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Why I Avoid the Yearly
Medical Checkup

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Many of you are probably confused as to why someone would want to avoid a seemingly benign visit to the doctor which is designed only to detect the beginnings of disease before it really gets out of hand.   There are a number of reasons, the first of which is to simply avoid the aggravation of having to argue with the doctor at every turn.  I do not espouse the same view of disease and healing the the doctor does, therefore his or her assessment of my condition and recommendations of treatment usually do not coincide with mine.  So why would I go in the first place?

According to Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D. in his landmark book, "Male Practice:  How Doctors Manipulate Women", "That may sound contradictory if Modern Medicine has convinced you that regular visits to the doctor's office are vital way stations on the road to a long and rewarding life.  Believe me, they're not.  The door to the doctor's office ought to bear a surgeon general's warning that routine physical examinations are dangerous to your health.  Why?  Because doctors do not see themselves as guardians of health, and they have learned precious little about how to assure it.  Instead, they are latter-day Don Quixotes, battling sometimes real but too often imaginary diseases.  The disastrous difference is that doctors are not tilting at windmills.  Rather, it is people who are damaged by their insistent search for dubious diseases to conquer" (p. 1).

"There is no limit to the ingenuity of Modern Medicine in diagnosing diseases--or non-diseases--that it can treat.  Doctors have been taught to seek, find, and treat illness, not to help you maintain good health.  Consequently, when you visit your doctor for a routine physical checkup, it doesn't make much difference how healthy you are or how good you feel.  Your naked and defenseless presence in his examining room is an open invitation to the doctor to declare that you are sick.  By the time you've been psychologically traumatized by his questions, poking, prodding, and testing, and you have taken a few of the pills he prescribes for the innocuous aberrances he has found, you may very well experience so many side effects that you really are sick" (p.2).

Remember, this is a medical doctor saying this, telling us just exactly how useless and even dangerous yearly medical checkups can be.

According to a National Survey, 65% of Primary Care Doctors say that routine checkups are unnecessary, but nearly 90% of them still perform the exams!
The poll, conducted in 2002 by Dr. Allan Prochazka and colleagues at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, appears in the Archives of Internal MedicineThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force declared there is insufficient evidence of any benefit from many of the tests often given with yearly checkups, including many urine tests, blood sugar tests for diabetes, and thyroid tests.

OK, what's going to happen when I go to the doctor?

First, they are going to take my blood pressure and weigh me.  I can do that myself at home.  Anyone can learn to take their own blood pressure, and of course everyone knows how to weigh themselves.  120/80 is considered a pretty average blood pressure.   Instructions for taking your own blood pressure can be found by clicking here.  If you know your baseline pressure, which is what it usually averages on a daily basis, then you can determine if it's high.  A rise of 20 over the top number and 15 over the bottom number is usually considered high.  Although 120/80 is an average, some people's normal daily pressure can be a little higher or lower and not be dangerous at all.

Blood pressure can shift up and down throughout the day in response to your activities, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, stress, excitement, or heavy exercise, like lifting weights.  Also, mineral imbalances in the blood stream can cause changes in blood pressure.

When the blood pressure is too high for a long period of time, the interior of the blood vessels often get smaller. Once this happens, it becomes more difficult for the heart to pump blood throughout the body, which creates a strain on the heart. It also increases the pressure of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels.

There are two answers to this problem:  make the walls of the blood vessels stronger, and remove whatever problem is causing the pressure to be high.  Vitamin C strengthens the walls of blood vessels, so we supplement our diet with natural Vitamin C.  Vitamin C also reduces the amount of "bad" cholesterol in the blood stream (although cholesterol does NOT cause high blood pressure as some have suggested).   Doctors often prescribe diuretics to lower blood pressure.  Natural diuretics include watermelon, cucumber, and hawthorne berries.   We also take a highly absorbable calcium/magnesium supplement because this will regulate the excess fluid in the system.   It will also reverse the acidic pH which causes damage to the lining of the arteries and makes lining the arteries with cholesterol necessary.  Sometimes blood thinners are prescribed.  Garlic is an excellent blood thinner and is known to reduce blood pressure and increase heart health.  Vitamin E has been shown to help reverse the damage to arteries and help remove plaque buildup.  The combination of Vitamins B12, B6 and Folic Acid have shown to reverse heart disease in many people. I take Nutronix International's Sublingual B12 supplement because the combination of B12, B6 and Folic acid have been shown to reduce homocysteine levels in the blood. Homocysteine is a by-product of protein metabolism that damages the arteries.

One reason blood thinners are often necessary is that people have such an unhealthy diet and lifestyle that their blood cells are malformed and begin to stack up in a rouleaux formation.  Instead of floating freely in the blood and being nice and round, they begin to stack together like coins, and the blood becomes thick like sludge.  Looking at a sample of this blood under the microscope, it looks like toxic waste.  The stacks of blood cells make their way through the blood and resemble long worms.  In some people's blood, cells look like they've been exploded from the inside, and have holes in them or look like they have bites taken out of them.

Some stick together in clumps called red cell agglutination.  It isn't hard to imagine that people whose blood looks like this are sick in one way or another.  Can you imagine these large clumps or cords of blood cells trying to make their way through the arteries?  If several get clogged in the same place at just the right time, it could significantly obstruct the flow of blood to the heart or brain.  When the blood begins to show these types of formations, the body is involved in a chronic inflammatory response.  In other words, the immune system is trying to get rid of things that don't belong in the body.   It can be an infectious disease, an auto-immune disease in which the body attacks its own tissues, a malignant cancer, or some type of inflammatory condition.

Usually, red blood cells have a negative charge, and therefore repel each other when floating freely in plasma.  However, certain plasma proteins are positively charged, and cause the cells to stick together.  Your immune system recognizes certain proteins as foreign substances, based upon your blood type.  Each blood type as certain foods that the person with that blood type should not eat because the proteins, or lectins, in those foods will be seen by that blood type as foreign.  Then the immune system targets those proteins and the inflammatory response begins.  One of the things which can digest these proteins are live enzymes from raw fruits and vegetables.  So the person who wants to stop this inflammatory response should abstain from those foods which contain the offending proteins, and should clean their blood using live enzymes.  To see a list of those foods which you should avoid for your particular blood type, see the book Eat Right 4 Your Type.

We use a super green food supplement  full of enzymes and antioxidants.  We also take a super-antioxidant supplement, and a Complete Enzyme supplement.  These products together clean the blood. It cleans the so-called toxic sludge out of the blood and returns it to it's naturally clean and beautiful state.  Cells are once again round and floating freely, not stuck together.  This also naturally thins the blood and improves the circulation and blood pressure.  Another thing that helps with this is Cellfood.  We've seen it work miracles in our own lives.  We also take a marine bed Coral Calcium supplement which reverses the acidic pH in our blood, tissues and organs.

In testing subjects live blood, the Accu-Balancing Technique has been shown to improve the health and appearance of red blood cells within minutes of use.

In the way of preventative health care, we avoid the use of hydrogenated fats and refined sugar, which studies have shown to be extremely harmful to cardiac health.  It's this deadly combination which causes the plaque that lines the arteries of heart disease patients.   Eating foods with cholesterol does NOT cause this problem.   We do NOT use margarine, shortening, or any processed foods which state that hydrogenated fat is part of the ingredients.  We use organic olive oil, organic coconut oil and organic butter for cooking.

In our family, we have a blood pressure cuff we can use to check our blood pressure, but we rarely ever use it.  We have learned to sense when our blood pressure is high by the way we look and feel.

Also, it is NOT true that extra weight causes high blood pressure.  A wrong correlation has been made.  Doctors observed that people who are overweight often have high blood pressure, and assumed that it's the extra weight causing the problem, when actually the high blood pressure and the extra weight are often caused by the same thing:  poor diet which causes multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies, acidic blood ph, and blood sugar issues also caused by multiple deficiencies.   As an example, my mother weighed around 300 pounds for most of her life, but her blood pressure was always normal.  The reason for this?  She had good nutrition and took supplements which supported good health.  Extra weight is not necessarily a health hazard.   Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are what cause disease.   My grandmother also weighed almost 300 for most of her life, and she did not start having any heart problems until she was 90 years old, and this was mostly from old age rather than from weight.

For those who want to lose weight, I recommend Dr. Mercola's Total Health Program.  It is highly effective, in reducing or curing many degenerative diseases.

So, I do not need to go to the doctor to deal with my blood pressure or weight.  I can very effectively take care of that on my own.

Another reason people go to the doctor:   cancer screenings, mammograms, pap smears, prostate tests.  The whole nine yards.   People are so deathly afraid of cancer.  Well, they should be MORE afraid of the treatments doctors prescribe for cancer, because the treatments are more dangerous than the disease itself.

Cancer is something we do to ourselves, and it is something we can reverse ourselves as well.  Our family lives a lifestyle which discourages cancer.  If I went to the doctor for a test, and learned I had cancer, I would not do anything differently that what I am already doing.  So, I just live the anti-cancer lifestyle, and go on about my business.

Some people ask me, "What if you found a lump in your breast, wouldn't you have it taken out?" NO, I would not.  The body is capable of dissolving any tumor that it creates.  In fact, all of us have cysts or tumors all the time which come and go, and we are never aware of it, because our body creates and destroys them all the time.   Surgery is much more traumatic to the body than any degenerative disease state.  Please believe me, my mother has had cancer, I have seen all the treatments, and I know firsthand how destructive they are.  She is dead now because of the effects of their treatments, not because of the cancer. 

A great tumor dissolving program can be found in the books The Cure for All Cancers and The Cure for All Advanced Cancers by Dr. Hulda Clark.  This is a 21-day program to dissolve tumors and it's great!

She also has another book called The Cure for All Diseases.  Check it out also!

The pH of the body is very important.  Cancer cannot exist in the body if the pH in the blood, organs and tissues is above 5.7

We test our pH regularly and include a lot fruits and vegetables in our diet to alkalinize the system.  The super green food product I mentioned before also performs this function well.  It is a totally alkaline product.  To start measuring your own pH for preventative health purposes, click here.

Another reason I would not go to the doctor is that there is a high false positive rate with all these tests that they perform.   Breast tumor biopsies are no exception.  The density of women's breast tissue changes throughout their life cycle.  Mature breast tissue is more dense, and often a diagnosis of a tumor is given when none really exists.  See my article "Your Health Watchdog" which refers to studies done on mammograms and breast biopsies and how inaccurate they are.

There is no degenerative disease that I can inflict upon myself that I also cannot reverse myself.  Drug treatment is toxic to the body, and does not reverse the cause of the disease, but only masks the symptoms.

It is a well known fact, reported in health department studies, that doctors and hospitals are the third leading cause of death in this country.  So why would I want to subject myself to them?

I also refuse to participate in the American Health Care System because it is fueled by the insurance industry.  We do not have health insurance because we refuse to allow a company to take our money and then try to dictate to us where we can spend it.  We want to be able to decide for ourselves which health care providers we will see and what tests or treatments we will have.  We believe the fees they charge are outrageous, and then they won't even let you see the provider that you want.  So we refuse to be part of this extortion.  We simply put money into savings every month to use for health care needs rather than paying it to an insurance company.

Living an Unhindered lifestyle means that I am in charge!  I get to decide what is best for me and my children based upon my own beliefs.  No government, hospital, school or church is going to hinder me from the lifestyle that I believe is right.  That is why we tend to our own health care needs, homeschool our children, and worship privately at those institutions cannot control us or the minds of our children.

Yearly or monthly well-baby checkups are equally if not more dangerous than the adult ones.  Why?  Because this is where the indoctrination begins.  This is where the doctor begins to start convincing you that he is indispensible to you in the rearing of your children.  Again, Dr. Mendelsohn says, "He'll advise unsound dietary practices in lieu of breast-feeding, administer dangerous inoculations, and solemnly collect statistics on length, weight, and when the baby rolls over, sits up, walks, talks, and stops wetting the bed.   All of these data are entered into a dear little book, which makes a nice momento.  They're also compared with a lot of data on pediatric progress that is recorded on the doctor's meaningless charts - which makes trouble.  If baby fails to conform to the average height and weight, or to perform its gymnastics at precisely the right point in time, the pediatrician will seize the opportunity to launch the poor child on a lifetime of medical intervention.  He probably won't tell [the mother] that the standard weight chart used by most doctors was drawn decades ago from a sample of 200 Irish kids in a Boston neighborhood and has little or no relevance to her child" (p. 3).

Also, most height and weight charts use formula-fed babies as the standard, and breast-fed babies, when compared with these charts, will erroneously tend to look as if they are not gaining weight properly.  If for some reason you feel compulsive about comparing your baby to these charts, you needn't go to the doctor to do this.  Go to your library and check out a pediatric textbook.  There is a height and weight chart in there you can make a copy of, and then just weigh and measure your baby yourself each month.  You needn't pay the doctor to do that, nor subject the baby to the dangers of a doctor's visit.   Or, you can go to and see the updated Center for Disease Control's Children's Growth Charts, using a sampling of both breast-fed and formula-fed babies.  See, you don't need the doctor for this.

The main reason that doctors want to see your kids on a regular basis is to make sure they are injected with dangerous immunizations which cause immune system damage, don't really confer true immunity, and can permanently damage or kill your child.  See my page on Immunizations:  The Assault on the Human Immune System

There are a lot of resources there to help you learn about this important subject BEFORE deciding to put these dangerous substances into the body of your children.

I encourage you to become unhindered.  Be in charge of your own life, don't give it away to the doctors, church officials and government schools.  You can still believe in God, worship the way you choose, or not believe at all, teach your children what you think is right, and not be involved in any of these institutions.  Our children are very active, healthy, productive members of our community without being involved with any of these institutions.

In short, we don't need doctors.  All the information doctors have is available to us as well through books, medical journal articles, and practical experience.  Anyone who wants to get that information doesn't have to pay a doctor to get it.  Here are some good resources for information:

National Library of Medicine - PubMed - Free Public Access to Medline
Free Medline Search at
Web MD
Health World Online
HealthWorld Online Alternative Medicine Center

If yu feel you need a medical diagnosis but don't want to go to the doctor, here is a website with diagnostic software that will give you a free report on what's probably wrong with you, after you complete an extensive questionairre.  You can have it evaluated by a doctor for a fee, but the computerized software diagnosis is free.  DIAGNOSE-ME.COM 

NOTE:  Whether or not to visit your health care practitioner is your own, individual decision and responsibility.   In this article, I have discussed why I and my family do not visit the doctor on a regular basis.  This does not constitute medical advice.   I cannot advise another person what to do.  I can only tell you what I would do in a similar circumstance.

Copyright 2003-13 Judie C. McMath and The Center for Unhindered Living

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