It’s Up To Us To Stay Healthy!
"Nutritional Management in Medicine"
Date: 2/11/2018 11:27:46 PM ( 11 mon ) ... viewed 317 times
From Dr. Carolyn Dean:
"... Allopathic medicine is not going to embrace health, they are going to stay committed to disease. It’s up to us to stay healthy and be the healthy example for our friends and family. ..."
She asked: "Would it be cynical or would it be accurate to say that there is more money to be made in treating sick people rather than keeping them well?" I hope the answer is most obvious to most people but in case this isn't obvious then just consider that allopathic medicine's "...mandate is to diagnose symptoms as a specific disease and treat those disease symptoms with drugs." That is all disease oriented! What about real health promotion? "... that’s where allopathic medicine fails its patients over and over because it knows nothing about keeping people healthy and preventing disease." You'll have to look elsewhere for real health!
June 14, 2018 - Pharmaceuticals vs. Health -
... Give a patient a drug to treat his symptoms; the drug causes new symptoms, which are diagnosed as a new illness; and then new drugs are given, and those drugs cause still more symptoms, which in turn are diagnosed as a new condition…on and on it goes. Drugged patients suffer tragically and needlessly, and cash piles up in Big Pharma’s coffers.
At one time, this circle of devastation might have been called an accident. But now, all the experts know the truth. Therefore, this is rightly labeled a MARKETING STRATEGY, and, at the highest levels, a covert op to disable the population.
Here is a new revelation:
Suppose your doctor told you this: “I’m prescribing an antidepressant because the other drugs you’ve been taking have a side effect—they cause depression.”
You might say, “Wow, where is my compensation for suffering depression?”
The answer, of course, is: Nowhere.
Yahoo News (6/12) has the story: “One third of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as birth control pills, antacids and common heart medications, that may raise the risk of depression, researchers warned on Tuesday.”
“Since the drugs are so common, people may be unaware of their potential depressive effects, said the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).”
“’Many may be surprised to learn that their medications, despite having nothing to do with mood or anxiety or any other condition normally associated with depression, can increase their risk of experiencing depressive symptoms, and may lead to a depression diagnosis,’ said lead author Dima Qato, assistant professor of pharmacy systems, outcomes and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.”
Here is the kicker: “The report was released one week after US health authorities said suicides have risen 30 percent in the past two decades, with about half of suicides among people who were not known to suffer from mental illness.”
“Anti-depressants are the only drug class that carries an explicit warning — called a black box warning — of suicide risk.”
“For other common medications — like blood pressure lowering pills, antacids known as proton pump inhibitors, painkillers and hormonal contraceptives — the warnings are harder to find or simply don’t exist in the packaging.”
And who knew this? “Researchers found that more than 200 commonly used prescription drugs have depression or suicidal symptoms listed as potential side effects.”
In the Yahoo article’s comments section, one person writes: “That explains why so many heart patients get diagnosed with clinical depression and PTSD. I went from 0 pills a day to over 20 a day after a heart attack. Several months later after becoming clinically depressed I was [p]ut on antidepressants.”
Quite possibly, the depression wasn’t simply the reaction to having a heart attack. The drugs used to treat the attack were at fault.
Hundreds of meds causing depression have produced a $$ bonanza for the psychiatric drug business: THOSE drugs OVER THERE cause depression; THESE drugs HERE treat it.
Of course, the SSRI antidepressants (e.g., Paxil, Zoloft) contain warnings about suicidal effects—because they, too, cause depression. And my readers know I’ve been presenting evidence for years about the ability of antidepressants to cause people to commit violence, including murder.
This is quite a “situation.” Hundreds of ordinary meds bring on depression. Doctors then prescribe antidepressants, which can deepen depression and push people into suicide and homicide.
Taking this further, the official solution to mass shootings is “earlier intervention with people at risk,” which means more psychiatric clinics, more diagnoses of mental disorders, and more drugging with compounds which induce violent actions.
Here is a new report indicating the public may be waking up to “the brutal pharma game”. From fiercepharma.com (June 13): [Public] Trust has hit a new low for pharma in Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer survey. The 13-point drop from 51% to 38% in the U.S. was the category’s biggest plummet in the five years the public relations and marketing firm has been tracking [public] sentiment…Pharma’s score of 38 puts it firmly in distrusted territory…”
None of this press coverage digs deeper into the tragedy. As I’ve been reporting for several years now, the landmark mainstream report on the effects of pharmaceuticals was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on July 26, 2000.
Written by Dr. Barbara Starfield, a revered researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, the report—“Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”—concluded that, annually, these drugs kill 106,000 Americans. Extrapolating that number out to a decade, the drugs kill a MILLION people.
In 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield. She adamantly stated that the US government had never consulted her about fixing the horror; nor had they launched any program to reverse the catastrophic trend.
When I label this overall operation chemical warfare against the population, I’m not exaggerating.
For obvious reasons, the mainstream press refuses to reveal the truth. It’s not only Big Pharma’s advertising revenues that are on the line, it’s the chaos that would be caused by cracking a foundational pillar of modern society.
Reality itself would undergo a vast disruption, as branches of the secular religion called modern medicine collapsed in full view of the public.
April 2, 2018 - My Support for True Healing and Real Health Without All the Pharmaceutical Hype! -
If I were interviewing to be the private-duty nurse for an individual who is depending upon a conventional medical doctor and most especially with prescribed medications I would present the individual with the following information and ask them to kindly give this some attentive consideration:
"There are more than 100,000 deaths annually in the US due to medication properly prescribed and taken as directed (Leape, 2000; Lazarou, Pomeranz, & Corey, 1998). Fatal adverse side effects appear to be the fourth leading cause of death in the US. Although the use of medication is necessary, excess medication produces excessive toxicity and expense. The use of metabolic correction (scientific supplementation, Orthomolecular therapy) and physiological modulation (phytomedicine, systemic therapy) may reduce medication requirements, reduce adverse side effects and improve treatment outcomes (Miranda-Massari, Gonzalez, Jimenez, Allende-Vigo & Duconge J., 2011)."
I am all for what "may reduce medication requirements". The published "Conclusion" (immediately above here) sounds encouraging to me - at the very least this presents a concept that individuals who are depending upon the medical system could at least begin to consider making a transition with "the unification of two medical paradigms: Orthomolecular Medicine and Systemic Medicine" or with other medical paradigms - a number of which I have blogged about at CureZone.
I am convinced after years of research that pharmaceutical products are over-prescribed, prescribed too quickly, always come with a need for fuller disclosure than the prescribing doctor readily offers, are over-priced, and possibly worst of all - are not agents of healing but only (at best) are suppressors of symptoms. The "side effects" can be as bad or even worse than the original symptoms that a medication is suppose to suppress. And with some medications there are the risk of being poisoned to death! I wonder how many of the "more than 100,000 deaths annually in the US due to medication properly prescribed ..." were actually welcomed by the patient taking the medication. In another words maybe death by medication is a suicide option for some people(?). In any case I don't think the majority of these "100,000 deaths" are consciously suicidal.
Therefore all these deaths (and so many more that are attributed to pharmaceutical products) indicate to me that there is a real need for more care, consideration, education, full-disclosure and the like for patients regarding their prescribed medicines. In my "heaven on earth" every patient who is prescribed medication would have a non-medical patient-advocate scrutinizing the prescription and the appropriateness for the patient as well as offering non-pharmaceutical options. "Some say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one."
April 4, 2018 - From Jon Rappoport -
"... False disease diagnoses are made, and toxic drugs are prescribed."
March 8, 2018 -
"Sleep and nutrition are the foundational preparation for all of life."
Many modern lifestyles apparently cut these two foundational preparations short. Businesses need enlightenment on both their conditioning factor and what they can do to upgrade their conditioning in this regards. For instance, businesses could provide food services (in the morning and in the early afternoon) that are designed to nourish the brain and thereby enhance performance of their employees.
March 13, 2018 - Now The Contrast (to the above) by 'Pulling the Curtain' on Drug-Based Medicine -
The Starfield revelation: medically caused death in America - by Jon Rappoport, (March 6, 2015) -
My 2009 interview with Dr. Barbara Starfield, a year and a half before she died, focused on her stunning exposure of medically caused death in America.
Starfield was a revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her July 26, 2000, review, “Is US health really the best in the world?”, was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Starfield paper can be downloaded freely (as a .pdf) from here:
The paper is fully cited as Starfield B. Is US health really the best in the world?. JAMA. 2000; 284(4):483-4. Dr. Barbara Starfield’s wiki page is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Starfield
In other words, this was a mainstream report. There was every reason for it to cause a firestorm in the press, and in the halls of government.
But that’s not what happened.
After a flurry of press stories, intentional amnesia set in.
If you’re looking for evidence that institutionalized American medicine doesn’t care about killing people, here it is.
Medical societies don’t care, most doctors don’t care, medical schools don’t care, public-health agencies don’t care, Congress doesn’t care, the Department of Justice doesn’t care, Presidents don’t care, drug companies don’t care, insurance companies don’t care.
As for major media and medical reporters, they intentionally hide this story and its implications every day of every year.
When people with the power to do something about medically caused death—and I’m talking about huge numbers of victims—know what’s going on and ignore it...what do you call that? Depraved indifference? Negligent homicide?
I call it murder. Mass murder.
Barack Obama and his allies have done everything they can to bring more people into the US medical system (https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/devastating-truth-about-obamacare/). Changing that system has never occurred to these politicians.
Like much of America, they accept the cliches and slogans about American medicine. “It’s the best in the world.” “People are being denied treatment.” “We must take care of our citizens.”
How about this far more accurate slogan: “Let’s force more Americans to die in the care of doctors.”
The American healthcare system, like clockwork, causes a mind-boggling number of deaths every year.
On July 26, 2000, the US medical community received a titanic shock, when one of its most respected public- health experts, Dr. Barbara Starfield, revealed her findings on healthcare in America. Starfield was associated with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
The Starfield study, “Is US health really the best in the world?”, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, came to the following conclusions:
Every year in the US there are:
* 12,000 deaths from unnecessary surgeries;
* 7,000 deaths from medication errors in hospitals;
* 20,000 deaths from other errors in hospitals;
* 80,000 deaths from infections acquired in hospitals;
* 106,000 deaths from FDA-approved correctly prescribed medicines.
The total of medically-caused deaths in the US every year is 225,000.
That’s 2.25 MILLION deaths per decade.
This makes the medical system the third leading cause of death in the US, behind heart disease and cancer.
The Starfield study is the most disturbing revelation about modern healthcare in America ever published in the mainstream.
On the heels of Starfield’s astonishing findings, media reporting was rather perfunctory, and it soon dwindled. No major newspaper or television network mounted an ongoing “Medicalgate” investigation. Neither the US Department of Justice nor federal health agencies undertook prolonged remedial action.
All in all, those parties who could have taken effective steps to correct this situation preferred to ignore it.
On December 6-7, 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield by email. Here are excerpts from that interview.
(Jon Rappoport - henceforth JR): What has been the level and tenor of the response to your findings, since 2000?
(Dr. Starfield henceforth DS): The American public appears to have been hoodwinked into believing that more interventions lead to better health, and most people that I meet are completely unaware that the US does not have the ‘best health in the world’.
(JR) In the medical research community, have your medically-caused mortality statistics been debated, or have these figures been accepted, albeit with some degree of shame?
(DS) The findings have been accepted by those who study them. There has been only one detractor, a former medical school dean, who has received a lot of attention for claiming that the US health system is the best there is and we need more of it. He has a vested interest in medical schools and teaching hospitals (they are his constituency).
(JR) Have health agencies of the federal government consulted with you on ways to mitigate the [devastating] effects of the US medical system?
(JR) Since the FDA approves every medical drug given to the American people, and certifies it as safe and effective, how can that agency remain calm about the fact that these medicines are causing 106,000 deaths per year?
(DS) Even though there will always be adverse events that cannot be anticipated, the fact is that more and more unsafe drugs are being approved for use. Many people attribute that to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry is (for the past ten years or so) required to pay the FDA for reviews [of its new drugs]—which puts the FDA into an untenable position of working for the industry it is regulating. There is a large literature on this.
(JR) Aren’t your 2000 findings a severe indictment of the FDA and its standard practices?
(DS) They are an indictment of the US health care industry: insurance companies, specialty and disease-oriented medical academia, the pharmaceutical and device manufacturing industries, all of which contribute heavily to re-election campaigns of members of Congress. The problem is that we do not have a government that is free of influence of vested interests. Alas, [it] is a general problem of our society—which clearly unbalances democracy.
(JR) Can you offer an opinion about how the FDA can be so mortally wrong about so many drugs?
(DS) Yes, it cannot divest itself from vested interests. (Again, [there is] a large literature about this, mostly unrecognized by the people because the industry-supported media give it no attention.)
(JR) Would it be correct to say that, when your JAMA study was published in 2000, it caused a momentary stir and was thereafter ignored by the medical community and by pharmaceutical companies?
(DS) Are you sure it was a momentary stir? I still get at least one email a day asking for a reprint—ten years later! The problem is that its message is obscured by those that do not want any change in the US health care system.
(JR) Are you aware of any systematic efforts, since your 2000 JAMA study was published, to remedy the main categories of medically caused deaths in the US?
(DS) No systematic efforts; however, there have been a lot of studies. Most of them indicate higher rates [of death] than I calculated.
(JR) What was your personal reaction when you reached the conclusion that the US medical system was the third leading cause of death in the US?
(DS) I had previously done studies on international comparisons and knew that there were serious deficits in the US health care system, most notably in lack of universal coverage and a very poor primary care infrastructure. So I wasn’t surprised.
(JR) Did your 2000 JAMA study sail through peer review, or was there some opposition to publishing it?
(DS) It was rejected by the first journal that I sent it to, on the grounds that ‘it would not be interesting to readers’!
(JR) Do the 106,000 deaths from medical drugs only involve drugs prescribed to patients in hospitals, or does this statistic also cover people prescribed drugs who are not in-patients in hospitals?
(DS) I tried to include everything in my estimates. Since the commentary was written, many more dangerous drugs have been added to the marketplace.
This interview with Dr. Starfield reveals that, even when an author has unassailable credentials within the medical-research establishment, the findings can result in no changes made to the system.
Many persons and organizations within the medical system contribute to the annual death totals of patients, and media silence and public ignorance are certainly major factors, but the FDA is the assigned gatekeeper, when it comes to the safety of medical drugs.
The buck stops there. If those drugs the FDA is certifying as safe are killing, like clockwork, 106,000 people a year, the Agency must be held accountable. The American people must understand that.
As for the other 119,000 people killed every year as a result of hospital treatment, this horror has to be laid at the doors of those institutions. Further, to the degree that hospitals are regulated and financed by state and federal governments, the relevant health agencies assume culpability.
It is astounding, as well, that the US Department of Justice has failed to weigh in on Starfield’s findings. If 225,000 medically caused deaths per year is not a crime by the Dept. of Justice’s standards, then what is? (https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/why-the-fda-should-be-charged-with-murder/)
To my knowledge, not one person in America has been fired from a job or even censured as result of these medically caused deaths.
Dr. Starfield’s findings have been available for 15 years. She has changed the perception of the medical landscape forever. In a half-sane nation, she would be accorded a degree of recognition that would, by comparison, make the considerable list of her awards pale. And significant and swift action would have been taken to punish the perpetrators of these crimes and reform the system from its foundations.
The pharmaceutical giants stand back and carve up the populace into “promising markets.” (http://www.boughtmovie.net) They seek new disease labels and new profits from more and more toxic drugs. They do whatever they can—legally or illegally—to influence doctors in their prescribing habits. Many studies which show the drugs are dangerous are buried. FDA panels are filled with doctors who have drug-company ties. Legislators are incessantly lobbied and supported with pharma campaign monies.
Nutrition, the cornerstone of good health (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14LR0Za92KY), is ignored or devalued by most physicians. Meanwhile, the FDA continues to attack nutritional supplements, even though the overall safety record of these nutrients is excellent, whereas, once again, the medical drugs the FDA certifies as safe are killing 106,000 Americans per year.
Physicians are trained to pay exclusive homage to peer-reviewed published drug studies. These doctors unfailingly ignore the fact that, if medical drugs are killing a million Americans per decade, the studies on which those drugs are based must be fraudulent. In other words, the whole literature is suspect, unreliable, and impenetrable
May 21, 2018 - Comment at Agri-Pulse -
What definition for "insurrection" are you relying upon?
I'm personally looking forward to seeing the add-on organic label!
I've been blogging on the essence of organic agriculture[i], the necessity for soil-based organic agriculture[ii] and related themes at a few CureZone Blogs over the years.
With modern-day chemical-based agriculture and industrial food processing - at some point in one's consumption of the non-food substances and/or the consumption of non-nutritious food - an individual will likely suffer consequences to their health. Anyone suffering from the anti-nutrition from "the foods-of-commerce" may find considerable relief by at least switching to whole organic foods. However, the "organic" label is apparently largely dominated by food corporations of the same or similar food industry that is based on "chemical-based agriculture and industrial food processing". That is why dedicated organic growers have organized themselves to resolve several conflicts (regarding the national organic label) that had resulted from compromises to traditional organic standards. "It's up to us to stay healthy" and - more and more people are realizing that it is also up to us to keep agriculture including the soil and the animals healthy. That is why I am supporting the add-on organic label!
 "The gold standard of medical tests is fake":
 Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, petro-based fertilizers, and/or other residues of modern-day chemical farming.
 White flour products, foods of commerce made with sugar, hydrogenated oils, fractionated food substances.
Also see: "Shocker: Comparing deaths from medical treatment, vitamins, all US wars":
and: "Why does modern medicine have a big problem with natural health?":
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