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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Conventional Medicine & Chronic Disease - the desperate search for excuses for modern disease epidemics - and what is causing them - and to confuse patients with medical 'science'

There has been an explosion of chronic diseases, many running at epidemic levels for decades now. And year by year they still increase, with conventional medicine is apparently unable to do anything about it. Yet all these disease epidemics have three things in common.

(i) They are all, at least in part, caused by pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.
(ii) Conventional medicine knows this - the evidence is in their medical literature.
(iii) Doctors deny they cause disease - and instead seek alternative explanations.

So when the conventional medical establishment is responsible for causing this level of medical mayhem, and is quite incapable of doing anything about it, what do they do?
  • Watch on, hopelessly, as the truth emerges? 
  • Wait until patients begin to ask searching questions? 
  • Prepare themselves for yet more failure and criticism? 
  • Or do they fight back? 
They do the latter. Lubricated and armed with massive pharmaceutical profits, and determined to maintain their monopoly in health care provision in most of the developed world, they do several things which I have regularly outlined in this blog. They ensure:
  • that politicians, governments, medical science, and the mainstream media are kept firmly in line, dependent, subservient and uncritical.
  • that all major official health organisations throughout the world (the FDA, CDC, NHS, NICE, WHO, et al), and Patient Support groups, are all under their total control.

They offer alternative explanations for the parlous state of our health, silly, light-weight excuses that are designed to deflect attention from why our health is getting worse, year on year.

Recently, for example, the e-magazine 'What Doctor's Don't Tell You' has recently featured an article "Bad sleep more to do with wine than coffee", perhaps a legitimate question, perhaps a legitimate piece of research.

But a more legitimate question might have been to asked - how many pharmaceutical drugs are known to cause sleeplessness, or insomnia. The answer is clear, and can be found by reading conventional medicine's own literature. There are many such drugs, ranging from Alpha blockers, beta blockers, statins, corticosteroids, antidepressants, anti-histamines, ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin 11-receptor blockers, Cholinesterase inhibitors, and many others.

All these drugs are far more likely to cause insomnia than either wine or coffee - yet they are rarely, if ever mentioned or discussed. Do such articles seek to deflect our attention?

Epidemics of Chronic Disease
Every chronic disease you can wish to mention is now running at unprecedented levels. I have outlined some of these epidemics elsewhere, in my E-Book, "The Failure of Conventional Medicine". The Chapter on "Epidemics of Chronic Disease" covers the modern epidemics of:
  • Allergy
  • Alzheimer's (Dementia)
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Birth Defects
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic Fatigue (ME)
  • COPD (Bronchitis)
  • Diabetes
  • Irritable Bowel, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns
  • Mental Health
  • MS
  • Osteoporosis
  • Violence
  • and many others....
For each of these I have outlined startling statistics that clearly demonstrates that these diseases are all running at unprecedented levels. Yet for many of these diseases I describe how the conventional medical establishment can provide no clear or satisfactory explanation for what is causing them. What they usually tell us is that they do not know!

Yet for all these diseases pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are known to  be a significant cause, and this is evidenced within the literature of conventional medicine itself. In other words, doctors know that pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines have, in large measure, caused of the rise and rise of chronic disease during the last 70-100 years. It's just that they are not very keen on telling us! Conventional medicine has developed another technique for diverting attention and blame, for obfuscation - courtesy of medical science.
  • It is constantly looking to deflect the blame for these epidemics on other social and environmental factors.
This is why, most days, we are regaled with news of new 'scientific' insights into the possible links and causal factors of some disease or other. They are explanations that increasingly confuse and frighten people - should we stop drinking coffee? Or wine? Or both? So in this way disease is linked to a variety of factors - these are just a few that spring to mind:
  • genetics - the presence, or absence, of a particular gene
  • eating too much red meat: or not eating enough red meat.
  • fast food diets, containing too much fat, or too much cholesterol
  • too much sugar and salt, or not enough fresh food
  • vegetarianism, or veganism
  • environment pollution
  • lack of exercise; or to too much exercise
  • breast milk which is good for health; or alternatively it is bad for health
  • etc., etc.
It is not that these factors do not have some impact on our health. It is that for conventional medicine this kind of silly medical science achieves something else too.

They are conventional medicine's desperate attempt to explain what (to them) is inexplicable. 
It deflects attention away from the culpability of a dominant medical system that for over 70 years has contributed to making us sicker than we have ever been before.

This kind of medical science represents an attempt to persuade us that it is genuinely looking for the cause of illness and disease, but is, in fact, merely deflecting attention away from one of the most important causes of all. Pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. For the last 70-100 years we have been persuaded that 'pill-popping' is the route to good health, but these generations of drug takers have proved just one thing - that they are actually causing enormous harm to the very patients they are supposed to be treating.

So let's have a closer look at some of these epidemics of chronic disease (based on my free-to-read 'Failure of Conventional Medicine' E-Book). For each disease there is (i) an unwillingness to focus on causation, and (ii) an unwillingness or failure to inform us that conventional medical literature knows that pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are known to cause them.

This is said to be an 'auto-immune' reaction - but with no corresponding explanation of what causes these totally inappropriate auto-immune responses, or an admission that 'auto-immune' reactions are known to be caused by many pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines

So whilst conventional medicine can describe what an allergy IS it always fails to say what CAUSES it, preferring to state that it's the body’s immune system failing to react to an allergen. The real question, of course, is not WHAT is happening - but what is CAUSING IT!

Drugs such as painkillers, antibiotics, anticonvulsant drugs, vaccines, and many other drugs that intentionally interfere with the autoimmune system, are known to cause allergy. 

For more information on the pharmaceutical drugs known to cause Allergy, visit this website.

Alzheimer's (Dementia)
Dementia is invariably blamed by conventional medicine on an 'ageing population, or to dying brain cells. This is an explanation that is completely oblivious to the fact that dementia is now affecting young children, adolescents and younger adults, often called 'early onset dementia' with little or no explanation for why younger people are now suffering from dementia.

Other excuses are that people with dementia were not diagnosed before the 20th century, so more people suffered from dementia than we realise, and anyway, people are now living longer.

The relationship between pharmaceutical drugs and dementia is now well documented! The BNF (British National Formulary) highlights many drugs associated with the side effect 'confusion', 'memory loss', and other symptoms of dementia. These include the flu vaccine, sleeping pills, anticholinergic drugs, proton pump inhibitors, antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs, statins, and many more are now known to cause the symptoms of dementia.  

For more information on the pharmaceutical drugs known to cause Alzheimer's disease and dementia, visit this website.

This disease has witnessed the most alarming rise in recent decades. So what does the conventional medicine believe is causing this epidemic? The NHS website says that rheumatoid arthritis "is an autoimmune condition, which means it is caused by the body's immune system attacking itself". They go on to say that what causes this is "unknown"!

Arthritis is often blamed on 'wear and tear', an explanation that ignores the increasingly sedentary lifestyle led by most arthritis sufferers. Factors such as bad diet, and increased sugar consumption, are also often implicated by medical science (quite rightly), but conventional medicine continues to blame 'ageing', although the statistics show that an increasing number of children, adolescents and younger adults now suffer from severe arthritis.

What is rarely admitted is that conventional drug treatment involves the use of painkillers, which temporarily ‘kills’ the pain of arthritis, but at the cost of increasing the toxicity within our body. So in the longer term pharmaceutical drug treatment only deepens and worsens arthritis pain. Many sufferers find that taking more painkillers progressively leads to the need to take more, and stronger drugs. So taking pharmacetucial drugs usually involves a vicious circle of increasing pain and disability. Yet there are many other drugs known to cause arthritic conditions.  

For more information on the pharmaceutical drugs that are known to cause arthritis, and related conditions, visit this website.

When writing the first edition of "The Failure of Conventional Medicine", in 2007, it was estimated that 1 in 13 people in Britain, and throughout the world, suffered from it, that 180,000 died from asthma, and that children were suffering from it most. Eight years later, in 2015, Asthma UK provided the following facts about asthma describing how this epidemic was still increasing.

So what has caused the asthma epidemic, according to the conventional medicine? Again, the NHS gives its usual response! “It's not clear exactly what causes asthma, although it is likely to be a combination of factors.”

The most popular explanation is environmental pollution, and there is, of course, more than an element of truth in this attribution, which is leading to demands to reduce such pollution.

Yet it is also know that pharmaceutical drugs have contributed to the rise and rise of asthma! Common painkillers, like aspirin and paracetamol (acetaminophen), taken routinely for decades by so many people are known to cause asthma. The DPT, and other vaccines, are also know to cause upper respiratory track infections. And over 20 studies have found that antibiotic drugs are also implicated.
But because this link is largely ignored there is no similar reaction to do something about the drugs and vaccines that are contributing to asthma.

For more information on the pharmaceutical drugs known to cause asthma, and related conditions, visit this website.

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
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. 

So what does the conventional medicine believe has caused this epidemic? The NHS provides its usual, unhelpful answer. “The exact cause of attention deficit hyperacivity disorder (ADHD) is not fully understood, although a combination of factors is thought to be responsible.”

So again, is conventional medicine itself a possible cause? Pesticides, sugary drinks, and artificial food colourings have been linked - but there are a large number of pharmaceutical drugs known to cause ADHD, including anaesthetic drugs, painkillers, antidepressant drugs, and common children’s medicines such as Benylin, Calpol, Tizylis and Sudafed.

Yet perhaps the main culprit are childhood vaccinations, particularly the DPT and MMR vaccines. Such a suggestion is effectively a ‘no-go’ area for conventional medicine though. They refuse to believe it, and refuse to investigate the possibility. Vaccines, they insist, are entirely safe!

Autism (ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
Autism has increased to quite staggering proportions throughout the 'developed' world (the world that uses pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines). In 2008, when the first edition of "The Failure of Conventional Medicine" 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%. Eight years later, in 2015, the Autism Society of America’s website estimated that in 2015 about 1% of the world population has ASD.

So what does conventional medicine think is causing this epidemic? The NHS website again offers its usual explanation! "The exact causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown, although it is thought that several complex genetic and environmental factors are involved.”

So conventional medicine has no explanation for Autism. Yet it adamantly refuses to hear any suggestion that childhood vaccines are to blame. So doctors say they don't know what causes Autism - but they do know, with the utmost certainty, what does NOT cause it!

So once again conventional medicine seeks to deflect our attention. For instance, we are often told that the rise of autism is due to 'increased awareness', suggesting that previous generations of parents were either too stupid to observe that their children were 'different' in the way they responded to stimuli, or so lacking in care for their children they did not bother to report it!

Birth Defects
There is an ongoing debate within conventional medical literature concerning the effect certain drugs have on causing birth defects when taken during pregnancy. Yet, when it comes to informing us it is routinely denied. It has been estimated that about 1 in 33 babies born in the USA now has a birth defect, whilst the estimate in Britain is about 1 in 40. So how is the link with pharmaceutical drugs deflected?
Often birth defects are described as ‘congenital’. Wikipedia describes explains that there are two main types, “The first is caused by genetic abnormalities, which are hereditary. The second is caused by conditions (such as infectious diseases) which a baby gets from its mother”.

Yet it can quickly be established that there are many pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines that are known to cause birth defects when mothers take them during pregnancy. The Thalidomide scandal of the 1960's could not be deflected, but conventional medicine has now become more adept at doing so! Diet, stress and environmental pollution now play an important role in such deflection.

Yet many drugs, including entire drug groups are now implicated in causing birth defects, including  new diseases, such as FACS (Foetal Anti-Convulsive Syndrome). Yet still, there is little public acceptance of the link with pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.
There is evidence of cancer in human populations from the very earliest times. Yet the levels cancer has now reached are unpredented, to the extent that some argue that cancer is a ‘modern’ disease. Conventional medicine does not accept this, but the prodigious growth of cancer during the 20th century is not easily repudiated. 

Instead it argues that the cause of the cancer epidemic is about diet, or smoking, or an ageing population, and similar. The reason is clear. Cancer, the 'Big-C'  has been the highest profile disease for many decades, and massive amounts of money have been raised and spent on cancer research - without there being any safe or effective cure for cancer being found. 

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's children, aged 1 to 14, is cancer. It is second only to accidents among all causes of childhood mortality, with leukemia and malignancies of the central nervous system now are the most common types of childhood cancers.

Future projections see the incidence of cancer continuing to rise. So what is causing this ongoing epidemic?
  • Are people smoking more?
  • Is our diet going to continue getting worse?
  • Or is there another explanation?
It is well known that many pharmaceutical drugs, tested and pronounced as being ‘entirely safe’, have subsequently been proven to be carcinogenic. The BMJ published this list of such drugs in 2005. So at least part of the explanation for the dramatic increase in cancer should be laid at the door of conventional medicine, which must be aware of this but does not tell us, preferring to deflect our attention to other factors.

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's an old one. But the increased availability of conventional medical drugs over the last 70 to 80 years has done little to improve the situation. Statistics from the British Heart Foundation outlined the enormity of the problem in Britain in 2015.

So does conventional medicine have any idea about what causes CVD? As usual, the NHS website states that it is caused by several factors, all them, to varying degrees, deflectory, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and thrombosis (a blood clot). As usual there is no mention of pharmaceutical drugs as a cause of CVD. 

For more information on the pharmaceutical drugs known to cause Heartt and Cardiovascular disease, visit this website.

Chronic Fatigue (ME)
For many years, prior to 2002, conventional medicine used quite another strategy for deflecting our attention. It was an illness that did not exist. It was dismissed as 'yuppie flu', the sufferers being lazy, faking all the symptoms. Its epidemic rise led to a 2007 NICE report that said that CFS/ME had become “a relatively common illness”.

So can conventional medicine tell us what is causing this new disease? The is what the NHS website tells us. “Exactly what causes chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unknown, but there are several theories.” These theories link the condition with glandular fever, with a bacterial or viral infection, a hormonal imbalance, problems with the immune system, psychiatric problems, traumatic events - or a combination of all these factors. As far as conventional medicine is concerned there is no evidence that pharmaceutical drugs are implicated in the rise of CFS/ME.

However, conventional medical literature itself suggests that this might be another autoimmune condition. But as usual it fails to tell us what is causing the body’s main defense mechanism to turn against itself, but with no mention that pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are part of the problem.

For more information on the pharmaceutial drugs and vaccines known to cause Chronic Fatigue, or ME, visit this website.

COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Bronchitis)

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.

In the first edition my 'Failure of Conventional Medicine' book, written in 2007, it was already the 5th biggest killer in the UK, killing 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 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".

So in over a decade conventional medicine has been unable to prevent these increased levels of COPD, nor do they appear to believe that it will be able to prevent in increasing further in future. It continues to do so. Yet during this time smoking, once considered a major cause of this disease, has been drastically reduced.

Pharmaceutical drugs, once again, are rarely mentioned.

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 20th century insulin treatment was hailed as a significant breakthrough. It was instrumental in raising the 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 it is wrong to present them as 'cures'.

There has been an epidemic rise in 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 USA. 
  • 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.
These statistics demonstrate that there is now a worldwide epidemic of diabetes. So what does conventional medicine think is causing it? NHS Choices says the the cause of diabetes is that the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels, or the body is unable to use the insulin it produces. Again this is a description of the illness, it is not the cause

If a causal explanation is given it is invariably linked to bad diet, and particularly to sugar, and whilst undoubtedly this strongly linked to diabetes, it is used to deflect attention away from another well-documented link - pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.There is even a condition named after one of the offending drugs, know as ‘steroid-induced diabetes’. Steroid drug and inhalers are, of course, widely used in the treatment of asthma, especially children., who describe themselves as ‘the global diabetes community’, supplies a list of five major pharmaceutical drug types known to cause diabetes. These are:

     •     Corticosteroids
     •     Thiazide diuretics
     •     Beta-blockers
     •     Antipsychotics, such as Zyprexa and Seroquel
     •     Statins

Yet antibiotics are also suspected of causing diabetes. The magazine WDDTY (December 2006) published an article by Dr Lisa Landymore-Lim, who carried out a pilot study of drug-prescribing among juvenile diabetics, and she outlined her evidence for suggesting a link between the excessive use of antibiotics and diabetes.

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.

And in recent years many non-stomach diseases have been linked to a poorly function gut. So why is the modern gut suffering from these diseases, and contributing to other diseases? 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

IBS, and related conditions, are yet another disease for which the conventional medical establishment struggles to identify causation. NHS Choices says that “the exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown, but most experts think that it's related to problems with digestion and increased sensitivity of the gut".

There is little doubt that the cause of the IBS epidemic has much to do with the food that we eat, depleted as it is from over-farmed and over-fertilised soils, contaminated by herbicides and pesticides, and heavily processed by big food companies. 

Yet conventional, drug-based medicine cannot deflect all the blame  Most pharmaceutical drugs are taken by mouth, so pass immediately to the stomach. The gut, therefore, is the most likely organ of the body to be subjected to adverse drug reactions. And the purpose of antibiotic drugs is to indiscriminately kill the bacteria of the stomach. They unbalance and destroy the gut microbiiolme - quite deliberately.

So perhaps it is not too much of a surprise that we face epidemic levels of these stomach ailments. The Right Diagnosis website provides a very long list of over 1,000 pharmaceutical drugs that are known to cause stomach upsets! Many are the most common, frequently taken drugs, with painkillers such as aspirin and antibiotics.

Mental Health
When pharmaceutical drugs seek to ‘force’ the body into compliance, the body will resists, and consequently a new dis-ease is created. 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 all human organs. And this is, indeed, what we find. 

The statistics for depression, suicide, and related mental health conditions, have risen alarmingly in recent years, particularly in the later half of the 20th, and early 21st century. And it continues to rise, particularly with younger people, alongside 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 modern 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 to argue.

So have pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines played a part in the increase in mental health issues? The UK’s BNF provides evidence that many conventional medical drugs can cause depression, which underlies most mental health conditions. The magazine WDDTY (October 2005) listed the pharmaceutical drugs with the strongest links to depression, and as usual, these include some of the most used drugs of the last 70 years.

     •     Ritalin (a drug increasingly used for ADHD in children).
     •     Aromatase Inhibitor drugs.
     •     Statin drugs.
     •     SSRI Inhibitor drugs.
     •     Beta Blocker drugs.
     •     Steroid drugs.
     •     Tranquillizer drugs.
     •     Birth Control pill.
     •     Aspirin and other salicylate drugs.
     •     Accutane (a drug used for acne in young people)

And in terms of the link between depression and suicide there is now a 'scientifically proven' connection with pharmaceutical drugs such as Vioxx and Seroxat, and many others.

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.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.”

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.

Each of these MS organisations states that the cause of MS is unknown, but might be linked to environmental factors. Conventional medicine itself offers no cause, but confirms that it is an autoimmune disease, that the body fails to protect itself from the damage witnessed to the myelin sheaths around nerves that send messages to and from the brain.

Any autoimmune disease is likely to be caused, at least in part, by pharmaceutical drugs, although few studies have looked into this possibility. However, some drugs have already been identified as potential causes.There are many drugs known to produce symptoms that are distinctly similar to MS itself. Anticholinergic drugs, used to treat bladder irritability, and antidepressant drugs like amitriptyline, are known to cause visual blurring and urinary retention. And painkillers, particularly tricyclic antidepressants, and anti-anxiety drugs are known to cause fatigue. So all these drugs, and perhaps many more, may well be linked to the creation of the MS epidemic.  

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 new and 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, with
    30-50% of women and 15-30% of men now expected to 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.
So what is causing this epidemic rise osteoporosis, at least according to the conventional medical establishment? NHS Choices again gives us a description of the disease when it purports to be describing the cause.  It says that “Osteoporosis causes bones to become less dense and more fragile” and so unsurprisingly goes on to implicate ageing as one of the main reasons for the disease.

So again conventional medicine is not providing an entirely honest answer. There is no shortage of pharmaceutical drugs known to cause this condition bone density to decreasei including proton pump inhibitors, corticosteroid drugs, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), antidepressant drugs, and even the drugs given to patients for the treatment of osteoporosis! Indeed, it is likely that the main cause of the epidemic of osteoporosis being experienced throughout the world may well be the consumption of pharmaceutical drugs.

For more information on the pharmaceutical drugs known to cause Osteoporosis, visit this website.