Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Viagra? An erection at any cost to our health?

Okay. I know this drug is not only popular, it is the cause of much mirth! It is, of course, a drug used for male impotence, or erectile dysfunction. Indeed, it is widely used ‘recreationally’ by men who want to improve their sexual performance, and to increase the size of their erection. 

There is a widespread belief that it is effective in doing this, although the evidence for this remains less than certain.

Yet what most men don’t realise is that this drug has a multitude of adverse reactions, not often spoken about - many of which can actually damage male potency, and fertility, not to mention our general health. 

Just by listing them here makes this a large article! 

Most common reactions
Aches or pains in the muscles
Bloody nose
Difficult or laboured breathing
Pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
Redness of the skin
Stomach discomfort following meals
Stuffy or runny nose
Trouble sleeping
Unusually warm skin

Less common reactions
Bladder pain
Burning feeling in the chest or stomach
Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
Cloudy or bloody urine
Increased frequency of urination
Pain on urination
Stomach upset
Tenderness in the stomach area

Rare reactions
Abdominal or stomach pain
Abnormal visions
Abnormal dreams
Behaviour change similar to drunkenness
Bleeding of the eye
Blurred vision
Bone pain
Breast enlargement
Chest pain
Clumsiness or unsteadiness
Cold Sweats
Convulsions (Seizures)
Cool or pale skin
Deafness and hearing loss
Decrease in amount of urine, or frequency of urination
Decreased vision
Diarrhoea or stomach cramps (severe or continuing)
Difficulty concentrating
Difficulty in swallowing
Dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
Double vision
Dry eyes
Dry mouth
Dryness, redness, scaling, or peeling of the skin
Ear pain
Excessive hunger
Eye pain
Fainting or faintness
Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
Feeling of something in the eye
Fever or chills
Headache (severe or continuing)
Increased amount of saliva
Increase in size of the pupil
Increased skin sensitivity
Increased sweating
Increased thirst
Lack of coordination
Loss of bladder control
Lower back or side pain
Mental depression
Migraine headache
Nausea (severe or continuing)
Numbness of the hands
Numbness or tingling of the hands, legs, or feet
Painful, swollen joints
Prolonged, painful erection of penis
Rectal bleeding
Redness or irritation of the tongue
Redness, soreness, swelling, or bleeding of the gums
Redness, burning, or swelling of the eyes
Redness, itching, or tearing of the eyes
Restless sleep
Ringing or buzzing in the ears
Seeing shades of colours differently than before
Sensation of motion, usually whirling, either of one's self or of one's surroundings
Sensitivity to light
Sexual problems in men (continuing), including failure to experience a sexual orgasm
Skin lesions with swelling
Skin paleness
Skin rash, hives, or itching
Skin ulcers
Slurred speech
Sore throat
Sores in the mouth and on the lips
Sudden weakness
Swelling of the face, hands, feet, or lower legs
Tense muscles
Trembling and shaking
Trouble breathing
Twitching of the muscles
Unusual feeling of burning or stinging of the skin
Unusual tiredness or weakness
Vision changes
Vision loss, temporary
Waking to urinate at night
Worsening of asthma

Incidence not known (!!)

It’s a big price to pay for a slightly larger erection!

The Dangers of Common Painkilling Drugs (NSAID drugs)

Non Steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (NSAID) are painkilling drugs with analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. They are used to reduce pain, fever and inflammation. People have taken NSAIDs to obtain temporary relief from pain for decades, and continue to do so - usually without knowing, or being told, just how harmful they can be to our health.
Your doctor will often prescribe these drugs for many conditions, including arthritis, rheumatism, sciatica, back pain, headache, migraine, sprains, strains, dental pain, post-operative pain, menstrual pain, and to reduce temperature. And sometimes, people will get stuck on these drugs for many years as conventional medicine often has nothing else to offer. And we take them without knowing the harm that they can do to us.
Moreover, NSAID painkillers are readily available as 'over-the-counter' (OTC) drugs that most people widely considered to be safe to use. They included many of the commonest painkillers, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Paracetomol. Indeed, their ready availability makes them not only popular, but masks the many important contra-indications to taking them!
However, the fact that these drugs are common and well-known does not make them safe. Far from it. It is now well established that that they cause gastro-intestinal bleeding, renal problems, and increase the risk of heart problems. Most of the major damage caused relates to their effects on the stomach and bowels (Abdominal bleedings, pain, diarrhea, and stomach ulceration. It is estimated that about 10%-50% of people are unable to tolerate NSAID treatment because of their side effects, and that some 15% of people on long-term NSAID treatment develop a peptic ulcers.
Common adverse reactions include Headache, Nausea, Diarrhea, Constipation, Excess gas, Extreme weakness and fatigue, 
More serious adverse reactions to NSAID drugs include muscle cramps, numbness and tingling, abdominal cramps, heartburn, indigestion, rapid weight gain, black or bloody stools, bloody urine or vomit, allergic reactions, such as difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the lips, the tongue or face, decreased hearing or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

Common NSAID painkillers, such as ibuprofen, are also associated now with heart conditions. One study showed that NSAID drugs caused a 30% increased risk of the first hospital admission for heart failure (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-05/bsj-cpa051806.php). 
Indeed, NDSAID’s may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events, hypertension, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and stroke, which can be fatal; and these risks increase the longer the drugs are used.

Ankylosing Spondylitis? Homeopathy or Conventional Drugs?

Ankylosing spondylitis (or AS) is a long-term or chronic condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. NHS Choices state that the symptoms of AS can vary but usually involve:

    * back pain and stiffness that improves with exercise and is not relieved by rest.
    * pain and swelling in other parts of the body, such as the hips, knees and ribs.
    * fatigue (extreme tiredness).

These symptoms tend to develop gradually, usually over several months or years, and may come and go over time.

Conventional Medical Treatment
NHS Choices says this about conventional medical treatment for AS

“There is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but treatment is available to help relieve the symptoms. Treatment can also help delay or prevent the process of the spine fusing (joining up) and stiffening. In most cases, treatment will involve a combination of exercise, physiotherapy and medication.....” 

The treatments outlined by NHS Choices are:

1. Physiotherapy an Exercise.

2. Painkillers
These include NSAID painkillers, Paracetamol, and Codeine, all of which have serious adverse reactions, especially if taken over a long period of time. Click on each one, above, to see a description of the dangers of these painkillers. 

3. Anti-TNF Medication.
Apparently only used if painkillers do not work, and “their long-term effects are unknown”. NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) have produced guidelines limiting their use, as this description in NHS Choices indicates how cautious (and therefore how dangerous) these drugs can be.

“If your rheumatologist recommends using anti-TNF medication, the decision about whether they are right for you must be discussed carefully and your progress will be closely monitored. This is because anti-TNF medication can interfere with the immune system (the body’s natural defence system), increasing your risk of developing potentially serious infections”.

Steroid drugs also need to be recognised for the harm they can do. Click on the link for an explanation of the dangers of Corticosteroids.

5. Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs
NHS Choices says that DMARD drugs are an alternative type of medication often used to treat other types of arthritis, but may be prescribed for AS, “although they are only beneficial in treating pain and inflammation in joints in areas of the body other than the spine”. NHS Choices make no comment about the adverse reactions to these drugs.

6. Surgery
NHS Choices says that in cases where a joint has become severely damaged, joint replacement surgery may be recommended to improve pain and movement in the affect joint. It also says that in rare cases, corrective surgery may be needed if the spine becomes badly bent.

The Homeopathic Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Important Note. 
Homeopathy does not treat illness or diseases. It treats the individual who has been diagnosed with a particular illness or disease. The distinction is important, and if you wish to read more about this, click on the chapter “Illness Diagnosis” above. 

Homeopathy provides an alternative to conventional medical treatment of AS, and is, of course, a lot safer.

One excellent description of the homeopathic treatment of AS can be found on Dr Nancy Malik’s website (see Homeopathy and Ankylosing Spondylitis). Here are brief descriptions of some of the remedies that are often used in the treatment of AS.

Aesculus hippocastanum
Important remedy in ankylosing spondylitis. Marked stiffness and pain over the sacroiliac joint. Worse: Rising from a seat or from stooping.

Aurum metallicum
Serious or advanced rheumatism with marked stiffness. Rheumatism with stiffness or spasms of the chest wall. Severe spasm or tearing pains. Pains also described as “paralytic.” An important remedy in ankylosing spondylitis. Wandering arthritis; moving spot to spot from one week to next. Worse: Night. Morning in bed. Hip pain worse rising from a seat or from walking. Chest wall pain and spasm worse first motion and inspiring. Better: Motion. Location: Wandering arthritis. Back. Chest and ribs. Hip.

Bacillus 7
Sensation of stiffness and ankylosis of the articulations. Shoulders painful, stiff, movements limited and difficult. Dorsal pains, aggravated by movements. Pains of all the articulations, drawing with the sensation of being drawn and rigid, aggravated when waking up after a long rest. Aponeurotic and ligamentary retraction.

Butyricum acidum
Morbus coxae senilis. Ankylosing spondylitis. Tired feeling and dull pain in small of back, worse walking. Pain in ankles and up back of leg. Pain low down in back and limbs.

Colchicum autumnale
Pain with ankylosis of the back and neck. Burning pain in the neck, ameliorated by movement. Pain in the renal region. Pain in the left scapula, aggravated on waking, by movement, and by lying on the left side. Ankylosing arthritis of the vertebral joints. Non-inflammatory chronic rheumatism of the hip and knee.

Cuprum metallicum
Cramps in calves and soles. Jerking, twitching of muscles in hands and feet. Clenching of thumb in palms. Cramps in palms, calves and soles. Coldness of hands. Joints contracted. Great weariness of limbs. Ankles painfully heavy. Ankylosis of shoulder joint. Knees double up involuntary when walking, bringing him down.

Fatigue and rheumatic pains in the limbs, and legs feel like rubber. Heaviness in the calves. Stiffness at the nape of the neck , with pain starting at the 7th cervical vertebra, spreading up the nape and accompanied by right frontal hemicrania. Pain between the shoulders. Pain in the right shoulder, spreading towards the neck. Dorsal pain and stiffness, like ankylosis. Severe pain, and stiffness in the lumbar region, when seated or when walking. Pain in the lumbar region , with drawing pains around the thighs. Drawing pains in the sacrum , ameliorated by urinating or expelling wind, worse when standing.

Ferrum metallicum
Partial immobility of the arm and slight ankylosis of the wrist.

Kalium iodatum
Weakness, emaciation. Arteriosclerosis. Cachexia. Contraction of muscles and tendons, chronic arthritis with spurious ankylosis.

Mercurius solubilis
Local signs of inflammation, marked deformity, extreme atrophy of muscles, swelling of soft parts, subcutaneous nodules, fibrous or bony ankylosis. Marked deformity, extreme atrophy of muscles, swelling of soft parts, subcutaneous nodules, fibrous or bony ankylosis. Marked pain.

Paralysis of spine, especially the sacrum, from spondylitis. The chest becomes rigid or immovable. Pain, heat and burning in the spine and sciatic nerve. Sensitive, tender spinous process – especially the dorsal spine. An important remedy in ankylosing spondylitis with rigid spine and fixed chest wall. Worse: Cold. Rising from a seat. Lying on the left side.  Laughing. Crossing the legs in bed. Better: Heat. Lying on right side or on back. Rubbing. Motion.

Radium bromatum
In Europe, Ra-224 [isotope with a half-life of about three and a half days] was used for more than 40 years in the treatment of tuberculosis and ankylosing spondylitis. The treatment of children was abandoned in the 1950s, but the ability to relieve debilitating pain from ankylosing spondylitis in adults has prolonged its use.

Rhus toxicodendron
Numbness and formication, after overwork and exposure. Tension as from shortening of muscles. Numbness of limbs on which he lies; esp. arms. Stiff and paralysed sensation in joints from sprains, over-lifting and over-stretching. Of internal coldness in limbs. As if skin around diseased parts were too tight. PA Tearing, in tendons, ligaments and fasciae. Rheumatic, spread over a large surface at nape, loins, and limbs; amel. motion [Agar.]. Soreness of condyles of bones. 5 Rheumatic gnawing, & desire to move limbs frequently, which amel.. Drawing or tearing, in limbs during rest. OB Hot, painful swelling of joints. Limbs stiff, paralysed. Paralysis; trembling after exertion. Paraplegia; after parturition; sexual excess; fevers. Lameness, stiffness and pain on first moving after rest, or on getting up in morning; amel. continued motion; but soon fatigued, requiring rest again. Cold hands and feet. Cracking of joints when stretched. Synovitis; spurious ankylosis.

Sarcolacticum acidum
Cramping pains predominantly in the back and lumbar region, aggravated when standing. At the extremities : cramp, paraesthesia, articular numbness and pains. Difficulty in brushing hair. Tiredness of the wrist when writing. Ankylosis , muscular contracture and jerking, paresis (partial paralysis) when trying to climb.

Silicea terra
Synovial cysts.  Enlarged bursa over patella.  Large cyst on patella; not inflamed but extremely sensitive.  Chronic synovitis of knee with great swelling and ankylosis. Icy coldness of feet; or foot-sweat, often very offensive; or suppressed foot-sweat.

Thuja occidentalis
Here, Dr Nancy Malik provides some case histories using this remedy.

Spinal Curvature - The spine from the fifth to the twelfth vertebra bent backwards, the lung dorsal muscles in the region atrophied. The patient, a boy, aged eleven, cannot stand erect, is bent forward and supports his body by putting his hands upon his knees. When sitting upon a chair, he supports himself by holding fast to the back of the chair; when sitting upon the floor, his head sinks down upon his knees. His hair is thin and of slow growth; the urethra is reddened; his belly is enlarged (pot-bellied) and his nose is always stopped up. I gave Thuja 3c. A month after this he was much better; he moves about more handily and can sit erect in a chair for a short time; the improvement continued, but the restoration of the back to the normal state took about two years. C. Kunkel.

Paralysis- A woman, aged twenty-two, of feeble constitution and earthy, pale countenance came to me with stooping gait and faltering steps. Since her fourteenth year, she has had frequent vomiting and water-brash. For two months the vomiting has ceased and she now complains of her back and legs being very weak, almost paralyzed; her eyesight is very poor and she can only read a line at a time. For some time past she has had urinary tenesmus and incontinence. Menstruation has always been irregular and is sometimes suppressed; she often has leucorrhoea. Thuja 30th first relieved the urinary symptoms, then the leucorrhoea and menstruation returned regularly. Then the paralytic symptoms were much relieved and there developed much desquamation of the skin. In four months the patient was well, except slight anæsthesia of the legs. Dr. Rueckert.

Tuberculinum residuum Koch
Acts primarily on the fibrous tissues and produces fibro-chondro-osteo-mesenchymatic sclerosis! Lean weak people with grey colour of face and blue lips. Cicatrices. Dupuytren’s contraction. Chronic rheumatism with ankylosis. Periarthritis. Arthrosis. Ankylosis of the vertebral column. Tubercular rheumatism.

Viscum album
Arthrosis. Painful post-traumatic osteoporosis, linked with vaso-motor and tropho-cutaneous complaints. Dupuytren’s disease. Periarthrosis of the scapula and humerus. Arthrosis of the hip. Ankylosing spondylitis. Gonococcal rheumatism. Juvenile growth disorders.

Wiesbaden aqua
Rheumatism and gout. Abdomen full and tense. Passive or atonic gout. Contractions of muscles and tendons. Complete ankylosis. Stiffness of old fractures.

Monday, 13 October 2014

PMT, PMS. Why Homeopathic treatment is best

PMT (Pre-Menstrual Tension) or PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome) is characterised a variety of unpleasant experiences just before your monthly period. Any woman who suffers from regular monthly symptoms prior to menstruation is probably suffering from this condition.

There are a whole variety of symptoms, and each woman’s experience is different. Symptoms range from 
mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depression, fatigue, weakness, weepiness, poor concentration, bloating, fluid retention, cramping, breast tenderness or swelling, headaches, menstrual discomfort, weight gain, insomnia, joint and muscle pain, food cravings, skin infections, and many others.

It has  been estimated that up to 80% of women suffer from this condition.


“There is no cure for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but there are treatments that can help you manage your symptoms so they do not interfere with your daily life”.

Not a very encouraging introduction, but one that many women experience when they present conventional doctors with this problem.

NHS Choices provide sensible advice concerning diet and exercise, and even suggests psychological therapy (only PMT is not a psychological illness). The treatment offered includes the following: 
  •   The oral contraceptive pill, which do not help all women, and which also carries the risks associated with these drugs. And of course, many women will not wish to use them.
  •   Oestrogen only patches and implants, a treatment available only for women under the guidance of a gynaecologist.
  •   SSRI drugs. These are anti-depressant drugs, which are known to have severe adverse reactions, such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, loss of libido. For a more comprehensive list of dangers, click here, and here.
*    Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogues, an injection of hormones, recommended only when all the above treatments have failed.

Important Note. 
Homeopathy does not treat illness or diseases. It treats the individual who has been diagnosed with a particular illness or disease. The distinction is important, and if you wish to read more about this, click on the chapter “Illness Diagnosis” above. 

Rebalance your hormones with Homeopathy (these remedy descriptions are taken mainly from the HomeopathyPlus website). Homeopathic remedies seek to correct the underlying imbalances that cause PMS, PMT symptoms. 

Bryonia alba (Bry)
Key Symptoms: Irritable and easily angered. Prefers to be alone and dislikes being disturbed. Painful, swollen breasts that hurt with movement. Breasts must be supported during movement. Stitching, shooting pains in the breasts. Thirsty for large drinks.
Supporting Symptoms: Much better for being quiet. Anxiety about business affairs or finances. Dryness of mouth. Hard constipation. Headaches before the periods, often in the forehead and back of the head, worse for movement. Feels worse during the heat.

Chamomilla (Cham)
Key Symptoms: Extremely irritable and angry. Rude and short-tempered. Dissatisfied – cannot be pleased no matter what is done. Oversensitive to pain or environmental stimuli such as noise, odours, and touch.
Supporting Symptoms: Does not want to be spoken to or touched. Symptoms worsened by coffee. Physical symptoms caused by anger. Pains in the uterus from anger. Painful cramps before the periods. Feels worse once periods start.

Lachesis muta (Lach)
Key Symptoms: Irritable, sharp-tongued, vindictive, jealous, or suspicious. Witty, sometimes with meanness. Passionate and talkative – may hardly pause for breath. Premenstrual symptoms or cramps settle as soon as the period begins.
Supporting Symptoms: Overactive mind, especially in the evening and before midnight. Tight clothing is unbearable, especially around the neck. Headache before the periods, pulsating in temples.Left-sided symptoms or complaints. Feels the heat. Feels worse after waking from a sleep.

Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc)
Key Symptoms: Weeping before the periods. Lack of confidence. Anxiety about new things. Feelings of helplessness. Avoids responsibilities. Digestive disturbances – bloating and flatulence. Craving for sweets.
Supporting Symptoms: Bossy or rude with family members or subordinates. Headaches from overheating. Dry blockage of nose at night. Worse between 4 – 8pm. Symptoms worse on the right side, or starting on the right and moving to the left.

Nux vomica (Nux-v)
Key Symptoms: Driven. Fussy and fault-finding. Extreme behaviour. Irritable or angry if hindered, to the point of rage. Desire for stimulants (eg, coffee) or relaxants (eg, alcohol).
Supporting Symptoms: Competitive and ambitious. Quarrelsome, even to violence. Jealous. Feels the cold. Symptoms from becoming cold. Cramps. Worse in the morning. Desires fatty food.

Pulsatilla Pratensis (Puls)
Key Symptoms: Weepy and moody. Feeling alone, unloved, and as if nobody cares. Wanting sympathy, affection, or to held and cuddled. Tears and irritability if ignored.
Supporting Symptoms: Mild and yielding. Symptoms worse at times of hormonal change (puberty, periods, pregnancy, menopause). Changeable symptoms – no two menstrual cycles or periods are alike. Sensitive to heat. Everything feels worse in a stuffy room and better for fresh air.  Little or no thirst. Symptoms from rich or fatty food. Headaches before the periods.

Sepia (Sep)
Key Symptoms: Irritability and anger. Sarcastic. Desire to be alone. Not wanting to talk. Better for work, keeping busy, or strenuous exercise.
Supporting Symptoms: Dislikes being touched or shown affection. Weeping before the periods. Craves sour things or chocolate. Dragging pain during periods. As if everything was going to ‘fall out’ during periods. Chilly. Exhausted.

Homeopathy Plus states that the immediate symptoms of PMT are easily treated by yourself in the home situation, but notes that PMS is a chronic complaint which may need a series of remedies for complete improvement. It recommends that you see a fully qualified homeopath if the symptoms are severe, or long-term.

You can see more on the homeopathic treatment of PMS here: 


In two studies conducted by Hadassah Hospital (Jerusalem, Israel) in the 1990’s, 90% of women treated with homeopathy over a 3 month period experienced improvement in their PMS symptoms. The main remedies – there are others – for the treatment of premenstrual symptoms are listed below. Most should be found in home-use kits.

Yakir M, Kreitler S, Brzezinski A, Vithoulkas G, Oberbaum M, Bentwich Z (2001). Effects of homeopathic treatment in women with premenstrual syndrome: a pilot study. British Homeopathic Journal; 90:148–153.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Autism, the MMR Vaccine, and Media Censorship

The Conventional Medical Establishment has been lying about the link between the MMR Vaccine and the epidemic rise of Autism, and has been doing so for at least 10 years. What is now clear is that there is a link. And the evidence has been suppressed. A major fraud has been perpetrated on the public throughout the world.
  • The news is all over the internet
  • Yet the news is no-where to be seen in the conventional, mainstream media!
I am not going to repeat the news here. Basically, a leading scientist Dr William Thompson, working within the CDC (US Centers for Diseasse Control and Prevention) has revealed that the organisation suppressed evidence of the connection between the MMR vaccine and Autism, and instead published 'scientific' evidence that there was no such link. This is what he said.

“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.” In other words, it confirmed the serious omission highlighted by Hooker.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, the rest of the statement reads like something written by lawyers on behalf of a man afraid of professional reprisals. 

The details of this revelation can be read elsewhere, and here are just a few of the reports that have appeared on the internet during the last 2 weeks (since 27th August 2014).
And there are, of course, many many more such articles, all discussing the enormity of thismassive cover-up by the Conventional Medial Establishment, led of course by the powerful Big Pharma corporations.

The mainstream conventional media that is ignoring this huge story includes the BBC news service. Unlike other news services the BBC is not owned and controlled by Big Corp. Nor is it dependent on the advertising of Big Pharma, and related industries. The BBC is a public broadcaster, paid for by licence payers, who are also, incidentally, patients of the National Health Service (NHS). Therefore, its culpability is censoring this information is more serious.

The BBC hase a duty and a responsibility to report health matters, especially when a vaccine, given to the vast majority of our young children, is causing Autism, and destroying the lives of thousands of children and families.

And their failure to report on this matter (some two weeks after the revelation, at the time of writing), indicates that the BBC are not only implicated in the cover-up, but are, at least in part, responsible for the thousands of children who have contracted Autism, via the MMR vaccine, during the last 10 years. Their silence seems to indicate that:
  • fabricating medical research evidence is not a news event worthy of reporting.
  • a major vaccine that has been given to our children since the early 1970's, and which is causing a major life-long health issue for increasing numbers of children, is not a news event worthy of reporting.
  • the anger of parents, whose children have been diagnosed with Autism, is not a news event worthy of reporting.
  • the BBC's ongoing and continuous libel against Dr Andrew Wakefield, is not something the BBC feels obliged to offer an apology.
And so the enormity of the cover-up by the BBC, and the rest of the mainstream media, goes on!

What should we do about it?  We must ask the BBC one important question. 

Why are you failing to report this important news?

And this is what I am asking everyone to do, right now if possible. Write to BBC News, and ask them this question. If necessary, make a complaint to the BBC about their censorship of important medical news. The simplest way of doing this is to use this link:

From this page you can either make a comment, and if you wish refer to this blog, asking why this news has not been published, why it has effectively been censored. And you can also go quickly to the complaints page too, if this is necessary.

Moreover, the BBC is currently renegotiating its Charter, so it is certainly appropriate to write to your MP, asking them to question why the BBC, and indeed the NHS Establishment, and the Government, have not seen fit to comment on these events.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Ashya King and Patient Choice

It is likely that this story will soon diminish and dwindle into obscurity, and most people will consider that there has been a 'happy' ending, with the family re-united, and Ashya getting the treatment his parents wanted for him.

Yet to consider the story in this way is to ignore the bigger implications of what has been allowed to happen. The trials of Ayesha's family have been about Health Freedom and Patient Choice.

What did his parents do to get themselves arrested and imprisoned? What did they do to deserve having their son made a Ward of Court by the English judicial system?

Quite simple, they ignored medical advice! Note well that word - advice: A ‘recommendation about action’, ‘somebody’s opinion about what another person should do’ - then consider the consequences for anyone who does not conform to conventional medical advice!
  • The Police and the Crown Prosecution Service acted upon this advice, without question, and without reservation.
  • The local authority act upon this advice, without question, and without reservation.
  • And our courts of law acted upon this advice, without question, and without reservation.
So the result for Ashya’s parents not following medical ‘advice’ was to end up in prison, their very sick young child denied access to his family, and legal control of Ashya taken away from them, and given to the state.

So what was the quality of this ‘advice'? 

It transpires that the parents did not place their child in danger. They were unhappy about the treatment the medical 'experts' were giving him. They identified another form of treatment that had been denied to him. And they were told this treatment would not be beneficial for their son.

In other words, they questioned the medical 'expertise' of the medical experts, and had been denied their patient choice. This was a denial of health freedom/

And, true to form, our mainstream media presented the story exactly as the conventional medical establishment presented it to them. The only questions they bothered to ask was directed to other ‘experts’ within the conventional medical establishment'.

A nice cosy story for the media to run with, then? 

Well, not for long. Soon the enormity of the actions initiated by the medical authorities began to quickly unravel. Soon we were told that there as no evidence to support the European Arrest Warrant. So after several days the parents were released. The police and prosecution services have said that they would 'review' the quality of the evidence given to them by the medical authorities (although I suspect we are unlikely to hear any more about this). And the 'alternative' treatment asked for by the family is now to be provided for the family, at a reduced rates, with public offers of funding the treatment became available.

Public sympathy was quick to develop in this case, regardless of the attitude of the conventional medical system, the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, and the mainstream media.

The 'Medical Mafia', as more and more people are describing the conventional medical establishment, had overstepped the mark. They had miscalculated. So much so, the rest the the Establishment could not save them - although no doubt they will seek to reduce the impact of their gross error of judgement in future weeks.

The fact is that the conventional medical establishment wants to develop a complete and total monopoly of health provision within the NHS. And they are almost there! Go to any GP surgery, or any NHS hospital, and you will be offered one type of treatment, usually based on pharmaceutical drugs that are known to be largely ineffective, and usually harmful to our health. The NHS is not set up now to do anything else. Anyone who asks for something different to what is offered faces opposition from an NHS bureaucracy largely opposed the concept of patient choice.

Am I exaggerating to situation? 
  • If you think so, go to see your GP, and ask him/her for a non-conventional medical treatment! I did this several years ago and had an 11 month battle with the GP surgery, the then local PCT, and went through the entire complaints system before I was given the homeopathic treatment I asked for. 
  • Listen to the voices of those so convinced of the benefits of vaccines (and so closed to any suggestion that they may cause harm), and be aware that they want to stop non-vaccinated children attending pre-school and nursery provision.
  • Anyone over 50, or considered at risk of heart disease, are now supposed to be taking Statin drugs, regardless of their wishes or reservations, regardless of whether they are told about the serious harm this drug can cause.
  • The NHS is seeking to close the few Homeopathic Hospitals in this country.
  • And if you have a dog, try getting it into a kennel without proof of vaccination!
That is what caused the problems for Ashya's parents. They had the audacity to question medical orthodoxy. They dared to suggest that the treatment treatment their son was receiving was dangerous. They did not like what they were being offered. They asked for another form of treatment, and were even willing to pay for it themselves, but they were denied.

Patient Choice and Health Freedom is not alive within the NHS.

So this situation can and will happen again, unless and until we begin challenge the arrogance of the conventional medical profession, and the monopolistic ambitions of the Big Pharmacy drug companies. We can be certain that they will continue to insist that we all take their dangerous drugs and vaccines. 

So whilst I am happy that things now seem to be working out for the King family, the real issues of Patient Choice and Health Freedom, central to this situation, are being ignored, and so the lessons are not being learnt.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Aspirin and the Media (BBC News)

Once again this morning (6th August 2012) I awoke to more ‘good news’ from the conventional medical establishment, forwarded by their most trusted supporter - BBC News! We were all told that another study (no doubt funded by Big Pharma) has shown that regular Aspirin was good for our health!

This blog has regularly reported on the Media’s failure to inform the public (their readers, listeners, viewers) of the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs. Yet whilst most media is dependent on advertising revenues (of which Big Pharma, and related industries are a major source), and so unlikely to ‘bite the hand’ of their main supporter), the BBC is a public broadcaster, funded by the licence payers. It should not be beholden to the drug companies in the way it seems to be. It should be able to provide us with news that does not focus on ‘good news’ and ignores ‘bad’ news. 

BBC News should be providing the public with a balanced and unbiased view on health issues - but is routinely failing to do so.

The BBC does know that Aspirin is not the ‘wonder drug’ that it so often tells us it is. In the past they have published articles stating the problems associated with Aspirin, and indeed other painkillers.

Even as recently as June this year the BBC published this article.

Yet the BBC does not focus on these problems. And when they do discuss them they go to the only people they consider to be ‘experts’ - conventional medical practitioners - the people who are giving us pharmaceutical drugs and so cannot be expected to question their use, or their value.

Instead, the BBC parrots, usually without question, the ‘good news’ about Aspirin. This morning the feature did mention gasto-intestinal bleeding (but does not mention that this can cause death) - but this is not the only major problem that Aspirin, and other similar NSAID painkillers represent to our health.

If the BBC were aware, or if they were prepared to feature anything about conventional health which was not ‘good’ news, they might be discussing the major problem that painkilling drugs now present to the conventional medical establishment. Doctors are fully aware that they are rapidly losing their battle against pain, as all their painkillers are now deeply implicated in causing serious disease, dependency and death. Painkillers are known to be extremely harmful to our health. What is more, if the BBC is not aware of this, are doctors are! Our doctors are debating this very the problem amongst themselves, although not, of course, with patients!

But as with the failure of Antibiotic drugs, the failure of Painkilling drugs is not being debated my our media, and certainly not by the BBC!

Patients are being left in the dark. The government does not inform us because of Big Pharma investment in our economy. The NHS does not inform us because they are dominated by Big Pharma, and Big Pharma interests. Our doctors do not inform us because they would be castigated and probably struck off if they dared break ranks.

Our mainstream media does not tell us because they are dependent on their advertisers.

BBC News does not tell us because ………??