Sometimes the Best Course of Action is No Action at All!

By Dr. John L. Reizer

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It is not very easy for people suffering with chronic diseases such as Cancer and autoimmune disorders to come to the realization that sometimes the best course of treatment is no treatment at all.

Many of us make the giant mistake of buying into the lie that traditional, organized medicine can successfully treat chronic diseases. In my opinion it cannot! A hard pill for many to swallow (pun intended) is that the standard treatments are a bigger threat to a person’s health than the actual diseases they are supposedly battling. The sad truth is that the treatments/drugs cannot cure any of these diseases, and that the management strategies offered by healthcare specialists are based on the insane goal, in many situations, of shutting down the human immune system in an effort to control inflammatory properties being launched by natural body physiology.

What should a person do that has a chronic disease process and facing a proposed treatment regiment that is potentially more dangerous than the illness? It’s a good question and not one easily answered. Obviously, there is going to be heated debate concerning this subject. In the end, however, a person has to ask the question; why take a drug or engage in a treatment protocol that would make a healthy person sick and eventually die?

Imagine for a moment that you were taking a standardized test and encountered a difficult multiple choice question. Suppose you didn’t know a correct answer for the question, but you were absolutely certain that one of the choices/detractors was not the correct answer. Would you, under any circumstance, circle the incorrect answer? You would not! If you were going to make a wild guess about what answer to circle, you would exclude the detractor(s) that you had, for certain, ruled out.

In many situations you have to view traditional medicine, and its related drug therapies, as an incorrect detractor in a multiple choice question. It is, simply, a wrong answer, and has to be avoided at all costs.

The argument routinely thrown on the table by many healthcare experts is that the detractor that represents a wrong answer is still the best medical choice that is on the market. The experts will claim that choosing the wrong detractor is better than doing nothing at all. Is it really?

As the author of this article, I cannot write that I can supply readers with an answer that will resolve a specific, hypothetical question that might be on the table. But I can write, with confidence, that choosing a wrong answer is never the right decision. Sometimes the best course of action is no action at all! Sometimes it is better to allow the body an opportunity to embrace a health challenge on its own.

What do you think about this subject?


The information written in this article is not intended to replace a professional relationship between a patient and a healthcare specialist nor is it intended as medical advice. Readers are encouraged to make healthcare decisions based upon their own independent research!   

6 thoughts on “Sometimes the Best Course of Action is No Action at All!

  1. Edwina Reizer July 26, 2013 / 7:22 am

    So many of us are scared out of our wits when the C word is said to be the problem or RA or Lupus, etc. so we submit to chemo or horrible drugs to make ourselves think . Okay, now something is being done for me. Something is being done alright. Dangerous pills or liquid is being placed in your body that too often leads to other serious health problems which no pill, etc. is going to help. Better to try other alternatives . Naturopathy, nutritional therapy,chiropractic, etc. The medical world can’t even cure the Common Cold. Think people. Don’t just trust the MD’s in white coats. They are the pawns for the pharmaceutical Companies. There is no money in curing anything. The money (cash cow) is from trying to control symptoms . Mom.

  2. lmarieallen July 26, 2013 / 8:54 am

    Being a chiropractor, I agree with your premise. I was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and elected to do chemotherapy although I have serious misgivings about it. I am getting adjustments, having acupuncture treatments, and taking a variety of supplements to support my immune system. Radiation is next on the agenda, but I am very undecided about it. Unless you’ve been diagnosed with late stage cancer, it’s hard to say what you would do. I used to be very glib about telling people to stay away from conventional medicine if at all possible, but I have a 5 year-old and I’m scared to death.

    • Dr. John Reizer July 26, 2013 / 10:12 am

      I agree with you that this is a hard decision and until a person is in a specific situation, it is easy to write about theoretical strategies. Having written that, I still would have to ask myself if the treatment I am seeking is the answer that I am looking for. If I believed there was some benefit in a particular therapy, I would follow what my heart and educated mind told me to do. If, on the other hand, I knew that a particular therapy was not the appropriate answer to my problem, and presented an even bigger threat to my health, I can tell you, quite candidly, I would avoid the protocol(s) regardless of the level of fear that was affecting my psyche.

      I wish you well in whatever path you may decide to choose. I hope that your decision will ultimately help you express a better level of health.

      • aubreymadrona October 9, 2013 / 4:50 am

        That’s so true Dr. John, It’s a hard decision and until you’re that person in a specific situation.

        Based on my hospital duty as a Nurse, most of the time, patient grabs every opportunity and believed that it’ll work. Maybe Edwina make a point in saying that they are the pawns for the pharmaceutical Companies but, lets give the benefits of the doubt that the Doctors are there to answer their calling and do the best way on how they will make their patient feel better and cured. So I don’t agree with your statement that “why take a drug or engage in a treatment protocol that would make a healthy person sick and eventually die?” Because Treatment Protocol are made for a reason.. for Treatment. as the name implies. BUT you are correct, in considering the RIGHT judgement.

      • Dr. John Reizer October 9, 2013 / 10:16 am

        Thanks for commenting, Aubrey!

        I understand your point that there are many healthcare workers (doctors and nurses) that want to do good for their patients. I agree with this part of your commentary. I strongly disagree with your viewpoint, however that taking a toxic product that can make a healthy person sick is beneficial for already sick and compromised patients. If the answer is a wrong answer, it is a wrong answer! There are many treatment protocols being delivered everyday of the week that are horrible choices for patients. I truly believe that in many instances the best course of action is no action at all!

        Dr. John Reizer

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