It would be interesting in the history of science to investigate the reasons why certain large classes of facts have been rejected from time to time--why, for instance, was the church of Rome so peculiarly aggrieved that the earth should go round the sun and not the sun around the earth; why certain people, even now, think of the earth as flat; why a large group of present-day people object to living on an earth that required more than seven days for its completion; why the medical profession that once fumed and shivered when Mesmerism was mentioned now uses hypnotism, which is but the name given by James Braid to Mesmerism.
People of this age are rapidly losing confidence in medicine. Every issue of contemporary magazines and newspapers contains news items and articles on the hazards of certain drugs. No doubt the medical profession is possessed of a vast amount of learning, but in an age that is fast learning to think for itself, we find the people seeking elsewhere for health. What good is a vast amount of learning if what you have learned is not true?
The medical profession has from the beginning based its practices upon false principles, hence throw physiology out the window and poison the sick with nostroms. We do not seek warmth of an iceberg, so why seek health from a poison? Let's get our principles straight. Health comes from healthful influences and agencies. Drugs, all of which are poisons, do not belong among the health-building factors of life.
Physicians prescribe drugs according to the prevailing method taught them when in college. By the time they have finished college, new drugs have supplanted the older ones, compelling them to get their information about drugs from the detail man, or from the drug companies themselves. Thus, the physician is led into a very damaging and lethal practice. Until he has used a drug for some time, he does not know its side effects. He is forced to rely upon the accuracy and honesty of the drug companies in detailing the side effects of their products. The drug companies, however, are not going to go to any more expense in testing their new drugs than necessary, and they do not inform the physician of all the side effects of their drugs unless compelled to do so by an overburdened Food and Drug Administration.
The February 16, 1968 issue of Time magazine carried an article describing the lethal effects of Chloromycetin. This article stresses the fact that the company was compelled to give the facts to the physicians, rather than having honestly informed them at the outset. The article says: "While Parke-Davis has aggressively promoted its product, it has had to yield to demands from the Food and Drug Administration to temper its advertising with warnings . . . "
This drug and others have been found to produce aplastic anemia, yet it is prescribed by physicians for minor ailments, which according to all medical authorities, do not yield to antibiotics. Physicians have learned to drug their patients and they know nothing else. There is also the fact that for each treatment, a handsome fee is received.
If you harbor the illusion that the medical profession is composed of altruistic, philanthropic and gentle mannered gentlemen, then you are indeed naive. The whole of their inoculating and drugging practice is one huge commercial frame-up against the people. If you believe that this is and always has been the best of all possible worlds, if you are so thin-skinned that you seek to evade the cruelty and harsh reality of your own and past times, this story is not for you.
Physicians condemn Hygiene for the reason that once their patients learn how to live intelligently, there is no more need for them. Their condemnation of Hygiene is its greatest praise. Indeed, if they condoned Hygiene, we could almost be sure there was something lucrative about it. The condemnation of Hygiene by the medical profession does not negate its validity.
It is common for physicians to discredit recoveries under Hygienic care and to insist that they are not real. They recognize as genuine only those rare instances of recovery that occur under drug treatment and are likely to describe as imaginary the sufferings of those who turn elsewhere for succor. They have evolved an elaborate technique of self-deception in this area and do not hesitate to attempt to transfer this deception to the public at large.
Is it possible that a man who has suffered for years with asthma or arthritis can be mistaken in thinking that he is now free of suffering? Can he be mistaken in thinking that for years prior to adopting Hygiene, despite trying every healing art available, he never got well? In reality, he grew worse despite the many treatments he underwent. Is it an illusion for him to think that as he used the normal elements of life for the restoration of health, he gradually evolved into good health?
An intelligent man does not need much argument to convince him that the normal things of life, with which life is sustained and health preserved, are the things with which to restore health. He readily perceives the absurdity of trying to restore health with the foes of life.
Those who run to the physician for every ache and pain do so at the expense of their health. More often than not the side effects of drugs are worse than the disease for which they are given: Drugs produce more troubles than those listed under side effects and iatrogenic diseases, and are often the sole cause of failure to recover health.
The drug medical system has all the free publicity it wants, and its practices and pretended advances are blazoned from every news media available. This fact does not make their system true. To have faith in drug medicine is like losing sight of the substance and adopting a shadow. It is mistaking the praise for the principle. It is mistaking the sound for the sense. It mistakes a great noise for a great principle.
Physicians prescribe drugs to squash symptoms so that their clients may continue their daily routine, experiencing as little pain or discomfort as possible. But in doing this, they do not educate their patients out of their disease-producing habits. Consequently, as cause continues to operate, the patient's condition grows progressively worse. The patient is unaware of this progressive pathological deterioration until the morphological change is so great that it is impossible for him to ever regain health.
Dr. Shelton states: "Medical men do not teach people how to live, but on the contrary, dose their customers with substances that are antagonistic to life and to the functions of the vital organism, and if life is not destroyed by their dosing, health is greatly impaired. To destroy and supplant this false and fatal system, we need a multiplication of teachers who will teach the people a true science of life. The spread of truth will overthrow all systems of fallacy."