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Unconventional Claims

I laughed this week when I read Dr. Oz’s blog.  He said, “It’s always smart to have a wait-and-see attitude about unconventional health-bestowing claims. You’ll avoid losing money and your health.”

Who was saying that we should eat low fat diets?  Conventional medicine.  Who was saying that women should take premarin for menopause?  Conventional medicine.  And how many doctor’s photos did you see in advertisements in magazines in the 50’s and 60’s smoking their favorite brand?  And the President of the American Heart Association just had a heart attack following the diet they suggest.  If they give 100 people a statin, 1 person will be helped.  Thirty to forty people will be harmed.  This is the practice of conventional medicine.

Conventional medicine has taken society down many a wrong road.  I would rephrase that sentence and say, “It is always smart to have a wait-and-see attitude about health-bestowing claims.”

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