GMOs: What You Need to Know

Over the years, I’ve had many experiences with patients which led me to begin questioning the way Western medicine approaches illness and treatment. In the majority of cases, the goal has become managing a disease, rather than inducing health.

My questions led me to discover some uncomfortable and astonishing statistics.

Starting in the 1990’s, something alarming began to happen in the United States.

Diseases—in what seemed like completely different organ systems—were going epidemic, almost simultaneously.

Dementia in women increased.

Parkinson’s in men increased.

Autoimmune diseases hit an all time high.

Today, 1 in every 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer before they die.

And 1 in 36 children are now diagnosed with autism, compared to a mere 1 in 5,000 in the 1970’s.

Why are so many diseases, in such unrelated parts of the body, increasing at such a rapid rate? What’s the relation?

The connecting factor is chronic inflammation.

And chronic inflammation is the root of all disease.

By definition, inflammation is actually a normal biological response to an injury. It’s the bodies reaction to tissue or cell damage caused by harmful pathogens or other stimuli.

Our gut has a very thin membrane that protects it’s cells from inflammatory causing compounds and bacteria.

If that thin membrane becomes permeable, our entire immune system feels the effects, and we experience inflammation.

We know our diet certainly plays a role in our gut health—but unfortunately, we can’t just throw out the snack cakes and start eating vegetables and hope our health takes a total turnaround. It may help, but as I found, it’s only a piece of the puzzle.

I have focused on holistic health and nutrient rich foods to heal disease for years at The M Clinic.

But initially, the statistics were not what I had hoped for.

About 30 % of my patients had a complete and miraculous turnaround of disease while implementing diet changes.

Another 30% saw some improvement.

But a surprising 40% saw zero improvement, or an actual worsening of symptoms with their new, health focused plans.

So then I asked, if the cause of disease is inflammation, what is causing our guts to be so affected, and our bodies to be so inflamed?

If the problem isn’t less sugar and more vegetables, then what is it?

To answer this question, we must first understand some of the history of our countries food sources and farm lands.

After World War II, the United States was left with an excess of petroleum that they no longer had use for. They found that petroleum could be used as a chemical fertilizer, and they marketed it as such.

For the first time in history, farmers ignored the generational wisdom of good crop practices. They stopped letting their soil rest, they stopped rotating their crops. They forgot the hard lessons of the 1930’s Dust Bowl.

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Zach Bush, M.D., is a Cancer Schmancer Medical Advisory Board Member and is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care.