Category Archives: Allopathy

Is it My Duty as an American to Help Freeloaders Obtain Health Care?

I would like to thank the leftists for giving us all “universal” health care.  Basically services that we are going to be forced to buy, else pay a penalty on our IRS tax return.  I haven’t even been to an allopathic “doctor” for my health in about 10 years; so despite the fact that I might not want to take part in that system at all someday, these extortionists are going to force me to have insurance; and not just any insurance, the insurance that the government says is okay.

The way a republic like ours is supposed to function is: you are allowed to do whatever you please, so long as it doesn’t violate the inalienable rights of another individual.  The government is supposed to exist in order to protect those inalienable rights as their soul function.  The people of a nation are supposed to keep their government in line by demanding that those rights be protected above all else.

This healthcare bill infringes on my rights to choose where and how my money is spent and how I manage my health.  What if I decide I don’t want insurance someday down the line?  Let’s say I’m a self-employed health conscious individual who only needs coverage in the event I get hit by a truck and have to get put back together.  I might want a health savings account and a high deductible policy; but the government must first approve any selection or I will be forced to pay penalties out of my salary.

Look, if you can’t get affordable health coverage, I’m sorry; but you need to realize that the government involvement in the health care system is a great deal of why it is so expensive already.  Around half of all of the money spent on healthcare comes from the government; this drives up the prices for everyone.   Its the same with education and all of the government money pumped into that system on a continuous basis.

If you don’t really understand the deeper effects of how markets work; then I can see how it looks like a good idea.  You think that the so-called “free market” doesn’t work for health care; but you don’t realize that we don’t really have much of a free market here; the government has all but taken over the system and look what the results where.  What we’re looking at is a problem that government helped create and more government control is not going to magically solve it.

Personally, I am covered by an insurance plan via my employer; but I rarely use it for myself.  I can accomplish most of my health care with diet, nutrition, exercise, herbs and an inquisitive mind.  I don’t want your health care and I do everything in my power to not need it.

There are a great many people who need the health care, primarily because they are mostly unaware of their unhealthy lifestyle habits.  I’m sorry to say it; but if you drink soda and eat processed junk all day you are going to have health problems; I don’t see why it should be my responsibility to bail you out when you are made to face the consequences of bad decisions.

One thing that we have to realize as a collective is that there needs to be risk.  Risk motivates people to be more aware; because they know they must avert that risk.  People are always calling on the government to protect us from risk by spreading that risk out over the collective; but all this really does is make us a weaker society because people make worse decisions when they don’t have to be concerned with risk.  It also penalizes productivity because a fair chunk of society freeloads on the back of the socialized risk machine without contributing meaningfully.

We need to make some drastic changes in the direction our society is going.  Less health freedoms are not going to make us any healthier; it will just encourage people to be lazy and freeload on the system.  It will also limit the options of people who are mindful and want to use alternative treatments; because being extorted into paying for “care” lessens the amount of money for alternative treatments.

Harvard Medical Students Finally Realize They’ve Been Had

These are supposed to be the “best and the brightest,” or so the conventional wisdom goes. It is interesting how these students would pay so much money to go to Harvard, only to find that the “education” is nothing more than a glorified big-pharma infomercial, pitching dangerous and unnecessary medications and therapies.

The academic “system” has a pyramid-like control structure, as with most of the tightly controlled edifices of our civilization. The bullshit that issues from the “ivy league” schools, is generally accepted as fact by the “lesser” schools; because they are thought to be the “best and the brightest, after all.”

There are so many broad-daylight conflicts of interest in “medicine” that it positively boggles the mind that people trust it with their lives and well-being. Many of these medical professionals actually have their educations financed by the pharmaceutical industry!

Guess what? The whiz kids at Harvard finally realized that they’ve been sold a phony bill of goods!

Harvard Medical School Finally Concerned About Drug Company Influence On Campus

source: nonprofitsoapbox.com

A fascinating article in the New York Times last week told the story of Matt Zerden, a student at Harvard Medical School who was troubled when he heard his pharmacology professor repeatedly promote the benefits of cholesterol drugs and seemed to belittle a student who asked about side effects.

Mr. Zerden later discovered that the professor, a full-time member of the Harvard Medical faculty, was also a paid consultant to ten different drug companies, including five makers of cholesterol treatments. “I felt really violated,” Zerden says. “Here we have 160 open minds trying to learn the basics in a protected space, and the information he was giving wasn’t as pure as I think it should be.”
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Western Medicine: Making a Living off of Sickness and Disease

You could see me reaching
So why couldn’t you have
Met me halfway
You could see me bleeding
But you could not put
Pressure on the wound

You only think about yourself
You only think about yourself
You’d better bend before I go
On the first train to Mexico

You could see me breathing
But you still kept
Your hand over my mouth
You could feel me seething
But you just turned
Your nose up in the air

You only think about yourself
You only think about yourself
You’d better bend before I go
On the first train to Mexico

You only think about yourself
You only think about yourself
You’d better bend before I go
On the first train to Mexico

— Incubus – Mexico

Recent experiences with the Western (Allopathic) medical system have made me keenly aware of how Allopathy built primarily as a business model, and has very little of its workings geared towards genuine healing; or a connection between the doctor and patient.

I’ve long known this to be the case, ever since my first experience with “alternative” medicine, in fact. I can say, from my own experiences, that having a connection with the healer is a large part of becoming truly healthy and rejuvenated. All of the healers with whom I have had such a connection were involved in “alternative” healing practices.

My wife recently gave birth to a daughter, and events transpired in a way that we actually needed the hospital at some point. From the very beginning of the experience, the doctors pretended that the prenatal care we received from our mid-wife was non-existent. They even wrote on their forms that we had “no prenatal care.” Lumping us into the category of girls who have their babies in the bathroom stall at their high school.

I don’t really care to get into the whole “story” of everything, but it will suffice to say that I’ve seen quite a lot of disturbing practices in this field of medicine we call neo-natology.

Just today, I was thinking about why it is that I find myself so infuriated at the Allopathic medical system, and it seems to boil down to a few main points:

  • The vast majority of the “treatments” they utilize are pharmaceuticals, forsaking many generations of wisdom amassed by homeopathy.
  • Many of their pharmaceuticals are dangerous and even deadly, and many of the doctors make their living solely off of their ability to prescribe pharmaceuticals; so you won’t see any movement to change this from them.  They often do not know any more than what the sales rep taught them.
  • If I do, in fact, need a pharmaceutical for some reason.  I must pay a $50+ dollar office visit fee to an MD and convince them that I need it, then go to a pharmacy and pay another $40+ dollars to acquire the drug.  This makes it very difficult for people on a shoestring budget to get treatments in the conventional sense.
  • The AMA lobbyists have gamed the system in such a way that one cannot get insurance coverage for visits to alternative medicine practitioners.  The closest thing you can get to “alternative medicine” is Chiropractic; and even those guys get treated like dirt by the rest of the medical community.  This leaves Allopathy at an unfair advantage and doesn’t allow individuals to make their own choices of what kind of medicine they wish to use.
  • Allopathic doctors are often cocky and arrogant; they rarely wish to hear the concerns of their patients.  They generally are not willing to stray from the pack on their treatment recommendations, even if there is a perfectly valid argument to do so.  This is probably because they are most interested in covering their asses, and not with making a patient well.

The only reason Allopathy is so strong in this part of the world, is because people do not want to do their own research; but would rather simply allow the doctors to do whatever they please, pay the co-pay, pick up the drugs and be done with it.  They may alleviate their symptoms in this way, but the underlying problem is not resolved.

Problems in your body are caused by a lack or an excess, not by the lack of a drug.  Drugs fool the body into thinking that the problem is solved; they do not actually solve the problem.

I am thoroughly disgusted with these doctors, the way they use people: having them come in for “office visits” and telling them things they already knew then sending them on their way.  “That will be $50 dollars please.”

Then you have the hospitals, who literally get away with highway robbery.  My insurance company was billed over $14,000 for the doctors help in delivery and the two nights my wife spent at the hospital.

All of the doctors we saw were cold, passive and didn’t strike me as healers at all.  They seemed to me more like cleaver students who know how to play all of the games, without getting too many of their own ideas about medicine.  Even obvious things like giving pro-biotics to a baby who has trouble with food digestion are completely unknown to the hospital.

We actually had doctors refuse to give our daughter pro-biotics, saying that they were “too controversial.”  Imagine that, the bacteria that naturally resides in your intestines is considered “controversial.”

I still have difficulty waking up every morning into a society, where the healers are instead parasites.  If we are to ever grow into a better society, we are going to need real healers, not these charlatans who go around masquerading as medical practitioners.

We are just going to have to recognize them for what they are and route their controlling influence out of our lives however we can.

Natural Birthing Options: Technology in Birth- First Do No Harm

By Marsden Wagner. M.D.

Recently a woman in Iowa was referred to a university hospital during her labor because of possible complications. There, it was decided that a cesarean section should be done. After the surgery was completed and the woman was resting post-operatively in her hospital room, she went into shock and died. An autopsy showed that during the cesarean section the surgeon had accidentally nicked the woman’s aorta, the biggest artery in the body, leading to internal hemorrhage, shock and death.

Cesarean section can save the life of the mother or her baby. Cesarean section can also kill a mother or her baby. How can this be? Because every single procedure or technology used during pregnancy and birth carries risks, both for mother and baby. The decision to use technology is a judgment call-it may either make things better or worse.

We are living in the age of technology. Ever since we succeeded in going to the moon, we have believed that technology can do everything to solve all our problems. So it should come as no surprise that doctors and hospitals are using more and more technology on pregnant and birthing women. Has it solved all the problems that can arise during birth? Hardly. Let’s look at the recent track record.

Has the recent increasing use of technology during pregnancy and birth resulted in fewer damaged or dead babies? In the United States there has been no decrease in the past thirty years in the number of babies with cerebral palsy. The biggest killer of newborn babies is a birth weight that is too low, but the number of too-small babies born has not decreased the past twenty years. The number of babies who die while still in the womb has not decreased in over a decade. While the past ten years has seen a slight drop in the number of babies who die during their first week after birth, the scientific data suggest an increase in the number of babies who survive the first week but have permanent brain damage.

Is the increasing use of technology saving the lives of more pregnant and birthing women? In the United States the scientific data show no decrease during the past ten years in the number of women who die around the time of birth (maternal mortality). In fact, recent data suggest a frightening increase in the number of women dying during pregnancy and birth in the United States. So it may be that the increase in use of birth technologies is not only not saving more women’s lives but is killing more women. This possibility has a reasonable scientific explanation: cesarean section and epidural anesthesia have both been used more and more in this country and we know that both cesarean section and epidural block can result in death.

We should not be surprised with the recent poor track record of high tech birth. For many decades in the middle of the twentieth century the number of babies dying around the time of birth was decreasing but this was due not to medical advances but mainly to social advances such as less severe poverty, better nutrition, better housing and, most importantly, to family planning resulting in fewer women with many pregnancies and births. Medical care also was responsible for some of the decreasing mortality of babies but not because of high tech interventions but because of basic medical advances such as the discovery of antibiotics and the ability to give safe blood transfusion. There has never been any scientific evidence that high tech interventions such as the routine use of electronic fetal monitoring during labor decrease the mortality rate of babies.

What this means is that putting yourself in the hands of a high tech doctor and a high tech hospital does not guarantee you the safest birth. You must yourself take responsibility for your own birth, including the decision to have technology used on you and your baby. Remember, technology is not good or bad. How technology is used can be good or bad. Airplanes can be used to carry you to visit your family or can be used to drop bombs on women and children. How technology is used on you during pregnancy and birth is of great importance because it can help you and your baby or harm you and your baby.
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