I spent +15 years battling with an HMO regarding my "weird" physiological issues. You can imagine how PO'd I was to find that something so simple as discover removing grains from my diet CURED all GI related problems. Blood tests, MRIs, bone scans, x-rays, urinalysis, colonoscopies, and such did nothing to "help" modern medical practitioners diagnose my problems. Then they decided it was all in my head and that I needed severe psychiactric help and "medication immediately".
This is when I got serious about my health. After spending so much time explaining I was not sick while living in rural foreign communities and that I felt "my body chemistry was not right in the US", I knew there was a solution in the food and began researching.
Who knew it would be so easy?!!!
But in those same years I was also battling chronic pain, due to a surgical mistake the surgeon blamed on my genes. (When a plastic object pops through your skin, believe me, genes are NOT the problem.)
I've had a LOT of experience in many different departments/specialties and found that physicians are in an awful position, too. When profitability is the only measure of their success and getting rid of high cost patients is a better maneuver than fixing them, it is no wonder the medical system has become a labyrinth. It benefits their system to let you get lost and to hope you move on and become an other's problem.
So what Paleo taught me is to LISTEN to my body AND my INSTINCTS. Your instincts are powerful forces serving to protect your vital DNA. The number of times I told my Drs that "it feels like plastic in there." only to have it pop to the surface 10 years later, speaks to the level of detail you know your own body. And these were not the only incidents where I was right and modern medicine was wrong.
Now when I feel a Dr. is no longer listening, I fire them. There is no sense in waiting to see if they'll come around to my opinion that I AM IN CHARGE OF MY HEALTH, not them.
It is actually a pretty powerful feeling to tell and an MD "I'm sorry but I have to fire you." and it really reinforces who SHOULD be in charge.