[ExI] Evidence-based medicine lacks solid supporting evidence
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 20:00:07 UTC 2015
Something to ease your worries: there seems to be some evidence that
radiation insults can have beneficial effects. Supposedly, they stress the
body causing a Herut reaction -- in similar fashion to how eating plants
does the same.
Thanks, but I'm not worried. I quit that long ago. Physicians killed my
mother and father and may kill me.
But without them I would have been dead 20 years ago, so, what can you do?
Thomas Jefferson died of dehydration from diarrhea the same day three
physicians bled him.
For the record, I am grateful, but I do try to research everything as much
as possible and won't put up with any 'Oh just do what I say' crap from
physicians. Any smart patient has caught them in errors.
On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 1:06 PM, Dan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 17, 2015, at 9:27 AM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 10:36 AM, Dan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I recall reading that you can take any physician in the world at any
>> time in history and he has seen things that no other doctor has seen.
> So - human variability, whether genetically, in their diet, place of
> living (smog city?), and so on, is so great that all a physician can do is
> to do what others do, which is to hope that all other factors don't matter,
> just as we assume that the independent variable in
>> an experiment is all that matters between the two groups of people or
> This shouldn't be an astounding point though. It's kind of like using
> blood pressure readings for healthy make college students not taking any
> powerful medications in Finland as a proxy for everyone on the planet,
> especially for people far differing ages, differing conditions.... In fact,
> as the article points out, the patient is likely to be very unlike the
> clinically tested population.
> And it also points out that the clinically tested population has
> variations within it that are often ignored. And do forth. Lots of good
> stuff in this article, and I agree with the use of mechanistic theories --
> though, as the article admits, these have their limits too. (Actually, the
> article recommends having many approaches, which kind of gels with having
> multiple lines of support for hypotheses. Something I hope we all agree on.)
> Let's face it; the state of current medical practice, while having
> spectacular results at times, is still quite primitive. Any science is
> only as good as its measuring instruments and right now good ones are just
> starting to appear.
> And even those can be misused.
> See above. It's not merely limits now. Future tech will have limits too.
> It's about understanding the limits so as to draw better conclusions within
> them -- rather than postulating future generations will look back and laugh
> at our clunky devices. Surely, they will, and their heirs will do the same
> to them. ;)
> For example, thanks to a CT scan my physician and I know that my heart
> vessels are clear, but that was a the cost of giving me the equivalent of
> 1000 chest Xray's radiation. Who knows what that radiation might do to me
> in the long run?
> They don't.
> I think most know enough not to use CT scans routinely and for
> asymptomatic patients. Then again, folks getting full body scans for the
> hell of it are going against that. (And sometimes discovering that they
> have all kinds of abnormalities that seem to have zero impact on health and
> longevity. Of course, if the risks of scanning were very low, then who
> cares? But, to my understanding, they are not low.)
> Something to ease your worries: there seems to be some evidence that
> radiation insults can have beneficial effects. Supposedly, they stress the
> body causing a Herut reaction -- in similar fashion to how eating plants
> does the same.
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