The Sad Truth About Conventional Medicine in AmericaOne of the great ironies of our day is the fact that regulatory agencies worry about the dangers of vitamin supplements, yet ignore published data showing that conventional medicine is the real hazard. And business interest flail away at homeopathy seeking to destroy it - despite the fact that the system they support is a major killer.
Just a few short years ago, Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, PhD published a paper examining the death rates from causes directly attributable to allopathic medicine. The paper was titled “Death By Medicine”. What they found is very disturbing - and the problem has only gotten worse.
“The most stunning statistic is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year, at a cost of $282 billion dollars! It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. (By contrast, the number of deaths attributable to heart disease in 2001 was 699,697, while the number of deaths attributable to cancer was 553,251.”
As the report states: “Simply entering a hospital could result in the following:
• In 16.4 million people, a 2.1% chance (affecting 186,000) of a serious adverse drug reaction
• In 16.4 million people, a 5-6% chance (affecting 489,500) of acquiring a nosocomial infection
• In 16.4 million people, a 4-36% chance (affecting 1.78 million) of having an iatrogenic injury (medical error and adverse drug reactions).
• In 16.4 million people, a 17% chance (affecting 1.3 million) of a procedure error.”
The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country on earth and yet life expectancy has dropped, and the citizens of the U.S. are far from being the healthiest.
Despite the facts, groups with a financial interest in seeing homeopathy destroyed continue to hammer away at the system - making claims that are in many case merely recycled from the past 150 years. Their claims are wrong (”homeopathic remedies are “just water” and any research showing it works just observational error”) and irresponsible. Homeopathy is a 200 year old system of medicine used by over 250 million people worldwide that is SAFE, effective and inexpensive. There are over 50 years of basic science research literature that explains mechanism of action and large numbers of cell, plant, animal and human studies showing homeopathy works. To find out more about this amazing system of medicine, visit: www.homeopathic.org