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Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?

"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution the time will
come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover
dictatorship.   To restrict the art of healing to doctors and deny
equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical
science.  All such laws are un-American and despotic."

~ Attributed to Dr. Benjamin Rush,
Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Rush accurately foretold a grave possibility facing Americans today, namely, that the art and science of healing be restricted to a select class of allopathic physicians, who have the sole legal right to recommend and administer medicines, and whose pharmacopeia excludes – as a matter of principle – all the healing foods, vitamins and herbs which have been used safely and effectively for countless millennia in the prevention and treatment of disease.

We have entered an era where medicine no longer bears any resemblance to the art and science of healing.  The doctor no longer facilitates the body's innate self-healing capabilities with time, care, good nutrition and special help from our plant allies.  To the contrary, medicine has transmogrified into a business enterprise founded on the inherently nihilistic principles of pure, unbridled capitalism, with an estimated 786,000 Americans dying annually from iatrogenic or medically-caused deaths.*

Drug Based Printing Press

Turning Disease Into Gold With The Drug-Based Printing Press

Many modern diseases are, in fact, created by fiat (not unlike modern currencies): age-old symptoms of nutritional deficiency or chemical poisoning are repackaged and renamed in Latin and Greek as would-be monolithic disease entities, and subsequently rolled out to the consumer as new markets; each disease representing a veritable gold mine of "treatable" symptoms; each symptom providing justification for the prescription of a new set of patented, toxic drug-commodities.

The "medicines" themselves are often devoid of intrinsic value, being nothing more than rebranded and re-purposed chemicals, intended (though all too often failing) to be administered in sub-lethal concentrations. Indeed, many of these chemicals are too toxic to be legally released into the environment, and should never be administered intentionally to a human who is already sick.  You need look no farther than a typical drug package insert to find proof that the side effects of most drugs far outnumber their purported beneficial effects.

These chemicals, in fact, are so highly leveraged against their true value (or lack thereof), that they can sell for as much as 500,000% percent from cost! Only medical/pharmaceutical and financial institutions (e.g. Federal Reserve) are legally empowered to generate the illusion that they are creating something of value out of nothing of value, on this scale. This manipulation of perceived value, which is the basis for the global dominance of the drug-based medical model, is not unlike how financial institutions created toxic derivative products (e.g. Credit Default Swaps), essentially creating the illusion of financial wellbeing and prosperity, at the very moment that they were planting the seeds of death within the global economy; ruining the lives of countless millions in the process.

The Undercover Medical Dictatorship

Within our present dominant medical system, healing has not simply been forgotten but intentionally exorcized as it represents the antithesis of perpetual profitability which requires the incurability of the human body.  Were the truth be told, and the body's self-regenerative capabilities acknowledged, the entire superstructure of drug-based medicine and hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue it generates annually, would crumble overnight.  When a handful of turmeric has more chemotherapeutic activity than any drug yet to receive FDA approval, or an enzyme from pineapple is superior to a 40 year old blockbuster chemotoxic agent, one begins to understand why the hundreds of studies proving natural substances can destroy cancer are never discussed. You can't compete with free, effective and safe in a medical marketplace dominated by expensive, ineffective and unsafe drugs.

If this degeneration into quackery and snake-oil salesmanship which is modern drug-driven medicine were simply a lesson in what bad things can happen when health care is no longer a basic human right but strictly a profit-driven commodity, perhaps Americans could find it within themselves to once again free themselves from the shackles of oppression.  After all, do we not consider ourselves the very originators of freedom, independence and democracy?  Have we not such great faith in these principles that we practically trip all over ourselves (crushing entire countries as we fall) in our Promethean effort to export these values overseas whether we are invited to do so or not?  Would we stand for less, when it comes to our own health freedom?

Sadly, the "undercover dictatorship" Benjamin Rush foretold is not simply a homegrown one we can root out from the inside, as it were.   Although the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) behave as if they are at the top of this pyramid of power relations, they serve far lower on the hierarchy.  While the government of the United States and American corporate lobbying groups may appear to be behind the FDA's shameless pandering to the interests of the drug companies, transnational corporations and organizations -- and a hand full of elite governing them -- are in fact pulling the strings.  

The United States no longer enjoys global economic and cultural hegemony.  We are now embedded in an international playing field where multinational and transnational organizations like the drug company Pfizer, or the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), have power and influence that overshadows the US or any other particular government or nation-state.   These larger organizations blur the divisions traditionally drawn between public and private institutions, insofar as their agendas and mandates are consistent with global economic imperatives which do not account for the self-proclaimed sovereignty of any particular nation-state's constitution or laws above its own. 

For example, the United States may soon no longer be able to allow the over-the-counter sale of many dietary supplements, due to our membership in the World Trade Organization and its ratification of the Codex Alimentarius. We already have prescription-only-vitamins on the US market, and a very dangerous precedent has already been set with the criminalization of herbs like cannabis, and more recently ephedra.

Pharmageddon: The Death of Natural Medicine

What is so remarkable about the present state of affairs, is that it may have been predicted long ago, as evidenced by this passage in Revelations:

At the end of times the merchants of the world will deceive the nations through their Pharmacia.
(sorcery) - Rev 18:23

Some believe we are now on the precipice of a medical end-of-times or "Pharmageddon," if you will, where medicine is no longer directly associated in any way with healing, rather, is a form of mass control and a highly organized means of defrauding the public of both its wealth and health, simultaneously.

After all, is there any greater absurdity than a medical model that treats the symptoms of disease with sub-lethal dosages of toxic chemicals and in which there is no attempt to uncover, understand or remove the causes of those imbalances?

After all, what disease has ever been found to be caused by a lack of a drug?

Is acid reflux caused by a lack of proton-pump inhibitors?

Is heart disease caused by a lack of statin drugs?

Is osteoporosis caused by a lack of Fosamax?

Is cancer caused by a lack of chemotherapy?

Is depression caused by a lack of Paxil?

Absolutely not!  Then why would anyone consider it sound practice to use potentially toxic chemicals as a first-line treatment for conditions that are not caused by a lack of a chemical?  To the contrary many diseases are caused exactly by culminative exposures to chemicals that not unlike drugs are biologically alien to the body.  i.e we are treating poisoning with poisons!

Can we dignify this approach by calling it medicine?  Or, is it more accurately described as a form of sorcery?  

form of sorcery

Pharmaceuticals and Human Sacrifice

The sole reliance on Pharmaceuticals reveals quite a lot about the largely subconscious agenda underpinning modern medical practice.  The Greek word Pharmakon has a wide range of meanings, with "drug" being the most widely recognized one.  But the root of this word usage goes back much farther:

A Pharmakós (Greek: φαρμακός) in Ancient Greek religion was a kind of human scapegoat (a slave, a cripple or a criminal) who was chosen and expelled from the community at times of disaster (famine, invasion or plague) or at times of calendrical crisis, when purification was needed." [Source]

The sacrificial dimension of the Pharmakós carries on in the nostrums and potions later named after this ritualistic object:

The term "pharmakos" later became the term "pharmakeus" which refers to "a drug, spell-giving potion, druggist, poisoner, by extension a magician or a sorcerer."A variation of this term is "pharmakon" (φάρμακον) a complex term meaning sacrament, remedy, poison, talisman, cosmetic, perfume or intoxicant. From this, the modern term "pharmacology" emerged, [Source]

Calling pharmaceutically-based medicine sacrifice-based, is not just metaphor. Animal sacrifice, in fact, undergirds the entire evidence-based model of drug development and testing, requiring millions of animals be tortured and destroyed every year. In juxtaposition to Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and countless other traditional, nature-based medical systems, which used living, healthy bodies as the model for preventing and treating disease in the sick, Western medicine took another, quite radically different path in an obsession with pathology. 

The karma, if you will, of this divergent path often leads patients, especially later in life, to be cut open themselves on an operating table, or poisoned to death, with the very same chemicals and procedures that the animal testing once done in their name, justifies.

The reality is that medical practice, and the science that informs it, is as much mythos as logos, and one no longer has to look to religion for the absolutist claim to truth. Medical science has laid claim to the body in the same way that religions once laid claim to the soul. The physician today -- albeit a glorified "applied pharmacologist" -- has become the "priest of the body," capable of influencing the course of life or death by the quality, or combinations, of nostrums (s)he is able to apply to the problem (i.e. patient) at hand.

Just as monotheism depends on there being "one God," modern medical science depends on the "evidence-based" concept that there is one truth, and one right way to apply it. This, by implication, gives absolute power to those who would claim to know the difference.

Natural medicine

Liberation Through Natural Medicine

In Benjamin Rush's time the medical dictatorship of which he spoke had not yet come to pass, and though magical potions like mercury and questionable techniques like bloodletting were used in colonial times, herbs were still considered and employed as legitimate medicines. Even if many wise women herbalists were eliminated as competition by being branded witches and sometimes murdered, the herbs themselves were not categorically demonized because no vast armory of pharmaceutical drugs had yet been created to supplant them.

The herbs and foods themselves have now been both vilified as dangerous and lampooned as completely ineffectual, generating the ridiculous contradiction that we are supposed to be dumb enough to accept as truth: namely, that they are both impotent and unsafe.

Given these circumstances confidence in the safety and efficacy of natural substances in the prevention and treatment of disease has not only waned, but the positive association between food and healing has been outright denied by medical authorities.  It is illegal for non-doctors to make health claims for natural substances even if thousands of years of use in folk medicine and a vast emerging body of scientific research now confirms their benefits.   You can't say cherries cure gout even if its true. (truth is no longer the criteria that decides what you can or cannot say).

I started the website in August 2008 in order to provide free and convenient access to the massive amounts of research that have accumulated on the health benefits of natural substances over the past 50 years.  The government database known as Medline (which is freely searchable) contains over 25 million biomedical citations from over 5,000 scientific journals, many of which focus specifically on the therapeutic action of foods, vitamins and spices on serious, even life-threatening disease.

I believe that it is only through the free, uncensored and democratic dissemination of health information that we can secure our health freedom and through speaking truth to power, expose the fraud which is strictly profit-driven pharmaceutically-based medicine.

Feel free to explore the 28,000 + biomedical citations posted on that vindicate the safety and efficacy of natural substances in the prevention and treatment of disease. View the Research Dashaboard here.

*Gary Null, PHD recently estimated that 786,000 Americans die annually from iatrogenic or medically caused deaths.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of GreenMedInfo or its staff.

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Gary Null footnote link?

Sayer -- I tried to go to the link that you provided for Gary Nulls estimate of yearly iatrogenic deaths; but the link brought me to the Life Enthusiast web site, with no references to Gary Null.  Might you correct that link for us?

Thank you for another excellent article!

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Dear Sayer an inresting subject (Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?) , but as a physician working in oncology for almost 20 years , I believe very much in Herbal medicines and natural therapies , but we as oncologists has viove !! i.e. we have our rich publication , media and access to patients and communities , supported with a clear evidence based medicine , so if a new drug or radiation modality is to be adopted ; we a need a statistically significant change in favor of disease free or overall survival to accept the medication for medical use . The most important is the toxicity profile of that medication. What is needed for natural therapy to take over is the following suggestions: 1- a solid and statistically significant positive results in controlling chronic illneses , not just a theoretical approach to the problme or limited clinical experience. 2- A good way to (sell) our data from the same or different ports used by traditional medicine users . 3- Patient and community awareness about these new modalities . As an advice from an oncologist and highly supporting naturopathy field I see the most significant point to focus on in your (battle) againest the traditional medicine , specially in oncology field is the toxicity profile of these remedies , since a major issue in the chemotherapy medications is their toxicity , then comes the efficacy especially in advanced cancers . if you need any information re oncology please feel free to contact me through my email : or twittwer . Ehab Esmat MD

The Medicines Myth

You are right. Our medical system has changed, due to the marketing of drugs, to a situation where drugs are no longer expected to cure disease. If you survey the top selling drugs - they do not cure. They are 'treatments' designed to create dependency, in the same way drug pushers of heroin create dependency. I recently did a survey of top selling drugs and posted the results in the Medicine Myth. tracy

Re: Drug Driven Medicine article

As a Holistic Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition, 2011), I find that I am always walking a fine line legally between what I can tell my clients and what would be considered "medical" advice. There are still freedoms within the 1st Amendment that allow me to get my points across to clients in a legal way. For example, I could NOT say, "You are dehydrated; drinking some water will cure your symptoms." Then I would be diagnosing and prescribing treatment, which by law only licensed medical practitioners are allowed to do. But I could say, "It's possible you are dehydrated; if I were you, I'd drink some water." Then I am merely speculating about a potential cause of a health problem and suggesting what I would do about it. One must be careful with the wording in these matters to avoid crossing the line and violating the law. I have little hope that the law will ever be changed during my lifetime. But I always refer my clients to this website, so that they may see for themselves the vast amount of evidence that is available for possibly resolving their health problems through diet, exercise, and natural supplements. Thank you, Sayer Ji, for starting this endeavor and maintaining it for all to use as a free research tool. You are providing a great service for peoples of the world.

God's Warning Against "Sorcery"

In the Old Testament, there are several warnings against sorcery. The most encompassing is Deuteronomy 18:10. It says have nothing to do with magic, sorcery, witchcraft, spells... The Greek translation uses the word Pharmacopeia. Same word, same meaning... Toxic drugs, instant cures, 'magic potions' (prescriptions!)
I read that years ago, back when I became so toxically injured that I began to suffer every side effect listed on the label. Even the most obscure. I asked the pharmacists for non-toxic medicines and I was told "All pharmaceuticals are toxic. All pharmaceuticals have side effects." I'd been so immured in our societies love affair (indoctrination) with a magic pill, and instant 'cure', that I didn't realize how self destructive our allopathic medicine practice really was, until it became physically undeniable to me personally. But, going through what I was physically, and then reading the scripture it dawned on me, God told his people 4000 years ago, and is still saying "Have nothing to do with Pharmacopea."  So many of us missed it!
Another truth that became obvious to me at that time, that it appears as though many other people are missing as well, was that when you take a drug for a certain symptom, it doesn't target just that specific symptom. It treats EVERY cell in the body, as though it had that problem. So its giving every other cell a new problem!!!! SMH Allopathic medicine has abandoned the concept of "First do NO harm." 
Thanks for the article! Sayer Ji

UNSPOKEN EUTHENASIA by Jackie taraskydancer

I have reason to believe that altho euthenasia is still illegal,. ! That there are in fact Government guidelines enacting a SELECTION process,! The future of us baby boomers is bleak,.. ! Millions of us,. in a time of economic crisis,. and Gov. cutbacks on funding,. ! The system is overburdened,. with expensive treatments that as u and I know dont work,. or cause further harm,. ! Millions of jobs could be created in care for the elderly,. but most people wont get out of bed for whatever little is paid to this service,.. It is a sad state of affairs,. when people who have worked all their lives will find themselves subjected to these failures in society,. ! Whatever little help is available is often rife with abuse,.! The quality of care is lacking ! It is not just the elderly that will find themselves amidst this selection process,. but also,. addicts,. alcoholics,. smokers etc,. will be prime target for euthenasia,. ! So yes,. they will be punished and treatments revolked and withdrawn,. ! The rise in us baby boomers has given way to these new guidelines,. in that their simply is not enough funding to sustain life,. ! I would probably be forced to make the same decision logistically,..not a decision I would like to make,. but nevertheless I dont see any other answers,. to solving the current situation,. other than a selection process,. which I am certain does in fact already exist,.. ! UNSPOKEN EUTHENASIA ! It does in fact already exist,. hidden right in front of our eyes,. ! I have seen,. ! Not exactly in line with the topic of conversation here,. but relative I believe we will see a rise in this,. taking place overall,. and people will start to realize what is happening,.. ! Interesting tho,. that we are not allowed to euthenize ourselves by choice,.. ! It is always on their terms,. ! I see trouble brewing,.. especially in this sector of society,. ! us baby boomers,. addicts,. alcoholics and smokers,. beware,. ! !

Great information always!

Great information always!

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