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  •  Yes, that's such a growing field of possibilities! (1+ / 0-)
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    And with more and more mainstream medical interest because of the recognition of costly it is to treat the side effects of conventional care (i.e., mostly drugs and surgery).  It's unfortunate that it took $-cost to drive a widening of spectrum of care, but at least we're getting more of those options now.

    I do hope diarists will volunteer to write about those experiences - we'd all benefit!

    •  I want to talk about it, but I feel a bit afraid (1+ / 0-)
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      mettle fatigue

      of being dogpiled by people who are militantly against it.

      You can get to a point, where emotionally you are dealing with so much, that you just cannot take that sort of thing, like you would under normal circumstances.

      I am using several alternative treatments right now, in addition to having undergone 2 surgeries and have found the Mainstream Medical Community to be consistently and continuously maddening and unhelpful in terms of Misdiagnosis, gender bias, fat bias, and total, unmitigated ignorance with regards to nutrition and supplementation.

      "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

      by GreenMother on Fri Jul 18, 2014 at 08:35:24 AM PDT

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      •  see if tomorrow's diary helps any? (1+ / 0-)
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        it's most a huge collection of links to plain-english medical journal articles including several of self-criticism within the medical community about body biases, prejudices, the critical necessity for nutritional counseling by well-qualified professionals (e.g., PhD) and related topics.  the article links are listed alphabetically by title, so readers need to scan/scroll down to find the ones they're most interested in.

        ironically, in the early years of social welfare reform in the u.s., the field of nutrition made major discoveries and achieved major accomplishments where the field of medicine could not because widespread health problems that were nutritional rather than medical in nature, and medical schools developed pretty good nutritional curricula their students had to learn.
              a double-PhD (public health nutrition and public health administration) i know (in her middle-80s these days) who lectured & taught at conferences etc a number of places in the world, for years ranted about ongoing decrease of nutrition education in medical training. my impression is that the development of antibiotics as "miracle drugs" initially shoved everything else "per oral" off the page, and as increasing discoveries of more and more illnesses and disorders existing than anyone had imagined put more and more pressure on medical education and continuing medical education, nutrition remained marginalized.
             The growing corporatization of farming and the methods involved appear to have decreased nutrients in the food supply in subsequent years, but unfortunately in the U.S. we have no tradition of home food gardens that the British & Japanese & some other cultures have.  There is a growing community-garden movement in the u.s., 'though.  ideally and theory, taking evolution into account, all needed nutrients ought to be obtainable from food, but of course the ideal is rarely a problem situation!

        oops, i went on a bit there. sorry. come to tomorrow's diary if you can, or look it over some other time at your convenience. I would think an objective diary on the topic[s] you're interested in, or a personal diary of your own unique experiences with those issues, would both fit with KosAbility's aims. Of course these can be controversial, so how readers would react/respond, 'tho, I'm less sure. With positivity and respect for the writer's circumstances, I hope!

        •  Thanks. And go on whenever you like. (1+ / 0-)
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          "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

          by GreenMother on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 07:58:30 AM PDT

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