I do not support writer's that produce information that is false. What is the point in reading what cannot be trusted? I have experienced pseudo facts even within the medical community, and I do not return to a doctor that is slanting his view to encourage testing I believe is unnecessary. As an example to clarify my meaning, I have autoimmune disease. I understand the difficulty putting a name on a condition that often overlaps with other autoimmune diseases. I can accept that. When I developed new digestive symptoms that resulted in a 30-lb weight loss in a couple of months, I was in complete agreement with the rigorous tests the doctor advised. The first test was an endoscopy and colonoscopy, which revealed nothing abnormal, followed by the standard upper and lower GI series, also negative. The GI specialist was quick to diagnosis my problem as IBS, which I knew it was not. When I continued to lose weight, the specialist sent me to another medical facility for a capsule endoscopy (PillCam). The test relayed severe inflammation from autoimmune disease at my jejunum, as I suspected all along. My GI specialist then put me on Pentasa, which helped immensely. A couple of years later, as I went for regular checkups, he suggested another colonoscopy. The prep is miserable and considering the fact the first did not reveal my problem and showed no indications of any other issues, I declined, giving him this reason. The doctor then followed with the statement that my disease puts me at a far greater risk for gastric cancer. In researching this idea with other doctors, I have been assured this is not the case. So, these kind of discrepancies, issued with frightening warnings that are not confirmed and supported by medical studies, only serves to destroy trust. There are many proposed ideas from the professionals we trust, about what is healthy and what it not, only to be retracted at a later date with the exact opposite suggestions. The practice of medicine should only be in the hands of those that study it and even then, I am cautiously optimistic about the quality of the information I receive. Once I am given inaccurate information, especially when admonished for questioning it, I realize I can no longer trust anything the individual tells me, and I see no purpose in seeking their counsel.