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"Splinters" Book Review
This is a book written in layman's terms. It's straight-forward, deconstructs the overly complex medical jargon and appeals to common sense...which is probably why it goes over the medical industry's head. And that's kind of the whole point.
Dr. Gerald Smith has been practicing medicine all over the world for over 50 years, and in his book he has outlined numerous case studies of seemingly "miraculous" cures, only he claims that they are anything but. In fact, his cures are almost too simple. His approach is to look for the root cause of each ailment in each individual patient. In contrast to the standard method of care, which treats broad symptoms over root causes, Dr. Smith shows over and over again how acknowledging that every ailment has a root cause (and the body doesn't just randomly attack itself or randomly succumb to germs) is the biggest hurdle that medical practitioners are facing when it comes to helping their patients. At times he goes even further and shows real life examples of doctors having unintentionally done more harm than good, while the true cure was under their noses all along.
This is an eye‑opening book. It challenges the status quo of medical care and backs it up with case after case of simple treatment methods that worked to quickly and "miraculously" cure heart disease, migraines, cancer, infections, chronic pain and so on. Armed with the knowledge that there are other (more) effective treatment methods, patients will be able to have some control over their own health.
Here's hoping the medical industry as a whole will come to understand the role they have played in creating this world of chronic illness, and will then realize the power of simplicity in correcting their errors. Taking a look at Dr. Smith's book would certainly be a start.
How can a dentist who is up to his eyeballs in debt give you an honest diagnosis and treatment?
The answer quite frankly is he cannot. The problem today is that professional students and recent graduates are so financially in debt that they only see $$$$ signs when they are looking at their patients.
Case in point, Michael P. came to my office and presented a situation where he had a pericoronitis (inflamed flap of gum tissue over a partially erupted third molar) that was painful. The dentist wanted to pull the tooth rather than treat the problem conservatively The third molar extraction industry reaps over 3 billion dollars a year from third molar extractions. Most practitioners and their patients are NOT aware of the potential dangers. Following extraction, most dentists leave the extraction site open rather than performing a primary closure with sutures. Also not being done is sanitizing the extraction site with ozone, homeopathics and colloidal silver to remove any infection that is present. Between not “sterilizing” the extraction site and leaving the wound open to the oral cavity, bacteria and food debris can easily enter the wound. This creates an interference field as a result of any pathogens taking up residence inside the bone.
Conservative treatment involved giving the patient a 23 gauge syringe to irrigate the inflamed tissue with 3% peroxide plus supplements to reduce the swelling and fight any infection without antibiotics. Within several days, the swollen painful area resolved to a non issue.
In addition to the localized inflammatory issue, the process triggered off intraoral muscle dysfunction which caused cranial distortions, and cervical pain. Basically the body is like a slinky. A domino effect occurs when there is an imbalance within the body. A cranial evaluation validated the presence of distortions. Treatment involved manual manipulation to realign the cranial bones. Upon Michaels’ return visit he stated that his painful mouth issue was now virtually resolved and his neck spasms were also greatly reduced. Unfortunately practitioners never learn how to approach medical\/dental issues from a conservative approach and use natural noninvasive methods remedies and manipulative treatments.