The sad thing is that very few doctors are in the business of healing people. Their hands are tied by pharmaceutical and insurance companies, not to mention the government. That's why when you go to a doctor for treatment, the main course of action is to either give you a drug or cut off some part of your bodyand that's modern medicine in a nutshell.
Keep in mind that doctors do not have a monopoly on knowledge and common sense. They fall for medical and dietary fads just like everyone else.
Case in point: Do you slather gallons of sunscreen on your kids before sending them outside to play? If you do, it's probably because your doctor warned you of the risks of skin cancer. He or she may have even shown you disgusting pictures of what melanoma can do to your skin.
Unfortunately, that sunscreen you were told was absolutely necessary just may be doing more harm than good. Consider this article from The Independent:
A growing body of evidence in recent years has shown that lack of vitamin D may have lethal effects. Heart disease, lung disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis are among the conditions in which it is believed to play a vital role. The vitamin is also essential for bone health and protects against rickets in children and osteoporosis in the elderly.Believe it or not, this medical "discovery" is old news to those who operate outside the mainstream. There are some who have known this for years.
Vitamin D is made by the action of sunlight on the skin, which accounts for 90 per cent of the body's supply. But the increasing use of sunscreens and the reduced time spent outdoors, especially by children, has contributed to what many scientists believe is an increasing problem of vitamin D deficiency.
Dr. Joseph Mercola points out that sunblock might actually increase your risk for skin cancer: "Although most sunblocking agents seem to prevent burning, they are not very good at blocking the UVA that causes skin cancer. Unfortunately, they are effective at blocking UVB, the wavelengths our bodies need to produce vitamin D."
Dr. William Campbell Douglass agrees. He notes: "A deficiencynot an excessof full-spectrum sunlight is what's clearly linked to melanoma."
Naturally, doctors like Mercola and Douglass are considered quacks by the medical establishment. They are fringe extremists who are just using scare tactics to sell more books.
But are mainstream doctors any better? Remember, they graduated from the same schools of higher learning that teach that we humans evolved from single-cell organisms purely by chance, that global warming is a scientific fact and that pumping toxic chemicals into our water supply is vital for good health.
I'm not saying that doctors don't know what they're talking about or that we should never listen to them. What I am saying is that you should keep an open mind when it comes to your health. Don't just assume your doctor knows everything. When you consider that nearly 100,000 people die every year as a result of medical errors, a small dose of skepticism might actually be good for you.