AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 2, 2017

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Dr. Blaylock's Prescriptions for Natural Health: 70 Remedies for Common Conditions

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Russell L. Blaylock, MD. Humanix Books, New York. 2016. Pp 391.

Russell Blaylock, MD, proves that there is a life after neurosurgery. After 30 years of practice, he decided he could do more good by teaching people what to eat and what supplements they need for good health. He has now written a best-selling book about his management of 70 common conditions, remedies for whatever ails you and the diet and lifestyle factors that enable your body to avoid disease and premature aging.51TW405L7wL-resized

He is convinced that almost all diseases are secondary to inflammation. Excitotoxins are the chemical substances that overstimulate the brain and make most diseases worse. They exist in dangerous amounts in common food additives, such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartane (an artificial sweetener). Excitotoxicity is the key to many neurological diseases, as well as heart disease, eye diseases, digestive disorders, growth of tumors, spread of cancer and obesity.

Dr. Blaylock’s answer is to eat and drink vegetables, eat the right meats, drink purifiedwater, white, or green teas and avoid consuming trans fats, unhealthy, inflammatory fats and sugar, fluorinated water, toothpaste, mouthwash and black tea. You must also exercise, avoid stress and take natural supplements. If you eat at least 10 servings of nutrient-dense vegetables a day, you do not need multivitamins or a mineral supplement. If you do not, you need multivitamins, fish oil, Vitamin C and D3, plus magnesium. If you do have a problem, and who doesn’t, he recommends curcumin or quercetin or hyperbaric oxygen for almost everything.

Dr. Blaylock is a strong believer in the benefits of vegetables which have “thousands of compounds that have important medicinal and health-giving value.” He admits that 10-15 daily servings of vegetables would constitute a large volume. As a result, he suggests blenderizing and drinking a combination of cruciferous vegetables with berries. The best anti-cancer and brain protecting veggies are artichokes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, celery, kale, parsley, spinach and squash. Vegetables must be washed thoroughly but not cooked.

He is passionate in his opposition to fluorinated water, excess vaccination, simple sugars and dairy products. He does concede that you may have one meal a week with red meat. He also suggests that alternative medicine can and should work along with orthodox medicine. Prolonged, excessive stress must be avoided. Chronic stress or acute intense stress generates a high concentration of free radicals. This leads to many of the problems associated with stress, such as ulcers, heart failure, arrhythmias, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, degeneration of the brain and high blood pressure. (Did I mention that he used to do neurosurgery?)

I think we should all read this book. You will live longer if you do what he says; although, some of you may prefer death to eating as many vegetables as the book recommends.

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