Prescription drug sales are projected to exceed one trillion dollars by 2020. They would have us all believe that most of their gains go to patents as well as Research & Development (R&D). However, big pharma has more than enough money, with billions left to continue profitable lobbying in Washington. Since 1998, the industry spent more than $5bill on lobbying. To put that in context, that’s more than the $1.53bill spent by the defense industry and more than the $1.3bill forked out by Big Oil.-BBC
Of note, the FDA is the watchdog for unfounded “quackery” & natural prevention yet backs the corrupt pharma industry that is solely responsible for over 100k deaths per year. Yet I’m a conspiracy theorist?
In 2013, Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company by revenue, made a 42% profit margin. If you are moral & just, wouldn’t you immediately see the dilemma? How can you justify those profits when some patients are going bankrupt trying to afford medicines to save their life?
Oh and FYI….Proctor & Gamble’s Revenue: $79.69 billion. That’s more than the GDP of Libya. P&G would rank as the world’s 64th biggest country! Big Pharma collectively earns more per year than the entire country of Morocco! Consider the national influence of an entity with that much power & money. You are correct to believe there’s some sort of conspiracy here.
Dr Brian Druker, director of the Knight Cancer Institute questioned: “If you are making $3bill a year on the cancer drug Gleevec, could you get by with $2bill? When do you cross the line from essential profits to profiteering?”
Big pharma would love to blame patents & R&D costs on the unethical cost of their synthetic drugs. Here is the truth from Families USA, a healthcare consumers advocacy group: Among the 9 pharma companies examined, all but 1 spent more than twice as much on marketing, advertising, & administration than they did on R&D. Six out of the 9 companies made more money in net profits than they spent on R&D last year.
It is advertising & CEO salaries that keep our drugs so expensive. And I ask you again-why do you trust this system? Why do you not take your health into your own hands?
One way to be proactive about your own health is to prevent disease rather than treat it when it might be too late. Since medicines & how antibiotics wipe out all gut flora, what can we do if we fall ill? Science is just beginning to connect clearing up diet=clear up brain fog, boost immunity & enhance spiritual connectedness. Here are some of the best natural antibiotics:
**Ginger-antispasmodic & antiemetic. It’s effective against a number of bacteria. Think about it. Pickled ginger is served with sushi due to the potential for raw food poisoning & the folklore of ginger’s antinausea effects. It works by stimulating stomach acid, necessary for proper digestion & pathogenic protection (imagine what Nexium, Prevacid, Pepcid or any acid blocker is doing to gut immunity?)
••Garlic-contains Allicin which functions like penicillin. Has been used for centuries by ancient cultures.
**Oil of oregano-It can be used internally & externally for UTIs, yeast infections, nail fungus. Packed with antioxidants known as phenols like thymol & carvacol, that are antiparasitic & antibacterial, respectively. it heals & strengthens your immune system.
**Colloidal silver (which is used in IVs & catheters in the hospital because it disables the enzyme that single-cell bacteria require to multiply, making it bacteriastatic)
**Coconut oil (used in tube feedings due to its medium chain length fatty acids which provide quick, easily degradable ATP or energy for patients with dementia). Use internally or externally. Antifungal, antibacterial.
**Manuka honey from New Zealand-has the most benefits. Add in cinnamon & cayenne pepper for more of an anti-pathogenic punch. Always get unpasteurized honey-it still contains active enzymes. Honey contains Glucose Oxidase. This enzyme, which is put into the honey by bees, slowly releases Hydrogen Peroxide into infection sites, in or on the body, killing harmful bacteria without damaging body tissue.
**Echinacea-boosts immune fighter cells & shortens duration of infections
**Fermented foods-cabbage (high in vitamin C & sulfur necessary in liver detoxification), sauerkraut, ACV, kimchi, kefir, & some spirulina are some of the best natural probiotics available to us. They repopulate crucial gut bacteria that revs up immunity & decrease allergies/inflammation.