A patient gave me a book on Rife Therapy by Nenah Sylver, PhD because I am very interested in energy medicine and how it may be applied to my patients. In one of the early chapters is a quote from a French writer Moliere (1622-1673).
He lived about 500 years ago.
He says, “Nearly all people die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.”
Never were truer words ever said of the medicine in his day, and unfortunately of the medicine of today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of death in the US is heart disease, the second is cancer.
See the chart below…
If you look at this next chart below, there are more deaths from Iatrogenic illness than heart disease or cancer.
Iatrogenic is Doctor caused deaths from prescription drugs, unneeded medical procedures, infections due to medical treatment and others.
So buyer beware. That is, patient BEWARE. Medical treatment can be lifesaving, but it can also be death causing. A very good doctor has the judgement to know which is which.
Good medicine is Hippocratic Medicine: Primere non nocere. Most importantly do no harm.
At LifeWorks that is what we do.
If you are having body challenges.
We can help. We will respect the Hippocratic Oath and endeavor above all to do you no harm.
Have a great week.
Dr. David I Minkoff, MD