That is a great article. The Drug Companies MAKE ME SICK ! So does the AMA & ADA !
Originally Posted by aktres
The best thing we can do for ourselves is the Paleo Diet, 10,000 IU Vitamin D3, and multi-vitamins.
Plenty of rest, exercise and stay Healthy to avoid the medical/drug cartels.
Not sure if anyone has linked to this one:
Atlantic Magazine: Lies and Medical Science
And this is particularly clarifying:
Modern Medicine is Killing You
No, it may not be a "conscious" conspiracy, but the system is so broken that the result is the same as if it really were the Great Medical Conspiracy. A growing number of doctors see through it. And medical students, thank goodness. Many medical schools around the country (my fiance's included) now have student chapters of the American Medical Students Assoc. Pharm-Free:
"Thanks in part to its medical students in Sacramento, UC Davis Health System has now established tough new guidelines that will ban employees and students from accepting free drug samples, food, beverages, pens, notepads and other marketing items. It also bans sales representatives from serving in preceptorships at the health system. Preceptor-ships allow drug company employees, for a fee, to accompany doctors during patient visits, providing the opportunity for the representatives to deepen their relationships with physicians.
The new rules at UC Davis are aimed at reducing the influence drug marketing can have on current and future physicians and other medical staff.
Ann Madden Rice, chief executive of UC Davis Medical Center, credits the medical students for developing the new guidelines, which go into effect July 1 throughout the health system."
This is happening all across the country. Keep the hope!
Also, you can always contact Loren Cordain at Colorado State to see if he has any research needs. Here is a thread about a Paleo study one of his grad students is putting together, and they are looking for volunteers for the research:
Cordain Research Thread
Does anyone else think that stronger forces for change come from 'the bottom up'?
Dr to patient: "I'm a little worried about your high cholesterol, so take this statin and everything'll be fine."
Patient to Dr: "No, thank you. I've done the research and know that statins have no proven benefits for people of my age/ sex/ history. Also, were my LDL levels actually measured, or just calculated?"
Multiply that a few times, and there will be a whole lot less market demand for easily-buried trials performed on people whose consent is scandalously uninformed. To say nothing of all the people who will just not be showing up in the doctor's office in the first place, because they heard from their aunt who heard from her friend who heard from her brother who'd met someone at work who lost the weight and got healthy doing this 'Primal' thing...
Originally Posted by goneprimal
I was going to answer your question the same way Grizz has but without all those freakin words.
Originally Posted by Grizz
Get into politics. That's the only way you will influence conventional wisdom. People don't look at science, they look to their government to tell them what they need to do. Which is retarded, but I digress.