For author and family physician, Dr. Ray Strand, it all began when his wife became seriously ill and debilitated. Having led the path of a traditional medical education and practicing for 23 years, Dr. Strand tried every conceivable medical therapy for his wife without success – until he finally succumbed to trying an approach he had always rejected – and, to his shock and delight, it worked!
In his book, Dr. Strand shares with us his revelation about the protective and curative powers of nutritional supplementation for chronic degenerative disease. Coronary artery disease, cancer, strokes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s dementia and macular degeneration are among the long list of these diseases as well as the aging process itself. He cites many of his own patient cases in which his patients had developed extreme levels of a degenerative disease and regained their quality of life, not through prescription medication, but through optimal levelsof high-‐qualitynutritional supplementation.
As Dr. Strand explains, the factors in our life and environment – nutritionally depleted and toxic food, pollution in the air and water, overwhelming emotional stress, to name a few -‐ cause our natural immune system to become damaged and weakened through oxidative stress, thus allowing chronic degenerative disease to develop at the cellular level. He goes on to discuss the three-‐part solution that actually works amazingly well to avoid or prolong the onset of degenerative disease and can vastly enhance your life.
Dr. Strand debunks the mystery of why physicians and the medical community in general have, to date, basically ignored nutrition as ‘complementary medicine.’ Among other factors, we are enlightened that medical training at most medical schools in the U.S., does not include educationonnutrition. Physiciansaredisease-‐orientedandtheyaretrainedtostudy,seekout and treat disease through pharmaceuticals. Dr. Strand asserts we should be taking a preventive approach to our health – not wait until we become ill and hope that the medical community can cureus.
Dr. Strand outlines the important supplements for disease prevention along with their benefits, particularly as they relate to specific chronic diseases.
Published in 2002, What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You, continues to be timely and an excellent entrée to the world of nutritional medicine. Dr. Strand emphasizes that pharmaceuticals should be our last resort to dealing with degenerative disease, not our first course of action. Our body is our most important asset in fighting disease. We just need the fuel and supplies to help it work at its best.
If you’re healthy and your goal is to stay that way, this book is a must read. If you’re having any kind of chronic disease issues, reading this book is crucial to regaining your good health!