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First off, I haven’t been on this forum in the long time, the title caught my eye so I wanted to read. Also many, many props to Raster for still being on these forums and being so helpful – he was always so helpful to me.
Anyways, I have asked this question myself (an RN) many times with doctors (MDs) and medical nutritionists (different than just nutritionists) who treat candida.
It really has to do with what is taught in medical school (or, in this case, what is not taught in medical school). How much training do MDs receive with regard to nutrition? One course? How much training do doctors receive for treating things such as infections with something non-pharmacological (ex, oil of oregano)? The whole training system often “breeds” individuals that do not think very critically for themselves and yes become dependent upon pharmacological approaches, protocols of institutions, and westernized medical philosophies. This stuff becomes so ingrained in them that when what their patient tells them something that doesn’t match up with what they have been taught they blame the patient.
I mean it is obvious that western medicine can be helpful for acute situations (strokes, heart attacks) and inherited diseases. But is down right AWEFUL when it comes to treating syndromes (MS, candida), chronic illness (depression, IBD), chronic pain, etc,.
There is hope, however that they are starting to “Get it”, we are seeing doctors (such as gastroenterologists) prescribe candida “type” diets … such as FODMAPs, or advise patients to go “gluten-free” (gluten being such a common component in starches that surely feed candida and other organisms in our biodome).
Lastly, I feel for your pain — really anyone here — and hope you continue searching for the best answers and treatments for whatever gets in the way of you not feeling your very best.