Can the Mainstream Medical System Be Trusted?

According to a recent article in The New York Times, trust in the medical profession has dramatically declined in recent decades. For example, in 1966, more than 75 percent of Americans had great confidence in medical professionals; today only 34 percent do.

Dr. Dhruv Khullar, a physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research writes: “Distrust of the health system is partly a result of the well-founded public perception that its key players pursue profits at the expense of patients' health".

Indeed, how is anyone expected to trust a system as riddled with corporate profit bias as what we currently have?

Doctors have by and large become untrustworthy for the simple fact that they stopped thinking for themselves, and fell into a corporate for-profit scheme that depends on chronic illness. Few Doctors buck the system, or do their own research, let alone focus on patient education about preventive strategies. Instead, they get their information from pharmaceutical reps, who recommend whatever costly drugs are in their portfolio.

A healthy, whole food diet, exercise, proper breathing and movement, are all simple, foundational aspects of good health that cost very little or nothing. Yet they’re rarely, if ever, considered when it comes time to address illness.