Hospitals have become crowded. Whether we are suffering from an infection or a chronic disease or we need surgery, we have relied on conventional medicine in order to get well. On the surface, it appears that modern medicine is working, as people who check in appear to get better, at least in the eyes of those who don’t live inside that person’s body on a day-to-day basis. But is a typical hospital really a good place to heal your wounds? If you really analyze the whole experience, it most likely is not, for these 3 reasons.
Interestingly enough, nutrition is one of the last priorities in a hospital if the food and beverages they serve patients is any indication. Yet nutrition is a fundamental requirement for anyone to become well.
It’s at this time when healing foods and easy to digest foods are vitally important, with a specific focus on vegetables and fruits through soups, juices, and fermented foods. The goal should be optimizing digestion through nutrient dense foods to help direct energy to the healing process in order for the body to recover as quickly as possible.
Instead, patients see the likes of gluten filled grains (often refined), sugar (often in juice), coffee, margarine, milk, conventional animal protein, and GMO’s. The closest thing resembling healing food is a conventional apple or orange and a vegetable soup, which is often anything but fresh and organic. The majority of this food is also very tough on the digestive system and largely devoid of the nutrients required for true healing.
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In addition to this, pure fresh water is often not on the menu, either. Instead, patients are generally subjected to conventional or poorly filtered tap water that is tainted with chlorine, fluoride, and other contaminants that compromise the healing process.
Instead of allocating millions of dollars on proper nutrition, hospitals have chosen to buy expensive technology in order to diagnose, monitor, and detect problems going on inside the body. Realizing that this technology does have its benefits, it also has its drawbacks (aside from ridiculously high investments required for them).
The primary issue with all this technology in every single room in the hospital is a constant wave of immune battering EMF’s. These electromagnetic frequencies have certainly caused a lot of debate, but more and more agencies are conducting research that is showing the power of these EMF’s and their negative effects on the body. One of these sources include the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which has classified EMF exposure as a possible carcinogen (Class 2B), and the EPA also made similar statements in 1990 through draft reports that admitted EMF’s could be classified as a Class B carcinogen.
With hospitals teeming with these EMF’s, it certainly does not enhance the healing process and can certainly slow it down.
Lack of vitamin D
Over the years, vitamin D has been identified as a foundation to good health. Vitamin D is crucial due to its miracle-class ability to halt cancer (77% of ALL cancers are prevented by vitamin D alone), to ease depression, boost bone health, improve brain function, enhance heart health, and much more.
Florence Nightingale knew this and wrote about the benefits of daylight to patients. She indicated that hospitals should be built in a way that maximizes the amount of sun shining in each patient’s room. Even back then, the prevailing mindset was that patients need daylight and a vista to reduce their length of stay in hospital as the body and mind function best when both are present.
Further evidence of the power of sunlight was shown during devastating outbreaks of TB in the last century. Patients were often wheeled out onto terraces in the day to bask in direct sunlight (heliotherapy), as TB bacteria die in direct sunlight. However, with the advent of antibiotics this practice went into disuse, and only now is hospital design considering natural light as part of the healing process.
The common thread that all these factors have in common is that they collectively suppress the immune system which is a sure fire way to prolong or even stop the healing process.
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