Most of us don't know how many people are actually dying at the hand of the very system that is supposed to save us. What is even more astonishing is that the information about these travesties is completely hidden and not talked about.
Highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and reverberated in Food Matters, is one of the best articles documenting the tragedy of the conventional medical paradigm.
The author is Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and she describes how the US health care system may be contributing to our poor health.
These are deaths per year:
- 12,000 - unnecessary surgery
- 7,000 - medication errors in hospitals
- 20,000 - other errors in hospitals
- 80,000 - infections in hospitals
- 106,000 - non-error, negative effects of drugs
These total to 225,000 deaths per year from modern medicine!
Add to this the number of deaths from Heart Disease and Cancer each year and the truth is out.
- 652,486 Heart disease
- 553,888 Cancer
- 225,000 Modern Medicine
Modern Medicine is now the third leading cause of death in America!
What we are experiencing now is a crisis of health care and looking to the economics of the industry is not going to solve anything. The fact of the matter is that we need a whole new paradigm, we need to be looking at all the ways we can boost health through nutritional therapy and other alternative approaches which are less toxic, less invasive, more effective, more safer and significantly cheaper. The 40 or 50 million people who are without health care insurance in America right now is getting some attention, as it rightly should. However is the answer giving them access to a system that doesn't really work. Or do they need education rather than medication?
Every person reading this right now realizes that at some level they wish to help their families lives, their children's lives and the life of the planet. And if this is our decision we need to be looking at our food choices very closely and this is exactly what the new film Food MattersFood Matters and if you've already seen the film then please tell your family and friends. There are thousands, if not millions of people suffering unecessarily each and every day because of not being exposed to this lifesaving information. Be the first to let them know. delves into. If you're after an answer to a significant health challenge or wish to protect yourself and your family from becoming customers of the ‘sickness industry' then check out
In good health.
James & Laurentine
Death Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm
Modern Medicine Statistics: Journal American Medical Association July 26, 2000;284(4):483-5