The Pursuit of Truth in Medicine

by Donnie Yance 

http://www.donnieyance.com/the-pursuit-of-truth-in-medicine/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DonnieYance+%28Donnie+Yance%2C+MH%2C+CN%29

This is a great article. Read it. Yance is right to warn us to be aware that there are a lot of untruths in the healing industry! Yes, on both sides of this great divide  — doctors and alternative healers!

For those don’t like to read long article, let me highlight what Yance wrote:

  • Pursuit of Truth requires being and listening, rather than doing and assuming; and slowing down rather than speeding up.
  • … the motive behind clinical research is not to prove “truth” but to have a drug or device approved by the FDA.
  • … while there is a tremendous scientific basis for the therapeutic benefits of plants and nutrients in healing, they tend to not be studied in the most widely-accepted, gold standard, rigorous method designed for drugs, yet that does not make them any less valid or “evidence based” in my opinion. In other words, “evidence based medicine” doesn’t always mean it is the right medicine or the best medicine and we need to look beyond and apply a multitude of lenses to discover this (i.e., truth).
  • … “truth” in the medical arena—including pharmaceutical drugs and various treatments—actually has little validity and can be more detrimental than doing nothing. The attempt to gain approval of a drug, device, or treatment method is not a pursuit of truth, but unfortunately, is often driven by self -interest, and lacks the necessary ingredient of wisdom.
  • When it comes to postulating truths about herbal and dietary medicine, the medical establishment is not only frequently incorrect and dogmatic, but often maintains a position that is opposite to the truth, especially when it comes to herbs.
  • Misinformation is rampant, and the internet has exacerbated the problem. … There is an abundance of bad information and a lack of wisdom and integrity to guide you towards the truth.
  • “The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge” – Daniel Boorstein
  • Truth involves a willingness to accept that the natural and the supernatural coexist. But this is not the way of modern conventional medicine. As a result, the medical profession is painfully shortsighted and makes egregious errors, including making proclamations about health that prove to be incorrect.
  • When I was five years old, my mother was told, if they removed my tonsils, it would improve my health and reduce the incidence of sore throats and infections. It wasn’t too many years later that the standard-of-care regarding prophylactic removal of the tonsils was stopped, and the tonsils were recognized as an important part of the immune system. But it was too late for me, and for millions of other children who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s.
  • I am continually appalled by how much of modern medicine is not based in truth, and worse, is accepted without any evidence. For example, not so long ago, if you had a small hormonal positive breast cancer, the standard-of-care was a mastectomy with lymph node dissection, with a full course of high dose chemotherapy that included three agents, followed by tamoxifen therapy, regardless of your age. No one questioned this practice, or asked for evidence demonstrating that the protocol significantly enhanced life or improved quality-of-life. The sad truth is that the accepted protocol did not benefit the vast majority of women. A small percentage of women were helped, but many others were irreparably damaged by the treatment, and would have been better off with no treatment except for hormone inhibition.
  • Yet herbal medicine, used for thousands of years and documented in countless historical medical textbooks, folklore, and in many cases re-validated by modern medicine, is falsely accused of not being “evidence based.”
  • In the pursuit of truth, we must seek open-mindedness.
  • … confronting cancer … Success is measured by outcome, quality of life, and health care costs, which are the most important parameters.
  • “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden

 

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Many cancer patients don’t even feel sick until they start treatment!

Being diagnosed with cancer is not only bad, it’s an extremely scary and unpredictable time in your life.
But there’s something even worse…

The treatments.

Invasive surgery, destructive radiation and toxic chemotherapy… all of which can be much WORSE than the actual cancer itself.

The truth is, many cancer patients don’t even feel sick until they start treatment!

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Chemotherapy causes and spreads cancer

 

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-14-chemotherapy-causes-cancer-science-study-finds-confirming-big-pharmas-repeat-business-model-for-cancer-patients.html

A new study that was just published in the journal Science Translational Medicine reveals chemotherapy increases the number of cancer cells circulating in the body and in the lungs. The chemotherapy drugs not only created new cancers, but spread them to other parts of the body where they are nearly always lethal.

Patients with breast cancer who are given chemotherapy drugs prior to surgery shrink their breast tumors in the short run while triggering the spread of deadly cancer around the body.

Martin Shkreli Is Found Guilty of Fraud

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/business/dealbook/martin-shkreli-guilty.html

For the boyish-looking Shkreli …  purchase in 2014 of rights to a life-saving drug that he promptly raised the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Several potential jurors were kept off the panel after expressing distain for the defendant, with one calling him a “snake” and another “the face of corporate greed.”

The brash Mr. Shkreli was convicted by a federal jury in Brooklyn.

Martin Shkreli, 34 …. bulldozing his way into Wall Street and the drug industry, raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent overnight, boasting that he would outwit prosecutors in his federal fraud case, and live-streaming and tweeting throughout his five-week trial.

But on Friday, after five days of deliberations, jurors convicted him on three counts of fraud in federal court, and he now faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the first two counts, and up to five years on the final count.

Mr. Shkreli looked shaken as the judge read the verdict. But not long after, he appeared outside of court and returned to form, saying that he was “delighted, in many ways,” with the verdict. “This was a witch hunt of epic proportions, and maybe they found one or two broomsticks,” he said.

Later in the afternoon, he was live-streaming once more, sipping beer and joking about prison life from his Manhattan apartment.

More Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

Read more: http://www.antinewsnetwork.com/doctors-confessing-intentionally-diagnosing-healthy-people-cancer-make-money/

It happens more often than you can imagine, but more doctors are finally getting caught in the act of misrepresenting their oath and fraudulently diagnosing healthy patients with cancer to turn a quick buck from kickbacks on chemotherapy poisons.

Why shouldn’t Doctors lie when the entire cancer industry is one gigantic fabrication from start to finish? 

Is it any wonder that cancer societies worldwide put a far greater financial initiative on chemotherapy and radiation research than disease prevention techniques? Preventing disease doesn’t make money, but treating disease certainly does.

Take Dr. Farid Fata, a prominent cancer doctor in Michigan who admitted in court one year ago to intentionally and wrongfully diagnosing healthy people with cancer. Fata also admitted to giving them chemotherapy drugs for the purpose of making a profit.

Were his patients shocked? You bet they were. Who would ever suspect a Doctor of faking a diagnosis to collect money. It’s unconscionable. Yet it happens with cancer and almost every disease that medical doctors can generate income through kickbacks and commissions based on the volume of patients treated with specific pharmaceuticals. Like anything people are used as a comodity.

“Many of these unscrupulous Physicians are like businessmen without a conscience. The only difference is they have your health and trust in their hands–a very dangerous combination when money is involved,” said Dr. Sayed Mohammed, a retired Oncologist who admits seeing the trend more than a decade ago.

“It is my choice,” Fata said on Tuesday of his surprise guilty plea, which included rattling off the names of numerous drugs he prescribed for his patients over the years. In each admission, he uttered these words:

“I knew that it was medically unnecessary.”

Fata was charged with running a $35-million Medicare fraud scheme that involved billing the government for medically unnecessary oncology and hematology treatments. 

The government says Fata ran the scheme from 2009 to the present, through his medical businesses, including Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, with offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park.

According to the government, Fata had a patient load of 1,200 people and received $62 million from Medicare; he billed for more than $150 million.

 

 

 

Small improvements to eating habits may prolong life: Study

MIAMI — It’s hard to eat right all the time, but making small improvements by choosing healthier foods now and then may significantly boost one’s chances of living longer, said a US study on Wednesday (July 12).

The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality.

Researchers at Harvard University tracked dietary changes in a population of nearly 74,000 health professionals who logged their eating habits every four years.

Researchers used a system of diet-quality scores to assess how much diets had improved.

For instance, a 20-percentile increase in scores could “be achieved by swapping out just one serving of red or processed meat for one daily serving of nuts or legumes,” said a summary of the research.

Over the 12-year span, those who ate a little better than they did at the start — primarily by consuming more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fatty fish — saw an eight to 17 per cent lower risk of dying prematurely in the next 12 years.

Those whose diets got worse over time saw a higher risk of dying in the next 12 years of follow-up, on the order of a six to 12 per cent increase.

“Our results highlight the long-term health benefits of improving diet quality with an emphasis on overall dietary patterns rather than on individual foods or nutrients,” said senior author Frank Hu, professor and chair of the Harvard Chan School Department of Nutrition.

“A healthy eating pattern can be adopted according to individuals’ food and cultural preferences and health conditions,” he added.

“There is no one-size-fits-all diet.” AFP

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/daily-focus/health/small-improvements-eating-habits-may-prolong-life-study

Yet again, research shows chemo can make your cancer worse

Yet again, research shows chemo can make your cancer worse

Source: https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3926&Title=Yet%20again,%20research%20shows%20chemo%20can%20make%20your%20cancer%20worse

Chemotherapy can actually encourage cancer spread, according to new research findings (1) by a team of scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Dr. George Karagiannis, Jessica Pastoriza, and others from Departments of oncology, surgery, pathology and radiology studied breast cancer patients and showed that while chemotherapy could ‘knock back’ a cancer tumour by killing some cancer cells, it could also make matters far worse by encouraging cancer spread (increasing metastases). It is metastases that limit survival times and cause death.

The study was done in mice which had been given breast cancer, but the system found by which cancer cells started to metastasise was identical to that proven clinically in humans.

Cancer cells leaving tumours were already known get into the blood supply through special ‘doors’ called Tumour Microenvironment of Metastasis (TMEM). This new research showed that chemotherapy actually increased the number of doors, increased the activity through them and promoted distant metastases in the body.

Chris Woollams, former Oxford University Biochemist and founder of CANCERactive said, “This research is damning of chemotherapy, especially as it is not the first study to make this claim.

Drug companies and charities such as Cancer Research simply cannot wriggle out of these findings by looking at this research in isolation and/or claiming that this was shown in mice not humans, because TMEM is proven to be exactly the system in humans too.

This is now about the fourth time in the last 5 years that Chemotherapy has been shown to actually encourage cancer growth – to make matters worse. For example, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle showed in 2012 that chemotherapy also attacked ‘fibroblasts’ next to the cancer cells and these released a protein, WNT16B, that could be then used by cancer cells to protect themselves from further chemotherapy, increase growth and increase invasion rates. It talked about chemotherapy ‘Backfiring’ – or making matters worse (2). A similar result.

And it is not just ‘Old fashioned Chemotherapy’ that can be blamed. As anyone with breast cancer who has had a Personal Prescription with me will know, I am extremely concerned about Paclitaxel (Taxol) because it has been shown to CAUSE metastases too! A paper (extract 6014) presented at the 27th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer SymposiumGerman researchers from the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena found that the action of Taxol causes a massive increase in metastases around the body, which could appear as cancer some years after treatment had finished (3). 

The problem is simple. These drugs are chemical toxins. Too often their performance is simply compared against the performance of existing drug combinations. And that is inadequately measured by the ability to reduce tumour size.

The FDA has reported that anyway more than 40 per cent of Clinical Trials with drugs are inaccurate.

Meanwhile, cancer charities talk about increasing survival in a way that is totally meaningless to cancer patients. To Cancer Research UK it is an issue of extra days or weeks. To people with cancer it is an issue of beating cancer – of not having the disease any more. There is a complete lack of patient understanding going on.

We have only recently seen research from Oxford University showing that orthodox treatment for Prostate Cancer does not make a jot of difference to survival times (4). This too was the fourth such study. In any other business, the propagators of the over-claimed orthodox treatment usage, if they continued after such a finding, would be sued for fraud.

At least reason and honesty is starting to come through in the Medical Profession. The Academy of the Royal Medical Colleges in the UK talked of drugs for palliative care ‘creating false hope’ and ‘doing more harm than good’ (5), while NICE withdrew four out of every five drugs used in the Government special Chemotherapy fund, ‘because they didn’t work’. Even the Queen’s Doctor and former-President of the Royal College of Physicians, along with six other top Doctors, has talked of the heavy and negative influence of Big Pharma on Public Health (6) providing ‘useless and sometimes harmful drugs’. 

Frankly, the current situation on chemotherapy and other drugs is a mess and it needs a completely independent body to come in and sort it out because leading cancer charities, Health Authorities and Western Governments are all infiltrated by the misleading propaganda machine – from pharmaceutical companies to skeptics – and the power, fraud and corruption, a $70 billion market brings. 

Cancer drug treatments are letting the patients down, and the taxpayers too”.

Go To: 

1. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/397/eaan0026

2. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3266

3. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=2562

4. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3837&Title=Study%20finds%20no%20survival%20advantage%20in%20prostate%20treatment

5. https://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=3852&Title=Chemotherapy%20gives%20‘False%20hope’%20and%20can%20‘do%20more%20harm%20than%20good’

6. http://www.junkscience.co.uk/2016/02/junk-science-number-92-big-pharma-providing-useless-and-sometimes-harmful-drugs/