Over the years, I have become increasingly weary of the mainstream medical and dental system. I have found that doctors have very limited knowledge in the overall health of one’s body. They are really good at fixing one thing, but they rarely or never look at the whole picture of what is going on in ones body. Everything is linked, everything is related. So for a doctor to fix one thing and not consider all symptoms, is just mind boggling.
This week, I met with a naturopathic doctor and again, I felt duped by my previous doctors. I felt like an idiot, like I should have known. Actually, I did know, I just didn’t follow my gut. I specifically asked certain questions and when they said no, it’s not possible, I took their word, because afterall, they are the doctor- right?
You see, doctors are limited to two things: what they were taught in mainstream medical school and what you tell them for your history. That’s it. That’s what they have to use to diagnose you. If they don’t know about the latest technology, or they don’t know other healing modalities, sorry- you are limited to what is in the brain of that one doctor.
So here are a few instances that have lead up to today:
I went to an allergist, had my body checked to see what I was allergic to. Over the previous two months, I had tested my body through elimination testing at home, for what I thought I was allergic to. I found that I was allergic to wheat, soy and dairy. I had them specifically check for these allergens among many others. They said that I do not have any allergies except for dust and mold. Interesting I thought. So I asked, “Then why is it when I eat wheat, soy or dairy, that I instantly break out in a rash on my arm?” She responded, “Well you may not be allergic to it, but you may have sensitivities.” Sensitivities?!?! My gosh, if my rash isn’t a full blown allergy, then I can’t imagine what a full blown allergy is like! My arm is reacting to something that I put into my body, that isn’t an allergy?!
Then, I once brought my son to an allergist, to test for cat and grass allergies. He didn’t even do tests. He said, “Yes, he’s probably allergic to those things, judging my the history you’ve given me and the reactions you’ve seen when he is near the cats or in the grass.” Really? I went to a doctor to find out if my son had allergies and he just says, “Yes” because of my son’s history report? I paid a man to tell me what I already knew… so helpful!
Another time, I was told I needed a consult with an ENT after my son was diagnosed by an audiologist with severe hearing loss. The ENT doctor came in and looked at his chart and said, “I agree with the diagnosis from the audiologist.” She didn’t look in his ears, check him out, run any tests or anything. Again… another doctor telling me something I already knew – and they got paid by the insurance company. What a rip off!
Next, when you have kids, you know that there are about ten doctor’s appointments between the time they are born and they are one year old. All of these are well visit check-ups where they check height and weight and give shots. Well, finally on kid number four, it finally dawns on me- what a scam. I am going to a doctor, for him to hassle me about not getting vaccinations for my kids, for them to weigh and check the height of my kid when I can do that at home. What a mess! I know it’s a standard norm to do this, but it’s total bologna. What did they do 100 years ago? They had the baby at home and then that was it. The only time you ever saw a doctor is if there is something really wrong. Our medical system has set up this system to suck more money from our pockets. It just drives me nuts! I will NOT comply with these social norms anymore. It’s just ludicrous!
Then, this week’s run in with the naturopathic doctor, she was actually part of a dental office and specializes in biological dentistry. I was asking about my bridge that I have in my mouth. I specifically asked the past dentist if I could have a bridge made without any metal because I was concerned that there would be nickel in the bridge, that I may be allergic to, since I can’t wear cheap jewelry that contains nickel without breaking out in a rash. She told me that without the metal, it’d be too flimsy and would break fast. This week, I confirmed with the biological dentist that I can indeed have a bridge made without metal. I’m so mad and annoyed! The fact that I have something that I’m allergic to in my mouth, causing more inflammation in my body on top of my leaky gut, just infuriates me! It infuriates me because it could’ve been prevented! Now I have to spend more money to get this crap out of my mouth.
It’s sad, because I can’t trust doctors and dentists anymore. They are going through the motions of what they were taught, and they really have no idea what they are doing to people. Just a small thing like a bridge can have a lasting effect on the overall health of your body.
This has really been the last straw for me. It’s a big lesson learned.
- Listen to your body.
- Listen to your gut.
- Nobody knows your body like you do.
- Do your research. There is more than one way to heal and fix a body.
Relying on just one doctor’s recommendation is where some of the issue is. But you just assume since they are the ones with the degrees, they should know what they are doing and how to help people. But many cases, it’s just not true. I have found that I will go to the doctor in the case of an emergency or trauma, but other than that, I will be steering clear of the whole medical/dental system. I just feel like it’s a greedy sabotage. Just fix it for now, then the patient will be back for more when their bodies are going disfunct because of the toxic substances the doctors put in it. We (doctors) will then just give some medications which will make things worse and dependent on the doctors for life. How wonderful!
I’m discouraged and done.