By Phillip J. Watt, The Mind Unleashed
The ignorant vilification and unethical suppression of natural, plant-based approaches to medical issues of both a mental and physical nature has long been exposed for the world to see.
However, usually the proponents of pharmaceutically-derived mechanistic medicine point to the high success of the industry, but considering that in the US alone around 290 people die from prescription drugs each day and over 250 thousand people are dying from medical errors each year, this is simply not true.
A Discovery article makes it clear why medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States of America:
People don’t just die from bacteria and heart plaque, they die from communication breakdowns, fragmented healthcare, diagnostic mistakes, and over-dosing,” said Martin Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and lead author of the study.
They also refer to the suspicious lack of reporting of medical errors that the US and other governments of the world fail to publicise:
Along with more than 100 other nations, the United States uses a system for collecting national health statistics — recommended by the World Health Organization — that does not keep track of medical errors.
This obviously brings the entire medical paradigm into question. Of course there have been many amazing successes from the modern approach to medical care, such as surgery and some pharmaceuticals. These tools have been an invaluable addition to humanity, yet how do we know which so-called modern medicines are actually worthy to disperse at large and which are not?
How do we know when a really important medicine has been developed in comparison to a pill that is primarily for profit?
How do we know when a pharma drug is unncessary because there are more natural and effective remedies available?
When we consider the corruption and collusion that exists within an industry that has been monopolised as part of the corporatocracy, it really is difficult to know. As I spelled out in a previous article:
Anybody with any knowledge on the medical industry will know that it has long been corrupted by big money and big pharma. It is important that we start off with this established truth, because we have to understand that the pharmaceutical-industrial complex will one day be looked at by the mainstream mentality as we now look at the tobacco industry: deceptive, fraudulent, criminal and unethical.
To crystallize this point, in the same article I refer to the great journalism provided in a Collective Evolution article:
In the past few years more professionals have come forward to share a truth that, for many people, proves difficult to swallow. One such authority is Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world.
Dr. Horton recently published a statement declaring that a lot of published research is in fact unreliable at best, if not completely false.
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”
In the same article, another confronting truth is quoted by Dr. Marcia Angell, a longtime medical journal editor:
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”
Keeping this in mind, when we combine it with the serious concerns that many truth-seekers have regarding the profit-before-morality model that has slithered its way into the various control-systems which influence every aspect of our lives, it becomes clear that the medical-industrial complex and our pursuit for effective health-care needs to be immediately tabled for an open, transparent and unbiased investigation to occur.
Seriously, how long can we as a society allow this dysfunction to harm not just ourselves, but our kids too?
How long will the masses just pretend that tribal cultures didn’t have access to a plethora of plant medicines which heal and develop the mind, body and soul?
How long will governments practically ignore the abundant clinical proof that meditation is both a preventative and prescriptive tool for ill-health?
Simply, there are many natural, plant-based medicines that have been clinically proven to be a highly effective tool for healing the body and growing the mind. Many of these substances are illegal, however, which is just another reason why the war-on-drugs has been an epic failure.
As I explained at length in an earlier article titled “The Problem is Drug Law, Not Drugs”:
It is clear that many governments of the world have failed to truly accept some extremely important facts around dealing with the substances that make their way through our communities. Examples include:
- Laws have criminalized drugs into one of the top five industries in the world, ensuring all its activity is managed within the black market;
- When you send this industry underground it’s going to result with impure, unsafe and unnecessary substances on the market;
- Drug policies result with more socioeconomic issues and increase the amount of crime and unnecessary incarcerations in our societies;
- It is perfectly natural for humans to explore altered states of consciousness so the newer generations need access to safe substances and legal substances;
- When people are told not to do something, some of them are going to do it anyway, regardless of the risks to their health;
- There are substances which have been made illegal that have been clinically proven to provide strong provide strong therapeutic and developmental effects;
- The hypocrisy in allowing pharmaceutical multinationals to flood our society with toxic, ineffective and unsafe substances that are killing many more people than all illegal substances combined;
- It’s not the drug, but the abuse of the drug in challenging environmental conditions, that leads to addiction and ongoing health-related issues;
- Addiction should be treated as a health issue, not a legal one;
- Many people are using drugs as escapism from a cultural existential crisis which is amplified by the soul-numbing materialistic and consumerist ideologies;
- Humans will never be stopped from exploring their consciousness and therefore appropriate regulation and education policies need to be put in place to properly care for the people that politicians were elected to protect; and
- There are other countries that have made progressive steps in this area, such as Portugal, Czeck Republic, New Zealand, Uruguay, and The Netherlands.
It’s not just so-called illegal substances that are high in therapeutic and developmental potential, other basic ingredients such as bicarbonate soda have been shown to help the body to heal itself, even of cancerous tumours. Various herbs are also on the list of helpful ingredients that combat illness.
In any case, regardless of the many negative impacts that the war-on-drugs has subjected to our individual and collective health, the longer we allow the governments of the world to continue to spread ignorance and fear towards what really are ancient, well-established and clinically-proven approaches to caring for ourselves, the longer we allow the corporatisation of our system to run rampant and the longer the potential benefits to our society are missed opportunities.
In addition, the best approach to health is preventative care. That means along with tools such as meditation, eating nutritious and natural foods will always help to maintain the balance of the mind and body.
The truth is that the corrupted pharmaceutical-industrial complex and their increasingly toxic medicines, as well as a prescriptive instead of a preventative medical model, has hijacked our approach to health-care and treatment. This is a world that we have consented to; the sooner we stand up as a people and demand that it change, the sooner we will reconnect with the natural therapies and re-nourish our collective spirit.
Richard Dawkins, who hilariously refuses to expand his consciousness beyond the child’s play of the classical world, said: “There is no alternative medicine. There is only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t work”. This is something that we can no doubt agree with, so let’s hope that as a species we can finally show some intelligence and morality by calling out this toxic approach to health and vitality and open up the global gates to a valid investigation into the benefits of all substances, both natural and designed.
Furthermore, the following short video discusses some simple techniques for meditation. If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, sad or angry in general, or if you’ve got a persistent physical health issue that just won’t go away, meditation has the potential to effectively and efficiently mitigate dysfunctional mental states and poor health in general. Enjoy and please share.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phillip J. Watt lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW Australia. His written and film work deals with topics from ideology to society, as well as self-development. Follow him on Facebook, watch his interviews with an array of inspiring guests at his YouTube Channel or visit his personal development website.