Revealed: The Osteoporosis ‘Spook’ Factor
Science has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last couple of decades. Researchers have mapped the human genome identifying approximately 25,000 genes in our DNA, found nearly 3,000 different enzymes in the human body, and discovered a PET-scanner that measures the activity of biochemical pathways at the cellular level. These are only a few of the myriad of breakthrough discoveries that have taken place in recent years.
However, scientists are still puzzled by what causes several – if not most – ‘diseases’. How can that be? Are they not able to connect the dots of what most likely is a much simpler task in comparison to the technological breakthroughs we’ve been witnessing?
If you have the Save Our Bones Program, you know that I clearly explain what causes osteoporosis, and point out to the baffling fact that mainstream medicine describes the symptoms but not the cause. In fact, in Chapter 1 I analyze Merck’s definition of osteoporosis, which basically states that osteoporosis is a disease of bone deterioration with an increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture.1
Here’s one more example from The Mayo Clinic:
“Scientists don’t yet know exactly why osteoporosis occurs, but they do know that the normal bone remodeling process is disrupted.”2
My detective work on this incandescent topic led me to conclude that there’s a lot more than just science involved in this mystery… that there’s something deeply embedded in the scientific philosophy since the turn of the 20th century – an almost forgotten flaw in the medical establishment’s mantra that is perpetuated as if operating on auto-pilot.
And I call it …
The Spook Factor
What better time than Halloween to reveal this to you. But first, I’ll let you in on an experience I had when I was around 10 years old. It will make it easier to explain my point.
While on summer vacation, I was swimming in the ocean with my family, when I suddenly felt a terrible stinging pain on my thigh. I still remember the shock of not knowing what had happened. Filled with panic, I screamed at the top of my lungs and started to cry.
My father carried me straight to the small emergency office on the crowded boardwalk by the beach. The nurse examined my leg and said: ‘You’ve been stung by a Man o’ War. Next time this happens, simply dive to the bottom and apply some wet sand on the area.’
Once I knew what had caused this terrible pain, I was able to compose myself and in a couple of minutes, all my anxiety had dissipated. Yes, my leg was still itching like crazy, but I knew what had caused the sting.
More importantly, I also knew that I was in control of deciding my next step. If I didn’t want for this to happen again, I could check before going to swim if there were unusual Man o’ War swarms, and I could decide what to do about it. But If I didn’t know the cause of the pain, I would always be petrified of swimming in the ocean.
Enslaved by Mystery
Now let’s envision a scenario where the nurse would not have told me what had caused the pain. Imagine she advised that if I take one prescribed pill every day I would not suffer from this mysterious affliction again. I might have been easily convinced to take the daily pill. After all, it’s very hot at the beach without swimming, and especially as a young kid, summer vacations are boring without enjoying the ocean. And since I certainly didn’t want to experience the sudden pain again, chances are that taking the pill every day seemed like a really easy solution.
And what if the nurse would have told me that I had a small chance of experiencing some side effects from the pill? Well, taking a chance with that may sound one heck of a lot ‘safer’ than experiencing the pain again, which the nurse could have told me had a very high chance of recurring, perhaps even affecting my future health in the long run.
I’m quite sure that by now you know where I’m going with this. By keeping the cause of ‘diseases’ as a mystery, most people will be petrified to pass up the prescription drugs – even with their potential side effects.
Indeed, surprise and fear most often lead to blind obedience of an ‘authority’ who ‘knows’ what to do.
Mainstream Medicine Blatantly Ignores Cause and Effect
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying that this is done on purpose. Yet still – and much to our detriment – it just seems to be so. Not only does fear of the unknown lead to a resigned acceptance of the affliction, it also opens the door to accept treating only the symptoms rather than the root cause. Hence the astronomical number of ‘chronic’ conditions that are treated by only masking the symptoms.
And this not only applies to osteoporosis. To give you one example, arthritis is also a big ‘mystery’.
The Merck Manual describes arthritis as,
“A chronic disorder associated with damage to the cartilage and surrounding tissues and characterized by pain, stiffness, and loss of function…. Osteoarthritis is classified as primary (or idiopathic) when the cause is not known (as in the large majority of cases).”3
It then goes on to describe in great detail the steps that cause joint damage and eventual joint malfunction, the symptoms, and the diagnosis. I’m sure you guessed by now: it never explains – or even give a theory – of what causes osteoarthritis.
The Arthritis Foundation openly discloses that,
“The cause of arthritis is not yet known, but certain factors increase the risk of developing arthritis.”4
The same can be said about Merck’s Manual presentation on atherosclerosis.5
In other words, when it comes to what causes a ‘disease’, the Spook Factor is all around us!
So on this Halloween, don’t get spooked by osteoporosis. Instead, have fun when the trick-or-treaters knock on your door and enjoy life worry-free.
Have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween!
1http://merckmedicus.com, June 2001.