Politics in Medicine - What You Need to Know [Video]
Politics... They're controversial, and not always fun to delve into. However, in the case of cancer, it's in our best interest to know about the politics involved. Why? Because we don't have access to all the beneficial cancer treatments that exist; many people have a misinformed and negatively skewed view of these treatments; and politics are partly to blame. In the United States, the "land of the free," we really don't have the freedoms we ought to have. Many like myself have had to go to Mexico or another country to receive cancer treatments that have been proven beneficial and in some cases helped people experience complete reversal of their cancer. It's a tragedy that these potentially life-saving therapies are slandered and forbidden from use!
So, why are things this way? The following is a brief explanation by G. Edward Griffin, a cancer patient advocate, author, documentary film producer and educator who spoke at The Truth About Cancer Live a couple weeks ago:
"A control for cancer is known and it comes from nature but it is not widely available to the public because it can not be patented and therefore is not commercially attractive to the Pharmaceutical Industry."
Here he's talking about Vitamin B17/Amygdalin/Laetrile, which has been shown to be beneficial to both animals and humans by increasing overall wellbeing and slowing, halting or reversing the growth of cancer, without any negative side effects.
Griffin explains further in one of his books called World Without Cancer:
"Laetrile was responsible for prolonging the life of cancerous rats eighty percent longer than those in the control group not inoculated."
"As early as 1974, there were at least twenty-six published papers written by well-known physicians who had used Laetrile in the treatment of their own patients and who have concluded that Laetrile is both safe and effective in the treatment of cancer."
"Laetrile is [expletive] quackery!" - Former American Cancer Society of California president Helene Brown
"‘Sloan Kettering is not enthusiastic about studying Amygdalin, but would like to study cyanide releasing drugs.’" (Amygdalin contains cyanide)
Not only the American Cancer Society but also the US Food and Drug Administration and other US government authorities and institutions have vehemently opposed the use of Laetrile and other natural substances in cancer treatment.
Confusing, right? Why would these groups, which supposedly exist to help us, believe and say these things against B17 if it can actually help people? It's a long story that I'm only beginning to learn about, but I'll give you a little bit of history...
In the early 1900s there was no standard medical training and quacks could purchase a medical license for just a few dollars. Many patients were being harmed as a result, and it was a well-recognized problem. Carnegie and Rockefeller, a couple of very wealthy men with poor public images at the time due to their flawed character, saw this as an opportunity to gain an advantage and improve the public's perception of them. They then invested in hiring Abraham Flexner to evaluate the medical education systems in the US and Canada to see how they could be improved. Flexner's observations led him to the conclusion that better training for doctors was necessary and more money needed to be invested in medical schools.
As part of their supposed "philanthropic" efforts to help improve the medical systems, Carnegie and Rockefeller offered to donate tons of money to medical schools if they agreed to have a foundation member included on their board. Many medical schools agreed to this, and those that did not fell by the wayside. Since Carnegie and Rockefeller had ties to the pharma cartel, their representatives on the med school boards pushed the use of pharmaceuticals and were able to increase their profits, despite their initial investments.
There's more to the saga and I'm only beginning to learn about. But I've recorded the video above to help share some of the things I've learned so far, and I will be sure to inform you as I read and learn more (I haven't finished Griffin's book yet but I am interested to learn more and gain a more solid standpoint). I've also included links below for you to do your own research. Let me know what you think!
Have a great day!
World Without Cancer, G. Edward Griffin, 1974.
Testimonies in Hearings before the Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-Second Congress, quoted in Cancer News Journal, July-October, 1972, p. 48.
The Science and Politics of Cancer A discourse by G. Edward Griffin
The Laetriles/Nitrilosides, op. cit., pp. 84, 85.
Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan Kettering - Trailer
Duffy TP. The Flexner Report ― 100 Years Later. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2011;84(3):269-276.