There are three hallmarks of disease – oxidation, nutrient depletion, and inflammation. Conventional medicine doesn’t even use antioxidants
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 01, 2011
WellWise.org conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Decker Weiss, the nation’s only naturopathic cardiologist, about the failure of conventional medicine to stem the current epidemic of heart disease in America.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for adult Americans, killing one person every 33 seconds. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are taking pharmaceuticals to slow down this disease process, but conventional medicine has no vision of curing the disease, and the drugs being prescribed to deal with the cause of heart disease – inflammation – carry a big risk.
In the interview, Dr. Weiss reveals new insights into how to recognize the danger signs of impending heart disease, and how naturopathy uses a different approach than conventional medicine to get the basic cause of heart disease under control. His approach has a proven track record: In 13 years of practice treating thousands of patients, he has had only five patients who died of heart attack. However, every one of his patients with congestive heart failure improved.
In the interview, he also discusses the significant risks inherent in taking conventional medicines such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, for the symptoms of inflammation. Natural medicine, on the other hand, recognizes that there are plant-based medicines that have been used safely for 1,000 years.
“There are three hallmarks of disease – oxidation, nutrient depletion, and inflammation," he says in the interview. "Conventional medicine doesn’t even use antioxidants. It puts little or no emphasis on nutrition, and virtually all the anti-inflammatories it uses, except for aspirin, cause more problems than they prevent.”
Dr. Weiss is well qualified to address these issues. He is the first naturopathic cardiologist in the nation to complete a residency program in the Columbia Hospital System, the Arizona Heart Hospital and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. His interview with WellWise can be read here.
More information on anti-inflammatory supplements and numerous cutting-edge strategies for health are available at http://www.wellwise.org, a nonprofit website whose mission is to provide unbiased, accurate and science-based information about healthy living and nutrition, and to provide a lively meeting place for consumers, integrative health professionals, nutritionists and researchers.