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Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Angela Kennedy, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Gerwyn

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    you sir are either an idiot or deluded or both.

    Her views are in line with medical experts in the field.

    It is you that needs educating.A science degree might help.

    Ben Goldacre is a part time junior doctor.It is difficult to see how his views have any relevance as he is hardly an expert in any field let alone disease classification.

    Things are rarely what they seem that is why lay people such as yourself have such difficulty in understanding the simplest scientific concepts.

    NICE, the department of health, the world health organisation and the CDC of America all reject a psychological model as causative of this illness.

    I would suggest that bizzare behaviour and thinking is connected by dismissing the views of these expert bodies in favour of the biased opinion of one psychiatrist.

    That in itself suggests severe psychological abnormalities

    .Perhaps the inhabitants of the BS forum should consider that they are engaging in projective identification.

    If they dont know what that means perhaps they could consult a psychiatrist. I believe that Dr wesselly is a disciple of the psychodynamic paradigm
  2. jimmy plop

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    Her views that cancer can be treated by cutting out dairy and taking massive doses of vitamin C?
    I can assure you that there are not very many medical experts at all who share such views.

    Dangerous nonsense. I wonder how many people she has killed?
  3. Angela Kennedy

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    And when did you stop beating your wife?

    Adam - sorry for feeding trolls. This is getting crazy now though. I think the refrain should be 'incoming!'

    I have myself asked for this thread to be closed now. Could other people do the same please?
  4. jimmy plop

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    The question was rhetorical.
    But, for the sake of argument....your attempt to slyly point out that it's a loaded question is a bit misguided in any case, seeing as a perfectly reasonable response, which would be permitted by the phrasing of the original question, would have been "none". So it's not loaded.
  5. Angela Kennedy

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    INCOMING!

    INCOMING! (Do we have an explosion smilie?)
  6. jimmy plop

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    Can't beat 'em? Assert that they are "trolls" and call for the thread to be closed.
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    you seriously think cutting out milk and taking vitamin c kills you OMG.

    Lots of people have lactose intolerance and allergies to casein, one of the worst I saw was a baby red raw all over in bleeding eczema, crying all the time, the baby did not test allergic for milk on the NHS tests but when the parents eliminated the dairy the eczema improved enormously

    There is something very wrong with the tests on the NHS and the attitude
  8. jimmy plop

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    No, I think implying (with authority) that this is an alternative to chemotherapy could kill people.

    Funny how there was a lot of criticism of the rough'n'tumble nature of the BS forums here, yet when I show up and make a very polite contribution I'm called a deluded idiot that has "severe psychological abnormalities". Oh, well.
  9. Esther12

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    I've not been following this thread, so sorry if I've missed something...

    ? Myhill was saying a non-dairy diet and taking vitamin C should be used as an alternative to chemotherapy? Are you sure? I had a quick look at her cancer stuff, and really didn't interpret it that way at all. What made you think that was what she was advising?
  10. Gerwyn

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    wesselly uses Freudian concepts all the time neurasthenia and somatoform disorder to name but two. Drs are either physicians ,surgeons or psychiatrists.i understand that psychiatrists desperately want to relabel themselves as physicians or at least some of them do.physicians generally dont invent illnesses or put their own prejudices above the interests of their patients.Physicians adopt a consensus approach.The world consensus on ME is that it is an illness which is more debilitating ythan MS and psychological causation has been rejected.Anyone who puts his owm view above experts in the field is by definition no physician.Finally a member of the BS forum in general and certain psychiatrists in particularcan hardly complain of charicature as they engage in nothing but charicature and wilful misrepresentation.

    P.S psychiatrists use no expanatory models ar all unless chemical imbalance counts as a theory now.this is in itself contrary to the evidence produced by neuroscientists.Now ignoring scientific evidence that is bizzare.Psychiatrists categorize and prescribe drugs period!

    PPS you seem quite happy for wessley to publish unscientific crap. Is he not a licensed doctor?
  11. jimmy plop

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    It's implicit. She doesn't have to explicitly say so. She is a doctor, she has medical authority by virtue of this fact, and she lists several completely ineffective "treatments" for cancer on her website, mostly based on speculation and baseless extrapolations from misunderstandings and half-truths about oncology. It's very credible that, after being exposed to her nonsense, some people will opt for such treatment over chemotherapy, which is undoubtedly very unpleasant.
    A close family member of mine died of colorectal cancer after withdrawing from conventional treatment and attempting to treat himself with green tea and vitamin supplements. It's not a nice way to go.
  12. Angela Kennedy

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    I'm surprised the baby wasn't diagnosed with psychosomatic illness ; )

    Now - I'm pretty sure that Myhill isn't advocating dairy elimination and vitamin c as the CURE for cancer?

    No- stop. We're not going to get any sensible discussion going here with this sudden swarm of posters.

    Oh - er - incoming.
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    So what you meant to say is:

    "Dr Myhill says that adopting a dairy free diet and taking vitamin C would be useful for cancer patients. Some cancer patients might therefore decide to not have chemotherapy. I wonder how many people Myhill has killed in this way?"

    I don't think that's a really good argument.

    I expect you could well have been attacked unfairly here (you should see some of the stuff I get!), but this just isn't sensible. If a doctor advised cancer patients to eat lots of tomatoes, would that be putting their lives at risk too?
  14. jimmy plop

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    If they were advising that eating lots of tomatoes would help "treat" the cancer, then yes, they would be peddling dangerous nonsense.
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    After watching this thread for a few days now, I'm bored.

    I'm only going to bother answering one point, Myhill does not say, not eating dairy will treat cancer. End of.

    Please can we close this thread, it is pointless.
  16. Gerwyn

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    You behaved and spoke like an ignorant ill informed idiot so I was using an appropiate adjective Your comments about Dr Myhills treatments are inaccurate.In no way does she even suggest her suppliments and dietary changes as an alternative to chemotherapy but to help with the adverse effects of chemotherapy and generally to reduce risk of reoccurance or de novo occurance. this is perfectly in line with medical thinking.If you cant understand clearly stated english then you are either an idiot or being willfully disingenuous.Which is it?
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    What about if they just said it would help patients recover from cancer? or help patients fight cancer? Do you have access to the quote from Myhill which you thought was putting patients lives at risk?
  18. Gerwyn

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    why did he withdraw from conventional treatment? I dont think you are medically qualified Thus you are in no position to assess the medical content of Dr myhills website.You are the one engaging in,ill informed,speculation and extrapolation.You also seem to under the delusion that your opinion is fact.That is the sort of psychological abnormality i referred to earlier.
  19. Adam

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    I have PMed moderators asking for this thread to be closed. None online at the moment. So still a little time left folks for those who still wish to 'engage'.

    engage

    engage [in gyj]
    (3rd person present singular engages, present participle engaging, past engaged, past participle engaged)
    v
    1. vti involve or become involved: to involve somebody in an activity, or become involved or take part in an activity

    Best to watch Joyscobby video instead, its lots more fun.
  20. lotusflower

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    But what it sound like you are saying is that people should not have the right to choose what is right for them, some people say they have got better of cancer from environmental medicine, I know someone who did , cancer has stages so if you are in the fourth stage by the time you convert it is usually too late whatever you do

    There are hundreds of doctors around the world that have moved toward and integrated nutritional and environmental medicine because they believe it is effective, no one is forced to go to a doctor who practises enviroenmental medicine , but People should have the right to choose what is right for them

    what is best is integrative medicine and make the best of both

    For every doctor you get rid of that practises environmental medicine another 2 or 3 will take her place so what is the point

    Doctors in the US don't get struck off for practising environmental medicine

    anyway her main area that she is very successful is in treating CFS

    I also know she saved several patients lives that were mis diagnosed by the NHS ie a patient who had addison's disease

    she deserves a medal not being hauled up at the GMC
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