This section is from the "Health and Survival in the 21st Century" book, by Ross Horne.
The fact of the matter is there is not, and cannot ever be, such a thing as a medical "cure" for anything. Only Nature can heal, but in their ignorance of this fact doctors still continue to hopefully pour into their patients the drugs recommended to them by the real controllers of the big medical show, the drug companies.
In 1973, doctors in Israel went on strike and reduced their total daily patient contacts from 65,000 to only 7000. The strike lasted a month and during that time the death rate, according to the Jerusalem Burial Society, dropped fifty per cent. In 1976 in Bogota, Columbia, doctors refused to treat all except emergency cases for a period of fifty-two days, and in that time the death rate fell by thirty-five per cent. In the same year, during a "slow-down" by doctors in Los Angeles, the death rate there dropped eighteen per cent. Obviously, Dr Densmore's opinions are still valid today.
Headaches, gout, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, MS, osteoporosis, premenstrual tension, asthma, the common cold, herpes, AIDS--the list goes on--all incurable still regardless of the claims and promises of "medical science". Transplanting hearts, kidneys and livers cannot be called curing; pumping insulin into diabetics who are diabetic only because of their high-protein, high-fat diet is not a cure either, nor is cutting out a tumor and hoping like hell another will not take its place. Despite 20th-Century technology and the admirable advances in lifesaving surgery and "crisis" medicine, for the most part modern medicine has advanced hardly at all in the last one hundred years in regard to solving the problem of common diseases. In fact there are more common diseases today than there ever were, and the list is growing.
Medicine is in a rut pointing the wrong way. The medical profession, like any other profession, contains only a few outstanding individuals out of a great multitude, all doing the best they can according to the way they have been trained. For some doctors medicine is a labor of love, while to others it is merely a lucrative and prestigious career. One way or another, in the status quo of society doctors have secured a highly favored niche, and like others so favored are not likely to welcome any form of change. Thus medicine is an extremely conservative profession, and not being answerable to higher authority it can cover up its shortcomings and run as a protected monopoly, virtually a law unto itself.
Doctors, over the past hundred years and despite their constant failures, have contrived to create the impression their services are of indispensable value; they have become so highly organized and influential that they have further contrived government legislation which protects them from competition under the pretext that they are protecting the public from charlatans. These achievements have been gained by the various medical associations which are the most powerful unions in the world and which, knowingly or unknowingly, have allowed the practice of medicine to become the drug-oriented pawn of the drug companies.
Mesmerised by the continuous flow of propaganda from the multibillion dollar drug companies, the ordinary hard-working doctor, knowing almost nothing about the etiology of disease, has become an innocent drug pusher in danger of getting writer's cramp from scribbling out prescriptions.
To what extent the average doctor realizes how farcical the situation really is in relation to treating disease would be difficult to ascertain, but one way or another the public deception is maintained. Medicine men, both primitive and modern, maintain with varying degrees of success an air of competence and mystique which sets them apart from ordinary people and disguises the fact they are quite ordinary people too, with human shortcomings and inner doubts. How is this gigantic deception maintained? It is maintained mainly by virtue of the fact that the healing power of Nature is so powerful. People actually recover in most cases in spite of the medical treatment they receive, and the chronically sick struggle to stay alive despite the drugs pumped into them. The illusion is that whatever good has eventuated has been achieved by the medicine, and of course when someone in pain is relieved of the pain by medicine at least some credit must be paid to drugs even if their side effects are damaging. But as Dr Ronald Glasser says in his book The Body is the Hero, the real healing is achieved by the body itself, while the doctor gets the credit.