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Blind Trust to Informed Scepticism

Aunty Should Know.

 

An ABC radio interviewer used the term evidence based medicine, as if it is a reality. The Australian Broadcasting Commission is affectionately known as “aunty”.

I mused that aunty seems to be unaware of a shift in public opinion from ignorant trust to informed great distrust.  This shift is reflected in such books as: “The Great Cholesterol Deception”, “Poisonous Prescriptions” and “The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic”, Bad Pharma and such  DVDs as “Making a Killing” and “One Answer to Cancer”, John Archer's Bad Medicineand the internet article Le Magazine March 2004; As We See It, Dangerous Medicine:

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2004/mar2004_awsi_01.htmexpose  

When I was a child:

1) There was a uniform confidence in the trustworthiness of pharmacy based medicine.  

2) One rarely heard of childhood to adult allergies. Nowadays authors use the term epidemic. For example Heather Fraser’s 2010 book The History of the Peanut Allergy Epidemic. Quoting page 164: Medical consumers especially parents of the millions of children with autism and anaphylaxis have or are developing a new appreciation of the risks relating to CENSORED.  

3) Asthma was rare. What then creates the often heard of sequence of recurrent upper respiratory infections, recurrent middle ear infections, grommets, and eventual asthma? Lisa Landimore Lim’s landmark 1996 book Poisonous Prescriptions linked the epidemic of childhood asthma to infants/toddlers who had high prescribed antibiotics intakes.

Dr Peter Dingle’s explosive book The Great Cholesterol Deception has this quote on its back cover. People around the world are being lied to and deceived by the pharmaceutical industry. The multibillion dollar question is: If many of the millions of patients who take cholesterol lowering medication accept that they are being lied to and deceived by the pharmaceutical industry, will they stop taking that drug?

Medical systems come in for great criticism in the DVD One Answer to Cancer  Quoting its home page: “Wouldn't it be wonderful to live in a truly free, harmonious society -- in which we all have abundant, safe, natural products, and medical advice we can trust implicitly?  Unfortunately, this isn't possible, because our planet has become dominated by evil multinational corporations that have stealthily gained control of governments and media, and have thoroughly corrupted our medical system.  

The saying that each society creates its own diseases applies well to the scientology sourced, Making a Killing.  The video tells how to create a 1 trillion dollar plus industry. Use mainly consensus to define 374 named disorders. Infer that these disorders arise from impaired brain biochemistry. Prescribe some of the 174 psychotropic drugs to rectify that.  Provide psychotropic medication to some 100 million people worldwide.  According to the DVD there are no tests that both positively evidence impaired brain biochemistry and that positively evidence that these drugs remedy that impaired brain biochemistry.

 As usual, I appreciate constructive comment about the foregoing;

michaelr@attadalechiropractic.com

 

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Michael McKibbin passed his Iowa Basic Science and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa.

Since then both wonderful staff and patients have contributed toward decades of valued experience in his family practice.

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