I ghosted on my long-term dermatologist a few years ago. It wasn’t her fault, per se, but I didn’t feel like our relationship was “healthy” any more, and it seemed like it was time to move on.
My doctor was well-respected by her peers, and considered a leading expert in psoriasis, the condition that was likely causing my hands to develop patches of dry, scaly skin that would crack and bleed if left untreated. At our biannual visits, she would examine my hands, shake her head, and then write me prescriptions for increasingly stronger steroid creams. These creams would peel away the top layers of dry skin on my hands to reveal shiny new skin below, and provide some relief in the process. However, it was always short-lived, and using the creams continuously wasn’t recommended as they lead to a variety of undesirable side effects.
I was told my condition was “incurable” and that I would just have to live with it for, likely, the rest of my life. No effort was ever made to uncover the root cause or connect it to any other health issues I experienced.
Is this the best our health care system has to offer?
Unfortunately, the answer right now is often yes, and I’m guessing you’ve probably had an experience similar to what I just described.
But what if there was a better way? What if you could take control of your health on your own and achieve superior results to what your doctor has been offering you? What if you could become “smarter” than your doctor and actually cure your health issues, not just treat the symptoms?
William Davis, M.D., cardiologist and author of the New York Times bestselling Wheat Belly books, absolutely believes that you can and outlines how in his new book Undoctored, on sale from Rodale Books on May 9.
Dr. Davis revolutionized the health world by convincing millions of people to cut grains out of their diet and reverse years of chronic health damage. Now, he’s going even further and will help you create a comprehensive program to reduce, reverse, and cure hundreds of common health conditions and break your dependence on prescription drugs through simple, effective, lifestyle interventions. Dr. Davis first explains how we got to this dismal point with our profit-driven health care system, and then walks readers through what you can do to take charge of your own health, safely and responsibly.
Don’t get me wrong—I have a lot of respect for doctors and they’re absolute lifesavers (literally!) in plenty of situations. But, when it comes to chronic diseases, a lot of doctors don’t have the time, incentives, or knowledge to work with patients to solve underlying, nagging health issues. My doctor was well-meaning, but ultimately couldn’t help me get to the root cause of my disease.
Undoctored could be the game changer in your healing journey and forever change the way you think about treating your health issues. Break up with your doctor if he or she is no longer meeting your needs, and achieve real health freedom today!
Yours in wellness,