“Nutritional myths are perpetuated by marketing. One of the biggest myths I see on nutrition is the big push on dairy. The right kind of dairy from the right kind of cow fed the right kind of food can be very healthy but again it goes back to what kind,” says Dr. Peter Osborne, DC expert in orthomolecular and functional medicine who specializes in chronic degenerative diseases. He says the same thing applies to whole grains.
When working in the rhuematology department in the VA hospital he was told, “This is a horrible field to work in, these patients don’t get better.” This stance in healthcare bothered him. He believed something could still be done through proper nutrition, no matter what age.
When you put garbage food next to broccoli in front of kids they’re going to choose the junk food every time. Education on what foods are nutritionally dense is key.
“One of the other myths we see is red meat. Animal food is bad and red meat is bad for us when in actuality there’s no scientific study that proves that. Indians are a group of people who had a very paleolithic history, you put them on reservations and they get sick,” he says. “The myth that we could perpetuate about red meat being bad, as a general rule of thumb has led to a lot of people being very sick. Perpetuating a lot of whole grains and dairy as staple foods in the diet has also made a lot of people very sick.”
“There was only one autoimmune disease we knew the cause for and that was celiac disease,” says Dr. Osborne. His protocol was to apply the same cure to other autoimmune diseases, correct the food to heal the body. He has done exactly this with over 5,000 patients.
Dr. Osborne believes you can tell people how to eat all day long but they will still reach for a candy bar. Education is vital to change diet. The body responds to different foods and different chemicals making it vital to monitor behavior and feelings after you eat.
Dr. Osborne says, “You can’t get healthy or stay healthy eating food that isn’t healthy.” Foods that aren’t healthy come in different forms from sugar to apparently healthy normal foods that cause food sensitivities. Many people should keep a food diary to test food intolerances.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, neurologist, neurosurgeon and matriarch of Leaky Gut Syndrome is the author of GAPS, Gut and Psychology Syndrome a book that describes how to cure autoimmune diseases, allergies and food tolerances through nourishment with the proper foods. Her protocol is specific, labor intensive and traditional. Thousands upon thousands of patients have been cured of diseases that showed no hope of recovery.
Dr. Osborne says, “A food reaction or a chemical reaction can occur anywhere from 3 hours to 3 weeks post ingestion if it’s not an acute reaction. It’s harder to detect delayed reactions because they just create chronic inflammation. Sometimes the symptoms are fatigue.”
Getting tested for food sensitivities can help find the sensitivities with less stress however if you have Leaky Gut you will test sensitive to different foods on different days because these foods are leaking through the intestinal wall. This causes inflammation and will result in a food intolerance on the sensitivity test regardless if there is an intolerance or not. Following the GAPS diet will solve the most extreme cases of Leaky Gut.
The problem today is many doctors follow the stance that people get older and they need to live with the aches and pains of getting older. Medicine sees the solution as applying a drug to mask the pain. Functional medicine focuses on creating a healthy body by finding offenders and correcting them or eliminating them.
These opposing viewpoints create a battle.
“There’s an attack on natural medicine.” Dr. Osborne says he was asked to participate in a major study on Co Q10 but when he read the preceding literature, the protocol for the study parameters, he saw the study was designed to fail. After asking why they would administer a quantity of CoQ10 that wouldn’t be effective he says, “They turned around and said we are trying to determine the safety of CoQ10,” when the safety of CoQ10 had already been established. It appeared, to him, that there was an alternate agenda.
Dr. Osborne says, “The war is political.”
He describes one example as the American Medical Association trying to create a monopoly on healthcare.
In 1987, after millions of dollars were spent in legal fees a court case that made monumental impact came to a close. Ironically this case was not headline newsworthy. According to chiro.org, “Federal appellate court judge ruled that the AMA had engaged in a ‘lengthy, systematic, successful and unlawful boycott’ designed to restrict cooperation between MDs and chiropractor in order to eliminate the profession of chiropractic as a competitor in the United States health care system. U.S. District Court judge Susan Getzendanner ruled that the AMA and its officials were guilty, as charged, of attempting to eliminate the chiropractic profession.”
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