From what I can tell, DuhPrincess has an inherent mistrust of the medical establishment. As do I. In my opinion, the mistrust is well-founded and well-deserved. After all, most doctors participate in the promotion of the Standard American Diet, or if they don't actively promote it, they certainly do nothing to counter it. The failure of the SAD in our own lives is why most of us have ended up at this MDA forum. Yes, I will continue to go to use the medical establishment for injuries and such, but it's usually the last thing I think of when and if I have some strange symptom - which is rare.
Since giving up asthma meds after going 'primal', I wonder why nobody from the medical establishment ever addressed my diet while I fought childhood asthma and major allergy symptoms (95% which have also disappeared). Thanks Docs - that's some real fine medical work there! But those weekly allergy shots helped pay their bills. Took those until I was 18, and was given the option of paying for them myself with no insurance or discontinuing the shots. I quit, cold turkey, and the allergies were never any worse.
Been fighting a dry-mouth condition for a few weeks now, which started before my extended fast and has continued, although is getting a bit better. My wife really thinks I should see a doctor, and I really think that would be a complete waste of my time and money - unless I feel that adding some toxic prescription will really make my life better. No thanks, think I'll look into alternatives, suggestions and/or just let my body work through it.
Not that I'm even considering that this means I need iodine - hell, maybe I'm mercury or lead deficient. Just providing my thoughts on why I've considered iodine supplementation and alternatives to what even folks here label "real medicine". I'm happy for those of you who feel you've benefitted from traditional western medicine. I feel I've largely been let down by it.