Dr. Jeoff Drobot, head of the American Center for Biological Medicine joins us on the show to talk about
- the latest in medical testing and treatment
- medicine that goes beyond the mainstream focus on healing by altering bio-chemistry
- revolutionary concussion treatments
- working with Olympic athletes
- and the biggest experiment we’ve ever tried.
In this conversation, we talk about the issues with conventional North American medicine; why it’s slow to embrace new ideas and technologies, and why his brand of advanced European style medicine is able to move quicker and diagnose/prevent illness much more effectively.
He may be obsessed with gadgets and innovations. He claims to have a garage full of machines he has tried that didn’t make the cut. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with being open to trying something new. Especially when you can assess it and cut ties when you realize it’s not the right thing.
There are many misconceptions out there. One is that ‘natural’ medicine, or naturopathy has to be only focused on herbs and plant treatments. Dr. Drobot argues that, although there can be a great deal of value to this approach, it is only one approach, and it is a very similar approach to the standard, pharmaceutically based practice. In both cases, the methods of treatment are only dealing with bio-chemistry?
Why is this?
For one thing, it’s easy to understand. We love simple numbers. Basic cause and effect. Making the needle move, in some way we can measure.
This simple, symptoms based practice can be hard to break away form, when it gets entrenched. You feel something. You take something. Easy.
Unfortunately, this leaves out many possible ways of looking at an issue. Such as:
- Energy medicine
- Bio feedback
- Assorted forms of bodywork
Some of these fields and relatively new, with major discoveries happening often. Others have been thoroughly studied and practiced for thousands of years.
The biggest issue I see in a standard medical practice is not that the practice isn’t valid, or well meaning. (Big Pharma is not without issues, obviously.) But that there is a general rejection of other forms of understanding, treating and optimizing human wellness.
For some reason, we can’t get past the idea that we really don’t know that much. We’re too excited about the fact that we know more than we did 100 years ago.
Sure, that’s fine. It’s fun to look at all the crazy things we did 100 years ago (or less) and feel superior.
But in anything we do, especially in a health practice, we need to act with the full knowledge that what we are doing today will also be looked at in 100 years as insane and barbaric.
Approaching life, and health with this in mind should stabilize our egos and allow us to see the big picture more clearly.
If you want to find out more, or want to see how Dr Drobot can help you, check him out at The American Center for Biological Medicine. He also treats Canadian patients at the Eclipse Health Group in Calgary, AB.