400 Medical Practices DON’T Work (SHOCKING!)
I’m always amazed that so many people take the word of their doctors, no questions asked.
Of course, if you do happen to ask questions, you’re treated with disdain because how dare you think that you might know better than your all-knowing doctor.
But don’t be intimidated by their white coats, fancy degrees, and furrowed brows.
You are your own best advocate for your health, and with the advent of the Internet, “common” people have access to far more solid medical evidence than ever before.
Here’s a perfect example of why you should ask lots of questions and be aware of the latest science.
A recent study uncovered hundreds of current medical practices that are either completely ineffective – or worse, extremely dangerous.
Researchers took a closer look at 3,000 randomized controlled trials published over a 14-year-period in three top medical journals: JAMA, the Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine.
The studies specifically evaluated the effectiveness of standard medical procedures, medications, and testing.
In the studies they reviewed, a whopping 400 current medical practices were found to be completely ineffective.
These are technically referred to as “medical reversals,” which occur when new, more rigorous studies reveal that the current medical practice either doesn’t work at all… or worse, that it does more harm than good.
We’re talking about everything from medications to medical recommendations to the latest technological devices, as well as various procedures, system interventions, and even certain supplements.
Here’s the crazy part: Most of these completely ineffective medical practices are still being practiced today.
The researchers are hoping that shining a light on this topic will lead to the “de–establishment” of these practices, but don’t hold your breath for that one.
Once something becomes standard of care in the medical world, it may as well be etched in stone.
But at least this is a step in the right direction.