Covering up Nutritional Deficiencies as the Root Cause of Disease with Pharmaceutical Drugs

Drugs and surgery are a typical treatment for health problems, but do these treatments address the root cause of disease? 

Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, ND, PhD tells why nutritional deficiencies from a less-than-optimal diet can be a common cause of declining health and what action to take to understand why many health issues can’t be solved with the drug or surgery “band-aid”.  

Something that I find to be a conundrum is when a person comes in with a health issue and expresses a desire to resolve with a pharmaceutical drug to fix symptoms or pain. In reality, what is happening is nutritional deficiencies and an added chemical to try to “correct” the deficiency. In doing this with a drug or conventional medical treatment, we are not addressing the cause; we are not getting to the root, but simply putting another band-aid.

An analogy for this would be not having enough money to pay for our bills, so the conventional solution is to get another credit card. As an example, a Vitamin C deficiency: if we have osteoporosis or osteopenia. It’s essentially like scurvy for the bones.  If we supply an abundance of Vitamin C intead of a drug such as Phosphomax or Aleve for the pain, we can simply add Vitamin C to prevent it. Or, instead of removing the gallbladder, it could be also a Vitamin C deficiency hindering the production and storage of bile for a healthy functioning gallbladder to be able to digest fats. The same would also be true of cardiovascular health.

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