TRIBUTE TO DR. PENEPENT: note that this website remains as a tribute to Dr. Penepent, after his fatal accident in 2006. For help with health issues, using the same no-drugs methods, "natural hygiene, diet, fasting & healthy living" - please contact Dr. Stanley S. Bass -
natural healing & rejuvenation via diet
Anthony J. Penepent, M.D.

  Don't ever give up hope!

Nutritional methods can be miraculously successful!
No need for expensive surgery, no need for drugs, no need for difficult tests.
No need for pain, or toxic damage.

Can drug-free methods save money?

If the insurance carriers and the industrialists knew how much money they could save with drug-free natural healing, everyone would be doing Natural Hygiene. The problem is how to disseminate the information. They don't know and the physicians don't know.

I don't have any answer to how this information can be disseminated, but once they become aware of it, billions of dollars could be saved. We are spending trillions of dollars a year on so called "health care" in the USA; which is actually "disease care". We could cut that down to a fraction if we used Natural Hygiene methods.

I believe this is what it will take to convert the medical establishment and society to natural health & healing: the big money interests have to become aware of how much money could be saved, e.g. by stamping out cigarette smoking, and by improving the diet in general. Industrialists and insurance companies would be able to make a lot of money on drug-free natural healing. If they knew what the potential of Natural Hygiene was, they would embrace it. I am certain they would.


How would industry profit? I believe that workers would be more productive and efficient, and making fewer mistakes. Their brains would be healthier, leading to greater creativity. There would be a great savings in health care, since there would be less illness, both chronic & acute. There would be fewer claims for worker's compensation, since workers would be more alert, and could tolerate more connective tissue injury without disability.

The workers in general would have a longer working life span. Instead of retiring at 65, they may be able to work until 85, like my father.

Industry does not have this awareness today; they know little or nothing about natural health and natural healing methods and how it could make them money. Most companies still do not have effective smoking cessation programs. From the government's standpoint, it would be invaluable for enabling the country to stay ahead economically.

Wouldn't the medical profession make less money?

The medical doctors wouldn't make any less money. They are not making much money now. Medicine has become so expensive that fewer and fewer can afford the allopathic (drug-based medical) methods, I believe.
Medical doctors are pathetic and do only what they are taught. Unfortunately, not much pertinent information is being taught. They are starting to teach more nutrition in medical school; but not much.

Even at Rochester Medical School, where Dr. Whipple did all his experiments on dogs and fasting. Most of the students don't even know what research he did. Not even the professors! I told one professor - a friend of mine - about Whipple and what he did. He said he was going to look into it, but I haven't spoken to him recently, to confirm his investigation.

Dr. Whipple used to bleed dogs to the point of death, and then fast them to rejuvenate them. They have an auditorium named after Whipple at the medical school. - He wrote about it, he did many studies on fasting. He was influenced by Dr. Cursio, my mentor, who had his hospital in Rochester.

Why do so few medical doctors use drugless medicine?

I think that when you select the medical students you have to select those who are dedicated to truth. You don't get that today. Instead we get medical students who are dedicated to glory, the prestige of being called doctor. It used to be that they were dedicated to making money, but that is not as true anymore, I believe, because doctors don't make much money today.

Also, medical students may or may not, have the qualities required to be a good physician. The selection of a physician ought to be more on his makeup than his academics. Academics are important to an extent, but the physician has to have compassion.

People who become nurses and doctors are often not selected for the right reasons. There should be a psychological interview to determine who has the compassion and sensitivity. And not everybody has it, about half, perhaps. The other half don't belong there.

E.g. I once knew a Korean doctor. A nice man, but it used to bother him to help others, it was against his grain. He had wanted to be an engineer, but his father wanted him to be a doctor. So, being an obedient son, he went to medical school, even though it wasn't in him. He didn't have the people-interest and the compassion to be a doctor, I think. He could answer any questions you asked him, he knew his book, but that's it, he didn't have the compassion.

I am convinced that requirement number one is compassion. It is too bad that the hospital beats it out of you. After you have been on call for 45 hours without any sleep, a couple of years like that, how can you really be concerned about your patients, when all you can think about is sleep and surviving from one hour to the next. They work you until you drop. I have heard that the average doctor dies 5 years ahead of the general population because he has been over-worked, starting in residency training.

A.J. Penepent, MD


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