Friday, August 30, 2013

A Sad Joke

The conventional wisdom in evidence based medicine seems to be: "The Earth is flat."

And the reaction by the complementary/alternative/naturopath/whatever crowd is: "No, no, no, you got it all wrong, the Earth is hollow."

And the sad joke is: The "flat earthers" have the evidence on their side.

I said it before and I say it again: There was no real progress in medical science in the last five decades, except in a few pockets. Sure, surgery got better. And with CT and MRI we have now wonderful tools. But were is the tangible result of decades of cancer research, decades of molecular-biological research? Why haven't they figured out MS yet? The record for cardiovascular disease is horrible. As well as that for obesity and diabetes. And don't get me started on the lack of knowledge in medical science about evolutionary aspects of nutrition.

A sad joke indeed.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Doctors Who Mislead – Are There Any Other?

"I have apologized for some of the earlier reporting because I think, you know, we've been terribly and systematically misled in this country for some time," Gupta told Piers Morgan on CNN. "And I did part of that misleading."
No sweat, Gupta, I expect nothing but false and misleading words from an medical doctor – so do carry on spreading your misleading words.

It's not that I hate science – as a matter of fact, science is the only way to discover the true nature of our reality, and I dearly love science. It is just the scientists…

Most scientists seem to have forgotten that the matter of the game is to find out how reality works, and not to advocate their ill-thought-out biases, and go claiming everywhere that this is "science". (And in the case of marijuana that is true for both sides of the debate – plenty of wishful thinking going around.)

Especially the field of medicine and medical research is a cesspool in my not so humble opinion. You could go an shoot every second medical doctor and shoot every second medical researcher (plus all journalists reporting on medicine), and no ill effect would be noticeable in the general population.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Are Aphthous Ulcers caused by Cereal Grains?

This I have ventured into the unexplored lands of nutrition and disease, I have had almost no more aphthous ulcers. I the last year I had maybe three times:
  • In December 2012, when I ate cookies containing grains and egg
  • In April 2013, after eating dairy and bread
  • Now (August 2013) after eating bread
So the common theme seems to be cereal grains causing my mouth ulcers – not eggs, and not dairy. Finding out what causes my ulcers is more difficult than the cause of my acne: In the case of acne, I get an reaction within 6 to 12 hours, and this happened almost every time. But with ulcers, it is a bit different: when I ate bread and dairy daily, I would go one month, two month, maybe three month between an ulcer outbreak. I have seen a clear reduction after going to eat "low carb" Atkins, but nutrition is so much than just "carbs", so much more I did not know to look out.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Are Migraines Caused By The Liver?

I just had an epiphany:
What if the headache from an migraine is the same thing as the headache from an post-alocohol hangover? What if actually it is a problem in the liver that is causing headaches in both cases?


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