From diabetes to cancer to heart disease, America faces an epidemic of diseases caused or exacerbated by the choices we make. In this podcast I share how patients can make more informed decisions about their health and health care amid a glut of information.
Have you ever been reluctant to ask your doctor questions because you didn’t want to question their expertise? We can’t afford to be passive about our health, and that includes questioning doctors. I have practiced medicine for more than 30 years and today I write books that bust medical myths and empower patients. Our health today is threatened by disinformation, misinformation, and missing information. Why?
I discuss this topic with Caregiver Dave. If you have followed along with me over the years as a caregiver with someone who is suffering a lifestyle disease, I highly recommend following his podcast.
Don’t Just Survive. Learn how to thrive as a Caregiver. We have walked and driven the wheelchair thousands of miles and you can also follow in our footsteps… Because we have learned how to not just survive caregiving, but to THRIVE as well, we would now like to model to you how we do this!
For the last 7 years I have been spreading the message that the insulin resistance theory is illogical. If you are a type 2 diabetic, by changing your food choices, you can take control of your blood sugar without using medications such as insulin. Take charge of your own health!
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In 2020, there were over 122 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with elevated blood glucose, 34 million with the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and 88 million diagnosed with prediabetes, yet their hope for healthy living is thwarted by medical dogma, disinformation, misinformation, and missing information.
Disinformation, Misinformation, and Missing Information, which is abbreviated “DMMI”, fuels growing health illiteracy and unhealthy lifestyle choices. This drives not only increases in Type 2 diabetes but also cancer, cardiovascular diseases, COVID-19, and other illnesses considered lifestyle diseases.
As described in my 5th book, Your Health Is at Risk, a literate person in today’s world is aware that the traditional media and social media are swarming with intentional disinformation about many topics, from politics to finances, to health advice and diet plans. Literacy, critical thinking, and a tolerance for reading scientific material are absolutely necessary to detect such disinformation.