DOCTOR KILLS AGAIN....AND AGAIN! .... AND AGAIN!!!!
I have a pretty good doctor. He's Iranian. Tells me to take Omega Fish oils 3 to slow down my Adult onset diabetes. He's smart, educated. When it comes to health knowledge, especially holistic preventitive stuff, MOST doctors are surprisingly ignorant America is a nation of widespread health and nutritional illiteracy. And I'm not just talking about the knowledge gaps of health consumers, either. It's the doctors and health "experts" who have astonishing gaps in knowledge that should be considered basic health information in any first-world nation.
Parents, too, lack any real literacy in nutrition and health. That's largely because medical journals, health authorities and the mass media actively misinform them about health and nutrition issues, hoping to prevent people from learning how to take care of their own health using simple, natural remedies and cures.
Here are some shocking examples of the huge gaps in knowledge among doctors, parents and others...
What your doctor doesn't know might actually harm you Most doctors have little or no understanding of the nutritional difference between LIVE foods and DEAD foods. Most doctors think they're nutritional identical!
Most conventional doctors don't know that the NIH actively funded and operated criminal medical experiments on human prisoners
Most parents have no idea that processed meats (bacon, sausage, sandwich ham, etc.) are laced with the sodium
nitrite coloring chemical that promotes aggressive brain, pancreas and colon cancers.
Most doctors have no idea that seasonal flu vaccines are little more than quackery and simply don't offer any real
protection against the flu.
Very few parents know the difference between the words "natural" and "organic" on food labels. Most parents just think "natural" means "organic" and so they buy more products that claim to be natural (even when the word means nothing).
From Deceptive Boardrooms to Closed-Minded Thinking... How The Fatally Flawed Medical System Killed More Americans with Just One Drug than the Entire Vietnam War, Part 1 of 4
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
Over 80 percent of the people on the Internet search for health information, but the field is loaded with misinformation, deception, and outright fraud.
When I started this Web site in 1997 it was with the intention to provide you with a treasure trove of knowledge and health wisdom that will allow you to avoid the well established dangers of choosing a conventional approach to medicine.
Origins of "Doctors are the Third Leading Cause of Death"
In July 2000 I analyzed a JAMA article by Dr. Barbara Starfield from Johns Hopkins School of public health.
I carefully reviewed her data and came to the conclusion that doctors were the third leading cause of death. I created that headline, and over the last ten years it has been widely distributed all over the Internet.
When I contacted Dr. Starfield for a follow-up, she told me that she did not agree with my conclusion, but still felt that the conventional medical system was the leading cause of death. Well four years later, Gary Null
published a report which indeed confirmed that fact.
So, with time I realized that my purpose in life is to catalyze a transformation of this fatally flawed medical system that has been irreversibly corrupted by multinational corporate drug and food industry interests, which put their bottom line profits far ahead of improving your health and the human condition in general.
The purpose of this site is to provide a comprehensive educational effort to expose the fraud, deception and misinformation that is prematurely killing hundreds of thousands of people every year in the US alone, and also
causing needless pain and suffering in millions of others.
It might be obvious to most that I am bucking this corporate system, and they are not going to go down without a fight. The opponents are constantly seeking to discredit me so the message can't be heard.
Truth is Violently Opposed Before It is Accepted as Self Evident
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was a German philosopher known for his philosophical clarity. In my view he has made one of the most valuable observations on the shifting of human views on truth as he stated that all
truth goes through three steps:
1.. First, it is ridiculed.
2.. Second, it is violently opposed.
3.. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident
This is not only true for health but all areas of life. However since my entire formal professional training is in health, I would like to share with you a dozen experiences from my professional career that validates Shopenhauer's observation, and why I will not quit despite the efforts of my critics and detractors.
Three of the 12 truths I will cover in this four-part series have reached the final stage and are now widely accepted by the medical profession, although some of my recommendations still include refinements that have yet
to be embraced by conventional medicine.
The remainder is in varying degrees of acceptance, and some will not be widely accepted for quite some time, but the evidence is clear for all those who are willing to objectively review the data.
Truth # 1: Bacteria Cause Ulcers
It was 1984 when I first became aware of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria, and its role in peptic ulcers. I learned this by reviewing the data in one of my favorite journals, Lancet. A family physician, Dr. Barry Marshall, from Australia, came up with a finding that turned the entire long held view of ulcers upside down.
I was still in my residency training when I sought to apply these findings but remember very clearly that the specialist that I reported to ridiculed me for even considering the wacky notion that bacteria could cause ulcers. I
was almost removed from my training program for seeking to put patients on this regimen.
This was remarkable because nearly every one of the patients I put on the program had immediate, long-lasting improvement, and did not require going on lifelong antiulcer therapy.
When I went into private practice in 1985, the local gastroenterologists in my community considered me a renegade and would discredit me to other physicians. However ten years later, in 1995, Dr. Marshall was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery. This was my first personal experience with Schopenhauer's observation.
Unfortunately, the misinformation surrounding the true cause of ulcers was
still not widely known in the late '90s. A CDC survey during that time found
most health care consumers were unaware that peptic ulcer disease was caused
by infection with H. pylori bacteria in 9 of 10 cases.
About 60 percent of respondents still believed that ulcers were caused by
stress and 17 percent thought that ulcers were caused by spicy foods.
Acid Suppressing Treatments Cause More Harm than Good
An important element of the conventional treatment of peptic ulcer disease
is H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors, which are some of the most widely
prescribed drugs in the world, and there was ENORMOUS resistance from the
drug companies for physicians to accept Dr. Marshall's finding.
I strongly believe that virtually all of these acid suppressing regimens
are unnecessary and actually harm people. It was a major tragedy that these
drugs became available over-the-counter in the '90s.
It was bad enough that physicians were using them inappropriately -- now
anyone can abuse these dangerous drugs and short-circuit their body's normal
Your body was not designed to have its acid level suppressed. If that
occurs, then the enzymes you need to digest are not activated, and your body
will not be able to fully utilize the food you eat.
If you or anyone you know are still taking medications like Zantac,
Pepcid, Tagamet or similar medications, it would be wise to stop them
Even Better Options for Ulcers
Interestingly, as I continued to study and learn natural medicine
principles, I realized that while Dr. Marshall's approach was far superior
to the acid suppressing approaches, it still was not the best answer.
I learned that it is rarely necessary to use antibiotics to control the
helicobacter bacteria that can cause ulcers. You can easily achieve this
goal with proper diet, supplements and lifestyle modification.
Unfortunately this approach is still too far out of the box and is not
widely accepted as truth. Perhaps in another ten years...
To find out more about how to get rid of H. pylori the healthy way, read
The Case for Healthy Bowels: The Vital Connection between Your Gut and Your
Truth # 2: Duoderm Provides Potent Wound Healing
The second confirmation of the Schopenhauer observation came at the turn
of the century.
Wound healing has a long history of less than optimal treatment in the
conventional model. Many wounds become chronic and are resistant to healing,
while other acute wounds, like burns, are treated with a variety of
ineffective and dangerous approaches.
I first learned of Duoderm in my residency over 25 years ago. When I first
started using it on patients in the hospital I was widely criticized by the
attending physicians and the surgeons, and they would tell the nursing staff
to remove the dressing.
However, over the course of about a year they started to witness the
dramatic healing improvements, and before I left the program it had become
standard treatment by most of the attending and surgical staff for wound
So just what is Duoderm?
It is a nearly magical wound dressing. After you've cleaned your wound
with hydrogen peroxide, cut the Duoderm about half an inch larger than your
wound and apply. It typically sticks very well to your skin unless you are
wrapping it around a digit, in which case you will need to apply some extra
You can leave a Duoderm dressing on for about one week before you need to
change the dressing, as long as there is no sign of infection.
Interestingly, after a few days it typically will look like pus might be
coming out, but it is merely the dressing itself dissolving that resembles pus.
Unlike most wound dressings that actually worsen wound healing, Duoderm
accelerates it and also tends to eliminate any wound pain.
It is unclear how it works, but most likely it allows tiny bioelectrical
currents to become reestablished by completing a circuit, and then your
body's intuitive wisdom takes over and finishes your healing.
If you have a hard time finding it, you can get Duoderm on Amazon.
Truth # 3: Anti Inflammatory Vioxx Kills 60,000
The third confirmation of the Schopenhauer observation came at the turn of
In the early 2000s, Vioxx was an extremely popular anti-inflammatory,
taken by nearly 100 million people worldwide -- with sales reaching $2.5
In 1999 I uncovered a study that showed people taking this drug were at
massively increased risk of dying from heart disease and stroke, and I
published this information in my newsletter.
I actually issued the first public warning about Vioxx while it was still
in clinical trials -- a year before it became available by prescription.
Then, in 2004, another study showed that patients taking Vioxx had a 50
percent higher risk of having a heart attack or experiencing a fatal cardiac
episode than those taking another popular anti-inflammatory drug - the same
conclusion I had warned about FIVE years earlier.
Merck finally succumbed to public pressure and voluntarily withdrew their
anti-inflammatory drug from the market in September, 2004.
It is tragic that Vioxx was only removed from the market AFTER it had done
its damage, and 60,000 people ended up dying from taking it. This was NO
accident; the drug's makers knew this would happen but collected billions of
dollars in profit before it was finally withdrawn. Many internal memorandums
uncovered during the many lawsuits confirmed this.
Vioxx is a classic demonstration of putting corporate bottom-line profits
ahead of people's lives.
The evidence of this malicious behavior is clearly shown in a recent
investigation of the drug published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The researchers concluded that the trial data available as early as December
2000 demonstrated a significantly increased cardiovascular risk associated
with Vioxx and should have raised concerns about its safety -- a full three
and a half years prior to Merck's voluntary withdrawal of the drug.
Part of the problem, however, was that a large number of these damning
studies were never published. They were obtained by the researchers through
their work advising plaintiffs who had sued Merck in the years following
Vioxx' withdrawal. Despite efforts to improve federal drug-safety, drug
companies still are not required to disclose the kind of patient data that
they used for this analysis.
In the current drug safety system you are the guinea pig, as true drug
safety is not assessed until a very large number of side effects have been
reported by doctors. The term "evidence-based medicine" is really deceiving
since this kind of cherry picking of study findings for publication is the
norm rather than the exception.
Non-Drug Alternatives to Prevent and Treat Inflammation
While you can certainly control inflammation with potent drugs like Vioxx,
they in no way shape or form treat the cause of the problem, and a result
they are bound to cause side effects.
It would seem a far wiser approach to seek natural options that address
the reason the inflammation exists to begin with. Fortunately there are many
Lifestyle changes, for example, will go a long way toward reducing chronic
inflammation in your body, so focus on making the following changes:
1.. Focus on eating a healthy diet. This includes avoiding
pro-inflammatory foods like trans fats, fried foods, sugar and grains, foods
cooked at high temperatures and oxidized cholesterol (cholesterol that has
gone rancid, such as that from overcooked, scrambled eggs).
2.. Get plenty of animal-based omega-3 fats by taking a high-quality
krill oil that is chock full of these beneficial omega-3's. My favorite in
this area is krill oil.
3.. Optimize your insulin levels. If your fasting insulin level is not
lower than three consider limiting or eliminating your intake of grains and
sugars until you optimize your insulin level. No bread, rice, baked goods or sodas!
4.. Exercise regularly. Exercise is a great way to lower inflammation
without any of the side effects associated with medications.
5.. Quit smoking. Smoking hardens your arteries and increases
inflammation. But research shows you can reverse all the damaging effects to
your arteries within 10 years of quitting. However, be sure you get your
diet under control first so you don't fall into the trap of trading
cigarettes for unhealthy junk foods.
6.. Make sure your waist size is normal. If you're a woman with a waist
measurement of over 35 inches or a man with a waist of over 40 inches, you
probably have high inflammation and should take steps to lose weight.
7.. Have healthy outlets for stress and other negative emotions. High
levels of stress hormones can lead to the release of excess inflammatory
chemicals, so be sure you use tools to help deal with your current stress
and resolve past emotional challenges as well. Meditation, prayer and my
personal favorite the Meridian Tapping Technique (MTT) are all useful stress
management techniques to try out.
8.. Optimize your vitamin D levels. Most people are not aware that
vitamin D can have a profoundly dramatic impact on your health. Your best
source of vitamin D is through your skin being exposed to the sun or
alternatively using a safe tanning bed. In the wintertime, however, you may
need to take an oral supplement. Just make sure you're taking the right form
of vitamin D in the appropriate amounts to reap the benefits, and remember
to get your vitamin D levels tested regularly.
Useful FOODS/ Herbs and Supplements to Fight Inflammation
Finally, although they are not a long-term solution, the herbs that follow
are useful for treating the symptoms of inflammation and relieving pain
while you work at implementing the lifestyle changes above:
a.. Turmeric, Tulsi and Rosemary: The transcription protein Nuclear
Factor-kappa Beta (NfKB) is a major inducer of inflammation, and these three
herbs are capable of modulating NFKB.
b.. Boswellia: Also known as boswellin or "Indian frankincense," this
herb contains specific active anti-inflammatory ingredients, referred to as
boswellic acids that animal studies have shown significantly reduce
inflammation. This is one of my personal favorites as I have seen it work
well with rheumatoid arthritis patients
c.. Bromelain: This enzyme, found in raw pineapples, is a natural
anti-inflammatory. It can be taken in supplement form, but eating fresh
pineapple will do the job. They are always on sale at some supermarket
or barrio market. In calif, we pay $1.50 each on sale.
d.. Ginger: This herb is anti-inflammatory and offers pain relief and
stomach-settling properties. Fresh ginger works well steeped in boiling
water as a tea or grated into vegetable juice. Powder capsules are also
available, but I recommend using the fresh root.
e.. Resveratrol: Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in certain
fruits, vegetables and cocoa that is emerging as a modern-day fountain of
youth. It works by preventing your body from creating sphingosine kinase and
phospholipase D -- two molecules known to trigger inflammation. The science
surrounding this compound is so compelling that it has become one of my
all-time favorite antioxidants, and I believe one that shows real promise of
f.. Evening Primrose, Black Currant and Borage Oils: These contain the
essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which is useful for
treating arthritic pain. It is reasonable for many to take these as a
supplement, particularly if you struggle with dry skin in the winter, as
this is a strong indicator that you are deficient in these fats.
Doctors vs. Gun Owners
Doctors (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.
Now think about this: Guns (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.
is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188.
Statistics courtesy of FBI
So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT Almost everyone has at least one doctor.
This means you are over 900 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as a gun owner!!!
Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!
Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on
lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!
"YOUR DOCTOR IS A LIAR!" ...free PDF book (link below)
READ THIS FIRST:
" Did you know that each and every year over 106,000 patients die from FATAL DRUG REACTIONS?
And that the American Medical Association has estimated that in any given year, over 2.2
MILLION hospitalized patients suffer from serious adverse drug reactions?
Did you know that "proper medical care" is estimated to be between the fourth and sixth
LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH in the United States of America?
I'm not making this up! ... The American Medical Association published this data in their own journal.
The article is available below. You really should read it! ANY SURGERY where they put you out can kill you. ANASTHESIA KILLS. A lot of people. Not just MICHAEL JACKSON
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