We have all been conditioned to think, that after rigorous medical testing, only then a disease label can be given to a symptom. Soon after, a treatment can be provided to offer a long lasting cure.
While this is the common approach to most health strategies on the market, whether it be private health or government intervention, many
people are still waiting for that magical cure, never truly understanding what originally caused the disease in the first place.
In consultation, we have noticed some clients have had a long history of being unwell to the point that they can no longer work or function in society. Usually their spouse or family member becomes the full time caregiver. Through their health journey they end up seeking the help from many health practitioners without any success. Some could say their new job is searching a cure for their illness or their illness becomes their job title.
Much like the story that was told in "The
2019 Netflix documentary where the character had a life changing incident that lead to a whole cascade of problems to finally finding
a sole cure - a root canal extraction! Through this epiphany the viewers learn a new heuristic with the hope of providing them
the similar 'cure' but in reality, it may not offer the same impact that some were looking for having already been to so
called holistic and biological dentists for toxic dental removal.
Why do we continue to believe there is a single cure on the horizon to treat a disease?
University degrees and professional development courses train health practitioners on how to diagnose a group of symptoms, using Latin
words through a system we call the biomedical
model of disease. Once
a label is given the practitioner will proceed to treat with a herb, supplement, drug or trending diet.
Sometimes they are successful in 'curing' the disease, but the reality is this approached is flawed when trying to understand how the body works, to improve and sustain the health of every connecting organ attached to the 'disease'.
Ultimately, if the cause of the imbalanced chemistry is misunderstood, a disease will have a tendency to bring about more disease.
In the last 37 years of consulting, we have found, treating labels will never get to the origin of that disease, ignoring future inevitable health challenges.
This also applies to biological dentistry. For those who think that removing dental amalgam will treat mercury toxicity or extracting root canals will cure cancer, think again. The removal of toxic dentistry will only remove one of many sources of toxicity, failing to provide the raw materials needed by the body to bring about healing and to prevent future disease and dentistry.
Let us explore this topic further with the most common complaints many seem to suffer in society are fatigue and inflammation.
It is also common for a functional or integrative doctor to focus on a test to diagnose a symptom.
Here are some labels that have been association with the above symptoms many have accepted as apart of their identity:
Everyone has Candida 1980’s-1990’s
IBS or general GIT issues/abdominal pain
Poor memory/brain fog/poor concentration
Generalised immune problems (many listed)
Everyone has Methylation/MTHFR 2000’s
Generalised immune problems (many listed)
It is worth noting pathology testing for these conditions exceed thousands of dollars.
It is worth mentioning, that all of these labels are ultimately associated with an imbalanced chemistry. The common imbalance we see is represented by a poor stomach acid and bile production. After that will follow inadequate dietary protein and iron stores.
Furthermore, a person's chemistry will be exacerbated by a heavy metal like mercury and/or a microbiological burden usually driven by toxic dentistry that has formed originally by poor diet. Dental toxicity can be found in the individual's mouth or originating from their mother in utero.
Predominately, we have seen all these conditions in females who have a sensitive constitution. The sensitive constitution comes from following a 'politically correct' diet that has inadequate red meat at each meal, on top of an abnormal iron loss due to heavy menstruation, compounded by pregnancy, miscarriage and childbirth.
Many may not know that Iron (Fe2+ in the mitochondrion diagram above) is crucial to fuel the mitochondria of
the cell (used to make energy). Iron and its mineral cofactors are also necessary for a cell to resist oxidative stress caused by heavy
metals that will disrupt respiration (oxygen) and ultimately compound fatigue. So yes, poor iron stores will also affect pyrroles and
It is also worth noting that detox is retox. Those who have this sensitive constitution also have blocked or faulty detox pathways that can cause the histamin or healing crisis.
Sometimes people get worst before they get better and so you have to slow things down to get the balance of the chemistry right. Bile, stomach acid and bowel function become paramount in the elimination of toxins so the liver and kidneys do not wear the brunt.
The microbiological influence mentioned above, consists of a spirochetal (similar to Lymes Disease), viral and parasitic infection.
These opportunistic scavengers also love a poor iron status, which epidemiologically may explain why
predominately females (between the age of 20-29) tend to have the highest COVID-19 cases in Queensland,
due to diet and menstruation. When diet is poor, hormones can not be in balance and thus become a 'pressure cooker' for poor immunity.
*use highlight tool over the age group discussed above
A poor iron status represents a sweet, acid, low oxygen environment. This fundamental environment seems to also nurture all diseases and will be further discussed in the below 6 subclinical defects.
When multiple symptoms cascade, with no known origin, some people can end up with another disease they did not have before. This is where the practitioner and client can become overwhelmed to formulate a strategy.
When traditional methods have engaged insurance an the patient has reached their quota sometimes insurance will start to hinder the gap that networks health professionals to provide the adequate health care. Unfortunately as we have seen in the pandemic that insurance companies have been false represented as a charity, the business must always consider Big Pharma and politics over the patient.
Usually, the only option is to treat each disease separately. As a result of these impediments and medical complexities, the professionals often have no choice but to keep giving labels to symptoms to provide treatments for the labels.
That is the unfortunate reality of modern medicine. However, it doesn't need to be. There is a relatively simple explanation for why diseases come in clusters and how you would tackle medical complexity with a simple brush stroke.
Thus, it may surprise you to learn that the underlying causes are often the same across multiple diseases. The causes of all disease are what we know as the 'six subclinical defects' and is responsible for the environment of body chemistry.
Each of the six subclinical defects are the byproduct of imbalances in body chemistry - meaning they are largely driven by vitamin, mineral and nutrient deficiencies. Essentially, these six subclinical defects indicate that the body is not functioning as it should. When the body does not function as it should, it is more susceptible to disease.
The other issue with the six subclinical defects is that each defect drives another defect. It is like a domino effect. For instance, when someone suffers from chronic inflammation, they will likely have a PH imbalance - or acid stress (where the body tends to be more acidic than alkaline). When they suffer from acid stress, they will likely also suffer from oxidative stress (where the body is low in antioxidants and cells become oxidised). When they have oxidative stress, they will likely have connective tissue breakdown (where the body cannot build new tissues and make repairs). And when they have connective tissue breakdown, they will likely develop a disease like rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis. It is a vicious, self-perpetuating cycle.
There are many diseases associated with each of the six subclinical defects. This is why, when people suffer multiple defects, they develop numerous diseases. It is why diseases often come in clusters and are all connected. So, you can begin to see how it is entirely possible to combat the complexity of multiple diseases when looking at the body through lens of Health Model thinking and by controlling The Six Subclinical Defects by the way of Balancing Body Chemistry.
Aside from ignoring the links between diseases, the other issue with modern medicine is that the focus is often on symptom
through products and drugs, guided by a political driven health insurance
Treating symptoms with only pharmaceutical drugs like this usually fails long-term, though, because it neglects to correct the underlying causes. It's true that by prescribing medication may relieve some symptoms - which is a good short term solution. However, it won't correct the underlying causes of the six subclinical defects. Additionally, the drug used to control the symptom can sometimes have severe long-term side effects - exacerbating long term risks of other illnesses.
This is the reality of the biomedical model of disease; it will often fix one problem while inadvertently creating another. Thus, patients tend to get stuck in an endless cycle of poor health. This begs the question; what is a better approach to dealing with symptoms? The answer lies in analysing body chemistry.
The marketing creates the trends for why people end up with labels and a whole heap of medications and supplements.
The problem has always been an imbalanced chemistry.
People will interpret blood chemistries based on their education and experience. Virtually no medical or allied health school teaches blood chemistry interpretation beyond diagnosing a disease, by the way of analysing isolated biomarkers. Nothing is taught about the homeostatic relationships that exist between multiple biomarkers. This means that practitioners are taught to look at biomarkers individually - analysing vitamin D alone without considering its relationship with cholesterol or albumin, for instance. The result is a system that views markers as binary - they are either 'good' or 'bad'. There is no good or bad when it comes to blood chemistry.
We use Health Model thinking, whereas holistic, integrative or functional medicine masquerades as a holistic approach, treating the cause not symptoms, but really treating a biomedical model of disease.
Symptoms, Test, Diagnosis, Treatment.
Try telling that to a prospect client who does not want to change their diet and lifestyle and are hoping that by removing their amalgams or root canals will resolve things.
So this is why these courses keep teaching desperate doctors who having resistance with behavioural psychology and lifestyle stress.
Do not love your disease that is keeping you sick. Focusing on only labels identifies a problem but it does not provide a solution.
Let go and start embracing your unique chemistry. While modern medicine can interpret the pattern to disease through differential diagnosis, we at Nutrition Diagnostics are able to collaborate and interpret the pattern to health through balancing chemistry.
Finally, there is hope. You do not need to win the genetic lottery or wait for a cure or the next viral variant.
The patterns to health in chemistry have already been discovered and are trackable.
If you know of a loved one that has been struggling who has been stuck in a perpetual cycle of poor health, perhaps consider a measurable approach to taking back the health you and your love one deserves by balancing body chemistry…