Originally Posted by Aus_MD
No Javyn, my comment was neither simple or smartassed. Medicine tries to ground itself in evidence and rationality. There is plenty of evidence that dietary manipulation of lipid does not benefit eczema, but not much evidence(especially of the double blinded, crossover trial type) that supports the contention that it does. So, even if in your case the improvement was due to your diet change you cannot reasonably claim that it will improve most patients' eczema - those studies have been done and have not reached that conclusion. If dietary supplementation was the answer then every dermatologist in the world would be promoting it, and they don't.
Clearly these oils have no beneficial effect on manners.
Yes, perhaps we should all take steroids like Clobetasol_propionate
. Won't cause you but mere mild side effects like Cushing's Syndrome. Or you could just take some fish oil and have no side effects.
The reason doctor's don't recommend supplements is because they think that they are smarter than nature and patients are delusional, brainwashed since medical school by the pharmaceutical industry. Supplements are for those crazy herbalists, right.
Prevention is the only cure, and if everyone followed good preventative medicine then there wouldn't be as much use for doctors. There would be no drugs to prescribe to get rich off of. Why would pharmaceutical companies not research something like fish oil that they can't patent? I'll let you guess why.
As far as dermatologists, I have been to several and I knew more than they did. As Seinfeld put it best, dermatologists are only a step up from a Clinique counter. They only know how to cut off growths.
Studies are done all the time. Eggs are good, no they are bad.. no wait, good, bad, good.... Nobody knows what they are talking about, especially the ones with an agenda like the pharmas and the doctors in bed with them.
A posse ad esse. Ad hoc scrotum.