of virtually never having to see a doctor except for traumatic injury?
I sure didn’t. And at 23, the last thing on my mind are the doctor visits I am going to miss that 99% of the population won’t for shit that is completely, totally, and ridiculously unnecessary.
While diet, sleep, Vitamin D, and intense and rare workouts won’t prevent every ailment that comes your way, I wonder now what the chance is that I will go the rest of my life without ever actually needing to see a doctor, specifically because of those actions taken.
In conclusion, most medical doctors are fucking clueless when it comes to the reasons you got sick in the first place and what can be done on your own to fix those ailments.
- Blood pressure high?
- Cholesterol “high”?
- Gallbladder stop working?
- Chron’s disease?
- Explosive diarrhea?
Yeah, it’s tragic to say, but your doctor probably doesn’t have the first fucking clue as to why these things are as such, what the measurements mean, or what should be done about them first and foremost, and this is only a tiny, tiny list.
Furthermore, telling someone under the influence a status quo MD that subject MD is a “fucking idiot” makes you look like a morally subjective/high out of his mind hippy from the 60s.
The reality is though, you are probably right. (Such doctor may not be a “fucking idiot” however, and is more likely ignorant of the facts, or a moral coward, unwilling to challenge 20 years of his own bad advice that was probably detrimental to a lot of people’s health and well being).
Keep your bread, corn, and soy world – I’ll keep ALL of my organs and robust health.
– Anthony Dream Johnson