Since medical drugs were invented just over 100 years ago, not a single one has been shown to cure anything. Is there a better way?
Educated as a scientist, I take a keen interest in researching the medication supplied to my family and friends since my father's untimely death due to inappropriate and unmonitored prescription of diuretics to reduce his blood pressure whilst he was in remission from prostate cancer.
I identified the following key points:
That year, the NHS had changed GPs’ contracts to include a bonus for every patient they treated for high blood pressure. BOOM!
GPs make a snap decision on you in around 10 minutes. They spend far more time than that each week with drug company reps. GPs are trained that there are only three options to treat an illness:
Kill, cut or cope. There’s nothing in a doctor’s training about trying to cure anything. How has medical science got so far away from the idea that a medicine cures an illness?
As recently as the Victorian age, the GP’s armoury consisted of a jar of leeches and a few concoctions based on opium. On top of that, he’d recommend chicken broth and fresh air. Amazingly, this worked well for decades, as most people maintained a balanced diet with plenty of fresh vegetables – because they were cheap, and local shops could only get local produce. The one thing that they hadn't been able to cure was an epidemic of syphilis.
German doctor Paul Ehrlich knew that syphilis was caused by bacteria and worked to find a level of poison that would kill a bacterium without killing the human it was living in. His starting point was arsenic, a popular poison at the time. After many concoctions, in 1910 he produced SALVARSAN, the first patented drug. Over the next few years, so many patients were killed by unlicensed poisonous potions that the government was forced to introduce “prescription-only” medicines in the Venereal Disease Act of 1917.
However, Pandora’s Box had been opened and doctors came to think that drugs are the only option for any treatment. The biggest-selling drug ever, grossing £82 billion in 15 years, was LIPITOR – an early statin. Marketed direct to consumers, with high-pressure promotions to get it onto GPs’ prescription lists, when its patent expired in 2012 the authorities looked at the facts. They ordered a relabelling to show that there were a raft of side-effects including muscle damage, liver damage and type 2 diabetes. All this just to reduce LDL cholesterol, which can actually be done cheaply and safely with a simple natural amino acid supplement – l-arginine.
An Ayurvedic proverb says: “If your diet is bad, medicine won’t work. If your diet is good, medicine won’t be needed.”
It’s the decisions you make NOW on how you look after your body that will help your body look after you in the future. Learn to love good food like we always used to - cut out the chemicals, eat fresh meat, fruit and veg, and a handful of nuts every day.
Take control of your own life, because the drugs aren’t working.