I’m constantly researching ways to get and stay healthy. I’m amazed at all the contradictions and misinformation we need to sort through.
Studies have been ignored, nutritional training in med schools has been minimal at best. There are some doctors, however, who are speaking out. For example…
Just today Dr. Eric Berg shared an article that was full of half-truths, explaining where it went off course. It’s no wonder we’re confused.
Dr. Jason Fung, the best-selling author of “The Obesity Code” and “The Diabetes Code,” explained that in all his years of medical school and in his specialty field training there were only 4 lectures on nutrition. Four!
Dr. Mark Hyman is another best-selling author and the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. I’m taking a training course he just created dealing with health vs sick care. If you go to your doctor and have migraines, IBS, eczema, and depression, you’re likely to get prescriptions for 4 different things or even be sent to 4 specialists. You’re being given a band-aid on the symptoms without finding the cause.
Imagine a car mechanic diagnosing your engine based on what noises he hears, and not even lifting the hood to see what might be going on.
Blood tests come back and you are pronounced “normal.” Perhaps the tests weren’t even covering what might be the cause of the other symptoms. Most doctors are excellent at acute care or major issues like broken bones. They haven’t been trained to look at the entire body system to find the cause of the isolated symptoms. Doctors have to rush through their appointments due to time constraints from the insurance companies.
Dr. Hyman calls it “Name it, blame it, tame it” – with prescriptions.
Some conditions, like type 2 and prediabetes, autoimmune, heart disease, intestinal issues and more, may take years wreaking havoc in our bodies before they even show up on a lab report. But there are niggling symptoms that might have been caught early on. The body is a system with mini-systems throughout. They interact and are not isolated parts to be treated without understanding how it affects other parts of our body.
There is a better way, and it’s slowly making its way through the medical system to give us better answers. You should work in partnership with doctors, nutritionists, and health advocates to achieve and keep better health.
That’s where my passion is – helping people like you discover the truth and overcome the hype. Then plan and create the rest of your healthy life, not the end of your life. You can have a great lifestyle, not a difficult life sentence.