- Odds of dying in a plane crash: 1 in 10,000,000
- Odds of dying in a hospital due to medical error: 1 in 300
- Odds of experiencing any medical error while hospitalized: 1 in 10
The main cause? Infections – over half of which could be “prevented if health care workers [would] clean their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based handrub before treating patients.”
Source: World Health Organization, as reported by Reuters
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But there’s another thing that can help lower risk: Having a robust biological terrain (i.e., the body’s internal environment). A clean, well-ordered terrain helps ensure that one’s Basic Regulative System can be fully engaged, by which the body is better able to withstand infection and other toxic assaults. Unfortunately, for most of us today, a polluted, disordered terrain is the norm. Cleaning it up is the first step toward true healing from toxic assaults that have already occurred.
To learn more about the terrain and the role it plays in illness and health, read “A Biological Dentist’s View of Living Systems” and “Healing as Process” by Dr. Verigin, available here.
Related: Avoid the Hospital in July (AARP Bulletin)