by Marco Torres
March 10, 2013
is a research specialist, writer and consumer
advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds
degrees in Public Health and Environmental
Science and is a professional speaker on topics
such as disease prevention, environmental toxins
and health policy.
Geriatric medicine will have us
believe that more people are living healthier into old age
with fewer disabilities than ever before.
Like most claims from modern medicine,
this one is also false. Life expectancy at birth rose by 4.7 years
for men and 3.5 years for women in the last two decades of the 20th
This has come at an enormous cost in the
quality of life of our elders, for they are suffering with more pain
and greater disability than ever before in last 15 years of life.
People globally are living longer but chronic debilitating
conditions are becoming more prevalent, according to a massive new
Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 involved 486 authors in 50
countries who aimed to offer a comprehensive update on diseases and
injuries since the last such report in 1990.
The study was led by the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation
at the University of Washington. It also describes causes of death
and disability across age groups and sexes for 187 countries around
the world, including 291 diseases and injuries and 67 risk factors.
What's interesting about the study is that the leading risk factor
accounting for the disease burden in most developed nations is diet.
Despite this fact, our modern food industry filled with processed
and junk foods continue to litter the isles of grocery retailers.
A team of scientists from the U.S and
Germany recently showed that excess refined and processed salt may
be one of the environmental factors
driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases.
Moreover, we have a
bombardment of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives,
emulsifiers, sweeteners that have saturated the food supply for
more than four decades, increasing toxicity levels of
cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and immune
Diseases That Don't Kill But Disable
The very powerful pharmaceutical industrial complex has plenty to
gain by ensuring that the aging demographic of baby boomers does not
experience an early death, but remains sick and disabled for as long
It's one of the reasons vaccinations,
medications, radiation, chemotherapy and dozens of other toxic
medical treatments still exist.
"There's a series of diseases that
don't kill you very often but cause an awful lot of disability,"
Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics
and Evaluation at the University of Washington, where the report
"What ails you isn't necessarily what kills you," he told a news
conference in London.
By 2025 the number of obese people is
expected soar to 333 million.
"I suspect that within a short
period of time we will begin to see a reduction in life
expectancy because of the twin epidemics," said Professor Claude
Bouchard, president of the International Society for the Study
of Obesity (IASO).
The disabling diseases include,
musculoskeletal injuries like
shoulder and neck pain
joint pain such as arthritis
loss of vision and hearing
According to the report, heart disease
continues to be the top cause of death worldwide, followed by
stroke. Together they accounted for around one in four deaths
worldwide in 2010, nearly 13 million.
Diseases such as diabetes, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease moved up the list. However, the actual cancer and
cardiovascular rates of disease are another story and the official
statistics are neither accurate nor reflect the true state of these
killer diseases among the population.
Both of these diseases are huge money
makers for the pharmaceutical industry so the incidence, diagnostic
rates and deaths are all geared around propaganda more than anything
I would question at least some of the research on Global Burden
of Disease Study since the majority was funded through the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation
known to have widespread agendas in mass
vaccination to reduce population growth.
Medicalization of The World is Killing Us
The western world devotes more resources to medical care than other
countries. Most of this investment leads to more diagnoses, a trend
that has become an epidemic.
This epidemic is a threat to your health... the medicalization of
everyday life. Most of us experience physical or emotional
sensations we don't like, and in the past, this was considered a
part of life. Increasingly, however, such sensations are considered
symptoms of disease.
Everyday experiences like insomnia,
sadness, twitchy legs and impaired sex drive now become diagnoses:
restless leg syndrome
Perhaps most worrisome is the
medicalization of childhood which is leading us to illness if
if children cough after
exercising, they have asthma
if they have trouble reading,
they are dyslexic
if they are unhappy, they are
if they alternate between
unhappiness and liveliness, they have bipolar disorder
While these diagnoses may benefit the
few with severe symptoms, one has to wonder about the effect on the
many whose symptoms are mild, intermittent or transient.
Each successive generation is sicker and more diseased than its
predecessor. Autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, asthma,
diabetes and many other diseases continue to skyrocket.
No government agency has ever done, or
will ever do anything about it except continue to compile
Constantly Changing The Rules To Acquire More Clients For Big Pharma
The rules are always changing.
Expert panels constantly expand what
constitutes disease: thresholds for diagnosing diabetes,
hypertension, osteoporosis and obesity have all fallen in the last
few years. The criterion for normal cholesterol and cancer has
dropped multiple times. With these changes, disease can now be
diagnosed in more than half the population.
More than half of the recommendations in current practice guidelines
for infectious disease specialists are
based on opinions from experts rather than on evidence. What are
providers to make of recommendations in guidelines if most of these
recommendations are based on opinion?
New criteria for diagnosing dementia and alzheimer's targets
adults at an earlier stage to get more patients onto treatment or
into trials for new drugs.
Malicious recommendations from the
Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College
of Radiology (ACR) on breast cancer screening suggested that
breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 and earlier in
high-risk patients. The recommendations also suggest further
utilization of lethal medical imaging tools such as mammography
which has itself been found
to cause cancer.
In a 2010 addition to the cornucopia of junk science from the
Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences, the publication reported that people on SSRI
antidepressants were less willing to hurt or punish other people.
These are the same drugs that
Behind the scenes, hiding under their
credentials and publications,
biostatisticians are a driving force behind the promotion of disease
speculation and especially mass vaccination campaigns.
Most of what they term "statistically
significant studies" are little more than a great imagination.
The bottom line is that preventable illness makes up approximately
80% percent of the burden of illness and 90% of all healthcare
costs. It also accounts for eight of the nine leading categories of
death. We are a pill-popping society of quick fixes and little if
any attention is paid towards what really helps improve health.
There is no money in prevention, only
So our state of health as we age will
only get worse before it gets better, and it will only get better
once the old paradigm of conventional medicine is long gone.