Nobody wrote:I know they are trying to help, but I think GPs are playing a dangerous game by giving dietary advice that isn't backed by the body of science.
I learned a long time ago that many doctors are very human, and don't realize it.
I've got two physios with me currently for Masters coursework reasons. One has asked me several times if I think Magnesium supplements would help this condition or that. I asked her why she was asking me and she said another private physio recommended it to about 80% of his patients. I set her a task to complete in 48 hours - research it and give me 6 bullet points on reasons to recommend it, and at least a dozen contraindications and precautions not to. She did a pretty good job but left out how regular supplements can bind or interfere with the efficacy of various medications. Anyway, it was a good segway to introduce her to the safer supplementation world of WFPB diet!