What is it that makes them jump on every hint that pharmaceuticals might not be the only solution? Why do they even break a sweat over the benefits or claims of natural healing methods, be it Energy Medicine or Homeopathy? Why do they go to such great lengths trying to convince others that everything that has to do with alternative healing is humbug?
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I don't have a problem with natural remedies if they can be proven to work. Treating athlete's foot with vinegar makes sense - the acid in the vinegar kills fungal cells. My problem is with methods that invoke magic in order to work.
So sorry about the vaccination thing. I understand. Thank God we have waivers here.You are correct in everything you say here!Herbs and supplements cured my cancer.Doctors wanted to radiate and chemo me to deathThere is money in Pharma. Money talks.
As much as I would like to say that you're seeing it to dark, I know you're on point with most you say. It's all upside down now, everything that was supposed to help us, is now threatening us and our freedom. I wonder, was it planned that way?
Red Yeast Rice tablets? Interesting, have to look those up! A propos, don't know if you read about the newest Plavix study? See here:
I haven't...but surely will, thanks to you!
Red yeast rice contains monacolin K, a substance that has been found in clinical trials to reduce cholesterol.
It is also known as lovastatin, the statin used in Mevacor. So you substituted those "dangerous statins" with a statin.
Scottcgruber, thanks for letting us participate in your superior knowledge, and hopefully, you will always be very happy with whatever medication you might take. But could you not attack others about their choices, especially if they work...?
No, I'll impart my superior knowledge whenever I want, thanks. If pointing out that someone's "alternative medicine" is actually clinically-proven medicine is an "attack," then I will continue to attack as I please. :)
The whole mantra about 'clinically proven' is also a scam, pulling the wool over the eyes of those who desperately want to believe in it's validity. A long as you don't know who's paid by whom, you cannot believe in these so-called clinical studies.
Dorothee..stopped by again, out of the blue, and I see there's a self-appointed expert here. OK by me...maybe the pharm companies are his bread and butter. I "replaced a "dangerous" stain with a statin?" He forgot to say SAFE statin!
Got it. So the same statin drug is "dangerous" when produced by Big Pharma, but "safe" when produced by Little Pharma? Yes, that makes sense.
It's adorable the way you alt-med shills backpedal when faced with the facts.
Good idea! :-)
I think, one important point is also the monopolisation of all mainstream media, which effectively can starve out everything that is not approved by our 'new masters'.
On this token...
Love Dr. Mercola and his myth-busting on the Western medical and food industry! He's all over it.
In all medicine and even engineering, there are unproven elements. Engineering built bridges 2,000 years before science could explain why they don't fall down. If we wait for scientific medicine, we'll be dead before there's a cure!
Well, I'd say that goes for both sides. As to dangers, I think Pharma is ahead...
Wow, you must either work for them or somehow managed to close your eyes completely for the shortcomings and often outright dangers of Big Pharma! Amazing!
You don't need to be a big Pharma shill to see that homeopathy is bogus. All you need is some basic understanding of chemistry.
Well, as long as you approach homeopathy from a number-cruncher perspective, you'll never understand it. Ever heard that there was more between heaven and earth than the eye can detect? So you're not using cellphones either?
I understand it just fine. The fact that you cannot explain how homeopathy "works" without magical thinking tells me everything I need to know.
I guess,Quantumphysics also falls under witchcraft and magical thinking?
scottc...Evidentally, you missed my comment. When I switched from statins to Red Yeast rice, my cholesterol numbers IMPROVED for the 1st. time in years, without dangerous side effects. THAT is not only proof enough for ME...My Dr. was convinced!
Automatic red flag on the word "everything!"
Some alternative healing techniques have been used for millennia! Why? Because they work.
Big Pharma is about profits. Any cure jeopardizes profits.
"Everything" was Dorothee's word, so blame her not me. Yes, some "alternative" medicines have been used for centuries. Some have even been shown to work in clinical trials. At that point, they're no longer "alternative" - they're just medicine.
LoneStar, you've used the magical word: cure. Really not much money to make with THAT. Not interesting.