Monday, January 21, 2008

Now Coffee Causes Miscarriages? PLEASE!!!!!

How about using some common sense on these “new” findings coming out of the hopelessly corrupt medical profession. Here’s the thing. When a miscarriage occurs, it’s because it should occur. When the baby being produced is not viable, a miscarriage occurs. Or, a miscarriage occurs because the womb a baby is being produced in has imperfections that will not occur in subsequent pregnancies (or perhaps they will) and the womb cannot carry a baby to term. In any case, if the caffeine in two cups of coffee a day rather than one cup of coffee a day seems to turn the tide on a pregnancy and causes a miscarriage, then that pregnancy is in jeopardy anyway. This morning the New York Times quoted Dr. Carolyn Westhoff, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and epidemiology, at Columbia University Medical Center. She has reservations about the new study being published today in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Westhoff said: “Just interviewing women, over half of whom had already had their miscarriage, does not strike me as the best way to get at the real scientific question here...but it is an excellent way to scare women.” She went on to say that smoking, chlamidial infections and increasing maternal age were stronger risk factors for miscarriage, and ones that women could do something about. “Moderation in all things is still an excellent rule,” Dr. Westhoff said. “I think we tend to go overboard on saying expose your body to zero anything when pregnant. The human race wouldn’t have succeeded if the early pregnancy was so vulnerable to a little bit of anything. We’re more robust than that.” Why does the medical profession want to frighten everyone? Why does the medical profession want to put the entire population on drug therapy? Why does the medical profession want to have everyone undergo wildly expensive tests for every medical problem that could occur in the human body when the symptom being complained about is easily diagnosable and easily treated? Those are rhetorical questions. You and I know the answers.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

I don't know the answer. Perhaps if I tried harder to have opinions I would know the answer, and wouldn't have to say "I don't know" as often as I do. But as things stand I don't know the answer, or even if the question is relevant.

Honestly, I don't know either of those things.