RadioMD: Inherently You with Dr. Holly Lucille

How to Listen to Your Gut When Your Doctor's Advice Isn't Helping

March 11, 20151 min
What happens when you feel like your doctor isn't listening to you?When you've been experiencing chronic and unpleasant symptoms, your first instinct might be to go to your doctor.It's unfortunate, but it often feels like time is limited whenever you step foot into your doctors office. It may also feel like your doctor is preoccupied and not fully listening to what you're saying.However, it's so important to firmly stand your ground and listen your gut, especially when it comes to your health.Sometimes doctors that follow more western medicine practices tend to stick to textbook information, and very rarely look to other alternative ways of treatment.This is exactly what happened to Julia Schopick. Her husband suffered from a cancerous brain tumor for 15 years. Following everything the doctor wanted done (medications, radiation, surgery), caused massive amounts of side effects that ended up prolonging the healing process and making him worse. Julie voiced her concern, but the doctors shrugged it off, and thought that nothing else could be done. However, finally fed up, Julie decided to listen to her gut and take matters into her own hands. She learned a handful of ways she could help ease her husbands symptoms, like by changing up his diet. When she shared the different treatment options she was using on her husband, the primary doctor wasn't interested at all, even though he seemed to be doing much better. What should you do if you feel like you're doctor's advice isn't helping?Patient advocate, Julia Schopick shares why you should always listen to your gut when it comes to your health, and what to do if your doctor's advice isn't helping.

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