Thank you for a great post. I totally agree with you about some doctors taking their cues from us without admitting it. Before my sinus surgery, my ENT prescribed Antibiotics (standard with invasive surgery) and he told me to go to the drugstore and buy some probiotics! Of course I already had some, but I was shocked a surgeon of all people was telling me to get some. And then there is the doctor who wouldn't give my husband and me an Antibiotic when he returned from a trip overseas, even though it was obvious we had a horrible intestinal bug, and my husband had told the doctor that the water they showered in was undrinkable because of bacterial contamination. They made us wait 3 agonizing days in which I had to go to the ER for for dehydration to confirm the bacteria in the lab before prescribing an antibiotic. While I applaud efforts not to over prescribe Antibiotics , this is a case of the pendulum swinging way too far. But I can't get angry, because it is so heartening to see western doctors becoming more and more aware of this issue.