My 82-year old aunt and I watch the show "The Doctors" almost every day. Having been in the health and wellness industry for nearly 30 years now, I appreciate this show very much and am so delighted that shows like this exist to empower people with knowledge.
However, understand that although they do try to present more than one side, you are only getting the information that they have learned from thier "books of knowledge" and that there are not only other ways in the world, but additional knowlege that may not be presented that is not known by the people doing the presenting. I appreciate doctors so much and have many friends and aquaintances who are doctors, but unless new information has reached them, they do not know it. Even though I am sure (or at least I hope) they have researchers that double check what they are putting out there on the show, they still unknowingly give millions of people inaccurate or mis-information. There have been several shows where I have noticed this. This is why we should always question everything and do our own reasearch.
I can think of two specific shows that come to mind in the moment. Yesterday's show was on the topic of head trauma from recurring concussions such as when football players experience head trauma over and over. This destroys healthy brain cells leaving cellular debris in the brain which disrupts neurological connections and can cause severe learning disabilities and can frequently lead to early onset dementia. The neuroscientist on the show stated that "brain cells cannot be regrown". This is absolutely positively not true and top experts in this field have proven this. Here is a wonderful Ted-talk that addresses about how brain cells can be regrown. This is not new information. We have known about regrowing brain cells for over 5 years now. In addition to the specifics in the Ted-talk, there is also another widely used technology that assists in moving the dead cells out and helping regenerate new brain cells.
Sandrine Thuret: You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | TED Talk Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.
A second show that we watched addressed cartilage deterioration and treatments. In this show, Dr Travis stated that cartilage cannot be regrown in the joints of the body. Once again, he is giving people false information. Cartlidge has been regrown in the body for the past 5+ years now. Here is a photo of a knee that had bone on bone and cartilage was regrown in this patient without an implant or any invasive surgery, using a technology that orthopedic surgeons have used for 3 decades.
When I say "question everything" I dont mean it in a neagative, non-trusting, skeptical way. Questioning is not a bad thing. I mean sit with that information and ask yourself if that feels right for you or do you feel there is something else missing or something else that is right for you. Sometimes someone tells you something and you questoin it and do your own research and find out that what they said is exactly true. That is good. That gives you extra reassurance. Don't be afraid to ask.