by Mark Breetz
It’s not new news that our broken medical system has led to the United States being the sickest modern nation in the world for several years now. With prescription medications being the number 3 cause of death in the United States and autoimmune disease and brain-related disorders at an all-time high, people are finally realizing that the “pill for an ill” approach isn’t designed to cure anything. People are looking elsewhere for answers and solutions to chronic disease and how to regain their health and vitality.
Fortunately, modern medicine still has other facets that have, without a doubt, evolved and are saving thousands of lives each and every day. From life-saving heart and other organ transplants, to life-saving procedures for those experiencing massive trauma or other life-threatening events, the advancements in both medical procedures and pharmaceuticals for preventing death due to acute life-threatening events are nothing short of awe-inspiring.
But when it comes to health care and preventing chronic disease, Western medicine has failed, and many are asking why. While there are many components that underlie the shortcomings of our current model of healthcare, today I want to focus on one of them, and that is the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, and how it took control over evolving Western medicine into what it has become today. It has led the U.S. and the rest of the world into a spiraling pandemic of deaths due to chronic disease higher than we have ever seen in recorded medical history.
At the turn of the 20th-century, scientists were making chemicals made from oil called “petrochemicals.” Soon after, it was discovered that pharmaceutical drugs could be made from these petrochemicals. At the same time, John D. Rockefeller, who owned 90% of the world’s oil through his company Standard Oil, saw this as an opportunity to expand his empire. The key to growing his wealth was that petrochemicals, unlike natural health remedies, could have a patent which provided an enormous opportunity for Rockefeller profits. The only thing in his way was that herbal, natural, and traditional medicines were the accepted way of medicine, very effective, and popular at that time. More than half of the medical colleges in that era were using natural remedies, homeopathy, and other safe and effective approaches that had been passed down for generations.
Before the 1900s, students going to school to become medical doctors would not only have to pass the medical exam, but they would also have to pass the homeopathy exam and learn how to make their own medicine in order to graduate.
Rockefeller knew that the best way to create a monopoly in medicine, as he did with oil, was to take out the competition. Rockefeller contacted fellow robber baron Andrew Carnagie, and together they both formed a way to take over and change how healthcare and healing were approached. They came up with an idea that they would use huge grants to fund any college in America that only taught their new standards using pharmaceuticals and allowing Rockefeller members to sit on their boards in order to make sure these schools were following their ideals and to ensure compliance.
This approach would be considered the benchmark of legitimate schools of medicine going forward. Rockefeller’s payoffs to medical colleges plus their propaganda ensured that any other school that taught natural healing in the forms of herbalism, homeopathy, or electric magnetic therapy would become bankrupt and closed. Fifty percent of the 150 schools that taught medicine at that time were forced to shut down. Those that did continue teaching holistic and natural approaches, rejecting or opposing complete transition over to the new ideals of Rockefeller’s agenda, were imprisoned, demonized, and had their medical licenses stripped away from them. All medical schools that complied with the agenda became streamlined in their teaching of how to use and prescribe Rockefeller’s patented drugs.
Not long after, to take full control and monopolize the medical field further, Rockefeller took over the American Medical Association (AMA) and became the gatekeeper of scientific thought. He also ensured his influence and the agenda of the FDA to control the improvement of new drugs, and later when his drugs started showing side effects like cancer, he founded the American Cancer Society in 1913. This gave Rockefeller control over the entire medical industry in both thought and practice. This later became referred to as “Big Pharma.”
I share this little bit of history with you as an invitation to continue your exploration of our history, both good and bad, and how it shaped our medical system into a profit-driven business that is not serving the best interests of the people. You see, if people get healed and stay healthy, the current medical establishment and Big Pharma would go out of business.
The reality is that almost ALL chronic diseases are not only preventable, they are also reversible. But you won’t hear that from your doctor. To this day, if they don’t follow the agenda, they risk losing their licenses. So instead, they, without question, prescribe medications to address the symptoms, which lead to more symptoms, conditions, and diseases… which is why people are sicker than they have ever been.
The good news is that holistic evidence-based approaches to healing and health have gained massive popularity over the last decade, and modern science has finally caught up to prove the effectiveness of these ancient practices. Even better, modern science is now merging with ancient practices, yielding even more consistent outcomes for those looking for natural approaches to healing from chronic symptoms, conditions, and diseases.
The merging of ancient practices with modern science is leading the new paradigm shift in medicine using data-driven approaches that actually identify and address the root causes of disease. As a naturopathic doctor halfway through my training, I had the opportunity to learn some of the history of how we dug ourselves into the hole of chronic illness, and this understanding of our history has given me a deep appreciation of what we do here at Modern Holistic Health. The stories of our clients and how they have been able to completely regain their health and vitality by learning our systematic approaches to healing and health is awe-inspiring and a lesson that there really is wisdom to be gained from ancient practices, even when “science” hasn’t yet caught up to its divine intelligence.
(For established clients)
Not sure WHO to book with? No Problem! Here at MHH we have an AMAZING team of coaches and EVERY ONE OF OUR COACHES can help you with ANY of your conditions, so just pick the one that has availability on the day and time that works best for you.
Not feeling well and looking for help with your condition, diagnosis, or symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you have tried? Our holistic biological health coaches can help you! Our coaches teach you how your body works, what the underlying cause of your condition or symptoms are, and how to fix and address them using long-term solutions that are data-driven and that work!
Our holistic biological health coaches have a deep understanding of advanced functional testing and genetics testing, along with much experience in complex cases.
Our biological coaching team works with you to empower and teach you how to understand and interpret your lab results, what your results mean, how they are connected to your health conditions or symptoms, and most importantly, what to do with the information, how to put protocols together based on your lab results, and when to reorder your various labs to track progress.
You will become your own healing master learning how to navigate the healing process, how to modify your protocols, when and how to detoxify your organs and cells from the toxins discovered on your lab results. You will learn the importance of tracking your assessment forms and symptom sheets and how to troubleshoot your healing process.
In addition, you have the opportunity to learn how to understand YOUR genetic blueprint – Our coaches are trained in the field of epigenetics and understand implicitly that YOU are in control of your own gene expression and how your genes either work for or against you. If you choose to add genetic testing into your program, your genetic blueprint information can be used not only to help drive your plan of action for healing, but also it can be used to understand your body’s unique nutrition, lifestyle, sleeping, eating, and physical activity needs are so that you can optimize once you are healed.
Get help from our functional nutrition coaches who understand that there is no ONE diet that is right for everyone. Our nutrition coaches work hand in hand with our biological coaches so if you need any lab work done or specific protocols that would require supplement protocols, you have a team working on your behalf and your nutrition coach would make recommendations for which other team coaches would be able to help you.
Your coaches will teach and empower you to learn how to determine and navigate your diet modifications which are decided based on your extensive intake forms, history, and your lab data that your coaches may want to order for you. Based on all of this information, they will teach you what foods to eat and not eat according to various conditions and why.
Your functional nutrition coach will help you learn what substitutes you can use when there are certain foods you may need to stop eating for a period of time, how to put your meals together based on your dietary needs per your lab data, how and when to incorporate gut repair protocols, and what lifestyle modifications you want to address based on your labs and your health conditions.
Nutritional coaching can be a great tool by itself or combined with coaching from our biological coaches. You can schedule with either our biological or nutrition coaches and they can help you get started and make recommendations as needed.
Many people who have successfully mentored with our nutrition coaches have had past issues such as:
Mindset, past and present traumas, and limiting belief systems are some of the biggest barriers to healing, so much in fact that gene expression and biological ‘engines’ of the human body can change for the worse because of it.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of an impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on creating new neurological pathways to imprint new and healthy mindsets and belief systems in how they perceive themselves and the world around them is greatly improved when the psychological aspect of mindset and integration of mind, body, the spirit is addressed through repatterning of the mind and body neurology.
By removing barriers discovered from traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
Therefore we incorporate mind, body, spirit integration work into our programs and in doing so, we see exponential increases in positive outcomes with our clients. We have put together the most comprehensive ‘whole person’ approach in the world, and this is why our results are so successful.
Our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches work with you to create new neurological connections, anchor new neurology, and habits, and show you how to become aware of any conscious or unconscious belief systems that may be holding you back from healing and total health.
You are welcome to try one or two appointments to see what you think. We typically recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to make an accurate assessment of how this type of modality is working for you.
Here are some of the modalities our Emotional Processing, Stress Release, & Neurological Repatterning coaches use for brain and body repatterning:
Breathwork is more than just a simple exercise of intentional breathing. Specialized breathwork techniques are used to facilitate major transformation and healing by encompassing a wide range of therapeutic practices that are extremely powerful in providing immediate relief for pulling people out of fight or flight (the amygdala hijack we teach about in Part 2 of our Mastering Trauma Masterclass).
This vagus nerve activation through breath work activates the rest/digest (parasympathetic nervous system), stimulates healing, reduces blood pressure, reduces the cortisol stress response, regulates hormone and blood glucose activity, and heart rate variability (the biological stress response). It rewires the body for self-regulation of the nervous system in a manner that optimizes the body and creates resilience in times of stress.
Yoga breath therapy allows you to disconnect from the mind chatter, mind racing, and negative self-talk and reconnect with your body your energy. From this elevated state of awareness, you are able to facilitate healing, growth, and expansion. And if you are looking for some expansion of your body/mind/spirit awareness, then this type of breathwork can be nourishing and can facilitate the next layer of peace, love, gratitude, connection, clarity, and insights.
In the many years, we have been working in the field of holistic medicine, helping people who have tried everything else with no success or little success, we have discovered how great of a damaging impact our thoughts, beliefs, and past and present trauma, and chronic stress (the fight or flight response) can be to the human body, mind, and spirit.
By becoming aware of how to regulate our own nervous system, and resolve traumas, mindset, and conscious/unconscious patterns that are not congruent for healing, health, and vitality, you set yourself up for the best outcomes in your healing journey. Healing only occurs when the physical, emotional, and mental barriers to healing are removed.
The rate of recovery and healing for those who place emphasis on:
….. Find much success and amplification in their healing journey.
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