There was an inspiring story
in the Daily Beast last week that
many of you forwarded to us.
We posted a link to the piece (look
to your left).
Doctors should never be made
irrelevant, as the headline
suggests. We will always need
doctors. However, the article does
exhibit how when doctors open their
minds, they can reap the rewards.
The piece explains how a doctor put
her Multiple Sclerosis into
remission through diet and lifestyle
changes, after all conventional
treatments were ineffective.
The funny thing is that the doctor
talks about diet and lifestyle like
she discovered gold. Check
out the eating style she followed.
When Doctors Don't Listen.
A gentleman came to see us last fall
after it was suggested that he have
a portion of his sigmoid colon
removed for multiple acute attacks
of diverticulitis. He was desperate
to see if diet and lifestyle changes
could save him from surgery.
The gentleman followed Bonnie's
advice to the letter. Last week, he
shared the wonderful news that his
recent colonoscopy results were all
The doctors did not ask what he did
to achieve such a miraculous result.
When our client offered up the fact
that he just changed his diet,
lifestyle, and took some
supplements, the surgeon said
"that's impossible." To add insult
to injury, he suggested that our
client still have the colon surgery.
It is this lack of open-mindedness
and empathy that frustrates
patients. We hear similar stories
frequently from our clients.
Our advice is continue to educate
your health professionals, even if
they don't seem to hear you.
Eventually, they will come around.
We are seeing this first-hand in the
We would love to hear your story.
Email us if you wish to share.