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Unsupportive and Destructive Methods
As summarized in the Philosophical Approaches to Healing and detailed in the pages on Basic Principles, Naturopathy and Personal FAQs there are body-friendly, and not-so-body-friendly approaches to addressing the discomforts of mankind. The not-so-body-friendly approaches
are usually based on the ‘dumb body’ paradigm which assumes the body’s symptoms are random genetic mishappens that need to be stopped by drug ‘blockers’ or ‘inhibitors’. These approaches begin a trail of woes substituting one kind of pathology for another with a cascade of more and more drug ‘blockers’ or ‘inhibitors’ to ‘fix’ the effects of the last ones. How unsatisfying must the practice of modern medicine be! The Personal FAQs report how my husband’s debility was a result of this practice as was my father’s early death at age 47.
I am not referring here to emergency medicine where skillful surgeons attempt to restore a body broken by a trauma. I am talking about the modern medical treatment of chronic degenerative disease where they fail to investigate the underlying cause of an intelligent manifestation (symptom) of the body, or, dismiss body-friendly therapies. Instead they write a script for black electrical tape to cover over the ‘service required‘ light….and most trusting people don’t give it another thought, although most would feel better about taking something natural. That said, there are good doctors, who have had their own health challenges, and appreciate the power of something natural. I hope you can find one of these.
I heard a drug rep say, “There’s no money in any cure. The money is in symptom management because people have to come back to get more drugs for their symptoms. If they are cured, there is no more customer, no market.” And Big Pharma fares better when your condition is ‘managed’, not cured.
Disease is not cured by adding poisons to the body, but by eliminating them, and observing the laws of nature, aiding and assisting her in every possible way. Edward Shook MD
So, if you are on any medications..
- Visit www.drugs.com and under the ‘interactions’ tab, input your medications to check for interactions so YOU know what to look for and tell your doctor about. A common response from doctors is disbelief that your symptoms could ever be from a drug, as they are told that it is so rare. IT IS NOT RARE. JAMA reported that pharmaceuticals are the 5th leading cause of death in the US (see below). Well if they cause death, what makes them think they don’t cause other dysfunctions on the way there?
- Visit the Ask a Patient website to see how ‘not rare’ your symptoms are. Type in your drug name. This brings you to a page on which you can select to see the FDAs Adverse Effects Summary which is a list of the top 20 complaints that doctors and patients have been reporting to the FDA.
- If you don’t find your symptoms in 1. or 2. above, do an internet search with your symptom(s) or new diagnosis AND your medication in the search bar. Example, in the search bar put
Lisinopril “pulmonary fibrosis” or,
Antibiotic “tendon rupture” or,
Actos “bladder cancer”
This will show you what doctors are reporting about what real people are experiencing after the drug was put on the market. Your doctor often does not know, so make a copy of your findings and ask him to put it in your records (this makes them nervous so often they will refuse). In the case of lisinopril, long term use causes pulmonary fibrosis which will put you on an oxygen tank and eventually kill you. This kind of search will also show you if there are class action law suits generated by the evidence of damage done by these FDA APPROVED DRUGS. To reiterate, if an internet search on your medication brings up more lawyer sites than Canadian sellers – you are on a really bad one, with enough evidence of damage to take to a court of law.
By way of example, my friend Marty was put on Zometa and started peeing blood. She was treated for a kidney infection. I simply searched zometa “blood in urine” and gave her the info to give to her doc linking Zometa with kidney damage (I did not include all the class action law suits). Her doc would NOT put that info in her file but did take Marty off the Zometa for a while. When the doc put her back on it, that symptom came back. Marty is dead now. Radiation fried her liver. Survival without working liver and kidneys is impossible. She was a sweet trusting soul.
Here are some common responses from doctors that my clients told me, along with some ideas to think through and present to your doctor.
“In this analysis the investigators determine the proportion of patients hospitalized in the United States who are affected by serious or fatal drug reactions defined as a noxious, unintended, or undesired effect of a drug that occurs at therapeutic doses. The overall rate of serious adverse drug reactions (ADR’s) was 6.7% of hospitalized patients. The authors estimated that in 1994 overall 2,216,000 hospitalized patients had serious ADR’s and 106,000 had fatal ADR’s, making these reactions the fifth leading cause of death” JAMA. 1998;279:1200 and 1216
It is probably higher, but docs will never put that their treatment is the cause of death on the death certificate. I wonder what this number is today with new pharmaceuticals flooding the market since this was done.
Consider this…..I have learned more from very sick people than I have from double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over studies. My sick clients taught me how to get them well - things that even my teachers didn't know. I have such smart clients.
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