Medical Authorities Have The Authority…
‘Violence, and evil, doesn’t always come dressed in black, and it doesn’t always look like Charles Manson. Nor does it always come to us as obvious and arrogant…Often it comes to us with the simple plea to be reasonable.’ Derrick Jensen, A Language Older Than Words
‘When we ask a question and find an answer, we are changed. Thinking with learning is a developmental process. But many people learn at an early age not to question. This changes the nature of subsequent learning and brain development.’ Ray Peat PhD
Making sense of personal experiences concerning health and improving or worsening disease symptoms can be complicated and confusing at the best of times.
The situation becomes more difficult whenever medical explanations and treatment methodologies are influenced more by economic and political motivations than by knowledge arising from a genuine study of biological or metabolic disease processes.
Questions regarding diagnosis and related treatments are often met with vague references to “accepted” belief systems, proven by complicated statistical interpretations, and validated with government recommendations and marketing.
Contradictory results and explanations found in high-quality experiments performed by experienced and qualified scientists often get disregarded or discounted and labelled as “alternative science”.
Accounts from large numbers of people having negative experiences with medications, dietary recommendations, and other treatments get commonly met with disbelief.
It’s popular to refer to people as “outliers”, reducing the significance of the experiences of those who have suffered because of harmful or ineffective treatments.
Often, people get told their symptoms (which make sense due to chronic metabolic stress exposure) are exaggerated or even imaginary. Then, it gets confirmed with inaccurate, misleading, and often misinterpreted blood test results.
If you repeatedly get told by medical authorities that your experiences are not valid, this has a harmful psychological and physiological impact. For example, it can worsen learned helplessness-type symptoms of depression and anxiety and interfere with healing or recovery.
Many practitioners are doing the best they can with the information available. Still, it probably isn’t a stretch to say some have buried their head in the sand, ignoring easily accessible scientific studies, which provide good reasons to question current treatments. A quick search through online scientific journals can begin an investigation.
Decades worth of experiments conducted by qualified scientists in biology and physiology should motivate at least questioning “accepted” belief systems regarding the causes of and protections against disease.
Included in readily available science are findings regarding the significance of cholesterol levels concerning thyroid function. And different fatty acids (PUFAs, for example) and their impact on cellular behaviour. The biological importance of sugar and salt. And the effect of rising exposure to stress hormones, including serotonin, estrogen, cortisol, nitric oxide, lactic acid and more.
These subjects and many others can interact to help provide physiological justifications for using specific safer medications, dietary guidelines, and other treatments.
The fact that so much scientific information on these and other related subjects is readily available and contradicts the so-called consensus should lead to increased caution when making decisions regarding treatments for health issues. It is especially true if there is good quality evidence questioning the validity of the premises on which they get built.
Maybe it’s unfair to expect practitioners of healing arts to be able to provide solutions for every possible health issue, but is it too much to ask that reasonable alternate views get considered?
It would be an improvement if doctors and other qualified health professionals were allowed or even encouraged to question the information provided to them by medical organisations. Perhaps not for those who profit the most.
Taking patients’ inquiries seriously concerning their symptoms and experiences should always make sense, as this can only improve the ability to make a proper diagnosis. It is also true that when a patient feels their story got heard and their suffering is understood, there is more healing potential.
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