Five out of six of 60-year-olds already have
one or more of the chronic degenerative diseases, such as coronary
artery disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's or cancer.
Most of these people will not yet know that they have the
disease - because it has yet to become noticeable. When the
symptoms do start to surface, however, they will find that the
drugs dont work. The drugs may alleviate some of the symptoms,
but they do little to alter the underlying disease, which generally
continues to deteriorate.
This is because drugs do not address the causes of these
diseases. Based on the concept of the magic bullet', they
are designed to block a single step in the process leading to
This approach doesnt work because there are usually several
causes of a disease - consequently the 'magic bullet strategy'
results are ineffective and there is a high risk of side effects.
Worse still, modern medicine is practised as crisis management.
Wait until the diagnosis, then hammer the patient with drugs.
But by the time symptoms of one of these diseases appear, the
damage has already been done to the body; damage that drugs cannot
begin to address.