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Evidence based medicine—an oral history

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g371 (Published 21 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g371

Re: Evidence based medicine—an oral history

Evidence based medicine is hype and hoopla, because healthcare is often a hell. The more we get, the worse we feel. Why is this? Doctors don’t know that toxins and addictions potentiate each other and make us sick. As a result, healthcare is a vicious cycle of toxins, addictions, and sickness, in which doctors aggravate sickness by ignoring its toxic, addictive causes, and by prescribing toxic, addictive drugs. I call this pervasive vicious cycle the “Toxic Craving Cycle” due to the synergistic pathogenicity of toxins and addictions (cravings). Perversely but predictably, healthcare makes us sick, by burying us under layers of toxins and addictions, some of which are prescription drugs. To quote George Bernard Shaw, "Science never solves one problem without creating ten more."

Competing interests: None relevant

22 January 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA