June 14, 2018; by Paul Fassa; (SilverBulletin e-News Magazine) I’ve always wondered, why is natural healing called alternative, some of which have been around for centuries? Alternative to what? What is considered “first choice” medicine currently has not been around nearly as long, and it mostly consists of synthetically created chemicals for mimicking active ingredients – that are found naturally in plants!
The use of natural plant medicines, herbs, homeopathic remedies, bodily detoxification, and medicinal dietary guidance should be called medicine – period. All the rest is alternative or complementary. Instead, those labels are used for natural medicine.
In addition to centuries of efficacy and healing, natural medicines are proven safe. There have been many different cultural sources of natural medicine. Native Americans, Peruvian and Central American natives, ancient China and India. There are even some Eastern European and Russian folk medicine sources.
Practitioners using remedies from these sources don’t have to experiment on animals to determine its toxic level the way synthetic drugs are. Natural medicines or solutions derived directly from natural sources are a centuries-old part of our human existence.
The patent for-profit pharmaceutical industry has risen from a sea of egoistic greed like Godzilla to overwhelm all traditional natural medicines and establish itself as the only medicine instead of cooperating with those traditions. This started a little over a century ago as “heroic intervention” medicine.
The ethos of traditional medicines of all types as far back as 5000 years ago was first “do no harm” and establish health by assisting the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
By now most of us are well aware of the facts of side effects from newly marketed pharmaceuticals that are rapidly read on pharmaceutical TV commercials. Meanwhile, actors portray rapidly recovered folks happily going about their business to discourage your listening to some scary stuff that’s usually just the tip of the side effect iceberg.
Many experience worse side effects than those required to display. The safety testing is done by the pharmaceutical companies or paid for by them. Then they get to cherry-pick two satisfactory reports from several and discard the unfavorable ones.
There are several other pharmaceutical industry trade secrets leading to disclosures from several independent medical professionals and journalists whose information is not publicized in mainstream media. Here’s a sampling from a few who are mostly unknown to the public. From Dr. Peter Goetzsche, author of Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare.
The drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs…Our healthcare system seriously impedes the rational, economical and safe use of drugs. The industry prospers on this and exerts tight information control. The research literature on drugs is systematically distorted through trials with flawed designs and analyses, selective publication of trials and data, suppression of unwelcome results, and ghost-written papers…This scientific misconduct sells drugs.
Dr. Marcia Angell, author of The Truth About Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It stated the following after her tenure as editor in chief of a prestigious medical journal:
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.
In the April 15 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dr. Matthias Rath, MD, commented:
… the pharmaceutical industry has been constructed by investors, the goal is to replace (and outlaw) effective but non-patentable natural remedies with mostly ineffective but patentable and highly profitable pharmaceutical drugs. … the pharmaceutical industry tries to expand their market to maintain ongoing diseases and to find new diseases for their drugs. Prevention and cure of diseases damage the pharmaceutical business and the eradication of common diseases threatens its very existence.
Why aren’t these and several other courageously disclosed insights widely discussed by mainstream media, and why aren’t there congressional investigations? Easy, political and media clout backed by money. Mainstream media gets a large chunk of change advertising drug company products and the pharmaceutical lobbies spread more cash around than any other industry.
Paul Fassa as a natural health journalist started researching natural healing to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle. He is amazed at the ignorance about natural healing and how beneficial foods and herbs are constantly ignored or vilified in order to promote toxic foods and patented drugs by Big Pharma, the FDA, USDA, and the AMA, which he calls the “Medical Mafia”. Paul Fassa sees the struggle for health freedom and the need for improving and preserving our food supply as key issues in today’s ill and diseased world. He has contributed hundreds of article to Natural News, Align Life, Natural Society, and the Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine.
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