My main experience of doctors since 1970 is that they're usually wrong.
Yes, they're right sometimes, but the thing that amazes me is how often they're
wrong. You would think that people who get paid to do this sort of thing would have a
better batting average.
For example, take the swollen gland I got in my neck in 1993. I was in Anguilla
teaching a business seminar. One by one I asked the doctors in my seminar to look at the
gland. Not a single one even knew what caused the swelling. The chiropractor took a shot
at treating it - even though he didn't know what it was - with the laser pen he brought
with him. The treatment had no effect.
Back then, though I was using immunics, I didn't know you could kill disease
with it. This little experience I'm telling you about is actually the experience where I
discovered I could kill disease. Along with the swollen gland, I also had a herpes
outbreak. It was the last one I ever had. A few days later, when we flew to Puerto Rico, I
thought to test whether I could remove the herpes, and I got a yes.
Anyway, that same day from Puerto Rico we started calling more doctors we knew in
the States. Lo and behold, one of them was right.
This guy, in my experience, has always been right. Every time I've been stumped by
something and asked him about it, he knew exactly what it was - over the phone. His name
is Gerry Lehrburger. He's an ER physician in Seattle. He's also a master herbalist. He
bought a farm so he could raise his own herbs.
The minute I described my neck to him, he started laughing. "You've got a
yeast infection!" he exclaimed. Then he started giving me a grocery list of herbs to
use. I cut him off in the middle. "Thanks," I said. "I don't need any more
information, I've gotta go."
I went racing out to the health food store. When I got there, I tested through a
shelf of herbs and bought the ones I got signals on.
The swelling responded within seconds once the herbal preparation I made touched
it. It began to shrink noticeably. Three hours later it was a third of its size.
This is what a combination of a good doctor and immunic testing can do for you.
The Lederbergs discovered tests that could identify streptomycin-resistant Escherichia
coli intestinal bacteria before the organisms were exposed to antibiotics. They
also showed that the use of antibiotics in colonies of bacteria in which even less than 1
percent of the organisms were genetically resistant could have tragic results. The
antibiotics would kill off the 99 percent of the bacteria that were susceptible, leaving a
vast nutrient-filled petri dish free of competitors for the surviving resistant bacteria.
Like weeds that suddenly invaded an untended open field, the resistant bacteria rapidly
multiplied and spread out, filling the petri dish within a matter of days with a uniformly
antibiotic-resistant population of bacteria. (p.37)
- Laurie Garrett, The Coming Plague