Improving our health = not limiting or controlling the word evidence.

by Eunice J Minford MA FRCS Ed, Consultant Surgeon, N.Ireland


Evidenced based medicine currently dominates the Western model but who decides what is ‘evidence’? Is it being controlled and limited by academia and /or commercial interests? Is anecdotal evidence of a person’s lived experience a valid form of evidence? If a person reports that their life has changed for the better as a result of an operation, a medication or a complementary healing modality – is that in itself a valid form of evidence? We are trained in medical school that the history of the patient is most important and where the gold lies…….why is it ok to accept this personal testimony when someone is ill but to ignore the same individual’s experience when they report what assisted them to recover? This interview with Serge Benhayon, begins the conversation on these topics.



Disclaimer: The topics covered in this interview go beyond what is accepted in the current paradigm of evidenced based Western Medicine and it is for the viewer to discern if what is shared is true or could possibly be true or not. Eunice Minford is a Consultant General Surgeon who works in the NHS in accordance with the principles of Western Medicine. She has a personal interest in exploring beyond the current paradigm of Western Medicine and has studied Esoteric Philosophy and Sacred Esoteric Healing with Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.  Esoteric Medicine understands life, illness and disease at the level of energy.

491 thoughts on “Improving our health = not limiting or controlling the word evidence.

  1. We seem to discount people’s experience because scientifically it can not be proven, however if there are many people with the same experience there has to be something in it, and science will eventually realise that there needs to be more acceptance within science even if it can not as yet be proven.

  2. Evidence Based Medicine has created a tight control around who has the right to say they have the truth and who hasn’t. Can money buy truth? No, it can’t but certainly is dictating to us what we can research and what becomes accepted ‘truth’.

  3. I wonder sometimes if the output or the useable results from medical research are becoming less and less, especially when one looks at the results per dollar spent? The current response seems to be to make research more and more complicated and difficult but is that the right response?

  4. Evidence based medicine has its place, but we need to acknowledge it’s limitations instead of hanging our hat on it, as though it is the one and only reliable source. Acknowledging the vested interests and control of research through funding is a key part of this. These things stifle genuine enquiry and new ways of perceiving health issues.

  5. Dismissing the experiences of what has helped people recover is to then deny that same assistance to the recovery process to so many others. It makes no sense that people’s personal testimonies are relied upon to ascertain what made them ill, but then rejected when it comes to their recovery process.

  6. How can a person be respected, listened to and validated when sharing part of their experience in life and yet be discounted at the same time when they share their experience and account in another area in their life? Evidence is evidence and so the control being orchestrated behind the scenes needs to be challenged. We can do this through our living way – the Way of The Livingness, and its reflection to others.

  7. There is a whole lot more we can readily understand of ourselves when we choose to honestly listen to our bodies and accept and take responsibility for what is harming or supporting ourselves by the way we are living for therein lies the real evidence. Thank-you Eunice for sharing this much needed interview it offers us much to reflect on.

  8. The dumbing down of words we use has disconnected them to truth, leaving us to use them like confetti. But then what are we saying? Nothing more than blah, blah, blah – if we want connection, love, care, nurturing and understanding we need to share more depth than that.

    1. Words have become so bastardised and are used so randomly with little care in the levels of integrity. Thank you Eunice for offering another perspective for the world to view.

  9. If medics are trained in medical school that the history of the patient is most important and where the gold lies, then why indeed is it ok to accept this personal testimony when someone is ill but to ignore the same individual’s experience when they report what assisted them to recover? – A great point you bring here Eunice and thoroughly addressed by Serge in this video. Very important to raise this, and keep raising it.

  10. Every day every thing is giving us super clear evidence of our relationship to truth. We’ve just invented a world where abuse is normal to circumvent this. It doesn’t work.

  11. The word evidence is heavily associated with science – in that it is all about proving cause and effect and incorporating research and statistics – but at the expense of not seeing the body as our own living experiment and evidence. The fact is we can constantly explore how our bodies respond based on how we are living.

    1. Agreed. We have all the evidence we need within our own bodies. We just have to take notice of it and learn to listen and trust it. All too often we like to give our power away to the medical profession to tell us what condition we have and what we should do. It’s important to ask for the support we need from them, but we can know and do so much for ourselves too.

  12. Great conversation to be having, thank you Dr. Eunice Minford for the light that you’re shining on this topic, it is much needed.

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