Part II: But first…. A history lesson!
How can it be, that we… citizens of the USA 🇺🇸…., with practically unlimited access to western medicine, are currently among the sickest in the world? 😷😭 Study after study supports the same conclusion…
💰💰💰We spend more on healthcare for worse health outcomes than comparable countries around the world, regardless of age or income.💰💰💰
Part of the problem is the belief in the “insta” system, and how it applies to the healthcare industry.. Americans expect to go to a doctor and receive a prescription for “something”, and they are dissatisfied if the doctor sends them away without one. (not all problems are solved by pills!)
It is no longer surprising to me when a patient can neither tell me the name of their medication or even what it’s for when I talk to them at the pharmacy. They just need a refill of their “little yellow pill”. #blindtrust 😳
When we have 20% of US citizens on 5 or more prescription medications a day (often written by more than one physician), the odds of drug interactions goes up considerably. The odds of side effects and deficiencies rises exponentially as well. #playingwithfire
Prescription drug errors kill more than 100,000 Americans a year, and medical error is the 3rd most leading cause of death in the United States (3rd only to heart disease and cancer… two largely “preventable by lifestyle” diseases). An estimated 1.5 million people die each year from these top 3 causes.
Now that’s a pandemic worthy of being called a pandemic!
We forget that regardless of our heritage, our forefathers (and fore-mama’s) used tools from nature. 🌿 The most dangerous part of living was to make it from infancy to puberty. The dangers of infancy and childhood stemmed more from malnutrition and poor sanitation than anything else with the exception of actual childbirth (a high risk situation for both mother and child).
Our ancestors were not of the “insta” world, and they were loaded with practical knowledge, intelligence, and common sense. #theoriginalsurvivors They understood that wounds and injuries (visible or not) took time to heal. They also passed down healing “recipes” from generation to generation. Scientific studies (thousands of them) now provide evidence of the mechanism of action of these herbal remedies. 🌿 Many cultures also understood that emotions were, more often than not, tied to specific illnesses. (ex: Grief is often a harbinger of lung dis-ease if not dealt with properly)..... not because of superstition but because of biology and physics.
So what happened? How did we manage to lose all of this very important information? We know we live in a “need it now” world where “fast medicine” is king. Where did “slow” medicine go, and how and why did it nearly disappear?
Have you ever heard of a guy named John D Rockefeller? He was an oil tycoon in the early 1900’s who, at one time, controlled 90% of our country’s oil.
Rockefeller was arguably the wealthiest man in the world in his time. 💰💰💰💰💰💰Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie (another tycoon of the era) had money, and they wanted more. These two men were well aware of the many healing modalities in existence in the very early 1900’s. Chiropractic care, naturopathy, homeopathy, holistic care (the most common of all) nurtured mind, body (using common to the area plants), and spirit (The USA was a strong Christian nation back then, and faith was infused into all aspects of life 🙏).
Abraham Flexner (who was neither a physician or a medical scientist) was hired by Carnegie and Rockefeller. He was a former school teacher with specialized training in psychology.
Flexner produced a report (known as Carnegie Foundation Bulletin Number Four or "The Flexner Report") that was submitted to Congress in 1910. The report concluded that (among other things) all the natural healing modalities (which have been around since before Jesus!) were unscientific quackery and should be outlawed. It also called for the standardization of medical education, allowing only allopathic (patented medicine and medicine practiced in a modern “westernized” fashion) based medical licenses to be issued. It was a tremendous blow to naturally based medicine that is still felt to this day in the USA. 😭
Why would this be an important piece of history? Well, Rockefeller wanted more control of the medical world, and he wanted to sell the “new fangled” patented pharmaceutical drugs 💊(which coincidentally had a petroleum base). The problem was that nearly everyone was comfortable using their versions of “slow” medicine all over the country. Plant based therapeutics are not patent-able, and Rockefeller knew that in order to control the pharmaceutical industry, he would need to put the kibosh on natural remedies. The Flexner Report achieved this purpose, and nearly overnight, people had no choice but to move from “slow” medicine to “fast” medicine, and doctors had no choice but to abide by the new rules or risk being jailed or losing their license. Sadly, this is still the case today. #controlfoodandhealthandyoucontrolthepeople
Most history books paint this event in a different light. I remember reading about it in pharmacy school 30 years ago, and (in the naivety of my tender college years) thought it was quite an achievement to have so quickly modernized medicine. I just didn’t realize back then that most commonly published history is slanted towards the victors, and therefore doesn’t always reflect the entire truth.
This history is important as a segue to learning how to heal properly.
Stay tuned for Part III….. Mind over Medicine 💊.
www.goodmedicine.info 👈 (ready to learn how to be the CEO of you? )
Modern medicine IS our friend. Make no mistake about that. Like humpty dumpty…. We cumulatively get “put back together again” about 234 million times a year (major surgeries). But that’s not all that goes down in the annals of modern medicine. An estimated 4.38 BILLION prescriptions 💊 get filled annually in the USA. ( 20 percent of Americans take at least 5 prescription drugs daily)
That’s a bucket load of modern medicine for anyone’s book. Can too much of a good thing like modern medicine, be too much?
Our world has turned into a place of “insta” ….-gram, -pot, -cart, -gratification, -weightloss, etc. We want the “stuff” but not the work.
The pharmacy world has the capability to work that way too… “insta-relief”, “insta-I’mnotgonnadiefromabloodclot, “insta-birthcontrol” etc..... BUT adopting a quick fix via pharmaceuticals for the long term solution will rarely end well for those who pursue it and make no effort to fix the root problems at hand. #thisiswhyIdowhatIdo
💊How can it possibly work for a diabetic who continues to destroy their body slowly with excess sugar and carbs, yet feels their disease is “under control” because they are medicated?
💊 What is someone’s muscularly weak spine going to look like in the long term…. When they opt for opioid or steroid pain relief instead of yoga, supplements that support proper inflammatory response, diet, and chiro or acupuncture care?
💊Medicating long term will ALWAYS come with side effects. Medications are built that way because they are imperfect. Side effects are most often the result of a caused deficiency from the very medication designed to “fix” something. What kind of deficiency you may ask? Well… that depends on the medication. It could be a vitamin, a mineral, a hormone, an enzyme…. Or even a multitude of these…. And sadly, THIS is not taught well in pharmacy, medical, or nursing school.
💊Addictions…. According to web.md, roughly 20% of the US population has (or is currently) abusing prescription meds. It can happen so fast, and even to the best of people. I’ve seen it more times than I care to think about in my 30 years of pharmacy. Innocent addiction.
💊Antibiotic resistance…. Over use and improper use of antibiotics has led to this. The result? We have a LARGE problem on our collective hands…. Super bugs that are harder to kill.
Yes, we have definitely benefited from modern medicine. But just like anything else, is too much of a good thing possible in health care? You can bet your health savings account on it! 💰And is there anything we can do about it? You bet your insurance policy there is! 💰
Stay tuned for part II!
Digging deeper on fluoride and its history. Let's get a little Friday learning in!🤓📚💖
A little of this and a little of that from my recent readings (if you are looking for a good book to wrap up your summer with!) 📚
📚Voices of Qi (pronounced chi): I've been studying alternative healing modalities for several years now ( Dolphin Mps , nutrition, herbals, exercise, and faith centered yoga). If your health is strictly hinged upon Big Pharma, please.... let's chat. Big Pharma alone is like having a circle of frenemies instead of friends.
📚The Paris Architect: A beautiful historical fiction about a rather narcissistic French architect who, during WWII, finds himself by using his gifts to help Jews escape the Nazi's.
📚The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: Another historical fiction work.... it weaves the story of the blue-skinned people of Kentucky (a genetic trait.... methemoglobinemia that turns skin bluish tinged), and Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project of the 1930's. It is tender and heartbreaking all at the same time. I knew nothing about either one of these pieces of history, so I learned quite a bit (and used the book a a springboard for learning even more about both topics!). The blue people of Kentucky were often ostracized by whites and blacks alike, so the emotional toll of "being different" was enormous.
📚America's Christian Heritage: Pure history in this one! The Supreme Court has ruled four times that America is a Christian nation ( none of which have been ever overturned). Our money, our court system, and our founding education systems all included theological studies as part of the core curriculum ( including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, etc).....
...... it has been said, that if an entity wants to change the course of a country, it first begins in the education system. In recent generations, they have taken out prayer and Bible in the schools.... Proverbs 22:6 "train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it " works both ways.
Christian faith has been purged from schools and our nation is currently paying the price. Every Christian faith based home should have a copy of this book, and every American should have a copy of the Constitution in their possession. Our forefathers established our country to have freedom to choose their religion.... but even the Constitution (which we all live under) has Christian faith based roots😉🇺🇸🙏💖.
What have you been reading recently?
I've talked to a few friends recently who have asked me about the Dr. Fauci book picture from a week or so ago, asking for more details, so I thought I'd write up a little book review.
Honestly, I wasn't looking forward to reading this book, but felt like I needed to know more about the man who has played such a large part in all of our collective lives over the last 6+ months.
It was written by Charles Ortleb, an investigative journalist who followed Dr. Fauci closely in the 80's and 90's.
In the early 1980’s the AIDs crisis first appeared on both coasts of the USA. Mr Ortleb researched and wrote about AIDS for nearly 20 years. In short, the guy knows his stuff, and was probably one of the foremost journalists covering the topic of AIDS during that time.
Early in the book, Mr Ortleb states, “I began to notice serious credibility gaps in what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was telling the public about the AIDS epidemic.” He also went on to say that the government narrative reminded him of how the period surrounding the Vietnam era was handled.
(hmmm….. Fast forward to 2020…. I think we could write the same thing!... )
He further sets the stage by explaining “as the government began building a paradigm around the notion that AIDS was caused by a retrovirus (HIV), I watched credible critics of the retrovirus theory silenced and vilified.”
(again, dang this is sure sounding familiar)
At the same time, there was a second emerging epidemic called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. From Mr. Ortleb's extensive investigative work, it was hard not to conclude (following the research of scientists) that CFS actually was linked to AIDS by a virus called HHV-6. (Human herpes virus -6) The government agency (at that time led by Dr. Fauci) refused to take this connection seriously.
Quoting Mr. Ortleb, “I have come to the conclusion that the similarities between AIDS science (of the 1980-90’s) and genocidal experiments during WWII are too obvious for people of conscience to ignore…… while on the surface, the manner in which AIDS is understood by the public health authorities and the general public is assumed to be sane, a closer look reveals that a genocidal insanity lurks beneath the surface.”
(I seriously felt like we could be writing this book right now about the ‘rona virus ya’ll)
Quick facts to break down the history:
1968 : Dr. Fauci begins working at the NIH
1977 : Dr Fauci becomes deputy clinical director of NIAID
1984 Dr. Fauci becomes the Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). “At that time he is noted for not being an especially brilliant scientist, but he made up for it in drive and ambition.”
Mid-1980’s: amfAR (American foundation for AIDS Research was founded. amfAR’s ultimate role was to “squelch” any scientific criticism of the NIAID’s HIV hypothesis. (It turned towards junk science over valid science)
The information the NIAID didn’t want revealed was that HIV could not be found in all AIDS patients.
1988: an amfAR forum scientists attempted to prove that AIDS was not caused by HIV and their findings were squelched.
1992: AIDS conference in Amsterdam. A scientist (Subhir Gupta, a UC immunologist) presented a well documented paper on an AIDs like condition but in HIV negative patients that had been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
In other words…. Mounting evidence that AIDS is not necessarily caused by HIV.and that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is at the very least a close cousin to AIDS (non HIV), and likely from a virus called HHV-6 (Human Herpes Virus -6).
Instead of exploring this possible discovery, the information was squashed instantly. 😳
Had the science presented in Amsterdam been agreeable to Dr. Fauci, both AIDS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research might have morphed into a unified study….. INSTEAD, for nearly 20 years, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients struggled with their disorder and were often told it was a psychiatric disorder…
(Dr. Fauci’s basic attitude towards CFS was that people shouldn’t be ashamed of being told their health problem was psychiatric…... Early in my pharmacy career, I remember having conversations with some of these patients and it was maddening. Nobody knew back then it was viral related because of all of the data was hidden).
The author goes on to say that what happened in Amsterdam was a “nosological and epidemiological crime”.... “And potentially life-saving scientific revolution in AIDS and CFS research was politically nipped in the bud in Amsterdam.” No new theory was allowed to be presented…. And hence, the CFS patients were left hanging."
Dr. Fauci instead gave “non HIV” AIDS a new name…. Idiopathic CD4 T lymphocytopenia (aka ICL) and THUS…. CFS was a “nothing burger” diagnosis for the next couple of decades until someone “re-discovered” the link between CFS and HHV-6.😢
Everyone suffering from multi-systemic problems of the HHV-6 spectrum (ie: multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, autism, etc) paid a heavy price for the 20 year re-discovery delay.😢
*Why did Dr. Fauci completely ignore the scientists who were working to explain “non-HIV’ AIDS patients?
👉Power and prestige (he called all the shots)
👉Politics (look at the demographics of who became the targets of fear based propaganda and public health policy built upon the incorrect assumption that only certain population groups could acquire AIDS. And so, for many years before there was an effective treatment - the gay, iv drug users, and poor black communities (and countries) were targeted. #heisascoundrel
.... and now, here is my additional commentary 👇
*What is HHV-6 and why don’t we hear that much about it? Well, it infects nearly 100% of human beings, typically before the age of 3 years old….. With stats like that why isn’t this a common household virus name? It is not a “new” virus….. HHV-6 has likely been around for a very very long time. Under normal circumstances, it stays dormant in the body unless the body is triggered to react somehow.
Conditions caused by rousing a sleeping HHV-6 virus in oneself include AutoImmune Diseases, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Gliomas, Cervical Cancer, CFS, Cognitive Dysfunction, MS, Epilepsy, Heart Diseases, HIV/AIDS progression (and many many more)
To see the full list: https://hhv-6foundation.org/conditions-associated-with-hhv-6
As you can see…. Some of these disease states can be deadly, and nearly all are at least fairly debilitating 😬.
*So why haven’t we heard about this? And what could possibly be triggering the activation of a previously “not that big of a deal” virus?
(This falls in the category of “things that make me go hmmmmmm”. )
*Following the same AIDS/ CFS timeline, there has been a rise in the sheer number of vaccinations that the CDC recommends…. 40 + years ago, there were less than 12-15 vaccines recommended before the age of twelve. Now there are more than 75!
*I had a sneaky suspicion and consulted my Vaccines and AutoImmunity text book, and found this information:
“CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) has been reported to emerge following vaccinations in several reports, including after MMR, Pneumovax, Influenza, Hepatitis B (HBV), Tetanus, Typhoid, and Poliovirus vaccines.”
*I have read in multiple sources that those first studied and first vaccinated with the new Hepatitis B vaccine were those populations most likely to contract Hep B. (gay males and iv drug users). This would have taken place sometime around 1980.
*I also find it interesting that CFS really didn’t begin rearing its head until the early ‘90’s, right about the time that there was strong encouragement by the CDC for children and adults alike to receive more vaccines per the "official CDC vaccine schedule."
These are just some personal observations and I’m sure there’s nothing to see here…..
(PS: tell me about a book you just read! As you can see, #booksaremylovelanguage. This review is a love letter to you. Be well! )
Paul Harvey.... do ya'll remember him? He had the most amazing wisdom. I pretty much put him in the same category as John Maxwell.... a great communicator who was entertaining, informative, a source of positivity, and ultimately a teacher to all ages. #hisworksaretimeless
We used to listen to him every single morning as my Dad drove us to school. I re-heard this monologue of his today. Indeed, in the case of this one, I'll go so far as to say his words were prophetic.
Take a listen. If you remember Mr. Harvey's radio show, it will take you back as it did me. If you don't know who he is, listen anyway. He's like your best grandpa. Smart, witty, kind.... and able to tell you the truth without making you feel bad or inferior for not knowing it already.
And here's....... the rest of the story.....
George, you were only 36 years off. How did you know? 😢
Why isn't anyone protecting these beautiful and irreplaceable monuments to history?
Without history as a guide, we are doomed to repeat it.
I keep thinking about the lifelong emotional restlessness that so many adopted children feel because they don't know or understand their own history. By removing our country's history.... erasing it from existence.. we can expect the same thing on a massive scale... it's yet another piece of the plan to fracture the minds of Americans.
"They" say "they" are coming for statues of Jesus next, despite the fact that we all know Jesus had an olive complexion given his heritage. Will we just stand by and let this happen too? I've had my conversation with myself, and am willing to stand strong for what I love and believe in. #Godandcountry 🙏🇺🇸
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
Post #2 Corona Virus 101.... The Facts... let's unpack them, shall we?
NOTHING is secure about the statistics being presented.... NOTHING.
Current stats as of Friday 3/6/2020.......
101,714 confirmed cases and 3,461 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 06, 2020, 18:05 GMT….. remembering that this doesn’t even include mild cases that haven’t been tested or were tested with a false negative. If the rational person were to factor in the false negatives AND the mild cases that aren't even tested at all...... the conservative estimate of deaths vs illness would be <0.1%, with most of those deaths having primary serious health issues already. (more on this in a later post).
👉 Fact #2: Corona Virus….. A cousin of the common cold virus with a ground zero in Wuhan China..... although strong evidence suggests that contrary to popular news coverage, this particular virus likely originated in a high security lab at the University of North Carolina several years ago. As is common practice, scientists from another part of the world (Wuhan, China in this case) bought into the research, and took some of the findings back home with them. #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmmmm
Additionally, this particular virus has, within its DNA, the written chimera (ie: a grafting) of an RNA snip of one of the HIV retroviruses.... something that is impossible to achieve in nature. Again,..... #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmmmm
This does NOT mean someone can get HIV from this virus... (so don't go there mentally), but it does indicate manmade tampering and a "gain in functionality" which means the virus transmits more easily than the traditional common cold virus.
FOLLOW THE MONEY: This is a multibillion dollar business (if not trillion).... Approximately 20 companies are vying for the right to make a vaccine..... whomever "wins" will make billions of $$$
👉Fact #3: Don’t compare to 1918 spanish flu or any other historical plague like event…. They were all Pre antibiotics, pre- better hospital care and most importantly.... before we had better hygiene practices.
👉Fact #4 251,000 deaths per year due to errors in medical care, 3rd only to heart disease and cancer.... WHY are we not talking more about THESE things? THIS topic should warrant pandemic alarm.... and all we hear are.
👉Fact #5 National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said, “The mortality rate (of Covid 19) looks like 2% to 3% but could be much lower if many mild cases or infections with no symptoms are going undetected.” SARS proved fatal in about 10% of cases. The flu’s mortality rate is only 0.1% btw this year.
👉 Fact #6 Pollution (external and therefore internal) and the role it plays in disease and immune support...China has among the world’s most dangerous air pollution... Ya'll.... have you noticed that even when there isn't a pandemic virus in China, many citizens still wear face masks? Take a look at this link for more info...
👉Fact #7 Smokers.... China, and some of the newer harder hit countries are still heavy smokers. In China, an estimated 354 MILLION people still smoke regularly. #healthhabitsmatter
👉Fact #8 the Germ vs Host Theory
I can't take credit for this well written piece.... but it hits a homerun in truth and it's THE reason I implement toxin free living suggestions in my health coaching. Either you are or you are not living this way. There really isn't much of a gray area here.
"The big difference between the two is this: If your garbage piles up in your home for weeks or years, you will invite pests, rats, cockroaches, mice, ants…all sorts of unfavorables to your home. The Germ Theory states we need to continually bring something in to kill the pests, while the host theory states, “Hey, how about we take out the garbage?”
Dr. Julian Baldor, a surgeon, in a speech before the Florida League of Human Progress, talked about Dr. Bechamp as one of the greatest scientists of all time. He said, “Dr. Bechamp proved that our bodies become hosts to a germ only after chemical and mechanical changes have damaged our system and that as long as our bodies and tissues retain a high vitality and resistance, a germ, infection or disease will not make progress. Furthermore, the disease organism will not survive after its entrance into a healthy organism. For example, we see flies on a manure pile, and other parasites also. Some of these parasites may be dangerous and capable of producing disease under favorable circumstances. If, however, we remove the pile of manure, the parasites disappear at the same time. Which do you think is the more intelligent: To fight disease by swatting flies or removing the pile of manure?”
Pasteur was better connected, more well-spoken, and wealthier than Bechamp. When it came down to it, these proved to his advantage when their two scientific papers went up against each other. Pasteur won out, paving the way for the Germ Theory to gain in popularity. Bechamp fell into disfavor and his books listed on the Index of Librorum Prohibitorum (the index of books prohibited by the Catholic Church)."
(please see the entire article here if you are interested in learning more:
👉Fact #9 ...5G - What in the world? What does faster stronger cell phone reception have to do with the virus? This topic is for another post another day.... but understand this.... regular exposure to 5G very much has MUCH to do with how easily people contract a virus or bacteria. Wuhan was one of the first countries to roll out 5G and they have over 10,000 cell phone towers in their city. The citizens of the city simply cannot get out from under that radio frequency.... that frequency affects us at a cellular level. This (in addition to the pollution/toxin load) is VERY important to keep in consideration. #unplugregularly
.....more to come friends. Stay tuned.😘
xoxo ~ liz
I love a good history lesson!.... I knew the story of Thieves, but not the origin of the word quarantine.
Little trivia of the day: Did you ever think about why quarantine is called quarantine?
This goes back to Italy in the 14th Century when they were fighting another epidemic/pandemic, the black death (bubonic plague). Yes, that is when the essential oil blend called the Marseilles water came up in history. That led to the development of the so important Thieves products by Young Living.
But at that time Venice was flourishing as a sea port and the Venetians decided to keep arriving ships out of their ports for 40 days when to came from areas impacted by the plague. Quaranta giorni in Italian means 40 days and hence the name quarantine. Now you know more than most others.
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!