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Speak Up: Did Your Doctor Really Say That?


Years ago, I was having tummy problems, so I decided to visit a naturopath. I was curious to see if there was a natural way to cure my upset stomach. This naturopath paid no attention to the reasons I came to see her and focused instead on the fact that I was using birth control pills.

This "healer" was really against "putting chemicals into your body," as she put it, and she gave the most outlandish medical advice I have ever received. She strongly suggested that I stop taking the pill, get pregnant, and then get an abortion just to make sure I was still fertile. Can you believe that?!

I get shivers every time I think about it. I mean, what kind of horrendous advice was that? Way to push your views on someone else. I stormed out of there immediately (after giving her my two cents) and made an appointment with a gastroenterologist.

So tell me, has someone in the medical field ever said something that surprised or appalled you? Or have you ever received horrible medical advice?

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