Dr. Peter Glidden, a certified naturopathic doctor and the author of The MD Emperor Has No Clothes: Everybody Is Sick And I Know Why, joins us for an expansive discussion about naturopathic medicine and the claims of traditional Western medicine (or allopathy). When we consider the Western medical paradigm, images that come to mind likely include surgical or pharmaceutical crisis intervention. Allopathic doctors, or M.D.s, often assert that this is the only “evidence-based medicine” and that other fields of medicine are quackery. But are they missing something important?
Allopathic heart disease experts have claimed low cholesterol is vital for heart health; but a study released in 2009 showed that nearly 75 percent of heart attack sufferers had low or optimal cholesterol levels. In light of this startling statistic, perhaps waning public faith in Western medicine is not so surprising. A 2007 study showed that nearly 40% of Americans pay out-of-pocket for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies.
A prominent lecturer on holistic health, Dr. Peter Glidden speaks regularly at Health Freedom Expo & Youngevity Regional Meetings and is a regular guest host on the Dead Doctors Don’t Lie Health Talk radio program. He maintains a busy private health consultation practice in Chicago, assisting people all over the world via telephone and Skype. Tune in as Dr. Peter Glidden offers a respected naturopath’s insight into holistic medicine and lays out his findings in The MD Emperor Has No Clothes.