Friday, October 28, 2011

"TorahCare" = Preventive Medicine

Torah's outlook on medicine, by today's standards, looks upside-down. Health care from Torah's perspective advocates a predominantly PREVENTIVE health care, not a NOW-FIX-IT health care.

Doctors should be paid for preventing sickness or disease. When people get sick - that's when doctors should be footing the bill!

Our society has it backwards and that's why society abounds with sickness, and that's why medical prices are skyrocketing. When you focus on treatment of sickness, then, because of high technology that's used, which continues to become more sophisticated, it always costs more. For example, the "Obamacare" solution is 97% about treating sickness. How pathetic!

Were the emphasis on preventive treatment, medical costs would plummet!

Torah is light. Torah is truth. The Torah way to practice preventive health is detailed in Maimonides (Hilchot Deah, chpt. 4). In rule 30, he goes so far as to offer his personal GUARANTEE that a person will remain healthy all his life and never require a doctor until the day he dies when one follows the Torah's way to maintain health. How can Maimonides guarantee it? Because he relies on Torah.

Were people to abide by Torah's laws, medical costs would be negligible, people would live longer, would hardly get ill, will take time to exercise, eat well, sleep well, and one's perspective would be positive and rosy.

By the way, during Moshiach's era, one of the very first phenomena to happen, when new winds will sweep evil from this earth, will be that illness will vanish from humanity. People will throw away their wheel chairs, their crutches, their medications, or whatever else ill health has burdened them with. How do we know this? In Hilchot Tshuvah, regarding the present era, the Rambam mentions health first, in his list of things Torah observance with joy can assure. On the other hand, in the last chapter of his book, in Hilchot Melachim, when he discusses what will transpire during the Messianic era, he makes no mention at all of becoming healthy, because it is a given.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Inhumanity of "Modern" Medicine

40% of Medicare Spending on Common Cancer Screenings Unnecessary

Terry Waddell knew that her 87-year-old mother did not have long to live. The woman’s organs were shutting down because of old age, she said, and her arthritic body had withered to 80 pounds.

So, when Waddell received a call about her mother’s health, it was not what she expected. A visiting nurse had noticed a bit of blood between the frail woman’s legs and wanted her screened for cervical cancer.

Waddell, of Houston, regrets that she took her mother for the test. She refused to let doctor’s aides weigh her, she said, protesting that getting her mother out of her wheelchair was too arduous a process. Then came the actual exam, which she said “was painful to watch.” Her mother struggled to open her legs wide enough for the procedure and then lay there, quietly crying.

“I blame myself for not stopping this,” said Waddell, whose mother died two months later.“It was totally unnecessary.” Unnecessary, perhaps, but surprisingly common.

Read the rest here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

You Can't Drink Your Own Cow's Milk

A Wisconsin judge has decided – in a fight over families' access to milk from cows they own – that Americans "do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow."

The ruling comes from Circuit Court Judge Patrick J. Fiedler in a court battle involving a number of families who owned their own cows, but boarded them on a single farm.

The judge said the arrangement is a "dairy farm" and, therefore, is subject to the rules and regulations of the state of Wisconsin.

"It's always a surprise when a judge says you don't have the fundamental right to consume the foods of your choice," said Pete Kennedy, president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, which worked on the case on behalf of the farmers and the owners of the milk-producing cows.

The judge's original ruling came in a consolidation of two cases that presented similar situations: Cows being maintained and milked on farms for the benefit of non-resident owners. He refused to grant a summary judgment declaring such arrangements legitimate, deciding instead to favor the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, which opposed them.

Read more here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Upside-Down Medicine

I don't know about you, but when I see a conventional doctor, you know, the one with a stethoscope draped around his neck, I think of a buffoon, even a murderer. The further I can get away from him, the better I feel. The one exception I make is the emergency medical man. Otherwise, most are either legitimized drug pushers or promoters of invasive surgery.

Never once in my nearly 7 decades of life did any of these allopathic ("straight") doctors ask me what I ate for breakfast, lunch or supper. This, even though what a person puts into his mouth is the number one reason for illness! (See here.) Never once did any ask me if I do exercise.

Many times it's a quick background "interview" - They give you a form with checkboxes and tell you, "Check off the diseases you had and those your parents had; List the medications you are on"; Now they almost "know" your entire history.

Idiotically, they look at symptoms as if these were the disease itself. Example: You go to the doctor and tell him you have a cough. "Oh", he says, "You need a cough suppressant" and prescribes the drug he's pushing today for that symptom. Does he not know the cough is your body's way of telling you it needs to expel an invasive or irritating substance? Why suppress the body's healthy reaction? Is this not stupid? He should really tell you, "Go home, keep coughing if you have to, and wait until it passes."

Example: You have fever, so you go to your doctor (why you would go is crazy too!). He finds no open wounds and figures you got a bacterial or viral infection. He checks your heart sounds with his stethoscope, and takes some blood for lab work. Useless procedures to be sure. Finally he gives you an aspirin-like drug to "lower your temperature" and an antibiotic (which is useless for a virus) to "fight infection".

But why?! The body developed fever because that is its own, best way to fight off disease! That's how God set up the system to work. For every 1 degree rise in temperature, the immune system (and the exchange system of substances) works 10% better! A rise in temperature reduces the spread of infection! Administering an antibiotic reduces the patient's chances of more quickly fighting off this same offending bacterium the next time it strikes; Worse, it also creates the opportunity for a resistant strain of this bacterium to develop. Antibiotics also increase the body's toxicity load. Fourth, they also destroy the good germs in the intestines that we need that synthesize for us vitamins B and K. Now I ask you - is the doctor stupid or what? He should have explained to you what might be going on and encourage you to eat nutritious food and then said, "Go home and don't worry, the body can deal with it".

Here's a good analogy that depicts today's medical viewpoint. Imagine you have garbage outside your house and rats there are darting about. You be the "doctor" to cure this problem; What would be your "treatment of choice"? If you intend on killing the rats as the cure, would you succeed? What good is it to go after the SYMPTOM when the SOURCE of the problem still draws rats?! And that's exactly how the American medical establishment tackles medical problems - by going after symptoms and ignoring the cause. In the case of this "rat disease", they would "treat" the problem by shooting the rats. However, not only will rats continue to come, but you've now also thrown into the already toxic load more toxicity; In this case, you've added bullet shells and dead rats that also have to now be cleaned up. Would it not have been wiser to simply clean up the mess and the symptom will have thereby cleared up on its own accord?

The trouble is manifold because patients themselves practically demand drugs. Why, were they to walk out of the doctor's office without a prescription in their hands, they'd probably be disappointed! They have been taught to accept the foolish outlook doctors promote. This despite the fact that patients are never cured for hypertension, diabetes, oseteoporosis, or, you name it. Antibiotics is the exception, if correctly applied, but the body could well have done that on its own, with proper diet and/or fasting (as the body's loss of appetite suggests). Patients are simply "treated" - but never cured, never rid of the pills they have to pop for the rest of their lives. That's medicine?! Doctors should be paid for PREVENTING disease, and if their patients come down sick - doctors should pay the bills!

Alas, the abuses of medicine are many, long-established, well-ingrained, from the education and licensing systems to insurance and hospital industries, well-greased by bribed politicians, well-publicized by controlled advertising revenue - so it's up to us to learn on our own. The internet today makes that possible, whereby we can seek information beyond the purview of nonsense conventional medicine advances. We have an open window today to truth and clarity. Will this window stay open for long? No doubt, here too they now seek how to close it off from the truth that will dam their rivers of profit.