Why the Modern Medical System Sucks
The reason most doctors are incompetent and how to find real cures through great doctors.
I’ve had various health issues over the years – who hasn’t? From annoyingly-persistent rashes to migraines (check out my tips for migraines), I felt as though I couldn’t escape my various health issues. The many doctors and specialists I saw in NYC kept pushing ineffective and often dangerous prescriptions at me to merely mask my symptoms, but not to cure the underlying cause.
Dermatologists: Botox, Botox, and More Botox
I found that dermatologists nowadays –even the ones who say they practice medical dermatology (ie. they claim to treat a lot of rashes)– actually spend the vast majority of their time creating their own gimmicky skin care lines, and pumping fillers or Botox into people’s faces. Why? Because it’s far more profitable and there’s incredible demand. The problem is, all these cosmetic procedures simply leave no time for learning about actual medical issues like rashes or skin conditions.
Doctors perspective: Why bother finding the root cause of something when it’s so much effort and so unprofitable for me and my big-pharma pals??
Big Pharma Bribes & Laziness
The formula is really quite simple. The problem is that natural healing methods don’t make any money for the drug industry. In fact the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA 287: 6 12-6 17, 2002) documented how over 87% of physicians who make up the panels of “experts” who determine the practice guidelines for medicine receive compensation from the drug industry.
In my experience, the vast majority of doctors simply have no idea how to look for the root cause of health issues. Instead of being curious and reading the latest (non-big-pharma-pushed) research and articles, the majority of doctors stop reading up on medical issues after med school and rely on big pharma reps to give them their info.
The bubbly, big-breasted, college-aged big pharma reps then reward them with African safaris and luxury golf trips when they sell enough of their pills. Whether the patient may, or may not, benefit –or be harmed– by taking them, has become more of an afterthought.
And that’s why, after seeing about 30 doctors, dermatologists and specialists (including a neurologist and a dermatologist who teaches at Columbia U) over the course of a year, I ended up with a bunch of prescription products that did me no good (in fact, several creams thinned my skin and one painkiller almost killed me, but that’s another story).
So after all those specialists and modern western medicine, I still had a rash and migraines. Why? Because I had yet to discover the healing wonders of naturopathic medicine.
What is naturopathic medicine? Basically, instead of putting a bandaid on the symptoms with a prescription (which is likely to cause even more problems), the holistic approach is to do tests and use natural supplements to figure out the actual root cause of the health issues. ie. WHY do I have a rash? What is causing it?… and then treat the cause, instead of the symptoms.
- The differences between naturopathic and integrative doctors (and why you should go to one).
- My picks for the best naturopathic and integrative doctors in NYC, and how they fixed me.