Guest Blog: Medical Doctors vs. Naturopathic Doctors
This guest blog article is presented here with express written permission from the author. I am pleased to offer this holistic perspective to my community as it offers some insight into what the differences in training and focus are, and how that contributes to the approach to care you receive by different types of doctors. Enjoy!…. Sue Ann
Medical Doctors vs. Naturopathic Doctors
By Dr. Derek Rodger, N.D.
Here is a breakdown of the MDs v that of NDs in relation to their education. The number inside the box represents the number of credit hours that are required for each subject. The first 4 subjects reflect training in the first 2 years of study. The Clinical Nutrition credit hours are over the entire 4-year education.
As can be seen education in nutrition is zero for the MD, when NDs are doing their Clinical Nutrition, MDs are getting trained in pharmaceutical drugs.
Anatomy – BioChem – Histology – Physiology – Clinical Nutrition
ND 19.5 12 5 14 143
MD 13 8 6 5 0
When you choose to go to a Medical Doctor, you are choosing to treat yourself and your family members by the use of chemicals/drugs. This is a common statement heard:
“ I’m not going to the Doctor all they do is give you pills”.
Understand, that is exactly what they are trained in, prescribing pharmaceutical drugs, for your symptom, pain, illness or disease, this is called allopathic medicine.
Pharmaceutical companies make drugs to manage your symptom, pain, illness and disease, as it does not make sense to make drugs, which cure you, that would be bad business, hence your illness is managed, and when it can’t be managed anymore you go for surgery and the body part is removed.
THE MAJORITY OF ALL CHRONIC ILLNESSES ARE CAUSED BY NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES
Here is a very short list of conditions generated by a simple mineral deficiency:
- High Blood Pressure
- Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
- Low back pain
- Tinnitus / Ringing in the ears
- Kidney Stones
- Migraines / headaches
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Most Americans due to their daily diet are continually nutrient and mineral deficient. When your body is continually deficient every single day, it only a matter of time before your body breaks down, thus resulting in a symptom, pain, Illness or disease.
The masses go to the Medical Doctor (MD) for relief. Being that the MD is only trained in one aspect of medicine (allopathic medicine) you get a pharmaceutical drug.
THE QUESTION IS, WHY DOES EVERYONE GO TO THE MEDICAL DOCTOR?
Your Medical Doctor, has been marketed to a level where everyone thinks he is King or Queen. Why?
Your MD is the only medical profession that uses pharmaceutical drugs.
Pharmaceutical companies market MDs through their drugs, they are not going to put TV advertisements promoting Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Homeopaths, Chiropractic, Herbalists, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists. Why?
Because all these other aspects of medicine do not use pharmaceutical drugs, so due to the consistent advertising in every marketing avenue open to them, TV, Cinema, Newspapers, Magazines, etc, etc, YOU automatically assume or have been brain washed and believe that allopathic medicine is the only treatment available to YOU, and everything else is an alternative.
The question is, are you OK with you or your family member symptoms, pain, illness or disease being managed by taking pharmaceutical drugs for the rest of your life, and surgery when these chemicals eventually stop working?