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Lies My Doctor Told Me: Medical Myths That Can Harm Your Health

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the fault is with Big Pharma, Big Sugar, Big Dairy, Big Government, Lobbyists and the diet industry. This is pretty poorly written, and as much as he pleads for readers to make their doctor show evidence, he doesn't include citations? Berry focuses on things that, as an RN, have bothered me for YEARS about the medical profession and the lies they tell their patients. This book will help you sort through the medical myths and the outright lies, and begin to develop a health partnership with your doctor.

He attacks the food pyramid, claiming that if anyone/anything is responsible for the obesity epidemic it is the USDA and their dietary guidelines. So I'm a big Dr Berry fan and have probably heard most of the content through the countless videos of his that I have watched on Youtube. It confirmed many ideas I have gleaned from numerous other sources, this book could save your life or at the very least improve the quality of it, and perhaps extend it. Throw in some villains like the inept Big Government, greedy Big Pharma, evil Big Food, and irresponsible Big You Fill in the Blank. He rips apart scientific studies as incomplete, cherry picked data, misrepresented by the stupid press and then kind of does the same thing.My takeaways: fat, butter, salt and cholesterol are good, sugar and grains are bad, no other species on the planet drinks the milk of another species, and doctors can be just as bad as other people at repeating "common knowledge" that turns out to be dead wrong. Berry’s best seller Lies My Doctor Told Me exposes the truth behind all kinds of “lies” told by well-meaning but misinformed medical practitioners. I have long believed that Big Pharma has been controlling us, lying to us and using us to increase their profits with no regard for our health or safety all to line their pockets.

He told me my thyroid was fine despite the fact that I had extreme cold intolerance, severe constipation, fatigue and had started to lose the outer third of my eyebrows (another classic physical finding) and an enlarged thyroid. Because this is big industry too and has a serious influence and guilt for the current boom of pseudoscience and total ignorance. Given that medical school teaches so little about proper nutrition he embarked on his own journey for optimizing health. I dated a physician for several years while in PT school and he laughed when he told me that the nutrition advice he gave his patients came from his mother. Sometimes I was very pissed off reading how decades of bad advice has evolved in the medical community and has personally affected me and my family.

Berry's target audience: I'm deeply suspicious of government, medications and the doctors who prescribe them willy-nilly. Whether it's recommending a low-fat diet, or warning you to avoid the sun, these medical lies can cause really harm to your health.

According to him, the quality of our skin is impacted by our poor diets and it is our diet that is making skin cancer more prevalent, not a hole in the ozone. This book is not just for people who want to lose weight and live a healthy life but also for doctors and any health-care providers to regain the reputation of western modern medicine. I suppose for the sake of brevity he had to keep it simple, but some of his points did not feel well backed up or proven with evidence. As a book it's 1-star quality, but the 5 star content saves lives because it’s meant to prompt the layman into asking questions, into being an advocate for their own health probably for the first time ever. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

His logic and his arguments are often as flawed if not more flawed than the ones he's supposedly debunking. In providing support for his claim the author repeatedly uses "whole wheat" interchangeably with "whole grains," which is confusing and somewhat conflates the argument. He also encourages people to work respectfully, and develop a partnership, with their health care providers, but admits that some doctors simply won't welcome change.

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