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A shocking case study shows what’s wrong with modern medicine

I recently met with a client who was a picture perfect illustration of what is wrong with modern medicine.  I’ll call my client “Gene.”

Gene came to me reporting a medical history that included fainting episodes that were suspected to be due to a heart blockage, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, and occasional heartburn.

Gene said his current medications included the following:

  • Ranitidine (for heartburn)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (for hypertension)
  • Amlodipine (for hypertension)
  • Atorvastatin (for cholesterol)

After talking with Gene about his fainting episodes I came to suspect that he was allergic to sesame, as every single fainting episode had been preceded by his consuming something with sesame or sesame oil. 

I also suggested that he talk with his doctor about safe, natural alternatives to the drugs he was taking, including Optimal Turmeric Blend for his high blood pressure and cholesterol, the dietary guidelines in Great Taste No Pain to help create meals that his body could digest easier, and Gastro BeCalm Blend for occasional bouts of heartburn.

In addition, I strongly urged Gene to start exercising and stay away from fast and convenience foods, which comprised most of his diet.

Gene went back to his doctor and told him what I suggested.  He was promptly told to ignore everything I said because, “She doesn’t know what she is talking about,” and he should continue taking his meds.

That, my friend, is what is wrong with modern medicine.

It’s focused on MEDICINE to the exclusion of ALL else.

What is “medicine” really?

“Medicine” is defined as:  Any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy.

I don’t see where it states that the “substances” have to be synthetically created in a lab by a pharmaceutical company.

The fact is, herbs and nutrients have been used as remedies for centuries, but once synthetic pharmaceuticals hit the scene over the last 100 years or so, these safe, natural substances have been unjustly cast aside and poo-pooed as ineffective or useless.

What boggles my mind is that drugs don’t actually “cure” a thing—all they do is interfere with, alter, suppress or thwart one or more of your body’s functions or processes in order to achieve a result (usually covering up a symptom or forcing your body to conform to some perceived “normal” ranges such as cholesterol or blood pressure).

And the only way to keep getting that result is to keep taking the drug! 

Let me clue you in--you’re not creating health here.  You’re creating a chemically-induced absence of symptoms and a nice revenue stream for drug companies.

Herbs and nutrients, on the other hand, help support your body’s efforts to heal itself and restore its inner balance to a proper state of function and health.

See the difference?

So quite frankly, for some mainstream doctors to think drugs are the ONLY answer and that natural solutions are quackery proves one thing—money talks.  Remember that drug companies have deep pockets and heavily influence the curriculums in our medical schools, so from day one our doctors are being carefully programmed.

On the other hand, doctors take just one basic course in nutrition in their 4 years of training (and no phytotherapy that I’m aware of), so it’s easy to see why many of them believe these measures have no merit.

Get down to the business of creating HEALTH

While drugs are undoubtedly necessary at times, the fact is that we are far too dependent on them to create false health for us, and are opening up the door for dangerous side effects to boot.

But it can make an enormous difference to help your body along and supports its efforts to heal—in other words, work to create HEALTH!

Here’s how:

1- Rely on the farmer—not the pharmacist

See what a difference it can make to use food as your medicine with the right diet and sound digestion!

I can guide you through this important step with my Great Taste No Pain health system.

Great Taste No Pain stresses the importance of wholesome real foods like fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, poultry and fish, real butter and healthy fats. 

Plus it teaches you the science of food combining which shows you how to pair foods together in your meals to pave the way for smooth, comfortable digestion.

This is crucial because if your digestion is poor, in addition to gas, bloating, heartburn and constipation being your regular companions, you will not be absorbing nutrients like you should, and that sets the stage for disease to come knocking.

With Great Taste No Pain you'll also get menu suggestions, and a collection of delicious, easy recipes that make eating for great health thoroughly enjoyable!

2- Support your gut microbiome

Many pharmaceutical drugs can be murder on your gut microbiome—this is especially true of antibiotics, acid reducers, pain medications, antidepressants and steroids.

The beneficial bacteria in your intestinal tract house 70 percent of your immune system as well as help keep your digestion smooth and efficient.

So if you're lacking a strong, healthy population of helpful microbes in your gut, your digestion is most assuredly compromised, and your immune function may be weakened—so you are without its vital protection against disease.

In addition to having a healthy diet of real foods, supplementation with a potent multi-strain probiotic like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula can go a long way in supporting a healthy gut environment.

Super Shield's 13 high-quality strains of potent friendly bacteria are ready to help strengthen your gut wall, enhance your digestion, encourage regular BMs and beef up your immune system.

And if you do need to take any medications (especially antibiotics), Super Shield can help counteract their harmful effects in your gut!

3- Make up for any deficiencies

To make sure you have all nutrient bases covered (and help compensate for the fact that our food supply is not as nutritious as it used to be) a high quality multi-vitamin like Super Core can help fill any gaps you might have with basic core nutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. 

Most diseases are rooted in one or more nutrient deficiencies, so it’s essential to make sure your body has what it desperately needs.

Plus Super Core takes a huge step beyond most other multi-vitamin formulas and provides free-radical fighting antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories.  Free radicals and inflammation also fuel the fires of disease, so Super Core helps you fight back at these health wreckers.

4- Search out natural remedies for problems

In nearly every instance, there is a safe, natural answer to health issues.  Our Gastro BeCalm Blend that I mentioned earlier contains 4 herbs (mastic gum, marshmallow, ginger and licorice) that are VERY effective in easing heartburn.

And the turmeric found in Optimal Turmeric Blend has shown itself in tens of thousands of studies to be an awesome anti-inflammatory, helping with high blood pressure, aches and pains, cholesterol and  even cancer prevention!

5- Get regular exercise

Pick an activity and do it at least 4 to 5 times a week.  Even brisk walking is good and practically everyone can do that!

Just be sure to get your doctor’s OK before beginning an exercise program.

6- Reduce stress

Stress directly impacts your gut microbiome and weakens your immune function, so do what you must to reduce stress in your life. 

Regular exercise has been shown to be extremely helpful, as well as counseling, prayer, deep breathing, massage, acupuncture, and even adopting a pet!

Also try lavender essential oil on your wrists or in a diffuser.

Take the steps you need to help create REAL HEALTH from within.

You’ll never regret it.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia


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7 comments


  • I can only assume that “Gene” must have told you what the doctor said in order for you to relate the doctor’s response in this post. The “burning question, fire in my mind” is did “Gene” continue treatment with the allopath or did he stick with the suggestions you gave to him?? Just wondering.

    Robert A Hill on

  • Hi Jolene,

    Sherry wrote about fibromyalgia here:

    https://www.holisticblends.com/blogs/holistic-blends-blog/promising-hope-for-fibromyalgia-sufferers?pos=1&_sid=d1e5b4561&ss=r

    We hope this helps!

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Hi Maureen,

    Thyroid medications should be taken alone and as directed on the label, but Super Shield can absolutely be taken on the same regimen each day. We have many people who benefit from both thyroid medication (as well as Zoloft) and probiotics on a schedule.

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • I have fibromyalgia, do you have suggestions on how to treat this. My rheumatologist started me on amitriptyline to help with pain so I can get back to exercising without serious pain after.

    Jolene Bylund on

  • I left my primary doctor for the same reason; denigrated and went on a tirade about Naturopathic doc I have been seeing. Now my new primary doc is enlightened and working on tandem with my Naturopathic doc. Last checkup was: “Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it.”

    ROSEMARIE on


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