Physician Heal Thyself

My chapter summaries of Biblical Healing for Modern Medicine, Franklin E. Payne, Jr. M.D. Covenant Books

Chapter Three

We have come to expect physicians to heal us, yet the true effectiveness of medicine falls far short. It cannot work miracles.

Dr. Payne argues that modern medicine (written in the 1980s) was detrimental to health rather than beneficial.

Essential Hypertension and MTHFR 677

MTHFR garners enough attention these days that the gene should run for office. Furthermore, it would have a great career in politics since it is accustomed to being blamed for everything medical under the sun anyway. This time Chinese researchers linked it to Essential Hypertension in a meta-analysis of other studies comparing the risk of high blood pressure in persons with the 677 or 1298 variation and those without the genetic change.

Vitamin Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Scientists as the 67th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting heard some intriguing study results just last month. Papers are pending from some of the discoveries, but presentations regarding links between vitamins and multiple sclerosis have doctors’ more than a little excited.

In one study Stephanie Tankou, MD, and colleagues looked at how vitamin D levels interact with the gut microbiome to influence multiple sclerosis symptoms.

True Wholistic Health

(My summary of first chapter of book by Franklin Ed. Payne, MD, titled “Biblical Healing for Modern Medicine”)

Considering James 5:14-16, first century Christians had minimal healthcare except the anointing of oil by their elders. This might cause us to pity their plight. We could then finish reading the Bible and consider that not once is a cure by a physician ever described.