The Road to Wellness- Part 1
by Mary Louise;Town Jaqua, Health Minister, 1/9/12

Most Americans suffer health problems and
of these sufferers, most turn to the medical
community for help. Nevertheless, studies
show that modern medicine has its shortcomings.
Statistics reveal that there is a down-side to
medical professionals, hospitals, treatments,
surgeries, and prescription drugs. Despite the
wide-spread acceptance and popularity of
conventional modalities, the efficacy and safety
of modern medicine to successfully address
America's ills is questionable.

According to the article, Is US Health Care Really
the Best in the world?
by B. Starfield (July 26, 2000
Journal of the American Medical Association 284,

  • "The US Healthcare System is the third leading
    cause of death with 12,000 deaths per year to unnecessary surgery
  • 7,000 deaths per year are attributed to medical
    errors in hospitals
  • 20,000 deaths per year are attributed to other
    errors in hospitals
  • 80,000 deaths per year are attributed to infections
    from hospitals
  • 106,000 deaths per year are the result of
    negative effects of drugs

Furthermore, in the November 2010 issue of the
Atlantic Monthly magazine is published a sobering
article entitled, Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical
wherein the author states that "as much
as 90 percent of the published medical information
that doctors rely on is flawed." (Access the full article

According a comprehensive medical report (2003)
entitled, Death by Medicine, and authored by Drs.
Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora
Rasio and Dorothy Smith, 783,936 people in the United
States die every year from conventional medicine
mistakes. This same study reveals that the United
States spends over $282 billion annually on medical
deaths, a conservative estimate since only a fraction
of medical errors are reported. Actual medical
mistakes are estimated to be 20 times higher than
the reported number, because doctors fear retaliation
for their mistakes. It is a known fact that the number
of deaths related to medical injuries surpasses the
annual average number of automobile fatalities
(45,000) and all other accidents combined.

Prescription drugs are the hallmark of modern
medicine. While statistics prove that prescription
drugs are 16,440% more deadly than terrorists,

pharmaceutical companies, working in hand with
doctors, medical establishments, and the media
have become a multi-billion dollar industry in America.
This flourishing industry is supported and promoted by
politicians, government agencies, and the American
public alike.

Despite the overwhelming popularity of prescription
and over-the-counter drugs, studies of related
side-affects, injury, and deaths are alarming. A 2008
(first quarter) report issued by the Institute for Safe
Medication Practices reveals 4,825 deaths and
approximately 21,000 serious injuries among
voluntary adverse event reports submitted by doctors
to the FDA. These reports are conservative in that
they represent only one tenth of the actual prescription
drug-related injuries and deaths. Ten drugs were
found to kill over one hundred patients each. The two
single most lethal drugs were the anti-smoking drug,
Chantix, and the blood thinner, Heparin.

For the sake of reference, the top ten most
dangerous drugs and their side affects include:

  1. Prednisone (cortisone)- can hypertention,
    diabetes, osteoporosis, peptic ulcers, cataracts,
    intestinal bleeding
  2. Chemotherapy drugs- actually poisons prescribed
    to kill cancer cells, but also kill healthy cells. Can
    cause fetal death, congental abnormalities, liver
    and kidney toxicity, lung disease, suppressed
    immune system
  3. Statins for Cholesterol Reduction (Mevacor,
    Zocor, Pravachol)
    - liver toxicity, muscle
    inflammation, and cataracts
  4. Blood Thinners (Coumadin, warfarin)-
    excessive blood loss (even from minor injuries)
  5. Prozac (fluoxetine)- can cause constant agitation,
    leading to suicidal thoughts, hostility, and violent
    behavior. Anti-depression drugs increase density
    of arteries by 400%.
  6. ADD/ADHD Medication (Ritalin, Adderall)-
    can produce anxiety, insomnia, and hostility
  7. Pain Killers (OxyContin, Percocet)- can
    cause potentially life-threatening situations
    such as slowing the heart rate, hindering
    breathing, initiate excessive heart palpitations.
  8. Diabetes Drugs (Glucotrol)- can cause
    hypoglycemia, fatigue, and liver damage
  9. Arthritis Drugs (Motrin, Celebrex)- can cause
    stomach upset, gastrointesinal bleeding, kidney
    and liver damage
  10. Beta Blockers (Lopressor, Tenormin)-
    alter the heart's ability to respond to the
    body's adrenaline and epinephrine levels.
    They weaken the heart, cause loss of libido,
    impotence, elevated blood lipids, and
    compromised cardiac function.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of pharmaceutical
drugs are in daily use across America and around
the world. Despite 'pharmaceutical fallout,' many
drugs remain on the market even though some
have caused over 60,000 deaths to date. Vaccines
are also suspect, being cited as leading causes
of autism, cancer, and neurological disorders. In
light of the increasing number of vaccine injuries
and deaths, the US government has in place a
special vaccine compensation fund for victims
and their families.While the case for pharmaceutical
drugs is arguable in some circles, research and
related statistics afford conclusive evidence that
drugs, prescribed or over-the-counter, are
potentially harmful to the human body. Reports
reveal that all drugs, including aspirin,

  1. are man-made, synthetic substances
  2. are toxic to the liver
  3. alter DNA
  4. only mask symptoms
  5. do not heal anything

It is important to note that doctors are not
schooled in nutrition, but are trained to recognize
symptoms and prescribe drugs. It is also true that
doctors, along with medical facilities (hospitals, etc.),
and pharmaceutical companies operate with virtual
impunity. Submitting to their 'care' requires entering
into a binding contract, affirming that 'medicine is not
an exact science' and therefore assumes no liability.

The mounting evidence related to the 'practices'
of organized medicine is both compelling and
alarming. Horror stories of doctors terrorizing
patients who will not comply to conventional medical
advice/procedures, children being taken from parents
who refuse to give them potentially-harmful medical
treatments/drugs, patients on psychoactive drugs
committing multiple murders and suicide, a government
that is poised to require mandatory 'health care' for
every citizen, etc. should cause us to ponder if this
is the American Dream or it is more accurately an
American Nightmare? Is modern medicine the road
to wellness or is it in fact the broad road to

There is a way which seemeth right unto
a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways
of death.- Proverbs 14:12

We Did Our Best


References and further reading:

Death by Doctoring- A shocking expose of the
medical 'practice.- Nexus Magazine

Death by Medicine, -Drs. Gary Null, Carolyn
Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio and
Dorothy Smith