In the last 5 years, the FDA has collected over $2.5 billion in direct payments from major drug companies including Bristol-Myers, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Eli Lilly.
In exchange for these payments, the FDA has hustled drugs through the approval process, flooding the market with poisons that were known to have dangerous and even deadly side effects.
Its despicable… a disgrace! Unfortunately, its not going to change anytime soon.
All you can do is protect yourself, and Im here to make sure you… your spouse… your children… and your grandchildren dont fall victims to these deadly drugs.
When I started writing about Integrative Medicine almost 30 years ago, it was almost unknown by most practioners/public and now becoming mainstream.
When we say we Care, We Serve and We EDUCATE, not medicate, radiate, operate nor vaccinate it means we give our clients a CHOICE of Preventative Care and it does NOT mean in any way, shape or form that we against medications, vaccination or operation which may be needed in some cases. There is a place for Emergency Medicine which we all need in some cases but when it become a choice for women to do a mammogram vs Thermography or ultrasound, it is a matter of choice and assessing risk vs benefit, using acupuncture for pain or headache vs pain killers or headache medications. Dr. George Grant, Ph.D. The Caring Dr. See more at this site: www.academyofwellness.com
Integrative medicine is the best way to treat chronic conditions using the combinations of medications and natural treatments.
We have used integrative medicine at our clinic for 7500 clients worldwide for various conditions like hypertension, diabetes, pain management, structural problems, gastrointestinal issues, problems with energy, production and metabolism, sleep patterns, exercise, nutrition, and so on with over 90% success rate. Most of our clients weaned themselves from medications within 4-6 months.
Integrative medicine got a boost of greater public awareness and funding after a landmark 1993 study. That study showed that one in three Americans had used an alternative therapy, often under the medical radar.
Proponents prefer the term Integrative Medicine or complementary to emphasize that such treatments are used with mainstream medicine, not as replacements or alternatives.
Integrative medicine is appealing and it is the preferred method of treatment by most people worldwide. Advocates point to deep dissatisfaction with a health care system that often leaves doctors feeling rushed and overwhelmed and patients feeling as if they are nothing more than diseased livers or damaged joints. Integrative medicine seems to promise more time, more attention, and a broader approach to healing one that is not based solely on the Western bio medical model, but also draws from other cultures.
Integrative medicine is a neologism coined by practitioners to describe the combination of practices and methods of alternative medicine with conventional medicine. Some universities and hospitals have integrative-medicine departments. The term has been popularized by, among others, Dr. D.Chopra, and Dr. Andrew Weil . Dr. Weil says that patients should take the Western medicine prescribed by the doctor, and then incorporate alternative therapies such as Natural Vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, herbs and other spiritual strategies.
There is no doubt that modern medicine as it is now practiced needs to improve its relations with patients, and that some of the criticisms leveled against it by people such as Weil and by many more within the medical establishment itself are valid. There also can be no doubt that a few of the natural medicines and healing methods now being used by practitioners of alternative medicine will prove, after testing, to be safe and effective. This, after all, has been the way in which many important therapeutic agents and treatments have found their way into standard medical practice in the past. Mainstream medicine should continue to be open to the testing of selected unconventional treatments. In keeping an open mind, however, the medical establishment in this country must not lose its scientific compass or weaken its commitment to rational thought and the rule of evidence.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices which range from techniques designed to promote relaxation, contacting spiritual guides, building internal energy (chi, ki, prana, etc.), receiving psychic visions, getting closer to a god, seeing past lives, taking astral journeys, and so forth, to more technical exercises targeted at developing compassion, love, patience, generosity, forgiveness and more far-reaching goals such as effortless sustained single-pointed concentration, single-pointed analysis, and an indestructible sense of well-being.
The despicable influence of Big Pharma is all over the latest proposed FDA regulations. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a guidance document that would force anyone who sells natural, unpatentable supplements and who wants to make research-backed claims on its healing properties with a ludicrous $2.3 million price tag payable to the government itself.
The price tag is connected to the Investigational New Drug application (IND) even though supplements are not drugs, usually plants or herbs, and cannot be patentable. This is akin to asking Mother Nature to submit a patent to the US government for a blade of grass, or for an Oak tree.
The new guidelines would make all supplements regulated by the US government, just as pharmaceutical drugs are so while they give rubber stamps to $15,000 cancer medications that cause cancer, and NSAIDS that cause harm, they will also now regulate something like Vitamin C, or olive leaf natural substances that cost pennies per day to keep our selves healthy and disease-free.
Under the terms of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), supplements with established ingredients (meaning those that had been sold in the United States before 1994) can be marketed without any evidence that they are effective or safe. And there is a wide array of supplements which can make misleading claims about what they contain.
But do we really want the FDA regulating our herbs and vitamins? The agency has already targeted individuals like Dr. Mercola, a prominent promoter of natural health remedies. Who will they target next?
As The Alliance for Natural Health reports:
INDs are wildly inappropriate for food and supplement research. They are costly (as we have mentioned before, the cost of an IND application is currently about $2.3 million, which then leads to billions more for approval). Theyre also incredibly burdensome, requiring:
-A general investigational plan;
-Information and completed forms about the investigators;
-Chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) information about the drug substance and the drug product; and
-Animal pharmacological and toxicological studies and any prior human experience.
Much food and supplement research has been done by university labs. That would no longer be feasible if the FDA has its way.
The FDA has become nothing more than a billion dollar drug approving racket that has no practical influence on real health.
There is also a catch-22 in the document that would make supplements illegal altogether. Really what is the world could cause the FDA to want to regulate Vitamin C?
The Alliance for Natural Health says
[W]hy is this being done? What possible rationale is offered? Because its dangerous? No. Because it cant be patented and therefore wont be taken through the standard FDA approval process. No matter that vitamin C is one of the least toxic components of our food supply and liquid forms of it have been used safely for decades.
I urge you to voice your opinion, to make sure that supplements are not unnecessarily regulated by the FDA, a backward, archaic government agency that has lost the respect of most individuals in this nation.