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Food Matters

Here is a documentary a friend sent me. I’ve watched it before. It’s maybe a bit basic, but it’s probably a good introduction?

Full-length version

Have a great weekend. I’m completely fucked, been sewing all day and all week.

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Big Pharma Is Evil – An Introduction

I fucking hate Big Pharma.
There is so much shit about Big Pharma that I will definitely do some more posts on them.

Mainstream medicine is the source of a lot of evils. It’s a money making profit machine that cuts people up, shoves unnecessary medication down their throats and bleeds them dry off their money.

Why would they want to cure people if it’s all about their profits? If they would really cure deseases then they wouldn’t make that much money off you. Like one of the women in the video below says, it’s “symptoms management’.

Some procedures might be life saving, but how many people still die of cancer and so called uncurable deseases?! And how many people die from side effects of procedures and certain drugs?!

And how often do doctors prescribe another drug for the side effects you’re getting from the first drug?! So the reality is, they are actually making you sick!

Where are the ethics in this industry that can groom doctors with expensive gifts and speaking fees into prescribing their products and sponsor articles for medical journals?!

‘Just shut up and have your pills’ seems to be the motto. Advertising makes taking medication look like some kind of lifestyle choice.

Anything mainstream doctors and medicine tells us should be thoroughly questioned and researched.

Being informed is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Now, you don’t have to know everything, but you gotta start somewhere.
Look for alternatives to medication, if it’s a change in diet, lifestyle or other.

And here is Part 1 of the whole movie

You found any interesting videos or articles on Big Pharma? Post them in the comments! Have you had any experiences with Big Pharma and doctors, good or bad, I’d love to hear about them!

Valerian and Echinacea or ‘What the hell is wrong with doctors?’

Rearranging my pantry last weekend i came across some herbal medicine i used to take. One bottle of valerian and one of echinacea. I used to take the valerian against insomnia, it’s supposed to be stress and anxiety releaving and the echinacea i took when i had a cold, to strengthen the immune system.

Because i felt a bit run down and stressed anyways and because i wanted to use up to bottles i decided to start taking some of it. I don’t drink alcohol at all, and they are in a ethanol solution, so i usually put them into a freshly brewed tea, to get rid off that. The valerian, if i take lots of it, makes me really woozy, but that wears off real quick, so when i take it i need to try to sleep asap. I haven’t had any side effects from taking natural medicine, but just do some research before you try them.

Now, why do i take natural medicine? Coz i don’t take any pills, Ever. Ok, in the last ten years i took pain killer on two occasions to get rid off some tootache, coz i couln’t afford a dentist. Other than that, never.

I hate it that it has become so normal to take all these meds at the slightest occasion, that most doctors don’t even really care about you as a person anymore and just give you a prescription and that, depending on what country you live in, the pharmaceutical industry is really tied up with doctors and gives them incentives to push their shitty products onto their customers, uhm, ..i mean patients. Big Pharma, is another post for later and it’s gonna be a bit of an angry one!

That’s the reason i also don’t trust doctors and because of my personal experience. Let me tell you a story which might make it easier to explain why.

About ten years ago i got a pretty bad cold and i had to see the doctor to get one of these papers you need for work and the conversation went kind of like this.

After asking me about my symptoms and not even looking up..

doctor: I’m gonna prescribe you these antibiotics for your cold..

me: Uhm.., is there anything else i could take against my cold? Anything a bit more.. uhm, harmless..?

doctor: Ok, i’ll give you a prescription for these pills and some drops..

me: .. well,  ok,  is there anything else i could take, anything natural? Like, if i don’t wanna take pills?!

doctor:(giving me the blank stare) Well, you can also drink herbal and sage tea and just stay in bed.

me: Thanks, i’ll rather do that then! I won’t need any of the prescriptions.

When i went out of the doctors office i was like “Wtf, just happened?” I had to haggle down a doctor to give me less pills? A doctor who wanted to give me ANTIBIOTICS just told me i could just have a good sleep and do with some HERBAL TEA?! Have you ever looked into or experienced the side effects of antibiotics, the shit is strong! And also you can’t even treat colds with antibiotics, you can have side effects, like yeast infections and diarrhoea and if you take them too often your body can develope a resistance. 

Needless to say i also felt quite uncomfortable in that situation. Doctors obviously have this aura of authority, “We know what’s best for you, don’t question us!”, about them. I don’t wanna bag all doctors obviously, i just wanna bag the whole health system..

I’m not saying the health system we got in Western countries is all bad and obviously poorer countries have it even worse, sure.. When you have a medical emergency, go to the hospital! Some of the procedures and cures are live saving and shit.

What i’m saying is, don’t trust everything they tell you, do some of your own research about maybe more harmless, less invasive alternatives. Even if it’s just that you know what alternatives are out there for common sicknesses like cold, flu, headaches and nausea.If you’ve got something serious, ask other doctors, people who had the same sickness, maybe go to a self-help group.

And doctors also bear the responsibility not to turn into complete pill pushers for the pharmaceutical industry. And to stop cutting around on people at the smallest opportunity!

Do you take a lot of medicines? What are your experiences with the health system? What are your favourite alternative medicines?