By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© April 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
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A difficult and delicate article. This article was difficult to write because I would never want to tell someone not to visit a doctor. However, my experience over many years is that our clients have problems when they visit doctors. Some receive poor quality advice, and some experience outright harm.
The harm can be physical, such as toxic drug reactions, catching infections in hospitals, or unnecessary surgery or other procedures. It can even include disability or death, as occurs with vaccination. The harm can also be emotional, such as becoming afraid or confused.
Doctors may possess many skills, but their methods are dangerous, by their own admission. So I hope you will bear with me as we explore the subject of visiting doctors.
Before discussing when to visit a doctor, let us discuss paradigms or ways of looking at health and disease. This is important because doctors, even holistic ones, view health and disease differently than the way it is understood in nutritional balancing science. Unless you realize this, you are likely to become confused.
Here are the four basic healing approaches or paradigms:
1. Diagnose-and-treat. This is the paradigm of traditional, conventional, allopathic, and most holistic and naturopathic medical care.
In this diagnose-and-treat paradigm or way of looking at things, disease is caused by disease entities. The practice of medicine or healing is to identify or diagnose a person’s diseases. Then one treats, which means to remove or cure, these entities.
To remove disease entities, conventional medical doctors use mainly drugs, radiation and surgery. Holistic and naturopathic doctors, and nutritionists may use herbs, vitamins, hormones, chelation, homeopathy, electrical machines or a few other methods. That is the essential difference between regular doctors and holistic and natural ones. Note that all of them work within the same diagnose-and-treat paradigm.
To most people, this paradigm is the only way to understand health and disease. The great majority of doctors and their patients find the other three paradigms rather strange, especially the nutritional balancing paradigm (#2 below).
2. Nutritional balancing or development science. This paradigm is largely unknown in the Western nations. The website you are reading on contains as much information about it as most any source on the planet.
Development is a precise process that alters the structure and functioning of human and animal bodies in such a way that they become much less compatible or less hospitable to all disease and dysfunctions. That is the essence of development.
Development differs from the medical paradigm above because the latter does not depend upon diagnosis of disease entities and their removal.
Instead, one balances and supports the body and brain in precise ways. When done properly, symptoms and diseases go away on their own. A number of articles on this website discuss aspects of development and nutritional balancing science.
Another huge difference between the two paradigms is that during a development or nutritional balancing program, a person will experience Purification Or Healing Reactions. These may look exactly like diseases, but they are not diseases at all! In fact, they are evidence of very deep healing. This is extremely confusing for those trained in the diagnose-and-treat paradigm.
The next two paradigms are less important for this article, but I include them for completeness.
3. Self-help, self-education, and support groups. This paradigm is the one found in thousands of self-help books, in thousands of articles on the internet, and in magazines and other publications.
This paradigm is unique because it does not depend on professionals such as doctors or healers. Instead, it depends on assessing one’s one needs and supplying the body with whatever one thinks one needs. It might include more rest, exercise, special foods, nutritional supplements, herbs, skin brushing or any of a hundred other methods.
This paradigm is simple and often less costly, for which reasons people like it. One is also in control of one’s healing, which many people like.
4. Spiritual and religious healing. This paradigm is less well known. However, you can see it in action on Christian television stations, and at many churches across the world.
The spiritual or religious healing paradigm depends upon prayer and intervention by advanced beings. First, one is encouraged to pray hard for healing, or for “Thy Will be done”. Also, one may also need to claim healing for oneself.
When done properly, an intervention by an advanced being occurs, and deep and permanent healing can occur. It is rather mysterious, but there are plenty of testimonials and cases where it has occurred.
It is considered a time-tested healing paradigm or method in many traditional cultures. In such societies, it is as popular and as well-known as the diagnose-and-treat method of the Western cultures.
With this overview of how one can view health and disease, let us discuss situations in which visiting a doctor is often a wise idea.
Most of the time, the following situations warrant or require a visit to a conventional doctor:
1. Tumors. A tumor, swelling or lump can indicate a number of conditions. Some of these are fatty tumors, cysts, infection, swollen lymph nodes, keratoses, and cancer. Telling these apart is not always easy. However, any hard swelling can be cancerous, and is best checked by a regular doctor.
Note: During a nutritional balancing program, the most common cause of swellings and lumps are swollen lymph nodes due to the healing of chronic infections.
2. Chest pain. Chest pain can be caused by lung or bronchial conditions, esophageal conditions, stomach conditions, but also by a heart attack.
During nutritional balancing programs, the most common cause of chest pain is chest wall pain. This is quite common, totally benign and temporary.
3. Bleeding, either rectally, blood in the semen, or coughing up blood. Once again, many factors can cause bleeding. The most common cause of fresh blood by rectum is hemorrhoids, a condition that is uncomfortable but not usually serious.
Occasionally, a colonic or rectal polyp will break off, causing some bleeding. However, rectal bleeding can also be caused by colon cancer or rectal cancer, and this is best diagnosed by a regular physician.
Blood in the semen is often caused by stress. However, it can indicate prostate cancer, or cancer in other organs such as the testis.
Coughing up blood can occur due to breakage of a blood vessel in the windpipe or lung, or occasionally due to other irritation. But it could indicate a lung problem that is more serous.
Bleeding during a nutritional balancing program is fairy uncommon. However, some people develop a temporary hemorrhoid on the program, and rarely a kidney or prostate condition can cause a temporary bleed.
4. Paralysis, or extreme numbness or tingling. Numbness or tingling can be due to dehydration, an infection, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, and more rarely due to a spider bite, or diabetes if it is in the feet. A serious cause is a stroke, which requires medical attention.
During nutritional balancing programs, this symptom is uncommon, but could be due to sleeping in an uncomfortable position or toxin release.
5. Pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, or any severe abdominal pain. Causes for this type of pain include appendicitis, intestinal gas, stress, muscle tension, and dehdyration. It may also be due to colitis, irritable bowel syndrome or diverticulitis.
Parasitic infections, food poisoning, or just overeating or eating improper food combinations can cause abdominal pain. Very rarely, one can have an intestinal blockage, which is a medical emergency.
During nutritional balancing programs, many clients experience Third Energy Center Pain and Liver/Gall Bladder Pain. These are both absolutely benign and a result of healing, not disease.
NOTE: Appendix pain when one is following a complete nutritional balancing program is often due to healing of a chronic appendix infection. This is not the same as a standard case of appendicitis, and may be handled differently. Anyone on a nutritional balancing program who experiences this type of pain may call me to discuss it.
6. Other pain. Severe headache can be due to tension, chiropractic problems, copper elimination or toxicity, or a stroke.
Leg pain and swelling can be due to venous stasis, an insect bite, cellulitis or a blood clot in a leg. Low back pain has many causes, from dehydration to a kidney stone, muscle tension, a pinched nerve, or kidney infection.
During a nutritional balancing program, these types of pain almost always have a benign cause. However, such pain should be checked by a doctor if no immediate cause is apparent.
7. Severe breathing problems. This is usually a medical emergency that could be due to a blockage in the trachea, pneumonia, asthma, COPD, and rarely something else.
During a nutritional balancing program, occasionally a client reports breathing difficulty. The usual cause is retracing of a bronchial or lung infection.
8. A fever of 104 F. or higher. This is usually due to an infection. During a nutritional balancing program, it is uncommon, but now and then occurs in children, and is due to retracing an old or chronic infection.
A very high fever will dehydrate the body if you don’t drink a lot of water. It may also have other consequences such as seizures if it is not evaluated properly.
The last section of this article discusses other fairly common symptoms that may occur during a nutritional balancing program.
A leading cause of death. According to a series of articles reporting on recent medical literature, medical care is at least the third leading cause of death in America, just behind cancer and heart disease. Medical mistakes and side effects of drugs account for at least 250,000 deaths every year.
This is the finding in a new study from the British Medical Journal (2016). This correlates with a 2000 study by Barbara Starfield, MD in the Journal of the American Medical Asosciation, that found medical errors the cause of 225,000 deaths a year.
However, another study in 2013 added deaths from diagnostic errors, errors of omission, and failure to follow guidelines. Then the number climbed to 440,000 deaths a year just from hospital mistakes. This would make medical care the leading cause of death in America, a finding confirmed by another study entitled Death By Medicine published in 2009 by Gary Null, PhD et al.
So be careful when visiting doctors. Problems our clients encounter are:
1. Fear. Many of our clients who visit doctors return full of fear. At times, doctors may feel they need to scare people so the people will comply with their suggestions. At other times, the doctors are afraid, and the patients pick up the doctor’s vibration of fear.
Also, modern allopathic medical care does not offer much hope for many common conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, dementia, delayed development and even chronic infections. Doctors must explain this to people, and it sounds very negative because it is negative.
In addition, some professionals, including some doctors, are energy vampires. Instilling fear in people helps enable them to steal some energy from the person. This unfortunate phenomenon is described in the article about Vampirism on this website. Fear, however, always slows real healing.
2. Labeling. At times, getting a diagnosis relieves anxiety and uncertainty, and is very positive. For many people, however, “getting a label” for one’s symptoms can lock a person into a new identity as “a diabetic” or “bipolar”, or any of a thousand other names. If the condition is serious, it can be very depressing. This can actually hold a person in the condition.
3. Medical disease. This is the common phenomenon in which a doctor tells a patient - either directly with words or with innuendo and hints - that there is little that can be done and one must learn to just live with one’s symptoms.
This serious problem can apply to anyone of any age. The effect is to take away all hope. This often leads to depression and even despair and suicide.
4. Improper diagnoses are more common than one may think, up to 50% for some types of medical conditions. Improper diagnoses can easily lead to intense fear and invasive and toxic therapies that are really not needed at all.
5. Side effects or “adverse effects” of tests and many drugs is another major problem with modern allopathic medicine today. It is also a problem with some holistic and natural healing methods such as IV vitamins, bio-identical hormone therapy, homeopathy, herbal medicine and others.
6. The arrogance and brainwashing of many physicians. Many doctors are trained, as I was, to believe that the allopathic or drug medicine approach is the best method of healing, and perhaps the only valid method. This is inculcated deeply in medical schools. Also, doctors learn very little about other methods of healing. As a result:
1) Most doctors are not interested in other healing methods, such as nutritional balancing and development. I have had doctors say things such as “If it were effective, don’t you think we would be doing it?”
2) If a doctor cannot help you with drugs or surgery, he or she will often tell you “there is little you can do.” The correct statement is “there is little that allopathic medical care can do for you.” If doctors spoke correctly, it would free the patients to seek other help. Instead, people become depressed and hopeless, when indeed there are other approaches to healing.
3) Often doctors will denigrate or speak badly about subjects of which they know little or nothing. One of these is nutritional balancing science. Their medical journals do not contain the truth about alternative approaches, in most cases, because the journals are supported by pharmaceutical advertising.
So beware of the arrogant, somewhat ignorant, and limited nature of most doctoring.
6. Paradigm limitations. The allopathic diagnose-and-treat model has a limited number of diagnostic labels, limitations on the tests that are performed, and only certain therapies are permitted.
For example, among diagnoses, at this time (2016) brain fog, adrenal exhaustion and chronic fatigue syndrome are not commonly diagnosed. Tests such as hair mineral testing are not used. Therapies such as mineral and vitamin therapy is not commonly used.
Another paradigm limitation is that most of the drugs used by allopathic doctors are fairly toxic. This also includes anesthesia used in surgery. This automatically reduces the benefits of these products, to some degree, and often limits the duration or amount that can be given.
Another paradigm limitation is that medical doctors do not biochemically rebuild the body. This is simply not part of their paradigm.
7. Poor quality medical practice. I have noticed in the past few years that there is a lot of poor quality medical diagnosis going on. By this I mean that within the medical paradigm and the medical system, there seems to be more and more poor quality work being done by doctors. I do not know why this is so, but please be careful for this reason.
8. Hospital problems. Problems specifically associated with going to emergency rooms and hospitals include:
a) Picking up infections. This is a very serious problem today.
b) Random mistakes and oversights. These are common, according to statistics, and are due to nurses and doctors who are overtired, in a hurry, or just sloppy or incompetent.
c) High-pressure tactics to make you go along with their suggestions.
d) Surgical mistakes. Some hospitals have a much better record on this than others.
While some surgery is amazing and life-saving, some or perhaps much of it is not needed if natural therapies were employed.
9. The insurance trap. Too much insurance, such as first dollar coverage with little copayment, or Medicare or Medicaid in America, can easily be a trap. It can cause a person spend too much time with doctors because the person does not have to pay for it.
So if you are buying health insurance, and you are on a nutritional balancing program, I suggest only a catastrophic health insurance policy, and no drug insurance.
There is another reason for this. In life, if you pay for a service, you are much more likely to be in charge of the situation. If someone else pays, they are in charge. This is a big problem for citizens in nations with government-run health care systems. You may get “free” care, but you lose control in this important area of your life.
10. Financial cost. In particular, the cost of drugs, emergency room visits, hospitalization, and some surgeries has become greatly inflated and not subject to market forces. This is all due to government intervention in the health care marketplace. Prices would readjust if the government would get out of the way, but few people understand this.
11. “Politically correct“ medicine. Today, all types of licensed doctors do not answer directly to their patients. As a result, you may not obtain the truth when you go to your doctor for the following reasons:
A. Defensive medicine. For example, many doctors practice defensive medicine. This is the use of medical tests, diagnoses, and treatments based on satisfying the demands of attorneys, rather than based only upon medical judgment.
It means you may not get the truth about your condition because the doctor may be afraid you would sue him or her if the diagnosis, prescription or treatment is incorrect.
Therefore, doctors tend to “err” or lean toward giving people more serious diagnoses, since in this way the chances of being sued for an error are less. In other words, if the condition turns out to be benign, you will usually be relieved, not angry with your doctor.
B. Satisfying licensing boards. Doctors also alter their treatment to satisfy the demands of their licensing boards. For example, licensing boards in most nations require doctors to promote vaccination, even though it is a very dangerous practice. If a doctor does not do this, he will lose his medical license, so most doctors go along, no matter what they may think privately. For more on this important topic, please read Your Doctor’s Priorities on this website.
C. Satisfying the government. In some situations, doctors today must comply with extensive government regulations such as those of Medicare, Medcaid in the United States, and national health care rules in many European, Canadian and Asian nations. These can limit the time the doctor spends, the therapies he uses, and the tests he recommends.
D. Satisfying insurers. In some nations, doctors must answer to insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, hospital boards and others. These, too, affect the way doctors practice their trade including their diagnostic testing methods and their therapeutics.
1. Recommending doctor visits. I never discourage people from going to a doctor. Diagnoses can be useful, at times. Also, it would be irresponsible not to send a person to a doctor for the conditions listed above.
2. Look for a good diagnostician. The best doctor to visit, in my experience, is an experienced and excellent diagnostician. This means a doctor who is excellent at identifying health conditions. This could be a holistic doctor, but it might not be.
The reason is that the goal is first to find out what is going on. Therapy can come later, but within the medical paradigm therapy is dependent upon proper diagnosis. Some doctors are much better at diagnosis than others.
3. Following doctor’s advice. If you visit a doctor, you can listen to his opinions and then decide whether or not you will follow the advice. The doctor may pressure you to go along with his advice, but you are in charge, at least in America, at the present time (2016). In Europe and Canada, which have government-run health care systems, one has less say about this.
If you do not want to follow a doctor’s advice, it is best to just say thank you and leave. If the doctor wants to immediately do a test, procedure or something else, and you want to wait, then say, “I plan to get a second opinion”. This is important to know.
Doctors usually respect this attitude. However, it is very upsetting for doctors if you say you will not follow their advice. So do not say this to a doctor.
1. Safety. In my experience of 35 years with this program, almost all symptoms that arise during a nutritional balancing program are healing reactions, not diseases. In other words, nutritional balancing is very safe. Otherwise, I would not be interested in it.
Most all symptoms that arise during a nutritional balancing program will resolve on their own with good supportive therapy. This means 1) make sure your nutritional balancing program is up to date, and 2) make sure you are following it correctly. Medical interventions are very rarely needed or helpful for these healing symptoms.
This is not true of other holistic programs, in my experience, but it is true of nutritional balancing. One reason for this is that the program focuses on balancing the body. All clients need to know this so they do not become upset each time a retracing symptom arises.
2. Beware of medical tests. A nutritional balancing program often skews medical tests, resulting in abnormal test results. This includes thyroid tests, liver tests, other blood tests, urine tests, and even x-rays.
The problem is that doctors do not understand that a nutritional balancing program will often skew blood tests. So when a person on a nutritional balancing program has an abnormal medical test, the doctor assumes the person is ill.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, this is incorrect. However, the doctor will become concerned, will often scare the person, and at times our clients end up on thyroid medication or something else they do not need.
The way to handle abnormal medical test results while one is on a nutritional balancing is the following:
1. If possible, do not have a lot of medical tests.
2. If you receive an abnormal test result, repeat the test in a month or so. Often it will change on its own, with no need for medication or further testing.
3. Discussing nutritional balancing with doctors. Some of our clients want to tell their doctors about nutritional balancing, for various reasons. I suggest that you do not mention nutritional balancing to doctors.
The reasons are:
a. Most doctors are not interested, and they do not want to learn from you.
b. It is so different from their way of doing things that if you describe it properly, it will sound very foreign. They may just think you are a kook, which is not helpful.
c. As a result, there is little benefit to talking about it.
4. Retracing confusion. Retracing and healing reactions are very confusing for doctors and patients alike. This occurs because 1) the symptoms of retracing often appears similar to those of disease, and 2) doctors are not familiar with the concept of healing reactions.
As a result, these reactions are easily confused with medical conditions. Calling them diseases amounts to misdiagnosis.
Next, most doctors will recommend drug or other therapy for the reactions, even though this is not needed, and usually will not be effective.
5. A second opinion. Our clients may call me for my opinion about a serious medical question.
Some of these have been mentioned above. They are:
Chest wall pain. To learn about this, please read Chest Wall Pain.
Liver/gall bladder pain. This is due to the rapid detoxification of the liver, which temporarily unbalances the liver meridian. It goes away on its own and is completely benign. More information about it is at the end of the Liver Detoxification article.
Solar plexus pain. To learn about this, please read Third Center Pain.
Fevers or night sweats. This is due to retracing certain infections.
Other aches and pains. This can be due to removal of toxic metals and toxic chemicals. It can also be due to changes in the oxidation rate, or other causes.
Other fairly common symptoms are:
Colds and flus
Bowel disturbances such as constipation or diarrhea, at times
Testicular pain in men
Changes in the menstrual period in young women
More rarely, some experience:
Nodules and lumps
I wish these did not occur. However, they are almost always benign and due to:
a) Retracing an infection or other condition.
b) Toxin elimination.
c) A need to update the program.
Most symptoms during a
nutritional balancing go away on their own in a few days to a week, and do not
require any medical intervention.
If any symptom persists or is bothersome, always check with your
practitioner, and practitioners check with your coach and ask that I check to
make sure the nutritional balancing program is correct, and how to proceed.