Originally Posted by MrRogers
Seems to be alot of that going around on this forum.
Tiecollector, May I ask what it is that you do for a living that makes you more knowledgeable than a medical doctor or puts you in a position to regard someone with a decades worth of formal education as being "One step up from a Clinique counter?"
Slightly presumptuous to ask what I do. I won't tell you what my day job is, but I will tell you that I have a formal education in a difficult, highly technical field. I have worked in research labs, know enough statistics to make the numbers do whatever I want them to, and I read pubmed daily. I also speak with people both online and in person who I feel are competent, passionate and really push the envelope to look at things in a different way.
Dermatologists especially rub me the wrong way because I have seen several and they could hardly answer any of my questions, some of which I was testing them with. Also NONE of them were keeping up with the latest research that I thought they would have at least heard about. Not to mention, at one of them the guy tried to charge me for a surgery he didn't even perform. Every single one of them tried to rush me out the door too to get to the next patient.
Anyways, I wouldn't push anything I haven't tried myself. I read information and then go buy supplements or make my own topicals to apply on myself. Sometimes I hit, sometimes I miss.
Is it really hard to believe that a trillion dollar industry like the pharmaceutical industry can't have enough leverage to get what they want? I am all for emergency medicine, but taking toxic substances continuously to cover up symptoms is just as backwards as it comes.
Doctors think they can come up with a molecule that will do something better than nature and not effect you in a negative way. Think again doc.