In today’s typical medical practice, the physician only peels off one layer. For example, when someone has depression, the doctor presumes there’s a chemical imbalance, and attempts to correct the immense complexity of the brain with a single pill. However, the physician must keep peeling layers, keep asking why and form a hypothesis. Then testing those hypotheses with lab tests and patient history.
Depression could be due to a B12 deficiency caused by acid-blockers, mercury toxicity, lead toxicity, vitamin-D deficiency from lack of sun-exposure, lack of sleep or lack of omega-3 fatty acids. Clearly if the depression is caused by one of these factors, giving Prosac is never going to cure the patient.
The practice of medicine is a form of science, yet today’s medical practice has been monopolized by drug industries. These industries finance medical education, they own medical journals, and fund studies to result in outcomes that favor their products. As a result, the practice of medicine is no longer an unbiased, scientific study. It is controlled by money–drug money.
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine”
-Dr. Marcia Angell, M.D.
-Professor at Harvard Medical School
-Board Certified Pathologist
-First woman to serve as editor and chief of The New England Journal of Medicine