Have you ever had a conversation with your GI doctor (or any doctor for that matter) and things came to an abrupt end with the doctor saying something along the lines of:
“There’s no scientific data to support this”
“There are no studies that support that…”
Well, one of the bloggers of the universe who I follow named Dr. Madanack (his blog is gutcheckblog.com) just posted a story with several links that I think many of you will enjoy reading.
It’s titled: In the “Absence of Evidence” – http://gutcheckblog.com/2013/11/28/in-the-absence-of-evidence/
I really enjoyed reading it, and I think you will as well.
As for me, it’s been over 4 years since I said “Adios” to my previously “favorite GI” doctor.
The main reason was simple. He had ZERO interest in recognizing that there was a relationship between my improved health and colitis remission due to my diet changes. Even when I told him I was OFF all the medications he prescribed he still thought there was no relationship. That pissed me off, and I was shocked. I was hoping he’d be super happy for me…not the case at all.
Once I realized he was never going to listen to me, I ended our relationship, and moved on.
I know without a doubt that diet has been a major contributing factor in my remission for so many years now. At the same time, it’s very unlikely that diet treatment of UC will become the most popular topic for “scientific studies”. That’s just not going to be happening with the current state of the western medicine world. Especially because so much of this “Western Med” world we live in is so heavily influenced by monstrously huge drug companies. (Come on…how many Humira advertisements have you seen this week:)
So let’s not get frustrated here. Do what you can to make sure you’re seeing eye to eye with your doctor. If you’re not, making a doctor change might be just what the doc ordered. Seriously, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my 5 plus years with UC.
If you want to follow Dr. Ryan Madanick on twitter, he’s right here @RyanMadanickMD
In good health,
I started site and the eNewsletter(you can join that below) shortly after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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