Our Mission: To preserve and disseminate the knowledge of Natural Medicine so people can make informed consent decisions regarding their health.
For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect. ~Pfeiffer's Law~ Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, MD, PhD
Orthomolecular Medicine: Orthomolecular Medicine (the right nutrients in the right amounts), commonly referred to as Nutritional Medicine, as conceptualized by double-Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry using substances [nutrients] natural to the body such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, water, lipids, and essential fatty acids.
The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned. --Dr. Charles Armbruster, M. D.
"As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone. Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio. Most surgery is unnecessary and most textbooks of medicine are inaccurate and deceptive. Almost every disease is said to be idiopathic (without known cause) or genetic—although this is untrue. In short, our main stream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be." –Dr. Allan Greenberg, MD, Dec. 24, 2002
The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. --Dr. Ann Wigmore
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." --Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, phonograph, and motion picture.
Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food. --Hippocrates (460 - 377 B.C.), considered the father of Western medicine.
“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” --Linus Pauling
The medicine of the future must not only conform to the rules of nature, avoiding the use of alien drugs where possible, but also conform to human rules for ethics and objective science. --Dr. Carl C. Pfeiffer, PhD, MD
"You are what you eat." --Ancient adage. Everything we eat is digested, metabolized, and absorbed by our cells. What we eat today becomes our cells tomorrow.
To be a physician in the truest sense, one must consider the patient's troubles from all these basic standpoints—is it mechanical, nutritional, or psychological, or is it a varied combination of all three? The human body is not composed of separate entities, but is a working unit in its entirety and so must be treated as such. --Dr. Fred Loffler, ND
Don't count calories. Count nutrients.
Holistic Health. Complete health consists of many components. The main three are physical health, mental health, and emotional health. The body, mind, and spirit are entwined and are an inseparable part of holistic health; each one affects the other.
Physical Health. Physical health requires that we connect with Nature to get plenty of fresh air, sunlight, and exercise. In addition, a balanced diet of whole foods, organic when possible, should be a part of our daily lives. When in doubt, eat what our ancestors ate, which is the Palaeolithic Diet. The processed foods nowadays that come in cans, bags, bottles, and containers are not really food but are “food-like stuff” chemicals. Anything with a long-shelf life should be avoided in favour of perishable whole foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, algae, fungi, eggs, herbs, spices, essential oils, and animal protein in moderation. Eight hours of sleep a night is also essential to physical health.
Mental Health. One study suggested that 90% of doctor visits were due to stress. Stress has a debilitating effect on our brain, immune system, and other major organs. Left untreated, stress can develop into disease or exacerbate an existing one. Other common mental health issues include anxiety, grief, depression, shame, frustration, panic attacks, and unresolved or suppressed psychological problems. A daily routine of exercise, meditation, and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been shown to significantly improve a person’s mood.
Emotional Health. Our emotional health is mostly determined by our relationships, hobbies, purpose, and social circle. Are we happy in our personal relationships? Do the people we work with uplift us? What are we doing in our spare time that makes us happy? Have we found our meaning and purpose in life? Are the people we interact with outside of work a positive influence? Do they add value to our lives and make us better? The goal of emotional health is to become content or happy so that we can enjoy all life has to offer.
There are many facets to health. Like anything else in life, we have to work hard to achieve good health.
The Pharmaceutical-Industrial Complex and the Medical-Industrial Complex
It may surprise most people that modern medicine is a for-profit industry. The first fiduciary (legal) duty of the drug companies, hospitals, and its clerks (medical doctors) is to maximize profit for their shareholders, and not to make people healthy. Making a profit is perfectly acceptable in a capitalist society; however, profit should not come at the expense of precious lives.
Medical Errors - A Leading Cause of Death
The JOURNAL of the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) written by Dr Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, shows that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.
The report apparently shows there are 2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery; 7000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals; 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals; 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals; 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medications - these total up to 225,000 deaths per year in the US from iatrogenic causes which ranks these deaths as the # 3 killer. Iatrogenic is a term used when a patient dies as a direct result of treatments by a physician, whether it is from misdiagnosis of the ailment or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness. (drug reactions are the most common cause).
The National Academies website published an article titled "Preventing Death and Injury From Medical Errors Requires Dramatic, System-Wide Changes." The book "To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System" - These show medical errors as a leading cause of death.
Based on the findings of one major study, medical errors kill some 44,000 people in U.S. hospitals each year. Another study puts the number much higher, at 98,000. Even using the lower estimate, more people die from medical mistakes each year than from highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. And deaths from medication errors that take place both in and out of hospitals are aid to be more than 7,000 annually.
Medical Errors in Hospitals Kill More Patients than Most Diseases
An article published in the September, 2013 issue [September 2013 - Volume 9 - Issue 3 - p 122–128] of the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that there are between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths per year associated with medical errors in hospitals. That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer...
A 2013 review of studies in the Journal of Patient Safety suggested medical errors cause somewhere between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths each year in the U.S. In a landmark report (PDF) 15 years ago (1999), the Institute of Medicine put the number between 44,000 and 98,000. Even the lower estimate would mean medical errors kill more Americans than car accidents do. The moment when one clinician turns over care of a patient to another is particularly hazardous, says Marty Makary, a Johns Hopkins surgeon who has written on hospital safety. “The most dangerous procedure in American emergency rooms is a patient handoff,” Makary says. Breakdowns in communication during patient handoffs “are endemic in American health care,” he says. -- John Tozzi, BusinessWeek, Oct. 3, 2014
Our investigation has found that thousands of adolescents, children, and adults have been hospitalized for psychiatric treatment they didn't need; that hospitals hire bounty hunters to kidnap patients with mental health insurance; that patients are kept against their will until their insurance benefits run out; that psychiatrists are being pressured by the hospitals to increase profit; that hospitals 'infiltrate' schools by paying kickbacks to school counselors who deliver students; that bonuses are paid to hospital employees, including psychiatrists, for keeping the hospital beds filled; and that military dependents are being targeted for their generous mental health benefits. I could go on, but you get the picture. --U.S. Representative Patricia Schroeder, 1992 Senate hearing. By Lynn Payer, Disease- Mongers: How Doctors, Drug Companies, and Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick
Prescription Drugs - Leading Killer in USA
According to information we have received, a statistical study of hospital deaths in the U.S. conducted at the University of Toronto revealed that pharmaceutical drugs kill more people every year than are killed in traffic accidents.
The study is said to show that more than two million American hospitalized patients suffered a serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) within the 12-month period of the study and, of these, over 100,000 died as a result. The researchers found that over 75 per cent of these ADRs were dose-dependent, which suggests they were due to the inherent toxicity of the drugs rather than to allergic reactions.
The data did not include fatal reactions caused by accidental overdoses or errors in administration of the drugs. If these had been included, it is estimated that another 100,000 deaths would be added to the total every year.
The researchers concluded that ADRs (Adverse Drug Reactions) are now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
The pharmaceutical industry has spent over $9 billion since 2004 [over $12 billion as of 2014] to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints related to the illegal marketing of drugs that kill or injure a million Americans annually – and yet, they control the policies that are used by CS [civil servant] personnel to force drug/vaccine use. ----Office of Medical and Scientific Justice Journal
A half million people died from the use of sleeping pills in 2010 alone. --Dr. Carolyn Dean, Death by Modern Medicine
Doctors Are More Dangerous Than Gun Owners
Drugs are the primary cause of accidental liver poisoning in North America. In fact, even seeking medical attention today is becoming more dangerous.
The U.S. Department of Health Human Services reports that there are 700,000 U.S. doctors and they cause 120,000 accidental deaths every year, or 0.171 accidental deaths per physician.
The FBI says there are 80 million gun owners in the U.S., which cause 1,500 accidental deaths per year or just 0.000188 deaths per gun owner.
It’s a trifle shocking that doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners! And almost everyone has more than one doctor.
FDA advisers tied to pharmaceutical industry
An article by Dennis Cauchon, the USA TODAY Newspaper
According to a USA Today study, more than half of the experts hired to advise the government on the safety and effectiveness of medicine have financial relationships with the pharmaceutical companies that will be helped or hurt by their decisions. These experts are hired to advise the Food and Drug Administration on which medicines should be approved for sale, what the warning labels should say and how studies of drugs should be designed. The experts are supposed to be independent, but USA TODAY found that 54% of the time, they have a direct financial interest in the drug or topic they are asked to evaluate. These conflicts include helping a pharmaceutical company develop a medicine, then serving on an FDA advisory committee that judges the drug.
The conflicts typically include stock ownership, consulting fees or research grants.
Federal law generally prohibits the FDA from using experts with financial conflicts of interest, but according to the article, the FDA has waived the restriction more than 800 times since 1998.
These pharmaceutical experts, about 300 on 18 advisory committees, make decisions that affect the health of millions of Americans and billions of dollars in drugs sales. With few exceptions, the FDA follows the committees' advice.
The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it’s doing are as different as night and day. --Dr Herbert Ley, former Commissioner of the FDA.
Pharmaceutical corporations and individual executives accused of genocide
Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Amgen and Astra Zeneca are accused of deliberately preventing life-saving natural alternatives to drug based treatments from being applied in prevention and cure...A worldwide disinformation campaign undertaken by these companies is said to have caused the death of millions of people...The charges are contained in a detailed complaint filed by Dr. Mathias Rath in the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Politicians and health officials are controlled by pharmaceutical industry
Allen Jones, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Drug companies write checks to politicians–they write checks to politicians on both sides of the aisle…As an OIG Investigator, I attempted to expose evidence of major pharmaceutical company wrongdoing. The industry was influencing state officials with trips, perks, lavish meals, transportation to and first-class accommodations in major cities. Some state employees were paid honorariums of up to $2,000 for speaking in their official capacities at drug-company sponsored events...the drug industry methodically compromised the decision making of elected and appointed public officials to gain access to captive populations of mentally ill individuals in prisons and state mental health hospitals...The pharmaceutical industry bypassed governmental safeguards and medical review by creating and marketing TMAP as a “treatment model” that was instituted in various states as an administrative decision by a select few politically appointed officials….
The treatment model accepted by these state officials had a fundamental requirement rooted deep within it: Doctors must first treat their patients with the newest, most expensive drugs patented by the pharmaceutical companies. The state doctors treating mental illness could choose which patented drug to use, but effectively could not choose to use less expensive generic drugs unless and until the patented drugs failed.
At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives. –John Kopchinski, former Pfizer sales representative. Mr. Kopchinski won a $52 million qui tam lawsuit against Pfizer in 2009.
Drug Companies Bribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical companies have curried the favor of practicing physicians for many years... As the cost of development and marketing of pharmaceuticals increased, the drug companies efforts to attract the allegiance of practicing physicians intensified.
The state of medicine has deteriorated to the point that it is taken for granted that you can't find experts who aren't on the take. --Dr. Howard Brody, on physicians and others in the healthcare industry.
These advertising efforts, which began with gifts to practicing doctors and medical students, have become a massive campaign to mold the attitudes, thoughts, and policies of practicing physicians. Drug companies hire detail men to visit physicians' offices and to distribute drug samples. They describe the indications for these drugs and attempt to persuade physicians to use their products. Like any other salesman, they denigrate the products of their competitors while glossing over the shortcomings of their own. Detail men have no formal medical or pharmacological training and are not regulated by any state or federal agencies. Despite their lack of training, these salesmen have been very effective. Their sales campaigns have been so successful within the United States that the average physician today has virtually been trained by the drug detail man. This practice has led to widespread overuse of drugs by both physicians in their everyday practice and the lay public....
With the exception of heroin and cocaine, 85 percent of all drugs currently abused in the streets are manufactured by 'ethical' drug companies.... Gross sales forecasts from these 'ethical' drug companies deliberately include profits made from illicit sales to drug peddlers.
University Scientists--the Willing Pawns
Drug companies employ many means in bribing doctors and medical institutions. Dr Levin writes:
Young physicians are offered research grants by drug companies. Medical schools are given large sums of money for clinical trials and basic pharmaceutical research. Drug companies regularly host lavish dinner and cocktail parties for groups of physicians. They provide funding for the establishment of hospital buildings, medical school buildings, and 'independent' research institutes. --Dr. Levin
The pharmaceutical industry has purposefully moved to develop an enormous amount of influence within medical teaching institutions. This move was greatly facilitated by several factors. The first was the economic recession, which caused a marked constriction in federal funding for research programs. Academic scientists lacked funding for pet research projects. The second was the tremendous interest that academic scientists held in biotechnology, the stock market, and the possibility of becoming millionaires overnight. The third is the fact that academic physicians tend to lack real clinical experience. In the university, the physician is an expert in esoteric disease, end-stage disease, and animal models of human disease. He or she has little or no experience with the day-to-day needs of the chronically ill patient or the patient with very early symptoms of serious illness. As the academic physician does not depend upon the good will of the patient for his or her livelihood, the patient's well-being becomes of minor consideration to him or her. All these factors make the academic physician a very poor judge of treatment efficacy and a willing pawn of health industrialists.
The patient’s right of self-decision can be effectively exercised only if the patient possesses enough information to enable an informed choice. The patient should make his or her own determination about treatment. The physician's obligation is to present the medical facts accurately to the patient or to the individual responsible for the patient’s care and to make recommendations for management in accordance with good medical practice. The physician has an ethical obligation to help the patient make choices from among the therapeutic alternatives consistent with good medical practice. Informed consent is a basic policy in both ethics and law that physicians must honor, unless the patient is unconscious or otherwise incapable of consenting and harm from failure to treat is imminent. In special circumstances, it may be appropriate to postpone disclosure of information, (see Opinion E-8.122, "Withholding Information from Patients").
Physicians should sensitively and respectfully disclose all relevant medical information to patients. The quantity and specificity of this information should be tailored to meet the preferences and needs of individual patients. Physicians need not communicate all information at one time, but should assess the amount of information that patients are capable of receiving at a given time and present the remainder when appropriate. (I, II, V, VIII)
First, do no harm. --Hippocratic Oath (still sworn by modern physicians)
"Last year over a million people left the same suicide note: ‘SHOPPING LIST: butter, eggs, mayo, potato chips, ham, bacon.’ " - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Every person is the author of their own health or disease. --Buddha
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