Leke Asong, MD

How to be Healthy and How to Negotiate the Medical System

Aired on: October 1, 2021

Episode Description

Dr. Asong has been a practicing GP in the UK National Health Service for years, and he will share tips on how to maintain your health and how to negotiate an at times cumbersome health service. His tips will enable you to take steps to investigate and improve your health issues and how to get the medical system to respond to your needs

How to be healthy and how to negotiate the medical system

Leke Asong, MD


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The National Health Service (NHS) in UK is a single payer health system

Health Challenges

  • Glyphosate and EMF have health risks
    • Interferes with intercellular communication
    • Opens up the blood and brain barrier

How patients need help

  • They need to tell their stories
    • The patients only have ten minutes to tell what is wrong
  • Giving patients information on how to be well
    • Patients have the misconception that the doctor has a magic wand to fix things
    • Help patients with functional medicine to find the causes of their ailments
  • Educate the patients that their health is in their own hands
  • The allopathic model divides us into moving parts
  • Need to look at the whole body
    • All these systems are interconnected (lung, heart,)
      • But each specialty looks from its own point of view
    • He has a chapter, what to do if the doctor does not help
      • He gives them a guide
      • He talks about the elimination diet and minimizing sugar
        • Elimination diet
          • If foods create a leaky gut, undigested proteins can get through into the blood stream.  Antibodies are created against the particles which cross react with body parts leading to an autoimmune disease
        • Gluten and dairy are problems for many and eliminating them may provide benefit
      • Food sensitivities can result in
        • Symptoms in three days
        • An immediate increased pulse weight

What it is like working for the NHS

  • Covid has changed everything
  • Normally a GP sees 30 patients per day
  • He can tell quickly whether complementary or allopathic approaches will be used
  • He will describe lifestyle changes when patients are receptive
  • Are prioritizing covid patients over non covid patients
  • A typical day pre covid
    • GP arrives at 7:30 am
      • They check their blood tests, write letters
    • Day starts at 9 am
    • The day is divided into two sessions
      • The morning session lasts for 2.5 hours
      • See an average of 15 patients or up to 20 patients in each of the morning and afternoon sessions
      • Surgery (in patient service)  takes place after lunch followed by another Session with an average of 15 patients
    • The GP is the first point of contact
    • The GP can refer patients to a specialist; patients need to go thru th GP to see a specialist.          ]
      • The see a specialist can be one to six months
      • At one point the dermatologist waiting list was 9 months
      • If it is an issue of cancer, they patient is to be seen within two weeks.
      • Downs’ experience (pre-covid)
        • It took over 2 months to be on the neurologist’s radar for a neurology consult from a neurologist in the same hospital
        • One patient in the UK was waiting over one year for a surgery
        • In the US, it takes less than a day
    • Many patients come in with symptoms which they believe are serious, may be seen as routine by the GP
      • In the US, many of these patients go to the Emergency Room (A &E)
        • In the US there are typically triage screeners
    • GPs treat NHS patients, but don’t work for the NHS
      • GPs are paid by the number of patients and other factors
      • Get points for keeping patient’s blood pressure and cholesterol good, percentage of vaccinated

Types to boost the immune system

  • Eating healthy vegetables
    • Organic, many colours, high mineral nutriments
  • Minimize sugar
    • Interferes with white blood cell functioning
    • Depletes magnesium
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin D
    • Helping on most pathways inflammation, oxidative stress
  • Zinc with an ionosphore to get zinc into cell
    • Quercetin, hydroxyquinine
    • Zinc stops viral replication
  • Adaptogens’
    • Helps body to go in the direction that the body needs
    • Ashwaganda
    • Radiola
    • Reducing stress reduces cortisol


  • He recommends not dwelling on the negative
  • Eat healthy diet, exercise, meditate