In fact, it turns out that when people named Paxil, they were more than five times as likely to be given a prescription for it than someone who didn't name it. This simple experiment demonstrates how many doctors are puppets of the pharmaceutical industry; they're glorified drug dealers.
I've been saying this for years, as have many others in the natural health community, but now this experiment clearly demonstrates it. Medical doctors claim to be scientifically trained. They claim to be rational people. They say that everything's a formula, so people are only given prescriptions that are medically necessary. But when a patient comes in and mentions the name of a drug, all that rationality and all that so-called scientific thinking gets thrown out the window. Over half the time, the doctor's just going to write out a prescription for the exact drug that the patient named, whether or not it is medically necessary.
In other words, the whole system of prescription drugs and using doctors is a giant con. When pharmaceutical companies run these advertisements directly to consumers, they know these consumers are going to go to their doctor and name the drug, resulting in a sale of that drug. And that's why direct-to-consumer advertising -- drug advertising on television, magazines, and so on -- remains legal. It was illegal, but the FDA legalized it in 1997 to generate profits for the drug companies that the FDA seems sworn to protect. Since then, the drug industry and prescriptions have boomed. Now we have more than 40 percent of the population on prescriptions, nearly all of which are medically unnecessary.
Prescription drugs by themselves are a giant sham, because none of them treat the underlying causes of ill health. They only mask the symptoms of disease, or try to interfere with the body's basic biochemistry. And the real story on these prescription drugs isn't being told, because these pharmaceutical companies are funding billions and billions of dollars each year in media advertising. They're controlling the budgets of these media companies by running so many ads. Because of this, the media companies out there don't want to say anything bad about these prescription drugs.
And so the message out there continues to be, "Take more drugs! Look, here's a miracle drug for cancer; here's a miracle drug for erectile dysfunction; here's a miracle drug for sinus congestion, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure..." They just name one thing after another. They run the ads, the patients hear the drug name, they run into their doctors' offices to request the drug, and they get a prescription. What a con!
And it's a brilliant con, because it involves so many different parties. The FDA makes sure these ads remain legal, and that the drug companies generate all sorts of profits. The FDA even makes sure dangerous drugs stay on the market even when they're killing people. And there are doctors who are trained at medical schools infiltrated by the drug companies. When doctors train for four years, they basically study some anatomy and physiology and then, of course, drugs, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. They learn how to diagnose diseases and think of them all as being chemical disorders that can be treated through pharmacology and prescription drugs. The drug companies practically run many of these medical schools.
Drug companies exploit this seduction, this form of influence, to create demand for products in the minds of consumers, and then to make sure these consumers go to their doctors' offices and request those products, thus generating sales.
So this whole sham, this whole drug racket, has many different players, most of whom are highly-paid professionals and smart people. Wouldn't it be great if they actually did something productive for society, rather than writing dangerous, highly toxic prescriptions out to people... rather than impairing the long-term health of our population to generate billions of dollars in profits for the pharmaceutical companies? Wouldn't it be great if all these smart people did something useful? Instead, they're just part of the drug racket, part of the system of organized medicine that masquerades as "scientific medicine."
Of course, the medical schools also rake in all sorts of money from doctors. So, what passes as organized or scientific medicine is actually whatever they say it is. It has no real scientific basis. Most of these studies are distorted anyway. You've seen how the drug companies will run twelve different studies on their drug, six of which will come up with positive results and six with negative. They bury the six that are bad and just show the six that are good. Those are the studies they forward to the FDA and say, "Look! Our drug is proven!" And the FDA will say, "It sure is! Let's rubber stamp this drug for approval!"
And then the drug companies say, “Let's start bribing doctors and giving them free trips, vacations, and lunches and let’s send them checks for $10,000 as a 'consulting fee.'" "Let's get those doctors to prescribe all of these drugs." And that's how the system works. It's all circular reasoning. There is no real science happening. The whole thing is a giant charade.
To top it off, the real healing efforts in alternative medicine are routinely discredited by organized medicine. These healers are using herbal medicine with over 2,500 years of proven clinical use and millions of hours of clinical experience. I'm talking about traditional Chinese medicine, Western herbs, Ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, homeopathy and other modalities in the alternative medicine realm. Organized medicine says "Those aren't proven -- only our stuff is proven. Your stuff is not proven." But of course, all their stuff is the circular reasoning I was talking about. They dismiss everything outside of the corrupt system that generates profits for them.
But modern doctors, medical researchers, drug company executives, and FDA bureaucrats think they've conquered nature. They have egos so big it's amazing they can walk through doors. They think they are better than nature. They think they can overtake the nature of your body, overriding the chemistry. They think they can run your immune system, or that they can declare war on your body, attacking it with chemotherapy, radiation and other highly toxic therapies. They think they're smarter than nature.
They think they can take a plant out of nature, synthesize a molecule, and make it better. And then they can patent it and own the intellectual property, suing anybody else who tries to create the same molecule, even though nature has been creating the natural version of that molecule for eons. This is what the people in organized medicine think. They think they're the smartest people in the universe -- smarter than Mother Nature, smarter than God. And in fact, they're going to play God with your body using weird, freaky gene therapy experiments. They're putting human genes into plants now, trying to clone everything under the sun. They think they are God.
They turned him into a criminal. The FDA pursued him, sued him, oppressed him, and ostracized him from medicine. They've tried to suppress his work. Why? He had real solutions. If they have a cure for cancer, what would that mean for all the anti-cancer drugs out there? Think how many people would lose their jobs if there were a cure for cancer.
Some people would say that our national economy depends on cancer, and it depends on having all these chronic diseases. Gotta have diabetes; otherwise, what's going to happen to all these people employed in the medical community? What about all these nurses, pharmacists, doctors, researchers, people in the nonprofits, publishers, and drug company executives? What will they do for jobs if all these diseases are cured?
Some people would say it would be a national security issue, because if you cure these diseases, then suddenly the economy changes. Suddenly you've got a lot of people out of work. And so, I believe the organized medical system doesn't want cures for these diseases. In fact, they have gone out of their way to vilify these cures, to filter them out or to discredit them. They don't want cures for these diseases; they want drugs to manage them. They want a patient who has to buy a pill today, tomorrow, and every day, for the rest of his life, because that generates profits. They don't want something to cure that patient, sending him away healthy and happy and never in need of more drugs, surgeries, or imaging tests. Just like crack dealers, they want somebody who's addicted to their drugs. They want somebody who's going to smoke that crack every day for the rest of their lives.
Pharmaceutical companies are the same way. They want somebody who's stuck on their drugs, who depends on them. That's why you often read about "disease management" in organized medicine’s literature. “Disease management” is even used in reference to chronic stress, which is a big killer. It depletes antioxidants, raises blood pressure, is bad for your cardiovascular health, and even promotes cancer. But when those in organized medicine talk about stress, they often use the term "stress management." Let's manage your stress, so that you can have a little bit of stress each and every day. And you still depend on us to manage it.
I prefer to teach people how to ELIMINATE stress, to be stress free. Same thing with diseases. Doctors say there's no cure for diabetes. I say hogwash! There are many cures for diabetes. Adult-onset type 2 diabetes is one of the easiest diseases to reverse, and I mean completely reverse, through diet, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. You don't need a single drug to treat that disease. Cancer is much the same way. It is one of the easiest diseases to reverse, as long as it hasn't got so advanced that the patient's own immune system is completely shot. Your body has already reversed cancer 1,000 times or more in your lifetime; your immune system gets rid of cancer cells all the time. If you're diagnosed with cancer, it's because your immune system failed. If that happens, curing your cancer really just involves reminding your immune system how to do its job and giving it the nutritional tools that it needs to heal itself.
But the whole system is a sham, and, by the way, it is failing. It is on its way out. Organized medicine will soon be history, because patients are realizing that it doesn't work. They are figuring out that taking a lot of prescription drugs multiplies their risk of death, and they are also realizing that prescription drugs don't really help them in any significant way. Yes, they might mask symptoms on a temporary basis, but they don't make anyone fundamentally healthier over the long term. In fact, people are discovering that they feel terrible when they take these drugs. They feel more fatigued; they start having brain fog; their muscles hurt; then they have side effects to treat with more prescription drugs. It's just a cascading set of symptoms and drugs, which is good for profits in the pharmaceutical industry, but doesn't help people.
I guess the body count has to really get huge before the FDA says something's dangerous. I don't know; 60,000 people sounds like a lot of people dead to me, especially since the Bush administration started a second war in Iraq over the deaths of far fewer people than that. Where's the war on Big Pharma and the FDA who are collectively killing 100,000+ Americans each year?
I often compare this atrocity to the Vietnam War. We lost about 50,000 Americans in it. This means that one class of prescription drugs all by itself has killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War. And yet, the FDA says, "Oh, it's safe. It's safe!" Well, apparently it's more dangerous than being shot at on the battlefield. But that's safe enough for the FDA.
They are engaging in physical exercise, body movement, cardiovascular training, strength training, tai chi, Pilates, martial arts, and swimming - you name it. And they're exercising their brains by turning off the television and engaging in creative activities. Even game playing with friends is good for your brain. Crossword puzzles are a great exercise. These are the things that well-educated people are doing.
This is what the healthy people in our society have figured out works. It's all about the foods; it's all about the exercise. It's getting natural sunlight on your skin, drinking fresh water, and avoiding all those consumer products the corporations want you to buy. They want you to buy the soft drinks, the snack chips, the homogenized milk products, all those sweets and candies, drugs, cosmetics, personal care products, perfumes and colognes, air fresheners, carpet cleaners, and dryer sheets. Boy, they want you to buy that stuff! But none of that stuff makes you healthy; in fact, most of it gives you disease.
I tell you, future historians will look back at this time and they will think we were absolutely nuts. They will think we were crazy. They will think we were off our rockers to poison the entire population through our food supply, and then try to mask the symptoms of that through more poison called "prescription drugs." The whole system is absurd.
So I say the game is up. The whole system is a fraud. We now know it, thanks to the internet, to some really creative studies coming out, to the statistics, and to people like Dr. David Graham -- the FDA’s chief drug safety scientist who has been willing to stand up and tell the truth about these dangerous Cox-2 inhibitors. Thanks to people like that, we now know the truth. We know the FDA is corrupt. We know the drug companies are out to exploit every American citizen just to make a profit, no matter how many people are killed. We know that doctors are just glorified drug dealers, and we know that medical schools are nothing but pre-training for glorified drug dealing. It's all a sad joke!
We need a nation where the smartest people -- the professionals, the pharmacists, the doctors, the researchers, and so on -- actually engage in things that help people, not things that hurt people. I mean, it should be common sense, right? Shouldn’t our smartest people be thinking about ways to actually help people be healthier instead of just keeping them diseased and on drugs for the rest of their lives? I think so.
So I encourage you to keep investigating, and keep investing in yourself. Keep learning more about health, nutrition, and wellness. And don't follow your doctor's advice if he or she says all of this is useless and discourage you from learning on your own. Fire that doctor and find yourself a new one. Work with a doctor who encourages you to educate yourself. Work with a doctor who takes the time to sit down and talk to you about lifestyle changes that can make a difference. Work with a doctor who can help you get off of prescription drugs to return to normal, healthy body function. And there are many doctors out there like that.
Again, I don't mean to paint every doctor into the same corner; just because they have the initials MD after their names, it doesn't mean they're complete idiots when it comes to health. Many doctors actually do understand health, and in fact, most of the people I admire out there, those who are the real pioneers in natural health, started out as MDs. Some of the best authors are MDs.
So examine doctors with caution. Make sure they know something beyond medical school because medical school's a joke. It's what they learned outside of medical school that really matters. And it's also how they're willing to work with you. Are they willing to communicate? Do they listen to you? Did they ask you good questions? Do they really have compassion for you, and do they really seem to have an interest in your health outcome, rather than just getting you out of the office so they can see the next patient? You have a choice, and I encourage you to exercise that choice.