- The New View
- Western Diseases
This site describes a new view of Western diseases. Western diseases are those characteristic of many Westernsocieties that are not found in developing countries. They include heart disease, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel diseases, obesity, autoimmune diseases and many forms of cancer.
In this view – the autonomic denervation view – they are largely caused by our diets, bowel habits, patterns of exercise, posture, gait and patterns of childbirth. “Autonomic denervation” means injuries to autonomic nerves that are the nerves that control our organs, and not under our voluntary control. Injuries result from trauma, surgery, childbirth and straining in the bathroom.
Post-WW2 generations of doctors have not been familiar with the precise anatomy of these nerves. This results from teaching materials being stored in formalin, that selectively destroys these nerves. Doctors in the 19th century, including Robert Lee, drew these nerves in great detail from post mortem material stored in alcohol.
Understanding their limited number of contributing causes enables prevention of many clinical conditions that are endemic in Western societies, and are now spreading rapidly in developing countries.