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The Medical Magic Show

on Tuesday, 05 March 2013. Posted in General Health, Mind and Machine

My opinion of the Medical Industry

The Medical Magic Show

It depresses me to see the sick and obese constantly. I work in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse field and I see on a daily basis the results of our medical industry in one way or another. Yes, a lot of these people are on illegal substances, have lost their way in a quagmire of marketed goods, or they're so poor or ostracized they exist in a sub-sect of society that is looked down upon by everyone. The only help they're given is a dose of medication to cover their symptoms. I also see perfectly healthy people being beaten down by the lies propagated by advertisements and marketing that is doled out by authoritarian figures who supposedly have our best interests at heart. That couldn't be further from the truth.

I have personally watched how the medical industry can destroy a person. My girlfriend has had ailments that suggest a metabolic disorder yet doctors would only diagnose as something as vague as Fibromyalgia, allergies, or chronic fatigue syndrome. She was given pain relievers and anti-depressants continually upping the dose as her symptoms increased upon taking these medications. Side effects were augmented with the latest and greatest medications that were meant to help and all they did were prolong and perhaps mask the underlying symptoms. Do doctors do this intentionally or is it just misguided information handed down to them? Or worse, is it due to the kickbacks that they receive for trying out designer drugs on their patients? This seems to be unethical but it happens on a daily basis and I have been witness to this drug dispensing without warrant. How often have you visited a doctor and the length of the visit is roughly 5-10 minutes before the doctor is shoving you out the door with a handful of sample medications or a prescription that the insurance company gets to decide on how much it wants to pay.

As my research goes and the more I witness, the medical industry is not out there to help anyone. It is there to keep you in a medical cycle of medications. It WANTS to keep you as a patient for as long as possible. We're given drugs that have more side effects than what it is meant to help and, more often than not, these side effects are lifelong debilitating disorders, never to be truly fixed. The mere statement of calling the medical field an industry should be a clear indicator that something is wrong. The medical profession needs to look clearly at itself in the mirror, remembering the Hippocratic oath.

So, where and how do we fix this mess? For starters, diet is one of the keys to taking control of your body, reducing your doctor visits and thus reducing our overall need for the charlatans. I know there are a lot of doctors out there that truly want to help but the profession has been corrupted by corporate figure heads and number crunchers that have changed the game. They see us all as dollar signs and we must put an end to this. Seek instead integrative health professionals (practicing functional medicine) that understand the whole body including the value of proper nutrition instead of slapping a band-aid on a symptom, only to see you every 3 months for adjusting dosages. Humanity has survived for this long without all of these metabolic disorders and lifelong medications and we need to understand why this is happening to us now.

I truly believe a whole foods diet such as Paleo or Ketogenic in nature is the start to turning things around. Not only would we be finally dictating what we want to eat but we'll also be giving our bodies what it needs to live. We have the power to drive this machine but we've let someone else take the wheel. I've been Paleo for over a year now and gluten-free for two. I have not seen a doctor in over ten years and you can do the same if you work to fix your body. I fully believe in giving the body a chance to heal itself but in order to get to that point our immune systems must be recovered from the constant barrage of environmental pollutants including the devastating effects of modern medications. This can be a slow process and not everyone is willing to work hard for better health but this is the only way to reclaim our humanity. We need to be skeptical and not blindly follow doctors.

There is an inherent sickness to the medical industry and it has pervaded our everyday life in the way of commercialization of drugs, the outright testing on the human population with the latest designer medication, the ignoring of the Hippocratic Oath, and the outright arrogance of doctors to dissuade their patients from the right path of health in favor of drugs. Stop giving your money away and dedicate your life to a healthy lifestyle if you truly want to see change in this world.


Comments (1)

  • Chad


    16 September 2014 at 17:05 |
    extremely well said!!!

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