Interesting...I don't agree with all of these, and I don't think most doctors would, either!

We found a list of medical procedures that doctors actually think you should AVOID . . . and some of them are pretty surprising. Here are seven things doctors won't do for themselves.

#1.) Get a flu shot. There's not a lot of evidence that it helps people who are healthy to begin with. People who are elderly or have a chronic illness might benefit from it. Otherwise, let your immune system take care of itself.

#2.) Take sleeping pills. They're addictive and they can have annoying or even dangerous side effects. And over time you end up needing bigger and bigger doses to feel the same effects.

#3.) Have a prostate cancer test. People don't realize that prostate cancers are actually super common in older men . . . and most of them are harmless. The test can reveal things that could put you through a lot of unnecessary tests and treatments.

--Not only that, but the test can be highly inaccurate. It finds cancer when it's not there . . . misses real cancers that actually are there . . . and fails to distinguish between malignant and benign cancers.

#4.) Have your first child at home. Obstetricians say there's too much chance of a complication with the first pregnancy. If a complication becomes an emergency, you don't want to waste time getting to the hospital.

#5.) Refuse vaccinations. This is becoming a trend among young parents. But now a lot of serious diseases that are easily preventable are coming back, because fewer kids are getting vaccinated. Things like measles, tetanus . . . and now polio.

#6.) Have a CT scan when you're well. Do it and you're asking for trouble. Especially in older people, they almost always find some minor abnormality . . . and then they have to do more procedures just to RULE OUT something serious.

#7.) Go on a low-carb diet. Sure, you might lose weight. You might also DIE FASTER. People who stick to low-carb diets for a long time are up to 62% more likely to have heart attacks or strokes than people who eat normally.

Source:  The Guardian