doctors

  1. Doctors often make decisions without evidence

    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.

  2. Doctors can be bought for the price of lunch

    Is your doc under the influence?

    Is your doctor for sale?

    He'll tell you he isn't. He might even believe it, too. But new research shows just how easy it is to get a physician to prescribe expensive drugs you don't even need.

    All it takes is a pizza!

    A new study finds that doctors are willing to push pricey name-brand drugs on their patients in exchange for the price of a cheap lunch.

    The new report finds that a meal of $20 or less in value, including pizza delivered to the office, will make a doc twice as likely to prescribe a name-brand drug... even when there's a cheap generic that'll do that job.

    Docs who get treated to more than one meal are THREE TIMES more likely to prescribe name-brand drugs -- and when they're given more meals and more expensive meals, the rate jumps even higher.

    It's not the meal alone that'll influence your doc, although it's part of it. It's human nature to feel like you "owe" someone when they give you something.

    But there's more to it than that.

    While a $20 lunch might not seem like much, it comes with the unspoken promise that playing ball with Big Pharma could lead to more and bigger treats down the road.

    Today, it's a lunch. Tomorrow, it could be a "medical conference" in Maui.

    The next day, it could even be a cushy side gig getting paid to deliver a set of pre-written talking points at "informational" meetings for other docs, or acting as a "consultant" to the company.

    It's like a pyramid scheme -- except instead of crashing down on your doc, this one comes tumbling down on YOU. Once your doc gets Big Pharma stars in his eyes, he stops making decisions about what's best for you and starts doing everything he can to push the corporate agenda.

    That's why it's critical to take yourself out of this endless loop of corruption and visit a doctor who isn't for sale.

    You won't find one at most mainstream practices. Whether it's with pizza lunches or high-price consulting gigs, doctors around the nation are quietly being bought out by Big Pharma sales reps.

    But there's one doc they won't touch, and that's your friendly neighborhood holistic physician.

    There's a quiet revolution brewing in America, right now, as more patients than ever before are breaking the Big Pharma chains and seeking the help of holistic doctors.

    On Sunday, I'll share with you the secret of how to break free yourself and turn to natural therapies based on gold-standard science instead of expensive new drugs based on pizza.

  3. The problem that's seven times worse than reported

    To err is human... but to make a potentially deadly mistake and consider it just another normal day on the job, you'd have to work in a hospital.
  4. The patient made me do it!

    CT scans, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds -- you name it, people are getting them far more often than necessary, leading to extra stress and excess treatments. And in the case of those CT scans and X-rays, patients are being dosed with high levels of radiation for no reason at all.
  5. Why you should never trust 'doctor's orders'

    In reality, most doctors follow the guidelines issued by the major medical associations -- and that means some of the biggest decisions he makes about you and your health are based on badly biased information.
  6. Dirty docs don't wash hands

    Doctors are so smart most of them must've skipped a grade -- and that grade was probably kindergarten. How else can you explain the fact that they still haven't figured out how to wash their hands?
  7. Why your doctor needs more sleep

    How sharp would you be after 28 hours without sleep? If your answer is "not very," you're like most people. Doctors are like most people, too, once you take away the white coats, stethoscopes, and medical degrees -- but they're routinely scheduled for those infamous 28-hour shifts during their residencies.
  8. Wake-up call for surgeons

    Picture this: You're about to go under the knife for a non-emergency procedure, and just as you're given the anesthesia, the surgeon delivers a quick message: "Umm... I know this probably isn't the best time to mention this, but I was up all night doing emergency work and I am plum tuckered out."

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