The 26 Beliefs That Drive Modern Medicine and the FDA:

Many levelheaded, rational, natural-health consumers are baffled by the seemingly unending ignorance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the industry it serves.

It would seem as though the promoters of modern medicine, and the FDA decision makers, live in a world that is not of this world—a world that operates from a different set of beliefs and biological laws.

This Newstarget article spells out these “other-worldly” beliefs that are the bedrock of modern medicine and the FDA, including:

    1. Nature cannot be trusted, and scientific progress is measured by the degree to which man dominates nature.
    2. Vitamins and dietary supplements are both useless and dangerous, and they interfere with the action of pharmaceuticals. 
    3. Allowing the public to have access to information about dietary supplements is dangerous; as people may be fooled into thinking they don’t need medical intervention.
    4. Diseases are caused by pharmaceutical deficiencies, which can only be treated with patent drugs.
    5. The only use for plant chemicals is to serve as ideas from which drug companies can synthesize patented drugs—by removing and using only the active ingredient. There is no such thing as “synergistic action.”
    6. Nutrition has no role in human health. Healing with nutrition is quackery.

    Newstarget July 27, 2007

    Dr. Mercola’s Comments:

    Yes, modern medicine, which is operating more and more like a drug cartel with their own FDA mob—shaking down the competition and running them out of town—does not seem to understand the basic laws of nature. They certainly do not understand the fundamental rules for good health.

    I’ve been on the receiving end of their belief that “healing with nutrition is quackery.” I agreed to be interviewed by Fox News not too long ago, and the end result was anything but “fair and balanced.” If you missed that segment, you can see Part 1, and Part 2 here.

    According to one pharmaceutical representative, I “under-represent, in a very marked way, the importance of the pharmaceutical industry in providing therapies for patients that need them.”

    Not true. I simply represent, in a very marked way, the importance of nutrition and physical exercise as ways of achieving and maintaining optimal health.

    It’s both aggravating and sad that the few pieces of information that are the basic cornerstones of good health, longevity, and freedom from disease are so threatening to this establishment that you have tofight for your right to get it—and I have to fight for the right to give it to you.

    But I will, and I know you will too, or else you wouldn’t be reading this. You too know that the right food is the key to your health and well-being. Chronic obesity, cardiovascular disease, and other health related issues are more a result of your modern diet than anything else! Simple lifestyle adjustments can resolve so many of these issues, and might prevent them from manifesting in the first place.

    Proper Nutrition

    Eating right for your own personal biochemistry is key. What’s good for someone else may not be suitable for you—it all depends on whether you’re a carbohydrate- or protein-type, or perhaps you’re a mixed type, in which case you can eat a little bit of everything. You may also have certain food sensitivities or food allergies, which also need to be dealt with in order to optimize your health.

    Physical Exercise

    Nutrition and exercise go hand-in-hand. One without the other will not give your body the synergistic effects it needs to maintain overall health. Incorporate a comprehensive program that includes short bursts of activity at very high intensity.

    It would be wise to have clearance by your physician if you’re not in good shape before embarking on a high intensity program. However, you could start by simply walking, and progress at your own pace as your fitness level increases.

    Keep in mind—it’s the intensity that really gives you the maximum health benefits, including an even higher level of protection against heart attacks than long durational aerobic type exercises.

    Rejuvenating Sleep

    Sleeping less than 6.5 hours may cause disruption in insulin receptor sensitivity, which increases your risk for diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Too little sleep also accelerates aging, and affects your hormone levels.

    Interestingly enough, too much sleep may also be detrimental. One recent study found people who slept more than 9 hours per night were twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than those who only got 6 hours per night.

    The key is to get an optimal amount of sleep each night, and to maintain a healthy sleeping pattern, without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. If you suffer from any kind of sleep problems or disruptions, there’s a wide variety of all-natural, non-pharmaceutical, options available.

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