The United States makes up only 5% of the worlds population, yet consumes more than 75% of the worlds pharmaceuticals. So, the question becomes of the chicken and the egg. Are we getting more medicine because we’re getting sicker? Or are we getting sicker as a result of consuming more medicine?
In recent years, Functional Health care has surged with people seeking out a more natural alternative. And these practitioners are bucking against the system that has fought long and hard to the tune of billions, in order to keep the industry one that continues to pay them back in dividends. As it turns out, at the pills we’ve been popping may not be everything they were cracked up to be. In fact, you may be paying an unhealthy price for what amounts to a very profitable science experiment conducted by Big Pharma and your insurance provider. Here are four reasons to consider what’s really underneath the label of that little orange bottle.
Let’s face it. Pharmaceuticals are a multi-billion-dollar industry. And, in order to keep their bottom line growing, it’s imperative they keep you somewhere on the spectrum between healthy and dead. This ensures you keep coming back for more, and business keeps booming for them. Now, more than ever, in the face of a flawed system, it’s critical to take your health into your hands, instead of blinding swallowing any pill you’re prescribed. Your body, after all, is the only house you really have to live in.
Perhaps that’s one of the fundamental reasons that Functional Healthcare has started sweeping the nation. Although there are many misconceptions as to what it is, and how it works, there are three things you should understand when it comes to how they are changing the healthcare game for the good.
Dr. David Sanders is a Functional Health Practitioner, and owner of Classic Functional Health. He derived a passion for the industry after some devastating family diagnosis left him searching for answers that he just wasn’t getting the traditional way. An avid student of Endocrinology, he stays on the cutting edge of any new developments and how he can apply this knowledge to his patients. His primary focus is in treating Type II Diabetics, and showing them not only how to manage their diagnosis, but reverse it completely. For more information, you can reach him at email@example.com or check out his website at ClassicFunctionalHealth.com.
The term “Cholesterol” is somewhat of a loaded word. It’s one that most everyone has heard of, but few really understand. And if it’s not you, it’s likely that someone you know has been on the panic-inducing end of a phone call from the doctor’s office, saying their bloodwork came back, and their numbers are too high. It makes sense, when you consider high cholesterol is a primary associate of heart disease and stroke, among other things. Once the news is broken, many immediately start taking a statin and are told to modify their diet in an effort to get their numbers to plummet.
However, knowledge is power, and once you understand what you’re dealing with, you’ll see that this word has gotten a bad rap for no good reason. What you should understand is that this substance is actually a helpful and vital component to your health. Its function is present in every cell of your body and helps you digest fat and produce cell membranes, vitamin D, and hormones.
Therefore, when your cholesterol spikes, it does so in response to issues in your body. They increase in an effort to repair damaged cells and create healthier ones to replace them. So, your numbers are a direct reflection of the amount of damage that has been done, and your cholesterol is trying desperately to protect, not harm, you. Unfortunately, lowering those numbers artificially through drugs still doesn’t address the root cause of the damage, and puts you at risk of dropping too low.
Yes, contrary to popular belief, there IS such a thing as going too low. And the associated risks are alarming. In fact, your total number should never fall below 150, because if it does, you exponentially multiply your odds of:
By staying away from the ends of the spectrum, and keeping your numbers nestled somewhere in the middle, you increase not only your odds of survival, but in living a vibrant, complication-free life, at least where it concerns your friend, cholesterol. Follow us at Classic Functional Health to learn more about how to keep your numbers in check.
My name is Dr. David Sanders, and I'm a proud practitioner in the field of Functional Health. I've always been an avid student of science, with an innate curiosity about cause and effect. Perhaps it was this need for understanding that prompted me to study Biology and Chemistry in college, and become a Doctor of Chiropractic. I spent years building my practice. Now, I could cite my credentials regarding my studies in Physiology at the cellular level, my advanced education in Endocrinology, or my combined work experience in Pharmaceuticals and Chiropractic that give me a full range of insight. But I'd rather tell you my story instead. Because this is beyond just a business for me. It's become a passion that's very personal to me.
In the pursuit of helping my Chiropractic patients lead healthier lives, I soon grew weary of hearing their stories of primary care physicians doing a disservice to them by simply prescribing medication instead of fixing the fundamental problem. They were slowly getting worse, not better. And they were becoming more and more dependent on pharmaceuticals, which are the antithesis of healthy living.
Furthermore, in 2004, the world as I knew it changed dramatically when I learned that my own mother was facing a fight against both Type II Diabetes and Alzheimers. My coping strategy threw me into research mode, immersing myself in both literature and endocrinology conferences across the country. I knew there were more answers than what her medical team could provide me, and I was determined to find them. What I uncovered both astounded and confounded me. I was stunned that our modern society was still abiding by such archaic information where it concerned the treatment of Type II. Shocked to uncover the strong connection between Type II and Alzheimer's, which is considered "Diabetes of the Brain." Yet, I was ecstatic to learn that, contrary to popular belief, it was, possible to reverse this devastating disease. And I knew I had been called to do something about it.
Unfortunately, by the time I put all the pieces of the puzzle together and gathered all of the necessary treatment information, my mother had developed cancer (You must learn the connection between Diabetes, Alzheimer's, and Cancer). She succumbed to her diseases and departed this Earthly life. The fact that I couldn't save her became more fuel for my mission to save as many others as I can. This information was too groundbreaking to waste when there were so many people ready to reclaim their life.
It was then that my wife, Tracy, and I decided to dedicate our lives to helping people beat the fastest growing epidemic in modern health. To provide a solution, or saving grace, to a problem once thought to be incurable. To go the extra mile in revealing the root of the problem, and treat each patient like the unique being he/she is, and customize a plan that will work for their individual composition. We take pride in solving the most complicated cases, in leaving no stone unturned, all in the name of changing lives for the better. Simply put, my passion is preventing others from suffering the same fate as my mother. Continuing to save lives means her diagnosis will not have been in vain.
Dr. David Sanders is a Functional Health Practitioner, and owner of Classic Functional Health. He derived a passion for the industry after some devastating family diagnosis left him searching for answers that he just wasn’t getting the traditional way. An avid student of Biochemistry, Immunology, and Endocrinology, he stays on the cutting edge of any new developments and how he can apply this knowledge to his patients. His primary focus is in helping patients who suffer with chronic and degenerative conditions.