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Friday, 24 May 2019

MEDICAL HORROR. Is the end of the world nigh? THE DREADED MUMPS RETURNS! Or are there more serious illnesses to be concerned about?


Public Health England have announced "a significant increase in mumps cases" and allied to "continuing outbreaks of measles in England" they have called for people to ensure they are immunised. Even one person missing their vaccinations was "too many" we are told. So how serious is this medical horror story?

               "There were 795 cases of mumps in the first three months of 2019, compared with 1,031 in the whole of 2018."

Something to panic about indeed! I was going to work out the percentage of the population 795 cases represents - but really I can't be bothered. Divide 745 by the population of England and multiply by 100 and you will have it. Infinitesimal.

I have written before about how serious mumps is, as a disease. The blog compares what the NHS said about it in 1982, and then again in 1995. In 15 years the seriousness of mumps had increased. Why? Could it be that people will vaccinate - if they can be sufficiently scared into believing how serious the illness is?

So why is Public Health England panicking about 795 cases of mumps? Clearly, as always, it wants to sell us more vaccines, and the mainstream media is the best place for free,subliminal advertising.

But is it also to deflect our attention from many more serious epidemics of disease?
Chronic diseases for which they have little or no effective treatment?
Diseases that are known to be caused by pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines?

I have taken the following information from my E-Book, "The Failure of Conventional Medicine", and specifically from chapter 9, 'Epidemics of Chronic Disease'. (Why we are sicker now than we ever have been). Each section describes a disease now running at epidemic levels, and provides statistics about each epidemic.

Although the information is removed from this blog, in the book I described how (i) conventional medicine says that the cause of both the disease and the epidemic is 'unknown' or 'uncertain' (more of this can be found on my "Why Homeopathy? website, and (ii) how both the disease and the epidemic are known to be caused by pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines (more this this can be found on my "DIE's, the disease-inducing-effects of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines" website.

The statistics show just why this recent 'epidemic' of mumps is laughable, but perhaps explains what the conventional medical establishment is trying to do - distracting attention from
  • diseases that are more important
  • diseases for which conventional medicine has no explanation
  • and diseases that are known to be caused by pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines
Epidemics of Chronic Disease
Just as homeopathy, and other traditional medical therapies would have predicted, there are now many chronic diseases that have reached epidemic proportions. The rise has been particularly obvious during the last 70-80 years, running in exact parallel to the increased use of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. This is happening throughout the world, particularly in countries where conventional medicine is dominant. Yet the conventional medical establishment has no adequate or reasonable explanation for this, and invariably deny that they are responsible for the epidemics, even when pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are known to cause the disease!

Allergy
Allergy UK says on its website that the rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world “affecting up to 30-35% of people at some stage in their lives”. It says that this increase was initially seen in countries such as the UK, Europe and USA, but can now be found in all countries undergoing industrial development. It goes on to state that the pattern of allergy is also changing, that initially the increase was in asthma and hay fever, but more recent studies have confirmed a significant increase in the incidence of food allergies, particular amongst children. In the UK they estimated that up to 50% of children are diagnosed with an allergic condition.

Allergy UK said that 1 in 4 people in Britain has suffered from an allergy at some time in their life, that this figure is increasing by about 5% a year, and that almost half of allergy sufferers are children. They referred to a study conducted for the National Asthma Campaign that found asthma and wheezing in children under 5 years had almost doubled since 1990.

Alzheimer's Disease (Dementia)      
It is almost exactly 100 years ago that neurologist, Alois Alzheimer, first described this disease. His patient was a woman who developed dementia in her 50s and she died in 1906. Now Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, and it is estimated that 24 million people around the world suffer it. By 2040 it has been projected that there will affect some 81 million, with much of the incidence being in the 'developed' world (that is, the part of the world that consumes most pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines)!


By 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK (note, in the first edition of this book, published in 2008, the estimate was 750,000).
There are 40,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
There are 25,000 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups.
There will be 1 million people with dementia in the UK by 2025.
Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every five-year age group.
One in six people aged 80 and over have dementia.
60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia.
The financial cost of dementia to the UK is £26 billion per annum.
80% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia or severe memory problems.
Only 44% of people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive a diagnosis

Arthritis
When writing the first edition of this book in 2008, the Arthritis Research Campaign were trying to find out how big the problem was as there was “a paucity of specific and accurate data on the different types of arthritis.” So they commissioned two studies, one from MORI, and one from their Epidemiology Unit in Manchester, They concluded that
          “….. arthritis represents a much more serious, significant and widespread problem than was previously thought. It also showed that almost twice as many people believe they have arthritis than report their condition to their GP. In our MORI poll,13 million people say they are currently affected by arthritis and joint pain. Yet according to the report by the Epidemiology Unit, this figure is nearer 7 million.”

The Arthritis Research Campaign were talking about huge numbers at this time, and charted how the numbers were increasing. They said that the number of people visiting their doctors for arthritis and related conditions rose by about 13% between 1981 and 1991. They said nearly 9 million visit their doctor every year for arthritis and related conditions. At the heavier end of the problem, 3,242 deaths in the UK were directly attributed to arthritis and related conditions (Office for National Statistics. Review of the Registrar General on deaths by cause, sex and age, in England and Wales, 2000).

Yet in 2015 these figures were even bigger. They now estimate that more than 10 million adults in the UK visit their doctor with arthritis or a related condition. This is a 10% increase in 7 years! And it is now thought that more than a third of the UK population aged 50 and above suffers from arthritis related pain.

Asthma
When writing the first edition of this book, it was estimated that 1 in 13 people in Britain, and throughout the world, suffered from it, that 180,000 die from asthma, and that children were suffering from it most. In 2015, Asthma UK provided the following facts about asthma.

          Three people die every single day because of asthma.
          5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12).
          Asthma prevalence is thought to have plateaued since the late 1990s, although the UK still has some of the highest rates in Europe.
          There were 1,167 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2011 (18 of these were children aged 14 and under).
          One in 11 children now has asthma and it is the most common long-term medical condition.
          There were 25,073 emergency hospital admissions for children in the UK in 2011-2012 - an average of 69 per day.
          The NHS spends around £1 billion a year treating and caring for people with asthma.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
The first time this condition was described was in 1943 by the Austrian-American psychiatrist, Leo Kanner. In 2015, the National Autistic Society’s website said that in Britain, there are around 700,000 autistic people, more that 1:100 of the population.

In the USA the epidemic of ADHD appears to be worse. The CDC website suggests that there 5.9 million children, aged between 3-17 years, diagnosed, that is, 9.5% of this population. In boys alone that percentage rises to 13.5%. The number of children with ADHD have been increasing alarmingly since 1943. ADHD children are highly impulsive, they can speak and act without thinking what they are saying or doing. They often talk excessively, find it difficult to listen, or to conduct meaningful two-way conversations. They are restless, continually over-active, gaining their attention is difficult, and concentration can seem impossible. This behaviour is not the same as children behaving 'badly'. It has many distinctive features.

          It is more extreme, more challenging than normal. 
          The children are less responsive to normal parenting discipline. 
          They behave the same at home, at school, and in other people's houses. 
          They are usually untidy, disorganised and forgetful. 
          With age their restlessness can lead to feelings of frustration, making their problems worse.

Autism (ASD)
Autism is a disability that affects the way that the child communicates and relates to other people. Autistic children have impaired social interactions, communication and imagination. Autism is not a single disease but a 'spectrum' of conditions, referred to as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. As well as describing classical, or low-functioning autism, it also includes 'high-functioning' conditions such as Asperger's Syndrome.

Autism has seen a staggering increase throughout the 'developed' world in recent decades. In 2008, when the first edition of this book was written, the Autism Society of America said it was the fastest growing developmental disability in children, with a growth rate of between 10-17% per year. It stated that during the 1990’s, whilst the population of the USA grew by 13%, disabilities increased by 16%, and Autism by a massive 172%. 

Vaccine Impact has calculated that in 2016 1 in 36 (2.76%) children aged 3-17 were diagnosed with ASD, compared to 1 in 10,000 children in the 1970's.

The Autism Society of America’s website now estimates that in 2015 about 1% of the world population has ASD. But the situation in the USA has worsened considerably.
          The prevalence in the USA is estimated at 1 in 68 births.
          More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
          The prevalence of autism in USA children increased by 119.4% from 2000 (1 in 150) to 2010 (1 in 68), and that autism was now is the fastest-growing developmental disability.
          The prevalence has increased by 6-15% each year from 2002 to 2010.
          It outlines the costs to society of this disease epidemic, and they are considerable.

In Britain there has been a similar rise in autism. The National Autistic Society in 2008 stated that ASD had more than doubled during the previous 10 years. It estimated that about 588,000 people had autism, with boys being four times more likely to develop autism than girls. In 2015 the National Autistic Society’s website calculated that around 700,000 people have ASD in Britain. This is an increase of 112,000 in 8 years!

Cancer
There is evidence of cancer in human populations from the very earliest times, including Egyptian papyri that described breast cancer dating back to 3000-1500BC. It has been studied during every period of history. There is an ongoing debate about how cancer rates have grown. Many people have looked for evidence from ancient times, found little evidence, and argued that cancer is a ‘modern’ disease. Conventional medicine does not accept this, but the prodigious growth of cancer during the 20th century is far less easily repudiated. So instead it argues that the cause of the cancer epidemic is concerned with diet, smoking, an ageing population, and similar.

All forms of cancer are now at epidemic proportions. It was estimated (Cancer Research UK) that in 2012, worldwide, there were about 14.1 million new cases of cancer recorded, that the most common cancers, accounting for about 4 in 10 of all cancers, were lung, female breast, bowel and prostate cancer, that an estimated 8.2 million people died from cancer, and that nearly half these deaths were caused by lung, liver, stomach and bowel cancer.

Cancer was once considered to be a disease of old age, but this is no longer the case. It has been estimated that the main disease-related cause of death in USA children aged between 1 and 14 years old is cancer, second only to accidents amongst all causes of childhood mortality. Leukemia and malignancies of the central nervous system are the most common types of childhood cancers.

Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) disease has been the leading cause of death throughout the western world for both men and women for decades. This is not a new epidemic, it is an old one. And it wold appear that the increased availability of conventional medical drugs over the last 70 to 80 years has done little to improve the situation. CVD is a term that includes heart disease, stroke, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, and other conditions. 

Figures from the British Heart Foundation outlined the enormity of the problem in Britain in 2015.

          * CVD causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK, about 155,000 per year - an average of 425 people each day, or one every three minutes.
          * Around 41,000 people under the age of 75 in the UK die from CVD each year.
          * There are an estimated 7 million people living with cardiovascular disease in the UK. 
          * The UK cost of premature death, lost productivity, hospital treatment and prescriptions relating to CVD is estimated at £19 billion each year.
          * BNF state that coronary heart disease (CHD) is the single biggest killer in Britain, and the leading cause of death throughout the world. They go on to say that in the UK more than 1 in 7 men and nearly 1 in 10 women die from CHD, that CHD is responsible for nearly 70,000 deaths in the UK each year, an average of 190 people each day, or one death every eight minutes, most by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), that over 22,000 people under the age of 75 in the UK die from CHD each year, that CHD kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer, and that 2.3 million people are living with CHD in the UK - over 1.4 million men and 850,000 women.

Heart Failure. BHF say that there is an estimated 550,000 people in Britain are living with heart failure.

Stroke. BHF says that stroke causes nearly 40,000 deaths in the UK each year, and that an estimated 1.3 million people living in Britain have survived a stroke, almost half of them under the age of 75.

Atrial Fibrillation. Over 1 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, and there are “hundreds of thousands more living with undiagnosed AF”.

Congenital Heart Defects. It is estimated that 1 in 180 babies are now diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, that’s an average of 12 per day in Britain.

Chronic Fatigue (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) 
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a disease characterised by persistent and extreme fatigue, muscle and joint pain, headaches, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, swollen glands, concentration and short-term memory problems, sleep difficulties, digestive disturbances, dizziness, poor temperature control, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. CFS/ME is a 'new' disease.

Before 2002, when the the condition was eventually recognised by the conventional medical establishment, the condition was dismissed by conventional doctors as 'Yuppie' flu. Many sufferers had a hard time convincing doctors that there was anything wrong with them! 

Such has been its epidemic rise, by 2007, NICE reported that CFS/ME was “a relatively common illness”! Indeed, the number of people now suffering from the condition has grown enormously. ‘Action for ME’, a British charity that provides support for sufferers, says that CFS/ME now effects over 240,000 people in Britain, including 25,000 children in England alone. It says that the illness can last for years, that the exact cause is unknown, and that 25% of people with CFS/ME are either house-bound, or bed-bound, and unable to look after themselves. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD has many names, including; Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Chronic Airflow Limitation, and Chronic Airflow Obstruction. COPD was once known by more familiar names, notably chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, and asthma  COPD is defined as "a disorder that is characterised by reduced maximal expiratory flow and slow forced emptying of the lungs; features that do not change markedly over several months".

In the first edition of this book, written in 2006, it was already the 5th biggest killer in the UK, and killed more people than breast, prostate or bowel cancer. It was described as "one of the commonest respiratory conditions of adults in the developed world", and one that it "poses an enormous burden to society both in terms of direct cost to healthcare services and indirect costs to society through loss of productivity". The following statistics were taken from the Priory.Com website.

          * COPD was the fourth commonest cause of death in middle aged to elderly men in the western world.
          * It was estimated that in the UK 18% of males, 14% of females aged 40-68 years, developed features of COPD, and that 3 million people were affected, causing 30,000 deaths annually.
          * In the USA, 13.6% of males and 11.8% of females aged 65-74 years are thought to have COPD.

At the same time statistics produced by the American Lung Association showed that 15 million Americans suffer from COPD and it claimed the lives of 87,000 Americans in 1992. The COPD Foundation website shows how COPD, then at epidemic levels, has continued to rise. 

               "COPD affects an estimated 30 million individuals in the USA....The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute estimates that 12 million adults have COPD and another 12 million are undiagnosed  or developing COPD. The World Health Organisation estimated 210 million individuals worldwide have COPD and total deaths were expected to increase more than 30% in the next 10 years".

Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and limb amputation following nerve damage, and many other diseases. In the early 20th century, the discovery of insulin treatment was hailed as a significant breakthrough, one that was instrumental in raising the positive profile of conventional medicine, and the belief that the application of ‘science’ to medicine would eventually make the world a healthier place.

The problem with insulin, like so many conventional medical treatments, is that it a short-term ‘mechanical’ fix. The body does not produce insulin for itself (or it is unable to use the insulin it does produce) so insulin is introduced artificially. Whilst not criticising the importance of such 'mechanical' fixes in medicine it is wrong to present them as 'cures'. Insulin does not cure diabetes, just as it does not deal with the cause of the disease - the body's failure to produce insulin, or to use the insulin that it produces.

Moreover there has been an epidemic of diabetes in the latter half of the 20th century. Diabetes UK provided these figure in 2015.

         The estimated diabetes prevalence for adults aged 20 to 79 worldwide in 2014 was 387 million, and expected to affect 592 million people by 2035. 
         The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated that in 2013 five countries had more than 10 million people with diabetes.
         It is estimated that more than one in 16 people in the UK has diabetes.
         There are 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK.
         Around 700 people a day are diagnosed with diabetes, the equivalent of one person every two minutes.
         Since 1996, the number of people with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled from 1.4 million to 3.3 million.
         There are 3.3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK (2014). By 2025, this is estimated to rise to 5 million people.
         It is estimated that there are around 590,000 people in the UK who have diabetes but have not been diagnosed.
         This gives a UK average prevalence of 6.2% in adults.

As for the future, researchers from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA) have estimated that 1 in 3 men in the USA will develop diabetes, and the risk is only slightly lower for women. They took a random population born in the year 2000 and predicted that 32.8% of men and 38.3% of women would develop diabetes in their lifetimes (Prevalence of diabetes: Journal of the American Medical Association, 2003; 290: 1884-90).

Irritable Bowel (IBS), Crohns Disease, Ulcerative Colitis
Serious new illnesses are developing that affect our stomach. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a painful and distressing condition that is becoming increasingly common. It is estimated that it now affects about one-third of the population in some way, at some time, depending on how it is defined or measured. The symptoms of IBS may include abdominal pain and spasm, diarrhoea, constipation, and can take more serious forms, such as Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

It has been estimated that 9 million people suffer from IBS in the UK, and that 64,061 people died of the disease in 2002. But reliable figures for IBS, and related conditions such as Crohns Disease and ulcerative colitis are difficult to ascertain. The Right Diagnosis website seeks to provide estimated numbers, country by country, but much depends on diagnosis, and reporting of the disease.

Mental Health
If pharmaceutical drugs seek to ‘force’ the body into compliance, and if the body resists in such a way that new disease is created, then one of the body's principle organs, the brain, might be expected to suffer most. It is, after all, the most sensitive, and in many ways, the most vulnerable of human organs. And this is, indeed, what we find. The statistics for depression, suicide, and related mental health conditions, have risen alarmingly, and in particular, there has been a marked rise during the later half of the 20th, and early 21st century. And it is rising, particularly with younger people, with corresponding demands for more medical treatment.

Mental health illnesses are all ill-defined, and so difficult to diagnose with any certainty. And causation is equally difficult to ascertain, such if the complexities and stresses of life. Yet the claim that life today is more stressful that in previous decades, or that it gets more stressful as time goes on, is difficult a argue.

Malaria
The World Health Organisation estimates (WHO) that about 3.2 billion people, nearly half  the world's population, are at risk of malaria. In 2015, they say that there was about 214 million malaria cases, and an estimated 438 000 malaria deaths.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, the brain and the spinal cord. MS causes many neurological symptoms, including  vision loss, vertigo, weakness, numbness, fatigue, muscle stiffness or spasticity, and bladder or bowel dysfunction. Onset may be sudden, or a gradual decline in function. 

MS is a relatively new disease. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Trust it was first recognised as a condition in the middle of the 19th century. 

“Prior to this time, there are reports of a few instances of what may have been MS, although the variety of symptoms, the range of other possible causes and the incompleteness of records make these impossible to confirm.”

According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society MS is now the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults, with around 100,000 people in Britain suffering from the condition. When I wrote the first edition of this book, in 2008, they said that 85,000 people in the UK had MS. So it continues to grow rapidly.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society states that more than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. But as the USA's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require physicians to report new cases, and because symptoms can be completely invisible, the prevalence of MS in the USA can only be estimated. However, in 2008 they said that there are approximately 400,000 people with MS, and that about 200 people were diagnosed with the condition every week.

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system when the bones lose density, become brittle and become prone to fracture. It is the major cause of bone fractures in older people, particularly post-menopausal women. It is a real epidemic. The International Osteoporosis Foundation has provided the following facts about the incidence and impact of this disease.

Osteoporosis affects an estimated 75 million people in Europe, USA and Japan
30-50% of women and 15-30% of men will suffer a fracture related to osteoporosis in their lifetime.
Nearly 75% of hip, spine and distal forearm fractures occur among patients 65 years old or over.
By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 310% and 240% in women.
In white women, the lifetime risk of hip fracture is 1 in 6, compared with a 1 in 9 risk of a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Approximately 1.6 million hip fractures occur worldwide each year, by 2050 this number could reach between 4.5 million and 6.3 million.

Superbugs and Superviruses
A superbug is described as a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotic treatment. Actually this is just half the story. Superbugs have emerged because of, as a result of antibiotic treatment. Bacteria have become resistant to the use of antibiotics because of the use and overuse of this drug. They are the most obvious, and an undeniable creation of conventional medicine!

Superbugs come in several forms. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (or MRSA) is probably the most well known, but there is also Clostridium Difficile (CDIFF or C. difficile), Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Drug-Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Drug-Resistant Non-Typhoidal Salmonella.

According to a BBC article (December 2014), these superbugs are currently implicated in killing 700,000 people each year, but that by 2050 drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide, more than currently die from cancer.

Syphilis
Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, has been a major killer disease throughout Europe since the earliest times, and particular from medieval times. By the middle of the 20th century, conventional medicine was claiming that the disease had been 'conquered', and the disease continues to be touted as one of its great medical triumphs. 

However, in recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of syphilis cases throughout the world, whilst the antibiotic drugs that were claimed to be the 'cure' for syphilis are no longer able to cope with the disease adequately. Yet whilst conventional medicine’s apparent ‘success’ in eradicating Syphilis was loudly heralded, its more recent return has met with a deafening silence! Certainly there has been little explanation about why pharmaceutical drugs are no longer effective, and no apology has been forthcoming for making inflated and unfounded claims about their effectiveness.

Tuberculosis (TB) 
Tuberculosis is one of the most deadly infectious diseases. TB is caused by a bacterial infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that is spread through the air when infected people cough or sneeze. The disease affects mainly the lungs although it can infect any part of the body, including the bones and the nervous system. Again, conventional medical treatment of TB was supposed to be another of its greatest achievements. Certainly by the 1960's it was loudly proclaimed that the disease had been 'conquered' by antibiotic drugs, their greatest 'weapon' against such infectious diseases. 

Yet it is becoming clear that the war waged on bacteria by antibiotic drugs is being lost, decisively. Bacteria is now resisting the assault, and new 'drug-resistant' strains of TB, and other diseases, have now being discovered. Antibiotics are becoming almost entirely ineffective. The belief that TB had been eradicated began to disappear when these new drug-resistant strains began to emerge in the 1980's. But it is more recent events, largely since 2006, that have indicated that conventional pharmaceutical drugs no longer work. These statistics from the TB Facts organise demonstrate this.

In 2014 1.5 million people died of TB.
TB now annually causes more deaths worldwide than HIV.
However, people who have both TB and HIV when they die, are internationally classified as having died from HIV.
There were an estimated 9.6 million new cases of TB in 2014.
There were an estimated 3.2 million cases and 480,000 TB deaths among women.
There were also an estimated 1.0 million cases of TB in children and 140,000 deaths.


SO WE SHOULD ALL TO BE AFRAID, 
VERY AFRAID INDEED
OF THESE OUTBREAKS OF MUMPS!


Friday, 17 May 2019

Pharmaceutical Advertising. Drug companies are not allowed to advertise drugs & vaccines in Europe. But they overcome the ban - easily!

It is only in New Zealand and the United States of America that permit pharmaceutical companies to advertise their drugs and vaccines. Elsewhere, including Europe, they are banned from any kind of direct-to-consumer advertisements.

Yet the ability of pharmaceutical companies to advertise in Europe does not worry them. Drug companies are not allowed to advertise prescription-only drugs, but they can advertise ‘over-the-counter’ drugs, and they do so - ad infinitum.

BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE. PRESCRIPTION-ONLY DRUGS ARE ALSO ADVERTISED IN THE EUROPE AND THE UK, AND AS I WILL OUTLINE HERE THIS BAN HAS SOME DISTINCT BENEFITS FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY.

Let me outline how this works.
  • A drug company wants to get a message to the public about a drug, or a vaccine, they are keen to promote.
  • They write a press release, and give it to all the media outlets (especially those media outlets who benefit from, rely upon, the advertising of over-the-counter drugs.
  • The press release is published by the grateful, dependent and compliant media outlets. The will publish the press release - without change, without comment, without question, and without further investigation.
  • At the same time, the drug companies will put the media in touch with doctors and specialists from the NHS (note, not from the drugs company, this would be advertising) who have been ‘primed’ to speak on the subject. They are interviewed, often at length.
  • The drug companies will also suggest that the media speaks to a patient support group, or a health charity (especially those who receive a generous charitable donation from the company), and to individuals who have experienced the disease, and/or the drug. So these people are also interviewed by the media, often at length.
  • So we have a lengthy article, or 5–10 minutes of radio or television news, talking about the drug or vaccine and its benefits. The drug company appears to be entirely absent, uninvolved. So it's not really advertising.
  • At no time will the media mention, or question, or investigate any adverse drug reactions or serious side effects - even if these are already well known.
So pharmaceutical companies have no problem about advertising their drugs and vaccines in Britain. In fact this kind of subliminal advertising has a very particular benefit!

When we see an advert for a Ford car we know it is advertised by the Ford Motor Company. And we know it’s an advertisement. And we know that what we are being told is not impartial information. We can take it, or leave it.

When we see a subliminal advert from a pharmaceutical company we don’t realise that the information is coming from a drugs company. We think it is coming from independent doctors and specialists, from patients. It is a piece of “good news” about which we can rejoice! It is impartial. It is not really advertising.

Moreover, advertising in the mainstream media usually costs the advertisers a significant amount of money. For drug companies this subliminal advertising is entirely free. They produce a press release, offer up spokespeople who will corroborate the message, and that is their only cost.

So I suspect that pharmaceutical drug companies would not want the adverting ban in Europe to be rescinded. It would cost them a lot of money - for less effective advertising.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Homeopathic Remedies. They are readily available - but conventional medicine wants to stop our access to them

Why are pharmacies supporting homeopathy 
by continuing to sell homeopathic remedies?

This was a question posed recently on the website "Quora", and this was my answer.

For one very simple reason. They work! And there are lots of people out here who know they work, and how safely they work. Obviously this is in stark contrast to pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines!
It is certainly true that less pharmacies in Britain now stock homeopathic remedies, because they are under pressure from the conventional medical establishment, the pharmaceutical companies, to stop doing so.

However, you don’t need to worry, Brian (the name of the person asking the question). You, and your colleagues, might stop more pharmacies from stocking homeopathic remedies. But remedies will always be readily available from our specialist homeopathic pharmacies. We have several in Britain. And even if you fancied trying to close these down too, and were successful, I (and other homeopaths) can make them for ourselves, quite easily.

So I would like to ask other people what they think about this sort of loaded 
anti-homeopathy question? What exactly is Brian’s motivation?

The implication of Brian’s question is that the remedies don’t work. No doubt this is what he believes.

  • But if they don’t work people would not buy them - people are not as stupid as he might think. 
  • And if they do work, why should people (like Brian) want to stop anyone buying them?

It’s all about vested interests, pharmaceutical interests. But notice the direction of this nasty and unpleasant campaigning. It’s not natural therapies, like homeopathy, seeking to stop people using pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. They may be largely ineffective, and of course they are always unsafe. But if people want to take them that is entirely up to them. I would not touch them myself. I am content with homeopathy. It works for me.

But Brian, and his like, wants to stop my access to homeopathic remedies, and the access of millions of other people, to homeopathy. We may want it. He does not want us to have them.

This says more about Brian than homeopathy. Homeopathy has been subjected to these nasty little hate campaigns ever since it began out-performing conventional medicine in the early 19th century. In the last 15–20 years the anti-homeopathy campaign has become particularly vicious. Why? These have been years when pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines have been failing, and more and more people are looking towards other medical therapies for their medical care.

The conventional medical establishment is trying desperately to stop this decline, and have no doubt, it’s probably powerful enough to pressurise pharmacies to stop selling all rival medical treatments. The pharmaceutical industry already controls medical science, drug regulation, the NHS, the mainstream media, politicians, political parties, and the government. It is now attacking health freedom, and patient choice.

But don’t worry, Brian, homeopathy is still going to be around for a very long time. We will continue treating patients, who either already know, or will discover the wonderful healing properties of homeopathy. We will continue to make our remedies. And you cannot stop us doing any of this.

Homeopathy is alive and well in every part of the world, and everywhere it easily out-performs conventional medicine. So much so that in some countries it is becoming increasingly dominant within their national health services.

Anyway, I had better go. My dog has an ear problem, and I think the remedy “Calendula” will do the trick. I’ve got some, but if not I can get some more from my specialist pharmacy.

Otherwise I can pop out to my garden, where I have lots of calendula plants growing, and make up a remedy in about 10 minutes - for free.

And Brian, be aware, there is absolutely nothing that you can do to stop me!

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Mandatory Vaccination. A letter to my MP, the Department of Health, and the Secretary of State, Matthew Hancock

Matthew Hancock, Secretary of State for Health in the British government, has said that he is considering imposing mandatory vaccination. You understand, of course, that measles is a very dangerous disease, killing virtually no-one these days, that there have been epidemics of the disease involving 100's of cases, and that all this devastation (sic) is caused entirely by people who refuse vaccination.

Consequently I have written to my MP to ask him to ask the health ministry some questions, which I will now share with you. This is the letter.

  • I would be grateful if you would ask some questions, and request some information from the Department of Health, and especially the Secretary of State, Matthew Hancock, concerning his suggestion that mandatory vaccination should be introduced to Britain. 
  • On 4th May 2019, the Times reported that the health secretary was considering making child vaccinations compulsory and that he accused anti-jab campaigners of having “blood on their hands”. The article stated that he spoke to the Times following their investigation that found "almost 40,000 British parents have joined an online group calling for children to be left unimmunised against potentially fatal diseases such as tetanus”.

That sets the scene. The conventional medical establishment, egged on by the pharmaceutical industry, is creating a public panic about measles (and tetanus too, according to the Times article). There are other problems within the NHS. Their drugs are too dangerous to prescribe, or they don't work. Dementia and autism, arthritis and diabetes, auto-immune disease and allergies, et al, are all running at epidemic levels. Patients cannot get an appointment with their doctors. Hospital waiting lists, and A&E waiting times are getting forever longer.

BUT WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MEASLES!

  • In view of this, through yourself, can I ask the department, and the Secretary of State, these 5 questions.
  • 1. The policy of the Conservative government in 2010 emphasised the importance of ‘Patient Choice’, with a White Paper that included the phrase “No decision about me without me”
  • Can I ask whether patient choice is still part of the government’s health policy? If so, how does he square mandatory vaccination with this policy? If not, what has changed since 2010 which now allows decisions to be made - about me - without me?

I am not sure what the answer will be to this question. What is certain is that a Conservative government, elected initially in 2010, has moved a long way in its attitude to health freedom, and patient choice, in just 9 years.

  • 2. Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme
  • This scheme was introduced in 1979, and I believe it continues to this day. Can I ask how much has been paid out under this scheme for each year since 1979, to how many claimants, and also how many claims have been turned down. 
  • Further, can I ask for a breakdown of the major injuries for which these compensation payments have been made, including side effects such as brain damage, seizure disorders, deafness, Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome (GBS), encephalitis, and death.

I know some of the answer to these question; but in politics you don't ask questions just to get the answers. And asking questions of politicians does not mean that you always receive honest answers. This is what the Vaccine Injury website informs me.

               "The UK Government has paid out about £73million to nearly 1000 children and adults, representing 1 in 8 claimants who were minimum 60% injured by a vaccine between 1979-2014 Vaccines have been accepted by most governments to cause a multitude of devastating injuries, including brain damage, seizure disorders, deafness, Guillain-BarrĂ© Syndrome (GBS), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and death."

The Department of Health will probably report the statistics accurately, but it remains to be seen how honest they are prepared to be in response to a serious question about vaccines they describe as being safe - usually without caveat.
  • 3. Patient Information Leaflets (PILS)
  • Can I ask the Department of Health to comment on some of the known, and presumably accepted side effects of the DPT, MMR and HPV vaccines. These are contained within the PILS of each vaccine. I have these leaflets, and I would like to know, should I see fit to mention some of the side effects outlined therein, whether the Secretary of State would consider me to have “blood on my hands?”
  • Which one’s am I allowed to mention, and which one’s am I not allowed to mention? 
  • Can I also ask the Department of Health whether they aware of these leaflets, and if they are, why they are not mentioned when the NHS informs the public these vaccines are safe.

I have written blogs recently on what each of these Patient Information Leaflets reveals about their side effects and safety. See all three here - the DPT vaccinesthe MMR vaccines and the HPV vaccines. The PILS do not include all the known, and certainly none of the suspected side effects. But each one is proof that these vaccines are far from being 'safe', as we are regularly told by the NHS.

  • 4. The decline of measles in the 20th century
  • The department of health suggests that the introduction of the measles vaccine has been responsible for reducing the incidence and elimination of measles. Can the Department of Health provide me with the numbers of people who have been diagnosed with measles each year from 1900 to 2000. 
  • And will the department point out to me when, and to what extent, the introduction of the measles vaccine can be shown to have reduced the declining incidence of measles.
  • As Mr Hancock is reported by the Times to have mentioned Tetanus, can the department also provide me with statistics on the incidence of this disease between 1900 and 2000, and point out how these statistics to any significant degree after the Tetanus vaccine was introduced.

The answer to this question is that measles declined rapidly, year by year, for over 100 years before the first vaccine was introduced. And the introduction of the vaccine made absolutely no difference to this decline. However, this statistical fact does not stop conventional medicine, the NHS, or the Department of Health claiming the measles has been all-but eradicated - by vaccines!

  • 5. Reported Measles Epidemics
  • The department of health, and its Secretary of State, is reporting an increased number of children who have been diagnosed with measles in recent years. Can the Department of Health provide me with statistics about the number of measles cases each of these epidemics represent, and break these cases down into those who have been vaccinated, and those who have not been vaccinated.

The answer I should receive will indicate that the numbers are quite small, and that those who contract measles have no serious repurcussions from the illness. And it should inform me that both vaccinated and unvaccinated children are involved - indicating that the vaccine is ineffective. But they will no doubt tell me about 'Herd Immunity'!

It will probably take a couple of weeks before I receive an answer to these questions. I just hope that in writing the answers it provokes some reflection, although this is doubtful. But at least the questions should indicate that there are people out here who do not believe in the safety of conventional medicine, and least of all the safety of their vaccines.

When the answer comes I will, of course, share it with you.

CANCER. Does treatment by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and pharmaceutical drugs constitute natural treatment? WHAT IS NATURAL MEDICINE?

With conventional  in serious trouble, mainly due to its lack of safety and effectiveness, and the serious side effects (illnesses and diseases) caused by its pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, it seeks to use any argument it can find to justify itself.

Recently I saw an answer to a question of the Quora website which claimed that all conventional medical treatment for cancer were 'natural' treatments. This is how thes claim was justified.
  • Chemotherapy uses chemicals found in nature.
  • Radiotherapy uses radioactive isotopes found in nature.
  • Surgery uses knives made from metals found in nature.
  • Drugs also contain chemicals found in nature.
The writer went on to say that there were two main differences between these 'natural' treatments, and "the so-called 'natural treatments' offered by natural medical therapies like homeopathy, (i) conventional treatments had been tested, and (ii) they worked. The answer concluded by saying .
                   "If you want to die in agony, by all means. waste your money on some shit off the internet. Meanwhile, us sensible folks will stick with science."

    So let's ignore the name calling and gratuitous hostility and address the question - what is natural medicine? I use the term 'natural medicine' to distinguish homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, herbalism, et al, from conventional medicine, and the definition is actually quite simple.

    All natural medical therapies work on the basis that the only means of curing illness, and maintaining health, is to work alongside and in harmony with the body's own self-healing mechanisms.

    Chemotherapy may use chemicals found in nature. Radiotherapy may use radioactive isotopes found in nature. The surgeon's knives might be found in nature. And pharmaceutical drugs may contain chemicals found in nature. BUT AS SURE AS HELL THEY DON'T BELONG IN TO THE HUMAN BODY!

    Indeed, the chemicals and isotopes used by conventional medicine may well have been 'scientifically' tested, but despite this testing they still cause serious patient harm. And the evidence of the serious harm they cause is clearly spelt out in the doctor's own medical literature in BNF, in MIMS, in Patient Information Leaflets, et al.

    And also in the medical literature is data about incidence of cancer. Cancer rates have risen exponentially alongside the increased consumption of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. Moreover, cancer is no longer as disease associated with ageing and older people, it is now a disease that is increasingly affecting middle aged people, children, and even young babies.

    One cause of this epidemic level of cancer is the cavalier attitude towards poisonous substances that this doctor, and the conventional medical establishment as a whole, makes about them. There are a host of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines that are known to cause cancer. So, in large measure, it is conventional medicine that has brought us to this dreadful situation. Anyone who wants to avoid cancer can take a huge step towards doing so by refusing to take pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines that are known to cause the disease.

    But then for this doctor to argue that chemotherapy, radiotherapy and pharmaceutical drugs are 'natural' treatments is totally bizarre. It demonstrates just how desperate conventional medicine is becoming to save their dominant role in health provision.

    Wednesday, 8 May 2019

    THE NHS. Increasing demand for health services, and its ongoing inability to cope with the pressures

    The problems of the NHS, indeed the problems of national health services throughout the world, are thought to concern rising health demands of patients, limited resources, and the failure of the system to cope with the pressures.

    The solution to the problem is always that the NHS needs more resources; or it needs to use its resources more efficiently.

    So year by year the health service is faced with a dilemma. How can it cope? It constructs an argument for more resources, and usually gets them. Then more problems come to the surface requiring even more resources. It has become a perpetual circle which the NHS has never been able to break.

    Why is this? I have written an E-Book entitled "The Failure of Conventional Medicine" which seeks to explain this ongoing medical problem, and to suggest a different strategy to resolve it. I am reproducing here the introduction to this E-Book.

    Introduction
    Conventional Medical Failure

    "If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take,
    their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny"
                                                                                  Thomas Jefferson


    What would we normally do if we got into the habit of buying something and then discovered it did not work? What if we used a product, time and time again, for many decades, only to find out that it did not do what what it was supposed to do? 

               * Would we continue to buy the product and use it? 
               * Or would we begin to question its value? 

    We would certainly not continue spending our money on any product that was useless. Then, what would we do if we found that this same product actually exacerbated the situation we were trying to resolve by our purchase? 

               * What if it was discovered that the product was causing serious harm to many people using it?
               * What would we do if it was found that the product was actually dangerous, and sometimes fatal?
              
    Would we take a chance in the hope that it would not harm us? Or would we begin to question its safety and value, and think twice before spending money on it again? Would we not instead look for an alternative, something more effective, something that did not harm us, and actually did what it said it would do?

    The answer is clear. We do not normally buy ineffective and dangerous products. We would demand an alternative. We would ask important questions about why the product had been sold to us in the first place, and why it had continued to be sold for so long when it was known to be ineffective and unsafe.

    Yet this is what we have NOT been doing about the medical treatment millions of people receive,
    and have regularly used for their health, over the last century and more.

    Conventional Medicine is failing
    Conventional medicine was not working. It was not producing a healthier population. We have been consuming ever-increasing amounts of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines for the last 100 years and more. There have been generations of 'virus hunters' and 'germ killers' who have waged war on disease, and quite regardless of the vast amounts of money that have been spent pursuing their view of health and sickness, people were not living healthier or happier lives.

    Chronic Disease at Epidemic Levels
    After decades of spending on conventional medicine, chronic diseases have risen to epidemic levels. As will be outlined in Chapter 9, there has never been a time when there has been so much disease, chronic disease such as Arthritis, Asthma, Allergy, ADHD, Cancer, Diabetes, and so many others. 
    We are not getting better, we are getting sicker.

    The Return of Old 'Conquered' Diseases
    The success of conventional medicine was built on the eradication of  'old' acute diseases that once killed thousands of people. Conventional medicine claimed once to have 'conquered' them - but they are returning, diseases like TB, Malaria, et al. They are returning with even greater vigour and seriousness, the pharmaceutical drugs that were once through to control them no longer work, and there are no new drugs to replace them. 
    The claimed success of conventional medicine is proving to be ephemeral.

    New and Rare Diseases
    And then there are the new diseases - the rapid rise diseases like Autism, Alzheimers disease, and many others, most of them unheard of prior to the prodigious rise of conventional medicine during the 20th century. 
    Where are these new diseases coming from?

    The Toxicity of Pharmaceutical Drugs
    Many explanations are put forward to explain the reasons for the epidemic levels of disease we are now experiencing. Yet one explanation is regularly ignored - the toxicity of pharmaceutical drugs. Over the years many drugs and vaccines have been banned or withdrawn because it became clear they were causing death and disease. It is also clear that the drugs and vaccines still being used today also cause death and disease. Both will be detailed in the linked chapters. Pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are not benign. 
    They are actually creating disease!

    National Health Services
    Most modern societies have a method of delivering health services to its population, The underlying principles of the British NHS has always been to provide a health service for everyone, free at the point of need, and regardless of status, income or wealth of the individual. These are principles about which British people feel justly proud, and not unreasonably want to defend and protect. 
    Other countries provide health services based on these fundamental principles, and they are certainly worth defending.

    Spending on National Health Services
    The expenditure on national health services has increased enormously during the last 70-100 years. This spending began when it was thought that science would develop medicines that would eradicate serious illness and disease, and maintain and regain our health. The argument was that better health care would produce a more productive workforce, and strong military of healthier, fitter young people. In time, within democratic countries, this idea became a popular vote-winning strategy for politicians, encouraging them to spend more money on the health of their electorates. 
    Health spending became a vote winner, the basis for an extraordinary rise in government funding of national health services.

    The Domination of Conventional Medicine
    Most health services around the world are now dominated by conventional medicine, itself dominated by pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. In many counties conventional medicine has become a virtual monopoly supplier of health care, with other alternative or natural medical therapies being sidelined or excluded. 
    Certainly, most people who go to see their doctor, or goes into hospital, will be treated with with conventional medicine.

    Constant and Continual Crises with National Health Services
    If conventional medical treatments were genuinely curative, if they were free of side effects, and did not create illness, there would surely now be signs of a healthier population, less susceptible to sickness and disease. Yet this is not the case. Mirroring increased expenditure has been an epidemic rise in is serious sickness and disease, and demand for health services is leading to ever-increasing levels.
    This increased demand is threatening to bankrupt national health care services.

    Excuses for increased levels of sickness
    So what are the reasons for this unlikely combination of factors - increased levels of sickness and disease, and ever increasing expenditure on health services. Year by year, decade by decade, we have been told that the reasons for rising costs, and rising levels of sickness, are twofold.

    1.  The NHS has been inadequately resourced, that it needs more money to cope with the demand for health services.
    2.  The NHS is badly managed, and needs to be re-organised so that money is spent more efficiently. 

    Yet around the world it can be seen that successive governments have thrown enormous resources into healthcare, and there have been regular attempts to re-organise and to spend use resources more efficiently. This will be discussed in chapter 10 of this e-book. Certainly it can be argued that the British NHS has suffered neither underfunding or poor organisation. There has been regular increases in spending, and successive 'restructuries' in desperate attempts to 'make it work' for patients, to no avail. 
    So why are national health services struggling?

    The Failure is Medical!
    The real explanation for the failure of national health services throughout the world is simpler, more fundamental. It is not based on political, financial or organisational failures.
    The failure is medical!

    It is the failure to invest in medicine that is effective and safe. It is the decision to invest in one kind of medicine that is expensive, ineffective, harmful to patients, whilst at the same time ignoring other forms of natural medical therapy.

                   * If a patient is treated with a drug that does not work that patient will return to see the doctor again - and again. Demand for health care services will increase because when people get ill they do not get better. 
                   * If a patient is treated with a drug or vaccine that has serious side effects that patient will return to the doctor sicker than (s)he was before, levels of sickness and disease will increase, the demand for, and the cost of medical treatment will grow, year by year. 

    The problems faced by national health services around the world correlates more closely with this explanation than under-resourcing, or bad organisation. The problems arise from the failure of conventional medicine, and more specifically, the failure of the pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines that have been prescribed and taken in ever increasing quantities.

    Yet this was not what we are being told about conventional medicine, For decades conventional medicine has told us that it is ‘beating disease’, that we are all getting healthier, and living longer than ever before. We have been led to believe that conventional medicine is 'scientific', and that as a result it has been a positive benefit to humankind. So it's not surprising the this is what most people believe. We are never told about the evidence that conventional medicine is ineffective, harmful or failing even though the evidence supporting this position is available but hidden behind a barrage of hype, spin and propaganda that the powerful conventional medical establishment has projected over the years.

    The purpose of this e-book
    The massive investments that have been made into conventional medicine have never seriously been questioned in terms of the health benefits and outcomes that have arisen from it. This e-book seeks to look beyond the common assumption that conventional medicine has been a ‘positive benefit’ to health. It questiona whether there has ever been any pharmaceutical 'wonder' drug, or 'miracle' cure. It ask the question whether conventional medicine is safe enough for us to take. And whether conventional medicine is just too expensive. 

    It is time to embark upon a serious, cost-benefit analysis of a system of medicine that is not only failing to make us better but is harming us, and at the same time costing more than even the wealthiest nations can afford.

    This e-book seeks to bring together the many strands of the case against the conventional medical establishment. It will note that our consumption of conventional drugs are vaccines have risen prodigiously during the last 100 years, whilst at the same time the incidence of serious illness and chronic disease has spiralled out of control. It will examine not only the successive and ongoing failures of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, but how they have contributed, decade by decade, to increasing levels of sickness, ill-health and disease.