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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Dying

Here's an update on this topic from a trusted source, and a health professional I have followed and respected for many years.

Original post-
Today I had the opportunity to comment on a medical website to which I subscribe. The M.D. in the video, an editor at large for the site,  was speaking to the issues of CAM (complementary, alternative medicine), and as usual attacking it as non sense.

I posted this retort -
There is an inherent conflict of interest here because allopathic medicine is and has been engaged, since the early 1970s in refuting what has been coined to be referred to as CAM or "alternative medicine". Going back to the Flexner Report of 1910 is also a guide to see the basis of discontent. As an advanced nurse practitioner since the 1970s I find it always amazing how gullible so called "educated" health care providers are in regard to the history of medicine, for starters. Beyond that concern of gullibility to believe such marketing hacks as defrocked MD heading up "Quackbusters", do you recall when medical schools taught herbal medicine and homeopathy? Do you recall that coffee enemas were used for years in allopathy yet now are considered 'quackery'. Have you even bothered to look into the plethora of scientific research, completed independently and not paid for by Big PhRMA? Having worked with drugs and natural medicine and nutrition in my work for decades I will take it over the 80% or mainstream medicine any day, because I see how it heals people. And if you are so inclined, I am happy to discuss it further off list. As space is limited I will close by saying, do your due diligence and stop promoting non-facts first.
Another site from the UK ran this story -  "HOW THE EU PLANS TO WRECK ALTERNATIVE HEALTH"
Within 2 years, alternative medicine will be a shadow of its current self. By then - thanks to 4 laws being ratified by the European Union right now - only low-dose vitamins will be available on the shelves, most Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs will have disappeared, and many herbal practitioners in the UK may well have gone out of business.

An MD colleague of mine said this (slightly edited by me) -

On August 17, 2010, at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, Dr. Donald Light presented his research in a paper titled, Pharmaceuticals: A Two-Tier Market for Producing 'Lemons' and Serious Harm. Dr. Light is a professor of comparative health policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
It seems that this bombshell was not reported on mainstream media. Dr. Light's research validates what many of us already know. He found that 85% of new drugs being created are more harmful than beneficial. But will that information ever make it to CNN?
It's an unfortunate fact that a disproportionate amount of TV, radio, internet, and magazine advertising is controlled by drug companies. So, it's no surprise that there are no alternatives discussed on mainstream venues. Media doctors quickly learn they have to toe the line and promote the standard practice of medicine, which boils down to drugs and surgery.
My frustration at the Machiavellian turn that medicine had taken into the rabbit hole of drugs is why I wrote Death by Medicine in 2003. You can obtain that paper freely on the Internet.
As I said, I don't like to focus on the negative and this is the only one example that sheds light on the sickening turn of medicine to the dark side. If you or your friends think that drug companies are looking out for YOUR best interests and want to see you healthy and off drugs, think again.
There are effective alternatives to mainstream medicine, and we have been providing it since the 1960s. We help you become your best health advocate so you can deal with what you are up against in the health care maze.

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