Why Doctors Treat Symptoms and Not Underlying Conditions

Lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise, can help reverse chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and more, but still, doctors only prescribe medications that will treat the symptoms of these conditions instead of their underlying causes.

Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org tells us more about why that might be.

Comment by Startrelle
January 09, 2014
Hello, I'm Startrelle and I am new to this program. I am also really loving the NutriBullet! I have a Ninja and used it to make smoothies for the last 3-4 years, but it can't even touch the NutriBullet. It's all about lifestyle choices we make that brought out to where we are today. And really we can't blame the doctors - they went to school to study medicine, not nutrition. Today's physicians need to be trained to properly treat the underlying causes. BTW thank you Dr. Dean Ornish for your efforts in Washington. As Hippocrates once said, "Let thy food be medicine and thy medicine be food".
Comment by Jerene
January 02, 2014
It is our responsibility to learn and do those things that build health. Doctors training is in medicine not health.
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