I will start with a few anecdotes.
A few years ago I asked a very fit looking patient in his early 80's what was the secret for his vitality and health , paraphrasing - ' I do not go to the doctors, once they open you up you are never the same.'
My father , mid eightees, recalls from his childhood that in the area he lived as a child there were a few thousand people, there was only a midwife to look after people's health . Now he sees 2 year olds wearing glassess. He was asked by a friend a few years ago what medication he was on , which is none . Nowadays , it is assumed as ' normal ' to be on some medication as if it is something to boast about.
My mother early 80's , tertiary education, hardly goes to the doctors and avoids any medication as she was not brought up with the mentality of gulping down pills , has hardly ever taken any medication, not even painkillers.
My grandparents, uncle , aunties lived a long life. My grandfather had scarlet fever, was wounded in the war, had blood pressure and reached a few days short of 100. He had a wise saying in old age, you do not ask an elderly person what hurts but what does not hurt.
Until I was in my mid 30's I hardly ever went to the doctors.
When I grew up I hardly knew any children with allergies or sensitivities , have only known of one person with asthma. And if you had any pain from eg. a fall , the saying was it will pass by the time you get married . Now children are brought up with painkillers.
One of my nephews had bad asthma as a child and some sensitivities when there is no family history.
How come with our advanced modern lifestyle and medicine people are less healthy , less fit and , thus, have a worst quality of life. Having to vist your doctor often , especially at a young age does not reflect a state of health of a society . We seem to have moved into a Munchausen by proxy society, especially during the 'covid' era where even some governments advice us to act as if you have it.( ie as if you are sick with 'covid')
I will leave aside the environmental effects , changes in our food sytem or how the sedentary modern lifestyle , ie. our comforts are , paradoxically , slowly making us sick and 'killing us ' prematurely.
But will briefly address the solutions offered nowadays, ' modern medicine'. The cure for all cures, a pill and vaccine for every ill.
Modern Medicine: The New World Religion-By Olivier Clerc
'Real health keeps regressing while the great medical “miracles,” such as vaccines and antibiotics, are now clearly showing their limitations, which some had foreseen and warned of right from the start. This undeserved credit comes mostly from the fact that medicine and science have replaced religion as the only certain belief in an uncertain world.
And the doctors and scientists are seen as the priests of the new religion, delivering through the certainties of science what the old discredited gods were not able to deliver. If we can no longer believe in the miracles, the cures and the curses of the old religions, we can certainly believe in the miracles, the cures and the destructive powers of the new science.
Almost imperceptibly medicine has taken on a saving or messianic role, the characteristics of which we must examine. Looking back through history, there is a sense in which medicine can be said to have displayed characteristics that have at various times characterized the Roman Catholic Church:
- The control and manipulation of people
- Total obedience
- The destruction of heretics
- The stamping out of individuality
All this, of course, has been done in the name of public health and the general good, just as the church acted for mankind’s salvation.'
Medicine, then, has become the new world religion. The specific myths, beliefs and rites of Christianity have been unconsciously projected over medicine since Pasteur. As I explain in detail in my book, we can establish a very close parallelism between the catholic religion and modern medicine, although for lack of space I cannot go into all the details of each comparison in this article. In brief:
- Physicians have taken the place of priests.
- Vaccination plays the same initiatory role as baptism and is accompanied by the same threats and fears.
- The search for health has replaced the quest for salvation.
- The fight against disease has replaced the fight against sin.
- Eradication of viruses has taken the place of exorcising demons.
- The hope of physical immortality (cloning, genetic engineering) has been substituted for the hope of eternal life.
- Pills have replaced the sacrament of bread and wine.
- Donations to cancer research take precedence over donations to the church.
- A hypothetical universal vaccine could save humanity from all its illnesses, as the Savior has saved the world from all its sins.
- The medical power has become the government’s ally, as was the Catholic Church in the past.
- “Charlatans” are persecuted today as “heretics” were yesterday.
- Dogmatism rules out promising alternative medical theories.
- The same absence of individual responsibility is now found in medicine, as previously in the Christian religion.
- Patients are alienated from their bodies, as sinners used to be from their souls.
People are still being manipulated by their fears and childish hopes. They are still told that the source of their problems is outside them and that the solution can only come from the outside. They are not allowed to do anything by themselves and they must have the mediation of priest-physicians, the administration of drug-hosts, and the protection of vaccine-absolutions.
This substitution of medicine for religion has had many unfortunate consequences. In medical research, it influences what should be looked for and what can be discovered. Any discovery or theory that is at odds with the overarching orthodoxy is rejected and its authors called heretics. Entire areas of research, as well as promising new lines of approach, are thus disqualified.
Very few people are capable of being totally impartial and disinterested, especially when money and power are at stake; and especially when psychological studies show that the noblest motivations often go hand in hand with more dubious unconscious intentions.
Therefore, taking personal responsibility for our own health, our own inner evolution, and our own life at every level, without rejecting any available help or advice, remains the safest and most rewarding attitude.'
There is some fascinating research out there which shows the arrogance of the human species , seperating ourselves from nature and playing .god’ instead of having humility in our limitations. Most of the beauty of the universe is a marvel and a mistery.
We do not even fully understand photosynthesis exept in a simplified version.
Unfortunatelly , intead of creating harmony , we have become a destructive / selfdestructive species, in the name of science ie making money or use it for control , power and politics.
Beside simplifying concept for function and for quality of life like engineering and architecture, a lot of the fields in science are similar to a crystal ball / guess work ( eg. predicting climate change), speculative or exagerated extrapolations run by institutions and legalised experts with titled from approved institutions ( consensus science) while independent , original research and observations are silenced via censorship or lack of funding.
Modern science is only beginning to catch up to the wisdom of the ancients: plants possess sentience and a rudimentary form of intelligence. https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/research-reveals-plants-can-think-choose-remember
As for the mistery of the human body conventional medicine has monopolised our understanding of biology which has lead to the current health system of deception based on a business model of disease