unless they are solely in private practice, most doctors are over-burdened with the patient-load now demanded by hmo's. they are also not in the field of "prevention". mostly what they are taught is to diagnose symptoms and then manage those dominoes. how many old folks do you know who take buckets of pills each day?
Originally Posted by MEversbergII
i have never had a doctor who recommended anything other than lots of whole grains, low-fat and minimal meat. my dentist and hygienist though?! super happy when i gave up grains.
am quite sure there would be liability issues if they went against ama dogma and a patient got cancer or had a heart attack.
friend of ours, about 50, slim, fit, very active. chronic agonizing back pain for several years. doctors were finally starting to talk surgery since it was becoming debilitating and his job is physically demanding.
in the meantime he had a massive coronary that required a quadruple by-pass. his wife is a nurse and if she hadn't been home at the time he would have died.
after the by-pass, his back pain was gone and has never returned. his doctors then realized the pain was actually a manifestation of artery blockage and had nothing to do with his skeleton. further, if they had opened him up? he likely would have died on the table. ffs, we are not that far removed from leeches as far medical treatment goes.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
“Walking is man's best medicine. ”
how many fat doctors do you see?
And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway