What the Bleep is Health?

WHAT THE BLEEP IS HEALTH?
In December, 2005, the American Institute for Cancer Research released the results of a study which emphasized that ONLY 3% OF AMERICANS have the top 4 essential habits for optimal health!

ESSENTIAL HABITS
No smoking
76%
Healthy Body Mass Index of 18.5-25
40%
Eating 5 or more servings of fruits /vegetables
23%
Exercise 30 minutes or more 5 times a week
22%
ALL FOUR, less than
3%

According to the World Market Research Centre, the United States ranks 17th worldwide in health. The main reason is that the U.S. adopts a ”we can buy the cure” attitude, investing ”vast amounts of cash into the latest drug development and pharmaceutical technology” rather than into ”concentrating on preventing the ailment in the first instance”. And, of course, it is no secret that the U.S. spends more money, and a higher percentage of GNP, on disease therapy than any country in the world. At the same time the American Health Care System is admitted by the JAMA as the third leading cause of death! Almost three decades later, we continue to ignore the evidence presented by Joseph Califano, Secretary of HEW, in 1979, in a two volume report, HEALTHY PEOPLE, that a ”consensus of experts” throughout the world concluded that ”further improvements in health of the American people can be achieved through a renewed commitment to-prevent disease and promote health.” At about that same time John Knowles, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, stated in DAEDALUS that 85% of all illness is the result of choosing an unhealthy lifestyle. In the last quarter century medical costs have continued to rise, now at 16% of GNP, compared with 4.5% in 1965, and as a nation we have become LESS healthy!

Meanwhile, the causes of this failing U.S. health are being addressed with more drugs, organ transplants, complicated and extraordinary surgical attempts to repair and replace virtually every part of the body. If Americans simply adopted the leading 4 essential health habits, medical expenses would drop dramatically within 10 years. And if physicians stopped being pawns of the PharmacoMafia, and adopted the SAFE & EFFECTIVE Complementary, integrative therapies for six major illnesses, the system would kill no one and improve outcome!

Depression, easily the most common illness in the world, can be managed TWICE as successfully and totally safely with the use of the Liss Cranial Electrical Stimulator (CES) Shealy Series, the Shealy RelaxMate II and a simple mental training program, 90 DAYS TO STRESS-FREE LIVING. Eighty-five percent of 30, 250 patients have recovered from depression, with no complications. This approach is twice as effective as antidepressant drugs, which have the additional complication of risky side effects in at least 25% of patients.

Heart disease is of course the major cause of death and a phenomenal contributor to medical expense. Heart disease is created by obesity, smoking, inactivity and a crummy diet—all 4 of the critical health hazards. Anger and stress complete the basic list of ”causes”. Homocysteine, one of the major contributors to heart disease, stroke, hypertension and even colon cancer, is one of the easiest metabolic problems to correct. Added vitamin B 6, folic acid and B 12 will correct this most important risk factor. Elevated levels of cholesterol can be reduced FAR SAFER & LESS EXPENSIVELY with policosanol, and/or lecithin, beta sitosterol, L-arginine, L-taurine, exercise, weight management, stress reduction, etc. Statin drugs, pushed by the PharmacoMafia and the American Medical System, are not more effective and they increase risk of liver, brain, muscle and nerve damage!

Headache, easily one of the top symptoms and contributors to disability and excess medical expenses, are BEST and most successfully treated with a variety of alternative therapies. When not caused by a serious illness, headache can be successfully managed in over 80% of patients with temperature biofeedback, and/or autogenic training, computerized cervical traction, yoga, and the use of the Liss CES with the 90 DAYS program.

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, two of the most frustrating problems, and two of the most inadequately treated with drugs, can be successfully treated in over 75% of patients with magnesium lotion, the Liss CES or SheLi TENS and the 90 DAYS TO STRESS-FREE LIVING program.

Back Pain, another of the leading sappers of money and great failures of the American medical System, can best be treated with Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy and/or Intervertebral Differential Dynamic Therapy, exercise, weight management, the SheLi TENS, and facet nerve blocks.

Metabolic Syndrome/Diabetes, now rising to the top as a cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and many other chronic diseases, is a disease of unhealthy habits in virtually all adult-onset diabetics. Obesity, inactivity and junk foods are major contributors. This rapidly exploding problem is most easily managed with good nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, added chromium and vanadium. Gymnema, an easily available herbal supplement, is far safer than any of the antidiabetic drugs.

What the Bleep is Health?

  • No smoking
  • Healthy Body Mass Index of 18.5-25
  • Eating 5 or more servings of fruits /vegetables
  • Exercise 30 minutes or more 5 times a week
  • COMMON SENSE

Meanwhile while we await the miraculous conversion of 97% of 300 million Americans to adopt common sense, the Complementary and Alternative approaches outlined above offer the best Integrative approach to health care.

REFERENCES

Shealy, C.N. (1995). Spinally mediated headache. Treating the Headache Patient, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY, pp. 235-257. Edited by Roger K. Cady and Anthony W. Fox.

Shealy, C.N., Cady, R.K. and Cox, R.H. (1995). Pain, stress, and depression: psychoneurophysiology and therapy. Stress Medicine, Vol. 11, pp. 75-77.

Shealy, C.N. (April 1995). A response to: Recommendations for clinical guidelines for pharmacotherapy of intractable pain of cancerous and non-cancerous etiology. American Journal of Pain Management, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 46-47.

Shealy, C.N., Myss, C.M., Cady, R.K., Dudley, L. and Cox, R.H. (1995). Electrical stimulation raises DHEA and improves diabetic neuropathy. Stress Medicine, Vol. 11, pp. 215-217.

Shealy, C.N. (1996). Miracles Do Happen. Element Book: Rockport, MA. (also published in Hebrew by Or Am Publishers, Israel, 1997)

Shealy, C.N. (1996). The reality of EEG and neurochemical responses to photostimulation – Part I. Light Years Ahead: The Illustrated Guide to Full Spectrum and Colored Light in Mindbody Healing. Celestial Arts Press: Berkeley, CA. Edited by Brian Breiling.

Shealy, C.N. (1996). The reality of EEG and neurochemical responses to photostimulation – Part II. Light Years Ahead: The Illustrated Guide to Full Spectrum and Colored Light in Mindbody Healing. Celestial Arts Press: Berkeley, CA. Edited by Brian Breiling.

Shealy, C.N., Cady, R.K., Cox, R.H. and Murrell, M. (1996). DHEA deficiency in patients with chronic pain and depression. The Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 6.

Cox, R.H., Shealy, C.N., Cady, R.K., Veehoff, D.C., Burnetti-Atwell, M. and Houston, R. (1996). Significant magnesium deficiency in depression. The Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery, Vol.17, No. 1, pp. 7-9.

Cox, R.H., Shealy, C.N., Cady, R.K., Cadle, R. and Richards, G. (1996). Successful treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with GigaTENSTM. The Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 31.

Shealy, C.N. and Borgmeyer, V. (April 1997). Decompression, reduction, and stabilization of the lumbar spine: A cost-effective treatment for lumbosacral pain. American Journal of Pain Management, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 63-65.

Shealy, C.N. (July 1997). A unique non-drug treatment program for migraine headache prophylaxis and treatment. American Journal of Pain Management, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 98-99.

Shealy, C.N. (1997). Electromagnetic dysthymia. The Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 193-195.

Shealy, C.N., Thomlinson, R.P., Cox, R.H. and Borgmeyer, V. (July 1998). Osteoarthritis pain: A comparison of homeopathy and acetaminophen. American Journal of Pain Management, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 89-91.

Shealy, C.N., Cady, R.K., Veehoff, D.C., Cox, R.H. and Liss, S. (Summer 1998). Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma neurochemicals: Response to cranial electrical stimulation. The Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 21, pp. 94-97.

Shealy, C.N. (August 1998). Why patients use alternative medicine and why physicians should! Greene County Medical Society Bulletin, Vol. 56, No. 8, pp. 5-6.

Shealy, C.N. (1993, 1999). 90 Days to Stress Free Living. Element Books, Inc.: Boston, MA.

Shealy, C.N. (November 1999). What to do when patients ask about non-pharmaceutical management of depression. Complementary & Alternative Medicine Select, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-2.

Shealy, C.N. (Contributor) (2002). Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets: Second Edition. Hanley & Belfus Publishers: Philadelphia, PA.

Shealy, C.N. and Cady, R.K. (2002). Historical perspective of pain management. Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Sixth Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, Chapter 2, pp. 9-16. Edited by Richard Weiner.

Shealy, C.N., Borgmeyer, V. and Jones, C. (2002). Correction of low body temperature with iodine supplementation. Frontier Perspectives, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 6-8.

Shealy, C.N. (2002). Chronic depression. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Rehabilitation, pp. 343-378. Edited by Eric Leskowitz. Elsevier Science, New York, NY.

Shealy, C.N., Burton, S. and Murrell, M. (2002). Intracellular magnesium deficiency in chronic disease. Frontier Perspectives, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 6-7.

Shealy, C.N. (2003). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: The treatment of choice for pain and depression. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 619-623.

Shealy, C.N., Liss, S. and Liss, B. Evolution of Electrotherapy: From TENS to Cyperpharmacology in Bioelectromagnetic Medicine pp. 93 to 114. Edited by Paul J. Rosch and Marko S. Markov. Marcel Decker, New York, 2004.

Shealy, C.N. (2004) Nutrition – The crown jewel of CAM. Journal of the Greene County Medical Society, Vol. LXII, No. 6, pp. 16-17.

Shealy, C.N. (2005) Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy. Practical Pain Management, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 64-65.

Shealy, C.N. (2005) Effective Non-Drug Treatment of Depression. Practical Pain Management, Vol. 5, Issue 5, 57-58.

Shealy, C.N., Koladia, N. and Wesemann, Merrill M. (2005) Long-Term Effect Analysis of IDD Therapy in Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Clinical Pilot Study. American Journal of Pain Management. Vol. 15, Number 3, 93-97.

Shealy, C.N., (November 2005). Transdermal absorption of magnesium. (Abstract) 99th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association, page S18.

Ganuza, C., Shealy, C.N. and Koladia, N. (November 2005). IDD therapy in back pain treatment: A clinical trial comparing key diseases of low back pain. (Abstract) 99th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association, page S18.

Shealy, C.N. (November 2005). Safe effective nonpharmaceutical treatment of depression. (Abstract) 99th Annual Scientific Assembly of the Southern Medical Association, page S32.

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