Medical Doctors only know about medical health care, they weren't trained in wellness.
Medical doctors were only trained in medical health care and illness.
For example (from a medical reference):
Osteoarthritis may be categorized as primary, meaning the principal cause is unknown. However, excess weight and genetics also contribute to predisposition. Or the disease may be categorized as secondary, originating from trauma, such as a blow or injury, or a recognizable disease process, such as hemophilia. Some scientists believe primary osteoarthritis begins with repeated minor injuries. The cartilage is able to repair itself for a time, but eventually this effort fails.
Wellness advocates concentrate on alternative therapies.
For example (from an alternative reference):
Osteoarthritis is the label given for symptoms of loss of bone and bone density. Loss of bone and density is scientifically directly linked to a mineral deficiency of Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D and in some cases, Boron. Replacing these nutrients will re-build bone and density.
If you take that information to a physician, he cannot act on it. It goes against the "Standards of Care" determined by the medical industry. Those standards primarily call for prescribing medications for symptoms.
Here's how to change your health story when you are following a physician's advice. Tell them what you are doing and ask them to monitor your condition(s).
If they say you can't, get a 2nd (alternative) opinion. Then, get one who will work with you. They actually work FOR you don't they? You pay them, you pay insurance companies, and you pay out-of-pocket for whatever isn't covered.
Start to take charge. Open your mind to options outside of medical health care, especially since those in the medical field are starting to do the same.
This study was reported November, 2007 in the news:
A Healthcare Professionals Impact study found that 79% of American physicians and 82% of nurses recommend dietary supplements to their patients. In addition to that, 72% of physicians and 89% of nurses, take supplements, which is more than 68% percent of adults who report they take them.
Of the physicians who use supplements, 85% recommend them to their patients; and of those physicians who do not use supplements, 62 percent% still recommend them!
Many 'baby boomers' (1946-1964) are impacting this journey and making a real difference because they want to age well!
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