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somatai wrote:plenty of people who go through the sanctioned channels die as well.........
somatai wrote:the idea of authority in medicine is truly bullshit....
somatai wrote:i am not an advocate of the guy per say
somatai wrote: but I am happy to see people allowed to explore and try to help
somatai wrote: and the idea that there is a group who knows what works and what doesn't is such a laugh
somatai wrote:...this type of authoritarian mind is more destructive than helpful in healing.
Taichiturtle wrote:So 'one of the good guys ' survived an attempt by 'the man' to shoot him down. He can now go on 'curing' cancer and saving lives at the expense of 'Big Pharma' and 'The Establishment'. . .
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2 ... -by-cancer
tragic tragic tragic: A little girl gets a very rare, very aggressive cancer of the brain stem. It is essentially untreatable and average survival time from diagnosis is 7 months. The family contact the Burzynski clinic, he tells them that she can be enrolled in a trial, but the cost is around £200,000 Sterling. Cue lots of fundraising, famous people running benefit concerts etc. The little girl goes over to Texas, gets fitted with loads of tubes to deliver the drug directly into her chest. The result:
Death about 7 months after diagnosis, her quality of life significantly affected and a £200,000 bill for a treatment that did not effect her survival time in any way. And somebody posted a blog article in relation to this case, questioning antineoplaston therapy, and received a bilious, ranting series of threats from someone claiming to be an attorney, but who actually turned out to be from Burzynski’s PR dept:
http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2011/11 ... amily.html
Again, when approached about this individual, Burzynski stated that he was not responsible for the actions of his employees. Same loophole he used with the Texas Medical Board.
And let’s not forget Amelia:
She died a couple of weeks ago, 2 months after the Burzynski clinic told her family that her tumour was ‘dying from the inside’ – ie that it had outgrown it’s blood supply and the centre had started to necrotise, but that it was continuing to grow on the outsides. This is typical advanced tumour behaviour – not a sign that treatment is working. Tumours shrink and disappear when treated successfully. Reading the story on the website upset me so much that I started to cry – after all, I have a daughter not much older than Amelia. The local community came together, raised £250,000 and went to Houston for the treatment that was going to save her life. Result: no significant extension of life, and the kid was rigged up to a catheter when she could have been doing the things she wanted to do.
Think about it: your kid has been diagnosed with a cancer that has, effectively, 0% 5-year survival rate and no treatment options. You are hoping for a miracle. Then you come across the wesbite of someone offering you one. What do you do? You do everything in your power to make it happen. And this is what he feeds on: desperation.
somatai wrote:The amount of $ that goes into research boggles the mind....Considering how unhealthy most folks are and how expensive our medicine is you will have to forgive me for being unimpressed.
Taichiturtle wrote:somatai wrote:The amount of $ that goes into research boggles the mind....Considering how unhealthy most folks are and how expensive our medicine is you will have to forgive me for being unimpressed.
And also is the unhealthiness of people due to modern medicine?
Michael wrote:The dots that I (and perhaps somatai) are connecting, that perhaps you, Taichiturtle, are not at the moment seeing as being part of the problem, is that allopathic medicine, the dominant branch (among five or six licensed branches of medicine) in the USA that's received nearly all the funding in the past century, has become an authoritarian construct and dictatorial institution that can absolutely be judged based on the dismal results it has achieved in the past 60 years when one simply looks at the overall health of USA Americans in the North America and compares their per capita health care costs with those from other industrialized nations.
Michael wrote:There was another thread recently where bailewen posted a TED talk about a medical statistician who revealed how Big Pharma removes negative study results to get their drugs passed. The amount of fraud going on in allopathic medicine and Big Pharma in the USA in a single Vioxx type incident is many, many orders of magnitude more harmful than all of the snake oil salesmen of the turn of the 20th century combined. When you add in the psychiatric fraud, well....
Michael wrote:The stupidest people are those who believe their authority is the last word. Most doctors I've known fall into this trap, but it's no surprise because they're trained to believe they are the sole possessors of medical knowledge and have lots of monetary incentives to perpetuate that belief.
Your attitude here, Taichiturtle, is very similar to the doctors I'm referring to.
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