by Sayer Ji
December 29, 2011
Unless we put medical
freedom into the Constitution the time will come
when medicine will organize itself into an
To restrict the art of
healing to doctors and deny equal privileges to
others will constitute the Bastille of medical
science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.
Dr. Benjamin Rush
Signer of the
Declaration of Independence
Benjamin Rush accurately
foretold a grave possibility facing Americans today:
namely, that the art and science of
healing should be restricted to a select class of allopathic
physicians, who have the sole legal right to recommend and
administer medicines, and whose pharmacopeia excludes - as a
matter of principle -
all the healing foods, vitamins and herbs
which have been used safely and effectively for countless
millennia in the prevention and treatment of disease.
We have entered an era where medicine no
longer bears any resemblance to the art and science of healing. The
doctor no longer facilitates the body’s innate self-healing
capabilities with time, care, good nutrition and special help from
our plant allies.
To the contrary, medicine has
transmogrified into a business enterprise founded on the inherently
nihilistic principles of pure, unbridled crony capitalism.
Disease Into Gold
Many modern diseases are, in fact, created by fiat (not unlike
age-old symptoms of nutritional
deficiency or chemical poisoning are repackaged and renamed
in Latin and Greek as would-be monolithic disease entities,
and subsequently rolled out to the consumer as new markets
each disease representing a
veritable gold mine of "treatable" symptoms
each symptom providing
justification for the prescription of a new set of patented,
The "medicines" themselves are often
devoid of intrinsic value, being nothing more than rebranded and
re-purposed chemicals, intended (though all too often failing) to be
administered in sub-lethal concentrations.
Indeed, many of these
chemicals are too toxic to be legally released into the environment,
much less be administered intentionally to a human who is already
You need look no further than a typical drug package insert to find
proof that the side effects of most drugs far outnumber their
purported beneficial effects. These chemicals are so highly
leveraged against their true value, that they often sell for as much
as 500,000% percent from cost!
Only medical/pharmaceutical and
financial institutions (e.g. Federal Reserve) are legally empowered
to generate the illusion that they are creating something of value
out of nothing of value, on this scale.
This manipulation of perceived value, which is the basis for the
global dominance of the drug-based medical model, is not unlike how
financial institutions create toxic derivative products, essentially
creating the illusion of financial well being and prosperity, at the
very moment that they are planting the seeds of death within the
global economy; ruining the lives of countless millions in
Within the present dominant medical system, healing has not simply
been forgotten, but intentionally exorcized, as it represents the
antithesis of perpetual profitability which requires the
incurability of the human body.
Were the truth to be told, and the
body’s self-regenerative capabilities acknowledged, the entire
superstructure of drug-based medicine and hundreds of billions of
dollars in revenue it generates annually, would crumble overnight.
handful of turmeric has more chemotherapeutic activity than
any drug yet to receive
FDA approval, or an
pineapple is superior to a 40-year-old blockbuster chemotoxic agent,
one begins to understand why the hundreds of studies proving natural
substances can destroy cancer are never discussed.
You can’t compete with free, effective
and safe in a medical marketplace dominated by expensive,
ineffective and unsafe.
If this degeneration into quackery and snake-oil salesmanship, which
is modern drug-driven medicine, were simply a lesson in what bad
things can happen when health care is no longer a basic human right
but strictly a profit-driven commodity, perhaps Americans could find
it within themselves to once again free themselves from the shackles
After all, do we not consider ourselves
the very originators of freedom, independence and democracy?
Have we not such great faith in these
principles that we practically trip all over ourselves (crushing
entire countries as we fall) in our Promethean effort to export
these values overseas whether we are invited to do so or not? Would
we stand for less when it comes to our own health freedom?
Sadly, the “undercover dictatorship” Benjamin Rush foretold is not
simply a homegrown one we can root out from the inside, as it were.
Although the American Medical
Association (AMA) and the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) behave as if they are at the top of this pyramid of power
relations, they serve far lower in the hierarchy. While the United
States government and American corporate lobbying groups may appear
to be behind the FDA’s shameless pandering to the interests of the
drug companies, transnational corporations and organizations - and
the few steering them - are in fact pulling the strings.
The United States no longer enjoys
global economic and cultural hegemony. We are now embedded in an
international playing field where multinational and transnational
organizations like the drug company Pfizer, or the World Health
Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO)
have power and influence that overshadows the US or any other
particular government or nation-state.
These larger organizations blur the divisions traditionally drawn
between public and private institutions, insofar as their agendas
and mandates are consistent with global economic imperatives that do
not account for the self-proclaimed sovereignty of any particular
nation-state’s Constitution or laws above its own.
For example, the United States may soon no longer be able to allow
the over-the-counter sale of dietary supplements if the World Trade
Organization decides it violates our membership agreement to do so.
This process known as
Codex Alimentarius is already quite
far enough along, with prescription-only vitamins already making it
onto the market, and herbs like
cannabis long before it) having
been classified as illegal drugs.
The Death of Natural Medicine
At the end of times the
merchants of the world will deceive the nations through
(sorcery) - Rev
Given this unseemly state of affairs,
some believe we are on the precipice of a medical end-of-times or “Pharmageddon,"
if you will, where medicine is no longer directly associated in any
way with healing, but rather is a form of mass control and a highly
organized means of simultaneously defrauding the public of its
wealth and health.
After all, is there any greater
absurdity than a medical model that treats the symptoms of disease
with sub-lethal dosages of toxic chemicals and in which there is no
attempt to uncover, understand or remove the causes of those
After all, what disease has ever
been found to be caused by a lack of a drug?
Is acid reflux caused by a lack
of proton-pump inhibitors?
Is heart disease caused by a
lack of statin drugs?
Is osteoporosis caused by a lack
Is cancer caused by a lack of
Is depression caused by a lack
Then why would anyone consider it sound practice to use potentially
toxic chemicals as a first-line treatment for conditions that are
not caused by a lack of a chemical?
To the contrary many diseases are caused
exactly by culminative exposure to toxic chemicals that not unlike
drugs are biologically alien to the body. We are treating poisoning
Can we dignify this approach by calling it medicine? Or, is it more
accurately described as a form of sorcery?
Pharmaceuticals and Human Sacrifice
The sole reliance on Pharmaceuticals reveals quite a lot about the
agenda underpinning modern medical practice.
The Greek word Pharmakon has the
“drug, poison, potion, charm, spell,
But the origin of the word goes back
A Pharmakós (Greek: φαρμακός)
in Ancient Greek religion was a kind of human scapegoat (a
slave, a cripple or a criminal) who was chosen and expelled from
the community at times of disaster (famine, invasion or plague)
or at times of calendrical crisis, when purification was needed.
The sacrificial dimension of the
Pharmakós carries on in the nostrums and potions later named
after this ritualistic object:
The term "pharmakos" later became
the term "pharmakeus" which refers to "a drug, spell-giving
potion, druggist, poisoner, by extension a magician or a
sorcerer." A variation of this term is "pharmakon" (φάρμακον) a
complex term meaning sacrament, remedy, poison, talisman,
cosmetic, perfume or intoxicant. From this, the modern term
One no longer has to look to religion
for the absolutist claim to truth.
Medical science has laid claim to the
body in the same way that religions once laid claim to the soul.
The physician today - albeit a glorified
"applied pharmacologist" - has become the "priest of the body,"
capable of influencing the course of life or death by the quality,
or combinations, of nostrums (s)he is able to apply to the problem
(i.e. patient) at hand.
Just as monotheism depends on there being "one God," modern medical
science depends on the "evidence-based" concept that there is one
truth, and one right way to apply it.
This, by implication, gives absolute
power to those who would claim to know the difference.
Through Natural Medicine
In Benjamin Rush’s time, the medical dictatorship of which he spoke
had not yet come to pass; and though magical potions like mercury
and questionable techniques like bloodletting were used in colonial
times, herbs were still considered and employed as legitimate
Even if many wise women herbalists were
eliminated as competition by being branded witches and sometimes
murdered, the herbs themselves were not categorically demonized
because no vast armory of pharmaceutical drugs had yet been created
to supplant them.
The herbs and foods themselves have now been both vilified as
dangerous, and lampooned as completely ineffectual, generating the
ridiculous contradiction that we are supposed to be dumb enough to
accept as truth: namely, that they are both impotent and unsafe.
Given these circumstances, confidence in the safety and efficacy of
natural substances in the prevention and treatment of disease has
not only waned, but the positive association between food and
healing has been outright denied by medical authorities.
illegal for non-doctors to make health claims for natural substances
even if thousands of years of use in folk medicine and a vast
emerging body of scientific research now confirms their benefits.
You can’t say cherries cure gout even if
it is true. (Truth is no longer the criteria that
decides what you can or cannot say; rather, it's who profits more
from the information being freely disseminated or censored).
I started the website
www.GreenMedInfo.com in August 2008
in order to provide free and convenient access to the massive
amounts of research that have accumulated on the health benefits of
natural substances over the past 50 years.
The government database known as
Medline (which is freely searchable) contains over 18 million
biomedical citations from over 5,000 scientific journals, many of
which focus specifically on the therapeutic action of foods,
vitamins and spices on serious, even life-threatening disease.
I believe that,
it is only through the free,
uncensored and democratic dissemination of health
information that we can secure our health freedom
through speaking truth to power,
expose the fraud which is strictly profit-driven