Extending Your Life Expectancy: The Autoimmune Diseases

Everything that attacks the body from external sources, like viruses (HIV/Aids, Spanish flu), bacteria (the plague), or the environment (cancer, asthma) are diseases. Diseases that alert the immune system to defend against them to preserve the body.

When the body’s immune system goes haywire and reacts by attacking the body instead of defending it, the condition is internal to the body. It is an autoimmune response that is the body’s way of protesting it’s treatment. The autoimmune conditions can take virtually any form. There are approximately 80 of them and counting, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and MS.

Why the body would decide to destroy itself is a medical mystery. But, pharmaceuticals to the rescue. An astounding number of massively profitable drugs, such as Enbrel, Humira, Ozembic, are directed at persons with chronic, autoimmune diseases. These drugs work by disabling the immune system so that the symptoms stop. Have you listened to the list of possible side effects that Big Pharma is legally required to include in its ads? Those side effects are not so much incidental as they are a part of the drug itself. Disabling the God-given immune system is a dangerous, desperate, fearsome undertaking. How many users of these drugs are aware of the risk they assume? How many people have died after their immune systems have been compromised by these drugs? Too many for Big Pharma to acknowledge.

The point of this article is to make sure you know that there is another way of responding to autoimmune conditions, and it’s not lethal.

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Death From Complications

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey has died from what was reported as ‘complications of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.’

Huh?  There is no mortality code called ‘complications’ in the recently updated International Classification of Disease, which lists all causes of death.

Pneumonia may have been present but it didn’t kill Mr. Frey. If it had, it would be listed first.

Nor were rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis the killers. Rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis are autoimmune conditions caused by an immune system gone awry. Instead of performing its assigned job and protecting us from bacteria, viruses and other hazards, the immune system goes rogue and attacks. Unhappy conditions as they are, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis are not diseases, they are disorders, like Downs Syndrome or autism, and kill no one.

So why did Glenn Frey die?

With amazing frequency, obituaries identify unexplained ‘complications’ as the cause of death. Loosely translated, that generally means that the people who know don’t want you to.

There are good reasons for that. So unsafe is the entire medical industry that the word ‘complications’ is often a synonym for injury or death caused by incompetence, malpractice or pharmaceuticals. Although the number of deaths due to medical error has been estimated at 440,000, which would make it the third leading cause of death in the U.S, several in-depth reviews of medical records have shown that number to be woefully under reported. That’s because

– Some medical errors don’t come to light until an autopsy
– Medical records routinely fail to show all adverse drug events
– Physicians often refuse to report medical harm done to their patients

Medical errors are based only on hospital records, which means that injury or death occurring once the patient has left the hospital is not included in the figures.   Also, all harm that does not cause death, estimated at 10 to 20 times the  number of deaths, is ignored in the official figures.  Hundreds of thousands of former patients live daily with the life-dimming consequences of our medical system and their misplaced faith in the American medical establishment.

The truth is that medical injuries are probably the leading cause of death in the U.S. That would help to explain why the average healthy life span of Americans is stagnating while other Western countries continue to show advances.

Studies done by the Department of Health and Human Services indicate that American citizens pay $88 billion every year in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to patch up the results of medical malfeasance. Other studies have estimated the total cost of medical error at 10% of total health care spending, or roughly $300 billion.

Hospital infections are among the most easily prevented injuries to patients, since they require little more than hand washing and sterile equipment. They are also the most common and alone raise the cost of hospitalization by as much as 50%.

Although many hospitals would prefer you to believe that medical harm is just the cost of doing business, it is not. There are hospitals that have made major strides in ensuring the safety of their patients.
So maybe it’s time for someone to go off the rails of political correctness and say it: The prevalence of infections and other in- hospital errors is a silent testament to the indifference and apathy of too many hospitals and medical staff. The rise in deadly strains of bacteria, like MRSA and C Diff, is a silent testament to the consequences of their apathy.

It appears that most hospitals are so unsafe that they should be closed for the protection of the public, as restaurants may be.

So what killed Glenn Frey? He had rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, two autoimmune conditions treated with a class of drug called TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors which include Embrel, Humira, and numerous others. Those drugs are heavily advertised for an increasing number of conditions related to immune system dysfunction.

If a disorder is caused by the action of the immune system, we feel much better if we disable it. And that’s what these drugs do. But there is a huge price to pay for weakening the immune system. Without an immune system a person has no resistance to cancer or opportunistic infections like pneumonia.

The ‘complication’ causing Glenn Frey’s death was the prescription drugs that had been prescribed for his autoimmune conditions. There are natural, magical, alternatives that he never heard about from his doctors.  It didn’t have to happen.

The Arrogance of Modern Medicine

Here is one person’s view. Do you agree?

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Michelle Kmiec
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein 1879 –1955

The medical establishment, lost in the false belief that they “know best”, have become blind to the obvious statistics of harm that drugs and needless surgeries cause. Ironically, they are quick to label anything outside their dogma quackery and pseudoscience; such as Holistic Medicine. And sadly, when those in the holistic medicine arena challenge this ignorant concept, the challenger is often dismissed as a “brainwashed sham artist” or an “uneducated idiot” without really being heard.

When did such arrogance become so deeply entrenched in our professed superior modern society? When reading the history of medicine we laugh at what was once widely thought to be effective medicine. Surely we have not regressed back to the close-mindedness of the Dark Ages Inquisition, dismissing any contrary opinion as heresy.

Outcry for a Change

In today’s world, there seems to be an outcry for a change in healthcare, and I’m not speaking about the healthcare we hear about in politics. No, I’m speaking of health care as opposed to disease care.

If modern evidence based medicine, which is based on testing and observing, thus, “proving” the effectiveness of treatments, is so successful in its fundamental premise, why are people sicker than ever? Shouldn’t the opposite be occurring? Especially here in the USA, the self-proclaimed most advanced country in the world of medicine!

Thousands of people a day die from our conventional medical care and, yet there are basically zero outcries from the ‘skeptics’ of natural health care medicine. As though in some sort of trance, they simply repeat the same mantras against alternative care…“it’s quackery care”… which is, mind you, the very thing they accuse alternative advocates of doing: chanting mantras against Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)!

Furthermore, despite the mounting presence of evidence that is in favor of natural health care, they nonetheless bury their collective head into the ground in denial, but not without first crying “but it’s still quackery!”
Scrutiny of Modern Medicine

An intelligent person should be asking why modern medicine is not subjected to the same scrutiny that “alternative” medicine constantly is, especially when the failures of modern medicine are resulting in more and more needless deaths, not to mention the very diseases they are supposedly fighting against are statistically getting worse.

So if the health and well-being of the community isn’t benefiting, then what else can it be?

Money? What is a person’s life worth anyway?

We all have heard of horror stories of injuries caused by a medical doctor, but we excuse it for some reason. Well, a major reason is because we aren’t even able to sue a medical doctor for negligence, as such legal actions (aka. “Frivolous Lawsuits”) were blamed for higher insurance premiums. Of course, in the relatively rare event (as compared to medical doctor’s accidents) when an injury occurs with a chiropractor or holistic practitioner, it becomes a front page stoning by the so-called skeptics. Of course they are chanting, “Quack, sham artist, lack of evidence based medicine, etc”.

The hypocrisy is truly mind blowing!

A good example is comparing a chiropractic “adjustment” to an osteopathic “adjustment”. Although, oddly enough, despite the years of training and expertise of a chiropractor, for some reason (beyond logical belief) skeptics proclaim that a spinal “adjustment” is safer when an osteopath does the procedure then the chiropractor; especially when referring to the neck. In other words, chiropractic = quackery; whereas, osteopath = safe.

Let me ask the obvious question here. If it is quackery and unsafe, wouldn’t that exact procedure still be quackery no matter who delivers the adjustment? Moreover; don’t osteopaths receive substantially less training in adjusting or manipulation techniques than chiropractors?

Who would you trust?

Aren’t you glad people are finally waking up and realizing the truth?

A Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis: The 3-Day Phenomenon

As we struggle with swollen joints, fatigue, doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and trying to process more information than we ever wanted about Rheumatoid Arthritis, it’s nearly impossible to believe that we can be well and healthy again in less than a week.

But it is true.

There is a huge amount of scientific evidence going back decades, as well as innumerable personal stories indicating that Rheumatoid Arthritis is linked directly to foods that our immune systems have come to believe are toxins.

Alas! Although dietary changes will eliminate all symptoms of RA, there is no magic bullet. Each person has to discover his or her own foods to avoid.

Every person’s life experiences and resulting physiology are individually unique, as are the dietary triggers for inflammation, which is what causes the pain, joint swelling and destruction of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is also the underlying condition in many other disorders. Our immune systems are, for reasons yet unknown, miraculously exclusive to each of us and each person has to learn for him/her self what their own personal triggers are.

How to learn? That part is fairly simple.

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