Friday, 2 May, 2008 1:27 PM
Wrong With You? Doctor Gives 4 Tips To Gauge Your Health Before
It’s Too Late
courtesy of www.drmartin.ca
– The kind, gentle old family practitioner keeping
an eye out for the patient’s overall health is a thing of
the past. These days, doctors are as swamped with HMO paperwork
as they are with patients.
The New England Journal Of Medicine reports the average doctor’s
appointment lasts less than 22 minutes. An American Medical Association
report sites patients changing health insurance providers as a reason
few have the same ‘family doctor’ watching over them
year after year. It’s becoming the patient’s responsibility
to keep an eye on their own changing health, guide their doctors,
and do their own bodies ‘preventive maintenance.’
In his new book, “Medical Crisis: Secrets your doctor won’t
share with you,” Dr Anthony Martin asserts that breast cancer
and prostate cancer are nearly 100-percent preventable. It takes
more than 5 years for most cancers to grow to the size of the tip
of a ball point pen. By the time cancer is found by routine blood
tests or feeling a lump, the patient may have missed precious time.
“Your car has dashboard warning lights to alert you that the
oil is low, or you’re out of gas,” says Dr. Martin,
“The body has those same warning signals. You just have to
know how to read them.”
Here are Dr. Martin’s 4 warning signs to find out
if you are on the path to cancer, stroke or other illnesses:
1) Energy. “If you’ve been tired for three weeks straight,
your body is trying to tell you something is wrong.” Long-term
fatigue is tied to red blood cells. Red blood cell problems can
lead to liver, kidney or brain trouble.
Check yourself: Ask your doctor for a simple blood test.
2) PH Balance. 70-percent of the human body is water. Water, like
in your swimming pool, is either acidic or alkaline. An unbalanced
PH (Potential Hydrogen) is a breeding ground for cancer, cardiovascular
disease, diabetes and pre-mature aging.
Check yourself: Ask your doctor for a saliva test.
3) Free Radicals. The body produces free radicals as a process of
detoxifying itself. When balanced, they are used by the immune system
to destroy bacteria and viruses. Unbalanced free radicals can lead
to cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, arthritis or Alzheimer’s.
Check yourself: Ask your doctor for a urine test.
4) Inflammation. You need cells to ‘puff up’ to stop
bleeding – but too much can strangle the arteries and cause
coronary heart disease. Fat cells are a side affect of obesity.
Too many fat cells or cells that are too ‘puffy’ can
lead to asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Check yourself: Ask your doctor for a blood test.
Most doctors know these warning signs, but few sit back to contemplate
how these symptoms work together to affect your health.
“More than half of people who make appointments with their
doctor complain of fatigue,” says Dr. Martin, “But doctors
rarely bother to ask why you’re tired, or how that affects
long-term health. They (doctors) wind up prescribing sleeping pills,
or dealing with the short-term affects of exhaustion. They don’t
stop to think that lack of energy is a big, red, flashing warning
sign that something is seriously about to go wrong with the body.”
Dr. Martin suggests once you’ve got a realistic idea of where
you stand – you can start giving yourself the antidote. “Change
your attitude, change your diet, change your exercise habits and
change your supplements.”
“So much of what Americans are dying from these days is 100-percent
preventable,” says Dr. Martin. “These four tips really
can save your life.”
About Dr. Anthony Martin
Dr. Martin is certified as a Natural Medicine Practitioner as well
as a qualified Chiropractor. He is a respected and renowned nutraceutical
consultant, nutritional practitioner, author and medical spokesperson.
He is a world famous research leader in the fields of Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and environmental toxins and has spoken at
seminars across the United States, Canada, France, China and South
Korea. Dr. Martin is also a frequent guest on television and radio
across the US and Canada, where he also hosts his own radio show
“Ask The Doctor.” He heads up his own practice, The
Martin Clinic, in Sudbury, Ontario and is passionate on educating
people about the importance of proper nutrition. His says his personal
purpose in life is to help people regain their health. Dr. Anthony
Martin’s website can be found at www.drmartin.ca.
Source: News and Experts