I gotta take a break from this Facebook group…too many people passing me off with their small sided ignorance. Geezus.
This was my response to a post that basically said ‘if it’s natural, it’s snake oil, because there’s ‘no medical research’’
Had to shut him down good 😡
Fact: Multiple doctors *insisted* I start Statin Drugs due to high cholesterol. Fact: I refused, and after one month of taking 1,000mg daily of Cod Liver Oil Pills (Carlsons, which I bought on Amazon), I *dropped* my cholesterol over 100 points. My physician at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles has all my records and proof.
“No Medical Research” is the phrase used to dismiss anything that’s natural and therefore can’t be patented. Therefore, until non-profits start funding ‘research’ for natural products (there’s no money in researched non patentable items ), WE ARE THE MEDICAl RESEARCH. Groups like this one on Facebook, talking with each other, exchanging war stories, what worked, what didn’t, that’s how we learn and can help each other get through this.
If you read about the history of the medical field, then you know many medical practices that were considered ‘standard of care’ at the time, were later proven to be more harmful than doing nothing. Good doctors know this, wise patients know this too.
I agree there’s a time and a place for conventional medicine — and conventional medicine has saved my life *countless* times — but we also have to keep our minds open to other options available beyond ‘standard of care’, options that doctors may even believe could help but won’t officially recommend because of the legal structure/medical board rules they are bound to.
Thanks why it is so critical—for all us—to have a great relationship with our doctor. Your doctor should be your best friend. You should totally trust him or her, and **just as importantly** —your doctor should trust you—
Your doctor should trust that you understand the legal pressures they’re under, trust that you understand medicine is hard and they don’t have all the answers, and trust that just because there’s a complication, doesn’t mean the doctor made a mistake or did anything wrong. Trust is absolutely critical to getting the best medical care you can get.
If a doctor feels pressured, or corned (or they just don’t like you), the doctor will then just give you the party line — ie, the current standard of care — because sticking to the current standard of care means they’ll be protected if they get sued and they won’t lose their license. But if they trust you? Then, they might whisper that they once had a patient with high cholesterol who dropped it 100 points with Cod Liver Oil, so this patient avoided Statin drugs and all of the potential complications that can go along with taking Statins.
But a doctor is only going to whisper that knowledge if they absolutely and completely trust you.
My doctor? He now takes Cod Liver Oil himself, and he’s never taken an herb in his life. He saw for himself I didn’t change my diet or exercise or anything, I just took Cod Liver Oil. He was more shocked then I was.
‘Natural’ medicines do work. Yes there are scams -there are scams everywhere — but they do work. We just have to keep talking and listening to each other until someone gets around to funding the studies we need to ‘prove’ it. ❤️