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Atrial Fibrillation - A new paradigm

May 20, 2015

This article is a MUST READ! Especially for those with Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

 

A big thank you to my friend Dr. Kahn!

 

I have suffered from AF (thankfully no more!!) and the changes I have made to my life (moving to Texas!!, stress reduction, some amazing supplements) have made the difference. Not 1 thing - the "magic" is almost never 1 thing, but the right combination of things for the individual. I love being Sherlock-Holmes; a health, not disease, detective.

 

"My approach to patients with atrial fibrillation has changed. Completely and fundamentally."

 

"We saw atrial fibrillation as a disease rather than seeing it as a result of other diseases. That explains why our treatments (drugs and ablation) have performed so poorly. It is a wrong-target problem."

 

"Atrial fibrillation in the vast majority of patients... is a sign that something is awry in the body—usually exposure to an excess."

 

"Year after year I have watched the drugs fail and the AF return after ablation."

 

"Doctors—like me—have reaped the rewards of AF misthink. We are paid well to do and redo AF ablation. The financial reward for helping people help themselves pales in comparison."

 

"... the disease model of care tricks us into putting problems—like AF—into silos (cardiac, renal, pulmonary, etc), which we treat in isolation."

 

"From now forward, when a patient with AF sees a doctor who recommends rhythm drugs or ablation without first exploring how that person sleeps, eats, drinks, moves, and deals with stress, it will be a signal to get another opinion."

 

WOW! We could easily substitute Achalasia for AF or any chronic or autoimmune disease for that matter.

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