Good Medicine: Do As Much Nothing As Possible

”The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible”~ Samuel Shem, The House of God

Medicine is undergoing an existential crisis today. Its core value proposition – to help and not hurt — is failing to manifest. Patients are suffering. Doctors are suffering. The only exuberant party on the battlefield against disease is the pharmaceutical industry. An industry whose annual casualties far exceed the death total from our two decade long involvement in the Vietnam war.

The entire system is on the precipice of a collapse, if not for economic reasons alone, then certainly for ethical and intellectual ones. The irony is that the system has become so ineffective and dangerous that avoiding medical treatment (excluding perhaps emergency care) has become one of if not the best healthcare strategy you can implement to protect your health and well-being.

Nowhere is this clearer than in the realm of cancer. Over the past few decades, billions have been spent on screening asymptomatic populations to “prevent cancer,” with the result that millions have been assigned with questionable diagnoses (e.g.,”early stage-” or “stage zero-cancers”) and then shepherded into chemo, radiation and surgery treatments as if watchful waiting, or better yet, making significant nutritional and lifestyle modifications, would be a suicidal approach vis-à-vis the inexorability and presumed lethality of genetically-determined cancer.

We needn’t detail the misery this approach has produced, but suffice it to say that despite the industry’s claims of thousands of “lives saved” from the detection of “early cancers,” breast and prostate cancer specific mortality has at best stayed the same, and may have actually increased in some cases. In light of the fact that the financial costs of misapplied treatment in some cases is so high that the uninsured, their families, and society as a whole, face bankruptcy, the situation is dire indeed.

Even after the cat was let out of the bag in 2013, and a National Cancer Institute commissioned expert panel concluded that labeling screening detected lesions known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and high-grade intraepithelial neoplastic hyperplasia (HG-PIN) (colloquially labeled as “breast cancer” and “prostate cancer,” respectively) as carcinomas (“cancer”) is no longer justified. Instead they opted for redefining what were previously considered potentially lethal cancers as “benign or indolent lesions of epithelial origin.” Yet, you hear virtually no mention of this change anywhere. Tens of thousands are still being diagnosed with the same “cancers” and being cut, poisoned and burned, without informed consent.

The lack of acknowledgment and discussion about these tremendous diagnostic “errors” is less surprising when you consider that about 1.3 million U.S. women were wrongly treated for breast cancer in the past 30 years, with prostate and lung cancer representing two additional icebergs upon which the Titanic cancer industry is presently running itself aground upon, regardless of whether the medical establishment will accept responsibility. Ignoring the truth that millions suffered needlessly, it would seem, is less painful than admitting wrong, and dealing with the psychological and financial fallout that inevitably follows. But is it possible to stem the tide much longer against the inevitable transformations brewing?

If you check the pubmed.gov statistics, interest in “overtreatment” and “overdiagnosis” has grown exponentially from only a few decades ago, when the terms were rarely mentioned. A new editorial, titled,  “It Is Overtreatment, Not Overdiagnosis,” points out the real issue behind the epidemic of cancer overdiagnoses:

The most widely accepted definition of ”overdiagnosis” is ”diagnosing a person without symptoms with a disease that will (ultimately) never cause symptoms or death during the person’s lifetime” (2). It should not be confused with misdiagnosis or false-positive findings, which are completely different entities and outside the scope of this commentary. As the generally accepted definition encapsulates downstream effects (ie, ”would otherwise not go on to cause symptoms or death”, the real issue lies with ”overtreatment” of these accurate diagnoses rather than overdiagnosis itself.

Overtreament does not happen in a vacuum. The very industries that produce the treatments also create and supports the “awareness campaigns” that not only use fear to corral the population into screening, but also “pinkwash” away their true causes, i.e. breast cancer awareness month talks about needing a cure but not the causes right under our noses (i.e. carcinogens). Therefore, the more diagnoses that are generated, the more treatments will be “recommended,” resulting in greater revenue and profit – an economic growth model that itself can only be described as a malignant process at least as violent, if not more, than the disease it is claiming to treat and manage.

The editorial concluded:

“The effects of treating inconsequential lesions, rather than their diagnosis per se, result in increased morbidity and cost without added benefit. Society as a whole should strive to treat individuals who should be treated and not those who would not benefit. The 13th law of Shem, true in 1978, remains true today.”

Essentially, modern medicine has become our most Orwellian institution, with “detecting cancer early” the biomedical equivalent of the Thought Police detecting crime before it happens. The prognosticating itself,  is a highly toxic process (nocebo: e.g., “You have cancer and 6 months to live.”) that can contribute to evoking cancer-promoting physiological reactions, as well as inflicting real psychospiritual wounds that have been determined to dramatically increase the risk of heart-related deaths and suicides. Medicine has also adopted the metaphorics of another powerful global force: the military industrial complex, with the cancer “prevention” being equated to “striking first,” eerily similar to the Bush doctrine of preemptive war to secure peace. Here, the precautionary principle is co-opted and inverted from its true meaning. Instead of “doing no harm,” unnecessary medical intervention is considered the only non-violent solution even when the collateral damage is so great that the patient often dies from the violence of “treatment” with weapons-of-mass-destruction grade radioisotopes and chemicals and not the condition.

Learn more: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/good-medicine-do-much-nothing-possible

Mainstream Media: The Historic Purveyors of Fake News

fake-news-propagandaBy Luis Miranda

Fake news are not new and neither is its progenitor, Yellow Journalism. Mainstream media have been, for a long time, the largest purveyors of fake news. No one can debate such a reality.

Indeed, fake news go a longer way and spread faster than real news. It is just a matter of watching CNN for a few minutes to realize how easily fake news are put out and broadcast to thousands in 30 seconds.

In the last 30 years, wars have been promoted and advertised by the most recognised news outlets around the world. From the BBC to CNN, from FOX News to PBS, from MSNBC to ABC, from EL PAÍSto TVE, most mainstream megaphones have played a significant role in spreading “official” versions of reality, which in most cases were just fake news.

Somehow, however, fake news is now attached to alternative media, who are key in providing an alternative source of information to the corporate-controlled fake news.

Alternative media have given corporate media such a run for their money that corporate news sources are now openly attacking alternative media.

Censorship is the most common way of banning real news from being internationally discussed. All Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google impose bans on alternative media on a daily basis.

Video channels and accounts are blacked out without previous warnings or without showing valid reasons. Explanations for the attacks are as simple as “you have violated our publishing policies”, whatever that means.

Today, the mainstream media and governments who control them, label fake news anything that does not support the official story, no matter how extraordinarily fake that official story is. The latest example of fake news are so-called lone wolf mass shootings in the US.

Local and federal law enforcement, as well as mainstream media, push versions of reality that are difficult to believe. According to them, lone shooters are responsible for killing dozens of people in churches and schools, though witnesses always explain that several shooters were seen in military or police gear riddling unarmed children and parishioners.

Learn more: http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/mainstream-media-purveyors-fake-news/

Food Freedom

Learn how to “grow half of your own food” with sustainable, organic methods that can be practiced anywhere

Is there anything better than chowing down on food grown in your own backyard? Homegrown produce has distinct flavors that simply can’t be beaten by the fruits and vegetables sold in the grocery. That isn’t just satisfaction you’re tasting—you’re also savoring unmatched food safety and security.

When you grow your own food, you control what does and doesn’t go into it. This means that you’re sure that your produce has no harmful pesticides and dangerous chemicals. If you love potatoes, peppers, or tomatoes, then you should definitely consider raising your own since these tend to have the highest pesticide loads.

Do you know that growing your own gardens saves you money as well? After all, you won’t have to spend a lot of time or money shopping for your favorite greens when you can just step outside. Nor will you have to worry about the risk of your fruits or vegetables containing disease-spreading bacteria.

The only downside to this that you’ll have to pour in a lot of time and effort into high-quality homegrown produce.

Or so it seems.

You can grow half of what you eat in less than an hour every day — and you don’t even need a lot of space for it.

Learn more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-14-food-freedom-learn-how-to-grow-half-of-your-own-food.html

The Deeper Reason For Drug Ads On Television

prescription-drugs-wide-700x261By Jon Rappoport

Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma. It’s a flood.

Have you ever heard of these drugs? Otezla, Xeljanz, Namzaric, Keytruda, Breo, Cosentyz? Not likely. If you have, do you know what conditions they treat? Highly unlikely. But there they are, splashed in commercials.

Why? Who is going to remember to ask their doctor whether these and other obscure meds are right for them? What’s going on here?

The answer is: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT DRUGS ARE BEING ADVERTISED.

If Pharma can pay enough TOTAL money for ads, for ALL drugs, and dominate the allotted TV time for commercials, it can control the news—and that is exactly what it wants to do.

Pharmaceutical scandals are everywhere. Reporting on them, wall to wall, isn’t good for the drug business. However, as an industry ponying up billions of dollars for TV ads, Pharma can limit exposure and negative publicity. It can (and does) say to television networks: If you give us a hard time on the news, we’ll take our ad money and go somewhere else. Boom. End of problem.

Face it, the billions of dollars Pharma is paying for TV ads are a drop in the bucket, compared with its profits gained from selling the drugs. The ads are a good investment. As a bribe. Control the news.

There is another reason for the insane flood of TV drug ads: By their sheer number, they convince viewers that medical drugs (no matter what they are) are absolutely necessary.

Hour by hour, viewers numbly watch drug commercial after commercial. The overall message is: To keep illness from your door, to cure illness, to alleviate illness, you must take these medicines. THIS IS LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. You’re all sick, and you need help, and this is the ONLY kind of help there is.

The drug companies could invent names of fake drugs that don’t even exist, advertise them in a cascade on television, with the same intent. DRUGS ARE AS VITAL TO LIFE AS WATER OR AIR.

Learn more: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/03/deeper-reason-drug-ads-television.html?

UK Detains Austrian Identitarian and American Conservative for Supporting Free Speech

Screen-Shot-2018-03-12-at-5.17.09-AM-326x245By Edward Griffin

Austrian Generation Identity leader Martin Sellner, who opposes mass immigration, and his girlfriend Brittany Pettibone, a conservative American Youtube commentator, were detained for 3 days in the UK, held as political prisoners, and deported.  It has been reported that Sellner was arrested for planning a public speech at Speaker’s Corner, on the topic of free speech, that authorities claimed was part of a right-wing group trying to incite hatred.  Originally, the Identitarian leader was scheduled to speak at a conference organized by UKIP youth wing Young Independence, but this was shut down due to alleged threats from Antifa leftist extremists.

Brit Pettibone was told that one of the reasons for her detainment was due to her plans to interview former English Defense League leader turned citizen journalist, Tommy Robinson, who is a vocal critic of mass immigration and Muslim violence.

YouTube Purge: The End Of Freedom Of Expression Or The Great Awakening For Alternatives?

youtubeBy Aaron Kesel

The censorship is ramping up as YouTube has begun deleting channels at a rapid rate including more recently a friend of Activist Post, Health Ranger Mike Adams of Natural News. I spoke to YouTube alternative BitChute for their opinion on the recent purge against independent thoughts and how we are literally walking into George Orwell’s 1984, where YouTube, Google, Twitter, Facebook and other companies are playing the purveyors of truth.

But first, here is a rundown of a list of accounts that have been suspended by YouTube in the past few weeks, many of whom this author is friends with – Health Ranger, Anti-School, Bombard’s Body Language, Charlton, Charles Walton, Defango, Dustin Nemos, David Seaman, Destroying The Illusion, Ron Johnson, Richie AllenTitus Frost and of course Activist Post’s own YouTube channel which was suspended months ago was one of the first to go.

Learn more: https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/youtube-purge-freedom-expression-alternatives.html?

New Research Shows Cell Phone Radiation Linked to DNA Damage Brain and Heart Tumors

CONSPIRACY-THEORY-cell-phonesBy Paul A. Philips

A recent U.S government-funded study conducted by the NTP (National Toxicology Programme) a division of the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) provides even more ammunition for the case that cell phone EMF (electromagnetic field) radiation is linked to cancer by causing brain tumours. However, contrary to popular belief, the new findings indicated that the harm was not brain cancer, per se, nor was this the primary cause. The study, one of the most extensive yet, found that above all, cell phone EMF radiation was linked to DNA damage and heart tumours.

Learn more: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/03/new-research-shows-cell-phone-radiation-linked-dna-damage-brain-heart-tumours.html?

Facebook Bans Video Commentary Opposing Mass Migration in Hungary

160104154909-hundreds-of-refugees-walking-large-169By Edward Griffin

Facebook removed a video by Janos Lazar, the Chief of Staff for the Prime Minister of Hungary because it delivered an anti-immigration message. His commentary was recorded on the street of a neighborhood in Vienna, the capital of Austria, that has been overtaken by immigrants. He says that the area now has a higher crime rate, people are afraid, and native Europeans are being forced out. When Lazar loudly complained about taking down the video, Facebook restored it but with important features removed, such as English sub titles, accurate search-engine ranking, the ability to share, and links to similar videos.

Learn more: https://needtoknow.news/2018/03/facebook-bans-video-commentary-opposing-mass-migration-hungary/

Recycled Water From Sewers Coming to California Taps

Screen-Shot-2018-03-09-at-7.22.37-AM-678x381By Edward Griffin

The California Water Resources Control Board will allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water. The Water Board claims the water will be “highly treated.” San Diego is leading the state in infrastructure to begin carrying out a sewer-to-reservoir operation but the rest of the state likely will follow. [It is probably true that chemical treatment of sewage will kill most bacteria in sewage, but who dares to look carefully at the chemicals, including prescription drugs that have been excreted into sewer lines? Those and the chemicals used for purification might be even more deadly than the sewage. Never mind building new reservoirs to store rain water as it flows out to sea from the Sierra mountains. Let’s drink treated sewage instead!

Learn more: https://needtoknow.news/2018/03/recycled-water-sewers-coming-california-taps/

Boys Are Being Programmed And Drugged To Eliminate Masculinity

indexBy Edward Griffin

Dr. Jordan Peterson, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, says that boys are falling behind girls as a result of policies that seek to limit or eliminate masculinity. Natural male behavior is diagnosed as ADD which is treated with hormone-altering drugs. The elimination of competition in the classroom contributes to the problem. The left’s world view that men have been oppressors of women throughout history is the predominant ideology. The culture is at war against males.

Learn more: https://needtoknow.news/2018/03/professor-says-boys-programmed-drugged-eliminate-masculinity/