Micellaneous

A Look Back at 2008 International Developments, Revelations, and Challenges to Come in Canada

Posted by on Dec 19, 2008 in Micellaneous | 0 comments

A Look Back at 2008 International Developments, Revelations,and Challenges to Come in Canada By Helke Ferrie Vitality December 2008 “Work on what has been spoiled has supreme success.” I Ching, Hexagram 18 (Chinese Book of Change – circa 5,000 years BCE) For medicine, 2008 brought some true progress, astonishing revelations, and the initiation of huge challenges for 2009. It’s easy to lament the fact that medical politics continues to reveal corruption, and that standard medicine continues to lumber on in a fog of prejudice to the...

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Understanding Drugs

Posted by on Mar 19, 2008 in Micellaneous | 0 comments

UNDERSTANDING DRUGS By Helke Ferrie Vitality Magazine March 2008 Street drugs kill about 20,000 people a year in North America, but prescription drugs kill about 700,000 annually, making legal drugs the leading cause of death. Drug side effects cause 8.8 million hospitalizations annually, or 28% of all hospital admissions. Prescription drugs and street drugs are both designed for symptom control. Drug product monographs clearly state: “This drug does not cure.” In August 2004 The New Yorker ran a full-page ad by Novartis with a cartoon...

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Sickness for Beginners

Posted by on Feb 19, 2008 in Micellaneous | 0 comments

SICKNESS FOR BEGINNERS By Helke Ferrie Vitality February 2008 “Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.” Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882) Everyone will sooner or later consult a doctor. That encounter may save your life dramatically in emergency medicine, or lead you into a living hell for a very long time and probably kill you if chronic disease and cancer are involved. For the latter, modern medicine offers drugs derived from mind-numbingly complex synthetic chemistry, which are purposely designed to control symptoms and ensure...

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Indoctrinated Doctors Tough Questions About Modern Medical Education

Posted by on Oct 19, 2006 in Micellaneous | 0 comments

Indoctrinated Doctors Tough Questions About Modern Medical Education By Helke Ferrie Vitality October 2006 Becoming a doctor takes many years.  They learn an awful lot. But just exactly what do they learn? And who decides what they are supposed to know? Any discussion of medical education starts with Dr. William Osler, who originally set the standard. In fact, McGill University is now trying to re-introduce an Osler-based program “to make doctors more humane” (Medical Post, Oct. 18, 2005). Dr. Osler’s 1892 textbook, Principles and...

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Will The Truth Make Medicine Free?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2006 in Micellaneous | 0 comments

WILL THE TRUTH MAKE MEDICINE FREE ? By Helke Ferrie Vitality Magazine April 2006  “The Truth shall make you free.” - Gospel of St. John “The Truth shall make you free – but first it hurts.” - Gloria Steinem Nicolas Regush, well known for his masterful investigative reporting on health issues for CBC radio and television, wrote shortly before his death the following observation: “There is no way to be nice about this. There is no point in raising false hopes.  There is no treatment or vaccine in sight. There is no miracle...

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

Posted by on Mar 19, 2004 in Micellaneous | 0 comments

MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY Government and Medical Science Finally Recognize Crippling Effects of MCS By Helke Ferrie Vitality Magazine March 2004 * It is said that when you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. For those whose lives have been devastated by Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and who have been hanging on to that knot for quite some time now, this determination is finally paying off. It appears that with regard to MCS, Canada is beginning to live up to its reputation of striving for a just society. I am...

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