It’s the mantra of workplace wellness programs: Know your numbers.
They are referring, of course, to knowing your cholesterol values, blood pressure, and blood sugar. But does knowing your numbers truly empower you in health, make you healthier, help you lose weight, reduce healthcare costs?
No, absolutely not. It empowers your doctor to hand prescription medications to you and thereby increase healthcare costs in the near-term, expose you to side-effects, not freeing you from long-term consequences, while the doctor looks good to his peers and quality control oversight.
Knowing your blood pressure and blood sugar are indeed helpful and empowering. But the LAST thing you want to do is share these values with your doctor—yeah, you know: the person who has a prescription pad ready to write you prescriptions for thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, metformin, Byetta injections, etc. Does this make you healthier? No, they absolutely do not. Why would it be advantageous to suppress the phenomena of abnormal physiology with prescription drugs? Wouldn’t it be a better idea to address the causes of such things as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high triglycerides? Correcting the causes holds enormous power to free you from these conditions while also freeing you from the prescription drugs to “treat’ these conditions. “Treating” diabetes with insulin or Byetta injections, for instance, reduces blood sugar but does nothing to stop blood sugar from rising in the first place, or correct insulin resistance, or reverse the numerous associated inflammatory phenomena.
These conditions are all driven by consuming foods that raise blood sugar, cause resistance to insulin, and ignite inflammatory phenomena and alter bowel flora. Various common nutritional deficiencies due to modern lifestyle habits also further magnify these phenomena. If you want to see what conventional dietary advice and workplace wellness gets you, well, just look around you: the most overweight, diabetic, autoimmune disease-ridden population that has ever walked this planet surrounds you at every turn with a $3 trillion annual healthcare bill. And it’s all due to misinterpretation, misrepresentation, and predatory practices of Big Pharma, Big Food, and the healthcare industry.
Magnificent heath, slenderness, and preservation of youthfulness are indeed possible without prescription drugs, doctors, or hospitals. But you simply cannot rely on the perverted incentives of doctors and healthcare industry, nor the simpleminded and ineffective practices of workplace wellness programs, to chart the path. It means rejecting the advice of agencies like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the USDA food plate and pyramid, dietitians, and, yes, your doctor. This ship is sinking and conventional healthcare advice has poked holes in the side of the ship. The truth is that regaining ideal health without high blood pressure or high blood sugar is enormously easy—but you simply cannot rely on the doctor nor the meager efforts of a workplace wellness program to show you the way.
It’s time to reject conventional ineffective advice and take back personal control over health. You can indeed be healthy, slender, and maintain youthfulness until old age. But it requires thinking outside the box, rejecting ideas such as reducing saturated fat, limiting calories, “move more, eat less,” “healthy whole grains,” and, of course, “know your numbers.”
This is what we do in the Undoctored program and its workplace version, Undoctored Health Workplace Program. People lose weight, often dramatic quantities, without counting calories or limiting fat. Type 2 diabetes reverses in the majority, allowing most to toss out their insulin, injectable and oral drugs for blood sugar. Blood pressure, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, fatty liver, many forms of joint pain, and migraine headaches reverse in the majority. Skin rashes, asthma, and plantar fasciitis can disappear. Autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus recede and, with them, the awful biological agents costing thousands of dollars per month.
Doctors and workplace wellness programs do not make you healthier, do not reverse health conditions, and do not reduce healthcare costs. They simply maintain an awful status quo that holds you and your family hostage. Modern healthcare and wellness programs are based on a flawed conception of health as coming from prescription drugs and procedures. In reality, health should be easy to achieve, accessible, and nearly without cost.