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 in relation to health and the improvement or worsening of disease symptoms, can be complicated and confusing at the best of times.
The situation is made more difficult whenever medical explanations and treatment methodologies are influenced more by economic and political motivations, than by knowledge arising out of a genuine study of biological or metabolic disease processes.
Questions with regards to 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, are 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.
Many times people are told that their symptoms, which can be explained as the result of chronic metabolic stress exposure, are exaggerated or even imaginary. This gets confirmed with inaccurate, misleading, and very often misinterpreted blood test results.
If you are repeatedly told by medical authorities that your experiences are not valid, this has a harmful psychological and physiological impact, which 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 to them, but 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 carried out by qualified scientists in the fields of biology and physiology should provide the motivation to at least question ‘accepted’ belief systems regarding the causes of and protections against disease.
Included in easily available science are findings regarding: the significance of cholesterol levels in relationship to thyroid function; different fatty acids (PUFAs for example) and their impact upon cellular behavior; the biological importance of sugar and salt; the impact 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 the use of certain safe medications as well as dietary guidelines and other treatments.
The fact that there is so much scientific information on these and other related subjects readily available contradicting the so called consensus, should lead to increased caution when making decisions regarding treatments for health issues, especially if there is good quality evidence questioning the validity of the premises they are built upon.
Maybe it’s unfair to expect practitioners of healing arts to be able to provide solutions for every conceivable health issue, but is it too much to ask that alternate reasonable views be considered.
Surely 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 organizations. Perhaps not for those who profit the most.
It should always make sense to take the inquiries of patients in relation to their symptoms and related experiences seriously, as this can only improve the ability to make a proper diagnosis. It is also true that when a patient feels their story has been heard and their suffering has been understood, there is greater potential for healing.
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