Several of you have asked why I’m not a fan of evidence based health care. Let me clarify that if you, I, or our loved ones has a life-threatening emergency – by all means seek evidence based conventional medicine procedures; they are a God-send!
But the trouble is that evidence based health care falls woefully short in regards to general health, wellness, and prevention. I’ve observed this frequently during my 30+ years as a holistic doctor. This puts us all in grave danger.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes illustrating the weakness of evidence based health care. Note that these are all recent and from reputable experts in the medical field.
“Medicine has always operated in uncertainty,” says Weil. “The Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress estimated that fewer than 30 percent of procedures currently used in conventional medicine have been rigorously tested. While waiting for further tests, we do the best we can, trying not to hurt people, trying to make educated guesses.” – Dr Andrew Weil MD, Discover Magazine August 1999
“Only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by scientific evidence…this is partly because only 1% of the articles in medical journals are scientifically sound.” – David Eddy MD, PhD, BMJ 1991 303:798
“It isn’t just an individual study here and there that’s flawed, they charge. Instead, the very framework of medical investigation may be off-kilter, leading time and again to findings that are at best unproved and at worst dangerously wrong. The result is a system that …