Dr.Karol, MD

The doctor with alternative solutions

Maggot Debridement Therapy

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As a Medical Doctor, I came across two conditions that physicians had lots of problems with: One was a diabetic foot wound that never wants to heal, and the other a pressure ulcer wound on the parts of the body on which immobile patients would lie for prolonged periods of time. What they have in common is that these wounds do not want to heal as a result of insufficient circulation. The consequence is an infected wound with lots of dead tissue that is often resistant to antibiotics. Modern medicines simply can not penetrate the wound because blood can not take them where they are needed. The problem is compounded by many antibiotic resistant bacterial strains (thanks to overzealous use of these medications).

Although there has been an effective treatment for these conditions for millennia the medical establishment is still stubborn in continuing using antibiotics and cleaning the wound with surgical procedures. Many times this is not effective and the patients suffer. The simple reason why this mysterious treatment that I will shortly reveal is rejected is because it seems primitive and unappetizing. But does that really matter when something really works? I think you will agree with me that the answer is… not really.

So now for the shock. Disinfected maggots from fly larvae have been found to be highly effective for cleaning and disinfecting these types of wounds. They are much more effective for cleaning the wound than surgical procedures. Furthermore, they secrete enzymes that kill antibiotic resistant bacteria; something neither antibiotics or surgical procedures are able to do. The procedure has so much scientific evidence that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of maggots for this purpose under the category of a medical device. The problem is no one teaches this in medical schools and most new physicians have no idea about this effective treatment. So next time you find yourself with a wound that refuses to heal mention this to your doctor and get the treatment that really works and be immune to any sarcastic grin!

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Author: Dr. Karol, MD

Alternative medicine expert, educator, medical health advisor and author. Recognized as a health expert who is highly knowledgeable in conventional medicine, supplementation, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and diet and exercise programs. Karol graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Following this Karol completed a doctor of medicine degree as well as the medical post-graduation internship in Europe. Karol started his media career by hosting the radio Radical Remedies portion of The Natural Health Show. The Natural Health Show brings together a collection of health experts to discuss natural health solutions in a way that’s easy to understand. Karol also speaks on health matters and the potential of healthy ingredients on video blogs and at health tradeshows. He currently works closely with and represents some of Canada’s leading health product companies. Karol is currently the Medical Director of Vitarock.com, an online store for all things healthy. Here Karol reviews the products considered by Vitarock to ensure they meet the company’s four core pillars; to be pure, green, safe and fair. He also interacts directly with Vitarock’s online shoppers, being available by phone to provide a free medical consultation and to recommend the best possible products. He is also a senior advisor for dicentra, one of Canada’s leading regulatory and scientific consulting firms. Karol reviews science and compiles reports for Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies bring new and exciting products and ingredients to market. His overall philosophy is that as a society we should implement a more personal approach to our existing medical system showing more empathy, personal attention, as well as emotional and psychological support to individuals in need of help. He also believes in the value of integrating modern Western medical practice with natural remedies, exercise, time spent with nature, and a healthy diet rich in super foods.

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