i didn't say doctors should be unbiased towards alternative medicine, i think they should remain unbiased towards treating individuals who choose 'unproven' methods such as nutrition for better health. if they want to have a better sample of individuals, they need to serve them. I do not seek 'alternative' advice from my Dr., never thought to, but the only alternative method I use to keep my family healthy and whole is good wholesome nutrition. If I needed more intensive healing therapy, then I'd seek it. So far, a nutrient rich diet has proven a very effective deterrent to disease.
Dr's are in a service. Medicine is not God, religion, or even the Truth. medicine and science have made many mistakes over the centuries, and it is not the supreme right. so those who practice it cannot worship it. they cannot deny that there might be something other than it. when scientists and dr's believe that they are the only greater good, the only truth, medicine can hit it's darkest times. the manhattan project is a good example. medicine is in the service industry of keeping people healthy, and like other service industries, should not dictate to each person what they must choose, but must allow choice.
and those who do think science to be the only Truth, the inerrant right, should realize that they are ascribing to a faith-system. they should take the same approach to their evangelism that they take to those who preach any religious doctrine. they believe in a truth, but they cannot force in on others. if it is true, then it will win out. but one is never converted by dogmatic lectures or an absolutist stance, but by seeing the practical truth as it plays out.