I think during my third year of medical school I realized I could not be a mainstream doctor. I watched the treatment that people received in the hospital and not that it was bad but as a student we were required to take a history and physical from many patients on the wards. I realized that the pharmaceutical prescriptions being given by well meaning doctors were not really going to address the problems that people had. When I looked into psychiatry and spent my summer after my first year in medical school at a community health center I became alarmed at the drugs being prescribed. I voiced this to the head psychiatrist at this clinic in New Haven who told me that I was a fool for not wanting to get on the drug bandwagon. I don’t remember what my reaction was at the time but I guess you could say that I was more disturbed by what I saw happening in the clinic than his comments to me. I was a vegan during my medical school years and many years after. And of course through that filter all of my patients appeared to be suffering from the effects of meat eating and the toxic chemicals that were added to the food.
Archive for the ‘Vegetarianism’ Category
Dr Kokayi has a chance to share the airwaves with health activist , author, and live foodist Queen Afua. Queen Afua is joined by Dr Bernadette Sheridan a local Brooklyn family practitioner who has worked with Queen Afua and has been helping her to document the impact of diet on disease states. Queen Afua also shares with the listening audience the upcoming kick off a her week of wellness culminating with opening of her institute in Bklyn with her guest Erica Badou. She also speaks about her City of Wellness shut in where people will dedicate themselves to a detoxification process over the course of a day. Queen Afua speaks about the different levels of vegetarianism.