Doctor and patient talking about kidney disease diagnosis

Kidney Disease How The System Stifles Your Doctor

Kidney disease diagnosis comes as a shock. If you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, your first question to your doctor was probably along the lines of: “What can I do about it?

When it comes to chronic kidney disease, unfortunately, the answer probably left you disappointed and frustrated. The consensus of Western doctors is that kidney disease is a one-way journey.

They say it only goes from bad to worse. Your best hope is to stall your decline with drugs before you succumb to dialysis or transplant.

Along the way, you are told to expect insomnia, muscle cramps, itching, swelling, fatigue, and a host of other unpleasant symptoms.

Like many people in your situation, you might be feeling powerless, angry, anxious, or even depressed about your diagnosis.

It is completely understandable. Nobody wants to sit by and watch as their health slips away.

Nobody wants to accept a future of medications, machines, and surgeries.

Nobody wants to give up years of quality time with their loved ones.

On the other hand, what if you didn’t have to?

Chronic Kidney Disease Not a One-Way Street

Have you considered what if your doctor is wrong about chronic kidney disease?

Or, put another way, what if it can be stopped?

What if it could be even reversed? 

As patients, we tend to look at our doctors as having our best interests at heart. We consider them far too often as all-knowing.

The consensus of Western doctors is that kidney disease is a one-way journey. If there was something – anything! — they could do, surely, they would share that insight with us. Wouldn’t they? 

Doctors Work With a Rigid Medical System

One way street signing suggesting kidney disease is not one way
Image of doctor with arms folded frustrated with decision on kidney disease

The truth is doctors work within a narrow, rigid, medical system.

There  is no doubt that Western medicine can be a brilliant thing. But the system is also far too quick to dismiss natural, holistic teachings. Some of which have served us for thousands of years.

If it is not shiny, new, and made in a high-tech lab, it is simply not valued is often the thinking that gets in the way.

What about the doctors who DO try to think outside the established system? The ones who understand the incredible power and the value of what nature gave us?

The doctors who try to draw from ancient wisdom and combine it with modern advances? What about them?

They are quickly red-taped and put back in their places. Or, sadly, in some instances cast out of the system altogether. 

This needs to change. Now!

Why?

Because when it comes to chronic kidney disease, it is time to accept that there is an important place for both approaches.