Advice from Non-doctors in the health field

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AB Bride:  I haven’t heard such advice from people like that, but random strangers always seem to throw that stuff around. I wouldn’t discredit all of it, but keep in mind that a physician has gone through a decade of medical school – they know quite a bit more than a massage therapist or yoga instructor. 

Post # 5
21 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

I tend to lean towards a natural lifestyle- doctors tend to be pill pushers. They dont HEAL you they HIDE the problem.

Post # 6
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AB Bride:  I get that a LOT now that I’m pregnant. Everyone feels free to weigh in on my diet and exercise!

My standard reply is a real big smile, and “You know, I read about that/thought of that! I’ll have to ask my doctor next time I see them.”

Post # 7
4040 posts
Honey bee

@chantal.breanne.3:  I think that can happen if you don’t pick a doctor wisely, but well intentioned doctors do not try to hide the problem. Medicine has it’s place for a reason and can save/significantly improve people’s lives.

What it comes down to is a trusting, honest relationship between a patient and their doctor. Patients have to want to put in the work to be healthy, whether that is to change their diet, seek counseling (i.e., for depression) or exercise more. Doctors have to want to hear their patient out, investigate the situation and work with the patient for an optimum prognosis/diagnosis. 

I don’t believe all doctors are pill pushers. That is simply an ignorant, generalized statement. 

@AB Bride:  OP, everyone in life has an opinion. What you need to do is figure who you can truly trust and who you believe has your best interests in mind. Then you have decide what to do. Just because you receive advice, doesn’t mean you have to take it. Our bodies are complicated, living organisms and it is not always easy or a stepped process to figure out how to get it functioning well. Unfortunately, it can take a lot of time and trial/error to figure things out. Good luck!

Post # 9
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@BrandNewBride:  Excellent reply. Filing away for later.


Especially to use on non medical advice 😉

Post # 10
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

First thing first….a massage therapist is not qualified to say any of those things and it is against their professional ethics to do that. I am an almost qualified Naturopath….studied four years for it and even my ethics do not allow me to tell people to come off medication. I would recommend you do your own research as everyone will have an opinion, but they are just that, not necessary based in any kind of fact.

Post # 12
6664 posts
Bee Keeper

I always say “consider the source.”  I listen to the experts in their *own* respective fields as determined my perception of training, experience, philosophy, reputation etc. 

Post # 14
6664 posts
Bee Keeper

@AB Bride:  Pretty much the same as what I said, in other words, I tell people that I like to do my own research and consider my own trusted resources! 

Post # 15
5 posts

AB Bride:  


I get get this all the time. From everyone and everyone’s mother! I just usually smile and nod. I’ve tried all those “natural” things but they didn’t work so I’m not going to stop taking my inhaler or nebulizer or other meds just because they aren’t an herb. Everything IS made up of natural materials. Whether it’s man-made or plucked from a bush. 

I’ve researched the Raw lifestyle and if it works for some people, good for them! But there is absolutely NO scientific facts that prove eating raw fixes anything. Maybe if you have Celiacs. But other than that…nope. Biology doesn’t work that way. And the colonics?! Give me a break! As someone who has had multiple colonoscopies and even a camera pill…. I can tell you that there is NOTHING left in my intestines that is left over from seven years ago. It’s hilarious how uneducated some people are. 


Anyway! You keep doing what you and your Doctor feel is right for you. Don’t stop taking your rescue inhaler. Your asthma probably won’t ever go away but you might if you eat a piece of cauliflower instead of using your inhaler. 😛 

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