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 and I shared from there.

About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, 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 mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some 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. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. 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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