Ep. 15: The Failures of Modern Medicine Part 1: Industry Influence and Historical Mishaps

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In this episode we discuss:

  • ​Why conventional medicine is effective for treating acute illness and injury but not chronic health conditions or illness prevention
  • ​How the business side of healthcare often takes precedence over our health
  • ​What’s missing in medical education
  • ​Why we can’t always trust the research and need to consider it with a critical eye
  • ​Recent instances where damaging and dangerous treatments have been supported by conventional medicine

2:47 – the current state of medicine

12:15 - the prevalence of chronic health conditions is evidence of a dysfunctional healthcare system

18:02 – medical education emphasizes pharmaceuticals and largely ignores lifestyle and environmental factors

23:35 – issues and bias within research and when interpreting research

35:59 – ​medical failures in recent history

Links from this episode

  • The influence of industry in medicine and research ​(1, 2, 3​, 4)
  • Research bias and lack of reproducibility (1, 2, 3, 4, 56)
  • Aging, Metabolism, and Caloric Restriction (article)
  • ​Blood thinner medication (Xarelto and Pradaxa) companies' ​misconduct regarding their studies for FDA approval (1​)
  • A review of the history of estrogen therapy/medication (1)
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