The Cure For All Diseases

Increasingly, doctors and researchers at the forefront of medicine and functional health are finding that most, it not all, of the major degenerative conditions of old age – heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease – all have a common cause, and it’s not the inevitable outcome of old age or mechanical problems or “wear and tear”, as commonly proposed, as though the body were a piece of worn-out machinery.


The cause of all these diseases is purely chronic, low-grade INFLAMMATION.

According to Stanford University professor of immunology and rheumatology William Robinson this association first came to light with arthritis. The studies he carried out showed that osteoarthritic joint tissues contain larger than usual numbers of inflammatory cells. These, he found, were the central driver of the progression of this disease and escalates the attack against the joint itself.

With heart disease, even conservative groups like the American Heart Association (AMA) now acknowledge the devastating role of inflammation. Studies have shown that men with the highest levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in their blood – a major marker of inflammation – are more than twice as likely to have the condition.

There is new evidence by Dr. Patrick Kingsley, a British integrative doctor, that after treating thousands of diabetic patients he discovered that inflammation was the common culprit.

Ordinarily, inflammation is not a bad thing. Some of the signs are heat, swelling, redness and pain. this is an attempt by the body’s immune system to heal an injury, insult, allergy or infection by increasing the flow of healing nutrients to flush away harmful pathogens and invaders.

However, when it has to do with degenerative conditions, inflammation is a healing response that has gotten out of control. Chronic conditions such as joint pain, heart disease and diabetes are an inflammatory warning sign that the body is struggling to maintain health in the face of an overwhelming assault of some sort of stressor. 

In the case of diabetes, usually some food-provoked inflammation that not only inhibits normal healing, but also contributes to the cycle of a continually worsening situation.

Dr. John Mansfield, author of Arthritis: The Allergy Connection, after successfully treating thousands of arthritis patients, maintains that most forms of arthritis are “environmentally induced” by an intolerance to certain foods or environmental chemicals, and that 90% of patients can be improved or fully cured just by making certain lifestyle changes.

Dr. Kingsley discovered similar results when treating diabetes. His own casebook and experience confirm that what causes high glycemic reactions in diabetics is not simply large doses of sugar, but “individualized idiosyncratic reactions to a food.” This is very interesting because it confirms that diabetes is very unique to the individual and there is not a cookie cutter approach to diabetes or any other chronic inflammatory situation.

The solution is to find the source of inflammation – it is usually one or more foods or food groups – and people are often able to drastically lower their need for insulin. This is exactly the path we follow at Sharnowski Center for Functional Health. Find the root cause of the problem, or inflammation and eliminate that stressor. That, in conjunction with the appropriate nutrient application, simple lifestyle modifications and sometimes, the right exercise or movement program for you will assure you a great outcome.

For my first official blog post I have offered you the seemingly impossible: a simple means of locating the source of your inflammation and, consequently, your condition. With just a little effort and persistence you can transform your health and you may perform your own small miracle and drastically reduce your insulin or drugs.

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Dr Don Sharnowski is a doctor who is above and beyond all other doctors! Probably his most outstanding quality is that he LISTENS to what his patients say. He is willing to explain things to his patients in terms they can understand. Dr Don treats his patients with wisdom, understanding, gentleness, care, encouragement and he is willing to "go the extra mile" to give his patients the proper treatment they need. He does not treat patients like they were on an assembly line or like he is rushing them out the door. Dr Don has fixed many of the problems I had at my first visit, one of which I had endured for 3 years. Dr Don was able to fix that problem in 2 weeks when others had not. Dr Don has also helped me loose 40 lbs so far. My total recovery is still an ongoing process, but should be a cinch with Dr Don's expert help! Thank you, Dr Don! You are an awesome answer to prayers!

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Super Awesome Doctor in Overland Park, Kansas!! He really knows his stuff love his Holistic approach. Wish I lived closer so I could see him on the regular, at least we can chat on the regular! Very informative in all aspects of health! Five years ago this man took our health and turned it around 360 degrees. My son got ear infections very often. Both my boys have respiratory issues. My husband asthma and overweight. Myself aches and pains, specifically on my left side and joints. Well needless to say no more ear infections respiratory not nearly as often my husband is 80lbs less and never uses his inhaler . My sons ear infections...What ear infections...They are no longer! Thanks Dr. Don for all you do and have done!!

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Dr Don Sharnowski is truly an amazing Doctor. He listens to his patients and treats in a very complete way. He is very knowledgeable because he never stops learning. He is a great communicator and will help you learn better ways to be healthy if you will actually do what he teaches.

Cassie N.

Don (Dr Sharnowski) is truly one of a kind. He is warm, inviting and incredibly generous with his time, but also really knowledgeable about the body and everything within. You won't find crystal balls here. You'll find a super nice guy in sneakers who also sells farm fresh eggs at the counter. I went in expecting to get adjusted (and was scared, because I'd never seen a chiro before). Instead, what I experienced was someone who actually sat down and listened to my history, connected the dots between several ailments (instead of jumping to prescribe one drug apiece to treat each one), and explained things that no one had ever taken the time to do. I was there about my back specifically, but we talked about my whole health. Instead of just prescribing an anti inflammatory (which is what my other doc did), he explained why we get inflammation in our bodies, and how to help reduce it with what we eat. I've also been on thyroid medication for over 10 years, and he actually explained what the thyroid is, and what the drug I take is, and what it does. But not in a defensive or overly crunchy way. He just openly explained in a way that I could understand it. I highly recommend Don to anyone with a body who wants to feel better. His approach is approachably holistic. Just common sense, whole body-centered treatment.

Megh K.

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