Doctors are not trained to help you change your lifestyle for the sake of improving your health and curing what ails you. That is not their strength, their raison d’être. Doctors are trained to provide trauma care, recommend lots of testing, prescribe lots of drugs, and peddle lots of vaccines. They have largely become an extension of the pharmaceutical, medical equipment, and health insurance industries, thus fueling the epidemic of chronic illness and disease facing our country and our world. This represents one of the most dramatic and unfortunate declines in a once noble, creative, and independent profession. It is not what it once was, and it will never be again so long as it remains beholden to industries that are driven primarily by financial profit and self-protection rather than pure science and the welfare of patients.