Interesting Alternative Medicine Take

This video is phenomenal.  For the record, I am very open to what is called “alternative medicine” but this guy does do a great bit on some of the arguments for it.  I love when he says,  “By definition, alternative medicine has neither NOT been proved to work or been proved NOT to work.  Do you know what they call alternative medicine that’s been proved to work?  Medicine.”

Please watch it, at least to laugh.


Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Interesting Alternative Medicine Take

  1. Rural Ob_Gyn
    September 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Love this video! Thanks, Doug! The most artistic experience I’ve had in weeks.

  2. DrWally
    September 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Hilarious. I live in Amishland where alternative medicine is the norm. I never understand how people can put “natural” cures in their system and have no clue or even care what is in the cocktail. I have 2 current patients who are the color of the tin man from Oz due to chronic ingestion of silver…what were they thinking? I guess it IS “natural” and they are sporting an “alternative” look..

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