Health Care

Here is a TV3 video that shows how the health department has been supporting industry, and not working in the interest of New Zealanders.

“Let Us Spray” Essential watching.

The TV 3 Expose censored from NZ TV.
A must see for any member of the public, this doco covers the exposure of the Paritutu and New Zealand community at large to the chemical 2-4-5-T, manufactured at Ivan Watkins Dow in New Plymouth between 1962-1981, and the disastrous effects it had on those exposed.
What does it take for the government to listen to these people. WHY is it turning a blind eye to the cause of their suffering and not insisting that Dow pays compensation?.

 

Defending our healthcare choice from legislative lobbying by Big Pharmast-johns-wort2

Many people across the world use complementary and alternative medicine or “CAM” in addition to traditional or conventional treatments and therapies. In New Zealand about 40% of people use some form of alternative, or complimentary health. In a recent joint study by researchers from UCLA and the University of California, San Diego, 75% of the medical students surveyed reported that “conventional Western medicine would benefit by integrating more CAM therapies and ideas” into traditional medicine.

CAM can be used when combined with conventional medicine as well as on its own. For example, CAM allows patients to manage pain without resorting to prescription drugs that may be addictive or whose side effects pose problems for patients. Or, patients can manage the side effects of much-needed cancer drugs with CAM treatments and therapies. Mindfulness meditation, yoga, and acupuncture, among others, demonstrate the power of complementary and alternative therapies and treatments that capitalize on the mind-body connection. In the years ahead, it will be exciting to see the results of renewed interest in CAM and efforts to combine traditional and CAM therapies and treatments if the pharmaceutical industry does not shut this down.

The Pharmaceutical industry promotes distrust of complimentary health methods and supplements and regulations via such organisations as Codex Alimentarius are attempting to take people’s choice away. The removal from consumers of access to products that they had formerly been able to obtain is viewed by many in the health freedom movement as being promoted by multinational corporations.

HERE is a summary of concerns from Australia about the TGA, the Therapeutics Goods Act. The issues raised are likely to be the same in New Zealand.

Healthcare

It is a silent truth unknown to the general public that the masses of dead passing each year is (from conservative government figures) far more in this country than we lost each year in the first and second world wars, combined. In a 2003 paper, the NZ Ministry of Health published Nutrition and the Burden of Disease where it measured deaths from poor nutrition being at least 8,000 deaths per year. Both world wars combined cost NZ 6,000 dead per year on average. The way we as a society are educating people and administering healthcare to the NZ public is a deadly failure.

The policies and activities which cause this situation to prevail are numerous and complex. Much has been written by insiders and observers on the reasons for the outcomes, but very little of this information is understood by anyone unless they’ve had a reason to look into it closely.

From a holistic viewpoint, the competitive environment in which much of our healthcare system operates (the business environment) is a non-optimum position to place it. The companies vying for healthcare dollars (usually large corporates) not only advocate their products and services, but recognize other organizations in the same market as competitors, and treat them as such

In 2003, the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the Fortune 500 made more profit than the remaining 490 firms which comprised the index. This statistic makes it clear these corporations are not short of marketing budget to spend on advertising, sponsorship, events, performance bonuses, keynote speakers, authors, scientific studies, and many more information influencing tools. This affects not only the general publics perspective on healthcare, but also the teaching institutions which deliver healthcare information to professionals and industry workers.

The collective sum of this influencing apparatus can be accurately labeled a propaganda machine, with deadly consequences. While selling as many chemical drugs as possible to treat diseases (that do or do not exist) may be great for profit margins, executive bonuses and shareholders wealth; the damage to the community being done right now is almost beyond measure

The solutions to these problems are as complex as the problems themselves. It is clear that for change to happen at a macro level, law makers and budget controllers must be garnished with accurate information on a broad and effective range of therapies, which expand beyond the current biochemical and surgical approaches

Not only do we have 22 dead kiwis each day as a result of poor nutrition, the death toll for cancer, heart disease and diabetes alone easily doubles this figure. There are numerous medical centres around the world which are treating these conditions at rates far above the success of the bio/surgical systems which dominate our medical establishment.

The lobby for the corporate drug purveyors must be throttled back and replaced by groups with broad experience of the many health modalities, including those that purport to heal chronic illnesses at rates approaching and exceeding 80% success. If reports of these healing rates are accurate, the number of unnecessary deaths in NZ is increased by orders of magnitude over that which is detailed above.

Our grandchildren will look back at our time in stunned amazement that we would allow such blind stupidity to prevail. One may have all the money in the world, all the land, the power, the sex, and more. But that is all nothing if one does not have personal health and a body to experience life through.

 

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