Does your doc treat mainstream guidelines like gospel?
I just don't get it.
Mainstream docs claim to rely on science -- and yet they'll thumb their noses at any natural therapy, even when it's backed by gold-standard research.
Now, the latest research exposes how what they say and what they do are actually do very different things.
It turns out the most common treatments they offer -- the decisions they make every single day -- aren't backed by solid scientific evidence AT ALL!
Researchers carefully examined 721 topics from the medical reference used by mainstream family docs. That's what they rely on every single day to make decisions about everything from common conditions such as arthritis and pregnancy to life-or-death situations such as heart disease.
To many mainstream docs, this may as well be their Bible.
But this one's a false religion -- because the analysis finds that FOUR out of every FIVE treatment guidelines have no sound science backing them up.
In many cases, the researchers found only weak to moderate evidence -- AT BEST.
And barely half -- just 51 percent -- had guidelines based on outcomes reported by patients, despite the fact that those are the outcomes that matter most.
A patient will tell you when he's feeling better or worse. A patient will tell you when he's had side effects and what they were.
But 49 percent of the studies used in those guidelines skipped those measures completely and relied solely on numbers from a lab that measure things like cholesterol and blood sugar.
Basing any medical recommendation on something that hasn't worked on a patient is like cooking recipes that no one's ever actually tasted!
Sure, it should work, IN THEORY. But it doesn't always work out that way.
Call it one more reason to never... never... take anything for granted, even in your own doctor's office.
Ask questions. Be a bit of a pest. If your doc has any confidence in himself and his decisions, he won't mind at all.
He'll welcome it -- because GOOD doctors want their patients to be engaged in their health.
So, ask why he wants you to follow a certain treatment... what the evidence shows... and whether you might face risks and side effects (and which ones, while you're at it).
And most importantly of all, always ask about your other options -- including nondrug treatments and natural therapies.
If he's not willing to talk about them or dismisses them all out of hand... if he's the type to turn up his nose at natural medicine... it may be time to get a second opinion from a skilled holistic medical doctor who relies on science and not the flimsy false evidence that makes up more than 80 percent of mainstream medical decisions.