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Does anyone feel like when we prove that we are right, someone needs to be responsible?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 17, 2013 at 2:30 AM

If we combine all the suffering caused by lies about nutrition, and how fast people recover once the body is allowed to heal, someone needs to start answering for the misinformation. Be it the food industry, or the medical establishments not checking the facts.

Honestly after all these years, I've NEVER been helped by a single visit to a Doctor except for surgery/procedure related stuff. Diagnostic wise, never any help besides the internet. I basically had to pay for them to shrug their shoulders or laugh at me for my ideas of what could be wrong with me, not providing any answers themselves. The best visits were when I could actually get a test out of them that I wanted.

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on March 17, 2013
at 06:11 PM

When I was diagnosed "pre-diabetic" and also a candidate for a statins.... I refused medications. I decided to take the "diet approach". It has taken me a few years to develop a good idea of what works & what doesn't.... I even bought a blood sugar meter on ebay and tested the effects of various foods & meals. I now "know" how to eat right to minimize by blood sugar response.

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on March 17, 2013
at 04:24 AM

Some guides are as blind as those they lead.

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:59 AM

It is your life to fix or screw up. A doctor is a guide not a prosthetic device.

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on March 17, 2013
at 02:36 AM

I generally just use doctors for ordering labs and then I totally ignore any recommendations or thoughts they might have afterward. I buttered up my lipids, took my total cholesterol to almost 400 and then cut it in half and my doctor didn't ask me how I did it. Were I her, I would have taken copious notes and tried to turn the fellow into a case-study of some sort.

But yeah, I've never walked away from a doctor's office thinking that they did a good job. Just walk in for 3 minutes, try to fight with me (on behalf of the insurance companies) about which labs I want, if something's out of whack try to peddle some drugs, and back out the door.

I'm sure good ones exist, I just have never met any. And to be fair, I've never had a serious problem.

Oh, and to answer your question, I don't think we need to start buying lumber for a gallows just yet. If you accept that your nutrition and health are in your hands and that auto-pilot leads to an early grave, it's much easier to navigate these interactions.

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on March 17, 2013
at 03:59 AM

It is your life to fix or screw up. A doctor is a guide not a prosthetic device.

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on March 17, 2013
at 04:24 AM

Some guides are as blind as those they lead.

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:47 PM

Yes, I agree with the others; you must be responsible for your own body.

I haven't had the best experience with physicians, either. They put me on pills that actually made my condition worse with the idea that they'd just experiment with different prescriptions, combinations, and dosages until they got it right, disregarding the disastrous effects that the medications were causing.

It was MY responsibility to be all "HELL NO" and stop taking their pills and their dietary recommendations of eating toast and crackers to settle my nausea.

Things aren't perfect, but they're a whole lot better. Use doctors for what they are good for - trauma and lab tests. Use your mind for what it's good for - observing your own body and environment, processing that information, and making decisions in your own best interests.

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:17 PM

I just try to focus on the positives and let punishment or retribution be someone else's concern.

When someone notices the fact that I've lost nearly 30 lbs of fat, gained muscle & look younger is a span of 8 months. I start the conversation about diet.

If they are interested in learning I offer my knowledge & experience...if not, the conversation shifts. Based on my success, my goal is "one person at a time".

I totally agree with Stephan & AxialGentleman's POV.... we are responsible for our own health, the information is available.

Question authority, be skeptical, do your homework.

F291857fa12a0291688ea994343156dc

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on March 17, 2013
at 06:11 PM

When I was diagnosed "pre-diabetic" and also a candidate for a statins.... I refused medications. I decided to take the "diet approach". It has taken me a few years to develop a good idea of what works & what doesn't.... I even bought a blood sugar meter on ebay and tested the effects of various foods & meals. I now "know" how to eat right to minimize by blood sugar response.

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on March 17, 2013
at 05:31 AM

I know people who have been through medical school, and I work with medical researchers. They are mostly nice people who are driven to reduce human suffering. Many of them get sucked into an unhealthy, interventionist, unnatural medical paradigm, but I don't think we should be putting together a lynch mob for them.

I've also seen doctors who are arrogant, ignorant, and don't even try to talk to their patients. They deserve to lose their jobs and leave the field in disgrace, but I think the best way to do that will probably be to make reviews of doctors and information from patients more widely available and transparent.

I do have a special place in my heart for agribusiness lobbyists and advertisers who know the truth about their products but use lies and bribery to maintain their business. Specifically, it's the part of my heart that deeply hopes they go to hell.

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on March 17, 2013
at 04:23 AM

Imo it's not anyone's responsibility to do what's best for you, except for you. If anyone should be held responsible it's the general population for allowing such atrocities. Not the doctors, for going to school and practicing what they were taught. Not big pharma for turning a profit. The individual for accepting other people's views without giving it the critical thought it deserves.

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