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    Any advice on finding a broadminded MD?

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    Here's the background: I & my DH are college educated seniors with a bent to reading new science. In addition to eating well (I've lost a lot of weight and greatly improved my health with diet), we also use bioidentical hormones prescribed by an anti-aging doc in another city who we see twice yearly.
    Alas, our local doc thinks that we should be eating a low fat, "good grains" diet because our total cholesterols & LDLs are above "normal". He also thinks we should take a statin, which we have refused to his dismay. He is also disapproving of our seeing the anti-aging specialist, even though it has contributed to our wellness and well-being. He also feels we should be seen "regularly" (i.e. 3 moth intervals) in his office which we think is unnecessary since we are well. (I may be old-fashioned, but I grew up in a family where you saw a doctor if you were sick). We eat a primal diet 90% of the time, take supplements, workout w/weights 3x a week and walk on other days.
    While I think I have to dump this doc, I have little hope of finding someone local who will not give me the same CW lectures, yet I feel we really should have a local physician with hospital privileges in case of a serious illness or accident.
    How does one find such a doctor? Do they exist?

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    There is the paleo physicians network that you could start with Paleo Physicians Network.

    You could also to find a doctor that has training in functional medicine
    Institute for Functional Medicine.

    I found my current physician there and he recommends a diet of meat, veggies, bone broth, fruits, etc. Plus probiotics. Very paleo friendly!
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

    http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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    Thank you, Jammies. I will check out both of these sites. I really appreciate your response!

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