Yah, everyone knows that the best place to get medical advice is on a machinists' website. Those machininsts are a bunch real good healers. Why some of them even know DOCTORS who tell them the inside dope! Wow!
Yah well... I get emails from more than one country asking for review of Medical Advice and prescriptions.
I DO the G-D research. Send back a "to do' list of what questions need addressed, or what needs corrected to current peer-reviewed work and proven data.
Complacent practitioners with Medical Degrees .. who have let their understanding lag, some of them MANY years past the expiry date of their plan arrogantly push back:
"Are you practicing medicine?"
No, Pilgrim. Simply pointing out that you SHOULD be .... and have not been .
Folks go and find a smarter Doctor who HAS kept-current.
Wuddn' yah know it? Far the better researcher has found another acorn.
Not because the Doc is lazy.
Because (s)he is too BUSY with the realities of their JOB.
And has a far broader SCOPE to try to keep up with ... than a researcher focused on ONE tiny subset at each go and far more time to focus exclusively ON it.
So they get more appropriate treatment.
Are subjected to fewer obsolete mistakes.
Live healthier lives.
I'm good with those averages.