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Jan
01-15-2003, 08:28 AM
To Live Longer MD Recommends Avoiding MDs

As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone.

Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio. Most surgery is unnecessary and most textbooks of medicine are inaccurate and deceptive. Almost every disease is said to be idiopathic (without known cause) or genetic although this is untrue. In short, our
mainstream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal.
The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be. A.Greenberg, M.D.

:p :angel:

Rhea
01-15-2003, 04:50 PM
lol, Jan! There are crackpots in every field, and doctors are no exception. I had a very bad experience with a specialist once which I later related to my GP who remarked, "Just because some guy's wearing a white lab coat doesn't mean he isn't a total <expletive deleted> you know!"

So what was the pinhead trying to sell you, anyway? :D

Jan
01-15-2003, 05:34 PM
It wasn't spam :D A friend thought it was amusing and passed it on :p

Czar
01-15-2003, 10:40 PM
As much as I admire Mr Greenberg's sentiment, I think western medicine has been given an undeserving bad rap in recent years.

Sure, there are a large number of GPs who would rather hand out endless streams of antibiotics that put us all at risk long-term than offer a model through which a patient can exercise the right lifestyle changes to avoid a particular ailment, just so that he can make it to the country club a few minutes sooner. On the flipside, though, there has been a recognition of the failures of some in the profession during the 80s and 90s, and changes are underway.

This may have been brought about partially through economic constriction and litigation (which has, for example, seen many practices in Oz abolish the bulk billing process in which the govt assumed the full tab whenever one of its citizens visited the doctor), and a crack-down on benefits handed to doctors for prescribing certain brands of medication. But just as strongly, there has been a sincere shift in the way medicos consider their profession and their patients. Many who would have handed out drugs five years ago will now dish out invaluable (but largely common-sense) health, activity and nutritional advice instead when dealing with simple ailments such as colds, minor infections, muscular aches and pains, obesity, etc, etc.

I'm definitely biased on this issue, since there are six doctors in my family (we're freaks), but I'm confident that western medicine has made a polar shift in direction during the past five years or so, and that a visit to the doctor every now and then is in fact likely to do more good than harm.

2 good-natured cents.