The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Mainstream Medicine

January 22, 2015

by Paul Fassa, Natural Health Advocate & Journalist

( A lot has been said about the bad side of mainstream medicine by writers such as I and others on this site and others elsewhere. But I’ve been reminded by Ben Taylor of Utopia Silver that emergency mainstream medicine has its merits. I wouldn’t seek alternative medical care after an accident left me with broken bones. (Even our colleague, friend, and medical hero in the fight against mainstream medicine tyranny, Dr. Ken O’Neal, MD, ND, spent 30+ years in the very noble field of emergency medicine fixing everything from auto accident trauma to emergency baby deliveries to gun-shot wounds. Therefore, in the interest of truth it only fair to present the good the bad and the ugly of mainstream medicine.)

But the reason why mainstream medicine is picked on by me and others is because they monopolize the medical field completely, condemn other practices, and their monopoly is supported by the government, all of mainstream media (MSM), even TV and movie dramas.

So to be fair, factually much fairer than mainstream medical practitioners and advocates, all three areas mentioned in the title will be discussed here.

The Good Side of Mainstream Allopathic Medicine

This section’s theme is obvious and will be mostly anecdotal, which mainstream medical scientists always refute when it comes to alternative medical testimonial cures. So I think this time they’ll approve of anecdotal.

Allopathic medicine is considered “dramatic intervention” or “aggressive intervention” by those not in the field. There are times when those approaches are appropriate. In 1978, my wife was ready to deliver our only son. We had done Lamaze Birth training for a natural birth and had our musical LPs selected for that time.

The Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago had rooms just for that purpose, and a midwife was appointed to assist us. That was a very benevolent arrangement on the hospital’s part that probably wouldn’t happen today. We chose that to have a back-up just in case. The allopathic delivery rooms were down the hall from the natural birth rooms.

What had started out that night turned in to a nightmare that made us feel all the wiser for choosing Illinois Masonic’s integrative birthing system. After breaking water and becoming fully dilated, nobody was coming out! The nurse/midwife said this is wrong and my wife was whisked to the room with all that equipment for the usual hospital delivery.

As my son’s heart rate vacillated rapidly between 30 and 180 while my wife was writhing in agony, an intern was summoned to oversee the situation. Our son was stuck somehow, and the Japanese intern saw the need for a Cesarean birth. Natural wasn’t working this time.

When it was all over, the intern brought our son to me well after midnight. His eyes were wide open and he had a slightly shocked look. But I was assured that he came out in better shape than they had thought. The intervention was needed. It was indeed very darkly dramatic for me as I was there until the actual C-section.

There are other anecdotal incidents of dramatic, aggressive intervention that I could communicate. But let’s move on. They’ve have had their area of expertise confirmed, which is more than they allow from the alternative side. Yes, dramatic trauma intervention is the area where allopathic medicine excels beyond all others.

The Bad Side of Mainstream Allopathic Medicine

Their doctors are not educated for the medical value of food for both preventative and curative purposes. Forget “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” Hippocrates (400 BC)
Instead they are trained to prescribe what Big Pharma tells them to use: expensive patented chemicals petro-chemically derived that don’t consider the human biological gestalt.

Very few if any cure. Instead, they create “side effects” which create more business for the AMA and Big Pharma. This is even true with antibiotics, which are not cheap, that hey love to dispense like candy. Forget heart medications unless you want to get a heart attack or become senile sooner.

Asthma and COPD medicines often lead to heart failure. COPD victims are given death sentences while trying to survive toxic medicines. Cancer is treated with toxic chemotherapy that forces one to survive the treatment more than the disease. Ditto for radiation therapy. But chemo especially has a very high profit margin.

Ironically, the best part of allopathic medicine is often used to counteract poisons from Big Pharma FDA approved prescribed and over the counter (OTC) medicines. Acetaminophen poisoning, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other OTC and prescription pain relievers forces well over 50,000 ER visits annually to prevent liver failure. Some don’t make it.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND reports around a million deaths a year from current medical practices and prescriptions in her book “Death by Modern Medicine”. Find out more here.

People who refuse vaccinations and doctors who openly oppose or question them are treated as unscientific crazy pariahs that may endanger all of humanity. That’s how fierce the pro-vaccination crowd is, especially pediatricians. Here are a couple of insider quotes that the MSM ignores.

“The only safe vaccine is a vaccine that is never used.” – Dr. James A. Shannon, National Institutes of Health.

“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them, anyway.” – Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former chief vaccine officer for the Bureau of Biological Standards at the National Institutes of Health.

Bang – bang, there you go CDC, FDA, AMA, and Big Pharma, and especially you Dr. Paul Offit. Yet vaccinations are often forced on babies, elderly people in old age homes, military personnel, day care and allopathic health care workers.

Now for the Ugly

This is both bad and ugly. Before Carnegie and Rockefeller established the AMA to ensure only AMA certified people could practice medicine and got involved with their own pharmaceutical pursuits, then funded only allopathic medical schools, allopathic and other eclectic medical practices, herbal, homeopathic, etc, were supported by the general public.

A joke was that with eclectic medicine, the disease killed you; with allopathic medicine, the cures killed you. And the Rockefeller clan helped develop the private health insurance business to cover those high costs also.

Reportedly, John D. Rockefeller continued to use homeopathic medicine until he died in his 90s while developing the high cost medical racket that went beyond a monopoly – it became a medical mafia. After all, as John D. reportedly proclaimed, “competition is a sin”.

The medical mafia proceeded to crush effective safe competition, ruining patients’ progress and doctors’ careers or forcing them to Mexico, where health freedom is actually allowed. It isn’t here. According to an American holistic MD practicing in Mexico while I was there, health freedom is written into their constitution.

The founding fathers forgot that aspect of freedom. But they were warned. Dr. Benjamin Rush urged the constitution drafters to include medical freedom with, “Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship and force people who wish doctors and treatment of their own choice to submit to only what the dictating outfit offers.” That’s exactly what has happened.

Tony Isaacs has an excellent article “Modern Medicine: How Healing Illness became Managing Symptoms for Profit” that covers the development of our medical mafia that you can read here.

Both allopathic and all other practices should exist harmoniously and in a spirit of cooperation.

Instead, the medical mafia ruthlessly refuses to allow other medical pursuits to exist no matter what you may want after thorough research. The medical mafia even tried unsuccessfully to eliminate chiropractics.

The CDC, AMA, FDA, Big Pharma citadel walls are cracking slowly as more and more doctors are escaping through the cracks after realizing all their medical training is worse than inadequate, it’s mostly dangerous. Adding the access folks have to the internet health data makes their escapes more viable. It’s all grass roots: we the people and the doctors who want to really serve the greater good.


Dr. Carolyn Dean’s report from 2005

Paul Fassa

Paul Fassa started looking into natural health to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle. Then he developed more interest as he researched his articles for Natural News and Align Life.

He is amazed at the ignorance of natural medicine and how beneficial foods and herbs are constantly ignored or vilified in order to promote toxic foods and meds by Big Pharma, the FDA, USDA, and the AMA, what he likes to call the “Medical Mafia”.

His blog is – “Healthmaven: Escape from the Medical Mafia Matrix.”