Sunday, October 28, 2007

Parade Magazine Ignores The Obvious

Today's Parade magazine has an article by Dr. Isadore Rosenfield about "New Help For Stomach Pains" focusing on IBS which affects 40 million Americans. Being incredibly old school Dr. Rosenfield completely ignores the mind-body connection of this condition even though there are several books on the subject. If there isn't a pill for it apparently he's at a loss.

IBS is what drove me to the Mayo Clinic a few years ago and even though it's the finest medical facility in the world they didn't have any answers. Fortunately I discovered that when doctors say there isn't anything more they can do, it doesn't mean there isn't anything more that can be done! Several therapies from the world of complementary and alternative medicine reversed what had been a downward-spiraling disaster and returned my life to a level I didn't think was possible. Yet Parade magazine completely ignores anything outside mainstream medicine preferring to let millions of people continue to suffer.

This reminds me of the situation with ulcers just a few years ago when American medicine refused to accept the research from Australia that ulcers were caused by bacteria. Instead they chose to let patients suffer for another ten long, miserable years before changing their ideas. The narrow-mindedness and stubborness of doctors today continues to be astounding.

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