Long before there were doctors or "medicine men" of any kind, our ancestors lived in a natural balance. Today, natural ways of living are so blurred by false beliefs and misinformation that we have to re-learn what was once basic. But now the vital need of a return to these ways is backed up by scientific, factual evidence and explanations.
TheAscent of Western Medicine Did western medicine and the pharmaceutical corporations (“Big Pharma”) become the mainstream health system because of any proof that its better than other methods? Notably, that’s not the case. In the late 1800s there were many types of doctors and healing modalities in existence. Yet one man, John D. Rockefeller, became a primary owner in the medical industry, resolving to eliminate all competitors. His assistant, Abraham Flexner, submitted a report to Congress stating that there were too many doctors and medical schools in America, and that all but the drugging models (eg., natural healing, etc.) were unscientific quackery. He called for the standardizing of medical education, arranging things in such a way that only his favored organizations (the AMA) be allowed to grant licenses to health (doctoring) schools in the US. It worked. Rockefeller’s medicine became the standard, even though its main methods of treatment had been blood-letting, surgery and the injection of toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury. Later, Rockefeller and Carnegie used their tax- exempt foundations to offer huge grants to medical schools on condition that they offered only a medically- based curriculum, while removing any mention of the natural healing power of the body, herbs, plants and other alternatives including the importance of diet to health. The story of medicine’s rise and hold on power is fraught with many, many more examples of how big money dictates health practices, overtly and subtly monopolizing that field with dire consequences that severely limit common consumer knowledge and choice. Click here for History Part 2-- Natural Perspectives