x2. Of course, it's up to the individual to make sure their particular doctor is not an idiot, but yes - I'll take the advice of a board certified medical professional any day.
You'd have to be fucking retarded to take medical advice from some stranger on the Internet...lol...the idea that some douchebag who "dabbles in endocrinology" should be a better source of knowledge then an actual endocrinologist is absolutely laughable.
That's just an example, not aimed at any particular person, but seriously - who is actually fucking dumb enough to trust the opinion of some anonymous dope over a medical professional?
Now, you can get some ideas from people, that you may want to express to your doctor, but replacing your doctor with some doofus on the Internet - not a very smart thing to do....