Dangerous Doctors

March 15, 2006

By: Bob McCauley

Physicians do make mistakes.  All doctors make Hippocrates’ promise to “First, do no harm.” However, the medical profession was the third leading cause of death in 2002. [i] The first and second causes of death were cancer and cardiovascular disease. 106,000 people died from the negative effects of pharmaceuticals; [ii] 80,000 people died from infections in hospitals; [iii] 20,000 people died from errors made while in the hospital; [iv] 12,000 died due to unnecessary surgery; [v] 7,000 died due to medication errors in hospitals. [vi] Going to see a doctor can be a dangerous proposition.  You are 9000 times more likely to accidentally be killed by a doctor than by a gun. [vii]  The alternative is making sure we don’t have to go to the doctor’s office or hospital in the first place.

The human body does not make mistakes.  If provided with the right materials, it operates perfectly and the medical establishment instantly becomes obsolete in the treatment of chronic disease.  Essentially, we are the architects of our own body.  We sculpt it into the shape that we want it to be by exercising and putting foods in it that are either nutritious or harmful.  If we are overweight and have health problems it is because our diet is comprised primarily of cooked foods, which never satisfy our hunger, thus we overeat.

[i] To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System . Kohn L, ed, Corrigan J, ed, Donaldson M, ed. Washington , DC

: National Academy Press; 1999.

[ii] Ibid.

[iii] Incidence of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized patients: a meta-analysis of prospective studies .  Lazarou J, Pomeranz BH, Corey PN.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 1998 Apr 15;279(15):1200-5

[iv] Ibid.

[v] Unnecessary surgery . Leape LL.  Annual Review of Public Health. 1992;13:363-83  Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115.

[vi] Increase in US medication-error deaths between 1983 and 1993 .  Phillips DP, Christenfeld N, Glynn LM.   Lancet. 1998 Feb 28 ;351 (9103):643-4.

[vii]  Number of physicians in the US = 700,000
Accidental deaths caused directly by physicians per year = 120,000
Accidental deaths per physician = 0.171

Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) = 1,500
Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188

To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System Kohn L, ed, Corrigan J, ed, Donaldson M, ed.  Washington , DC : National Academy

Press; 1999

About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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