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    Default Why your doctor is ignorant

    Dr. William Davis
    November 17, 2019

    It’s a common complaint around here: “My doctor doesn’t know anything about health or nutrition, but only wants to prescribe drugs and procedures.”
    Statin cholesterol drugs, levothyroxine, “move more, eat less,” “everything in moderation,” “you don’t need to take iodine,” “your magnesium is fine,” “there’s no such thing as SIBO” . . . a seemingly endless list of virtual vacuums of knowledge among people who position themselves as experts but are nothing of the kind.
    ...The sophistication of dietary insights alone is something akin to the knowledge of a checkout clerk at Walmart, little better than the commercially-motivated advice that comes from the American Heart Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or the American Diabetes Association.

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    I've come to accept that most primary care physicians have not been educated in the field of nutrition. Medical schools barely scratch the surface on nutrition, focusing more on dispensing pharmaceutical drugs for what ails us. Not surprising given the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry on medical schools. On the other hand, naturopathic medicine is growing by leaps and bounds. According to, naturopaths are trained primary care physicians who attend 4-year accredited medical schools, specializing in diet and clinical nutrition, behavioral change, homeopathy, botanical medicine, pharmaceuticals, and more. Currently, 22 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico have licensing and/or registration procedures for naturopathic doctors. Another 12 states have legislation pending or preparing to license naturopaths. It's a growing field and it's where patients should turn when seeking "whole-person medical care." Certain insurances are beginning to provide coverage for a growing number of naturopathic services.

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