- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Axios Press; Pap/DVD Re edition (October 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1607660067
- ISBN-13: 978-1607660064
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
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With help from a trio of MDs, radio host and alternative medicine advocate Null (Gary Null's Power Food, etc.), takes on the current state of U.S. health care with a controversy-courting sense of moral outrage. Though focused on what the Institute of Medicine (part of the NSA) has called "the nation's epidemic of medical errors," Null also exposes lax regulation at the FDA, and a science-defying bias against natural foods in government and the media in general: "Something is wrong when regulatory agencies pretend that vitamins and nutritional supplements are dangerous." Pushing back against the well-connected pharmaceutical industry, Null pulls from a number of mainstream sources to make a valuable, alarming case that "the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the U.S." Null finds shocking facts hidden in plain sight, such as Senate testimony from a 20-year FDA employee stating that the organization failed to act promptly even in the case of a drug-induced fatality. Null also makes a case against certain common procedures he finds unnecessary or overprescribed, including chemotherapy, going so far as to suggest that chemotherapy actually causes more cancers to form. Though readers may feel Null going occasionally overboard, anyone with a horse in the health care race is sure to be intrigued and provoked.
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America's medical system has not only lost its way but has become the leading cause of death and injury in the United States.
That shocking assertion is the premise of this compact but explosive book by Gary Null, an award-winning journalist, public radio host, author of wellness books, and strong proponent of alternative medicine and natural healing.
Null believes the medical field is in serious need of repair; big corporations and the deep-pocketed pharmaceutical industry have effectively hamstrung government agencies and subjugated much of the medical community through threats and financial incentives. The end result? Not only are people not getting the proper care they deserve, they are dying.
In a systematic presentation, the author addresses the plague of needless surgical blunders, negative side effects of corporate drugs, frivolous operations, shameful neglect of the elderly warehoused in rest homes, and research universities' growing dependency on grant money from big business. All of this is done at the expense of preventive forms of healing. Effective, alternative, and traditional types of care are left out of the loop of money and influence.
"Many complementary healthcare providers are denied publication through the intervention of pharmaceutical companies," Null writes. "If they or their allopathic colleagues do manage to speak out against corruption in the establishment, they are considered traitors to the medical brotherhood."
The author makes effective use of headline-grabbing statistics and shocking anecdotal evidence from a wide range of medical sources, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and numerous researchers of note. References and an index are included. The reader learns that 45 million unnecessary and/or inappropriate antibiotics are prescribed annually. About 8.9 million patients are unnecessarily hospitalized each year. Tons of unused drugs are regularly dumped into the water supply, polluting drinking sources.
This book is presented as an exposé, as the title suggests, to reveal cracks in the medical institutions that are killing people. The book is meant to outrage, warn, and light a fire under a citizenry the author hopes will demand reform. Do not look for balance, though. This book does not offer the voices of opposing sides of the argument. Refutations from representatives of "big pharma" won't be found. The author wanted this vehicle to drive home his message. And it certainly does. (January) Karl Kunkel--Foreword Magazine
"...Anyone with a horse in the health care race is sure to be intrigued and provoked."--Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The book is mostly based on facts about what's actually going on in USA, but as a Danish citizen I know, and can see, that Denmark is fast following suit. So the book is just as good, and important, for warning people living in other countries than USA. That is, if they there not already have it equal, then the historical development, by the biggest chance, with time will result in the getting to the same.
Among other we in the book, as started on side 148, are being reminded how scientists once claimed that there weren't enough studies which proved that there were dangers of DDT, and besides, that in 1964, the American Medical Association claimed that there were no prove showing that tobacco could result in lung cancer! And now a days we daily in the news are reading that only the patented drugs cures the sicknesses, versus that the natural medicine, vitamins and minerals, don't work or even are harmful. I would like to live so long that I can hear what we in the future will be told about these patented drugs, like for example the painkiller Vioxx.
And in the book, we concerning radiation used for control, we among other read that for a full body having computed tomography, gives the same risk for getting cancer are equal to being within a mile away from a World War II atom bomb explosion! And we are also reminded, which I still recall from when I was a child, that we in the shoe shops could put our feats into a box and there by radioactivity look at their anatomies. And then told that there could be no chance for harm as result of doing this!
The reality is that if more persons were reading books like this one, and thereby understanding and learning, then statistically the average age in many countries would rise.
Dr. Null did his homework and cut through the smoke screens that people are programmed to believe without question. Uless you are willing to take over your own healthcare, you can become a victim of the "system" that is controlled by Big Pharma and the owners of hospitals and clinics. Too many good doctors are forced to practice "standard of care" that does not result in a great health outcome for many people. A lot of coverups and nonreported reactions and deaths is troublesome.
He also clarifies that people do not get sick due to a lack of drugs, or having too many body parts.
A must read.