If TEOTWAWKI ever comes to America, you owe it to yourself to be in the best health possible. I want to pass along a few things that I have learned that may be beneficial to some of you.
I want to start this article by saying that I am NOT a doctor. I have NO official medical training. However, for decades I have studied health issues on my own. I have become a firm believer that YOU are the best person to take care of your own health. There is plenty of material out there, much of it written by nutritionists and doctors. So, BE YOUR OWN “DOCTOR!”
In my opinion, modern medicine is not practiced correctly. You go to a doctor, arrange to pay the $250 fee, then you sit in the waiting room for an hour or two. Finally they take you to an exam room where a nurse checks your temperature and blood pressure. The nurse may also do a few other checks based on your complaint. Then the doctor strolls in, looks at your chart, talks to you a few minutes, gives some orders to the nurse (“...give him a shot, etc...”), writes out a prescription and disappears.
IMHO, Allopathic Medicine is the sorriest “healing” system ever devised. It is NOT designed to keep you well or to heal you of any illness. This type of medical practice treats the symptom, not the PROBLEM! Today, DRUGS are all the rage! Doctors have become glorified drug pushers! And, they want to keep you on drugs the rest of your life! That’s where the money is!
The Government has even ruled that “...only a DRUG can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent disease!” This is, of course, a blatant LIE! For centuries it has been a well known fact that vitamin C prevents scurvy. The British knew it long ago and sent citrus fruit on long ocean voyages (British sailors are still called “Limeys” because of this practice). It is also a well known fact that sunshine creates vitamin D in your body and this can prevent rickets. Osteoporosis can be effectively treated with calcium. Raw fruits and vegetables are extremely important for good health. As a matter of fact, the best “drugs” for most ailments are GOOD FOOD!
I want to ask “Where in the so-called evolution of the human race did we develop needs that only factory made chemicals can suffice?” I often see older people hobble away from pharmacy counters with a shoe box full of drugs! A lot of times they are bent over and barely able to walk. and, this is called “Health Care? There is no doubt that ALL drugs have side effects that may cause other problems besides those for which they are prescribed. I do not believe that we need chemicals to live!
The reason for the insane pushing of drugs is that modern medicine is controlled by Big Pharma! Drugs are a multi billion dollar industry! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is completely owned by Big Pharma! The people who work in this Department come from drug companies and/or are doctors, and after they finish their terms at the FDA, they return to the industries that they have been “Regulating!”
I want to mention one (out of many) outrageous actions that the FDA has done. There were millions of people taking the supplement EPHEDRA for weight loss. A major league ball-player suddenly died during Spring Training. He (along with 15 to 20 million other people) was taking Ephedra. The FDA said that while they had absolutely NO EVIDENCE that ephedra had contributed to his death, they would BAN this herb! But, while they banned the natural product, they left the artificial patented (you can only make money on patented drugs) product (EPHEDRINE) on the market!
You often hear that vitamin and mineral supplements may not be safe because they are not regulated by the Government. Well, watch TV and see how safe “REGULATED” drugs are! There are tons of ads by law firms who are suing the Big Pharma companies because so many people have been injured or killed by APPROVED drugs! Big Pharma has paid out millions of dollars to settle these lawsuits! To the drug companies this is just the cost of doing business because they are making BILLIONS! My personal opinion is that far more people are damaged by drugs than the conditions that these drugs are supposed to treat!
A few words about me. I am 74 years old. I take NO DRUGS-illegal or legal. I haven’t been to a doctor for years. I don’t have a doctor! I don’t want to have routine physical checkups by a doctor because, many times, these checkups result in BIG FAT fees for doctors and sales of drugs for BIG PHARMA! I will take care of my own health, thank you! In subsequent posts, I will write about some of the things I do to take care of myself.