04.04.2016 Holistic Health

Support for Alternative Health Care

We thought these two letters from our long time reader and letter writer Frank Schenk raise some very valid points. Frank, by the way, is well into his eighties.

Although your magazine publishes many articles on health matters by Peter Dingle (who I am glad to learn isn’t a GP) he, nevertheless, like them, has a very restricted view on the issue and fails to offer NOVA readers any alternative to achieve a disease-free life, which is stunningly easy to do.

The cardinal factor on the road to good health is to alkalise our body fluids. Quite simple and elementary based on the fact that all raw foods, when consumed, produce an alkalising effect, which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria that thrive in an acidic environment.

The pH required for good health is 6.5 or over, whereas a pH of 6 or under is inviting ill health. Although pH sounds rather hi tech, in practice it is readily assessed with litmus papers included in every box of Alkala (purified bicarbonate of soda), the recommended supplement.

You might have heard or read that people living exclusively on raw foods enjoy not only very good health but are also endowed with plenty of energy for sustained physical effort.

Adopting this simple guideline, my wife and I have been freed of regular bouts of influenza every since.

My very best regards

Frank Schenk

Osborne Park WA

(Ed: I hope Frank you enjoy Peter Dingle’s very constructive article this month urging a holistic approach to health called “Overcoming Illness”.)

Frank has also sent us his recent submission to the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley headed:

Arbitrary Discrimination of Health Services and Some Serious Flaws of Medical Centres

We think it deserves a wider and probably more receptive audience:

Dear Minister

You must be aware that over the years successive governments have conducted campaigns of non-discrimination to counteract the widespread airing of prejudiced views expressed by most people about others, based on hearsay - an unacceptable flaw in a multicultural society.

I am therefore quite surprised to note that in health matters your Ministry continues to maintain a sharp distinction between orthodox and alternative Health Care Providers, favouring the first yet denigrating the second and their patients as well.

Surely you must know that with the advent of Medical Centres, independent GPs have virtually disappeared, with the result that their patients are now treated as a mere commodity, having lost the right to individual appointments, often resulting in long waiting times of two hours or more. Consultations are strictly reduced to 15 minutes or you are charged a double fee. Practitioners don’t bother to discuss what ails you but turn directly to their prescription pad despite Aristotle’s dictate of “Let food be your medicine”. And, alas, the modern medicaments prescribed nowadays do not cure as they are specifically designed to be taken indefinitely.

Additionally, the medical procedures practiced by these Centres are well and truly past their time. For instance, when a GP makes a request for a blood sample it requires two visits to the GP and one to a blood collecting centre. Usually, it takes one or two weeks to obtain the results of a very limited analysis, and, as a rule, the patient isn’t given a copy of the results.

In sharp contrast, Alternative Practitioners take a fingertip blood sample, spread it over a microscope connected to a computer and within a very short time the results of a detailed analysis are flashed on a screen, enabling the patient to see different types of defective corpuscles. The practitioner can then offer various forms of treatment. All this takes less than one hour. On leaving, a computer disc is offered to the patient.

At Alternative Health Centres, patients are seen at the appointed time, welcomed with a big smile, can talk about their problems to a sympathetic listener because consultations last from half an hour up to one hour. And, last but not least, the computer technologies used by these practitioners are simply amazing.

Yet these patients using cheaper and more effective health care facilities are denied any finding from Medicare, an unjustified discrimination.

Having experienced both systems, there is no doubt at all that a wide discrepancy exists between the practitioners of orthodox and alternative health care concerning their attitude towards patients, which can be summarised as arrogance from the orthodox sector and respect from the alternative sector.

I am convinced that if your government decided to acknowledge and support the Alternative Health Care System, people’s health would be far better and the budget of your Ministry much lighter.