Note from Tim Bolen – I have been involved with cutting-edge health care people for 30 plus years. The author I have recruited here for the BolenReport is an expert in,
among other things, Adult Stem Cell Therapies. His book, “Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy: The Gift of Healing from Healthy Newborns,” is an excellent entrance into the world of stem cells, and their existing and potential uses.
I have asked him to do answer three questions in his article series: (1) Why is the US health care system so bad? and (2) Why are adult stem cells, which repair damage to the body, being almost blocked for use in the US?, and (3) Would Adult Stem Cells reverse vaccine damage (autism)?
Let’s see what he has to say in the FIRST article in his series…
“My doctor told me to stick with things backed up by hard science”
As an integrative medicine expert with over forty years of practice under my belt, I cannot begin to count the times a patient came into my office and said, “I almost didn’t come in to see you, Dr. Steenblock, mainly because my regular doctor said what you do is not backed up by hard science (MORE LIKELY HE HAS NOT A CLUE ABOUT ANYTHING I DO). He also emphasized that I should stick with doctors whose practices are hard science based like his.”
There is a perverse, persuasive logic to this “we have it, they don’t” line of reasoning. The fact is though that conventional medicine’s claim that almost all of the things they do is indisputably predicated on hard science is a fallacy. I knew this forty years ago — spoke of it often down through the ensuing years — and am still doing so albeit with one difference: There is now a chorus of voices from within the world of standard medicine and science saying the same thing.
One fairly recent example: In 2011 an article titled Health Care Myth Busters: Is There a High Degree of Scientific Certainty in Modern Medicine? appeared in Scientific American in which the authors, Sanjaya Kumar, MD, MSc, MPH and David B. Nash, MD, MBA, stated:
We could accurately say, “Half of what physicians do is wrong,” or “Less than 20 percent of what physicians do has solid research to support it.” Although these claims sound absurd, they are solidly supported by research that is largely agreed upon by experts. Yet these claims are rarely discussed publicly. It would be political suicide for our public leaders to admit these truths and risk being branded as reactionary or radical. Most Americans wouldn’t believe them anyway.