Turn anywhere nowadays and you will see advertisements for a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs intended to help people with everything from anxiety to diabetes. The promises made to people by the drug companies are big, and the growing list of medications made available to combat a vast spectrum of diseases, conditions and disorders are seemingly endless. We have all seen the familiar commercials presenting people enjoying fulfilling lives while taking these pharmaceuticals, only to be read a long list of potential side effects that are often more disturbing than the original condition. The advertisements almost always end with the familiar ‘ask your doctor about ……’. Truth be told, none of these drugs can actually cure any disease, as they are intended merely to help people cope with them.
Every year the medical and pharmaceutical industries rake in billions of dollars from people like you and I, all the while concealing the truth about their limitations. In reality, drug companies don’t want you to regain perfect health, as they wouldn’t reap a profit from it. Although there are many good people within these industries who are motivated to help others, they are a part of a system that has grown out of control. The Pharmaceutical industry, or Big Pharma, wants to keep people in a state of continual dependance on their drugs so that they can extract money from them for the rest of their lives. This isn’t true for only those people who have been diagnosed with a disease or condition, it extends also to those who haven’t. If the pharmaceutical industry had their way, every American would be medicated on at least one type of drug. Because of this, there are millions of Americans taking daily medication prescribed by doctors unnecessarily. It doesn’t help that Obamacare has been ruled a tax by the U.S. Supreme Court, adding insult to injury. Consumer health advocate and author Mike Adams, known as the Health Ranger (Naturalnews.com), refers to the healthcare industry as sickcare.
What Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know is that health and vitality can’t be obtained through chemicals created in a lab. Outside of the miraculous, people can only be healed through God’s medicine, which is only found in natural foods and nutrition. Contrary to the processed, synthetic, and chemically-laced food consumed by many Americans, real food like non-GMO (genetically-modified organisms) fruits and vegetables contain all the essential vitamins and minerals that the human body needs to thrive. This is in direct opposition to what the drug companies would have people believe, that medicine is nutrition. Chemicals are an ineffective substitute for nutrition, and many people are paying the price. Due to the lack of teaching, deceptive advertising, and the drug and medical establisments, people simply aren’t taught about proper nutrition the way our ancestors were. Instead, many have placed their hopes, as well as their hard-earned money, in the products of various drug companies.
This past August, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson both said they were putting a stop to large-scale clinical trials of their experimental drug bapineuzumab in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease due to patients who took it and showed no signs of improvement. There is a better way to guard against Alzheimer’s that doesn’t risk your health or cost billions of dollars, which is antioxidants and other natural nutrients. Evidence shows from previous Alzheimer’s research that the build-up of beta amyloid plaque is a major contributing factor of the disease. It also shows that high levels of beta result in neuronal cell death, according to research done by the National Center of Biotechnology Information at Bethesda, Md. Studies have also shown that a natural protective compound called resveratrol found in red grapes, red wine, purple grape juice, and peanuts helps in preventing the disease. Although more research is certainly needed, many natural foods can help to prevent and even reverse a variety of diseases, including certain types of cancers and diabetes. One of the greatest preventative medicines in existence, vitamin D, is known to halt most types of cancer and other diseases, and is found naturally in sunlight, which can be obtained for free.
It’s startling to realize that our diet has changed more in the last 100 years than in the previous 6,000. The Bible provides many principles for health that can also serve as a guideline for overall nutrition. Going back to the book of Genesis man was told to eat a diet composed of fruits, nuts, and grains. Vegetables were added after the fall of mankind (Genesis 1 and 2). The Israelites were also given a similar nutritional plan by God when they were delivered from Egypt (Exodus). The book of Daniel records a ten day test that is worth observing today. Daniel, in captivity in Babylon, requested to consume only vegetables and water for ten days instead of eating what the other slaves ate. According to the scriptures, “At the end of ten days Daniel looked healthier and better nourished than the youths who had been eating the food supplied by the king” (Daniel 1: 8-15). This test is still effective today. It’s interesting to note that the word pharmacy is derived from the Greek work ‘pharmakos’. Appearing in Galatians 5:20 of the New Testament, it refers to sorcery, and magical arts, which were forbidden by God. Pharmaceuticals can be considered modern chemical sorcery, and even a form of poison. If we stop our dependency on chemicals and medicine, returning to a more natural food diet, we can slow, and even stop, many of the diseases and conditions that keep us from living longer, healthier lives.