|Instinct Based Medicine by Dr. Leonard Coldwell|
|Written by Kathryn Johnson|
|Monday, 02 November 2009 16:56|
Instinct Based Medicine How to survive your illnessâ€¦and your doctor
Leonard Coldwell, NMD, ND, PhD, CNHP lives in Charleston, South Carolina, and is retired, so is not practicing in the U.S. He claims to have cared for more than 35,000 patients in his career of over thirty-five years, treating cancer and other terminal illnesses with a legendary cure rate. Kevin Trudeau pronounces this German- born doctor as his personal physician in Europe and a consultant on his bestselling book Natural Cures They Donâ€™t Want You to Know About. As a teenager, faced with his motherâ€™s diagnosis of terminal liver cancer, the author claims he made a pact with God. The deal was that if God helped him cure his mother, he would spend the rest of his life helping other people with their health. Over thirty years later, he describes his mother as a healthy, energetic and enthusiastic person. And so, Dr. Leonard Coldwell is on a mission to share his trademarked Instinct Based Medical System (IBMS), which claims to help identify and remove the root cause of every disease.
It turns out that Dr. Coldwell identifies mental and emotional stress, which result in decreased energy, as the causal factors in the creation of any and all disease.
The problem for the reader, however, is that it is difficult to figure out what exactly his Instinct Based Medical System is. Dr. Coldwell describes this as a self-help system, and a good part of the last half of the book reads much like a self-help book. There are a few exercises provided. But are these the system?
I donâ€™t think so. Dr. Coldwell speaks of performing twenty-minute sessions. I am left suspecting that the system is comprised of an audio program which must be purchased additionally.
Although Dr. Coldwell emphasizes the importance of nutrition, he gives relatively little attention to the subject. I am rather certain that his views in this area would not mesh well with WAPF principles. He does say that cholesterol is not bad, but also makes statements like â€śMeat and poultry are full of drugsâ€ť (page 165), and â€śResearch in nutrition has proven years ago that milk products (all dairy) are not suitable for human consumptionâ€ť (page 376). He refers to the website www.notmilk.com. It seems that he makes no distinction between factory-farmed foods and those that are properly produced, nor between real milk and industrial milk.
Echoing Tim Boydâ€™s review of The Liberation Diet, in the Summer, 2009 edition of Wise Traditions, about the Carnegie and Rockefeller involvement in medical schools and the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Coldwell states â€śThe medical profession with all its glory was created by John D. Rockefeller to create salespeople for the chemicals he createdâ€ť (page 126). He makes a good point about the apparent failure of the American Cancer Society, one of the nationâ€™s largest volunteer health organizations, which collects over four hundred million dollars a year, yet has not produced a single breakthrough. He also goes on to say, â€śThe American Cancer Society was also founded at the New York Harvard Club in 1913 by none other than John Rockefeller, Jr. and his friendâ€ť (page 138).
After much of what can only be characterized as a scathing (and well-deserved) criticism of the conventional medical system and pharmaceutical industry, I identify him as being anti-prescription drugs, anti-vaccines, anti-fluoride, anti-chemotherapy, anti-radiation, anti-surgery as well as anti-hypnotherapy, anti-Neuro-Linguistic Programming, anti-meditation, anti-yoga and anti-The Secret!
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2009.
About the Reviewer
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Former Assistant US Attorney, W.D. of Texas, and former legal Claims and Litigation Counsel to Brooke Army MC, and Wilford Hall MC
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