People who know me fairly well from the past years on DiabeticConnect knows that while I try to be kind, I do not suffer "snake oil salespeople" gladly. I had been pretty much enthralled with Medical Doctors and practitioners of what is known as "allopathic medicine". After all I made my living in that field for a number of years as a Certified Nurse Aide, both in home health and in hospital settings.
Of late, however, I have been rethinking my thralldom to allopathic medicine. My start was giving up insulin to treat my diabetes and manage it with what I ate and did not eat, plus a little exercise. It was tough, but I have had success when I followed my plan.
I then added other supplements to my medications because what I was taking for Burning Neuropathy pain just wasn't doing the trick. So after reading and research, I decided to try Alpha Lipolic Acid, and that seemed to have an effect of lessening the burning pain. Long story short, I have added other supplements to my regimen too and considering others still.
So I am rethinking my relationship with Allopathic medicine also. I haven't given ut up entirely an I have NOT become so open minded that my brains fall out, however, I am giving other forms of "medicine" a rethink too. It was in this context that I received this newsletter from Dr Mercola today and wanted to get your opinions on it ~
I know Dr Mercola is a Hero to some and a Zero to others, but some of what he says rings true to me especially in my mental evolution in the ways my mindset has changed.
What say YOU?
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