Listen to any programme on human health and you will hear that we are living longer; and that the reason we are living longer is that pharmaceutical drugs are making us healthier!
It is, of course, great propaganda, and has been almost universally accepted as 'the truth'. We are living longer, and life-expectancy figures have been rising for the last two centuries. But as I have said in previous posts, if you take the period that follows the Agrarian and Industrial Revolutions in the UK, with all the disruption, squalor, poverty, poor sanitation, bad working conditions, et al, that followed, and make this your base figure, it is little wonder!
And what Conventional Medicine has done is to claim total responsibility for the trend, ignoring the massive improvements in public health, and in social and economic conditions. The fact is, as I have argued elsewhere, ConMed can claim little, if any credit for this trend.
But I have always suspected that life-expectancy would begin to fall alongside the increasing consumption of pharmaceutical drugs. People cannot consume more and more highly toxic drugs, that cause disease and death, especially during the last 50-60 years, without this eventually being reflected in life-expectancy trends.
And so it is. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2005; 352; 1138-45) found that life expectancy was now falling, and that it would continue to fall throughout the 21st century.
Pharmaceutical drugs are killing us!