Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime VHS
In 1924, Harry Hoxsey claimed a cure for cancer using herbal formulas. Organized medicine has banned the therapy, exiling it to Mexico.
Is there a cure for cancer? Thousands flocked to Harry Hoxsey's clinics across the United States hoping that his herbal and dietary remedy would stave off their life-threatening illnesses. The story of this colorful man and his battle with medical authorities is told in Hoxsey: How Healing Becomes a Crime. Insightful and sympathetic, the film uses contemporary news footage and interviews with those involved, including patients and clinicians at the Tijuana clinic that continues his work. Though there's only anecdotal evidence that his program works, enough people swear by it to provoke at least curiosity in the viewer; it's hard to see how the medical establishment could keep their eyes closed for so long. Whether he was a snake-oil hustler or a mistreated humanitarian, Hoxsey's life makes compelling viewing. --Rob Lightner
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Although this video is an outstanding, factual and unbiased exposé of one man's unfortunate experience with "Big Medicine", it is also, at the same time disturbing, frustrating and maddening. If you are of the opinion that health care in America, as controled by the FDA and the AMA, is the greatest thing since sliced bread...you probably should avoid this video. It isn't one of your mother's little bed time stories.
On the other hand, if your experience with health care in America has ever led you to ask yourself the question "why haven't we been able to cure cancer yet"?...this video will go a long way toward answering that question.
Right now our country is in the midst of a very heated debate about the wisdom and cost and practical implementation of a government sponsered universal health care. Watch this video and you may begin to understand just who really controls health care in America and just where this current debate is likely to wind up. Warning: it's not going to be pretty.
In my mind, this is one of those "must see" videos for anyone who truly desires to take back responsibility for their own health and who has ever wondered how health care in America got so disfunctional in the first place. I would also recommend the book "When Healing Becomes a Crime" by the same author who produced the video, as well as the book "You Don't Have to Die" by Harry Hoxsey himself. Both are great adjuncts to the video and provide foundational and contextual support.
The good news is, the treatment is still available and is still just as effective. The bad news is, you still can't get it in America.
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