I hope that most of you are following the Truth About Cancer series. I have seen the first 3 of 9 episodes. The first showed how medical education in the US was hijacked a century ago by the Carnegie and Rockefeller organizations. They had most medical schools closed down as being unscientific, and took control of the American Medical Association and similar groups. This put thousands of herbalists, naturopaths, homeopaths, and chiropractors out of business.
They provided funds for the schools that taught the subjects that they wanted them to teach, which consisted almost entirely of how to prescribe patented chemical compounds which could be sold at huge markups over the cost of production. Most doctors spend about one hour of their med school days studying nutrition.
The Federal Drug Administration, which is supposed to be protecting consumers from the excesses of the pharmaceutical industry, went over to the other side long ago. This phenomenon is usually known as regulatory capture. The average time until complete capture is about 20 years. At the advanced stage, as seen in the FDA, people move back and forth between the industry and the regulatory body in a process that is often described as a revolving door.
The series describes the mechanism by which genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were approved. An executive from Monsanto was transferred to the FDA. Once there he ignored all of the advice from FDA scientists and stated that, since GMOs are similar to naturally occurring plants, no studies were necessary. Later he went back to Monsanto, and is now back at the FDA, where he is blocking attempts to bring Monsanto under control. Studies have shown that GMOs are harmful, and the series shows photos of lab mice that have lived on GMOs for months. The tumors on their bodies are easily visible from 2 or 3 feet away.
GMOs are harmful in 2 main ways. They permit very high concentrations of the poison in Roundup. These kill beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, making it easier for harmful bacteria to flourish. Some of them also produce poisons, which are supposed to kill insects that attack the growing plant, and of course also attack anyone who eats them.
Surveys have shown that 90% of the US population does not want to eat GMO foods. To counter this the FDA has produced regulations that make it essentially illegal to advertise any product as being non-GMO. Recently Congress passed a bill that is colloquially referred to as the Monsanto Protection Act. Its purpose is to make it more difficult to market non-GMO products.
The series describes historical facts about Europe. It is stated that the big 3 German chemical companies were the chief supporters of the Nazi ascension to power in the 1930s. Once it was clear that a war was coming they had enormous factories built to produce explosives, ammunition, synthetic gasoline etc. One factory was 5 miles by 2 miles. To supply labor they built large prison camps, such as Auschwitz, right beside each of them. It seems likely that they supported the Nazi cause because they saw themselves as part of the armaments industry.
Many of their leaders were imprisoned after the Nuremburg trials. It is not mentioned here, but one of the executives imprisoned after the trials was placed back in his old position as soon as he got out of jail. This told me all I needed to know about the morals and ethics of the European pharmaceutical companies.
They have managed to make it very difficult to buy food supplements like minerals and vitamins in Europe. After all, healthy, well-nourished people are harder to sell drugs to.
He interviews a lady who was dying in a chemotherapy ward in St. Petersburg, Russia. She was completely bedridden when her family carried her out of there and took her to a clinic in Lithuania. The first doctor there looked at her lab results and asked why she was still living. Within a few weeks she was able to move around. She contacted the ladies who were in her old chemotherapy ward, told them what happened, and invited them to go to Lithuania with her. None of them went. They all died where she had met them. This interview is very moving.
One of the things that was brought out in this series is that chemotherapy and radiation are themselves causes of cancer so there is very little logic in using them as cancer treatments. They are very profitable to the industry, of course, whereas there is virtually no profit to using naturally occurring treatments. The series mentions a preparation that was used to cure 70,000 cancer patients in Australia when it was sold over the counter. The industry had it changed to a prescription-only drug and it was no longer available to anyone.
It is shown that chemotherapy has only a 2% success rate against cancer, even though it costs $10,000 to $30,000 a month. It kills the daughter cells but not the stem cells so the cancer often comes roaring back stronger than ever. The pharmaceutical industry has made enormous efforts to suppress information about natural cures because they are cheaper and more effective. There is no way for them to make billions of dollars from cheap, effective treatment methods.