Flat World, Geocentric Thinking

by Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN There are a few infamous scientific theories that have been proven wrong throughout history because they lacked real scientific evidence or thought. Is your health care based on advanced scientific evidence and thought? I can remember hearing the following and saying, “What were they thinking?”

The Flat Earth hypothesis was discredited by many scientific observations over a period of thousands of years, with evidence compiling and culminating in Apollo 11’s images of a spherical Earth.

The Geocentric Theory of the solar system is another refuted theory. The geocentric model presents the Earth as the center of the universe, and that all other objects orbit around it. To anyone who stands and looks at the sky, it seems clear that the Earth stays in one place while everything in the sky rises in the east and sets in the west once a day. This is not very scientific is it?

Avandia, Dexfenfluramine (fen/Phen), and Vioxx were all drugs approved for use, which were later banned after being found to have safety issues. Hindsight is 20/20 as the science supporting their use was found to be faulty. How could they not know?

Conventional bacteriological lab testing, such as microscopy and culture, are easy to do and have been around for decades. I find it inappropriate that clinicians continue to use these methods even though there are known significant limitations and the original research data is now determined to be incorrect. A culture test is evaluation of fluid, tissue or other specimens of the body to detect the presence of viruses, bacteria, parasites, or fungi. Microscopy require a lab tech to search the sample for parasites.

Erroneous and inappropriate healthcare treatment based on traditional culture analysis, muscle testing, and folklore medicine are archaic theories I deal with everyday. Let’s look at stool testing. In the last decade, DNA testing has played a pivotal role in our knowledge on microbial diversity providing an outstanding tool for the detection, identification, and characterization of microorganisms. Because of microbial DNA testing we know 85% of microbes have not been identified. 99% of the microbes inhabiting your body are anaerobic and die four minutes after being exposed to air.

Culture testing promotes the overgrowth of aerobes at the expense of the anaerobic populations and consequent loss of diversity. Opportunistic, potentially pathogenic organisms, may overgrow under these conditions. No growth indicates that infectious agents are not present. Parasites are often simply missed. The results of the culture tests are likely erroneous and can lead to inappropriate treatment. For example, culture testing reports more than 48% occurrence of Candida while DNA testing reports less than 3%. These findings may have resulted in inappropriate prescription of anti-fungal agents and the Candida diet. (The success of the Candida diet resulting in a person feeling better is probably due to the diet being a combination of a gluten/casein free and an Insulin Resistance diet.)

Eleven major categories of gut health can be determined by DNA stool testing. If you were on trial for murder, which evidence would you rather have: circumstantial evidence or DNA evidence showing your innocence?

Those who believed in the Flat World, geocentric-thinking evidenced faulty science, philosophy, and hypothesis. Years from now those focusing on Candida might be viewed in the same light. We are already saying, “How could they not know?”

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