Re: Fantastic News Today! (doctors & nutrition) by meire ..... Ask Barefoot Herbalist
Date: 2/21/2006 3:14:05 AM ( 17 years ago ago)
Kimber my prayers are with you and your family at this time... i hope its only good news from here onwards. I'm in Ireland and our doctors are even worse when it comes to nutrition and any form of natural health... i wont start on a huge rant about it because i'll never stop! the food pyramid that is still on the walls of doctors surgeries and our childrens classrooms puts refined 'white' grain products in the same category as unrefined wholefoods, and nuts and vegetable oils in the same category as sweets and sugar....... I've had many arguments with my doctors about taking a more natural approach - most recently has been the psychologist who was treating my then 11 year old son and who was unaware of the fact that certain foods supply certain amino acids which the body then makes into certain neurotransmitters.... the woman didnt know how we make serotonin folks...... she told me that nutrition plays no part in mental health and then spent the summer pressuring me to put my child on an unlicensed adult antidepressant with a black box warning (needless to say I did not medicate my son). This is just one incident in a very long line.
Sorry for rambling, I guess what I'm trying to say is, DON'T listen to these doctors, their word is not gospel and their training is biased in favour of the pharmaceutical companies (and in many cases sponsored and funded by them). Some of them know no better, and some of them know exactly what theyre doing and do it anyway. Don't give in to them Kimber and please try to help your daughter to understand this too.
Have you read this book - What doctors don't tell you by Lynne MgTaggart
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