Friday, February 13, 2009

why we need education, education...

Our pursuit of health is our own and we need to be educated and walk in a manner that is safe and comfortable for ourselves. But it never ceases to amaze me how the conventional paradigm has brain washed the masses into a quiet obedience to whatever is suggested. Take this quote for example.

"And there's nothing wrong with meds, they're just as natural as anything else in the world, especially all this "probiotic" stuff." by John

Now I would never assert there is anything wrong with meds or ever even make such a statement. Being a licensed and board certified primary care physician with full prescriptive privileges I recognize their importance and place in health care when needed. I also wouldn't say that the "natural" stuff is always better. There is a time and place for everything.

I certainly wouldn't say that the pharm meds are as natural as the probiotics or herbal meds that I might recommend. I also would not claim that a synthetic dye is as natural as a sepia dye made from squid ink. It would only be foolishness or simple arrogance that would allow someone to make such a absurd comparison.

I have said this over and over again. It doesn't matter what we give or what we take in our pursuit of health... it only matters why we take it. It is the philosophy of healing that is at the heart of pure medicine. It is the patients and the physician's job to find their individual balance in that relationship. Good luck finding yours.

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