Certainly everyone today has benefited from modern medicine in one form or another.
The treatment can be physical or psychological therapy but more often than not, the treatment will be doctor prescribed medication (a.k.a. drugs).
Instead of the old doctor adage of, “Take two aspirin, rest in bed and call me in the morning”, today’s physicians and psychiatrist are saying, “Take this entire laboratory synthetically produced molecular altering medication as prescribed and you will feel better”.
Of course, after you pick up your prescribed medication from the pharmacy, get the FDA required list of warnings, allergic reactions and side effect possibilities you could encounter while using the medication and you might want to forget about taking the drug all together.
One thing most medication warnings don’t always state is that it’s not just the first hours or days that these allergies or side effects can occur but any time during the process of using the drug.
Let’s be clear on this, all medications created via research in the lab are manufactured drugs; in most cases they are all synthesized and never contain natural products.
In fact, if there is a natural version of the medication or product that could be used in the pharmaceutical formula, it is simply remade or synthesized in the lab; it’s more profitable for the pharmaceutical company.
Most often in order to further the pharmaceutical companies research and production profit, the product released to the public via a doctor prescribed medication is not even the final result; it is only the bare minimum of the actual effective product.
The truth is however, most of the pharmaceutical, medical administration and insurance industry doesn’t want people well.
Although these industries will never admit their quiet prejudice of keeping people sick, it is the absolute truth.
This writer is not speaking from some far out conspiracy theory but rather personal experience
Having worked for a well-known pharmaceutical company in my younger days, many researchers, doctors, chemist and administrators were more than willing to share their often “dark side” of the pharmaceutical and medical industry with what was then a very naive young man.
The company this writer worked for back in the day created many fine products; some still utilized in the medical industry today for hyper tension, bacterial infection and PMS as well as an anti-cancer medication.
Although many in the pharmaceutical and medical industry have their dark side, this company was basically good and decent seeking to help and benefit humanity but ultimately they were shut down by the FDA because they wanted to cure diseases the FDA said were either not possible or financially viable to cure.
All of this said gives this writer reason for extreme skepticism over the new Alzheimer medications from Eli Lilly and Company, Biogen, Inc. and Roche Holding.
Eli Lilly and Company’s drug, Solanezumab, has shown in recent studies that it can slow the decline of memory and function in mild Alzheimer’s patients.
Biogen Inc. announced new data suggesting that its experimental Alzheimer’s drug slowed the progression of the disease.
Roche Holding researchers said a clinical trial of an AG – compound indicated the therapy reduced the volume of a substance in the brains of patients that is believed to contribute to the disease.
The last statement is the key to any possible drug treatment of any disease; especially Alzheimer’s disease. Medical research still doesn’t completely understand how disease and illnesses infect and affect the human body.
There is even more information coming from the field of genetics to suggest that all of the pills, capsules, serums and such we all take might be much ado about nothing and that the key to curing disease, illness, having longevity and a quality life is ultimately found through gene therapy.
There is also increasing evidence that much of the alternative medicine becoming available through alternative medical doctors or even the local health food store might be as beneficial or more than traditional medicine.
Of great interest to many is the increased use and research of cannabis in the treatment of practically every disease and illness out there; including Alzheimer’s.
Although over thirty states now have some form of legal medical cannabis for use in treating many forms of neurological disorders, the government still fights full legalization and refuses to declassify cannabis as a class one narcotic even though it is nothing of such; it is simply an herb.
The government fights full recognition of alternative medicine and legalization of cannabis in the same way they refuse to allow “big pharma” (Pharmaceutical industry) to actually cure anything; they want the populous sick and dying.
If Cannabis was fully legal across the planet along with recognition of alternative medicine, people would be living longer, happier and quality lives.
The reality is, the Pharmaceutical, medical, psychiatric, insurance, and funeral industries as well as the educational institutions which support them would ultimately become a small shadow of the giant monopoly and oligarchy they have become. Billions of dollars in profit would be lost and federal corporate revenue from taxes would diminish substantially; some believe the world would be left in chaos.
Most alternative medicine including Cannabis is natural allowing natural healing methods which treat the body without destroying it during the healing process.
Laboratory produced synthetic drugs might attempt to help or heal a portion of the body but they destroy everything else around it in the process.
It’s wonderful news that the pharmaceutical industry is gaining ground in the war against Alzheimer’s disease; we all want a cure but it’s sad that that our government turns a deaf ear to statistics which verify that there is sixty percent less Alzheimer’s among Cannabis users than that of non-Cannabis users.
While people are moving in droves to Colorado, Oregon, Washington State and Alaska where Cannabis is completely legal knowing the reality of the benefits from regular Cannabis use, the FDA continues to waste our money on supporting useless research on traditional synthetic medications.
It’s time to do something that works.
It’s time to declassify Cannabis as a Class One drug, legalize it nationally and encourage insurance companies and the Affordable Health Care Act (Obama-care) to pay for both alternative medicine and Medical Cannabis for use in the treatment of any illness or disease.
Let’s stop paying for further research, trial studies and production of medications which are nothing more than more dangerous drugs when we already have natural remedies such as Cannabis known to be beneficial in treating and possibly preventing neurological disorders.
The Cannabis plant is very possibly the “Tree of Life”, so let’s let the people live.
© 2015 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III