Episode #32: Are Diseases From the Dark Ages Making a Come Back???

November 8, 2019

Show Notes:

Speaker 1: (00:00)
Hey everybody, what's going on? Dr Chad Woolner here and dr buddy Allen. And this is episode 32 of the health fundamentals podcast. And on today's episode we're going to be discussing the question are the diseases from the dark ages making a comeback stick around. And we're going to tell you,

Speaker 2: (00:14)
you're listening to the health fundamentals podcast. I'm dr Chad Woolner and I'm dr buddy Allen. And this show was about giving you the simple but powerful and cutting edge tools you need to change your health and your life. So sit back and enjoy the show as we show you the path to your best life down to a science.

Speaker 1: (00:34)
So, Hey everybody on today's episode we wanted to share something kinda crazy with you. We came across an article, um, that gave us a lot of food for thought. I guess this is a way to say it. Um, there was an article published not too long ago in the Atlantic, um, and it was entitled medieval diseases are infecting California homeless. And the article basically just goes on to say that they're seeing a, a, a startling rise in a lot of previously rare diseases that you typically didn't see or hear about or that were technically are on virtually erratic camera in America. Yeah, exactly. Um, that they said, you know, were quote unquote medieval diseases, uh, typhus, tuberculosis, um, and a lot of other kind of similar diseases. And the conclusion of it is really quite simple. What they're saying is that with the rise in the homeless population, there has been a dramatic shift, um, in the negative in terms of, uh, public health and hygiene and sanitation.

Speaker 1: (01:40)
Um, they're talking about, you know, just the, these people that are living in these camps are just living in squalor, um, you know, drug needles everywhere, uh, fecal matter everywhere. Um, just, just this, the San, it's, it's become just a dramatic, uh, problem for in terms of, uh, sanitation. Oh, you bet. You know, um, and I think that, I seem to recall several articles and online posts not long ago, a couple over the past few years. And I think there's like some sort of an app or a map that shows like all the different places where a human feces are found in San Francisco where there's just, there's just literally crap everywhere. They have teams of people that that's their job is to go, so you can, you can Mark where something's at and they're supposed to come back through and clean it up. That's crazy. Yeah. Insane. Absolutely crazy.

Speaker 1: (02:28)
You know? And, and so, and so the, the, the implications that we want to kind of discuss today about this is how does this really apply to us personally in terms of our overall health and in terms of the narrative that sometimes we hear. Um, and really what we're going to kind of hopefully dispel is the common misnomer regarding the germ theory of disease. Right? So let's kind of unpack that and kind of talk about the, the germ theory, you know? Yeah. So the germ theory is, you know, you have a germ that gets introduced to a host who to one of us. And if we get introduced to the germ, we're going to get said sickness. So if it's a flu germ, we're going to get the flu. If it's typhus, we're going to get typhus, what have you. So basically, germs caused disease, germs caused the germs caused disease.

Speaker 1: (03:19)
And the funny thing about it is that the fact that we're even questioning this is like almost like heresy, you know, scientific heresy because in the worlds, yeah, yeah, absolutely. Because it's one of those things where people are ridiculed that would even dare question, like that's, that's established scientific fact that germs cause disease. But there's, there's a, there's a subtle, you know, kind of semantics behind it, but, but definitely semantics that matter. So the, the question that's posed, you know, is, is if the germ theory, if that as is holds true, then that would basically mean, or say that anytime that germ is present, anyone or everyone that is exposed to it will get sick. Is that the case? That's, uh, again, if you look at the, the [inaudible] theory, the whole theory of the germ theory, yeah. But is that really the case though? Absolutely not.

Speaker 1: (04:13)
Yeah, absolutely not. And that's kind of one of the things that, uh, you and I were chatting about is, you know, if, if that was the case, everyone exposed to a virus would get sick. And, you know, frequently we see, ya know, everyone in the house except mom or dad or one person doesn't get sick or, you know, for instance, we come in contact with patients almost on a daily basis that ha and sometimes multiple times a day with people that have colds or coughs or flus or whatever. And, and we don't get sick. Right. So, well, and, and, and again, this kind of ties back to a previous episode that we had talked about with um, cold and flu quote unquote season, right? That it's not like all of a sudden they, they mass produce in the winter time and that it, it changes or fluctuates.

Speaker 1: (05:00)
The only thing that changes are, are environmental factors. You know, that, that during the spring and summer and even fall months, we get much more sun exposure. Uh, we're more active. We're more less inclined or, or typically less, uh, dietarily speaking, eating less in terms of carbohydrate intake. You know, holiday time, we're eating a lot more. Um, you know, we're eating a less healthy diet. Um, we're less active, we're more sedentary, typically speaking, you know, and it's flammatory more. Yeah. And so, and so, so that's the thing that changes. And so the, the point of this article that's really powerful that hopefully people can see here is that it really sheds greater light on the real factors at play when it comes to health and, or disease. Um, that your environment is what makes the difference, you know, whether that be your surrounding environment or even the internal environment, you know, the environment of the host itself, right.

Speaker 1: (06:04)
That, and I think this should be welcome news for people because it, it should, it should sound and feel right, not just because it sounds fluffy and nice. You know that you can take control of your health. I know that sounds right, but because it's the truth, it's the absolute truth that, um, that we have a far greater degree of control over the outcome of our health and wellbeing then then oftentimes we're made to believe, you know what I mean? That, that, that, that's the thing I think to me that's kind of frustrating is that if truly the, the germ theory is as is that simple and straightforward, it's, it's almost like this, um, you know, like lottery and you just, you know, you drew the wrong card. Yeah, yeah. I hope, you know, I, you know, and you're, you're just kind of almost like living in fear and, and when, when you start to see the real picture of it that no environmental factors are something you can have a major control over, you know?

Speaker 1: (07:04)
Well, and we had a episode sometime ago or we talked, we were, there was the medical doctor that had said, you can't boost your immune system. Absolutely know with vitamins or adjustments or whatever, you know, and he went through a whole whole list of things that don't boost your immune system. And yet, you know, that that kinda S it throws this, this throws up into the face of that. Like, no, that's totally untrue. Because the, the things you put into your body, the things that you surround your body with, the way you take care of yourself, your cleanliness, all of those things absolutely make a difference in your susceptibility to disease and or illness. And the problem with him that that particular doctor was that he was, he was kind of playing with semantics and sheriff, he was basically implying that when you say boosts your immune system, what you're really talking about is you're, you're, you're toying with auto immune problems where your immune system all of a sudden gets super hyped up and revved up and then all of a sudden you're dealing with autoimmune problems.

Speaker 1: (08:04)
Well, it's not, we're talking about, obviously we're talking about things in balance. There are ways to strengthen and enhance your body's resilience to illness and disease. That's just fact. That's you. That's you. And that's logical fact to it by sense. Right? It makes perfect sense that, you know, the way one lives, their life will ultimately either enhance the likelihood of them being healthier, more resilient in general and less likely to contract illness or disease and the way that one lives or doesn't live their life on the other hand can dramatically alter in the negative. Right. I mean, and again, this, this article here proves it. It's like if, if, if these diseases were really, truly the ultimate cause, then we would see a rise everywhere, not just in these specific populations. What is it that's different or unique or special about the homeless camps in California?

Speaker 1: (09:04)
I think it's obvious. People can see it. It's plain. It's, it's the fact that hygiene and sanitation are not there. They have really, really poor, uh, I mean they're, they're, they're congregated together. And I would even make the case to, not to sound harsh or anything, but I don't think human beings were meant to live. So jam packed together. They weren't, you know what I mean? People lets people need space, you know, that's an important thing. And so, um, when we're, when we're in these really, really crowded population that especially like that where they're just separated by tents. I don't know if you've ever been down to a log row Los Angeles? Well, yeah, even like Burnside when we were, uh, you, you served in our chiropractic schooling, both of us, uh, served at a free community clinic, downtown Portland and that area, I mean, that is, those were some really, really troubled areas, really dirty, uh, very, very poor hygiene.

Speaker 1: (10:00)
And again, please don't misunderstand what we're saying here. This isn't meant to, to make any sort of judgments or accusations or statements. I feel my heart goes out to people who are in tough circumstances and tough situations. Um, but I think it, again, it just clearly goes to show that environmental factors play a massive role in this overall kind of health equation that we're talking about here. And if we just accept the germ theory as is that, that it's again, then I think that's a very disempowering, um, standpoint or view to take on that because then all of a sudden it's just like you have very little to no control over it and you just cross your fingers and you just kind of, and that's the other thing too, is that where do we draw the line in terms of, do we just then wear hazmat suits everywhere every day?

Speaker 1: (10:50)
You know, is that, is that what it becomes? You know, all of a sudden it's like, no, that's not the right way. We want to live our lives. You know, obviously we want to, uh, you know, we want to use common sense, you know? Yes. Wash your hands. Um, yes. Uh, eat a good diet. You know, this, this ties into several episodes that we've talked about. You know, we'd go back to kind of those five fundamentals of health, you know, but, uh, but I thought this was just a really, really powerful and yet at the same time, kind of startling article, you know, that we, we got to really look at, um, you know, these environmental factors, they just can't be ignored and this can be extrapolated so much further than just this isolated situation. But rather in terms of just, um, overall public health policy, understanding, you know, what it is, what are the factors that really, truly drive, uh, either health or disease.

Speaker 1: (11:43)
Right? So, yeah. So anyways, hope this has been, uh, interesting for you guys. Hope this has kind of been eyeopening and maybe even a slight paradigm shift per people in terms of the way that they look at health and disease. You know, um, that you have far more control over these things in your life than, than maybe you perhaps were led to believe or thought. Um, and so, uh, if you know others that can benefit from this information, share it with them. And, uh, we look forward to sharing more with you guys. On the next episode. Have a good one.

Speaker 2: (12:15)
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