WHY DO I SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOCTORS AND MEDICAL CARE?

Having been a nurse for over 27 years, I saw a lot.  Some of it was beautiful when people got better; however, most never did. Too many with diseases could only be managed, while others died prematurely. Those that died prematurely were mostly victims of negligence, polypharmacy, unnecessary invasive testing, and unnecessary surgery. After you’re in the field a while, you either become immune to what you see or you become affected by it.  For me, I was sickened by the negligence and lack of knowledge I witnessed by doctors, other nurses and nursing assistants.  There is a lot of sloppy medicine being practiced as well as medicine for money.

Below were the incidents that have personally affected me:

  • I lost my mom at an early age due to malpractice.  She had been diabetic and suffered severe cardiac disease as a result, as do most diabetics who aren’t managed properly.  The doctor performed a femoral bypass on her in order to save her legs, when only 25% of her heart was functioning. Yes… it killed her. She died a few days after surgery while on life support.
  • I also lost 7 of my sisters and brothers due to negligence… each became sick and met their untimely deaths as very young children due to doctors’ lack of caring enough to dig deeper.
  • Then, there was my 32 year old aunt who I was very close to. She was given EST (electroshock therapy) almost immediately after a C-Section, due to postpartum depression and died as a result of it.  There was no justification for it. Some talk therapy would have helped. She never got to raise her two children or even come to know her newborn son.
  • My dad was a victim of a doctor who didn’t find the stones that were blocking the passage of urine… even when he was bleeding.  As a result, he suffered kidney failure and had to go on dialysis for 5 long years and then passed away… leaving me and his grandchildren whom he dearly loved.  He never saw his two granddaughters grow up.
  • A renown doctor in LA nearly took the life of my 21 year old daughter when she sold her Actiq (Fentanyl pops) from a big safe in her office. She addicted her, as she did others, for profit. It was about money.  My daughter had to fight for her life.
  • I was supposed to die in 2007 from a massive accidental prescription drug overdose caused by a doctor I trusted. He had me taking 10 different Opiates, 2 Benzos, antidepressants and muscle relaxants. You can read my story on my about page on this blog. My survival, as I was told by the medical staff and my attending doctors, was nothing short of miraculous.

Why do I expose doctors and big pharma?  It should be obvious now. The few words of explanation above are my reasons.  So, when people are hypercritical of the path I’ve chosen to take, they just don’t know or don’t want to know.  Who wants to think that they can’t trust their doctor? Doctors and medical care are now the #1 cause of accidental and preventable death here in the US.

Due to Modern Medicine: You Are Being Duped, Doped & Dying in America

WHAT ‘IF’ YOU HAVE A CONDITION THAT IS GETTING WORSE AND SEEMS HOPELESS? COULD IT BE IATROGENIC (DOCTOR CAUSED)?

What if… just what if… you were given a wrong diagnosis? Did you know that in a shocking study, it was found to be that 88% of the time, second opinions rarely agree with your first diagnosis?  Were you also aware of the fact that If you are a female, statistics reveal that you your chances of being misdiagnosed are greater than a male. What if you even got several 2nd opinions that agreed or disagreed with your original diagnosis? What if the meds you were given have side effects that have been attributed to your diagnosis, yet were actually caused by the medications or treatment you were given? What if those side effects caused even more problems that were also blamed on that diagnosis and now you are taking more medications and going through more tests… perhaps even getting treatments that don’t seem to be making you any better? You’re getting worse and getting worse fast. Now, you have that original and potentially wrong diagnosis plus have been given an iatrogenic (doctor caused) disorder by ‘polypharamacy’. Polypharmacy means a disorder caused by too many drugs negatively interacting by causing too many additional conditions that were never there in the first place. Perhaps all of this is upsetting to you and you have revealed that upset to your doctor.  Chances are that your doctor will now treat you for secondary depression, anxiety, insomnia or even psychosis, from your ‘reaction’ to all that is supposedly wrong with you.  Now what? M

Have you ever considered that, maybe, just maybe, nothing is wrong with you at all and that whatever condition you may have had would have  possibly run it’s course on it’s own or could have been easily treated with a natural alternative method?  Could you have possibly been sucked into the vortex of iatrogenic harm (harm by doctors)? Have you been misdiagnosed and now this misdiagnosis has possibly snowballed you into hell where there are no answers… nothing makes sense even to your doctors… and you are now being treated only symptomatically with drugs that are making you worse?  Could you now be suffering from something ‘doctor caused’ – aka an Iatrogenic disorder?

When you are sick, it is not always easy to find the right path forward. When your regular health care provider recommends surgery or a major treatment, it might be a good idea to get a second opinion after the Mayo Clinic reported that your doctor is wrong 88 percent of the time.

Even though the path to becoming a physician is long, with four years of college to get a bachelor’s degree, another four years of medical school, and three to seven more years of residency and fellowship training, experienced and well-trained doctors may still not get your diagnosis right. A second opinion may give you not only peace of mind, but also a second chance at survival.

When it comes to your health, two brains work better than one

The Mayo Clinic researchers examined 286 patient records of individuals who had decided to consult the Mayo Clinic’s General Internal Medicine Division in Rochester for a second opinion between 2009 and 2010. The group consisted of patients referred by nurse practitioners and physician assistants, along with an equal number of randomly selected physician referrals.

To determine the extent of diagnostic errors, the team compared the referring diagnosis to the final diagnosis. The researchers found that only 12 percent of patients received a correct first diagnosis, while nearly nine out of ten people (or 88 percent) who go for a second opinion, walk away with a refined or entirely new diagnosis from what they were first told. In 21 percent of all analyzed cases, the diagnosis was completely different than the first one, while 66 percent of patients walked away with a redefined diagnosis.

“Effective and efficient treatment depends on the right diagnosis. Knowing that more than 1 out of every 5 referral patients may be completely [and] incorrectly diagnosed is troubling — not only because of the safety risks for these patients prior to correct diagnosis, but also because of the patients we assume are not being referred at all,” said lead researcher James Naessens, Sc.D., a health care policy researcher at Mayo Clinic, in a statement.

Medical errors, now the leading cause of death in the US

According to a controversial study from Johns Hopkins University, medical errors, including misdiagnosis, are the leading cause of death in American hospitals. ProPublica, however, noted that this number might be higher since doctors don’t list medical errors on the death certificate, so the actual number of fatalities might be inaccurate.

With thousands of diseases, some with similar symptoms, it is not always easy to get a straightforward diagnosis from the first doctor’s visit, hence why a second opinion is so crucial to one’s health and survival. If we can learn anything from the Mayo Clinic’s study, then it is the fact that medical practices and diagnosis should be a more collaborative process. Doctors and other health care providers should work more closely together to make sure patients get the right diagnosis and proper treatment as fast as possible. 

Despite the pervasiveness of diagnostic errors, which could be fatal, little attention has been given to improving the system of referrals. Dr. Naessens stated that referrals to advanced specialty care for undifferentiated problems are an essential component of patient care. While getting a second opinion might push the diagnostic costs up, a misdiagnosis could lead to delays in treatments and complications, which may result in the death of a patient.

Dr. Naessens, however, is pleased to see that the National Academy of Medicine is taking steps to improve diagnostic processes and error reduction. They called for dedicated federal funding and plan to further investigate the occurrence of diagnostic mistakes and find new ways to improve the process.

Sources include:

naturalnews.com

Medicine.news.

ScienceDaily.com

StartMedicine.com

ProPublica.org

OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com


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The Recipe for Victory Over Any Addiction

by Dina Perkins

Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, porn, shopping, or something else that runs your life to the level of serious compulsion, there’s a way out that is not just a release, but a victory.

How do we gain victory over obstacles in our lives, such as an addiction, that seem to be tearing us to pieces and controlling our lives as if we were attached to ‘it’ with a ball and chain? So, today I want to discuss victory and the matter of fact way you

  1. What is Victory?
  2. Is victory still possible to achieve even when the darkest hour has come?
  3. Why do you need a recovery or addictions ‘coach’?
  4. Are there steps to follow to become victorious over addiction and be free?
  5. Can you successfully do this alone or do you need help?  What kind of help?
  6. What actions to you need to take for achieving victory?

Victory, in it’s basic generic sense, is obtaining authority over something we thought had an inescapable and relentless hold on us. It’s freedom that we want to celebrate. When we formulate the mindset of submission, we’re done and victory won’t likely be ours to own. Never submit to addiction.  Work on your thoughts to change and never give up until it’s accomplished.  We don’t fail unless with die in an addiction.  Then we have given the addiction permission to rule over us.

I personally believe that we can achieve victory as long as we’re still breathing and have the desire and self respect to change.  My focus, however, in my life and ministry is in addiction.  It’s during our darkest hour when we fight the hardest.  When we fight hard, we win. It’s when we are cornered that we fight to the death. That’s why people say that those in addiction have to hit rock bottom in order to be able to see the need to get clean.

Now we come to the question of whether or not we need a life coach. I believe that EVERYONE needs a life coach!  I guess I’m a bit biased because I am a coach… a recovery coach, a leadership coach and a marriage educator/coach; however, the reason for my bias is that human nature tells us that unless we figure it out for ourselves, we’re not inspired to make the proper changes in our lives. Coaching is a trained individual who, through a skilled set of probing questions, leads their client to the proper direction for their life.  It is not someone who gives advice or counsels; it’s someone who ‘leads the horse to water’.  It’s just plain fact that if you tell someone, ‘don’t’, they will and if you tell someone, ‘do’, they won’t;  so we never want to direct another’s life.   Not only do I believe that every person on earth should contract with a life coach, I believe that we all need the Life Coach of all life coaches – Jesus Christ Himself.  If you know your Bible, you know that Jesus never told anyone what to do, He just gently told of His ways in parables, analogies and laws. God is a gentleman and forces no one to follow Him; however, He causes us to fall in love with Him.

Now for the steps or phases for your path to victory.  Could there be an actual outline of things to do in order to win victory over substance abuse – or anything else in life?  Yes there is a protocol. My protocol applies in a general sense to any challenge that you are wrestling with.  Here goes...

  1. Observe.  Tune up your observational skills.  Do an assessment as to what is happening to you by rewinding to the beginning of this ‘problem’ and think about how you got into this situation in the first place and reasons why you feel you started.  As an example, ask yourself why you started taking drugs or why you started to drink.  Take yourself back to that very moment when you took that first pill… shot Heroin for the first time… did your first line of cocaine… shopped till you dropped… gambled it all away at a casino or won a boatload of money… etc.  What problem did these substances or activities seem to solve in those first moments that caused you to do it again and continue – even though you knew you shouldn’t.
  2. Analyze.  Do some self-analysis and ask yourself, what results am I not getting now  that I did get in the beginning?  Why am I continuing in this addiction if it’s not solving anything in my life, but it’s making me sick?  Knowing that drugs and alcohol cause organ damage and death, and other addictions cause the loss of money, self worth and family, what the heck is causing me to still continue?
  3. Ask.  Ask the opinions of those close to you.  Why not ask your close friends and loved ones to be raw and real with you about what kinds of change they have seen in you over the last few years that they are disappointed in you about and wish was different.
  4. Imagine. Close your eyes and imagine your life FREE from the bondage of your addiction.  God gave us a mind with the ability to imagine… to attain things we have yet accomplished… to see things that don’t yet exist.  Now that I have you sitting (or laying down on your favorite comfy sofa or chair), how does it feel to have no compulsion to count those pills… chase the next high… gamble away your savings… spend all of your monthly budget shopping for ‘stuff’… drinking yourself into oblivion… stuffing your face on junk until you can’t take a breath?  I ask you again… how does it feel?  What do you see yourself spending time doing once you’re free?  What are friends and loved ones saying to you?
  5. Your Future.  If you were to get FREE of your addiction, what might you want to be doing 2 years from now that you couldn’t even imagine doing while you are in your addiction?  Right now, your every waking hour is devoted to your addiction.  If you’re not actually needing to get high, get drunk or partake in the other addictions mentioned here, what would you love to be doing with your time?
  6. Take Action!  If you have been encouraged and inspired by honestly responding to these past 5 questions and thoughts, do something, and do it today.  At the end of each day of any addiction, there is loss.  For those in chemical addictions, that loss is the loss of your health and, eventually, your life.  For non-chemical addictions, the loss is that of family, dignity and money.  For those in non-chemical addictions, there are support groups and life coaches to help you return to normalcy.  For those involved in chemical addictions – Rx drug addiction, illegal drugs and alcohol – make arrangements for medical detox which is accomplished through a medically supervised detox center or in a hospital detox unit or mental health unit.  Once you are fully detoxed, it’s time for 3-4 months of one on one specialized Bible based life coaching.  Addiction is NOT a disease and no one should have to be navigating any 12 Step programs that have a success rate of less than 1%.  Congrats, and kudos,  if you’re among that one percent; however , statistics have shown that people do better if they go it alone than if they take part in any 12 Step group.  In my opinion, the ‘Steppers’ exude pure heresy and are a disgrace to God.   Plain and simple, addiction is sin. Jesus came to die for your sins and take them away from you.  If He sacrificed Himself for your sins, He certainly can heal you completely for your entire lifetime.
  7. Freedom! Live Life like you’ve never lived before!  You are now released from bondage; you are FREE. Take time to smell those magnificent roses. Enjoy your hope and your future. You can now do ANYTHING you want to do!, So, go ahead and do it.  Live!

Healing begins with thought! Thought leads to words.  Words lead to actionable steps that cause change.  Change causes you to live a new, healthier, addiction free life. That addiction free life repairs our broken relationship with Jesus Christ and you can now forward to eternity in Heaven.


So, who’s this Jesus?  Why do I need Him?  What’s He got to do with my life and my healing?

If you haven’t heard, Jesus is one and only  Son of the Living God. He came to earth as a baby who was 100% man and 100% God.  He grew up as a humble man who preached the message of righteousness and salvation.  He is the Messiah. He’s not a fairy tale character… history itself has documented accounts of His birth, ministry , cruel death an resurrection.  His presence here on earth is irrefutable. He came here to die on the cross as the sacrificial Lamb on the Passover.  Up until He willingly died on that cross, animals had to be sacrificed for the forgiveness of sin. Once Jesus was savagely beaten and crucified for YOU, it was finished… no more animal sacrifices needed to be done. He took you sins upon Himelf, as well as all the sins of the world, and upon receiving Him, you are joined with Him for all eternity in Heaven.  If you don’t receive Him of your free will, you will enter an eternity in Hell.  That’s doesn’t sound like a loving and compassionate God, you say? Well, I disagree. He DIED for YOU so that you would NOT have to go to Hell… a place designed for Satan and the fallen angels. Would YOU die for someone so that they could live?  Only God could do that.  I’d say that is a God so loving… so compassionate… so caring… that it blows my mind.

How do you become part of eternity in Heaven, where there will be no more sorrow, no more pain, no more tears and no more death?  It’s a FREE GIFT and pretty easy.  The scripture says,

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:9-13)

In a prayer, you only have to confess to God that you believe He is God… that He died for your sins… and that you will live the rest of your life serving Him in righteousness.  Then, you need to read your Bible so that you know how to live a righteous life that is pleasing to God – not yourself.  Fellowship with other Spirit filled born again believers – in a home fellowship or a Spirit filled non-denominational church that preaches Jesus for Salvation. Stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ by getting yourself out of the way and becoming more like Him. God will transform you as long as you obey Him. You life will be a new birth… a new second chance… a new peace that you have never experienced before. Change will happen. You will be born again, as the Bible speaks of.  If you need help in understanding more about true Salvation and the only way to Heaven (according to the Holy Bible), please contact me. I would be happy to answer any of your questions and/or pray with you.

If you are struggling with an addiction, Jesus will take it from you and you will be FREE for life!

Heroin & Cocaine VS Rx Drugs From Your Doctor. Same or Different?

Today, I want to show you how accepting those dangerous prescriptions from your doctor is causing you to be equal to a heroin/cocaine abuser. Once you know that your doctor is giving you dangerous medications, it is up to you to make a change in your life or suffer torment, withdrawal, organ failure, seizures, stroke, heart attack and an early death.

We all know that when a person struts down to his or her drug dealer, we know that they’re willingly, knowingly and purposely after a high and are bound and determined to get it.  We also know that they are fully aware that if they get caught using, they will spend some time in  jail. Another known factor is that – most of the time – people sell their bodies in order to get that high because, without it, they will get violently sick and possibly die from withdrawal.  Another given is that they are knowingly risking their lives every single time they use.  Overdose, as everyone knows, is all too common.

So, what about Rx drugs that your doctor gives you?

  • More people die from doctors’ prescription drugs than do people using Heroin and Cocaine combined.
  • Prescription drugs such as Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Hypnotics (sleeping pills) and Stimulants (just to name a few categories) should NEVER be prescribed for more than 3 days – if at all. Antidepressants, antipsychotics and other psychotropic drugs should NEVER be prescribed by anyone other than a board certified psychiatrist; even then, you must consider whether or not this person needs to be hospitalized and evaluated in a mental health unit as these drugs cause suicidal and homicidal ideations.
  • Doctors that offer you these drugs, outside of a hospital facility, and for more than 3 days, are basically drug dealers who wear white coats.

Do the patients who use Rx drugs seek after the same high as street drug users do?

  • Absolutely YES!  The addictive Rx drugs given to you by your doctor do not keep their intensity. In other words, the dose you take today will not have the same effect on you when you continue to take it for 2 weeks. That means that your doctor will most likely increase the dose or add another drug to potentiate (make stronger) it’s effect.  As a matter of fact, many doctors, in order to keep you addicted, will add certain specific other drugs that will give give their patients the equivalent of a very potent ‘heroin high’.
  • Dosages are raised by doctors or additional drugs are added because every few weeks, the effect and euphoria (or high) of these drugs dissipates.  Keep in mind that these drugs, while becoming less effective, are stored in the body’s vital organs. This is the reason people ‘accidentally’ overdose and never see it coming.

Is it possible that Rx drug users could end up doing prison time or have to sell their bodies?

  • Yes!  It happens every day of the week. Why, you ask?  The reason is that laws are getting tighter and doctors are being squeezed not to prescribe these types of drugs… especially Opiate painkillers.  These days they can face professional discipline for misconduct, malpractice suits for iatrogenic addiction and death, and criminal criminal charges. So, what do the people do who are on these drugs and now suffer withdrawal? They hit the streets and buy heroin!  Heroin is an opiate. Whether they are 12 or 90, they will start shooting up because the withdrawal is unbearable and they don’t want to be hospitalized for 14 days to detox. As we know, this is illegal.  Being illegal, these people who have graduated from pills to heroin are now conducting themselves as other heroin abusers do, so they easily can and do end up with criminal charges.

What about withdrawal and accidental overdose?  My doctor would never put me on drugs that would cause harm to me!

  • Think again, my friends!  Remember that nasty thing called ‘GREED’?  Greed causes those who have the love of money to do crazy things.  Just because some people have an MD, DO, PA, or NP after their names doesn’t mean they don’t or can’t love money!  People who love money look for ways to make that money in a cushy, easy way.  What’s easier than addicting patients to drugs?  State laws mandate that these patients MUST come into the medical office monthly in order to get more pills. Insurances pay upward of $880 per 5 minute visit for the patient to get a new Rx. Multiply that by the average number of patients doctors have in the US per month.  I’m not going to figure out the statistics for you… you can google that if you want; however, what I will tell you is that in 2012 (the most recent statistics available form the CDC), 259,000,000 (million) prescriptions were written for just Opioids alone!!!!!!!!!  You do the math on how lucrative it is for doctors to prescribe these drugs and how they only have to spend 5 minutes with a patient to make upwards of $880.00 per month per patient. Don’t you wonder how your monster doctor affords all of those luxury vacations… new cars… huge houses (and multiple homes)… designer clothes… private schools… etc? I guess you’ve been reading my words here because you guessed it… it’s by prescribing addictive and mind altering drugs!  Voila!  One American dies every 19 minutes here in the US from a prescription overdose from addictive drugs prescribed by their doctor.  IATROGENIC DEATH is now the #1 cause of accidental death in America.  To me, it’s no accident when doctors know what these drugs do and prescribe them anyway. Even after a patient has experienced a massive overdose, their doctor will prescribe them to that same patient again when they get home from the hospital. That’s egregious since the chance of overdose is GREATER after an overdose has already occurred. For many, it only takes just one pill!!!

Motto of my post today?  NEVER TRUST YOUR DOCTOR!  

  • Do the research – Look up the drugs yourself and ask your pharmacist for a package insert so that you can see all facts about the drugs.
  • ask questions of pharmacists, naturopaths, google ‘dangers of (name of drug)’ and see what others have experienced and what remains hidden from patients.
  • allow a window of time before accepting any Rx or procedure in order to get other opinions from doctors who are naturopaths.
  • *******NEVER start with these drugs and you’ll never get addicted, you’ll never get dead before your time, and you’ll never suffer the evil ravages of taking them.
  • Look for an MD or DO who is a Naturopath… seek natural alternatives.
  • For pain, google LDN… an awesome way to control pain, many diseases and helps you sleep.  It doesn’t ’cause’ anything in your body… it enables your body to heal itself.

“I can do ALL things through Christ” – yes, you CAN even get off drugs & alcohol!

Every single day of my life – without exception – I help, teach and bring awareness to the dangers of prescription drug abuse along with illegal drug and alcohol abuse.  Most who come to me are professing Christians!  How can I say I’m a born again believer and, at the same time, warn people about premature death? I mean, death is life to us who are true believers; it’s a ‘good’ thing, right? It means entry into eternity! Well, yes… but only IF you’re not involved in ongoing sin. Addiction is sin.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

The Bible speaks about “drunkards” going to Hell! Drunkard, is defined by anyone who uses a mind altering substance, such as Rx drugs, street drugs and alcohol. God doesn’t categorize saved drunkards from unsaved drunkards. A drunkard is a drunkard and a drunkard is not anyone who is saved. If someone thinks they’re saved and is using any types of drugs (including physician ordered Rx drugs) or alcohol, the Bible speaks another story, doesn’t it? God also tells us to be ‘sober and vigilant’ as well as warning us that our bodies are the ‘Temple of the Holy Spirit’. You smokers out there are in spiritual harm’s way as well, because cigarettes destroy God’s Temple – your body. Frightfully clear, isn’t it? Don’t be tricked by the enemy telling you that you’re soul is safe; it’s not! Ongoing sin separates us from God. When the Bible strictly and specifically warns that addicts (drunkards) will end up in the Lake of Fire, I would step up and believe Him. After all, God is the ONLY One who cannot lie. Stepping up means getting medically detoxed so that you can live without any kinds of drugs or alcohol. Begin right now and schedule yourself for detox! After you get home from detox, get some support for a few months in order to permanently lock out addiction and lock in God. Get FREE!

I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  (Phil 4:13)

America has collapsed into a PHARMA STATE run by government-protected drug cartels

Much like a “narco state” that’s run by narco terrorists, America has now collapsed into a pharma state run by “legal” drug cartels protected by a hopelessly corrupt government.

The evidence is all around you: How the drug cartels control Congress, universities, medical schools, science journals and of course the entire fake news media (previously known as the “mainstream media”).

The pharmaceutical industry has more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than any other industry, including the weapons industry. Similarly, Big Pharma is routinely caught committing felony crimes involving price fixing or bribery “kickback” schemes such as the GlaxoSmithKline criminal bribery network that involved over 40,000 U.S. doctors.

IT’S OVER! America is now collapsing into a Pharma state from NaturalNews on Vimeo.

Big Pharma is a massive criminal racketeering enterprise with a devastating cost in human lives, suffering and financial bankruptcy. If the parasitic drug cartels are not stopped, they will destroy America by obliterating its financial solvency, human health and even human freedom.

Already, the drug cartels are pushing for mandatory vaccination laws — a form of medical tyranny and violence — that allow the government to forcibly inject you (essentially at gunpoint) with anything the drug companies demand, no matter how dangerous. This includes, by the way, human fetal tissue, DNA from diseased animals, toxic heavy metals, brain-damaging chemicals and other ingredients confirmed by the CDC as being used in vaccines. (See The Truth About Vaccines documentary series for more details.)

No meaningful medical reform can ever take place under the current pharma regime

As a pharma state, America cannot extricate itself from the corruption and malfeasance of the pharmaceutical industry, which is exactly why no meaningful Obamacare repeal or reform can ever succeed: There’s too much money at stake for the drug cartels that wield monopoly influence in Washington.

Both the FDA and CDC have become “captive” agencies that serve primarily to protect the monopoly interests of the pharmaceutical giants, and even the FTC obeys Big Pharma by seeking out and destroying producers of natural products that might compete with Big Pharma’s high-profit drugs.

In the same way that Colombia existed as a narco state, America is now a pharma state, meaning that pharmaceutical interests now control the government, the media, the universities and even the “science” (which means it isn’t really science at all).

Like a dangerous parasite, this pharmaceutical infestation of nearly every institution in the nation will, of course, bankrupt and destroy America’s financial solvency, leading to a collapse and “reboot.” It is vital that when the reboot comes, Americans reject the drug cartels that destroyed our nation, our health, our financial solvency and even our minds in many cases (with mind-altering chemical medications).

Hear more about how America has plunged into a “pharma state” at my Health Ranger Report podcast.

News Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-04-01-america-collapsed-pharma-state-drug-cartels.html


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One Of The Many Victims Of America’s Psychiatric And Psychopharmaceutical Industries

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze

I recently had a dialogue with a person who had emailed me about a friend of hers who had been mis-treated for years by drug-prescribing psychiatrists. The psychiatrists – and their alarming and illogical drugging – had made him worse and worse and eventually totally disabled over the years. Because of the high probability that the drugs he had taken over the years – known to be both neurotoxic and addictive – were also brain-damaging and dementia-inducing, we discussed some things that perhaps could be helpful (see the information below).

The obvious major problem, according to the person who contacted me, was the fact that the patient had been continuously over-dosed with irrational cocktails of a multitude of dangerous psychiatric drugs. Since there were a number of lessons that I thought my readers could benefit from learning, I decided to make the letter into a Duty to Warn column.

Below is the essence of my last communication with the friend of the over-drugged patient.


“What a mess your friend’s so-called healers have made of his brain!! They are guilty, guilty, guilty of “first doing harm” rather than first doing NO harm (per the Hippocratic Oath). You tell me that he has been on SSRI antidepressants, psychostimulants, anti-psychotics, tranquilizers and mood stabilizers, which are the five categories of psychotropic drugs. A psychiatrist who has been using such a variety of drugs doesn’t know what he is doing , but what is worse is that he trusts the totally untrustworthy, amoral psychiatric drug companies way too much!

“No human being on earth would have responded any other way than how your friend has responded, what with being prescribed unknown combinations of brain-altering, brain-damaging synthetic drugs. Note that Big Pharma never does research involving more than one drug at a time even in the rat labs! What must come out of such corporate pseudo-research is bad science and therefore bad medicine!

“Below is the partial list of medications that you mentioned in your letter that your friend had taken at one time or another, usually, of course, in a cocktail of other drugs, any combination of which – as I mentioned above – has never been tested in either pre-clinical (animal lab) or clinical (human) trials for either safety or efficacy, either short-term or long-term.

“Zoloft, Effexor, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Concerta (36mg), Lamictal (as high as 900 mg), Lithium (only about a week as his psoriasis acted up), Depakote, modafinil, Ambien, Abilify, Zyprexa, Valium.”

See: The Secret Lives Of Ambien Zombies

1) Pfizer’s Zoloft, GlaxoSmithKline’s Wellbutrin and Pfizer’s Effexor are powerful and addictive so-called “antidepressant” drugs (which should more accurately have been called “agitation-inducing” drugs (but that wouldn’t have been good for Big Pharma’s business model). Most of them have been classed by the pharmaceutical industry as “selective serotonin reuptake pump inhibitors (SSRIs) – a very deceptive term because they are NOT selective to serotonin and they mess around with more organelles in the synapses of the brain than the reuptake pumps).

(Other examples of such drugs include Forest Lab’s Celexa, Lilly’s Cymbalta,Forest’s Lexapro, GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil, Pfizer’s Pristiq, Lilly’s Prozac, Jazz’s Luvox, Merck’s Remeron, Lilly’s Symbyax, Bayer’s Yaz, and Lilly’s Sarafem.)

2) McNeil’s Concerta is a psychostimulant drug identical to Novartis’s Ritalin. They are in the class of drugs (FDA-approved for so-called ADHD or somnolence, including – irrationally – sleepiness caused by sleep deprivation!). These drugs are powerful and highly addictive dopamine and/or nor-epinephrine reuptake pump inhibitors that temporarily boost the level of those two transmitters in the synapse but at the same time dysregulate dopamine receptors as well as dopamine reuptake pumps.

(Other examples of such drugs include  Shire’s Adderall, Shire’s Daytrana, Novartis’s Focalin, Shire’s Intuniv, UCB’s Metadate, Mallinckrodt’s Methylin, Cephalon’s Nuvigil, Lilly’s Strattera, Shire’s Vyvanse, Cephalon’s Provigil (modafinil), caffeine, nicotine, dexedrine, “uppers”, etc, that commonly cause mania, psychosis and sleep deprivation in addition to many other dangerous symptoms that can make ignorant or too-busy physicians think that the patient is mentally ill; rather than psychiatric drug-intoxicated.)

3) Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa, Janssen’s Abilify and Glaxo’s Lamictal, all so-called “anti-psychotic” drugs (which should more accurately have been called heavily-sedating major tranquilizers, which are seriously brain-altering drugs). These drugs are dopamine, norepinephrine and often serotonin blocking drugs that make victims feel dead inside. These drugs are also brain-damaging and highly dependency-inducing drugs that are difficult to stop taking, partly because one of the serious withdrawal symptoms is psychosis. Patients who have been given such drugs for off-label reasons such as for sleeping (never having been psychotic before taking the drug) have been known to have hallucinations and acute psychotic attacks during the withdrawal period!

(Other examples of such drugs include the now-generic Haldol, Prolixin, Mellaril, fluphenazine, perphenazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine, GlaxoSmithKline’s Thorazine, Lilly’s Zyprexa, Astra-Zeneca’s Seroquel, Janssen’s Risperdal, Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Abilify, Pfizer’s Geodon, Novartis’s Clozaril, Novartis’s Fanapt, Janssen’s Invega and Merck’s Saphris).

4) Roche’s Valium, Pfizer’s Xanax and Sanofi Aventis’s Ambien are benzodiazepine-type drugs, which are powerful and highly addicting. They are the so-called “minor” tranquilizers and sleeping pills.

(Other examples include Valeant’s Librium, Valeant’s Dalmane, Biovail’s Ativan, Lundbeck’s Tranxene, Pfizer’s Halcion, Roche’s Klonopin, Sepacor’s Lunesta, Mallinckrodt’s Restoril, Takeda’s Rozerem and King’s Sonata, any of which can cause somnolence, depression, lowered IQ and long-term brain damage and, when the dose is cut down, can cause serious withdrawal symptoms, including serious insomnia, agitation, psychosis and mania.)

5) Abbott’s Depakote and the generic lithium are so-called “mood stabilizer” drugs. Depakote could have caused your friend’s liver failure. Most “mood stabilizers” (except for lithium) are drugs that were designed and marketed as anti-epilepsy drugs, for which they were approved by the FDA. However, they have been heavily marketed (often illegally) as “mood stabilizers” or drugs that might help pain perception or anxiety but they have also been found, upon withdrawal, to cause agitation, insomnia and even grand mal seizures, even if the patient had never had a seizure before. (Other examples include Pfizer’s Neurontin, Pfizer’s Dilantin, Ortho-McNeil’s Topamax, Pfizer’s Lyrica and UCB’s Keppra).

6) Of course your friend was probably also using the over-the-counter (OTC) psychoactive substances caffeine and nicotine. The heavy use of such addictive “food substances” such as coffee, caffeinated soda pop, NutraSweet-laden “diet” pop and tobacco by patients on “anti-psychotics” is legendary.

    Read: Taking Apart Psychiatry – Fraud Kings Of The Mind

“Those unfortunates that have been labeled with a psychosis and then forced to take “anti-psychotics” are almost always addicted to these OTC psychostimulants as well. Drugs that block dopamine and nor-epinephrine will make patients feel so numb and dead inside that they will do anything to overcome the dopamine and nor-epinephrine under-stimulation. And so, not only will they be dependent on the toxic prescription drug, they will also be addicted to the toxic stimulant substance. De-ciphering what drug is doing what is very difficult and time-consuming to figure out, and so most ignorant and too-busy doctors never try. They just keep prescribing the drugs and keep their fingers crossed, hoping that they will never have to face the inevitable withdrawal syndromes.

“Of course when the inevitable happens and such unlucky patients can’t afford the prescriptions anymore, can’t afford health insurance premiums, can’t afford the deductible fees, can’t afford the co-pays, loses health care for any other reason or somehow just quits or cuts down on the drugs (because they know they are being sickened by them), the patient will probably wind up in a mental hospital where another new mental illness label will be falsely applied and a new cocktail of brain-damaging and addictive drugs will be forced upon the patient again.

“Most physicians (and all physician assistants) do not understand the exact mechanism of action of the above drugs nor do they know how to help get their patients off the drugs when they start to understand the adverse effects that occur with ALL of these medications.

“It is important to remind ourselves that none of these psychiatric drugs were ever tested in the animal labs in any combination of two or more drugs, which is also true for the human trials!

“And there are hardly any long-term trials done either (most animal lab experiments last fewer than a week in length and most human anti-depressant trials lasted – on average – 6 weeks in duration, even though most humans are told to take them the rest of their lives!)

“Also none of these drugs were ever tested in sequential trials (one drug following another) for safety or efficacy!

“So your friend has been experimented upon by a system that knows next to nothing about what happens at the synapse level of the human brain, especially long-term. His psychiatrists have been cavalierly drugging him – on a trial and error basis, no less – with a multitude of dangerous and addictive chemical substances and combinations of substances that never came anywhere close to curing him.

“Indeed, these neurotoxic substances have instead made him worse with every cumulative dose. As we discussed, I believe that there is a good chance that his initial diagnoses were likely to have been in error.

“In other words, he might have only been experiencing a temporary, albeit perhaps overwhelming, emotional issue that could have been cured with non-pharmaceutical means such as good psychotherapy. But instead, he was probably quickly mis-diagnosed (because, unfortunately, he saw psychiatrists who have immense power and authority over their patients) with a “permanent”, “life-long”, “incurable”, “probably inherited” “mental illness” that would make him a permanent patient of the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industries, who would be the ones to profit by prescribing and supplying the “necessary” drugs (that would be endlessly dealt out to him on a trial and error basis).

“Of course, if that scenario of erroneous diagnosis is true, your friend has been also been mis-treated. To de-cipher the situation in retrospect would require a series of thorough history-taking clinic visits and a slow tapering off of the brain-damaging drugs (along with close attention to his mal-nourished and drug-sickened brain and body plus good psychotherapy for whatever was the original emotional issue – as well as for the current psychological trauma from the mis-treatment he has received).

“I’m sorry to be so pessimistic, but honesty is the best policy. Your friend’s brain may be so messed up that he will never totally recover. His brain has already suffered enough damage to make him totally brain-disabled. But the fact that he had a good career prior to swallowing all those drugs, perhaps his prognosis is better than I fear. If he and his loved ones can educate themselves adequately, that will improve his chances. Please be aware that he might only be able to lower his medications to a minimum level to avoid serious withdrawal symptoms, or at least be willing to take many months or years to do the tapering.

“Also, because he has been on such a large number of drugs, he is at high risk of developing a psychiatric drug-induced dementia (an iatrogenic disease [doctor-caused] that his “doctors” will surely try hard to dismiss and mis-diagnose as Alzheimer’s Disease [of unknown origin] rather than implicate themselves as responsible for the dementia).

“I have had extensive experience with hundreds of similarly mal-treated “psychiatric” patients during my career, and I have been repeatedly angered over the injustices that had been done to them by well-meaning but poorly-informed physicians or physician assistants. A really good, committed lawyer that has no ties to Big Pharma or Big Medicine could have sued any of those mal-practicing doctors and drug companies – if there was any justice in this world and if the Big Pharma defense lawyers weren’t so well-paid and so cunning at making sure that justice is never done applied to the drug company’s victims.

“First of all very few lawyers want to go up against the raft of Big Pharma lawyers that every corporation has on retainer, and very few independent lawyers are eager to go up against the doctors in their own communities because it would be bad for their lawyer business.

“So what to do? It is important, first of all, to find a sympathetic, understanding, knowledgeable physician who is able and willing to write prescriptions for smaller and smaller doses of the offending drugs and will help in the slow tapering process.

“One caveat: the mechanics and neuroscience of tapering off psych drugs is NOT taught in medical schools, because Big Pharma has acquired too much influence on the medical education of our med students and the post-graduation education of licensed physicians. Big Pharma has also been very successful in indoctrinating (and in many cases bribe) academic researchers, authors of medical textbooks, medical school professors, politicians (especially the liberal ones) and the thousands of health journalists into believing the totally false notion of psych drug efficacy and safety, so that now the public also believes the dangerous myth (with lots of help from TV commercials).

“Therefore it is the rare physician who has the knowledge that there is such a thing as psychiatric drug-induced brain damage or psychiatric drug-induced dementia. And it also the rare physician that will have the inclination or the time to do what needs to be done.

“I would suggest that your friend’s caretakers to go to http://www.cchrint.org and view some of the videos there. Also, I would suggest reading some of the many of columns on the topic of mental ill health that I have written over the years. Many of them are archived at Duty to Warn and at Transcend.org.

“Good luck. Don’t give up. There is much justice-seeking to do. What you can learn will help increase the awareness of your friend’s tragic story. Perhaps future victimization from the psychiatric and psychopharmaceutical industries can be halted, so that others won’t have to go through the same things your friend has had to go through.

“Try to find some other folks with similar concerns that might want to get together with you to share information and learn more about you can do together, but don’t trust the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI is a Big Pharma front group whose entire existence has been funded by the drug company’s hundreds of millions of dollars and never mentions the immense dangers of their drugs, nor the fact that those chemicals can cause dementia or addictions).

“Do trust, however, what you read on the website of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (www.cchrint.org).”


Read more from Dr. Gary Kohls

Dr Kohls is a retired physician from Duluth, MN, USA. He writes a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, the area’s alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns deal with the dangers of American fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, malnutrition, Big Pharma’s psychiatric drugging and over-vaccination regimens, and other movements that threaten the environment, health, democracy, civility and longevity of the populace. Many of his columns are archived HERE, HERE  or HERE


DISCLAIMER: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Are You Addicted to the Drugs You’re Getting from your Doctor?

 

IF YOU’VE BEEN TAKING

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS, YOU ARE

ADDICTED AND YOUR LIFE

IS AT RISK

Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Hypnotics, Stimulants, toxic poisons that your doctor gives you simply because you’re complaining and want a quick fix. They know that once you take the first pill, you’ll be coming back every month for more. Those visits are charged to insurances at charges upward of $880.00 a pop each month. Still wonder why insurance is so costly? Blame your monster doctor; then, after you read this, blame yourself as well.

  • When you stop taking them, you feel so sick that you must begin taking them again
  • You’re taking them for more than 2 weeks
  • You’re counting your pills to make sure you have enough
  • You’re sleeping too much or can’t sleep
  • You’re constipated or having diarrhea
  • You are having palpitations
  • You are fearful and/or anxious
  • Your appetite is out of control or you can’t eat
  • You’re losing or gaining weight
  • You are losing time at work
  • The pain is getting much worse (yes… the painkillers CAUSE more pain after a few weeks)
  • You find yourself isolating more
  • You feel paranoid
  • Your skin is crawling
  • You are feeling feelings of impending doom
  • You go in any weather and take risks in order to the doctor or pharmacy to get your pills
  • Your mind is always on the next dose
  • You can’t get enough from your doctor, so you try going to other doctors
  • Frequent headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Time seems ‘blurred’

There are far more symptoms than those I just mentioned; however, if you have any one of these, or are taking these medications for more than the perceived medical standard of two weeks, you need to find help and get professionally medically detoxed in a supervised setting. Once you are discharged, find a doctor who doesn’t prescribe any of these medications. After detox, come to us for support. You’ll require one on one support for about 4 months. Our services are charged by a very affordable minimum donation. Until Victory Retreat Montana is up and running, we work by phone and Skype. IatrogenicAddiction.com

The bottom line is that you either get help today, or tragically suffer and have a premature death. Most all insurances can cover most or all of the cost of medically supervised detox. Isn’t your life worth it?

I’m here to protect you from someone you never thought would try to harm you!

If you ever go to a doctor or hospital, YOU need to read every word I have to say. I have to tell you that my message hasn’t made me popular because people don’t want to hear bad things about those in whom they have placed their trust.  There’s a flippant word out these days that people trash you with if they don’t want to hear the cold hard facts of life. That word is ‘negativity’.  They take healthy and necessary ‘warnings’ as though those warnings were bullets to their hearts.  Typically, one of the anti-negativity cultists would say, “if you’re going to tell me something negative, please don’t”.  HUH?  If I know something that will harm and kill you, a loved one or a friend, you had better believe I’m not going to keep it a secret!  If you have a problem hearing the truth, then maybe you need some talk therapy to find out why.  Truth saves lives.  What I have to tell you isn’t pretty, but it’s necessary for you to know. So, if you don’t like me, it’s okay.  I only ask that you tuck away what I’m going to tell you until the day when you need the information… and you will need the information.  I am 100% certain that every human being that reads this, will need the advice I bring.  All I ask of you is that you take a couple of minutes to read what I’ve written below. Some things in life need to be discovered by going through trauma and tragedy.  I’ve been there, done that, so I know.

There are legal and medical terms that I would like to define for you right now.  The first is Iatrogenic Addiction.  This is defined as an addiction caused by a doctor.  Then, we have Iatrogenic Death. Iatrogenic death is death caused by your doctor.  So, we have addiction and death directly caused by doctors.  You say, so what?  My reply to that is that in the US, Iatrogenic Death has become the #1 cause of preventable accidental death today! Iatrogenesis is known as the “inadvertent and preventable induction of disease or complications by the medical treatment or procedures of a physician or surgeon.”  Feeling shocked?  The truth is shocking, isn’t it? We know it’s there but we refuse to accept it.  Yes… conventional medicine is actually the leading cause of death. So, going to your doctor could very likely end up with you getting sicker and sicker until that doctor causes your death. Is every doctor set up to kill you? No; however, there are enough of them out there for them to be the #1 cause of death!!! 

  • If your doctor wants to give you Opiates, Benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants, or hypnotics for more than 3 days, RUN!
  • If your doctor is test happy, RUN!
  • If your doctor spends no time outside of the exam room discussing his/her findings, RUN!
  • If your doctor goes on frequent vacations, RUN!
  • If your doctor refuses to offer you natural healing solutions FIRST, then RUN!
  • If a doctor doesn’t tell you that GMO’s, vaccines and foods that are not organic will give you diseases, sickness and cause an early death, RUN!

 


Here’s an article by a recognized physician, Dr Josh Axe, that you may find frightfully awakening to the crisis with doctors today and iatrogenic addiction and death…

Prescription Death
You may have thought cancer or heart disease takes the lives of more Americans than any other illness or event. But conventional medicine is actually the leading cause of death today!

Iatrogenesis is known as the “inadvertent and preventable induction of disease or complications by the medical treatment or procedures of a physician or surgeon.”

Health Care in America Today

The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) was created by Congress to analyze scientific and technical issues in America. From 1972 to 1995, the OTA conducted studies on health care, pollution and other such topics.

  • After producing an unfavorable report of US health care, the agency was disbanded by Congress.
  • The OTA’s 1995 report on health care found that:
  • Life expectancy in the US was among the lowest in developed countries
  • Infant mortality rates in the US are poor
  • Technology in US medicine is expensive and unrestrained
  • 67% of physicians in the US in 1990 were specialists
  • The drug industry exacerbates health care costs while new drugs rarely provide more benefit than old
  • The FDA doesn’t consider the effectiveness of new treatments or compare new products to old
  • The FDA does not consider non-drug alternatives
  • The pre- and post-approval processes for drugs is lacking

The report concluded with these statements:

“Only 10-20% of all procedures used in medical practice have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trial,” and “There are no mechanisms in place to limit dissemination of technologies regardless of their clinical value.”

The Nutrition Institute of America funded an independent review of “government-approved” medicine that was published in 2006. Professors Gary Null and Dorothy Smith, along with doctors Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman and Debora Rasio titled the report “Death by Medicine.”

The researchers found that America’s leading cause of death isn’t heart disease or cancer: its conventional medicine. They found that the iatrogenic death rate in the US (death caused by doctors and/or medical treatments) is 783,936 a year. That’s 84,059 more deaths than those caused by heart disease in 2001 and 230,865 more deaths than those caused by cancer.

Over a decade, the scientists predict that iatrogenic deaths will total about 7.8 million, “more than all the casualties from all the wars fought by the US throughout its entire history,” a death rate equivalent to that caused by six jumbo jets falling out of the sky every day.

They also believe the numbers are actually much higher because most iatrogenic deaths aren’t reported as such: only 5 to 20% of iatrogenic deaths are reported for fear of lawsuits and because codes for reporting deaths due to drug side effects and other medical errors don’t even exist in many cases. The number of deaths due to conventional medicine may be 20 times higher than the numbers depicted here.

The study authors, using the most conservative statistics they could find, broke down iatrogenic deaths over ten years as following:

  • Adverse Drug Reactions 1.06 million
  • Medical Error 0.98 million
  • Bedsores 1.15 million
  • Hospital Infections 0.88 million
  • Malnutrition in Health Care 1.09 million
  • Outpatients 1.99 million
  • Unnecessary Procedures 371,360
  • Surgery-related 320,000

The “Death by Medicine” doctors also took a look at unnecessary medical care over the course of a decade. They found that 89 million people are hospitalized unnecessarily each year and that 17 million iatrogenic events will occur among this number. 75 million Americans receive unnecessary medical procedures over a decade, 15 million of which result in an iatrogenic event. 164 million people will receive unneeded medical treatment within a decade.

So what’s behind these death rates and adverse events? Profit, politics, defensive medicine, lack of research on treatments, one-size-fits-all drugs, lack of doctor-patient time and the abuse and overmedication of our elderly are all culprits.

Conflicts of Interest

Former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine Dr. Marcia Angell has written that pharmaceutical stock and other financial incentives for scientists are twisting medical research and science altogether to suit business goals.

Not only do such credible journals accept studies from researchers with conflicts of interest, when a drug company funds a study, ABC News found that there is a 90% chance that the drug will be deemed effective compared to the 50% rate of this conclusion when a study isn’t funded by a pharmaceutical company.

The US General Accounting Office found that “of the 198 drugs approved by the FDA between 1976 and 1985…102 (or 51.5%) has serious post-approval risks,” including “heart failure, myocardial infarction, anaphylaxis, respiratory depression and arrest, seizures, kidney and liver failure, severe blood disorders, birth defects and fetal toxicity, and blindness.”

Antibiotics

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 90% of upper respiratory infections are viral; more than 40% of the 50 million prescriptions written each year for antibiotics are prescribed for such infections. Antibiotics have no effect on viruses and the overuse of antibiotics has likely led to the drug-resistant superbugs and the 88,000 deaths due to hospital infections every year.

The CDC does not report on the research that supports nutraceuticals for viral infections and immune system strengthening that could lessen antibiotic abuse, the study authors lament.

Hospitals receive funding based on how many beds they fill. This fact, and the fact that doctors practice defensive medicine to protect themselves from lawsuits, results in unnecessary hospitalizations and many unnecessary screenings and treatments.

Unnecessary Treatments

  • The media often drives unnecessary treatments and the prescribing of unneeded drugs. While cosmetic surgeries may number the greatest of these, cesarean sections, cardiac surgeries, endoscopies, back surgeries and pain-relieving surgeries are vastly over-used.
  • Dr. Barbara Starfield reports that the overuse of technology creates a “cascade effect” in treating patients: unnecessary outpatient treatment often leads to more visits, more prescriptions, more hospitalizations and deaths.
  • X-rays, CT scans, mammograms and other such diagnostics are costly and cumulatively dangerous, yet they are given regularly to soothe patient fears and often lead to unnecessary surgeries.
  • Pregnant women used to have x-rays regularly until a study found that they increased death in children from cancer by 40%.
  • Coronary angiography, the use of radiation to look at blood vessels and the heart, is another widely practiced diagnostic whose effects are unknown.
  • Dr. John Goffman believes that x-rays, CT scans, mammography and fluoroscopy contribute to 75% of the new cancers diagnosed every year and increases in heart disease. He believes that ionizing radiation will cause 100 million premature deaths from 2006 to 2016.
  • Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Sarno says that many back surgeries are based on abnormal x-rays even though multiple studies have found that there is often no connection between abnormalities on x-rays and back pain.

Chemotherapy

Professor Ulrich Abel analyzed the use of chemotherapy for epithelial cancer and published the results in 1989. He found no direct evidence that chemotherapy helps people with advanced carcinoma to survive; only a slight benefit in patients with small-cell lung cancer; and perhaps some slight benefit in those with ovarian cancer.

He said that the belief that chemotherapy can prolong survival is an “opinion based on a fallacy which is not supported by clinical studies.”

High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) is still a treatment of choice, however, for breast cancer unchecked by normal doses, even though a March 2000 study found that HDC held no benefits and even slightly reduced survival rates.

Women and Conventional Medicine

The “Death by Medicine” doctors take special note of the unnecessary procedures practiced on women in America. 19th-century views of women, the idea that women’s reproductive organs were the basis of physical and mental illnesses have leftover influences on medicine today.

Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman has studied this influence on conventional medicine. She reports that:

  • thousands of “preventive” mastectomies are performed every year
  • more women than men are prescribed drugs
  • women are more often given preventive medications that result in side effects than men
    one-third of women are given hysterectomies before they’ve even gone through menopause
  • fetal monitoring is common practice even though the CDC doesn’t recommend it, it’s use isn’t supported by research and it may result in higher rates of cesarean section
    menopause and childbirth are considered medical conditions rather than normal biological practices
  • the one-third of post-menopausal women on synthetic hormones don’t experience heart disease prevention or cognitive benefits but do experience increased risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke
  • Obstetric-gynecologic surgeries represent 23% of all US surgeries performed in 1983, reports the study authors. Cesarean sections take top billing and hysterectomies come in second place.
  • They estimate that 640,000 cesarean sections are performed each year in the US and that these increase mortality rates 3 to 4 times and disease rates by 20 times compared to vaginal deliveries.

Sick Care System

The “Death by Medicine” doctors say that the overuse of medical testing, technology, surgery and drugs does little to prevent disease and results in the most US deaths.

What is more important to consider, they say, is the practice of preventive medicine, changes that would address the root causes of disease: stress and its effects on the immune system, a compromised brain/body connection, lack of physical activity, denatured and processed food intake, and exposure to environmental toxins.

Sources
Life Extension Foundation (2006)
National Institutes of Health (2004)
Journal of American Medical Association (1998)
Center for Science in the Public Interest (2004)


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