People in the medical field realize that there is so much conflicting information that you can't possibly know what is correct. Back when the goal was just gaining knowledge it was different but at some point some scientists and some doctors were bought and paid for by vested interest groups. For example, the cereal industry forks over a huge sum of money to a struggling, formerly well-respected research institution to find proof of their hypothesis that cereal is wonderful and they supply it. They ask a few people who are hundred if they ate cereal and they did and voila, people who eat cereal live longer. They don't check to see that these people walked 2 hours a day, ate tons of fruits and veggies, and never smoked. It is not how the scientific method works but it's good for the research institution and the cereal industry.. People who like cereal and want to eat it go to their favorite internet quack site and embrace the cereal is king mentality. We are often to blame as well. We see what we want to see instead of the truth.
I take as few meds as possible. And I'm not a huge fan of supplements. Especially not a fan of statins. They may be good for certain people but I knew we were in to ruble the minute I started reading that they were recommending them for almost everyone and that doctors were going on cruises if they subscribed enough of them.
Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 5/24/2013 (10:18)
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