The latest and greatest illnesses, at least in the “developed” world that are occurring to more and more people as they become westernized, are for one coming from deficient food. Yet our medical experts are then blaming the patient for being ill. They are not seeing the bigger picture.
More on that latter. On the smaller scale the individual, it is a common occurrence when the doctor doesn’t really know what is wrong with the patient, rather then admit it, they blame the patient. Then once this new disease is “understood” especially if widespread the major pharmaceutical companies often with government funds “develop” new medicines.
Medicines to save us from these signs and symptoms of these new “diseases”, but not to cure them. So often the claim for not finding a cure is “they” don’t understand the cause of these new diseases. Of course, ignorance is bliss, as it is more profitable to treat these diseases (for years with expensive medications) then cure them.
Then using these and promoting these new cutting edge, oh did I write expensive, medicines to treat this new disease. But who cares as someone else will bear the cost for them? However, we pay for them. Either through our taxes paying for the research, insurance costs or paying directly for the pharmaceuticals themselves.
Thus, we pay for a treatment of symptoms that do not treat the true cause. Which if your trying to continue to maximize profit and thus have a customer for life what could be better? Treating the symptoms or cause? The symptoms of course as the patient would be “addicted” to your medication for life.
As you never “cure” the illness with medications that treat only the symptoms. All along many of these illnesses are due to a deficiency or combination of them. Diseases that could have been prevented long ago by a simple solution. Not a solution that is both expensive and that is only be administered by a select group.
You can thank my great, great uncles brother in law J.D. Rockefeller for that. He funded the Flexner report and establishment of proprietary medical schools. 1 There were in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s issues with charlatans selling “snake oil” to treat every know medical issue.
Of course, this was an issue, but the solution he came up with was fabulous. As he developed a short sited for the patient way to improve health but more importantly long term way to maximize profit for a few and to monopolize as well as control consumers. Brilliant in it reduced competition and raised costs.
Short term and brilliant in that it emphasized science which was becoming the answer to every problem. A short term way to divert people’s attention from the problem and cause of illness to now focus on their “better” solution. Yes, a solution to treat only the symptoms not the cause but a solution just the same.
The hope I assume t5hey wanted is that with time people would no longer care about the cause and they were correct. People became so distracted that they wouldn’t notice they were trading physical and mental health for more dependence of their solutions. For good measure throw in fear of diseases of old age to assure we were distracted.
Short term it did help in that its results did improve medicine, treatment of disease and quality of life. We did benefit from that short term help later now into the late twentieth century? The medical experts claim we do. What if you subtracted out the increase in people exercising or being more active?
Probably not. Though clean running water and adequate waste disposal did probably as much if not more to improve our health. As I see it Western medicine is like sailing ships after coal powered ships arrived. The sail ship makers made bigger and bigger sails to compete.
Do you see many sail ships delivering goods these days? I knew “modern western medicine” had become like those sail ships when I read a surgeon removed a person’s stomach through their nose. Really we need that?
In the long term this dependence on these medications and surgery have gradually caused a dependency and deterioration in our health. Sped along by mis directed, industry funded “science” and business. I am not referring to real science but perverted science where they use deficient studies that are cobbled together to cast doubt on the truth.
Like I have blogged about before where they leave out important information to “prove” something that isn’t true. As our health deteriorates. Deteriorates due to diseases caused or made worse by deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and alteration of our environment as well as what is used to treat our foods.
Diseases that often no longer respond to pharmaceuticals or surgery. So, these older methods they created have in many ways outlived their usefulness. That and as they seem to have run out of “block buster” medications. Like the sail ships.
As there is no significant profit compared to what they could accrue in the past these companies are bereft of solutions. God forbid they tell us the truth.
- Beck AH (2004). “The Flexner Report and the standardization of American medical education”. JAMA. 291 (17): 2139–2140
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