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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-04-09 04:24 AM
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8. I agree that nutrition isn't the "be all/end all" of medicine; I think its a serious part.
And there is a time and a place for it, as any heart patient or diabetic will tell you.

I have stated repeatedly that I don't believe trace mineral supplementation is going to cure birth defects, repair brain damage, or fight infection. I think it will help premature infants achieve "normal" growth faster, and should therefore be investigated by reputable people using the scientific method and not just random stories on the internet (which folks can easily dismiss me as, if they so choose).

Sorry the "Messenger of God" theme didn't work for you. Its half a joke, and half not. My belief that all of us can act as "Messengers of God" isn't one that everyone agrees with, and talking about faith in such a way does open me up to ridicule; honestly, its not easy to discuss sometimes.

I am not a medical professional, nor do I profess to play one on television, and frankly, I don't want to have to go on a crusade to get folks to eat their vegetables (since I think that's kind of pretty obvious already).

I just want someone "reputable" to investigate, write a freaking paper, win the noble prize, and OH! Casually help save/improve the lives of tens of thousands of premature infants a year, please.

Is that asking too much? :)
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  -"Its not easy being a messenger of God." Yeah, I said it to my mother yesterday. IdaBriggs  Aug-04-09 03:42 AM   #0 
  - It amazes me how, in this day and age, the medical indsutry still seems to poo-poo nutrition  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-04-09 03:49 AM   #1 
  - You would think! LOL!  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:02 AM   #4 
  - medical schools, nursing programs  notadmblnd   Aug-04-09 03:54 AM   #2 
  - What I seem to be encountering when I do this with noted hospitals --  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:29 AM   #10 
  - Why not where they train Registered Dieticians? I know they have  BR_Parkway   Aug-04-09 05:11 AM   #12 
     - Believe it or not, I have a niece with a Masters in the field --  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 08:15 AM   #18 
  - Are you sure that no studies on premature infants and trace minerals  cali   Aug-04-09 03:55 AM   #3 
  - Studies show that premature infants have special nutritional needs.  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:12 AM   #7 
  - Try some of the better known Childrens specialty hospitals?  HillbillyBob   Aug-04-09 04:03 AM   #5 
  - I'm sorry for the difficulties you and your family have encountered, IdaBriggs,  saltpoint   Aug-04-09 04:06 AM   #6 
  - I agree that nutrition isn't the "be all/end all" of medicine; I think its a serious part.  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:24 AM   #8 
     - No, I don't think it's asking too much, but absent some kind of  saltpoint   Aug-04-09 04:25 AM   #9 
     - Which is why I'm posting my families medical history on DU.  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 04:39 AM   #11 
     - Education of Doctors  MichellesBFF   Aug-04-09 07:18 AM   #16 
  - on your mother and the "messenger of God", it reminds me of the story ...  zbdent   Aug-04-09 05:45 AM   #13 
  - You are complaining about something that you do yourself..  Fumesucker   Aug-04-09 05:53 AM   #14 
  - OUCH! You are right! Learning *is* hard --  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 08:12 AM   #17 
  - I think western medicine basically concurs (minus the Gabriel stuff)  foo_bar   Aug-04-09 07:13 AM   #15 
     - HOLY CRAP!!! You found something that I haven't seen before!!!  IdaBriggs   Aug-04-09 08:21 AM   #19 

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