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Why are Doctors a Poor Choice for Nutritional Advice?

Aug 17, 2007
Medical doctors are educated and trained to look for disease, and to use pharmaceutical drugs as the treatment of choice. They receive almost no instruction in the nutritional aspects of disease prevention.

A 1999-2000 survey of 122 medical and osteopathic schools in the United States found that, in the 98 schools responding, only an average of between 6 and 30 hours of nutrition courses was required, including material integrated into other courses. The report noted that "exposure" to nutrition is required as part of the curriculum.

A 2000-01 survey of 116 medical schools reported that only 39 of the schools responding require a separate nutrition course. Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Spontaneous Healing, says that conventional doctors are "nutritionally illiterate."

After leaving medical school, doctors receive their ongoing education about the efficacy of new drugs from pharmaceutical company representatives, whose main objective is to convince doctors to sell their products.

Dr. Bruce Lipton notes that "medical doctors are caught between an intellectual rock and a corporate hard place," and calls them "pharmaceutical patsies."

Medical Thinking is Chemistry-Based

Conventional medicine, with its drug-treatment mindset, typically views the body only as a chemical entity. This thinking is 80 years out of date, and based on the Newtonian physics view that the universe is composed of matter. This completely ignores the energy factors of health proved by quantum physics since 1925.

All living things have living chemistry. Drugs contain no life, and are therefore incapable of creating life; in fact, they are often harmful. The pharmaceutical industry bombards the public via the media, urging people to "ask your doctor if this drug is right for you." Yet the same advertisements list multiple possible harmful side effects that may be experienced.

Meanwhile, there are increasing reports of illness and deaths caused by certain prescription drugs. A recent example is the drug Vioxx; usually prescribed as a pain reliever, it is reported to have caused 40,000 deaths in the United States and between 4,000 to 7000 in Canada.

The medical system is inseparably linked to the pharmaceutical industry and the use of drugs. The contradiction is that, even though drugs will make a healthy person sick, we expect a sick person to become healthy by taking drugs. It doesn't make sense.

It is interesting to note that while society as a whole perceives illicit drugs to be dangerous, we have been conditioned to accept the constant and extended use of pharmaceutical drugs as acceptable and supportive to the health of our bodies.

The truth is - all drugs are toxic.
About the Author
Ron Garner, BEd, MSc, is the author of "Conscious Health."
Now you can unravel the mystery of how the body operates, restore vitality, and learn how to live a long and healthy life the Natural way.
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