In order to be my own health advocate and find healing, I had to learn to question everything. I take everything I am told and run it through a lens of skepticism, then critical analysis. This recent podcast episode may fall under the umbrella of “too controversial” for some listeners, but if you’re going to draw a dividing line and say you are “pro” or “anti” anything, you better know what you’re up against.
I never want to persuade anyone to change their beliefs on any matter. But I do want to encourage questioning and a deeper look into all sides of an issue. As of now, we still have freedom to choose what is best for our own bodies and our own health. Nobody can tell you what your body needs like you intuitively can.
Which leads into the episode (which you can listen to here or find wherever you get podcasts)…
He is a pioneer of research on the gut-brain connection and had a moral obligation to his patients. Because of it, he lost everything. Now, Andy Wakefield is an award-winning filmmaker with three thought-provoking films highlighting disparities in medical treatment for the medically injured and marginalized.
Continue reading “Researching the Research: Are We Asking the Right Questions?”
In an era of information overload, it is hard to discern what is truth and what is biased. To be your own health advocate, it is important to be open to all sides, then form an assessment and make an evaluation. I dip my toes into some controversial waters to look at a different perspective in order to take a deeper look at the pre-conceived notions I have about medical research.
Dr. Jim Meehan champions honest science deployed to create genuine health. He has advanced training and experience in ophthalmology, ocular inflammation and immunology, preventive medicine, addiction medicine, and endocrinology.
In this episode that aims to challenge listeners, Dr. Meehan flips the narrative and calls into question many of our beliefs about medical research and encourages us to prove ourselves wrong and dig into the research in order to fight for our health.
This episode may make some listeners uncomfortable. But if we TRULY want to become personal health advocates and find true health, we need to do some digging. It doesn’t mean we agree with everything on all sides, but it does mean being open to other outlooks about health.
- Dark ages of medical research
- Should we be allowed to do our own research?
- How the studies can be biased
- How to discern what is based on the true scientific method and what is “pseudoscience”
- The two studies he submitted that were rejected for not fitting the narrative
- The importance of trying to prove yourself wrong
- How randomized controlled trials are used to determine effectiveness
- How to look for research that isn’t biased
- The research on wearing masks
- How fear suppresses the immune system
- Tips to build up a healthy immune system and take control of your health
To learn more about Dr. Meehan, head here.