SEARCH VEGSOURCE:
Custom Search

 


Reply To This Post         Return to Posts Index           VegSource Home


From: Donna (24.34.71.51)
Subject:         Doctors!
Date: November 5, 2013 at 6:38 am PST

I have an annual physical later this month and I am dreading it, but not for the reasons most people dread it. I am 53 and I have been a whole food vegan for 16 years, have been dairy free for over twenty years and 80/10/10 for over a year. I work out every day. At my last check-up, my doctor commented that I was the healthiest patient he had and he couldn't believe my cholesterol and blood pressure numbers. So after he complements me on how healthy I am he starts the hard sell on all of the expensive procedures. "You need a mammogram." "You need a colonoscopy." ...and so on. I explain to him that I argued with my doctors all through my 40's on why I didn't need a mammogram and in the end the research now backs me up that women in their 40's don't need them. If I was ever tempted to do a colonoscopy, last year's article in The Atlantic on people getting PTSD after waking during them has convinced me that it is not a procedure I will agree to, especially when I have no risk factors for colon cancer. I guess I'm starting to answer my own question - I need to find a doctor who is more supportive of my life style and health choices. How do you deal with traditional doctors.

Reply To This Post         Return to Posts Index           VegSource Home


Follow Ups:


    


Post Reply

Name:
E-mail: (optional)
Subject:

Comments:

Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:



See spam or
inappropriate posts?
Please let us know.
  


Want to see more videos? Subscribe to VegSource!

Every time we post a new video, we'll send you a notice by e-mail.

No spam ever and you can easily unsubscribe at anytime.

Enter your email address, your first name, and press Submit.


Your Email:
First Name:
Newsletter archive

Infomercial production direct marketing