While Americans comprise only 5 percent of the world population, we consume an incredible 50 percent of Big Pharma’s drugs, as explained in Jeff Hays’ documentary film, Doctored. Make no mistake. These drugs are meant to keep us imprisoned in poor health, not heal us. It’s time to kick the drug habit America. Tell the drug pushers – Merck, Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, GlaxoSmith Kline, Abbott, Astra-Zeneca, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Sanofi (along with the FDA and CDC) that you are going cold turkey, and learn what true health really means.
Sadly, Americans are more familiar with names like Abilify, Nexium, Humira, Plavix, Crestor, Advair Diskus, Enbrel, and Cymbalta, the top selling drugs of Big Pharma, than names like Aloe barbadensis, Curcuma longa, Allium sativum, Moringa oleifera, Vitis vinifera L, all indigenous plants that have healed millions around the world.
You’ve likely heard the phrase before – just a dozen huge corporations are keeping Americans popping pills while they rake in billions, but have you really thought of what these numbers translate into, in terms of real health?
Annual sales for just one drug, Humira, was $9.3 billion. That puts Abott squarely at the top of the list as one of the most successful drug companies of all time.
One drug. One year. $9.3 billion.
This particular drug is meant to inhibit cancerous tumor growth, but there are dozens of natural remedies for the same purpose. Consider: turmeric, papaya leaf, grape seed extract, ginger, cannabis, and a host of other inexpensive plants can treat cancer. Here are 4 cancer fighting foods. Cost – around $3 per day per item.
Or the ‘what if’ scenarios:
- Getting out in nature heals tremendously. What if that $9.3 billion were used to create more green spaces, to keep more natural forests, and to install community good health gardens in every city?
- What if that $9.3 billion were used to clean up the environmental messes from fracking, oil drilling, oil spills, mining, nuclear meltdowns, chemtrails, pesticide and herbicide spraying, chemical dumping, and more, that cause cancer to begin with?
- What if we hired comedians to visit patients with cancer, using the proven technique of laughter therapy to treat many diseases, cancer among them?
Our money and our health is wasted on these companies, but we have to unplug from the drugs. We are overworked, under-nourished, over-fed, and lied to. You don’t need another pill. What really needs to pop is the illusory bubble that Big Pharma is the answer.
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Perhaps utilizing some of the 10B to start detox clinics in every state to wean people off these dangerous medications that do not actually cure anything..
“Although beginning my practice in fog-covered medical superstition, I came to the conclusion that only nature can practice medicine.”
Dr. Edward Dewey
“Everyone has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. …to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.”
Hippocrates, one of the three fathers of Western medicine
“I often observe in the fasting participants that by four days of fasting, concentration seems to improve, creative thinking expands, depression lifts, insomnia stops, anxieties fade, the mind becomes more tranquil and a natural joy begins to appear. It is my hypothesis that when the physical toxins are cleared from the brain cells, mind-brain function automatically and significantly improves and spiritual capacities expands.”
Gabriel Cousins, M.D. (psychiatry)
What’s this ‘we’ in the first sentence – don’t count me in on that. Also, the drug manufacturers are not the ‘pushers’ – they only make the drugs – the real pushers are doctors.
I hope we wake up in time.
I only take 14 mg of Vitamin C per kg per day (in my case that means a requirement of 840 mg), in addition to 15mg per day of zinc, as it was recommended to me by a wise proclaimer of the truth, and this alone has helped my health immensely. Even eating kind of crummy food and smoking cigarettes, I still feel healthy. It is not very difficult and it is not expensive at all, so I hope my message can reach somebody else.
Sales do not = profit. Big Alternative, however, rakes in a tidy $34,000,000,000 a year. Must be nice.
Humira is NOT “meant to inhibit cancerous tumor growth” — it treats autoimmune issues like Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis by removing excess TNF-a (which causes inflammation) from the body. No one takes Humira for cancer. I’m all for trying natural cures before resorting to drugs, but if you want people to believe you know what you’re talking about, get your facts right!
Oh what a wonderful world it would be . . . But 90% of the population in the U.S. has never heard of Curcumin or Aloe. Sad but true that the Big Pharma companies have got us by the neck and strangling us slowly with our own permission and because of our own ignorance, and our belief in doctors who are no more than agents (drug pushers) of these companies. When’s the last time your doctor looked you in the eye and asked about your lifestyle – eating, sleeping, exercise, etc.? Really good article, thanks.
I read this article and it’s really good. When I tried to forward it to a list serve that I am on, the email did not appear in the list serve’s outgoing mail as it usually does. I didn’t get any response from the list serve at all. I am on AOL, and I wonder if AOL is trying to block some or perhaps all of my outgoing emails because they want to avoid “offending” their corporate advertisers, a lot of whom may be pharmaceutical corporations.
Lilly 23 bil
J & J 61.6 bil
Novo 60.6 bil
Pfizer 67.8 bil
Merck 45.9 bil
That’s the top 5 and the total isn’t 770 bil.
That’s 258.9 billion total.
That’s gross revenues.
Naturalsociety, naturalnews, and many of the other natural remedy websites are a bunch of fearmonger conspiracy theorists who will tell you big pharma is greedy and sell you a 4 oz bottle of mineral water for $30 and tell you it is a homeopathic remedy.
Take a course in drug discovery, and then tell me why it’s bad again for pharma to make a profit – a profit by the way which is lower as a percentage of investment than Apple, Facebook, or Nike.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
Hippocrates (460 to 370 BC)
Who here has lived with a schizophrenic who keeps going off med?
Or someone with severe bipolar disorder?
You haven’t? Well, thanks for supporting this irresponsible crap. Meanwhile, other people will get to “live with what health really means” when they are trying to calm down a paranoid relative at 3am. Other people have to deal with this shit.
Telling people to go “cold turkey” is not just irresponsible, it’s dangerous.
If you do not have a medical license, do not give people advice about their meds.