Dr. K asked about one thing you would change in your visit to a doctor and there have been some excellent posts.
BillyE, a patient of Dr T, a practicing Nephrologist in Florida posed the question of standard of care currently accepted in the mainstream medical community.
What role does malpractice play in inhibiting a changing standard of care?
So why would you expect a doctor who is bound by the standard of care principals to be willing to advise you to change to a health supporting evolutionary lifestyle of high saturated fat and very low carbohydrates along with ample vitamin D3 and vitamin K2, which is not recommended in the standard of care principals when it might jeopardize his/her practice? In most instances they will not.
One of the principals of evolutionary medicine requires that you change your lifestyle, which means that you will be changing from your western style of eating to a health supporting evolutionary plan. The first thing all doctors must do is to do no harm. Medicine has to fundamentally change the standard of care policy to include a health supporting evolutionary lifestyle. We believe that for your safety, and at a minimum, no doctor would refuse to monitor you relative to periodic blood testing. Taking periodic blood tests is the minimum they could do without any risk to their practice. In addition, this will also afford these doctors the opportunity to learn first hand about the health benefits of evolutionary medicine. When they see the medical benefits you have derived they may also start practicing evolutionary medicine, and then over time it might become the standard of care. We salute Charles Darwin without whom modern evolutionary medicine would not exist. Dr. Neil Degrasi astrophysicist of Nova said “One thing is good about science, its true weather or not you believe in it.
I don’t think it’s a question of if the medical community will eventually practice evolutionary medicine, but when.
How many Dr T's and Dr. K's and Dr Westmans at Duke, Dr Davis's, Dr Harris's are out there willing to buck the trend in the face of malpractice....and practice evolutionary/paleo medicine? Or are we doomed to the USDA food pyramid, the American Heart Association, the American Dietic Association for another 50 years? Or is there a shift right around the corner?
I personally think it will take another 30 years before the interns of today learn that paleo evolutionary medicine is the way to do no harm and provide the best possible standard of care in an evolutionary manner.
What say you?