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How Dangerous is Your Doctor?
Is this a nutty question? In terms of chronic disease I don’t believe it is. You may agree after reading this essay which reviews just a few of the many highly popular drugs and operations that are known to frequently fail and in some cases be outright dangerous. In spite of the dismal record for these ineffective and expensive treatments, doctors are still prescribing them. Even the hospitals are dangerous. If being a patient was a job, the most dangerous job in the world would be to be a patient.
Man has been on this earth for at least six million years. His development and perseverance as a species called for his body’s optimal nutritional needs to conform to a very finite way with the available nutrients provided by his naturally prevailing foodstuffs. For maximum survivability there is no way man’s body could have developed (as God would have made him) in a way that his nutrient needs would be more or less than what nature provided free of charge.
If these statements are true, then man’s naturally available foods could only strengthen his body. There is no way they could cause his body to fail.
In a totally natural setting, for instance animals in the wild or primitive people wherever who could not have access to foods like America’s modern, concocted foods, the chronic diseases affecting our “modern” domestic animals and countrymen are exceedingly rare. Numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies have substantiated that statement when they’ve reported that when wild animals and primitive people (hunter gatherers) eat their natural foods they do not experience persistent heart problems, cancer, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, lupus, pulmonary problems, obesity, and such. For the most part wild animals and primitive people live relatively healthy lives, unless they’re struck down by nonnutritionally related accidents, wars, infections, child birthing problems, toxins, viruses, and/or drastic environmental changes (droughts, etc.) along the way.
The American beef industry is mostly to blame for causing the American beef consumer to stampede at the first hint of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or Mad Cow Disease). It did it by adamantly and very publicly banning the importation of beef from any country with a reported case of Mad Cow Disease. Then it told the American consumer that these actions were required in order to protect not only the people, because they believe BSE can cause variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (or vCJD) in humans, but also the U.S. cattle herds from exposure to this dreaded brain-wasting, deadly disease.
The National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) and its lapdogs, the Beef Checkoff and the many individual state checkoffs such as the Texas Beef Council, did little to play down the dangers of Mad Cow Disease and did everything it could to get the consumer focused on the invincibility of our country’s cattle industry and the safety and sanctity of the U.S. beef they eat.
To protect us all, they and their well-lobbied politicians set up onerous import bans against the cattle and beef from affected countries, and some of the bans lasted for years. Consequently, the American consumer has been taught that all beef products from any country with even one case of Mad Cow Disease should be shunned for at least a year or so for their own safety. One bite of tainted beef and they will die for sure.