In the years since I retired from my medical practice as a pediatrician and allergist, I have devoted my life to public health. As a patient advocate, I strive to empower people with new scientific insights and complementary approaches to preventing obesity, reversing Type 2 diabetes, and surviving cancer.
I had the pleasure of talking with Sara Troy of Self Discovery Media about these subjects. We discussed how we must challenge medical dogma and be active advocates for our personal health.
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In 2020, there were over 122 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with elevated blood glucose, 34 million with the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and 88 million diagnosed with prediabetes, yet their hope for healthy living is thwarted by medical dogma, disinformation, misinformation, and missing information.
Disinformation, Misinformation, and Missing Information, which is abbreviated “DMMI”, fuels growing health illiteracy and unhealthy lifestyle choices. This drives not only increases in Type 2 diabetes but also cancer, cardiovascular diseases, COVID-19, and other illnesses considered lifestyle diseases.
As described in my 5th book, Your Health Is at Risk, a literate person in today’s world is aware that the traditional media and social media are swarming with intentional disinformation about many topics, from politics to finances, to health advice and diet plans. Literacy, critical thinking, and a tolerance for reading scientific material are absolutely necessary to detect such disinformation.