January 28, 2015
[align=justify]There can never be any serious health reform until orthomolecular medicine is accepted as a mainstream way of managing the healthcare of Americans. Many of the critics of orthomolecular medicine say this form of therapeutic nutrition is based on anecdotal cases. Just like the late Abram Hoffer PhD, MD has stated numerous times [highlight=#ffff00][highlight=#ffff00]“there is no evidence that anecdotal information is any less accurate then clinical information.”[/highlight][highlight=#ffff00]These same critics of orthomolecular medicine always fail to acknowledge that The Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress estimated that fewer than 30% of the procedures currently used in conventional medicine have been rigorously tested. Karen Koffler MD an internal-medicine specialist is quoted as saying “the notion that everything allopathic medicine does is backed up by evidence is nonsense. We put patients on Heparin, a blood thinning medication, after a heart attack. No one, as far as I’ve found, has rigorously tested that, and we’ve been doing it forever.”[/highlight] [/highlight] Anecdotal evidence is a basically uncontrolled clinical observation which provides a reason why a certain treatment protocol is successful or not. These uncontrolled clinical observations provide the impetus for the gathering of clinical data, and if done correctly will provide a scientific explanation why or why not a particular treatment is effective.
The vast majority of diseases should be managed in more affordable ways, based on Orthomolecular medicine which relies on optidoses (optimal doses) of vitamins which enhances the human body’s natural capacity for healing and uses inexpensive, low tech methods to manage most common diseases. The $65,000 question is why don’t the insurance companies endorse orthomolecular medicine as a means to lower healthcare spending? Just like Andrew Saul PhD has said many times [highlight=#ffff00]“good health makes a lot of sense but it does not make a lot of dollars.”[/highlight][/align]
September 24, 2015
The FDA & drug companies will not endorse vitamins & natural remedies, some think, because they cannot make money from them. Keeping people in poor health dependent on drugs is a big, money-making business. I have a book about orthomolecular medicine & others like it saved on my Amazon wish list. For example, I have read how some mental health disorders are exacerbated or even caused by food or chemical sensitivities & how the intestinal flora in our bowels even regulates our moods. I personally know of several people who only experienced panic attacks after prolonged bowel problems like diarrhea from IBS or Celiac disease. Some even advocate taking probiotics for your mood. As a nurse, the more I learn about the human body, the more I realize how much I do not know & how complex it is. The more I learn about drug companies & even the medical community, the more I think it is all about the money to be made off of the sick.
January 28, 2015
I profusely apologize for the late reply. I couldn't agree with you more on your comments. I just wish there were more people like you who have a career in conventional medicine. It takes a lot of courage to have the views you have in the environment you are working in. Your a very brave person.
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