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Health Wars

The Conflict between the Natural World and the Chemical World

 

Written and Edited By

Michael L. Chadwick

 

 

 

 

Global Affairs Publishing Company

P. O. Box 16184

Boise, Idaho 83715

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Table of Contents

1.  The Natural World – Back to Eden

2.  The Natural Healing World

3.  The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies Create a New Medical System

4.  The War between the Natural World and the Chemical World

5.  The American Health Crisis Threatens the Lives of Millions of People

6.  References

 

Chapter 1

The Natural World – Back to Eden

 

 

In 1939 Jethro Klaus published a large treatise on herbal medicine, natural foods and home remedies. This remarkable book would lead to the rise of the natural foods industry as we know it today. The book has sold more than four million copies throughout the world since it was first published in 1939. It was entitled, Back to Eden.

 

The simple title of Jethro Klaus’ book turned out to be prophetic. A terrifying menace was rising in Germany and would soon sweep the world. The menace was the large global chemical companies that would split like a simple cell into the global pharmaceutical companies. Together they would turn the natural world into “a living hell” as poison gases were released in Europe to be followed by toxic fertilizers, toxic prescription pills known as pharmaceuticals, toxic food additives and toxic seeds known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) through America and the entire world.

 

Jethro Klaus was one of the few people on earth who foresaw that a terrible battle would soon erupt between the natural world and the chemical world. In the preface he wrote:

           

“My purpose in sending forth this book is to help humanity and give courage to those who may have thought their case hopeless. My prayer is that God may make this book a blessing to many.

 

“I wish to present the truth in a practical manner, to help the human family, and to prevent others from becoming slaves to erroneous ideas, so that mothers and fathers may better care for their families.

 

“This book contains inexpensive remedies for the prevention of disease and sickness’ treatments that are the result of my own practical experience of nearly forty years.

 

“Many recipes are given herein that are not found elsewhere. They are inexpensive and can be made in any home. They contain all the elements the body requires, and are very palatable when properly prepared. Millions today who have little food would be better able to keep body and soul together if they knew which foods to eat to really sustain life. In addition, I have provided much information on the use of non-poisonous herbs, in response to the public’s need for such practical knowledge.

 

“Actual facts about the true healing art are given in this book, as handed down by physicians beginning with Hippocrates, who was called the ‘father of modern medicine,’ until 1541, when Hohenheim started the practice of using chemicals and promoted his idea that the human body could be purified chemically, as were the metals at Tyrol, where he worked after giving up his medical profession.

 

“I wish to bring to the notice of the general public the untold blessings that our Heavenly Father has provided for all the world. It can be truly said, ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.’ Hosea 4:6.

 

“A lack of knowledge based on truth is accountable for much of the untold sufferings and miseries of humanity. The advice contained in this book, if heeded, will save money, suffering, and often premature death.

 

“From practical experience, I explain how to be healthy, mentally and physically. No matter how many germs get into the body, if the bloodstream is clean and the blood corpuscles are in a healthy condition, you will be safe. Everyone comes in contact with many kinds of germs; but these organisms will not harm you or cause sickness and death unless they have a place in which to propagate themselves.

 

“Many who violate the laws of health are ignorant of the relation of the laws of living (eating, drinking, and working) to their health. Until they have some kind of sickness or illness, they do not realize that their condition is caused by violating the laws of nature and health. If then they would resort to simple means and follow the basic laws of health that they have been neglecting – nature’s remedies, herbs, etc. – nature would restore the body to its original health. Had the body been supplied with these remedies all along, it would always have been in good condition. When a course such as is outlined above is followed, patients will generally recover without being weakened.

 

“There is a wonderful science in nature, in trees, herbs, roots and flowers, which man has never yet fathomed. All the science of ancient Egypt when it was in its glory, and the science of ancient Babylon when it was at its height, and the wisdom of Solomon when he lived in obedience to God, plus the science and knowledge of our present enlightened age, as taught in the colleges and universities, does not equal the science in nature; and yet that science is little understood even by the most intelligent people.

 

“God has provided a remedy for every disease that might afflict us. Satan cannot afflict anyone with any disease for God has not provided a remedy. Our Creator foresaw the wretched condition of mankind in these days, and made provision in Nature for all the ills of man.

 

“”If our scientists and medical colleges would put forth the same effort in finding the virtues in the ‘true remedies’ as found in nature for the use of the human race, then poisonous drugs and chemicals would be eliminated and sickness would be rare indeed. If they would make use of only these remedies that God has given for the ‘service of man’ it would bring an untold blessing to the world.

 

“In these distressing days, the use of a simple natural diet would prevent much suffering and would also save money. The most important subject for people to study should be; ‘How can we live out our allotted time without suffering?’ God has surely made this possible. Revolutionize the common manner of living, eating, and drinking, and you will have a happier and healthier people.

 

“Recently a Chicago firm advertised very extensively some little tablets, claiming that they contained all the elements needed by the body, and were prepared by scientifically combining foods. But the most learned scientists who ever lived on this earth cannot separate natural foods and then combine them in a better manner than nature herself has prepared them!

 

“We must return to God’s original plan for maintaining health, by restoring the sick, and rediscovering the miraculous truths that were covered up by commercial graft, ignorance, or neglect. Miraculous things are found in the Bible and Nature.

 

“The Creator of this universe made man in the beginning from ‘the dust of the ground.’ The different properties that are found in the earth are found in man, and the fruits, grains, nuts, and vegetables contain the same elements that are in the soil as well as in man.  When these fruits, grains, nuts, and vegetables are eaten in their natural state, instead of being perverted and robbed of their life-giving properties during preparation, human health, beauty and happiness will be the sure reward.

“The scripture that says, ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge,’ is surely being fulfilled. But our loving Heavenly Father sees the world’s untold suffering and wretchedness; He has made provision that if we use these things that He has Provided they will surely bring relief.

“Read in this book about the wonderful life-giving properties in fruit, if properly eaten and not combined with certain other foods. Improper combination of food causes fermentation and other disturbances and thus destroys their life-giving properties.” (Preface, Back to Eden. 1997.)

Garden of Eden

Let us go back to Eden where it all began to see what great things God wrought in the beginning.

The King James Version of the Holy Bible outlines in beautiful language the process of the creation of this earth and the placement of all life forms upon it by God Himself. It also outlines the placement of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and their subsequent fall into the world as we know it today. Let us read these insightful and revealing passages of scripture:

Genesis – Chapters 1

In the first chapter we learn that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” These ten words speak volumes to us. They affirm the existence of God and outline that He is the Creator of all life forms on earth and throughout the universe.

We next witness the creation process in action:

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters/

‘And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

“And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

“And God called the light Day. And the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

“And God called the dry land Earth: and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.”

We learn from these passages that God created the Sun, the Earth and the Moon. We also learn that when the creation process was completed He pronounced it “good.” In other words, the Creator of the Universe and the Earth was very pleased with His newest creation.

Moses then proceeds to further outline the creation process. He stated that:

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

Once again God called what He created “good.”

We learn from these passages that all life form was placed on the earth “after his kind.” We also learn that the grass, the herbs and fruits trees had their own seeds in themselves. God said that the “seed was in itself.”

These are very important passages of scripture. In other words, life did not evolve from one species to another as certain philosophers and scientists throughout the ages would argue. All life forms were created by God “after his kind.” Moses continues with the creation process:

“And the evening and the morning were the third day.

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

“And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.

“And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

“And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

“And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

“And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

 

 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

 

Once again we have God pointing out that He was pleased with the creation of the Sun, moon, stars, the fish and all aquatic life forms, fowl, beasts, cattle and all living creatures upon the earth. God again pronounced it “good.”

 

Moses also outlines that all of the creatures of the sea and land were created by God “after his kind” and “after their kind.” This is another refutation of the so-called theory of evolution.

 

We now come to the crowning creation of all. After creating the Sun, moon, stars and all life forms which He placed upon the earth, God created bodies for Adam and Eve.

 

Moses tells us:

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

 

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

 

These passages of scripture reveal one of the important doctrines in the Holy Bible. We learn that man and women are created in the image of God. We are in the “image: and “likeness of God.” Elsewhere in the scriptures we learn that every person born on earth is a son or daughter of God. Adam and Eve were the first family on earth. Elsewhere in the scriptures we learn of the sanctity of marriage to God. It t is safe to assume that the first marriage on earth was performed by God Himself in the Garden of Eden. At this time Adam and Eve were immortal. They had not yet partaken of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

 

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

 

 “And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everyy thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

 

 “And God saw evert thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

 

We learn again that God was indeed pleased with His the creation of the earth and all life forms upon it. He called His new creation “very good.” It is safe to assume that if God called the new earth and all life forms upon the earth very good that it must have been pristine. The land was rich in nutrients, the water was clean, the air was pure and all life forms healthy and strong to start the process known as earth life. It is safe to assume that the bodies of Adam and Eve were perfect in every form. There were no genetic flaws, environmental damages to their bodies, etc.

 

The great creation process was completed. God now rested from his six days of labor and called it the Sabbath Day.

Genesis – Chapters 2

Moses tells us:

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

  

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

 

“And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

 

 “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,

 

“And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

 

“But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

 

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 

A Beautiful Garden Known as Eden Is Created

 

We next learned that God created a magnificent garden known as Eden for Adam and Eve to life for a short time. Moses tells us:

 

“And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

 

“And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

 

“And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

 

“The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

 

 “And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

 

“And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

 

 “And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

 

“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

 

“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

 

 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

 

These passages reveal that God placed two very unique trees in the Garden of Eden. One was called the “tree of life” and the other was called the “tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve were told not to partake of the latter tree. It is safe to assume that the latter tree contained a fruit that caused a transformation or change in their bodies. We learn that after Adam and Eve did partake of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that a chemical reaction took place in their bodies. Adam and Eve were now mortal and subject to death and the hardship of this life.

 

Moses tells us:

 

“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

 

 “And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

 

“And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

 

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

 

“And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

 

“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

 

 “Therefore shall a man leave his fataher and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

 

“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 

God made special clothing for Adam and Eve to cover their nakedness in the Garden of Eden. It is safe to assume that all of the fruits and vegetables, with the exception of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, were healthy, nutritious and full of vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

Moses now tells us that a fallen angel known as Lucifer or the Devil entered the Garden of Eden and tempted Adam and Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Once they partook of the forbidden fruit, a change came over their bodies and they became mortal. God then expelled them from the Garden of Eden.

Genesis – Chapters 3

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.

 

“nd he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

 

  “And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

 

“But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

 

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

 

“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

 

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

 

 “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

 

“And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.

 

“And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

 

“And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

 

 “And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

 

 “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

 

“And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

 

“And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

 

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall buise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

 

“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

 

 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

 

“Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

 

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

 

 “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

 

 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

 

 “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

 

 “Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

 

“So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

 

A New Natural World - Free of Chemicals and Pollution

 

Adam and Eve were now a part of a new world. It was a natural world. The earth and all life forms upon it were created by God. When the work of creation was completed God called it “good.” In fact, He called the creation of the earth and all life forms, including Adam and Eve as “very good.” It is safe to assume that the earth and all life forms, including Adam and Eve were perfect in nature.

Why is it important to understand the creation process and the placement of all life forms upon the earth by God? It is important to realize that when God created the earth for all of his children, it was a perfect natural world, free of poisonous toxins, chemicals and drugs.

When the earth was created and Adam and Eve left the first garden upon the earth it was in pristine shape. The air was clean. There were no man-made chemicals polluting the land, air and water. There were no poisonous gases, toxic food additives, toxic fertilizers, toxic pharmaceuticals, toxic waste, toxic pollution, toxic gases and toxic seeds known as GMOs.

The fish and all aquatic life forms were living in beautiful, clear and clean lakes, streams, rivers and oceans. The fowl and all life forms that flew through the air breathed crisp, fresh and clean air. The horses, cattle, sheep and all creatures that lived upon the land were free of any chemicals whatsoever.

All of the fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, trees and shrubs were carefully dispersed throughout the earth to meet the future needs of God’s children. All of these wonder creations were designed to aid man in his journey through life and prepare for the next world.

All of the gardens and farms were 100% organic. The food produced on the earth for nearly sixty centuries was clean, wholesome, nutritious, healthy and full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc. Various roots, herbs, plants and trees around the world were used to combat illnesses of people. However, all of these substances were completely organic and natural.

For nearly 6000 years the people of the earth lived in a natural world. It was a 100% organic world. Not until the late 19th century did man learn to create dangerous chemicals that could be used as poisons for all life forms. Scientists, business leaders and government officials in Germany and elsewhere learned they could control people through poisonous gases, chemicals and drugs.

In the 1940s large chemicals and pharmaceutical companies emerged in Germany and later in France and England. These large global companies soon began spreading their new weapons throughout the world. Within fifty years, America and the world have become polluted beyond description with all forms of poisonous gases, toxic food additives, toxic fertilizers, toxic pharmaceuticals, toxic waste, toxic pollution, toxic gases and toxic seeds known as GMOs.

The air, land and water found in lakes, streams, ponds, rivers, groundwater and oceans on every continent are now polluted with dangerous toxics, chemicals and drugs produced by the large chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

For over 60 years a global battle has raging between the proponents of the chemical world and the natural world. The large chemical and pharmaceutical companies have used every device, including lies, deception and bribery to promote their deadly toxics, chemicals and drugs. They have waged a relentless war against the natural world and all those who believe in organic foods and natural healing techniques that have been handed down from the days of Adam and Eve.

The large chemical and pharmaceutical companies are waging a battle in legislative halls and courts around the world in their effort to stop mankind from using natural products, including supplements of all kinds - vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs, etc.

The only way for mankind to free itself of thirst, starvation, hunger, malnutrition, famine, sickness and disease is to rid the world of chemicals, toxins and poisons that destroy the land, air, water and all life forms on earth. There is no other way.

The large chemical and pharmaceutical companies seek complete control and domination of the earth, its water supply, food chain and people. The motive behind these giant corporations is unfettered power and greed. They seek to destroy the freedom of all people in their efforts to remove any vestige of the natural world. Hundreds of millions of people are suffering each day because of their actions and the toxic chemical products and drugs they produce in their factories throughout the world.

The only way for people to rid the world of hunger, suffering, disease and sickness is to adopt the lifestyles of the natural world. Organic gardens and farms must once again circle the earth and the inhabitants are free to eat wholesome fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and natural fowl and animals that are raised free of toxic antibiotics, chemicals and hormones.

The people of earth need to begin raising organic food once again. They need to harvest healing herbs and use food as a medicine as Hippocrates admonished long ago. The world should be full of organic gardens and farms.

It is time to renew the earth and cleanse it of the toxic elements that are spreading poisonous chemical elements into the earth and into the bodies of all life forms.

 

Chapter 2

The Natural Healing World

 

It is safe to assume that while Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden that God and His angels instructed them in the art of organic gardening, farming and natural healing. No doubt, they learned the healing properties of various plants and herbs and how to care for their future children in the new world that had been created for them by God.

It is important to understand that Adam and Eve were the world’s first organic gardeners and family farmers. The food they raised was free of poisonous toxins, chemicals and drugs. It was full of nutritious vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc. The knowledge they learned from God and His angels in the Garden of Eden was passed down through generations of descendants.

It is safe to assume that the technique of organic gardening, farming and healing were written on parchments, scrolls and later in manuscripts of various types. As knowledge of these natural principles of living were handed down through generation they became somewhat corrupted by various evil and conspiring men and women. Techniques and formulas were lost in translations of various languages. Manuscripts of organic gardening, farming and natural healing were lost or placed in secret libraries with little access by the common person.

Since knowledge is power, it is safe to assume that evil and conspiring men and women learned from the very beginning to alter, withhold, conceal and destroy the techniques of organic gardening, farming and natural healing. No doubt, as a way to gain control over certain people, tribes, etc., evil and conspiring men and women concealed knowledge of the principles of natural healing from the people they sought to control and manipulate.

While evil and conspiring men and women have existed from the very beginning of time, it is also important to realize that righteous men and women have also lived and taught their children and grandchildren and so forth for generations of times concerning the principles of organic gardening, farming and natural healing.

The native tribes of the world, found in China, Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America are full of legends and manuscripts which outlines the principles of natural healing and organic gardening and farming. The principles of natural living have been handed down from one generation to another, despite the best efforts of evil and conspiring men and women to conceal, alter and destroy them.

Today we have thousands of researchers and interested parties who have searched the world for the principles of natural living. The modern school of natural living and healing is full of wisdom and counsel handed down from the days of Adam and Eve.

As the evil effects of the chemical world, as introduced by the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies and spread throughout the world, it is necessary to learn the principles of natural living and natural healing if we are to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, our neighbors and our society from the effects of poisonous toxins, chemicals and drugs.

A whole new world of information is now available for people to learn the principles of natural living and natural healing. It is truly time to go back to Eden as Jethro Klaus advocated in his classic book, Back to Eden, published in 1939.

The internet had provided people with a way to combat the effects of the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Hundreds of thousands of web site now contain information concerning the principles of natural living and natural healing. The challenge is to find credible sites, sources, services and products.

Today the world of natural healing falls under several names such as holistic, alternative, integrative and even complementary healthcare. It is safe to assume that the principles of natural living will help you and your family, friends, neighbors and associates live a more youthful, happy and healthful life free of sickness and disease.

The basic principles of natural living and natural healing are quite simple. The body is a temple of God which houses your eternal spirit. The body needs clean air, pure water, exercise, and healthy foods and vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc., to function at top performance. It is safe to assume that a person will be healthier if they eat organic foods and utilize the principles of natural healing to keep the body in top physical, mental and spiritual strength.

The body was designed by God with tremendous restorative powers to heal itself when it is given natural food and natural healing herbs, etc. If your body is sick and full of disease, then it is time to abandon your old lifestyle of processed foods, chlorinated water, lack of exercise, dead food, food additives, chemicals, toxins, poisons and drugs. 

It is time to begin a healthy new natural lifestyle based upon organic foods, pure water, natural healing, natural vitamins, mineral, enzymes, herbs, exercise, etc. Fortunately, we live in a time when thousands of people have spent countless hours, days, weeks, months and years compiling data and preparing papers, monographs, reports and books on the principles of natural healing which have existed on the earth since the days of Adam and Eve.

The Biological Concept of Health and Disease

In 1974 Dr. Paavo Airola wrote a book entitled, How to Get Well. The purpose of the treatise was to help the reader under the “therapeutic use of foods, vitamins, food supplements, juices, herbs, fasting, baths, and other ancient and modern nutritional and biological modalities in treatment of common ailments.” H. Rudolph Alsleben, M. D., Barnet G. Meltzer, M. D. and Alan H. Nittler, M. D. served as medical editors for the publication. He called the principles of natural healing by the name of “biological medicine”. The school of biological medicine was a forerunner to what is known today as “Holistic Health” care.

A person must be thoughtful and wise and be sure to use discernment when choosing a naturopath and natural healing techniques and products that are best suited for you, your unique body, health status and situation in life. Each person is unique. Each person requires specialized and individualized care. Each person has been given a body or temple by God with immense powers of regeneration and rejuvenation divinely designed within it. It is up to each of us to care for our bodies and to help others take good care of their bodies as well. A healthy mind means a healthy body. A healthy body means a healthy person. A healthy person adds to a healthy community where we serve and help one another through the process known as earth life.

In the introduction to How to Get Well, Dr. Airola wrote:

“The rapid development of the chemical and physical sciences in the last two centuries has had a most negative influence upon medical thinking, and slowed down the progress of healing arts. In spite of all the bravura and ballyhoo, the true medical history will be written, the twentieth century will be known as the dark ages of the healing art. Unbelievable as it may seem, the twentieth century concept of disease is not much different from the primitive voodoo concept. The only difference is that the ‘evil spirits’ have been replaced with ‘evil germs’, bacteria or virus, which attack the unfortunate and undeserving man. We believe that disease ‘strikes’ the unsuspecting and totally innocent bodies. We talk about diseases as being ‘caught”. We speak of evil creatures – the germs or virus, with the magic medical power from his medicine bottle or injection needle, and, thus, save the innocent victim from the vicious attack.

“The new Biological Medicine takes an exception from such a Pasteurian concept of disease and the symptomatic drug-therapy approach to the treatment of disease. The biological concept of medicine is based upon the irrefutable physiological fact that the primary cause of disease is not the bacteria or virus, but the weakened resistance brought about by man’s health-destroying living habits and physical and emotional stresses. The bacteria enter the picture only in its final stage, as THE UNDERTAKER of the natural order, to complete and fulfill the natural law of ‘returning to dust’ again the organism that was made unfit to live.

“Bacteria are always present in our environment, as well as in a latent state in every cell of all living organisms. They are completely harmless if the organism maintains its natural health and natural resistance – but every-ready to step in and destroy the host organism as soon as its life-force, vitality and resistance are lowered.

The Basic Cause of Disease

“The basic premise of Biological Medicine is that most diseases have the same basic underlying causes. These are: the systematic derangement and biochemical and metabolic disorder brought about by prolonged physical and mental stresses to which the patient has been subjected – such as faulty nutritional patterns, constant overeating, overindulgence in proteins and the body’s inability to property digest them, nutritional deficiencies, sluggish metabolism and consequent retention of toxic metabolic wastes, exogenous poisons from polluted food, water, air and environment, toxic drugs, tobacco and alcohol, lack of sufficient exercise, rest and relaxation, severe emotional and physical stresses, etc.

“These health-destroying environmental factors bring about derangement in all vital body functions with consequent biological imbalance in the tissues, autotoxemia, chronic undersupply of oxygen to the cells, poor digestion and ineffective assimilation of nutrients … and gradually lowered resistance to disease. Thus the Biological Medicine considers not the bacteria but the weakened organism or the lowered resistance as the primary cause of disease. Bacteria is more often than not, the result of disease, not its cause.

“Therefore, the only effective way to cure the disease is to eliminate the cause of disease. All these underlying causes of ill health, mentioned above, must be corrected and eliminated before health can be restored. When, with proper assistance and support of optimum nutrition, special dietary factors, cleansing programs, specific vitamins and supplements, juices, herbs and other harmless therapies, the underlying causes of ill health are removed, the systems (diseases) will disappear. Not because we cured them, but because there would be no more reason for their existence. The health has been restored.

Disease – Our Misunderstood Friend

“Our body is equipped with the most extensive and intricate defensive and healing system. When we violate the elementary laws of health or subject our body to severe stresses or other adverse environmental factors, our body reacts with self-defense. With various defensive acute symptoms, such as pain, fever, diarrhea, fatigue or loss of appetite, the body will signal that it has taken the defensive action aimed at restoring the condition of health. But in our ignorance, we totally misunderstand these warning and healing symptoms, calling them ‘diseases’.

“instead of letting the fever, the proper rest and temporary abstinence from food accomplish the health-restoring goal for which the body had initiated these symptoms, we suppress the fever with medicines, we eliminate the pain with drugs and we try to get well soon,. Thus, we counteract and break down the body’s own defensive and healing efforts and cause it more damage.

“Now the condition may have changed from the acute into chronic. As we continue to interfere with the body’s own healing activity, the more serious chronic condition, such as elevated blood pressure, inflammations, immobility of joints, hardening of the arteries, skin eruptions, even tumors, may develop. Even these conditions, however, are not ‘diseases’ as we understand them – the negative conditions that must be suppressed or eliminated – but are our body’s own, often desperate, but nevertheless positive and beneficial attempts to cope with increasingly adverse conditions and protect the organism from the total destruction.

Disease – Nature’s Way to Get You Well

“Thus disease, as know it, is a self-defense effort of the body to restore the impaired health. Disease in not a negative condition which should be combated and suppressed (‘cured’) with all available means, but a positive, constructive process initiated by the body’s healing forces and aimed at restoring health. Unbelievable as it may sound, we actually need disease to get well!

“When the body becomes ill, only the disease (which more correctly should be called health-restoring activity) can bring it back to health again. Thus we do not cure a disease, but cure a sick body, and restore health – often with the help of disease! – which is nothing but nature’s own way of getting you well!

The Basic Treatment of Disease

“Since most conditions of ill health are systematic in their origin and have the same underlying causes, the basic treatment of all disease is likewise the same.

“First, all the underlying causes of disease must be eliminated – health-destroying causes that produced ill health, such as nutritional, physical and emotionally stresses and abuses. After that, the patient should undergo a short cleansing juice fast to assist the body in throwing off all the accumulated toxins and wastes. Then the patient should be put on a special supportive health-restoring and Vitality-building program with emphasis on optimum nutrition, specific vitamins, supplements, herbs and juices and other supportive biological treatments such as hydrotherapy, massage, manipulative treatments (if needed), exercises, etc., which will help the body’s own healing forces to accomplish the restoration of health. In every case, the biological doctor [i.e. naturopath] must outline the therapeutic program individually; it must be adjusted to the specific individual needs and the condition of the patient.

Relaxation and Peace of Mind – Prime Consideration

“There are many factors that interfere with successful application of nutritional and biological therapies, such as: toxic environment; ineffective digestive and assimilative system; emotional stresses; anxiety, worries, fears, etc. If the patient is under severe stress of acute anxiety, his ability to absorb and utilize nutritional and medicinal factors will be seriously impaired, and the expected healing will not be manifest as long as the emotional disturbance continues to act.

“Therefore, the prime consideration should be given to help the patient to free himself from all emotional stresses and worries and acquire a state of total relaxation and peace of mind. This is absolutely imperative in order to make nutritional and biological therapies effective.

“Also, the patient should have a thorough understanding of the basic philosophy of biological medicine and of the purpose of various nutritional and other therapies, and have a complete confidence and faith in the prescribed method of treatment. Thus, educating the patient in regard to the basic laws of health and disease and how he can stay well and prevent disease, should be a most important work of a future biological doctor [i.e. naturopath].

The Total Approach to Natural Healing

“Since the basic goal of Biological Medicine is to help and support the body’s own healing activity, we advocate the total approach when the therapeutic program is considered. Not just this or that vitamin, herb or treatment, but a total combined attack on all fronts, from all directions, at the same time. After the thorough study of [the] patient’s background and his living and eating habits is made, and possible underlying causes of his health condition are determined, the patient’s own healing and health-restoring mechanism should be assisted with all the available effective and harmless means, simultaneously: optimum diet, specific herbs and nutritive supplements, juices, vitamins, minerals, etc., which are known to be effective for his specific condition. In my experience, such TOTAL APPROACH brings about the fastest recovery.” (Introduction, How to Get Well, 1974, pp.17-20.)

The method of Biological Medicine has given way to a new tern today. People in the natural healing and in personal health care refer to the total approach as ‘Holistic Health” care. This is a great term because it encompasses all of the aspects of natural healing which have been handed down from the days of Adam and Eve.

Naturopaths and medical doctors along with holistic health care professionals have joined hands in unfolding the benefits of a total approach or a holistic approach to natural healing of the diseases and illness which now beset people throughout the world.

There has been an explosion of illness, sickness and disease on earth since the 1900s. We can trace the increase in sickness and illness for all life forms on earth to the rise of the giant global chemical and pharmaceutical companies and their poisonous gases and toxic chemicals, fertilizers, food additives and drugs. There is a direct correlation with the rise of illness, sickness and disease and the pollution of the land, air and water throughout the entire world with the rise of the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies. They are the real villains in battle between the natural world and the chemical world. Driven by power and greed, these giant corporations are polluting the earth and impacting every life form.

The toxic gases, chemicals, fertilizers, food additives and drugs have entered into the bodies of people and all life forms on earth. These toxins are the real cause of sickness and disease on earth. In order to combat these powerful toxins we must utilize a holistic approach to natural living and natural healing.

The American Holistic Medical Association has prepared A Guide to Holistic Health. The Guide was published in 2001 and outlines the “Healing Therapies for Optimal Wellness”. In a section entitled, “The History and Philosophy of Holistic Medicine”, it states:

“As we enter the twenty-first century, a revolution in health care is slowly yet inexorably taking place all around the world. What distinguishes this revolution from similar momentous changes sweeping through other fields of human endeavor is the fact that it is being sparked not so much by leaders in the health care field, but by burgeoning numbers of laypeople who are seeking more effective solutions to their health and wellness needs.

“The reason for the search is simple: despite a century of remarkable diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the field of conventional, or allopathic, medicine, chronic illness continues to spread at an alarming rate and is proving increasingly impervious to drugs and surgery. Just as important, more and more patients are look for health care approaches that address their specific and unique traits and needs, rather than simply treating their symptoms. But perhaps the primary factor that accounts for the growing shift away from allopathic care [treatment of illness and disease with drugs and surgery] is the fact that many patients with chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, anxiety, arthritis, headache, gastrointestinal disorders, additions, fatigue, and lack of energy, simply are not getting better using the remedies prescribed by their conventional physicians.

“As a result, surveys show that as many as two-thirds of North Americans now use some form of complementary and/or alternative medicine in their quest to find the type of health care they desire.

“According to the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), holistic medicine is defined as the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind and spirit – by integrating conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and to promote optimal health.

“AHMA members recognize that both conventional and alternative therapies have their place and combine both in order to offer their patients a full range of treatment options tailored to each patient’s specific needs. At the same time, holistic physicians emphasize personal responsibility and educate their patients about how to take care of themselves at all levels of their being.

“Robert S. Ivker, D. O., past president of AHMA, describes holistic or optimal health as ‘the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy throughout your body, mind and spirit.’

“Each of us has the capacity to nurture and heal ourselves, but most of us have yet to tap into this wellspring of loving life energy. Holistic physicians recognize this fact and help their patients learn how to tap into this life force while simultaneously treating their disease conditions.

“’The result,’ Dr. Ivker says, ‘is that their patients learn to safely and effectively treat any physical, mental, and spiritual conditions that may be impeding the flow of this vital energy to their lives, so that they not only start to get better, they also begin to thrive and experience more energy and joy in being alive. When this happens, there is a sense of harmony and balance in the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of their lives.’

“Holistic medicine also emphasizes treating the causes of disease, not just its symptoms. This, coupled with its minimal toxic side effects and generally lower costs, explains why so many Americans are now choosing holistic medical approaches.

The Principles of Holistic Medicine

“Holistic medicine’s comprehensive definition of health is at odds with our predominant health care system, which is based almost entirely upon the diagnosis and treatment of disease symptoms. While conventional medicine is unsurpassed in treating acute life-threatening illness and injuries, its reliance on pharmaceutical drugs and surgery has left it largely a failure in terms of handling chronic conditions.

“As a result, over 100 million Americans now suffer from some type of chronic illness, driving the cost of health care in the United States [in 2001] above$1 trillion per year. [Cost in 2009 is above $2 trillion per year.] Further compounding the problem is the fact that most conventionally trained physicians are taught little, if anything, about maintaining and enhancing health, or even preventing disease. Even within the fields of alternative and complementary medicine the primary focus is still on relieving symptoms and treating disease.

“Although holistic physicians also address their patient’s immediate physical discomfort by using both alternative and conventional therapies, most of their time is spent determining the multiple underlying causes of their patients’ ailments and helping them to correct the imbalances in their lives that are responsible for them. Throughout this process optimal health remains the chief objective.

Informing holistic physicians’ approach to health care are twelve principles of holistic medicine that have been established by the board of trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association.” (Chapter 1, AHMA Guide to Holistic Health, 2001, pp. 3-5.)

Twelve Principles

The AHMA has twelve important principles which are vital to maintaining a state of optimum natural health in an individual’s life. The principles of holistic health are as follows:

“Holistic physicians embrace a variety of safe, effective diagnostic and treatment options. These include education for lifestyle changes and self-care; complementary diagnostic and treatment approaches; and conventional drugs and surgery.”

“Searching for the underlying causes of disease is preferable in treating symptoms alone.

“Holistic physicians expend as much effort in establishing what kind of patient has a disease as they do in establishing what kind of disease as patient has.

“Prevention is preferable to treatment and is usually more cost-effective. The most cost-effective approach evokes the patient’s own innate healing capacities.

“Illness is viewed as a manifestation of a dysfunction of the whole persons, not just as an isolated event.

“A major determining factor in the healing process is the quality of the relationship established between physician and patient, in which the patient is encouraged to take responsibility for his or her health.

“The ideal physician-patient relationship considers the needs, desires, awareness, and insights of the patients, as well as those of the physician.

“Physicians significantly influence patients by their example.

“Illness, pain, and the dying process can be learning opportunities for both patients and physicians.

“Holistic physicians encourage their patients to evoke the healing power of love, hope, humor, and enthusiasm, and to release the toxic consequences of hostility, shame, greed, depression, and prolonged fear, anger, and grief.

 “Unconditional love in life’s most powerful medicine. Holistic physicians strive to adopt an attitude of unconditional love for patients, themselves, and other practitioners.

“Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of the human experience.” (Chapter 1, AHMA Guide to Holistic Health, 2001, pp. 5-11.)

Since the days of Adam and Eve, the principles of natural living and natural healing have been handed down from one generation to another. Some of the principles have remained pure, others have become somewhat obscured, some have been updated through time and some have been lost. Once thing is sure, God has preserved these timeless principles through various people, tribes and civilizations despite the passage of time. It is now our time to re-discover them and apply them in our lives.

The Guide Holistic Health informs us that:

“The underlying concepts of holistic medicine are not new. In actuality, they represent a return to medical principles that have shaped our understanding of health and illness for thousands of years in both Eastern and Western cultures.

“In the East, the idea that each is a being of body, mind, and spirit has played an integral role in shaping the traditions of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, both of which are thousands of years old.

“In the West, the idea that health is directly related to a state of harmonious balance, both within oneself and with the outer world, also extends back thousands of years, and was a major tenet in the teachings of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine.

“Disease, from the perspective of both the Eastern and Western medical traditions, was recognized as a consequence of disharmony, or living ‘out of tune’ with the natural order of things. Among the conditions that both cultures recognized as being crucial to health were a healthy diet, proper hygiene, exercise, a calm mental and emotional state, home and work environments conducive to well-being, and a recognition of a natural life force, or spirit, that pervades and sustains all life.

“Similar tenets can also be found in the healing traditions of ancient Africans, Native Americans, and other indigenous cultures. Teaching patients how to live in harmony with themselves and their environment by emphasizing each of the areas above was the primary goal of the healers and physicians within these cultures. Over time, however, they lost sight of much of what they had learned in these areas, especially after the discoveries of Pasteur and the advent of ‘germ theory.’ Since then, modern medicine has becomingly increasingly one-sided in its focus, seeking our ever more powerful drugs to treat bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms, while focusing on body parts and specialization to the point where the individual being treated is altogether forgotten.” (Chapter 1, AHMA Guide to Holistic Health, 2001, p. 13.)

The principles of natural healing encompass a total approach to cleansing and healing the body of impurities gathered from the land, air, water and food items that we daily consume. The principles of natural living provide the foundation for a person to maintain a healthy balance between body, mind and spirit.

The Guide to Holistic Health supports a “multilevel approach to wellness.” It states:

“According to Dr. [Robert S.] Ivker, true holistic health can be achieved only when there is harmony and balance in body, mind and spirit.

            “‘Each of these three levels of health contain two components. Being healthy in body means not only being physically healthy, but also creating a healthy environment, both at home and where you work. Mental health comprises the quality of our thoughts and emotions, and also our attitudes and beliefs about ourselves. And being healthy in spirit means being connected both spiritually to the flow of life force energy. A weakness in any one of these areas will eventually lead to a decline in all areas, and ultimately result in disease….

            “‘Physical health is a condition of high energy and vitality….

            “’Environmental health is the state of being in harmony with your environment. It is experienced as a sense of … awareness of nature’s rhythms, breathing healthy air, drinking pure water, eating nutritious food, and respect for your home, earth and all of its creatures.

            “’Mental health is experienced as contentment and peace of mind. Hallmarks of mental health are a sense of humor and optimism….

            “’Emotional health is reflected in self-acceptance and high self-esteem. Being emotionally healthy means being able to accept and express all of your feelings, whether painful or joyful....

            “’Spiritual health is the experience of unconditional love and the absence of fear. Feelings of gratitude and being connected to God … exemplify this state, as does having a sense of purpose, trusting your intuition, and being open to change. Prayer, meditation, and the regular observance of the Sabbath or other spiritual ritual all contribute to our spiritual well-being.

            “’Social health is a condition of deep, committed relationships and the ability to forgive….” (Chapter 1, AHMA Guide to Holistic Health, 2001, pp. 14--15.)

The principles of natural healing will enable each person to live a happier, healthier and longer life on the beautiful earth created by God. The presence of toxic chemicals and drugs impairs the body and all life forms and obscures the path to true enjoyment of life here on earth.

The principles of natural healing are found in a variety of therapies utilized by people throughout the world. As you travel through the world of natural healing you will find therapies, principles, techniques, formulas and various ways to lead a happier and more fulfilled life free of toxins and poisons that pollute our land, air and water today.

The school of natural healing encompasses all of the following areas: acupuncture, aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic care, energy healing, healing herbs, holistic medicine, homeopathy, hypnotherapy. iridology, magnetic therapy, massage therapy, meditation, naturopathy, nutritional supplements, Qigong, Reflexology and Yoga.

There are many other smaller categories of natural healing. Each of areas of natural healing must be approached with wisdom and discernment in order to find the right therapies which work for you.

A holistic physician, a naturopath and wellness counselors found in health stores and spas may be able to guide you through the exciting world of natural healing. It is a lifelong journey full of exciting areas of knowledge that has descended in one form or another from the days of Adam and Eve.

 

Chapter 3

The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies

Create a New Medical System

 

A global war is raging throughout the world. It is a war between the natural healing world or the wellness industry and the chemical world or sickness industry. For nearly six thousand years people throughout the world were free to pursue their own personal health care without the interference of government. The world of natural healing was practiced in every nation and on every continent. People utilized various organic herbs and plants to heal various illnesses. It seems that God had placed certain plants and roots in strategic places around the world where certain illness would arise in order to help his children heal themselves.

Today the freedom to choose one personal health care and to utilize natural healing techniques, therapies and organic healing substances such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc. is under assault by the large global chemical and pharmaceuticals companies who have are determined to control the healthcare of the entire planet through the use of prescription drugs which they manufacture in China and elsewhere.

In his famous book, The New Wellness Revolution, Paul Zane Pilzer states that:

“Incredibly powerful economic forces are preventing people from taking control of their health and are actually encouraging them to gain weight – forces so powerful that nothing short of a revolution will be able to stop them.

“For many individuals, it may be impossible to take control of their health until they first understand the $1.3 trillion dollar food and $2.0 trillion medical industries that represent a quarter of our national economy…. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, p, 18.)

Who are these incredibly powerful forces preventing people from being healthy today? They are the global food conglomerates and the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies.  Concerning the collusion between these two forces Paul Zane Pilzer said:

“Although there was obviously no direct conspiracy between the $1.3 trillion food industry (which causes most of the problems) and the $2.0 trillion medical industry (which treats just enough of the symptoms to get the target consumers back to work and consumption), the economic effect was the same as if these two industries were conspiring against the American consumer in the most sinister fashion.

“The thousands of companies that comprise that comprise the $1.3 trillion U. S. food industry and the $2.0 trillion U. S. medical industry are governed by universal laws of economics that cause them to act in concert, as though they were part of a vast, nefarious conspiracy…. .” (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, p, 25.)

How did these “incredibly powerful economic forces” arise in America and the world? Where did they come from? The answer may surprise and alarm you.

Origin of the Global Chemical and Pharmaceuticals Companies

The global chemical and pharmaceuticals companies first emerged in Germany and then spread around the world. The history of the chemical world was outlined in a series of articles published in 2005. In an article entitled, “Emergence of Pharmaceutical Science and Industry: 1870-1930”, we learn the following:

 

The modern pharmaceutical industry traces its origin to two sources: apothecaries that moved into wholesale production of drugs such as morphine, quinine, and strychnine in the middle of the 19th century and dye and chemical companies that established research labs and discovered medical applications for their products starting in the 1880s. Merck, for example, began as a small apothecary shop in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1668, only beginning wholesale production of drugs in the 1840s. Likewise, Schering in Germany; Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland; Burroughs Wellcome in England; Etienne Poulenc in France; and Abbott, Smith Kline, Parke-Davis, Eli Lilly, Squibb, and Upjohn in the U.S. all started as apothecaries and drug suppliers between the early 1830s and late 1890s. Other firms whose names carry recognition today began with the production of organic chemicals (especially dyestuffs) before moving into pharmaceuticals. These include Agfa, Bayer, and Hoechst in Germany; Ciba, Geigy, and Sandoz in Switzerland; Imperial Chemical Industries in England; and Pfizer in the U.S.

A merging of these two types of firms into an identifiable pharmaceutical industry took place in conjunction with the emergence of pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacology as scientific fields at the end of the 19th century. Oriented to identifying and preparing synthetic drugs and studying their impacts on pathological conditions, both disciplines were intimately linked with the rise of the industry.

Pharmaceutical firms, first in Germany in the 1880s and more recently in the U.S. and England, established cooperative relationships with academic labs. The resulting exchange of research methods and findings drove a focus on dyes, immune antibodies, and other physiologically active agents that would react with disease-causing organisms. Postulated by Paul Ehrlich in 1906 following more than a decade of research, the concept that synthetic chemicals could selectively kill or immobilize parasites, bacteria, and other invasive disease-causing microbes would eventually drive a massive industrial research program that continues to the present.

Already in the early 19th-century, chemists were able to extract and concentrate traditional plant-based remedies, giving rise to treatments such as morphine and quinine. By the start of the 20th century, applying similar methods to animal systems resulted in the isolation of epinephrine (adrenaline) as the first hormone that could be used as a medicine. Meanwhile, synthetic organic chemistry evolved as an industrial discipline, especially in the area of creating dyestuffs derived from coal tar. It was only a short step from staining cells to make them more visible under microscopes to dyeing cells to kill them. Chemists soon modified the raw dyestuffs and their by-products to make them more effective as medicines. Early products of research continue to have application today; for example, N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, the active ingredient in Tylenol and Panadol, is a fast-acting metabolite of the analgesics acetanilide and phenacetin created in German laboratories in the 1880s. In 1897, a chemist at Bayer, Felix Hoffmann, first synthesized aspirin, another staple of our medicine cabinets. The end of the 19th century also saw the development of several important vaccines, including those for tetanus and diphtheria.

A theory relating chemical structure to pharmaceutical activity emerged from the interplay of experimental results from animal and human tests using vaccines, antitoxins, and antibodies with chemical knowledge about dyes and their molecular structures. This structure-activity theory inspired Ehrlich to pursue a long and systematic course of research that resulted in the antisyphilitic Salvarsan, often considered the first systematically invented therapy.

The progressively more important role of the chemist and chemical science in pharmaceuticals in the early-20th century is mirrored in the history of the American Chemical Society's Division of Medicinal Chemistry. It was founded in 1909 as the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry one year after ACS instituted a divisional structure. Chemists in the U.S. had gained new stature and industrial employment due to the requirements for accurate analysis of medicines contained in the 1906 Food & Drugs Act. But U.S. chemists only rarely had the freedom to create new drugs, and relatively few companies manufactured complex therapies.

Those activities were largely monopolized by German chemists working in conjunction with the major German chemical companies.

World War I blockades forced U.S. chemists to replicate German processes for producing drugs such as aspirin; Salvarsan; and Veronal, a powerful hypnotic useful in easing the pain of battle wounds. In 1920, the ACS division renamed itself the Division of Medicinal Products to reflect the wartime change in focus from analysis to synthesis. Edging ever closer to research functions, in 1927 the division took on its present name.

While largely unregulated by government bodies prior to the 20th century, the pharmaceutical industry faced challenges in differentiating its products from patent drugmakers whose secret recipes, in fact, were not patented. Professional bodies, including national physicians' associations, pharmacists' groups, and national formularies (which trace their origins to a 1498 pharmacopoeia for the apothecaries of Florence, Italy) set manufacturing standards and occasionally exposed fallacious claims made concerning medical ingredients.

The development of diphtheria antitoxin in the 1890s and subsequent cases of inactive or contaminated doses led the health ministries in Germany and France to test and oversee biologicals; likewise, the U.S. Hygienic Laboratory was authorized to license manufacturers under the 1902 Biologics Control Act.

Government regulators' authority to remove products from the market or constrain advertising claims, however, was limited in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere. Larger companies supported additional legislative interventions, including the 1906 Food & Drugs Act in the U.S. and similar laws in several European countries that prohibited adulteration and forced manufacturers to reveal ingredients on product labels.

Nevertheless, at the start of the 1930s, most medicines were sold without a prescription and nearly half were compounded locally by pharmacists. In many cases, physicians dispensed medicines directly to patients; companies often supplied physicians with their favorite formulations.

While the medical profession was well-established in Europe and America, the pharmaceutical industry was only beginning to develop medicines to treat pain, infectious diseases, heart conditions, and other ailments. Direct application of chemical research to medicine appeared promising, but only a few substances--newly isolated vitamins and insulin--were more effective than treatments available at the turn of the century. The industry's position at the crossroads of science, medicine, and growing health care markets nevertheless set the stage for explosive growth. (Chemical and Engineering World, Volume 83, Issue 25, 2005.)

In an article entitled, “The Pharmaceutical Golden Era: 1930-60”, we learn the following:

The middle third of the 20th century witnessed a blossoming of pharmaceutical invention, with breakthroughs in the development of synthetic vitamins, sulfonamides, antibiotics, hormones (thyroxine, oxytocin, corticosteroids, and others), psychotropics, antihistamines, and new vaccines. Several of these constituted entirely new classes of medicines. Deaths in infancy were cut in half, while maternal deaths from infections arising during childbirth declined by more than 90%. Illnesses such as tuberculosis, diphtheria, and pneumonia could be treated and cured for the first time in human history.

As in other domains, wartime support for research accelerated the development of certain therapies. Programs sponsored by the U.S. government focused on antimalarials, cortisone (which was thought to permit aviators to fly higher without blacking out), and, most especially, penicillin. The development of penicillin by 11 U.S. pharmaceutical companies under the oversight of the War Production Board gave U.S. firms a leading position after WWII. In the late 1940s, they produced over half of the world's pharmaceuticals and accounted for one-third of international trade in medicines.

Pharmaceutical firms in the U.S., Europe, and Japan expanded rapidly following the war with strong investments in research, development, and marketing. In this period of rapid growth in pharmaceutical research, companies expanded in-house R&D while continuing collaborations and consulting relationships with academic researchers.

At the same time, the primary methods used for drug invention shifted radically between 1930 and 1960. During the advent of the antibiotic era, drug firms screened thousands of soil samples in a global search for antimicrobial agents. Antibiotics including streptomycin (Merck), chlortetracycline (Lederle), chloramphenicol (Parke-Davis), erythromycin (Abbott and Lilly), and tetracycline (Pfizer) gave companies the opportunity to extol the miracles of medical research to health professionals and consumers alike. Profits from the sale of antibiotics enabled companies to build campus like research parks from which further breakthroughs were expected.

Within a short time, firms shifted their research focus from natural products to modified natural products to synthetic chemistry. Associated with this shift, new analytical techniques and instrumentation entered the research laboratory to aid in the determination of the molecular structures of antibiotics, steroids, and other potential medicines. X-ray crystallography, as well as ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy, initiated a gradual shift from wet chemistry of solutions in beakers and test tubes to dry chemistry of minute samples and molecular models. As a result, chemists began to develop a good working knowledge of the relationships between molecular structure and bioactivity, making possible the first effective antipsychotics, tranquilizers, antidepressants, and antihistamines.

This period also saw the institution of safety regulations in the U.S. in the wake of the 1937 sulfanilamide incident. Tragedy struck when a scientist at S. E. Massengill used diethylene glycol, a sweet-tasting but toxic chemical, to prepare one of the then-new sulfa drugs in syrup form. Although chemists at the firm examined the appearance, flavor, and fragrance of their "elixir of sulfanilamide," they did not test it on animals or even review published literature on solvents. After more than 100 people--mostly children--died from the compound, a public uproar prompted rapid approval of the 1938 Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. The law significantly expanded the Food & Drug Administration's authority over the marketing of new drugs. Officials were required to review preclinical and clinical test results and could block a drug's approval by requesting additional testing or by formally refusing to allow its marketing.

Less stringent regulations than in the U.S. were put in place in other countries during the first half of the 20th century. In Germany, for example, a wartime ban on new medicines (Stoffverordnung) was continued into the 1950s as a means for the health ministry to regulate pharmaceutical manufacturers. In England, the Therapeutic Substances Act was revised and consolidated in 1956, bringing more substances under government control and setting formal standards for their testing and manufacture. Similar laws in the U.S., European countries, and other nations around the world distinguished over-the-counter therapies from prescription drugs. This division, in turn, drove further specialization by the pharmaceutical industry into high-profit prescription-only medicines.

As part of their regulatory oversight, government officials promoted the double-blind, clinically controlled trial as the gold standard for testing new medicines on patients. For regulators, data from formal clinical trials narrowed the field of decision-making by characterizing drugs in terms of their safety (and eventually, effectiveness) across large patient populations.

In time, pharmaceutical companies found that testing helped target populations who would purchase a new drug, generated information useful in marketing, and raised the entry costs for competing firms. Medical reformers and consumer protection advocates expected more rigorous premarket tests to prevent harmful or useless products from reaching consumers. Interestingly, despite national variation in regulations and clinical trial methods, in all countries the pharmaceutical industry retained responsibility for product testing. Thus, even as government regulatory agencies expanded their authority, they remained reliant on the industry to sponsor and oversee the vast majority of clinical trials.

Despite increasing regulation, the industry operated largely out of the public eye, in part because its marketing was oriented primarily to physicians. In most countries, companies advertised pharmaceuticals to physicians, physicians prescribed them to patients, and patients obtained the drugs from pharmacies. Drug salesmanship was transformed into a professional service that educated physicians about new therapeutic options during the middle third of the 20th century.

At the same time, critics such as John Lear of the Saturday Review began exposing marketing practices in widely read articles such as "Taking the Miracle out of the Miracle Drugs" (Saturday Review Jan. 3, 1959, page 35) and "Do We Need a Census of Worthless Drugs?" (Saturday Review May 7, 1960, page 53). Nevertheless, one consequence of the post-WWII growth of social democracies and socialized medicine in Europe and greater availability of private health insurance in the U.S. was that neither patients nor physicians paid close attention to drug prices in this time period. . (Chemical and Engineering World, Volume 83, Issue 25, 2005.)

In an article entitled, “Social Reassessment, Regulation and Growth - 1960 – 80”, we learning the following:

During the past two decades, the pharmaceutical industry has brought a new wave of medicines to market that act on the central nervous system, offer treatment for viral and retroviral infections (including therapies for HIV/AIDS), and cure or delay the onslaught of cancer. At the same time, new biotech medicines such as interleukins and interferon have been able to mimic or support key features of the immune system. Likewise, compounds such as insulin that historically were extracted from animals can now be produced with greater purity by genetically modified organisms.

Methods employed for drug invention have also changed as combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening have automated many features of laboratory work. As a result, companies have increasingly battled to develop proprietary molecule libraries. Despite predictions that high research costs and tight government regulation would prevent new firms from joining the pharmaceutical industry, a wave of small biotech companies took center stage in the early 1980s. Their focus on molecular biology, genetics, and genomics soon drew the attention and involvement of established companies.

By 2004, according to a survey conducted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, some 50% of the research projects under way at major drug companies were based on biotechnology. The U.S. emerged as a leading site for biotech innovation, and European firms established joint ventures with American companies; in some cases, they even moved their research operations to North America.

Breakthrough medicines to treat cancer, such as angiogenesis inhibitors and drugs targeted to particular molecular features of cancer cells, and to fight HIV/AIDS, such as reverse transcriptase inhibitors and protease inhibitors, were made by a combination of rational design and fortuitous discovery. Several means of speeding up the process beckoned: computational chemistry, combinatorial chemistry, and high-throughput screening. Where little was known about the conformation of the target molecule, electronic databases were searched and quantum mechanical calculations were made using computers to model the target.

Databases also helped generate the structures of possible lead candidates. By the late 1980s, it appeared that a productive route to new therapies would be found in the automated mass production of compounds that are systematic variations of a particular molecular structure. So competitive advantage lay in the efficient design of syntheses to focus on the most likely candidates. New compounds generated by this approach were subjected to very fast screening, including a variety of physical tests as well as bioassays to determine how a compound would be metabolized in the human body, whether it would bind to the chosen target, and whether it would prove toxic to human beings. Although pharmaceutical companies have invested millions of dollars in these technologies, their worth in delivering new drugs recently has been called into question.

Alongside computational and combinatorial chemistry, genomics and biotechnology offered the possibility to revolutionize the discovery and manufacturing of therapeutics. The techniques and technologies employed in genetic and genomic drug research are oriented to the molecular structures of diseases, which represent knowledge gained over decades of biochemical research, and the molecular details of the genetic code, which represent knowledge gained through the relatively new science of molecular biology.

Starting in the late 1940s, pharmaceutical firms relied on microorganisms to manufacture antibiotics like penicillin in deep-tank fermentation processes. New techniques of recombinant DNA now allow genetic engineers to make microbes that produce a far greater range of desired molecules. One future possibility in this field lies in gene repair by means of introducing engineered cells.

In addition to its laboratory impacts, biotechnology emerged as a distinct entrepreneurial business sector. Three events in 1980 were of particular importance. First, in a pivotal Supreme Court decision, the justices decided that genetically manipulated organisms could be patented. Second, Congress passed the Bayh-Dole Act, allowing recipients of federal research funding to secure patents. Third, Genentech--the first publicly traded biotechnology company--set a record in its initial public offering, as its stock price soared from $35 to $89 per share in two minutes.

Within a few years, several thousand biotech companies were founded in the U.S., raised funds from venture capitalists, and, in many cases, went public at early stages. Investors accepted surrogate markers for sales and income, including prominent scientists on boards of directors; patents on untested medicinal compounds; and ambitions to cure major diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and AIDS. The industry went through successive waves of boom and bust; yet by 2005, nearly 1,500 biotech companies were active in the U.S.

The sequence from university spin-off to venture-capital-funded firm to publicly traded company--pioneered so successfully by Genentech--was not followed universally. For example, by the early 1980s, European countries and the U.S. shared advanced capital markets, had well-educated scientists and physicians, and had high-tech-based medical treatment. A biotechnology sector did not immediately arise across Europe; instead, established pharmaceutical firms set up new in-house research labs and invested in partnerships with biotech ventures and academic research centers in North America.

Without investors eager to take the risk of supporting new ventures, and in the face of strict national and state laws on effluents from production facilities, comparatively few small biotech companies were created in Europe until the mid-1990s. At that point, a combination of government subsidies and reduced regulatory oversight helped stimulate the growth of a biotech sector.

Simultaneous with the business challenge posed by new biotech firms, the pharmaceutical industry faced policy challenges from nongovernment organizations, led by disease-based activists. Patients with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and other diseases mobilized to focus research agendas on their illnesses, protest drug prices for life-saving therapies, and speed regulatory review.

On the one hand, activists attacked the benign public perception of the industry as they confronted firms about their pricing policies and their apparent focus on the diseases and vanities of middle-aged and older citizens in developed countries. On the other hand, they promoted the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 and new regulations that sped regulatory approval of medicines in the 1990s, especially for potentially life-saving drugs. Intriguingly, comparatively fewer activists pushed for changes to drug regulation in European countries, perhaps due to more comprehensive health care coverage.

While their origins stretch back to the 1950s, generic pharmaceutical manufacturers became a significant industry only following the 1984 Drug Price Competition & Patent Term Restoration Act (Hatch-Waxman), which authorized FDA to approve generics without additional preclinical or clinical testing.

As a result of the industry's growth, of the 10,357 approved drugs listed in the 2004 edition of FDA's Orange Book, 7,602 have generic counterparts. According to the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, drugs with annual sales of $35 billion will lose patent protection within three years. Large firms, including Eli Lilly and Merck, have experimented with owning generic companies; most recently, Novartis purchased two generics firms for a total cost of $8.3 billion.

As a result, the pharmaceutical industry has faced challenges on several fronts since 1980: from a new set of competitors in the biotech industry, from generics manufacturers, and from the end users of their products.

The primary strategy for large firms has been to focus intensively on inventing new drugs and marketing approved molecules. Companies thus sold off the chemical, cosmetics, and other consumer goods divisions they had built up during the 1960s and '70s.

For a brief period in the late 1990s, some firms advocated a so-called life sciences concept intended to find synergies among medical, agricultural, and industrial biotechnology; within a few years, however, this model was largely discarded. Safety and efficacy regulations that were once perceived as proximate causes for diversification and reduced profitability in pharmaceuticals were now viewed as driving consolidation and a singular focus on inventing and marketing blockbuster drugs.

Whereas it made sense to speak of an American, German, French, or British drug company as recently as a decade ago, mergers and greater cross-national R&D investments have since rendered such delineation largely irrelevant. Between 1985 and 2005, nearly 40 major mergers produced firms of an unprecedented size and scope in the pharmaceutical industry.

In 1994, American Home Products joined with Ayerst and Wyeth; in 1995, Glaxo merged with Wellcome, and Pharmacia with Upjohn; in 1996, Novartis was formed out of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz; in 1999, Aventis was created out of Hoechst and Rhône-Poulenc, formerly venerable independent German and French firms; in 2000, Pfizer merged with Warner Lambert before purchasing Pharmacia in 2003; and in 2004, Aventis was purchased by Sanofi-Synthélabo, itself the product of a long string of mergers and acquisitions. Nevertheless, the simultaneous emergence of new biotech companies has prevented monopolistic concentration in the industry; the combined worldwide market share of the top 30 pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms is just over 50%, and Pfizer, the largest pharmaceutical firm, had less than 10% of global sales in 2003. (Chemical and Engineering World, Volume 83, Issue 25, 2005.)

 

The Chemical World Versus Natural World            

 

There are two completely divergent views on healthcare now being promoted in America and around the world.  These two worldviews – the sickness industry and the wellness industry – look at the human body and all life forms on earth in a completely different way.

The natural world believes that God created the earth and placed all life forms upon it, including Adam and Eve. It believes that each person is a son or daughter of God and that we have a stewardship responsibility toward the earth and all living life forms. The natural world believes that in each life form is an eternal spirit and life exists after death in another world or dimension.

On the other hand, the chemical world looks at the earth and all life forms in a completely secular manner. There is no God and no divinity in a man or a woman. There is no eternal spirit in a man or a woman. All life upon the earth evolved from a single cell billions of years ago. The chemical world looks at all life forms upon the earth from an evolutionary point of view. They look at the earth, and all life forms, including humans, as simply organisms to be manipulated for private gain.

It is important to note that there are many scientists, chemists, biologists, professional researchers, physicians, nurses, etc., who believe in  the existence of God and the creation of all life forms on earth. They also believe in the divinity of all human beings. Although they are a part of the chemical world, there are many professionals who do not believe all that the chemical world teaches, including the incessant use of prescription drugs for every problem on earth. In fact many of these medical professionals are leaving the chemical world and embracing the natural world in the form of integrative medicine and biological medicine, etc.

People in America and around the world want to be healthy and enjoy long productive lives. However, the large global chemical and pharmaceuticals companies have another idea. They want you to be addicted to various drugs such as caffeine, nicotine, sugar, etc.

After World War I the large chemical and pharmaceutical companies decided that it was time to create a new medical system based upon prescription drugs and surgery. They created the American Medical Association to train new physicians in the chemical world and prescription drugs. They created the FDA in order to supply the American people with all manner of chemical agents under the guise of health care. It is fitting that the FDA used to be called the Food, Drug and Insecticide Administration.

The FDA and Big Pharma

In a recent book entitled, Natural Health Solutions & the Conspiracy to Keep You from Knowing about Them, Mike Adams, known as the Health Ranger, outlined the cozy relationship between the FDA and the large chemical and pharmaceuticals companies. He stated:

The most influential organization in health care today is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The roots of this organization are found in the 1920s, when it was called the Food, Drug and Insecticide Administration. The FDA was responsible for protecting consumers from the toxic chemicals being put into foods, drugs, and other products by unscrupulous, profit-seeking corporations that had been selling poison to consumers for years (and getting away with it).

 

In 1938, the S.E. Massengill Company, a drug manufacturer, launched a sulfa antibiotic product containing diethylene glycol. Within days, over a hundred people died from the poisonous ingredient. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 was formed in the wake of that catastrophe, and it granted the FDA the power to approve (or deny approval to) all drugs sold via interstate commerce.

 

The creation of the FDA was motivated by the noblest of intentions to protect the public health. But over time the FDA gradually became the promoter of the industry it was supposed to regulate, and its original mission of protecting the public was replaced with a desire to promote and protect the financial interests of the nation’s most powerful corporations: drug companies.

 

This shift was due in part to the 1992 introduction of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), which allowed the FDA to collect “user fees” from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for reviewing their drugs. This single Act, which was designed with the positive intention of speeding the approval of lifesaving drugs, ultimately had the opposite effect. It turned drug companies into the financial underwriters of the FDA, creating a customer relationship between the FDA and

the big pharmaceutical companies.

By 1997, the FDA was poised to reauthorize direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising, allowing drug companies to advertise via television, magazines, newspapers, and other mass media outlets. They spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to consumers and doctors, and this advertising is effectively unregulated allowing any claims, no matter how fraudulent, to be made in drug advertising.

 

The FDA does not require drug companies to submit ads for approval before being aired. Only the most egregious ads are scrutinized by the FDA. No other country in the world currently allows drug companies to advertise directly to consumers.

 

A study carried out by the Institute for Evidence-Based Medicine in Germany has found that 94 percent of the information contained in promotional literature sent to doctors by pharmaceutical companies has no basis in scientific fact. This means that 19 out of 20 statements made by drug companies in their marketing literature are not true.

 

The FDA, its officers and employees have made numerous decisions that dismiss public safety in favor of increased profits for drug companies.

 

Pharmaceutical Conflicts

 

Pharmaceutical conflicts:

Worked to keep deadly drugs on the market as long as possible before reluctantly pulling them (usually only after being sued by groups like Public Citizen).

 

Suppressed information about the harm caused by dangerous drugs in order to prevent the press and the public from learning the truth about them.

 

Attempted to silence its own drug safety scientists to prevent them from going public with the truth about dangerous drugs.

 

Arranged its drug safety review panels with decision makers who have substantial financial ties to drug companies, while refusing to disclose conflicts of interest.

 

Conceals evidence showing antidepressant drugs cause children to commit suicide.

 

Caught accepting bribes.

Food supply conflicts:

 

Openly opposed the banning of junk food advertising to children during World Health Organization meetings.

 

Knowingly approved harmful food additives for widespread use in the food supply (such as aspartame, which has been proven toxic in several studies), when its own safety experts recommended denying approval.

 

Allowed the continued legal use of harmful, cancer-causing food additives in the national food supply such as sodium nitrite (which causes cancer and is added to nearly all processed meats).

 

Refused to ban a poisonous artificial fat from the food supply (hydrogenated oils) for decades. The World Health Organization urged member nations to outlaw it in 1978.

 

Alternative Medicine Conflicts

 

Alternative medicine conflicts:

 

Repeatedly banned and confiscated herbs and nutritional supplements that compete with prescription drugs.

 

Conducted armed raids on alternative medicine clinics, confiscating computers, threatening alternative health practitioners, and scaring away patients.

 

Ordered the destruction of recipe books promoting stevia, a natural sweetener that competes with sales of aspartame.

 

Censored scientific information about the benefits of natural foods like cherries by threatening cherry growers with legal action if they did not remove scientific information about cherries from their websites.

 

Pursued and shut down companies selling genuine cancer cures (such as Lane Labs’ MGN-3).

 

Planned, organized, and took part in armed “SWAT-style” raids on vitamin shops, pet food stores, and a church.

 

Freedom of speech conflicts:

Announced its intention to regulate internet information concerning all unapproved healing methods, along with censoring the publishing of incriminating facts about the FDA, Big Pharma, natural health solutions, and customer testimonials.

 

Attempted to ban or destroy many other publications, including Rodale’s Organic Farming and Gardening magazine, which the FDA claimed was “advertising literature” that taught farmers how to increase the nutritional density of their crops through the use of natural, organic farming methods.

 

The Danger of Pharmaceuticals

Prescription drugs are not required for human health. The vast majority of prescription drugs are not compatible with human biology. Rather than working to support human biology, they manipulate the body’s biochemistry to achieve a desired measurable result.

 

In order for a drug to be approved as efficacious by the FDA, meaning that it is effective at accomplishing some measurable biochemical goal, it only has to be proven effective in 5 percent of patients in clinical trials.

 

A recent survey of studies reveals that nearly all clinical trials produce results favorable to the company that sponsored them. Two different studies conducted by two different companies, using the exact same drugs for comparison, can differ completely in their conclusions. Thus, the primary determining factor of a positive drug trial outcome is the source of funding for the trial.

 

Actual news headlines reported about pharmaceuticals:

Diabetes drugs linked to heart failure. (UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas)

Rheumatoid arthritis drug raises cancer risk. ( Johnson & Johnson)

 

Angiogenesis heart drugs may worsen heart conditions. (Dartmouth Medical School)

 

Antipsychotic drugs increase diabetes and heart disease risk for kids. ( Johns Hopkins Children’s Center)

 

Anti-psychotic medications may cause diabetes. (Yale researchers, American Journal of Psychiatry)

 

Vioxx blamed for 140,000 Americans’ heart problems. (FDA)

 

Prozac doubles suicide risk. (British Medical Journal)

 

HRT increases stroke risk by 30%. (British Medical Journal)

 

Heart drug causes kidney failure. (University of Michigan)

 

Viagra causes blindness in some users. (University of Minnesota Medical School)

 

Acetaminophen linked to asthma and pulmonary disease. (Third National Health and Nutrition Survey III )

 

Asthma drugs make symptoms worse. (FDA)

 

S tatin drugs increase risk of stroke for severely ill diabetics. (New England Journal of Medicine)

 

Birth control pills increase cancer risk. (World Health Organization)

 

Long-term aspirin significantly increases risk for internal bleeding. (Journal of the American Medical Association)

 

OTC pain relievers double women’s risk of high blood pressure. (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

 

Hepatitis B vaccine increases risk of MS. (Harvard University)

 

On June 30, 2006 the FDA announced a regulation that makes all drug companies immune to lawsuits due to pain and suffering (even death) caused by FDA-approved drugs. If it approves a drug as being safe, patients shouldn’t have the right to sue drug companies for damages caused by those drugs, even if the drugs were approved with fraudulent data.

 

New Jersey state court judge Carol E. Higbee characterized the FDA’s new preamble as “contrary to the Constitution of the United States.”

 

Reported health problems associated with the use of pharmaceuticals include:

Antipsychotic drugs - may cause diabetes, but the FDA still allows their sale.

 

Statin drugs - damage the nervous system and the liver. Changes in diet, nutrition, and physical exercise will automatically lower your cholesterol with zero negative side effects.

 

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID s) - may cause severe harm to the liver.

 

D rugs for chemotherapy - may damage the heart, kidneys, pancreas, and liver.

 

D rugs for mental disorders and depression - may cause serious harm to the pancreas while disrupting normal blood glucose metabolism, ultimately promoting diabetes.

 

“The fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. is properly prescribed and administered medication.” -Ray D. Strand, MD

 

Marketing Drugs

Drug companies spend more money on marketing than they do on research. They hired 675 different lobbyists from 138 firms in 2002 - nearly seven lobbyists for each U.S. senator. $91.4 million was spent on lobbying activities in 2002.

 

Some of the drug companies research is paid for with government money and grants to universities and institutions. This research is then turned over to drug companies, which profit from the sales of these drugs.

 

Americans pay the highest prices for prescription drugs anywhere in the world due to the close ties between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.

 

This is accomplished by:

Violating free-market economics by attempting to ban cost-effective online pharmacies, prescription drug sales from Canada, drug tourism to Mexico, etc.

 

Creating obstacles for the introduction of generic drugs that would compete with brand-name drug sales.

 

Attempting to modify intellectual property laws, such as promoting proposals that would extend patent protection on drugs by several more years, thereby guaranteeing years of additional profits (at the expense of consumers) before

competing generic drugs can be introduced.

 

Suppressing free speech on the internet by pressuring search engines like Google to require “pharmacy licenses” from advertisers before they can post online ads for medications of any kind.

 

Defrauding states and the federal government of hundreds of millions of dollars with price fixing and monopoly drug pricing enforced by the FDA.

 

Janet Rehnquist, Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Resources, was quoted as saying at the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on March 14, 2002:

“We have consistently found that Medicare pays too much for prescription drugs – more than most other payers. For example, we found that Medicare’s authorized payments for 24 leading drugs in the year 2000 were $887 million more than actual wholesale prices

available to physicians and suppliers.”  (Natural Health Solutions & the Conspiracy to Keep You from Knowing about Them.)

 

In a recent book entitled, Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients, Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels outlined the deliberative creation of so-called new disease by the large pharmaceuticals companies in order sell new prescription drugs. They wrote: 

 

Thirty years ago Henry Gadsden, chief executive of one of the world’s most prominent drug companies, Merck tells Fortune magazine of his distress that the company’s potential market is limited to sick people. He says it is his dream to make drugs for healthy people. Because then, Merck could sell to everyone. Three decades later, the marketing strategies of the world’s biggest drug companies target the healthy and the well. At a time when many people are leading longer, healthier, and more vital lives than their ancestors, advertising and awareness-raising campaigns, funded by the $500 billion pharmaceutical industry, are changing the way people think about illness in order to expand the market for drugs.

 

Vince Parry, an expert in advertising, specializes in the most sophisticated form of selling medicines. He works with drug companies to help create new diseases. In an article titled, “The art of branding a condition”, Parry reveals the ways in which companies are involved in “fostering the creation” of medical disorders. Sometimes an obscure condition is given renewed attention, sometimes an old disease is redefined and renamed, and sometimes a whole new dysfunction is created. A recent Reuters Business Insight report designed for drug company executives contends that the ability to “create new disease markets” is bringing in billions of dollars in drug sales.

 

Mild Problems Are Diagnosed as Serious Diseases

 

Shyness is a symptom of social anxiety disorder.

 

The natural change of life, menopause, is considered a disease of hormone deficiency.

 

Everyday sexual difficulties are defined as sexual dysfunctions.

 

Distracted office workers now have adult ADD.

 

Healthy middle-aged women have a silent bone disease called osteoporosis.

 

Fit middle-aged men have a lifelong condition called high cholesterol.

 

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is so controversial some researchers claim it doesn’t exist.

 

For most healthy people, there are much cheaper, safer and more effective ways to stay healthy such as, improving diet, increasing exercise, and not smoking. The pharmaceutical industry’s influence over doctors’ practices, medical education, and scientific research is widespread and controversial. Pharmaceutical companies have a significant influence on the way physicians prescribe medicines and the way conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, ADD and PMDD are defined and promoted.

 

Medicines Sometimes Cause the Very Harm They Are Designed to Prevent

 

 

A drug claiming to help with common bowel problems may lead to deadly constipation for some people.

 

Long-term hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of heart attacks for women.

 

Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thinking among the young.

 

Antidepressants prescribed for PMDD carry many side effects, including serious sexual difficulties.

 

A t least one of the cholesterol-lowering drugs has been withdrawn from the market because it is implicated in causing deaths.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission is to make sure medicines are safe and effective for the almost 300 million Americans it serves. Its deliberations determine which drugs get approved for sale into the massive U.S. market, and which don’t. It also influences the actions of drug regulators and health care advocacy organizations around the world. As a result, the decisions made there have a profound effect on some of the world’s most profitable corporations. (Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients. New York: Nation Books, 2005.)

 

Is it any wonder that the wellness revolution is rapidly spreading throughout American and around the world.

The people have finally began to see that the myriad of television ads promoting so-called new diseases merely serve to enrich the large pharmaceutical companies at their expense. Millions and millions of people are now turning to the natural world to find natural therapies, treatments and products that build the body and help it heal itself.

 

As Paul Zane Pilzer points out:

 

“Fully 65 percent of Americans are trapped within their own prison of being malnourished and overweight, and almost half of those, about 30 percent, are clinically obese – overweight to a point where they are hopeless and have no idea where to turn for help.

 

“These Americans are malnourished to the point that they live with constant headaches, body pain, stomach distree, heartburn, fatigue, arthritis, and hundreds of other ailments – ailments that contemporary medicine wrongly tells  them to accept as symptons of advancing age. Medical companies sell consumers billions of dollars worth of products (e.g., aspirn, laxatives) that treat only symptoms while ignoring their cause. A similar situation exists in Western Europe, Taiwan, and most other developed nations, and it is emerging in Chine as chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

“However, this is about to change, thanks to the wellness revolution…. . (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, p, 39.)

The large global food companies provide billions of people with processed food laced with chemical additives that are harmful to the body. A constant diet of such dead food eventually leads to disease in the body. The global chemical and pharmaceutical companies have created a medical system that is ready to treat all of the diseases caused by the consumption of processed food.  Together this powerful combination of food, chemical and pharmaceutical companies have placed the health of the planet, every person and all life forms in extreme danger from the poisons, toxins and chemicals.

The land air and water on earth is now completely saturated with chemicals. The giant chemical companies have released hundreds of millions of tons of poisons and toxins upon the land and into the lakes, streams, rivers, and oceans on earth.

The air is no longer crisp and pure. The water is no longer clean and pure. The land is no full of billions of microscopic life forms that nourish the seeds which God has placed upon the earth.

It is time for people in America and the world to eliminate the use of chemicals in every phase of their lives and become wise stewards of the land, air, water. We should respect all life forms on earth as creatures of God by ensuring that the earth is free of poisons and toxics that destroy all life forms.

It is time for people in America and the world to embrace the natural world and the natural healing techniques, therapies, treatments and products that nourish, heal and strengthen the body and mind.

It is time to choose the natural world. After all, that is the world that God created for his children and all life forms on earth in the beginning.

 

 

Chapter 4

 

The War between the Natural World and the Chemical World

 

There is a global war underway throughout America and the entire world. It affects every person on the earth. It is a fierce battle between the proponents of the natural world and the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies which produce millions and millions of tons of toxic chemicals, fertilizers, seeds and drugs.

The giant chemical and pharmaceutical companies are directly responsible for the overwhelming majority of pollution on the earth today. The land, air and water in every nation is seriously affected by the products from these companies. The food that is produced and distributed throughout the world contains their chemical food additives. The people of the world are addicted to prescription drugs that are produced in the manufacturing plants.

The world is rapidly coming under the control and domination of these global companies whose main goal is control of the earth, its resources and people. These are harsh words indeed. However, the facts speak so loudly that it is impossible to ignore the reality that is facing people in every nation and every continent.

The people in America and the world are tied of the lies, deception and bribery that is spread by the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies. A revolution against these companies and their poisonous and toxic chemicals and products is spreading throughout the world.

The Wellness Industry Verses the Sickness Industry

In 2002 Paul Zane Pilzer published a new book entitled, The New Wellness Revolution: How to Make a Fortune in the Next Trillion Dollar Industry. The book became a best seller and the publisher updated the book and released a new edition in 2007.

The cover of the book states that: “The New Wellness Revolution was the ‘shot heard round the world’ for the well industry. It defined wellness as an industry - linking tens of thousands of disparate service and product suppliers with a single cause. It showed scientists, fitness providers, businesspeople, food manufacturers, doctors, and others focused on disease prevention and anti-aging that they were part of a worldwide revolution-rather than merely lone iconoclasts inside their chosen professions or industries….

“The New Wellness Revolution shows that even though millions of people have embraced wellness, the need for wellness has actually expanded due to declining health trends, particularly the rising obesity rate in the United States and other developed nations. Medical costs now exceed profits for most large employers, and corporations are beginning to recognize that wellness and disease prevention are the only viable solutions to rising healthcare costs that threaten their very existence. (Dust Cover, The New Wellness Revolution. 2007.)

The Chemical World Verses the Natural World

Paul Zane Pilzer discusses two groups in the first part of his book – the sickness industry and the wellness industry. The sickness industry is controlled and driven by the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies based in Germany, United States and elsewhere around the world. The wellness industry is really the natural world and the natural healing industry spread throughout the world. These two groups are in deadly war against each other.

The rise of the wellness industry or the natural world and natural healing industry is one of the great hopes for mankind today. Their combined products and services now exceed $1 trillion dollars a year and it is expected to double by 2012.

In The New Wellness Revolution Paul Zane Pilzer makes several important points:

“1.       The Wellness revolution began in the United States, but is growing even faster internationally.     

 “… While the modern wellness industry may have begun in the United States, like so many other new products and industries originally made in America, it is now growing ever faster outside the United States….

“2.       Wellness today is primarily a grass-roots movement driven by individual entrepreneurs and small businesses….

“3.       Some large sickness-oriented food companies have switched sides and joined the wellness revolution.

“When I wrote The Wellness Industry, in 2002, some of the worst sickness-oriented food businesses were milk dairies. Following the book’s publication, the world’s largest dairy, Dean Foods (U. S. sales $10 billion), purchased one of the best wellness food companies in the world; Steve Demos’s $300 million WhiteWave, Inc., the maker of SILK soymilk….

            “4.       Retailers and restaurants, formerly known for only sickness-industry products, have similarly switched sides and joined the wellness revolution.

“In 2002, most wellness food retail sales were through designated wellness outlets like health food stores and wellness restaurants. While the number and sales of these wellness outlets have increased, the majority of wellness food sales is shifting to traditional retail food and restaurant outlets.

“In 2005, McDonald’s began selling a fruit and walnut salad, and overnight it became the country’s largest food-service consumer of apples, requiring an estimated 54 million pounds of apples per year…

            “5.       The switching sides phenomenon is generally not taking place among sickness-industry (e.g., traditional medical) providers.

“Unlike the $1.3 trillion food industry, the $2 trillion medical industry has not embraced wellness and shows few signs of doing so. While there are exceptions, for the most part U. S. hospitals, pharmaceuticals companies, and health professional organizations are either ignoring wellness or fighting it whenever it crosses into their territory.

“the traditional medical or sickness industry is fighting a losing battle. Like the railroads at the beginning of the 20th century, which saw their industry as trains verses transportation (and subsequently lost out to trucks and automobiles), the sickness industry is poised to lose out to wellness….

“While everyone reading this book [The New Wellness Revolution] might personally wish that traditional medicine would return to its Hippocratic roots and embrace wellness, the stubbornness and shortsightedness of many traditional medical providers has created an enormous business opportunity for wellness entrepreneurs and professionals.

            “6.       Thousands of new products and services have come to market….

            “7.       In the united States, from 2004 to 2007, enormous changes occurred in health insurance that now allow employees and individuals to invest in their own wellness, and to keep what they don’t spend on sickness today for  their future wellness (or retirement) tomorrow….

            “8.       In 2005, the cost of providing U. S. employees sickness-industry health benefits exceeded profits for the Fortune 500 largest corporations – and stockholders worldwide are questioning whether to continue funding many once-viable corporations, like General Motors….

“The New New Wellness Revolution explains the enormous opportunity for local wellness entrepreneurs to provide workplace wellness programs in their own communities, starting with weight loss and smoking cessation programs for employers powered by HRAs.

            “9.       Despite the growth of the wellness industry from $200 billion to $500 billion in just five years, and the resulting millions of new wellness industry consumers, the untapped market for wellness has actually increased in size. In the United States alone, the number of overweight adults increased from 61 to 65 percent during the past five years, and childhood obesity grew 10 percent, from 27 to 30 percent of children….

“The New Wellness Revolution explains how the population of every developed nation continues to divide itself into two opposing socio-economic groups – those who are fit and healthy and take care of their wellness, and those who don’t. This terrible phenomenon has catastrophic economic and social consequences.

“The contractual sickness-industry obligation to solely former employees now threaten the viability of many U. S. school systems and the ability of local and national government to provide basic human services. In the United States alone, this unfunded local and state governmental obligation to provide unlimited sickness care to former employees now exceeds $1 trillion, and the resulting scandal will make the $300 billion S & L scandal of the 1980s pale by comparison. The scandal may even be worse in Europe and other developed nations. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, pp. xiii-xviii.)

Defining the Trillion Dollar Wellness Industry

In a chapter entitled, Why Wellness Is the Next Big Thing, Paul Zane Pilzer outlines the parameters of the wellness revolution and the impact it will have on America and the world. He states:

“The wellness industry is tackling one of the most profound issues of life, solving one of the few remaining mysteries of human existence – age and vitality – on which technology has yet to make its mark. In order to define the wellness industry and identify its opportunities, we must first distinguish it from a related industry based on some of the same technology – the current $2.0 trillion (U. S.) healthcare industry.

“Approximately one-sixth of the U. S. economy, about $2.0 trillion, is devoted to what is erroneously called the ‘healthcare’ business. Healthcare is a misnomer, as this one-sixth of the economy is really devoted to the sickness business – defined in the dictionary as ‘ill health, illness, a disordered, weakened, or unsound condition, or a specific disease.’

“The sickness business is reactive. Despite its enormous size, people become customers only when they are stricken by and react to a specific condition or ailment. No one really wants to be a customer.

“In the next 5 years, an additional $500 billion of the U. S. economy will be devoted to the still relatively unknown already - $500 billion wellness business – defined in the dictionary as ‘the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.’

“The wellness business is proactive. People voluntarily become customers – to feel healthier, to reduce the effects of aging, and to avoid becoming customers of the sickness business. Everyone wants to be a customer of this earlier-stage approach to health. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, p. 4.)

In The New Wellness Revolution, Paul Zane Pilzer provides the reader with a clear definition of the sickness industry and the wellness industry. He stated:

“Sickness Industry products and services provided reactively to people with an existing disease, ranging from a common cold to existing cancerous tumors. These products and services seek to either treat the symptoms of a disease or eliminate the disease.

“Well industry products and services provided proactively to healthy people (those without an existing disease) to make them feel even healthier and look better, to slow the effects of aging, and/or to prevent diseases from developing in the first place. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, p, 5.)

One of the more interesting chapters in The New Wellness Revolution is entitled, Why We Need a Revolution. Paul Zane Pilzer begins this section by quoting John Milton who saw “revolution as the right of society to defend itself against abusive tyrants….” He states:

“Entrepreneurs and revolutionaries are really the same kind of people born into different circumstances. Both see the status quo in need of change, and both are willing to take the risks, and reap the rewards, of changing it.

“The emerging wellness industry is as much a reaction to the tyranny of the sickness and the food industries as it is to every person’ desire for the freedom wellness offers. Wellness is the next natural step forward in our destiny and in the advancement of humankind. By extending your years of strength and wellness, you can accomplish those things you want to accomplish.

“The revolutionary leaders in wellness are the entrepreneurs who grow and procreate wellness, the inventors who instigate wellness services and products, and the practitioners and distributors who carry the wellness message throughout society. Take your pick of how you want to be a leader of this new industry.

“Revolutions and entrepreneurial journeys often begin with an epiphany – an illuminating discovery by an individual that typically sets him or her out on a quest…. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, pp, 15-16.)

Paul Zane Pilzer feels that the sickness industry is attempting to undermine the wellness industry at every turn. They are utilizing every tool in their arsenal to promote their deadly poisons and toxics in every aspect of the food chain and then when people become sick, as they undoubtedly will, when they consume the food products laden with chemicals from the seed to the grocery store, they have tons of prescription drugs waiting to treat the diseases which were caused by their poisons and toxins from chemicals in GMOs, fertilizers, food additives, etc.

Concerning the global chemical and pharmaceutical companies and the giant food conglomerates, Paul Zane Pilzer made this bold statement:

“Incredibly powerful economic forces are preventing people from taking control of their health and are actually encouraging them to gain weight – forces so powerful that nothing short of a revolution will be able to stop them.

“For many individuals, it may be impossible to take control of their health until they first understand the $1.3 trillion dollar food and $2.0 trillion medical industries that represent a quarter of our national economy….

“When a person is fat – not just 15 pounds overweight, but clinically obese – it is hard to find a job, a relationship, or the energy to stay on  top of the everyday demands of even a simple life.

“Even most people of normal weight are unhealthy, although they often don’t know it. Modern medicine tells them to accept headaches, stomach distress, body pain, fatigue, arthritis, and thousands of other common ailments as inevitable symptoms that afflict an aging population. Yet these ailments, like being overweight and obese, are the direct result of a terrible diet.

“Economics is largely to blame for  this state of affairs. A powerful trillion dollar food industry bombards us with messages calculated to make us eat more and more of the worst possible food…

“Packaged food companies, such as General Foods and Proctor & Gamble, employ some of the best and brightest minds to study consumer psychology and demographics. In trying to decide what sort of foods to sell us, they invariably apply one of the great unwritten laws of marketing: it is easier to sell that same product to an existing customer than to sell that same product to a new customer. In other words, it is easier to influence a regular customer to eat four additional bags of potato chips per month that it is to persuade a new customer, who may never have tasted potato chips, to but even one bag of this exotic new substance.

“Most processed food sales, products such as Hostess Twinkies, Oreo cookies, and McDonald’s Happy Meals, are governed by what those in the business call a ‘potato chip marketing equation.’ According to this law, more than 90 percent of product sales are made to less that 10 percent of their customers. In the case of processed food, that coveted 10 percent consists largely of people weighing more than 200 pounds and earning less than $35,000 per year. The target of overweight customers is especially lucrative since these unfortunate individuals typically consume twice the amount of serving of normal weight.

“Each company studies its 10 percent, known as the target market, like rats in a laboratory. Customer surveys reveal their likes, dislikes, hopes, dreams, heroes, and desires. High-consumption customers are recruited to take part in focus groups, where they are asked, where they are asked to sample new products, view advertising, and offer opinions.

“No expense is spared to hit every psychological button that matters to the target audience. If people in that market like a particular actor or singer, that very celebrity will soon appear on radio or television, praising the product. If a certain look, feel, or lifestyle appeals to people in that market, legion of stylists and designers will descend on the studio to stimulate it….

“The human body requires a daily intake of 13 essential vitamins, most of which the body cannot manufacture on its own. These vitamins, along with certain minerals, are necessary to sustain the millions of chemical reactions our bodies perform each day. Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the day gives us all of what we need, and our bodies are naturally programmed to seek out the different types of natural foods we require. But the majority of Americans are not getting the minimum amount of these vitamins and minerals that their bodies require because of the chemical alteration of the processed and fast food they consume.

“Over the short term, these vitamin and mineral deficiencies manifest themselves as mood swings, lack of energy, joint pain, failing eyesight, hearing loss, and thousands of other ailments that medical science tells us to accept with advancing age. Over the long term, these deficiencies cause major illness like cancer and heart disease.

“In the twentieth century, U. S. tobacco companies altered the chemical composition of their products to increase consumption – creating lifelong customers by getting children addicted to specific brands of processed tobacco. Recent legislation has forced Big Tobacco to curb some these activities when it comes to promoting cigarettes, but they are not letting their acquired expertise go to waste – they have been purchasing the major brands of addictive process foods. Philip Morris, the world’s largest tobacco company, now owns some of the most popular children’s processed-food brands, including Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers, and Life Savers candies. This makes Philip Morris, which produces everything from Oscar Mayer bacon to Post cereals to Philadelphia cream cheese, the world’s second largest food company after Nestle, Inc. In 2003 Philip Morris changed its name to Altria to keep more consumers from finding out that Kraft Foods and its other children’s food brands are from the same company that is bringing their children Marlboros and Virginia Slims. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, pp, 18-22.)

Paul Zane Pilzer then shares with us the outcome of his research into the medical world or the sickness industry as he calls it. He stated:

“As my research led me to the medical industry, I encountered large multinational companies whose nefarious practices made those of the food companies pale by comparison. It quickly became apparent to me why an economist needed to be writing about obtaining good medical care along with how to obtain food for a healthy lifestyle.

“Understanding how the medical (i.e.sickness) industry works today is critically important for entrepreneurs wanting to lead and/or participate in the wellness revolution.

When patients go to see a physician, they believe they are receiving a prescription for the best drug or treatment available for their specific ailment. Not likely.

“Just as obese consumers are the target market of the food companies, physicians are the target market of the medical and pharmaceutical companies. Patients receive the drug or treatment that is most profitable for the supplier of the treatment, the health insurance company, and in some cases, even the individual physician. This may or may not represent the best treatment available. In the United States, doctors typically prescribe completely different treatment for the same ailment, depending completely on which drug company has the dominant market share in their region.

“Medical technological and pharmaceuticals change so fast today that what physicians learn in medical school is often obsolete by the time they graduate. In practice, doctors learn about new drugs and treatments from a special type of salesperson, called a detail person in the medical industry.

“Detail person is actually a euphemism for ‘a very attractive, highly paid young person of the opposite sex.’ Detail people lavishly hand out free samples and handsomely reward physicians and their staffs in proportion to the amount of prescriptions they write for their company’s product. Physicians and their families receive expensive dinners, cruises, and tax-free trips to resorts, where they ‘learn’ more about such products at taxpayers’ expense.

“Although the ethical (prescription) pharmaceutical companies around the world justify the very high prices of their drugs by citing the high cost of research and development, drug companies actually spend much more money marketing drugs than they do on research and development. Moreover, a considerable amount of the research and development that leads to the creation of new drugs is funded by the federal government through grants to nonprofit entities such as research labs at universities, medical schools, and the National Institute of health.

“ When your wellness customers pay staggering prices for prescription drugs, they are also paying for  the marketing campaign that successfully induced the doctor to check the box on the prescription form that reads ‘DAW’ –dispense as written, meaning the prescription will be the more expensive name brand rather than the cheaper generic that is available for about 90 percent of all prescriptions.

“Drug companies profits often come from outdated name brand drugs taken on an ongoing basis by patients prescribed years before when they first developed the condition. Prescription drug companies limit informing customers and physicians of improved products in cases where they could lose existing customers to competitive brands when patients visit their doctor for revised prescription.

“Generic drugs are sometimes safer or better than the brand-name products they replace because they have been prescribed more recently and thus contain improved formulas….

“In recent years the pharmaceutical companies have hired the same advertising firms as the food companies and have begun direct image-based advertising to consumers. In these advertisements for prescription-only items they may be legally dispensed only on the written recommendation of a doctor, the patient is directly urged to demand to product and told to ‘ask your doctor’ for a DAW prescription – with the knowledge that if the doctor refuses to write the prescription, the presold patient will simply find another doctor who will. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, pp, 22-24.)

It is important to note that 40% of the paid advertising on television and cable networks is paid for by the giant pharmaceutical companies who are marketing prescription drugs directly to the American people all day and all night. A person should listen carefully to the possible side effects of these commercials. Why would you take any of these prescription drugs?

Paul Zane Pilzer continues with his expose of the multinational pharmaceutical companies who over carefully indoctrinating the American people into accepting more and more prescriptions drugs into their lives and bodies. He states:

“Sadly, most physicans have become technology dispensers for the products and services of  the large multinational medical companies – companies that always seem to tip the scale between profits and patients in favor or profits.

“These practices have puched the price for U. S. drugs so high that patients cannot afford to fill approximately 22 percent of the prescription written each year. Prescription drugs now represent the single largest monthly expense for most over-65 U. S. citizens – approximately $300 per month – and millions of people are forced to make the terrible choice of purchasing food or medicine. Medicare pays for doctor visits but generally does not pay for prescriptions.

“This and hundreds of other examples are symptoms of the two underlying problems with medical care in the developed world today – both of which are almost entirely economic rather than scientific.

            “1.       It is more profitable for medical suppliers to produce products consumers use for the rest of their lives than to make products that a consumer might use only once. Invariably, this means spending research and development funds on products that treats the symptoms of diseases rather than the causes or the cures.

            “2.       The third parties pay for most medical treatments – insurance companies and, ultimately, employers – do not have a long-term financial stake in the health of their employees. Most individuals bear little or not direct responsibility for their medical expenses, and almost all expenses to prevent illness (e.g. exercise, vitamins, nutritional supplements) are disallowed for reimbursement.

“… [T]he American health insurance system is really a disguised and discounting mechanism designed to extract the most out of  those who can often afford the least. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, pp, 22-24.)

The multinational chemical and pharmaceutical companies, along with their counterparts in the food industry have conspired to promote the sickness industry not in America, but around the world. The primary goal of this global combination of multinational companies is simple power and gain. They pursue political power (highly paid lobbyists and politicians who are secretly on the payroll) in order  to gain control of government at all levels (state, federal, international) in order to ensure continual financial gain while destroying any and all competition through drafting laws which protect their monopolies and undermine or eliminate their competition. The main competitor to the sickness industry is the wellness industry. The battle lines are drawn.

Paul Zane Pilzer proceeds to outline the unique relationship the large pharmaceutical companies have with the food industry. He states:

“Although there was obviously no direct conspiracy between the $1.3 trillion food industry (which causes most of the problems) and the $2.0 trillion medical industry (which treats just enough of the symptoms to get the target consumers back to work and consumption), the economic effect was the same as if these two industries were conspiring against the American consumer in the most sinister fashion.

“The thousands of companies that comprise that comprise the $1.3 trillion U. S. food industry and the $2.0 trillion U. S. medical industry are governed by universal laws of economics that cause them to act in concert, as though they were part of a vast, nefarious conspiracy….

“When it comes to attempting to control our federal, state and local governments, the food and medical companies follow their own Golden Rule: He with the gold makes the rules.

“lobbyists for  the food industries have created mandatory school lunch and milk programs that hook children on addictive processed foods. Pharmaceutical companies have helped create government-sponsored programs that put millions of children on dangerous drugs to combat the effects of their terrible diets. In some cases, such as when Ritalin used to control hyperactive children, parents are threatened with losing custody of their own children if they refuse to force them to take such drugs for alleged disorders.

“The U. S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA], originally designed to protect consumers from unhealthy products, now often protects the very companies it is supposed to regulate by keeping out competition and prolonging the economic life of the drug companies’ government-sanctioned patients.

“Typically, the news media, acting in its own self-interest for publicity and ratings, leads society in exposing such heinous activities. But in this area the media are all too ineffective. As consumers themselves, members of the media are subject to the same disinformation and thus are largely unaware of the problem. Moreover, a major funding source for the media – especially network television advertising revenue – comes from food and drug companies.

“For example, the detrimental health effects of drinking cow milk have been widely known for years in the medical community but have rarely covered by the media, which reaps fortunes each year by running ads for the American Dairy Association. Imagine the hypocrisy of celebrities who sport milk mustaches in paid advertisements but themselves only soy-based milk products.

“The scandal of these celebrities goes even deeper than endorsing products that they would never consume themselves. Leading actors, singers, and models make literally millions of dollars each year on their looks. Most of them lean toward vegetarian diets lack in processed food and addictive fast foods. Yet these social role models for fitness and beauty are cautioned by their managers not to let their elite dining habits become known to the press, lest they be boycotted by television producers in an industry where most of the revenue comes from advertisements for processed foods and fast-food restaurants….

“Equally significant, the resultant medical (sickness) industry costs had reached $1 trillion by 2000. The sickness industry’s sales had reached $2 trillion in 2006, and now occupies almost one sixth of our economy – and sickness medical expenses are the leading cause of bankruptcy among U. S. families.

“It became depressing to me to think of these numbers in terms of human suffering – 90 million Americans clinically obese and 195 million overweight and unhealthy because they lacked the resources, information, and motivation to safeguard their most precious asset: their wellness.

“It seemed only a question of time before virtually everyone in the United States would be overweight, and more than half of the population would be obese and unhealthy….

“When I looked closer at the non-overweight 39 percent of the population, I found a growing group of millions of American who are eating and living healthier than every before in history. This wellness-based group includes most of the movers and shakers in our society as well as celebrities who literally make their living on how they look. This group has quietly embraced a revolutionary new approach – to diet, to exercise, to vitamins, to nutritional supplements, to medical care, and, most important, to the aging process itself….

 “When I began the research that led to this book, I had two objectives in mind: (1) exposing the nefarious practices of the food and medical industries and (2) teaching people the correct choices to make in order to be healthy and obtain good medical care. Explaining a new business opportunity that would allow people to make money was not one of my objectives.

“The more my research progressed into obesity and sickness, the more upset I became with the status quo. The more upset I became, the more I felt that nothing short of a revolution was needed in the way we think about health, eating, and the practice of medicine.” (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, pp, 25-30.)

The global chemical and pharmaceutical companies in concert with the large multinational food corporations have nearly gained a stranglehold on the American people and people throughout the world. Nothing short of a revolution against these powerful forces will pave the way for people to regain control of their health and lives.

The principles of natural living and natural healing alongside the wellness industry which is growing by leaps and bounds will enable people of all ages throughout the world regain control over their bodies and health. It is our only hope for a truly healthy, happy and long life.

 

Chapter 5

The American Health Crisis Threatens

the Lives of Millions of People

 

A healthcare crisis is sweeping across the nation like a giant tidal wave. It is threatening to destroy men, women and children of all ages and nationalities. It is a biological and environmental crisis that began in the 1940s.

Prior to 1940 there was relatively little man-made pollution. The air was clean, the water was pure and the land was rich in nutrients and full of live organisms. For near 6000 years mankind had lived in a natural world. It was an organic world where all living things shared the same planetary ecosystem.

Something monumental changed in the 1940s in Germany, England and the United States. During World War I numerous chemical companies started developing poison gases and they were used as crude weapons. During World War II these chemical weapons have become more sophisticated. All of the poisonous gas which killed over six million Jewish men, women and children in Germany were produced by the large chemical company named I. G. Farban, whose off-shoot now makes Aspirin and other drugs.

After World War II the giant chemical companies began developing chemical fertilizers and insecticides, pesticides and herbicides. Soon the vital living organisms in the soil were destroyed. The crops were saturated inside and out with chemicals. The land and groundwater systems in farmland across America, Europe and other parts of the world were polluted with deadly toxins and chemicals.

It was not long before the effects of the toxins and chemicals started creating havoc for all life forms, including the human beings who ingested food laced with chemicals.

Sixty years later the American people are overweight, obese and full of life threatening diseases.

The proponents of the natural world and natural healing techniques, treatments, therapies and products have long proclaimed the dangers for people and all living life forms from the chemicals that are daily sprayed and placed in field after field of farm crops.

Of course the large food conglomerates realize that the food they are producing with the use of heavy pesticides, herbicides and insecticides in not healthy. The large chemical companies that produce such toxins and deadly poisons know that it is not healthy. And the giant pharmaceutical companies know that the chemicals placed in the land, air and water are going to create millions and millions of customers for their new drugs which are designed to treat only the symptoms of disease, not the cause of the disease or to prevent the disease in the first place.

The healthcare crisis in America now exceeds $2 trillion dollars and is rising daily. One sixth of the entire U. S. economy is devoted to the healthcare crisis that is traumatizing million and millions of Americans and people throughout the entire world.

Alice Park, writing in “America’s Health Checkup” stated: “The biggest problem with the U.S. health-care system is that it has long been designed to respond to illness rather than prevent it.”

In “Health Care for America”, Jacob S. Hacker stated: “America's $2.2-trillion-a-year medical complex is enormously wasteful, ill-targeted, inefficient, and unfair.:

The Social Security Disability Center reported on August 27, 2008 that:

“America is in a poor state of health. According the American Diabetes Association, nearly 20 million adult and child Americans have diabetes. The American Heart Association reports that more than 80 million American adults have a form of heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that over 60 percent of American adults are overweight and not surprisingly, 60 percent do not engage in any vigorous physical activity. The National Cancer Institute has reported that one in two men and one in three women will have cancer at some point within their lifetime.

“In addition, more and more children are on prescription medication, the obesity rates and diabetes rates in children are higher than they've ever been, and according to the Bogalusa Heart Study, nearly 70 percent of children are in the beginning stages of hardening of the arteries by age12.

“Aches, pains, exhaustion, low energy and host of other symptoms plague many Americans. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are being diagnosed in record numbers and usually mark the beginning of a host of other destructive diseases and disorders, from heart attack, cancer and strokes, to diabetes and other neurological diseases.

“While no one can deny that American is in a poor state of health, hardly anyone is accepting the fact that most of these diseases are preventable with routine exercise, a healthy diet and less stressful lives. Although Americans would like to think that taking medication and synthetic supplements can replace the health that comes with regular exercise and eating a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, the proof is in the statics.

“The multibillion dollar pharmaceutical and supplement industries haven't changed the state of American healthcare. In fact, the flawed idea that drugs and supplements can take the place of essential nutrients has inarguably made America's health worse. Instead of becoming educated on which foods would supply the body with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins needed for optimum health, Americans think they can simply buy a pill or supplement and eat whatever they want, not exercise and live high stress lives.

“Unfortunately, our bodies only generate 30 percent of the needed antioxidants to combat oxidative stress caused by free radicals. The other 70 percent can be found through proper nutrition.

“Without proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles, it appears that Americans are on an escalator to obesity, fatigue, stress and disease. Fortunately, for those who care, this is preventable.”

The Mental Health America issued a report in 2007 entitled, Ranking America’s Mental Health: An analysis of Depress across the States. The report stated:

The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can

work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

 

“Mental illnesses can dramatically impact the overall state of health – decreasing community participation, productivity, and personal well being. Mental illnesses should be a particular concern in the United States since the U.S. has the highest annual prevalence rates (26 percent) for mental illnesses among a comparison of 14 developing and developed countries (Demyttenaere et al, 2004). Given these prevalence rates, access to effective care is a particular concern. While approximately 80 percent of all people in the United States

with a mental disorder eventually receive some form of treatment, on the average persons do not access care until nearly a decade following the development of their illness, and less than one-third of people who seek help receive minimally adequate care (Wang et al.,2005a,b).

 

“Depression is among the most common of the mental illnesses and can be associated with severe discomfort and disability if untreated. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for individuals ages 15 to 44 (World Health Organization, 2004). Lost productive time among U.S. workers due to depression is estimated to be in excess of $31 billion per year (Stewart et al., 2003). Depression frequently co-occurs with a variety of medical illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and chronic pain and is associated with poorer health status and prognosis (Munce, 2007; Blumenthal et al., 2007, Moussavi, 2007).

 

“Suicide is the most devastating consequence of depression. Each year, roughly 30,000 Americans take their lives, while hundreds of thousands make suicide attempts (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In 2004, suicide was the 11th leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the third leading cause among 15-24 year olds. Depression, therefore, is one of the most significant public health concerns. Strategies to reduce its prevalence and consequences are badly needed.

 

“Mental illness and its negative consequences, such as disability and suicide, are ultimately the result of a combination of biology, environment, and access to and utilization of mental health treatment, which in turn may improve mental health status and its negative

consequences.”

In an article entitled, “The State of America's Health as Obama Takes Office”, Michelle Andrews writes:

“As the national conversation about healthcare reform continues, the new president has a chance to do much more than lead by example. Despite the continuing economic uncertainty and a host of competing priorities, Obama has pledged to keep his campaign promise to bring comprehensive reform to our ailing healthcare system. In contrast to the last big push for reform, during the Clinton administration, this time there has been more agreement among insurers, employers, consumers, and lawmakers on the broad outlines for change.

“Although many specifics have yet to emerge, all parties agree that any plan must place a strong emphasis on encouraging healthful behaviors and preventing disease.

“Reform can't happen soon enough. Americans today are fatter and less active than ever. Two thirds of adults are either overweight or obese, and fewer than a third exercise at least three times a week. Twenty-four million people have diabetes, the vast majority of it related to lifestyle, and an additional 57 million are pre-diabetic. Despite decades of public anti-tobacco campaigns, 1 in 5 adults smokes. At the same time, nearly 46 million Americans, including 8 million children, lack health insurance.

“The news isn't all bad, though. In recent years, we've made inroads against some of the most lethal illnesses: The death rate for heart disease, the No. 1 killer, has declined by 26 percent since 1999. Both the incidence of and death rate for cancer, the second most common killer, are in decline for the first time.

“Preventable deaths. But experts worry that progress will be halted or reversed if Americans don't start taking better care of themselves. Take smoking, the leading cause of preventable death. After declining for many years, smoking rates have leveled off and haven't budged for the past five years. Every year, in fact, an estimated 900,000 people die from avoidable causes: because they failed to maintain a healthy weight, eat nutritiously, and exercise, or because they smoked or drank excessively, for example. That's roughly 40 percent of all U.S. deaths.

“Our expanding girth is America's most visible health problem. Not only are most adults too heavy, but obesity rates for children have more than doubled in the past 30 years. Excess weight is a significant factor in four of the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Obesity has fueled a 45 percent rise in diabetes over the past 20 years; someone born in 2000 has a 1 in 3 chance of developing the disease.

“Unhealthful behaviors take a toll not only on individuals' lives but also on our already overburdened healthcare system. The United States spent more than $2 trillion on healthcare in 2006. It accounts for a whopping 16 percent of our gross domestic product, and that's projected to rise to 20 percent by 2017. Much of this healthcare spending can be tied to preventable health problems. For example, obesity-related spending, chiefly to treat high blood pressure and diabetes, accounted for 27 percent of the increase in overall health spending between 1987 and 2001, according to a study by Kenneth Thorpe, a professor of health policy at Emory University. Overall, caring for people with chronic medical conditions, many of them preventable, accounts for about 75 percent of medical spending nationwide.

In 2002 Paul Zane Pilzer published a new book entitled, The New Wellness Revolution: How to Make a Fortune in the Next Trillion Dollar Industry. The book became a best seller and the publisher updated the book and released a new edition in 2007.

In The New Wellness Revolution, Paul Zane Pilzer wrote that:

“While I was researching my original research into wellness, between 1996 and 2002, the percentage of the U. S. population that is overweight and obese increased by 10 percent, to 27 percent obese and 61 percent overweight. These figures rose from 2002-2007 to 30 percent obese and 65 percent overweight today.

“Equally significant and the resultant (sickness) industry costs had reached $1 trillion by 2000. The sickness industry’s sales doubled to $2 trillion in 2006, and now occupies almost one sixth of our economy – and sickness medical expenses are the leading cause of bankruptcy among U. S. families.

“It became depressing to me to think of these numbers in terms of human suffering – 90 million Americans clinically obese and 195 million overweight and unhealthy because they lacked the resources, information, and motivation to safeguard their most precious asset: their wellness….(The New Wellness Revolution, 2007, pp. 27-28.)

“Fully 65 percent of Americans are trapped within their own prison of being malnourished and overweight, and almost half of those, about 30 percent, are clinically obese – overweight to a point where they are hopeless and have no idea where to turn for help.

 

“These Americans are malnourished to the point that they live with constant headaches, body pain, stomach distress heartburn, fatigue, arthritis, and hundreds of other ailments – ailments that contemporary medicine wrongly tells them to accept as symptoms of advancing age. Medical companies sell consumers billions of dollars worth of products (e.g., aspirin, laxatives) that treat only symptoms while ignoring their cause. A similar situation exists in Western Europe, Taiwan, and most other developed nations, and it is emerging in Chine as chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

“However, this is about to change, thanks to the wellness revolution…. . (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, p, 39.)

The cover of Paul Zane Pilzer’s book states that: “The New Wellness Revolution was the ‘shot heard round the world’ for the well industry. It defined wellness as an industry - linking tens of thousands of disparate service and product suppliers with a single cause. It showed scientists, fitness providers, businesspeople, food manufacturers, doctors, and others focused on disease prevention and anti-aging that they were part of a worldwide revolution-rather than merely lone iconoclasts inside their chosen professions or industries….

“The New Wellness Revolution shows that even though millions of people have embraced wellness, the need for wellness has actually expanded due to declining health trends, particularly the rising obesity rate in the United States and other developed nations. Medical costs now exceed profits for most large employers, and corporations are beginning to recognize that wellness and disease prevention are the only viable solutions to rising healthcare costs that threaten their very existence. (Dust Cover, The New Wellness Revolution. 2007.)

Paul Zane Pilzer goes on to say:

“We are now at the beginning of the next trillion dollar industry – an industry that will impact almost every aspect of our lives and achieve $1 trillion in just five more years, but one that is unknown today as the automobile industry was in 1908 or the personal computer industry was in 1981.

“ The automobile industry was spawned by scientific breakthroughs in chemistry, metallurgy, and mechanics. The personal computer industry was spawned by scientific breakthroughs in physics and binary mathematics.

“The next trillion dollar industry is being spawned by scientific breakthroughs in biology and cellular biochemistry.

“The wellness industry is tackling one of the most profound issues of life, solving one of the few remaining mysteries of human existence – age and vitality – on which technology has yet to make its mark. In order to define the wellness industry and identify its opportunities, we must first distinguish it from a related industry based on some of the same technology – the current $2.0 trillion (U. S.) healthcare industry.

“Approximately one-sixth of the U. S. economy, about $2.0 trillion, is devoted to what is erroneously called the ‘healthcare’ business. Healthcare is a misnomer, as this one-sixth of the economy is really devoted to the sickness business – defined in the dictionary as ‘ill health, illness, a disordered, weakened, or unsound condition, or a specific disease.’

“In the next 5 years, an additional $500 billion of the U. S. economy will be devoted to the still relatively unknown already $500 billion wellness business – defined in the dictionary as ‘the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal’.

“The wellness business is proactive. People voluntarily become customers – to feel healthier, to reduce the effects of aging, and to avoid becoming customers of the sickness business. Everyone wants to be a customer of this earlier-stage approach to health….

“Most of the one-sixth of the U. S. adult working population that work in the healthcare industry today focus on treating the symptoms of disease rather than on preventing disease. This is because it is more profitable for medical companies to research and develop products that create customers for life. (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, pp. 3-4,5.)

The health crisis sweeping throughout America and the world is man-made. It is not an act of nature or of God. The giant food companies acting in concert with the giant chemical and pharmaceutical companies have produced toxic poisons, chemicals and foods that are making the people of the world very sick. They are reaping trillions and trillions of dollars in profits from the sickness revolution that they are fostering in every nation and on every continent.

That is why Paul Zane Pilzer stated that:

“Incredibly powerful forces are preventing people from taking control of their health and are actually encouraging them to gain weight – forces so powerful that nothing short of a revolution will be able to stop them.” (The New Wellness Revolution. 2007, p. 18.)

The combination of multinational food, chemical and pharmaceutical companies is directly responsible for the healthcare crisis in America and around the world.

A revolution is needed to counter these powerful forces. A wellness revolution that starts from the grass-roots and moves upward in the only force that can topple these giant chemical and pharmaceutical combinations.

The reason for the tremendous success of the wellness revolution is that it genuinely helps people and they know it. Another reasons why it is spreading so quickly across America and the world is that people want to prevent disease, not just treat the symptoms of disease. They want to live happy, healthy, long and productive lives free of debilitating illnesses and diseases. They understand the benefits of a natural lifestyle and natural healing in a holistic manner. That is why the wellness revolution will continue to sweep across America and the world.

 

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