Sucker MDs

I just finished watching Healing Cancer and it relit the torch of my passion for natural living and healing.  My life experiences have granted me a fundamental distrust for at least two things: the medical establishment and the government.

“You can fool some of the people all the time,
and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

– George W. Bush

Since the age of three, I’ve had migraine headaches.  They were much more frequent and more of a nuisance when I was younger, but as I got older, I got fed up with them and my tolerance to meds had grown to such that I had to start off with at least 4 of whatever over-the-counter drug I took.  I was definitely “over-dosing” thinking “at least I won’t have a headache.”

During my freshman year in college, I had a migraine for a week.  Disappointed with failing medicines and pointless doctor visits, I decided to take an alternate route.  It was then that I learned about macrobiotics and, more importantly, food as medicine…or poison.  After 15 years of suffering, I found out that all I had to do was eat real food and eliminate fake and harmful foods from my diet.  On my unemployed student budget, that translated into mostly eating short grain brown rice, vegetables, and scarcely fruit while avoiding meats, dairy, processed foods, sugars, preservatives, and additives.

My dietary changes eliminated my headaches and whenever I start getting them again, the first thing I examine is my food.  I read countless stories about the role diet played in people curing from various cancers and ther diseases, amazed at how much diet is overlooked or altogether ignored during the average doctor visit.

Fast forward a few years and I’ve lost a lot of my nutritional edge, so watching Healing Cancer brought me back to that place I was in during my freshman year.  It’s very important that people understand that healing is not the motive of the medical establishment; it goes against their business model.  Why do doctors insist on inducing women’s pregnancies despite it being unnecessary and potentially hazardous?  Why do they insist on using the same three methods to treat cancer that they’ve been using for the last 30 years despite results so ineffective that they all qualify as placebos?  Why prescribe daily birth control to mitigate three days of monthly pain?  Because the alternatives go against the current business model.  Let’s flip some beds and get some recurring customers!

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) purpose is to, as much as possible, decrease competition to MDs, who focus on treating symptoms rather than preventing illness.  The AMA  has plenty of financing from big business, and in fact, is its own brand of big business, so throwing its weight around is not a concern.  I respect the degree of intense training MDs receive, but not that they’re most qualified to cut me open and prescribe me pills after problems have manifested.  Gunshot wound, MD.  Chronic problem, I’m seriously investigating alternatives.

It’s increasingly important that we understand disease (dis-ease) and health.  At one point of time, migraines were my curse.  After a shifting my perspective from pain management to prevention, I learned so much.  Everyone isn’t the same.  We all have different levels of sensitivity.  I discovered my system won’t stand for a lot of things I forced upon it.  Some stand in my amazement to exhibit such willpower when it comes to how I eat, while I stand in amazement at some people’s refusal to make small shifts that can dramatically improve their quality and length of life.

Your health story is critical, as your body is your number one resource.  Pay attention to it.  Learn from it.  Find the good.  I now consider my migraines a blessing in disguise.  Who knows what my diet and lifestyle would be like if it weren’t for my headaches. 

What changes could life be directing you towards that you are fighting?

September 28, 2009 | filed under consider this, do your research!, health, moment of truth, pay attention 


3 Responses to “Sucker MDs”

  1. Naseya on September 30th, 2009 9:27 am

    As a public health student turned professional I love this post! this sad truth is our reality…Its a shame that the US is supposedly the richest country yet we spend the most for health care and rank extremely low compared to other countries in health outcomes and quality of care. This country teaches people how to treat symptoms not cure diseases.”MEDICALIZATION” has taken over…just pay attention to comercials on tv and radio. If you listen to them you’d swear you were sick…and WHY is it like this? simply because there’s no profit if everyone is healthy! Let’s not even touch on the self righteous people and companies who oppose health reform and it has nothing to do with health care…its all about the MONEY! Glad the fire has been rekindled. The body is so powerful and we have to be careful of what we do to it.

  2. Leandra on September 30th, 2009 3:04 pm

    This country teaches people how to treat symptoms not cure diseases.”MEDICALIZATION” has taken over…just pay attention to comercials on tv and radio. If you listen to them you’d swear you were sick…and WHY is it like this? simply because there’s no profit if everyone is healthy!

    The sad part is that there CAN be a business model behind health. In fact, there’s already a profiting industry geared towards holistic health and wellness.

    The health care issue is a smoke screen for health reform, as you mentioned. While the system is how it is, yes, give people health care. BUT how about changing the system, since the only thing universal health care will do is further medicalize everything, including vitamins and supplements, which the FDA is now trying to regulate. A prescription for Vitamin C? No, thanks. With the FDA pushing Codex Alimentarius, apparently it does favor a holistic approach–when it comes to lining the pockets of greedy and sinister companies.

    Grrr…[ending fuming anger now]

    …and that’s why it’s important that we educate people on the importance of claiming their own health. 🙂

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