Most quotes on this topic are based on data 20 years old when 106,000 deaths were reported in hospitals from Adverse Drug Reactions defined as “properly prescribed and administered,” which means it was not from MD or RN error. It’s shocking to consider, but it happens every day, says Dr. Richard Ruhling who was board-certified in internal medicine before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda University.
The Dean of LLU’s School of Public Health was Mervyn Hardinge. He had a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and previously chaired the pharmacology department. He shared with Ruhling a statement from Drill’s Pharmacology in Medicine which said, “Every drug is by definition a poison. Pharmacology and toxicology are one, and the art of medicine is to use these poisons beneficially.”
Pharmacology evolved from toxicology that studied how much of a chemical would kill half the animals. The science has been refined, but the direction has not changed, says Ruhling. He admits we may die pain-free, but says the more medicine we take, the sooner we will probably die. He cites the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, who said, Nature cures…let your food be your medicine.
But it’s cumbersome to see dozens of patients a day and try to find out what they eat or don’t eat and MD’s really aren’t trained in that area. So medicine offers the ability to see people quickly with symptomatic help that they are looking for and the whole “healthcare” system (falsely so-called) profits from the way it’s done.
I moved to Maryland and was visiting U.S. Senate offices with medical literature to support the above headline when a senator said, You are wasting your time—they own us! (speaking of pharmaceutical donations to their re-election campaigns). I believe Congress is sold out and the system is broken.
This brings him to a biblical message that Babylon is fallen. The word derives from Babel which means confusion. The message in the 18th chapter of Revelation says, Be not partakers of her sins that you receive not of her plagues and it ends reminding us that “all nations” are deceived by her sorcery (pharmakeia is the Greek word). All nations admire western medicine, but nations that use it are on the bring of bankruptcy, says Ruhling who shares this message as a warning that we should beg out of Obamacare that was largely written by the pharmaceutical people for their profits. Carson’s right—“it’s the worst thing since slavery.”
We might ask, How can we get out? We should “tune in to our bodies.” When he was doing Executive Health, he had an executive tell him the sugar bothered his joints. Another man said cheese made his joints ache. A third said that meat gave him arthritis. These were smart men who had figured it out.
It’s not easy. I couldn’t figure out the cause of his headaches and asked a neurologist who taught medicine students at LLU and said that food would be “a very rare cause” of his headaches. I later learned otherwise from an allergist that he later practiced with.
If we become allergic to a food, maybe because we like and abuse it, it can act like nicotine in the sense that people don’t get sick when they smoke—they get sick when they don’t smoke—on withdrawal. That’s how my headaches were. I loved whole wheat sandwiches and took two to work Monday-Friday, but on the weekend I ate other things and Monday mornings meant a headache due to a withdrawal from wheat!
I clarify to say that most allergists do skin testing which works for inhalant allergens but is 80% unreliable for foods. People with problems might find the cause by a week’s trial of brown rice and foods they rarely eat. They may get worse for 2-3 days but should have less symptoms in 5-7 days and then they can put their favorite foods back into their diet (one a day) to see when their symptoms return.
If we were born normal (97% are) and 40 or 60 years later have a problem, Ruhling says we did it by what went into our mouths. The good news is that we can reverse it. Taking responsibility for our own problem is not easy, but in the long run, it’s better than trusting a prescription. My previous wife died of an antibiotic taken briefly for a urinary infection, when, if she had drunk more water and tried an herbal remedy, she would still be living.
Sooner than if we can find a natural remedy online to cope with our symptoms.