Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My question to Dr. MD and Mr. Pharmaceutical

I was searching for ingredients on a supplement I heard someone started taking and realized that the company does not advertise the ingredients on their website. HUGE RED FLAG!!!!! You better know who you are buying your stuff from because no vitamin company has to put in their pills what they say are in the pills! That is my public service announcement for the day...

Anyways, that's not why I'm writing.

As I was scrolling down websites, I clicked on a blog that supposedly had the ingredients listed somewhere. Going down the page to find it, I came across a post that was about why vaccinations are good and why we should continue to "stick to the schedule" to preserve public health. I'm sure you can all hear me rolling my eyes even as I type that.

I couldn't help but think, "What public health?" I don't know what country they live in, but the one I live in is not getting healthier and healthier! We, collectively, are getting sicker and sicker. My question to them is very simple:

Why should we continue to follow down their path if it is not making us healthier?

The medical model we live, and die (ironically), by has been in place for about the last 50 years. The AMA and pharmaceutical companies have brainwashed the public and instilled unnecessary fears in our minds to the point that if we sneeze, we need to take something; if our child's temperature goes up a degree or so, we need to run them to the doctor's office.

A major foundation in our medical model for public health is our vaccinations. A majority of us and our kids have been vaccinated routinely for the past 40+ years. So if they are a key component of us being healthy, then why have we not gotten healthier over the last 40+ years? We are the highest medicated society in the world, so why are we not the healthiest? We have the best doctors and surgeons here, so why do our preventable, chronic, degenerative disorders keep increasing as time goes by?

Does health come externally (medicine, vaccines, etc.) or does it come from within (immune system, proper nutrition, etc.)?

I know that I don't have all the answers to the United States health problems. But looking at the track record of how things are going following their model, I want more for me and, most importantly, my family.

The table is now open for discussion...


Caci said...

certain vaccinations a requirement for your kid to go to school? I had elected not to give my kids the chicken pox booster when we still lived in TX, but just the other day our doc here in CO called to tell me all 3 of my kids needed it. I told her that I was told it was voluntary and I decided not to do it and she then told me that it was just made mandatory. Is it the state that says they HAVE to have it in order to go to school? I know parents who disagree with immunizations, but can you only get away with that if you homeschool? I am just curious. Also, I have never gotten the flu shot and I don't give it to my kids--true that is a "risk" I take, but the last time I had the flu I was 17 and my kids have never gotten it so I figure why mess with something that isn't broken. But the way the doc acts about it you would think I have decided to feed them arsenic or something. That makes me angry because I am not a bad, uncaring or unloving mother because I don't give the flu shot to my kids.

Caci said...

ok the first sentence is supposed to say "who makes...." for some reason it didn't post that part