Doctors versus You. Who is Better at Curing You?

I watched two very interesting videos today. Both perfectly align with my thoughts on the title of the website: clueless doctors. It is not so much that they are clueless–albeit many really are–but  rather that they are helpless.

Quick: name one medication that cures any illness:___________________

If you cannot name one, nor can any doctor. So if doctors prescribe medications that do not cure your disease, what the heck are the medications for and why do we go to see a doctor anyway? Granted, on those occasions when you break a bone or need a surgery, yes, those may be “cures” but note those are not medicines. We do not have any medicine that cures an illness. What medicines take away are our symptoms until our bodies heal themselves.

The video above is by a doctor describing that doctors can only treat symptoms and why. All medicines treat only symptoms.

Medicines that may actually cure, like for example a new drug for Hepatitis C that was just FDA approved, are impossible to pass by the medical industry because of their price. And they are so expensive because once you are cured, you won’t need them anymore! So they must include in the price of each drug the cost of losing you as a future patient as well!

Here is another video, this one from TEDx, in which the doctor explains if medicine is really helping you or killing you.

I think medicines do more harm than good. I will enjoy your thoughts and comments!

Both videos are posted originally on http://failuretolisten.com/2014/04/06/wtf-is-wrong-with-medicine-tedx/ and I shared from there.

About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain, electrolyte homeostasis, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage gated channels that modulate electrolytes and voltage in the brain, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other related variants, such as the MTHFR variants of the B vitamin methylation process and many others. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings after treating over 4000 migraineurs world wide, all ages and both genders, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know and also hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide". Due out in the summer of 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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