Because it takes 17 years for basic science research, and paradigm-shifting data to trickle into our doctor’s offices, medicine today is still operating on a one gene-one ill-one pill model. A model that should have been blown out of the water by the massive anti-climax that was sequencing the human genome. It’s Above the Genome
Drug Side Effects
The truth is that drugs can’t heal. And yet the primary approach to healing in modern health care is to treat symptoms with drugs. This is based on the erroneous belief that we are broken. We are machines that need calibrating and we need chemicals to feel better. But the evidence shows us that drugs can’t heal – and often, don’t even help.
Ignaz Semmelweiss, a 19th century Hungarian physician was beaten to death by asylum guards. He was committed there because he attempted to get obstetricians of the day to wash their hands before attending births (often coming from other surgical procedures and patient interactions). Despite a literature that supported the utility of this practice, doctors were
Thyroid Hormone and HDT In psychiatry, we have a long history of using high dose thyroid hormone as an “augmentation strategy” – often employed without even checking thyroid labs in the patient. As I recently discussed, “In both bipolar and unipolar depression, there have been six randomized, placebo-controlled trials conducted wherein thyroid hormone was used as
Kelly Brogan, MD, and Sayer Ji, Greenmedinfo.com A new study finds the chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature. Better safe than sorry, right? This is the logic that defines the grasp that the pharmaceutical company
Most women who have ever developed a post-antibiotic yeast infection are familiar with the now colloquial idea that antibiotics kill important regulatory bacteria. They think – I’ll just eat a little extra yogurt or maybe take a probiotic (to restore the changes to 87% of plasma metabolites!). It turns out that might not cut it.
I love community. As someone who listens for an inner voice of truth rather than adopting conventional mores, I am familiar with how lonely this type of intellectualism can be. For this reason and more, I am a huge supporter of the vision behind the Functional Forum created by my friends James Maskell and Gabe