Originally published March 31 2010
FDA Bans Another Alternative Health Option While Refusing to Pull the Plug on Dangerous Meds
by Paul Fassa
(NaturalNews) The FDA boosts Big Pharma sales and eliminates natural remedy competition. A current example is the FDA`s ban on ear candle production while allowing osteoporosis drugs with dangerous side effects to continue in the market place leading to - more easily broken bones! A recent ABC expose` showed how a leading osteoporosis drug caused more bone problems for a decade. Ear candle therapy has been around longer with far fewer complaints.
What Ear Candling Is
Its efficacy for minor ailments varies from user to user. There are those who swear by them, and those who ask "is that all there is to that?"
An ear candle is an inexpensive, hollow tube made of paper and wax, usually bees` wax. The tube is held upright in another person`s ear who`s lying on his or her side. The top of the tube is lit with a flame and held there for a few minutes. It`s safe with a second person administering. But if one tries to go it alone, it could be risky!
Ear candle advocates claim relief from ear noise and pain, nasal congestion, headaches, stress, and even colds and flus. Whether this folk remedy is or isn`t efficacious should be a matter of personal choice, which shouldn`t take long to ascertain for someone who`s shelled out 10 bucks for five ear candles.
But the FDA`s function is to eliminate alternative remedies and shepherd everyone into Big Pharma. After all, they must not let natural cures "discourage us from getting those `real cures`". The Medical Mafia uses this talking point often against all alternative methods, even though they often do cure without side effects.
Examples of the Medical Monopoly`s Real Cures
The tablets prescribed to cure or prevent osteoporosis cost much more than ear candles. The generic brands will cost around $100 every couple of months of prescribed steady use, while the brand label costs $150. Besides doing the opposite of what it claims, there are some dangerous side effects from this drug that stays in one`s body for 10 years!
At first, it does create stronger bones. But this drug, comprised of phosphonates that are used to clean soap scum from soap dishes, creates an imbalance of two important bone structure mechanisms osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Osteoblasts form new bone, while osteoclasts remove decayed or damaged bone through resorption, which transforms bone into minerals.
These biophosphonate drugs intentionally inhibit osteoclasts, which results in better bone density at first. But after the first year or so, osteoclast inhibition leads to stronger bone forming over weaker bone not removed through resorption. The result has been many users reporting bones snapping on their own without impact or trauma.
Honest health experts have known about the osteoblast/osteoclast imbalance potential for spontaneous bone breakage even before the popular drug first came out over a decade ago. Side effects include the possibility of blindness or atrial fibrillation, which can lead to heart failure and strokes.
Only now that ABC has publicized this does the FDA promise to "look into the matter". That`s pretty much what they said about a well known diabetes II drug that has caused at least 83,000 heart attacks from 1999 to 2007. In this case, the FDA claims they`ve received some new numbers and will discuss the the diabetes II drug in this July`s meeting.
So both drugs remain on the market, promoted, prescribed, and purchased. Gotta make enough money to cover those lawsuits and still profit! But not to worry, the FDA has protected us from ear candles.
Sources for more information include:
Health Freedom Petition to Stop the Ban on Ear Candles
Byron Richards - ABC Shines Light On Spontaneously Breaking Bones
Bone Drug and Atrial Fibrillation Confirmed
Video: Bone Drug Hazard Explanation and Majarishi Approach to Osteoporosis
About the authorPaul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com
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