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Health for Profit

Health has become an industry geared toward making a profit, and the cost is human life.

I think the title of this post says it all...but for those that don’t realize and understand the standard by which we all live under...the complete “industry” health has become, you need not remain ignorant as we are about to take a trip down a particularly unpleasant rabbit hole.

I’d like to say that I remember the good old days, but they were good and gone by the time I showed up on the scene. I heard about a time when doctors cured and treated ailments because they took an oath to do so...not because it was profitable. I’m not saying doctors shouldn’t get paid...I think they should, and quite well. I just think medicine shouldn’t be an industry that sacrifices health for money.

Take cancer for example. Where is the profitability in offering a cure? Once cancer is gone, all the money and funding for research is gone as well. Millions will be out of a job from those that make the chemicals for chemo to those that answer the phone at the institute. The well will run dry and billions of dollars will be lost. Tell me, if YOU had the cure right now...would you give it away? Sell it? Suppress it to continue to profit from treatment? You might be repulsed to know that your personal views and those that fuel the industry are miles apart.

This type of thinking isn’t new. It’s the mind of business. I don’t have a problem with business...but I think it’s sick when business is conducted at the expense of people's lives. I was watching an episode of “Shark Tank” recently and there was a man that invented a nasal screen. Without going into too much detail, let me just say it was an awesome invention, and he got a deal from one of the sharks. The most significant part of his presentation was when he was asked if he has approached the medical industry with his invention...and they made him an offer to buy it outright for the purpose of burying it. He said...on the show, that they responded that they wouldn’t back him for a long term partnership because they could make much more money in treating symptoms, than in preventing infection first.

Imagine that. Preventive medicine takes a back seat to treatment...for money. This is the sick world we live in. It gets worse when the milestones set on healthy benchmarks are constantly moved to catch a larger portion of people, just to increase the profit margin. One year your not a diabetic...and the next year you are. The numbers haven’t changed, your health is the same...but the scale of what is considered diabetic has been moved, and with that move millions of healthy people are suddenly unhealthy...and need “treatment.”

I remember when heartburn was just a simple condition easily remedied by apple cider vinegar. Now it’s a “disease” called acid reflux...and you MUST have “Brand X” to remain healthy and free of it. See the good old days had us investigating what we eat, when we eat, and in what combinations to determine why we get heartburn.’s a disease. Yeah...right.

I’m a staunch advocate for taking your health into your own hands. I’m not saying you should become a kitchen table doctor, but I’m saying everyone should take responsibility for their own health to seek and acquire knowledge that is in their best interest...instead of the interests of others that have no interest in you. It shouldn’t be about how much is made off your sickness...but how much is gained by your health.

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By neelium on November 11, 2012 at 03:23 pm

What's your background, bud? The medical training I'm receiving has strongly focused on the need to treat the underlying causes of disease before the clinical symptoms arise. That means increased screening, and more patient education.

As for cancer, you can't just "cure cancer" because it isn't one disease. There isn't some conspiracy to keep people sick in order to make money, trust me, enough people get sick as it is.

Do you have any real evidence behind this conspiracy you're basically claiming or is it just the product of assuming the worst in everyone?

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By DKIdea on November 12, 2012 at 03:06 am

If you're a doctor Neelium, then I strongly urge you to do two very important things.

1.) Read the book "Politics in Healing"...and

2.) Research and contact Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski.

The first time cancer was cured was in the 1930's using the Rife Machine. The fact that there is no cure today...soley because there is more profit in treatment than the cure is simply disgusting.

It's naive of you to assume the medical training you are receiving will cover any of I urge you to dig and discover.

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By neelium on November 12, 2012 at 02:52 pm

On the book's Amazon page, a review from the American Library Association: "Haley's thesis that many of his subjects were victims of organized medicine, however, remains unproven. Moreover, his assertion that at least five of the 12 should have been Nobel laureates strains credibility, and the implication that the AMA controls the decisions of the Nobel committees seems dubious."

Doesn't quite seem worth the read.

Regarding Dr. Burzynski, his own page notes that the FDA granted Orphan Drug designation to Antineoplastons A10 and AS2-1, with the intention of encouraging research. Furthermore, he says he is currently in Phase III clinical trials.

That sounds far from any type of conspiracy to stop him from doing his work.

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By DKIdea on November 13, 2012 at 02:57 pm

What you have just done Neelium is NOT research. Instead, you have formed your opinion already and don't want to be enlightened by the facts.

I have read the book several times. I have called the contacts in the back of the book of the actual sources used. The clinics exist, the people exist, the stories are true. But you will never know that by reading a review on the Amazon page instead of reading the book...and talking to the people and families of the people in the book.

Dr. Burzynski is one of those mentioned in the book...that's how I first heard of him, and if you research his story, instead of extrapolating what you think is happening with him from his notes, you would understand what you currently do not understand.

Let me help you a bit..

...but this too, is just the tip of the iceberg in the research I have implored you to take, ESPECIALLY if you are in the medical field....AND care about the people you're trying to help.

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By DKIdea on December 23, 2013 at 01:38 am

Let me update some info...

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By DKIdea on January 24, 2015 at 05:18 pm

They simply do not want peopole to know this information....smh.

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