Monthly Archives: January 2019

Big Pharma Bribing Doctors? No Way!

The opioid drug addiction epidemic, if it really is an epidemic, has been in the news lately. There is a trial going on right now about Big Pharma execs bribing doctors to prescribe patients these powerful and addictive drugs, for profits of course.

Now, I’m not against profits, as long as they are acquired honestly. (And not by exploiting people’s weaknesses such as with chemical addictions — that’s my view on that.)

Some of the execs are testifying against others and it’s very nasty.

I am not surprised at all about these greedy, corrupt Big Pharma execs and the idiot doctors whose main form of treatment is prescription drugs. I’ve been through enough with the g**damn doctors, and I’m almost finished with the long essay I’ve been working on that details my experiences from 1999-2008 with the doctors’ bad advice and their prescription drugs with terrible side effects. I will post that essay here when it is finished.

But this Big Pharma exec trial going on doesn’t surprise me. The latest now is that one of the executives who had no prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry but did have experience as an exotic dancer, had given lap dances to doctors as part of their alleged bribery scheme. At least some of this fiasco has some entertainment value (obviously, not for those who have addictions, of course).

Do We Live in a Police State?

Judge Andrew Napolitano says that the FBI raid on Roger Stone’s house was an example of a police state.

Roger Stone is a longtime Trump advisor and supporter, and is involved in the Russia-2016 election investigation. He is being accused by special counsel Robert Mueller of “witness tampering,” among some other “process crimes,” such as lying to Congress, but has no prior criminal record or record of violence. Therefore, an FBI raid on his home and terrorizing his family, with 19 FBI vehicles and 29 agents, was quite the overreach.

YA THINK??!

Now, I’m not a Trump supporter, nor a Roger Stone fan, but people have a right to presumption of innocence, due process, and, if they are not suspected of being violent criminals, then they shouldn’t be treated as such.

“Witness tampering”? How about all the times police and FBI intimidate and threaten suspects and witnesses to either give false confessions or possibly say things that are unclear and thereby give the authorities excuses to make up charges for innocent people? Talk about “witness tampering.”

There are other examples of the police state in the U.S., land of the free and home of the brave. I think the U.S. government’s border security has become a police state (google “100 mile Constitution-free zone”). These people are very short-sighted in that they refuse to see that U.S. government policies are causing the immigration problem, policies such as the drug prohibition (a.k.a. “war on drugs”) and U.S. government’s interventions south of the border that have “unintended consequences.”

And people who love freedom don’t insist on a government wall on the border.

Asset forfeiture is another example of the police state, in which government “law enforcement” may steal whatever cash or property they want from people and don’t even have to charge them with crimes. According to an investigation, police in South Carolina robbed people of $17 million over a 3-year period, and one-fifth of the victims were never arrested or charged with crimes.

The Latest on the Vaccine Controversies

In this article, Christina England asks why researchers continue to promote vaccines after discovering a correlation between vaccinations and mental illness. She discusses a 2017 study, “Temporal Association of Certain Neuropsychiatric Disorders Following Vaccination of Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Case–Control Study,”  by researchers at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine.

England notes that while the researchers’ study confirms some correlation between vaccines and the onset of some mental illnesses, the researchers nevertheless reiterated the importance of vaccines, especially with children, throughout the paper. And she also notes that those medical schools mentioned above receive funding from groups closely associated with promoting vaccines.

But if there are any negative of vaccines on people, especially children, shouldn’t we be informed of that? And this is important because nowadays the kids are being given many more vaccines than when I was a kid, and unnecessarily, I think. The practitioners are giving kids as young as only a few months old these vaccines. Kids receive at least 48 doses of vaccines before the age of six.

I am sure there are many people who believe the “settled science” propaganda regarding the “debunked conspiracy theory” of the link between vaccines and some mental disorders, including autism. But here is Sharyl Attkisson who has studied the issue closely. She gives a lot of important information on that, for those who are actually open-minded.

And Health Impact News has a story on an Arizona lawmaker who wants to mandate that parents are fully informed of vaccine ingredients and side effects before kids get vaccines.

The medical establishment does not understand that kids are better off developing their immune systems naturally. The best help for natural immune system development is adequate nutrition, of course.

Sadly, many people are overly faithful in Establishment medicine and don’t like to hear that their vaccines could be causing problems. Other proven contributors to cognitive disorders include the synthetic ingredients, preservatives, additives and food dyes in processed foods, as well as some prescription drugs.

And related to that, another recent article by the Children’s Health Defense Team points out that the myth of “herd immunity” is a false rationale for mandatory vaccines.

If you believe that vaccines are really effective in preventing your kid from getting some illness, then why do you insist that all the other kids in his class be vaccinated? If one kid isn’t vaccinated, then why is his not being vaccinated a “threat” to your kid who was vaccinated? (Unless you are really admitting that the vaccine isn’t effective?)

What Establishment Medicine Has Wrought (Updated Below, 1/27/19)

Just a follow-up on my post about my 86-year-old father, who had two strokes in 2013, has an arterial blockage, and my mother moved him to a “memory care” facility in September.

Since then, in November he was sick again and had a severe drop in blood pressure. They diagnosed it as probably a urinary infection. But he recovered from that. He hadn’t been able to move back to the memory care place because he has too much difficulty in moving and needs more than two people to help him go from wheelchair to bed and vice versa. And then this past week he has pneumonia and is on antibiotics.

As I wrote in my earlier post, I really believe that he wouldn’t have had the arterial blockage or the two strokes if he had not been given that statin drug, lipitor. As I wrote in that post, “It is my belief that such a drug that consists of synthetic chemicals has some kind of effect on the circulatory system, making changes to it in some way. (These articles, this, this, and this, assist me to reach that conclusion even if they don’t state that explicitly. But I tend to read between the lines on these kinds of things.)”

So in other words, we are dealing with this whole ordeal, especially my mother going through all this (they’ve been married for over 65 years), unnecessarily. Except these drugs are making the pharmaceutical industry a lot of money. And as I also have mentioned a few times, I am working on a lengthy piece on my own experiences with my medical ordeal from the late 1990s to the late 2000s, and the Establishment doctors who know nothing about nutrition and who really just want to give people drugs. I’ll have that post on here soon, I hope.

UPDATE: My mother has told me that my father has lost weight, because he’s not eating well. It has to do with his brain’s inability to let him know that he’s hungry, because of his Alzheimer’s. My mother doesn’t want him to be on feeding tubes, because whenever that has happened he tries to pull them out. The nurse at the nursing home has told my mother that he is in the last stage of Alzheimer’s, and qualifies for hospice care. So, she is now looking into hospice care for him. (UPDATE on March 16, 2019: He died.)

Soluble Fiber Good, Insoluble Fiber Not So Much

There is a somewhat recent post on fiber by Mark Sisson, who is known for his “primal blueprint.” It is quite informative. I’m glad that at some point he notes the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is also referred to as “roughage” and doesn’t dissolve in water and isn’t digestible. If someone such as myself has issues in the colon then avoiding insoluble fiber is advised.

Insoluble fiber is found in many vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains.

Back in 2004 or so I was reading about fiber and how it could be helpful for someone with inflammatory bowel a.k.a. ulcerative colitis. But at that time I hadn’t learned enough about it. I was having pea soup for a while, but when I had another relapse of colitis in late 2004 I looked into these things further.

But it is okay for a sensitive colon to ingest soluble fiber, which does dissolve in water and is digestible. But not too much of it.

And even some forms of soluble fiber are still “harsh” and a bit difficult to digest, as I have found out. One example, in my experience, was pectin. The acidophilus pearls that I was having from 2005-2013 seemed to add pectin to their ingredients and I wasn’t aware of it until I then had a relapse in late 2012 the first one since 2005. In 2013 I switched to a different brand of acidophilus supplement.

Another harsh form of soluble fiber is fructooligosaccharide (FOS), which Ensure Plus had added and which seemed to give me a bit of trouble (when I was drinking Ensure, that is). Ensure removed the FOS at some point. I’ll bet people complained about it. One thing Ensure is good for is for people who have big issues in their digestive system and can’t eat a lot of food at that time, especially someone with ulcerative colitis.

But I had read that soluble fiber is good for the colon and actually aids the acidophilus probiotics to do what they’re supposed to do. So for several years I have been having a half-teaspoon of guar gum powder 3 times a day, mixed in with my apple juice or grape juice.