- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
This item may be
Check for Availability
Doctors Are More Harmful than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health - and What to Do about Itby Lisa Haller
Synopses & Reviews
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.
In Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs, Dr. Harvey Bigelsen shows that common medical practices are actually the cause of many chronic, long-term health problems. While Western medicine teaches doctors to eliminate symptoms and
About the Author
Harvey Bigelsen, MD, helped found the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) in 1978, and three years later helped to write the Arizona law allowing alternative medical practitioners to be licensed and judged by their peers rather than by mainstream doctors. A frequent lecturer for alternative health organizations, he lives in Nevada City, CA. Medical writer Lisa Haller lives in St. Paul, MN.
Table of Contents
An invitation — The message — At the window looking in — Charting the terrain — Disease is a process — Inflammation is the turning point — "The terrain is everything; the germ is nothing" — Education, politics and ethics — A prescription for harm — Reshaping terrain — The base of the temple — Emotion links to the structure — The trigger must be physical — To be human is to be unique — Finding the obstruction in the flow — Your life, your choice, your actions.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Alternative