The word “radical” comes from the Latin root “radix,” meaning going to the root or origin, and pertaining to that which is fundamental, far-reaching, and thorough. Radical Medicine, similar to the Weston A Price Foundation's philosophy, is natural medicine practiced according to the wise traditions of our holistic ancestors, who believed that only through getting to the root cause of disease can true cure be realized.
Thus, doctors and practitioners who practice radical medicine do not automatically prescribe thyroid medication for hypothyroidism, but search for and try to address the true cause of these symptoms – such as mercury toxicity from nearby dental amalgam fillings. They do not readily prescribe antibiotics for chronic otitis media in children, rather they endeavor to identify and mitigate the existing dairy sensitivity and/or dental malocclusion. Nor do they treat their patients’ right hip and right shoulder pain without diagnosing and treating their possible right-sided “dental focal infection” (failed root canal, abscessed tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, etc.) – which is a major cause of chronic one-sided pain in the body.
Radical medicine was written to educate and support committed doctors and practitioners who find less than optimal results unacceptable in their patients. It was further written for all holistically-minded individuals who have gone to great lengths to feel better, yet find that general health guidelines (eight hours of sleep, a good diet, filtered water, and regular exercise) are simply not enough in this modern toxic world to realize their fundamental birthright – vibrant and optimal health.
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“In a landmark work, Dr. Louisa Williams describes how a nourishing diet according to the wise traditions of our ancestors can be even more effective in healing the many manifestations of disease when mercury amalgam fillings, dental focal infections, and other “obstacles to cure’ are removed.” – Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation
"Dr. Louisa Williams is one of the most brilliant physicians I have ever had the honor to work with, and the world’s leading expert on the diagnosis and treatment of dominant foci. Radical Medicine is a masterpiece that should be required reading for all holistically-oriented patients, physicians and practitioners." – Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, director of Neurobiology, American Academy of Neural Therapy
"I finished reading Radical Medicine over the weekend and wanted to let you know how inspiring I found it. I’m impressed beyond words with its scope and execution, as well as the hope it brings to practitioners and patients alike. The treatments in the book are also inspiring in that they indicate a clear path to health unique to each patient (“peeling the onion”) as well as primarily stimulating the body’s own healing processes in a natural and efficient way (something very dear to me as a naturopathic doctor), rather than treating the internal body like a battlefield and overpowering it with supplements and vitamins in a manner akin to “green allopathy”. Thanks again for writing such a great book, it’s an excellent professional resource as well as a stellar history course."– Andrew Chambers, ND, Naturopathic Physician
"Louisa, Your book is the most thorough text of holistic/functional patient care I have ever seen and you truly possess more dental knowledge than about 95% of the dentists in the US—and probably the world. You are indeed a Super Woman! I can’t believe all you have done and continue to do. Thanks for your dedication to the very extensive subject of holistic health care and biological dentistry." – John Laughlin III, DDS, Dentist
"Whew! After reading your amazing book I am much more aware of the tremendous scope your work entails and the wisdom and experience you bring to our table. Looking forward to integrating your pearls into my practice!" – Chris Jeong, LAc, Acupuncturist