For many years now, I've written about the potential and factual dangers
of medications. It has merely been my attempt to open your eyes the same way in
which my eyes were opened years ago when the information was presented to me.
All the while, I've tried to avoid going down the road of talking about large
corporations conspiring to protect their bottom line at the expense of literally
millions of lives. That's not to say that I haven't thought about it or even
drawn conclusions about it. I'm just not usually the type to get caught up in
all of that.
However, recent newsletters have sparked some good discussion (or at least it
will be good discussion once I have the chance to reply to the comments - my
apologies on that front; recent health issues with a family member have made my
spare time scarce). Thus, I'd like to discuss the idea of conspiracy theories
with you. This is written with the expectation of intense debate. No wrong
answers; just opinions.
I do think that money makes people greedy. I'm not yet 30 years old, but I've
seen enough of what people will do when dollars are up for grabs to know that it
has a devilish affect on some people. The fact of the matter is that, as of
this writing, there are roughly three-quarters of a million people per year that
die from adverse reactions to medication every year. That comes from studies
done by the medical profession itself, confirming that adverse drug reax is the
leading cause of death in the United States. Current patients and doctors on
this list already know that, but some of you may not. The fact that most of us
had to hear it from an Upper Cervical doctor and not from every news media
outlet in America is telling. If three-quarters of a million people every year
died from plane crashes, then the media would essentially ensure that no one
ever bought airline tickets. There would be some serious checks and balances
placed on that industry, as a whole.
So, the conspiracy theory would be that pharmaceutical companies that make
billions per year, sometimes on one medication alone, have such a stronghold on
the media that they ensure that all information detrimental to their industry
gets swept under the rug. I don't doubt that there's some truth to that. "Hey,
we pay 50+% of your advertising that keeps your network's doors open and lights
on, I think it'd behoove you not to run that story about adverse medication
reactions from the Journal of the AMA."
I believe, though, that blaming all of our problems on the drug companies is
short-sighted because, here's the thing, THEY TELL YOU IN EVERY AD HOW BAD
WHAT THEY SELL CAN BE FOR YOU. Each drug ad has a laundry list of side
effects mentioned. People take them, anyway. It's still our collective choice
to take medications, even if they aren't good for you. I've had people tell me
they take "Goody powder" every day, even though they know full well that it's
eating a hole in their stomach. That's their choice to keep taking it.
Yes, the drug companies inundating our society with ads that offer false hope
and program us to think that health is just a pill away is a HUGE problem, but
equally grand on the problematic scale is our own failure to accept
responsibility for our health. It's our job to educate ourselves.
For instance, I'll bet 80% of this reading audience thinks cancer is an
infectious disease akin to bacterial or viral infections. I sometimes wonder if
the very medical doctors that treat cancer think that it's an infectious
disease. It isn't, though. It's a YOU PROBLEM. It's your own cells developing
abnormally and growing out of control and your immune system's failure to stop
it. Cancer is the third (unofficial) leading cause of death in the United
States. "They" say one in three will develop that condition. So, why don't
people know what it is? How is that people don't get that it's preventable? Is
that a conspiracy, too? Perhaps, but it also is on US. The definition
of cancer is "unregulated abnormal cellular growth." So, riddle me this - why
do so many support organizations that aim to find external cures to this
I'm curious to know what you think on the topic of conspiracies. Personally, I
think there are absolutely some very bad things happening behind the scenes to
keep false information, revisionist education, and horribly flawed chemicals
shoved down America's collective throat, but it's just as much our own failure
to educate ourselves. If you don't buy medication, then that conspiring
conglomerate loses their power.
Movie Night on Tuesday, June 12th @6:30PM at the Triad Upper Cervical Clinic
Those of you in the Triad area - we still have a few spots left for our
presentation of the Storyville Studios documentary, "The Power of Upper
Cervical." For those people that you know are either sick and tired of being
sick and tired or are just looking to learn more about improving their health,
in general, then this is a unique avenue through which they can learn about one
of the best kept secrets in healthcare, today. PLEASE RSVP by Friday.
Thinking good things for everyone,