We are so incredibly focused on treatment in this country that our definition of “prevention” has become so skewed as to believe that by finding something early we are “preventing” it. What’s smarter…moving the gas can without a cap from right next to the gas water heater or putting up a smoke detector in the garage in case it goes up in flames? Would anyone in their right minds consider a smoke detector as “preventative?” Just ask a fireman. So why do we accept a different, lower standard with our health?? Mammography has rightfully come under fire and now we’re seeing that the PSA for prostate cancer is failing the litmus test as well. The sad thing is that, despite evidence of very significant harms, public health continues to recommend these screening tests and NOT advocate prevention. Both breast and prostate cancer are highly, highly preventable even if every member of your family has had terminal cases of either (or both). Plant based diets, avoidance of processed foods, reduction in exposure to toxic chemicals (how many of you have your house sprayed for bugs?), exercise, Vit D and stress reduction all go a long, long, long way towards prevention of cancers THAT WE HAVE NO GOOD SCREENING TOOLS FOR!
For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.