Posting for more information/advice:
Recently, my wife and I met a "doctor." He was giving nutritional advice to a group of people. Some of this advice seemed more than a bit kooky to me, but what do I care? I wasn't listening to him.
Well it turns out my wife's friend was. She seems "smitten" by this doctor and very much is into what he is saying. She said things to my wife, who then speaks to me, and now I am trying to figure out what this guy is all about.
Long story-->short, my wife's friend's family has a high rate of breast cancer. They were discussing Angelia Jolie's double mastectomy. From what I understand (story told through my wife's friend, through my wife, to me), the "doctor" was claiming that it was an unnecessary procedure and that proper diet could have alleviated the risk of cancer.
This sounded like some serious BS to me...So I looked him up. I was surprised to learn that this doctor was not an MD, but a "Doctor of Chiropractic." This is apparently a real thing out of the Palmer College in Davenport, IA http://www.palmer.edu/DC/
So, I guess I'm just trying to figure out:
-What, exactly, is a Doctor of Chiropractic?
-Is a Doctor of Chiropractic qualified to give this sort of advice out? What is a D.C. qualified to do?
-I've always thought Chiropractors were "not real doctors"...was I wrong? Is he appropriately labeling himself as "Dr. Smith"?
-Met a "doctor" who is giving advice about breast cancer
-Turns out he is a "Doctor of Chiropractic"
-Question: should this guy be taken seriously?