In college, I got my degree in biology with a focus in biochemistry. But it wasn’t that simple. I knew I liked science, but I had no direction. I started out pre-physical therapy, then dietetics, switched to biology, then medical technology, and back to biology.
I would often take a lighter load—maybe 13 credit hours—to allow free time for hobbies and extra-curricular learning. I didn’t have cable, so often I would watch documentaries, TED talks, and YouTube. Because I liked science and had interests in medical school, I often watched videos relevant to the medical field.
I watched presentations and interviews given by physicians and researchers regarding various diseases and would learn from them. Here I was in college, yet gaining the wisdom these doctors had obtained over their decades of being in practice. This is what’s amazing about the technological world; I was able to learn from doctors from all over the world while sitting in my small apartment. The trial and error that these doctors had experienced over 40 years could be summed up in an hour presentation, allowing me to learn what works and what doesn’t.
One doctor would describe how to inhibit angiogenesis to suppress cancer growth; another one would describe how to treat the causes of mental disorders, and another would describe how they’ve managed to reverse multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. The subjects were endless, and it all seemed to be novel information. I thought to myself, “Why hadn’t I heard of any doctor doing these things? These doctors are able to fix chronic disease, rather than manage it.”
Within all of these presentations I eventually discovered a common denominator in their work. These doctors were treating the underlying cause of the disease, rather than the symptoms. The underlying causes, which seemed to contribute to virtually all diseases, were factors of environmental toxicity, inflammation, poor nutrition, infection, stress and lack of sleep. Once these “obstacles” were removed, normal metabolic processes were able to resume and cellular repair could take place.
In today’s medical system, doctors often don’t investigate the underlying cause of a patient’s condition. Cancer is often blamed on genes; dementia is considered a consequence of old age, and obesity is a lack of willpower. However, if one were to do a little extra-curricular research, they would discover that these conditions are the results of imbalances in human biology, with real causes. This is the Law of Causality—the relationship between cause and effect. In science we keep asking why an event occurred, peeling off layers until we discover the initial cause of an effect. If there’s a chemical imbalance, doctors should figure out why. This is my goal in life—to determine what’s causing a persons disease and how to fix it.