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Marvels of Modern Medicine


Disease-creating medicines. Companies and doctors who benefit from illness. Can such a medical system – and its’ users be ever healthy?

People blame themselves - while it is 'medicines' that create these disorders  |  No cartoon credit credit available at source.  |  Click for image.

People blame themselves – while it is ‘medicines’ that create these disorders | No cartoon credit credit available at source. | Click for image.

A third of the U.S. population is now overweight, making it just a matter of time before normal-size people are actually in the minority. Americans have so ballooned in size, government safety regulators worry that airline seats and belts won’t restrain today’s men who average 194 pounds and women who average 165 pounds, in a crash. The Lancet recently reported that rising obesity in the U.K. will cause an extra half a million cases of heart disease, 700,000 cases of diabetes and 130,000 of cancer by 2030. And the overweight and obese are 80 percent more likely to develop dementia writes Kerry Trueman on AlterNet.

Obesity raises Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance costs and affects national security, writes David Gratzer on KevinMD.com, “since thousands of recruits are turned away from military service because of failed physicals and poor overall health.” It also shortens “the lifespan of millions of decent Americans who deserve better,” he writes.

Yet eating too much and exercising too little, considered the root of obesity, are not the only probable culprits. Here are some other factors that are often overlooked.

Depression and Depression Drugs

Classic depression is characterized by a decrease in appetite, weight loss and general despondency. But in 1994, “atypical depression” debuted, a subtype of depression characterized by an increase in appetite and weight gain (as well as oversensitivity to rejection by others). Unfortunately, both types of depression are often treated with popular antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro and Paxil and antipsychotics like Seroquel, Zyprexa and Risperdal,, all of which can pack on the pounds.

Welcome to the industrial society. Food that harms and medicines that are poison!  |  Cartoon credits embedded  |  Click for image.

Welcome to the industrial society. Food that harms and medicines that are poison! | Cartoon credits embedded | Click for image.

To keep the weight gain from affecting Pharma sales, the pro-pill site, WebMD, tells patients that keeping the pounds off is their responsibility since only “healthy eating and exercise help control your weight gain.” But it also counsels if the pill weight gain is “so strong that it simply can’t be offset by any amount of calorie restricting or even exercise,” the psychoactive medication “to help overcome your depression is far more important.” To whom? (via 8 Surprising Things That May Be Making Americans Fat | Food | AlterNet).

Entry Restricted

With gate-keepers in each direction, the ‘modern’ medical system is closed to everyone – except a few ‘insiders’. Patent-protected pharma companies, specialists (in the parietal-occipital lobe, for instance), regulators who depend on incomplete and partial information decide the fate of our health – and disease. Pharma companies decide what information regulators, specialists and users will know.

And what they don’t tell us hurts us.

An establishment that protects and promotes itself.  |  Cartoon credits embedded.  |  Click for image.

An establishment that protects and promotes itself. | Cartoon credits embedded. | Click for image.

Costs – and more

This edifice definitely creates financial ill-health – and frequently physical disease also. Like this above extract shows, modern medical system has created obesity into a national disease across the West.

And the people think, it is their personal eating habits behind this national epidemic of obesity.

After double-blind, randomized, clinical testing on rats, rabbits, dogs, cats, cattle – plus you and me, after a few decades, 90% of these medicines are found to become ineffective – or have side-effects.

Like they make you unfit and obese.

Wife: - No, actually the initial complaint was a headache. Wife: The heart-attack happened after seeing the doctor's bill.  |  Cartoonist - Kirtish Bhatt; source & courtesy - bamulahija.blogspot.in  |  Click for image.

Wife: – No, actually the initial complaint was a headache. Wife: The heart-attack happened after seeing the doctor’s bill. | Cartoonist – Kirtish Bhatt; source & courtesy – bamulahija.blogspot.in | Click for image.



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