I have lost 45 lbs and never felt better than on this diet. My primary care physician recently looked at my now-improved-to-normal vital statistics and announced that the diet connection was "Unrelatable, probably due to eliminating junk food".
I agree.Quoted Text... I still appreciate that modern medicine is the best currently available treatment for many things.
Quoted from D.L.Along the same lines, when I told my heart doctor (a heart surgeon) that I was studying everything I could find about the heart, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, his response was "oh, no!"
Quoted TextI think its important to note that D'Adamo is an ND (Doctor of Naturopathy) rather than a medical doctor.
Quoted TextThis is not to say that what he is proposing isn't beneficial to people, it just doesn't seem to be science from what I've read.
Quoted TextAlso, as a person who does genomics research professionally, genotypes refer to hard-coded differences in the genetic code (DNA) of an individual, while phenotypes are the expressed characteristics (leye color, jawline) that can be generated from a genotype.
Differences in genotype are not always observable in phenotypes, such as in silent mutations.
Quoted TextI'm now stepping down from my soap box.
Quoted from aislingMy brother posted this on my wall today. How can I best respond to this with the most accurate information?
I think its important to note that D'Adamo is an ND (Doctor of Naturopathy) rather than a medical doctor. ... it just doesn't seem to be science from what I've read. ...
Quoted TextYou have some MDs that are at the top of their field developing innovative treatments, delivering excellent care, providing training and mentoring to new Physicians. You also have some MDs that are marginal at best.
This is also true of NDs. Some are at the top of their field developing innovative treatments, delivering excellent care, providing training and mentoring to new Naturopathic Physicians. There are also some NDs that are marginal at best.
Dr. D'Adamo is recognized as one of the top Naturopathic Physicians in the world that has really furthered the profession and developed new treatments approaches to naturopathic medicine.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians named him Physician of the Year in 1990.
He is currently in charge of an academic program in generative medicine at the University of Bridgeport.
In addition to his work at University of Bridgeport. He has served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Yes, there are difference in approach between allopathic medicine and naturopathic medicine. Hopefully, both keep the needs of patients in mind and conduct research in a way that allows treatments to be verified and reproduced by other practitioners in the field.
Dr. D'Adamo has been one of the leading developers and proponents of the Field of Generative Medicine. This new field is different than traditional naturopathic and allopathic medicine. It combines new discoveries in genetics, biochemistry, and medicine with innovations in the field of informatics to tailor treatment to the needs of a particular patients and their unique biochemical makeup.
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians recently recognized the great potential of this new approach and their House of Delegates just approved the creation of the Institute of Naturopathic Generative Medicine.
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I'm now stepping down from my soap box.
Quoted TextSeems like a nice guy.
I'm encouraged by how reasoned, balanced, and constructive these responses are.
The proof is in the chia seed pudding? ;)
Were you able to get him into the Generative Medicine group on facebook?
I am sure that many reacted with the same logic to the Ten Commandments.A friend said to me this weekend "No wheat? That's ridiculous! Everyone eats wheat!"
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Naturopathy is a way of treatment, not a measure of knowledge. I don't know any MD's that can claim making permanent changes in correcting pathology.
Hear, hear!Quoted from paul clucasOnce the concept of epigenetics is understood, it is the idea of a genetic researcher who is studying the expression of a luxury genes (approx 70% of all human genes) and does not know about epigenetic modification of the genes is the unscientific and scarey idea!
Quoted from aislingThanks everyone! My brother is a good guy, and we enjoy debating each other. He has my best interests at heart. I posted a status update on my FB page about how I was finally putting my health back as a priority in my life and referenced Dr. D'Adamo's work, that's how this whole thread got started.
I think, as mentioned above, that the best course of action is to give him the information and continue to feel good by following the diet and exercise guidelines. He will see as I go how much healthier I am, and my husband and children, and then as they say the proof is in the pudding! Make that compliant pudding, however!
If I was diagnosed with cancer (G-d forbid!) I would see an oncologist for an evaluation and make an appointment with one of the ND's at the Williamsburg office, even if it meant going further into debt to pay for it. I'd have the doctors work together, not dismiss conventional medical treatment altogether.
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Nope. Not me. I'd only go see an ND. IF Dr. D , say, told me he was 100% sure that chemo would cure me..only then would I consider it. But I would never get radiation.
Quoted from Easy EI believe most doctors truly care for the well being of their patients though.
I've met a handful of doctors who were arrogant jerks. But I've also met a handful of arrogant jerks in other professions as well.