The placebo effect is one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented, misused and maligned effects of health and medical products.
''The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible'' ~ Samuel Shem
There are many things that drive cancer. Poor diet, chemical and radiation exposures, and certain infections, figure prominently in the process. Stress, however, is a major contributing factor that is often ignored.
New research, however, sheds light on how stress hormones make cancer cell resistant to multiple treatments.
The German word for "quicksilver" was "quecksilber". American dentists shortened it to "quack" to describe the amalgam-hucksters. Quick-silver Associates write "It is sobering to realize that the original "quacks" were dentists who advocated the use of mercury amalgam."
New research now indicates that a cancer diagnosis may be as fatal as the cancer itself, dramatically increasing the risk of suicide and heart-related death in the week following diagnosis. The risk of suicide was found to be 16 times higher and the risk of heart-related death 26 times higher during the first week following diagnosis versus those who were cancer free.
A surprisingly consistent body of research exists indicating that conventional medical training actually reduces practitioner empathy. What is worse, the decline in empathy appears even more pronounced at the time that the curriculum shifts towards patient-care activities.
Diseases display a variety of symptoms, but curiously enough, there is a common denominator!