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TommyK - you are being extremely dogmatic, and probably can't even recognize it in yourself. No matter how many statistics you have before starting treatment, medicine is practiced one patient anecdote at a time. There is no statistically average patient. The multivariate equation that defines that person sitting in front of you defies being resolved to a single variable. If a patient is having an adverse drug reaction it is purely anecdotal data happening right in front of you, but you had best deal with that n=1 sensibly and promptly.
Higher quality information is of course always better. But double blind clinical studies are not the only way of knowing. It is your statement of faith that only this kind of knowledge has value and that everything else is worthless. Pure dogma.
You best give up eating food to be consistent with your dogma -- there is no double blind clinical study proving artichokes or most other foods are safe to eat. All we have is lots and lots of anecdotal trial and error human experience handed down to us by generations that have gone before.
Jeff Clark, ND
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