Well, the Martin Clinic has been around a long time. My grandfather, David Martin, established the Martin Clinic in 1911, and I'm third generation, and my son, Dr. Martin Jr. is fourth generation. I am board-certified in natural medicine, and I have a PhD in Clinical Nutrition, and I see thousands of patients a year, and as you can imagine, 44 years of practice and I've seen hundreds of thousands of patients.
Let me give you a little bit of what a typical patient looks like at the Martin Clinic? People come in generally, and they're very frustrated. They're frustrated because no one is listening. No one seems to understand. You have no idea how many times a year that I hear, "Dr. Martin, somebody is finally listening and understands."
You see, every disease or every problem medically, there's a story to it and because people are not listening to that story, doctors traditionally are busy and they're focused in on disease. If they can't find that, I can tell you that routine blood work that is done on most patients, you know what? It's good, but the vast majority of people that I see have had that traditional testing done, and guess what?
They fell right through the cracks and they didn't find anything.
You know their thyroid is normal, and everything seems to be within normal limits. So you can imagine the frustration of people out there that are very unwell, and no one has listened and no one seems to have solved the problem. Now let me just give you a little bit of history here. You don't ... You're not healthy one day, and then diseased the next. It just doesn't happen like that.
I want to give you an example: I've got a ballpoint pen here, and for breast cancer, let's use that as an example. For breast cancer to grow to the size of a tip of a ballpoint pen would take at least five years. To this size. Now, you would never, ladies, if you're listening, palpate that and never feel that. That's too small! Even a mammogram would have trouble picking that up, and yet that process has been going on for five years.
So there's got to be a better way. Well, we at the Martin Clinic, that's what we do. We think outside the box, we look at a person holistically and listen to the story and then we have built a protocol of how we find out where exactly a patient is on their journey from health to disease, and then we reverse the pattern.