Wednesday, April 30, 2008

RED ALERT!! Humans found to miraculously become plants!

It's been far too long since the last post, so I thought it would be a good time to vent once again.

I can not believe that I just had another patient that was over 100 pounds overweight who said: "I really don't eat anything; I have no idea why I am gaining weight these days."

Well, as I prepare to teach my adult school class tonight at the Adult School of Chatham, Madison and Florham Park, I know that I will re-visit this subject of human photosynthesis.

Yes, Mrs. Plant, it is possible to gain weight without eating. As a matter of fact, once you read my new book, Dr. Phil's Quick Way to Becoming a Plant and Photosynthesising, you, too will learn the secrets of turning carbon dioxide, sunlight, water, and minerals into sugar! That's right! You will NEVER need to actually eat again! Just drink some water, stand in the soil in the sunlight, and, presto! Your making your own internal food!

As a matter of fact....if it rains enough, and you get enough sunshine, you will be producing enough of your own food that you will start to gain more and more weight....ALL WITHOUT EATING A THING!

That's right, folks, once you've mastered Dr. Phil's technique of becoming a plant, you'll soon be overweight and never have to open your mouth...

Here's just a few advantages to being a plant:

1. NO EXERCISING-EVER! That's right! Now that you are a plant, you have roots and can't move, so there's no need to do that bothersome aerobics or yoga.

2. NO HUMAN DISEASE! That's true, too! Forget colds & flu, stomach upset, or erectile dysfunction....just look out for those aphids and spider mites...YEECGHH!

3. SAVE ON GAS! Yes-since you can't move anyway, there's no need for a car-as a matter of fact, there's no need for money, so...

4. NO MORE WORK! That's right! Your contributing to the ecosystem and Universe so well as a plant, that all you need do is photosynthesize, and you actually PRODUCE oxygen!

Hooray for you, Mrs. Plant!


Friday, April 4, 2008

Selling Sickness

You’re a publicly traded company. Analysts around the world monitor your stock. Your mandate is to produce a return on the investment made by millions of stockholders. If you fit this description and you manufacture and market drugs, you want as many “sick” people as possible.

If you sell blood pressure medicine, a way to sell more is to constantly lower the threshold of when someone has high blood pressure and supposedly “needs” your medication.

If you sell cholesterol-lowering drugs, you can sell more if you can lower the standard used to ascertain that someone has high cholesterol and has a cholesterol-lowering drug “shortage.”

If you sell medication to artificially alleviate the symptoms of poor digestion, you give it a name (how about acid reflux disease?) and hire a well-known celebrity (who doesn’t use the drug) to tout its benefits. And you sell more drugs. Stockholders are happy.

Many fall victim to the marketing trap set by these huge corporations. Think about it. Their profits come from selling drugs, not curing disease.
Turning more and more aspects of living, whether occasional depression, social anxiety, attention deficit or other symptoms, into a disease or medical condition sells more drugs. Wall Street knows that there’s a lot of money to be made by telling healthy people they’re sick.

You don’t have a drug shortage. Symptoms are merely signs something isn’t working correctly. What controls how your body works? Your nervous system, the true focus of chiropractic care. If you know someone who has been “sold” sickness, encourage them to find out about safe, natural and side-effect-free chiropractic care.

Health Angel

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Save Me from Antibiotic Hell!!

As I write this this morning, millions upon millions of people are needlessly taking antibiotics for viral illnesses.

Now, mind you-I am definitely an antibiotic supporter. They have been life savers in many situations. Ever since I saw the movie in grade school on Lister's life and work, I was enthralled by the prospect that there was a time when the world knew nothing of "germs". Well, we know a lot more now, so why do MD's still allow their adult patients to take so many antibiotics when they know they are useless?

The American Academy of Pediatrics wised up many years ago when they realized that parents refused to leave Pediatrician's offices without a prescription for an antibiotic. They want eda pill to stop their kid's runny nose whether the doc thought it was needed or not. (Heck-isn't that what they were investing their time and hard earned money in to be there? WHERE'S MY KID'S DRUGS!!??).

They, The Academy, decided it was time to put a stop to this nonsense. They put out a policy paper that instructed Pediatricians not to give any more antibiotic prescriptions for non-bacterial illnesses-PERIOD!

Now, to the adults: If I see one more patient in my office who tells me: "Well, I went to my MD and he FINALLY gave me an antibiotic. As soon as I started to take it, I felt better!"...I think I am going to go bananas!

Don't you all understand? It is PSYCHOSOMATIC!! You feel better because you are making yourself feel better! You believe you feel better, so you do! It's called THE BODIES ABILITY TO HEAL ITSELF, and your psyche is finally giving in to it.

Consider this:

1. ALL colds, bronchitis, coughs, even the flu are caused by VIRUSES, not bacteria. ANTIBIOTICS ARE USELESS!

2. Studies in Europe have shown that taking antibiotics may actually reduce your immune system's ability to fight viruses. That's right! You are making the problem WORSE!

3. Over use of antibiotics by misinformed adults is producing strains of SUPER BUGS-Bacteria that we can not control. Consider the killer Staph infections lately...Toxic Shock....the return of Tuberculosis! All caused by YOU over using antibiotics.

What should you do when you feel a cold coming on? I have always believed that it is a depressed immune system, not the presence of the virus alone, that causes viral infections.

Feel the sniffles? Rest, eat well-stay regular with your chiropractic adjustments....and get some more rest. Your body will do the work...and heal itself.

Health Angel

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Maybe Money makes the Drugs Go Round!

As I read further in today's newz, I see that the Vytorin debacle is a bigger problem for Merck and Schering than the "suicide phenomenon" with Singulair, (read last post).

It seems that stock holders are dropping the stock faster than Brad dropped Jen! It only goes to prove that money talks and Shinola walks. ( I never really saw Shinola, but I assume it looks like what I find at the bottom of my son's Baby Bjorn potty). Have to speak to Cramer about this one...Why would we be concerned with health when we have money?

Medicine is killing us. Slowly, methodically....

Health Angel