NEW LIBERTY VILLAGE
HEALTH CARE CENTER
Increasingly, articles in the media consider the links between diet, the soul, and physical health. A very few years ago, it was considered outright fanaticism by orthodox medicine to even suggest treatment of diseases by diet and natural remedies. Hypocrites' statement about diet being the best medicine had grown out of vogue, it seems.
With a renewed tolerance for preventive and holistic approaches, there is now hope that health rejuvenating programs can be offered to all. Many "incurable" systemic, chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart problems -- even debilitating arthritis-- can all be seen as resulting from the long term and gradual deterioration of the bodies' built-in capability to maintain it's own health. Given proper nutrition, the avoidance of an overload of harmful substances, and a close look at attitudes, stress, and other factors that can weaken health, invasive treatment of symptoms can be replaced by attention to the body's overall requirements. Given half a chance, the body has it's own means for healing itself. In our New Liberty Village online community, plans for a new and novel health care spa are underway, hopefully making the New Liberty Village Hospital obsolete in a short time except perhaps for emergency care.
The EarthStar Primal Diet by Kevin and Donna
Minor Childhood Diseases Naturally Susan DeSimone
Children learning to Eat Right Echo Maillet
Factoids from Diet for a New America by John Robbins
Juicers by Gerald Brittell
Where Do We Get Our Proteins Charlotte Gerson
Drug Sales Will Boom in Coming Years
Although many top drugs will lose US patent protection over the next 5 years, sales from new and existing products will more than make up for any lost revenue in coming years. An aging population, particularly baby boomers who demand a better quality of life in retirement, continuing medical breakthroughs, improved efficacy and safety of drugs, and patient awareness will drive the demand for medication. Global pharmaceutical sales are expected to reach $415 billion by 2002. The global pharmaceutical industry generated revenues of $302 billion in 1998, of which North America sales accounted for $140 billion. Europe generated $90 billion in pharmaceutical sales, while Asia, Africa and Australia accounted for $73 billion of the total.
Nine countries, including the US, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Brazil, Spain and Canada, account for 74% of world pharmaceutical sales. Over the next few years, Spain is expected to lead the way with 48% growth, followed by the US with 46% growth, the UK with 42% growth, and Canada with 34% growth.
COMMENT: Folks, take a look at those numbers. Nearly one-half a trillion dollars of drugs are expected to be sold worldwide in the next few years. That is one heck of a large chunk of change. When you are working with sums that large, it is possible to create some very potent and effective power and influence. Patients constantly ask me why so many things are wrong in traditional medicine. Philosophically, it all boils down to the pervasive negative influence of the multi-national drug companies. They influence nearly all of medical pre and post graduate education. I know I went to medical school thinking diet and exercise and came out brain washed believing in drugs cure everything. It took me nearly ten years to fully recover from their brainwashing influences and see the truth. Traditional medicine certainly has its values, but for the most part they need to be restricted to diagnostic and emergency medical interventions. When one starts to use the paradigm for chronic illness it generally leads to unmitigated disasters. Much of my medical practice revolves around rescuing people from the damage that was done to them from traditional medical approaches. Fortunately, tools like the Internet allow more widespread distribution of the truth so people can understand how their bodies work and how more simple measures can generally restore their health. Dr. Mercola, MD www.mercola.com/
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February 17, 2000
Jerry B email@example.com
I have never been insured, neither have I spent more than a thousand dollars total on medical bills, with a wife, and a now grown child. Maybe the faith or consciousness that I was being looked out for by someone or force greater than any insurance company or government had something to do with it, I don't know, ... maybe we have just been lucky. If I had paid out 300 bucks per month on insurance for my forty adult years, there is a good $150,000 I could still spend on medical care, and yet be ahead. Of course, I still think about how someone else might yet have to pay for my emergencies, given the fact I have never had the kind of money required for today's treatments which could easily surpass that amount. Up to now, that has not been the case. I certainly am not holding myself up as an example, and it may have been wiser to have been insured. In this one case, apparently not, at least so far.
I believe it is good insurance to feed oneself and one's family in the best way one knows how. I have become increasingly convinced that all the degenerative diseases are the result of the bodies weakened capacity to regulate and heal itself. I realize a reaction to such facts is still likely to be derision and disbelief in one form or another, especially among allopathic professionals, but there are some signs that this attitude is changing. Hippocrates' philosophy that "Diet is the best medicine" is showing up in varied forms in increasingly numerous headlines. Of course, this is not where the money is, and drug companies, physicians, research societies, and insurance companies, have great vested interest in keeping health complex and expensive.
I have figured that if I or my family do in fact come up with symptoms indicating that the body is being overcome by something it is not able to handle, I know ways of helping it readjust, or know where to go for more information. The chances are much less that, having lived a more natural lifestyle, these debilitating degenerative dis-eases will develop. Growing one's own food, eating lots of veggies and fruits, and a minimal amount of protein and animal fat, will provide more than an ounce of prevention. It's a choice we make many times every day. What we put in our mouth ... dead, processed "foods" or live enzymes, vitally balanced minerals and vitamins, and hundreds of organic compounds yet to be classified determines our chances for degenerative disease much more than genetics. If we know we will be choosing to eat the standard American diet, we might well be wise to follow the standard American health care program, and insure heavily. Jerry B
December 22, 1999
karma mechanic, THE_FOCI@hotmail.com,
Briefly, if one runs a humanure set-up correctly then the thing to keep in mind is the diet of the individuals 'contributing' to the compost process. Bacteria and other natural pathogens is one thing - dyes such as red#40 and so on - who Knows what their active half-lives are, let alone other engineered and oncogenic substances that people in this country consume daily? This is not manure that i want feeding my compost that is feeding my food that is feeding me. Not with the expectation of avoiding the 'sick-care system' that rules health care in these modern times. Peace, Ted
June 12, 1999
subject: Kooks and Health-nuts!
jerry B firstname.lastname@example.org
Although there is a growing interest in alternative medicines of widely divergent types, it seems the majority of persons still dismiss any type of treatment that is not found under the umbrella of orthodox medicine and the "drug it" mindset. Granted that there are great dangers lurking in mindless self treatment and a host of fallacious treatments offered the gullible, from my knowledge of persons who have successfully been treated with holistic approaches and natural diets, such as the Gerson Cancer treatment, Ann Wigmore's Hippocrates' wheat grass therapy, and other programs that encourage a diet rich in organically grown fruits and vegetables, there is hope for those who suffer from many so-called incurable diseases. The Money is not in prevention, non-drug treatment, and fresh, organically grown, non-processed foods, so it is up to individuals, you and me, to take responsibility for our own health. If one is not already convinced of the wisdom of natural, self-healing of the body, there is now a huge body of research to prove that we are not kooks or health-nuts, because we no longer accept the teachings (or lack of them) of the majority of medical schools. the AMA, and the vested interests of the drug and food industries. I hope persons who have antidotal experiences of being aided by diet and alternative treatments will be inclined to share their experience and knowledge in this Forum Jerry B
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