Does ObamaCARE About Your Health?
President Obama’s health care reform bill passed and I’ve been in a sour mood all week. (If you read my John Mackey article, you know that I am thoroughly opposed to nationalized health insurance of any kind.)
The worst part about the whole thing is that Obama is being hailed by his fellow Democrats as a champion of human rights, social justice, AND health care.
As someone who strives to be a TRUE champion of all things healthy, I beg to differ.
What About the Food Pyramid?
Anyone who has ever come across well-known nutritional literature such as The China Study, Eat to Live, The Pleasure Trap, The 80/10/10 Diet or even Skinny Bitch knows that what we put into our mouths has a direct effect on the state of our health.
And any knowledge of human anatomy and physiology makes it painfully obvious that the USDA’s “balanced” Food Pyramid is seriously flawed. Not only does it promote a reliance on cooked foods, but it builds a foundation on fatigue-inducing, addictive cereal grains, coupled with acidic, mucus-forming, cancer-causing animal protein.
If Obama honestly cared about your health, would he really sanction a governmental department that encourages the citizens of his country to fuel themselves with nutritionally-bankrupt, harmful foods?
What About Food and Drug Control?
Many people assume that America’s Food and Drug Administration does an adequate job of approving safe, effective drugs for our use.
This could not be further from the truth.
For instance, there are MANY non-toxic, completely harmless drugs out there that are being suppressed by the FDA. As Daniel Haley notes in Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine:
…it is well established through clinical studies that the saw palmetto herb is more effective - and safer – at shrinking a swollen male prostate gland than the ‘approved’ brands whose advertisements are everywhere.
If a manufacturer of saw palmetto wished to state this known truth on its label, the FDA would haul that manufacturer into court in short order for having committed the sin of making health claims. The fact that they might be true is beside the point, for the FDA has arrogated unto itself the right to censor them.
Gerson Therapy is an excellent example of this censorship. Gerson therapy, a natural cancer treatment with a focus on toxin removal via raw plant foods, supplements, and enemas, has been used successfully for over 75 years (the Loma Linda Clinic in Fukushima, Japan has been using Gerson Therapy for over 16 years with a 50%+ success rate).
This simple, effective, and cheap treatment has never been FDA approved.
But what if those like the saw palmetto manufacturer or Max Gerson himself wished to get their medicinal product FDA approved? Haley writes:
A 1997 study by Tufts University found that the cost of getting FDA approval for a new drug costs upwards of $200,000,000 and may take ten years or longer. In May 2000, an article in the New England Journal of Medicine stated that getting a new drug approved could cost between $300 and 600 million.
All of this to sell an herb or eat more raw foods? What if parsley were found to be an effective treatment for, I don’t know, facial hair removal? Would it have to be FDA approved?
And what of the drugs that DO get FDA approved? Are they really safe (or even necessary)?
I’m sure you’ve seen those obnoxious commercials for Yaz, an FDA approved monthly birth control pill…
“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday” blah blah blah
Well, some women recently filed a lawsuit against the company for experiencing several additional side effects, including blood clots, stroke, gall bladder disease, pancreatitis, and heart attack, from taking the drug.
Regardless, Yaz is STILL FDA approved.
If Obama honestly cared about your health, would he really sanction an organization that censors harmless, effective, inexpensive health products in favor of deadly, ineffective, costly, completely unnecessary drugs?
What About Freedom of Choice?
While every other kind of freedom is fought for by both liberals and conservatives, there’s strange silence when one brings up Health Freedom – freedom for anyone to consult the doctor of one’s choice, to obtain any therapy of one’s choice, toxic or non-toxic, and to have it paid for by one’s health insurance.
Our talk and preaching about free markets helped to bring down the Soviet Union. But we don’t practice what we preach, for we have no free market in non-toxic therapies in the U.S. – in things which by definition can’t hurt us.
And now, thanks to Obama, we’ll have no free market in health insurance either. Of course, that’s not to say that government regulation hasn’t already had a heavy hand in health care, the results of which include:
…a high death toll from cancer, the absence of effective medicine against viral diseases such as AIDS and against many bacterial infections, and the most costly health system on the planet…
…most Americans do not die from accidents, but from degenerative disease. Many treatments for the latter are excluded from the market, or their capabilities censored by the FDA, which has usurped for itself the right to dictate to manufacturers what they can say about their products.
If Obama honestly cared about your health, would he deny you the freedom of taking it into your own hands by forcing you to buy into a health system that does NOTHING to promote or encourage health for its participants?
Obama Just Doesn’t Care
Obama doesn’t care about our health and he CERTAINLY doesn’t care about freedom, personal responsibility, fairness, or the US Constitution.
If Obama really cared, wouldn’t he severely reduce the censoring power of the FDA? Wouldn’t he promote a free market economy and the inevitable inclusion of cost effective, non-toxic products? Wouldn’t he sing the praises of a low fat, plant based diet and lifestyle?
So then what DOES Obama care about? Oh, I think we know the answer to that…
ahem *power, money, those lovely pearly whites* ahem
Go raw and be fit,
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Hey, at least I’m ENDING on a positive note!