Daily Archives: May 15, 2013
Early on in my journey for seeking answers on my health issues, I Googled a lot, and read a lot. (Who am I kidding? I still read a lot!) 🙂
I used to be slightly offended when people would say, “Oh, did you just read that some where?” (As if this indicated it was in your head, not verified by a western medicine doctor or bloodwork.) Unfortunately, as I found out – there are countless limitations to western medical testing and blood testing.
While searching, I often came across things called “quack reports” from a site called “QUACK WATCH”. I assume these were informational pages to help people from making foolish decisions, and to keep the masses from doing unnecessary procedures, or listening to “quacks”.
I for one, was a bit leery about doing some of the testing I did with my naturopath – because it was listed on quack watch and some of Web MD and Wikipedia as … for lack of better word – bunk.
No one wants to be played a fool.
Clearly medical doctors follow science – and so, they must have the leg up on some of these more natural ways of doing things… right? I mean, they’re doctors.
Well, as my mother-in-law once said – they’re PRACTICING medicine, so that is what they know. Medicine. Not healing your body inside out. They’re obviously not God, and they don’t have all of the answers.
If fluoride were dangerous why is it in our toothpaste and water supply? (Great question – because it’s dangerous!) If metals are dangerous, why is a 50% mercury amalgam filling allowed in someone’s head and why do they put thirmosal in flu vaccines? (Great question because it’s the most toxic metal on earth!) If all of these vaccines weren’t safe for newborns and babies why do they get SO many shots from first breath to age 5? (why again is ADHD, food sensitivities and Autism on the rise – could these two things be related?) Why are women put on Synthroid for thyroid issues, and still having major problems? (When natural options that have T3 and T4 are available and cost so much less with no side effects?) If alternative medicine were the right way to fight disease – if it was THAT effective, medical doctors would have already been doing it – right?
Oh my. I could have never been more wrong.
Turns out the “quacks” aren’t so nuts after all.
Well, let’s start with what IS a quack and who came up with “quack watch”? What is really their motive and why in the world wouldn’t we have figured out the truth by now?
If you’ve seen the Beautiful Truth, or The Gerson Miracle, than you know some about this. It’s the AMA who set up a committee in the 60s to label and repeat the term “quacks” for any type of chiropractor, holistic doctor or treatment to steer people away from natural healing practices – ensuring their own ability to make money. You know, doctors can’t make enough money if people eat well and live a healthy lifestyle. I’m guessing they thought if they repeated the word “QUACK” enough, people would steer clear of these helps, and true cures, and assume medical doctors were the ultimate authority on health and well being.
For many people – it’s worked. In fact, unless you’ve really been challenged in the western medicine format – you’re probably content to go right along with the crowd – taking out organs and taking pills to mask the disease. Partly for fear (and they LOVE thrusting us into a cycle of fear – don’t they? Just ask Chris Wark from chrisbeatcancer.com) and partly just due to time – you wouldn’t research something – you don’t question.
BUT, if you’re like me – and so many countless others – who didn’t fit their mold, and didn’t want what they were selling… perhaps you took another route – and discovered… there’s a whole lot of lying and selling going on. All for the sake of money, and pride and the cost is YOUR health and future.
The movie Doctored explains in great depth how the whole scandal came about, and it’s rather sickening for any intelligent person to realize – they’ve been HAD. Not just a little bit – but basically your whole life.
From what we learn in school regarding diet and nutrition (how many servings of whole grains again??), to what is required to even get into school (how many shots and what is in them?) It’s all based on a profit margin, and your health is NOT the focus. Races for a cure, researching things like rare cancers and diseases – all could be SO much less, it’s insane.
The FDA and USDA present food that they know makes people sick, and yet – labels and regulations are manipulated to get by.
Due to our own daily attack on our bodies – through horrific, poor diets, high amounts of stress, and poor quality sleep… disease and the selling of pharmaceuticals seems to be the norm.
It’s expected, in fact.
Doctors tell us everything is genetic, and we believe that too… and we fall into the same traps our parents did, only we’re sicker younger… and we get on drugs sooner – for longer… and we expect this?
So when you’re wondering just who is telling the truth, when you read anything from quack watch – watch DOCTORED the movie (and friend them on Facebook, they’re working on a new video called UNDOCTORED as well), and be prepared to see things in a whole new light. You will see various issues from several families and patients that will be enough to make you realize the truth.
Thanks to technology – a lot of people are waking up to the reality of what has happened and continuing to happen – unless we make some serious changes.
It’s an unfortunate day when a medical doctor degrades a patient for being knowledgable about their body, symptoms and situation. Many times, now a days, patients know more about their disease and symptoms before a general practitioner does – because they have an invested interested in learning and a specific disease they’re showing symptoms for. Licensed holistic doctors encourage patients to co-learn and be responsible for their health. (and we should be responsible – it’s our life on the line)
In both cases – a doctor can only say so much… it has to be the patient who acts. In the case of alternative medicine – you have an option to change your life to be healthy – as your whole body works as one amazing machine. In western medicine, you continue masking each symptom of the source of your problems until the weakest part breaks down first – and you die.
Such a pleasant thought. Which path do you want to be on?
** A small disclaimer that there are plenty of doctors who do not realize what they are doing – and their intent isn’t to harm people… they are simply practicing as they were taught to. They were only required to take about 6 credit hours of time focus on nutrition. Information on auto immunity and cancers being all tied to toxicity, food stress and sleep weren’t as clear as they are today – and essentially they have been sold a bill of goods as well. I forgive them, and extend grace to them, just as God extends His grace to me.
“The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1 Cor. 12:21-27