That's a good point....cave76 wrote:The word that came up in that discussion was "top-tier' llmds.
I had an 'A HA' moment and it became clear----- ILADS is in sore need of money. Almost anyone can become an ILADS member. Some of the new members will go through a mentoring week with another established ILADS doc.
But that doesn't mean that the new member won't go back to his/her practice and revert back to previous training and/or beliefs; as in----herbs and supplements ---- if he had been trained as an ND or works under the aegis of an MD who is alternative minded and calls the shots in that practice.
And that has happened, I know for a fact.
No assuming necessary; I have a couple of press releases on the matter right here:cave76 wrote:To touch lightly on the 'sins' of Stricker------I can't say much for sure except that I imagine that the same flaw can probably be found in almost any M.D. who walks this earth.
Assuming that he DID do what his detractors say he did---- I don't know who those detractors are or their motives behind sussing out his infraction: I've been around the block too many times to not be aware that there is always another side.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A967958260
One can belittle these "sins" as much as one wants, but the fact of the matter remains that Stricker has been caught lying in the past -- specifically for further NIH funding -- and this is okay because he is a beloved LLMD? NO, it is NOT okay. I don't care who the hell he is. He lied. He altered statistics so that his conclusion would fit his faulty hypothesis. That is not good medicine in my book, no matter who the researcher is.
That's what is most sad, that we live in a world where the sickest of the sick must resort to such lows in order to get treatment....cave76 wrote:And if he DID do it---then---- I'm seeing him for his ability to think clearly and to stick to science (our best bet so far), not to fall in love with him.
I'd see the Devil Himself if he could do everything Dr. Stricker has done for me and for others.