Medical Causes of Death

Food Matters Documentary:

This documentary has been around for a while, but I have only just had the opportunity of viewing it.  This is a really great video:  Everyone would benefit from seeing it, in my opinion.  Fantastic to have these clever medical people promoting raw food and ‘natural’ cures through diet and detoxification.

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Angus commented recently:

So you believe that patients admitted to hospital run a significant risk of actual harm?
I have seen figures of 50,000 per year touted around. I believe this refers to the US and is actually a corruption of a study of admissions over a ten or more year period back in the fifties. Of course, the paper has been swamped by repetitions of more recent assertions that it represents an annual death toll- a number which would be noted, surely by the media on a more daily basis:
“News in today, there were another 120 deaths by stuff-ups in hospitals around the country today, just as there were yesterday and all last week… Lawyers have never had it so good…”
Let me know when you are aware that admission to a public hospital involves care by a team of doctors, nurses and auxilliary staff from pathology, physio, occupational therapies, admin, all of whom (Believe me) are happy to find fault with poor behaviour or practice… And correct it.
I’ll ask my next patient whether they’d like a homeopathic anaesthetic when I’m on my next shift. And I’ll see if I get deregistered for suggesting a homeopathic dose of antibiotics prior to the surgeon’s incision.
Shall let you know the outcome…

BTW, I was working in ICU during the H1N1 outbreak and saw some pretty hairy stuff. It really obliterated some lungs for a while necessitating use of ECMO, Prone ventilation and High frequency oscillatory ventilation amongst other techniques. As well as the viral insult, these patients were dealing with MODS and secondary VAPs.
At what stage would you like to see the homeopath introduced? I think that it would be wonderful to have one attend at any stage to see just how far out of their depth they would really be in such a situation.

Submitted on 2013/06/18 at 5:47 am | In reply to Angus.  Merrilyn says:

Accidents DO happen. We can never know just how many people suffer iatrogenic illness. But iatrogenic illnesses and deaths certainly do occur from time to time.

Only a year ago or so my cousin came back from Australia to have a cancerous portion of his bowel removed. Guess what? The surgeon removed the TOP part of his bowel, when it was the BOTTOM part of the bowel which should have been removed. The mistake was discovered just as he was waking up. So he was shot back into the operating theatre to have the bottom part removed. Too late to put back the good, top part of the bowel the surgeon had mistakenly cut out.
This ‘accident’ was, like many, not reported as negligent practice. Many such-like mistakes go unrecorded, because people are too nice to complain.

My own daughter was initially made sick from aerial drops of 245T -same ingredients as Agent Orange which contains Dieldrin – We were intensively sprayed in a country area while I was pregnant. This made us all very sick. After she was born, when her breathing was so bad, and she was so ill, doctors guessed she might have had cystic fibrosis, but this was never confirmed.

Anyhow, interesting to note that the actual CAUSE of her death was an overdose of Ventolin done by a young nurse at the hospital we were staying in. This caused heart failure and brain damage almost immediately after a whole test-tube full of ventolin was poured down her throat. I saw it happen. We eventually took her off life support after a month because there was no improvement. We had to let her die.

Interesting to note too, that I went to the doctor after the spraying, because my own health had suddenly become so bad, with asthma-like symptoms among other things. I wanted the doctor to note that the spraying had made me and my young son sick, so that our symptoms from 245T poisoning were recorded. My hopes were to get the stuff banned.
The doctor told me that there was nothing wrong with 245T – no record of it causing illness in humans – and that my illness was all in my imagination. What an ignorant doctor – the stuff was already banned overseas at that stage, but NZ was still manufacturing it.
This should give you some idea about the influence the chemical and pharmaceutical industries have on our society, how lies are told, and how rules are bent so that they can continue to profit where they can.”

In the documentary “Food Matters”, Doctor  Ian Brighthope, Dr Victor Zeines, Dr Andrew Saul and other eminent physicians have important things to say about drug marketing, drug dependence, and that good nutrition is what is really needed for people to get well.

Professor Brighthope is a Vitamin C specialist, and Dr Victor Zeines is a holistic dentist, which gives you some idea about the professional aptitudes of the doctors who present information on “Food Matters”.

Adverse Reaction to Medical Drugs
Prescription drugs certainly do have their place in today’s medicine. However, alternative treatments, which incorporate raw foods as the healing catalyst, need to be promoted so that people really can improve their health. There really should be no need for dependence on prescription drugs, and when they are used,  they need to be used with caution, as the following details indicate:

Iatrogenic Illness:  An iotrogenic illness is an illness which has been caused by a doctor or an administered pharmaceutical drug. Thousands of people die in America each year of iotrogenic illness.

Death Due To Prescription Drugs: Adverse drug reactions kill more people in Britain annually than car accidents.  Recent statistics, taken from the documentary “Food Matters” indicate that 10,000 people die annually from prescription medicine in Britain, while 3,500 people die annually from road accidents.
This is incredible.  Why are we not warned about this?  We have plenty of advertisements on our New Zealand television to try and prevent road deaths, but there are none to warn us about the dangers of taking prescription medicine.  And yet prescription medicine kills  almost three times as many people as road accidents.
This mysterious silence is because of the vested interests of the drug company giants.
Adverse drug reactions in Britain, resulting in death, are even higher than the death rates for prostate cancer:  Prostate cancer kills 9,000 people a year in Britain, whereas death resulting from an adverse drug reaction is 10,000 people a year.
Prescription Drugs can help some people, however, they are not the answer for everybody:  They should not be regarded  by the majority as a long term solution to a medical problem.
Prescription medicine is best taken in the short term, when no other alternative readily presents itself.  Long term medication almost always results in side effects of one sort or another, which are often worse than the original condition which the medication was first prescribed for.  Death can, and has, resulted from adverse side effects to prescription drugs.
The medical specialists who feature on the documentary “Food Matters” stress the importance of natural, raw food in counteracting disease –  They promote raw, organic foods for preventing disease, and  for curing it.  51% of your food should be eaten raw, according to these doctors.

The aim  of the documentary “Food Matters” is to educate us into the wiles of the drug companies, and their manipulations of the medical system.  These alternative  doctor who feature on “Food Matters”s are providing us with the obvious, natural, healthy alternative to long term medication: food.
One  of these doctors who will seem familiar to New Zealanders and Australians is Professor Brighthope. He is an Australian doctor, a vitamin C specialist, who has was interviewed on  New Zealand’s ’60 minutes’  recently, and in another  New Zealand documentary,  in relation to Vitamin C being effective in treating swine flu.
People have the opportunity of improving their general health so that the body stands a chance of fighting off a diseased condition. Eating 51% raw food, as the doctors on “Food Matters” recommend, will help prevent you from getting the same thing again.
Even when prescription medicine is resorted to in an emergency, for the short term, hopefully, diet and detoxification should be taken seriously, for the long term, so that the body and the immune system become stronger.
The doctors on ‘Food Matters’ all stress the importance of diet and detoxification in averting disease.
This documentary gives an enlightening discussion on just how and why we have lost faith in our body’s ability to heal itself: Promotions by drug companies serve to seduce the public into thinking that they need to have medical drugs to survive.  Drug companies make enormous profits from keeping people on prescription drugs, and so they have a vested interest in coaxing us to be drug dependent.
They have a big influence on doctors and all the medical profession. Even the medical journals are funded by drug companies’ advertisements.  Drug companies are rich and powerful, so that they can afford to monitor and manipulate much of the drug research going on.
Recently, findings from research done two years ago have shown that 3/4 of the people taking cholesterol lowering drugs in America are taking them unnecessarily.  This is 30 million people a year, out of the 40 million people who are on prescription medicine to lower their cholesterol.

Swine Flu: Intravenous Vitamin C

Treatment For Swine Flu

Vitamin C Cures Swine Flu :  From the Documentary ’60 Minutes’, Channel 3, Television New Zealand,  Wednesday, 15th September, 2010.

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First of all, a big thankyou to the presenters of Channel 3  ’60 Minutes’, Mike McRoberts, and all the others, for running this show. Getting the information ‘out there’ is what it’s all about.  Without shows such as this one, many of us would be none the wiser.

Thank God that we do have some very good  and intelligent people such as Professor Brighthope in the medical profession – Doctors who are open to the use of Vitamin C and other ‘unorthodox’ treatments for disease.  However, the work of these enlightened doctors is often undermined by other closed-minded doctors in the profession, and by the design of drug companies who fund research, and control the drug market, as we shall see.

The effect of this close-mindedness  means that people are being robbed of life by the health authorities instead of being assisted to recover and live.  This goes against the Hippocratic oath which insists that a doctor should have it in his heart to do his UTMOST to value, protect and save life wherever he can.

Professor Brighthope is a Vitamin C specialist, an Australian doctor.  He was interviewed on ‘60 Minutes’ last night.  He was very much in support of using Vitamin C to treat swine flu and made some very pertinent comments on just why New Zealand hospitals are avoiding the use of Vitamin C, and are refusing  to acknowledge its value. He expressed his concern, and made the comment:  ‘people are dying because of the attitude of doctors’.

Professor Brighthope was emphatic that:

  • ‘People don’t die of swine flu – they die of Vitamin C deficiency.’

’60 Minutes’ covered the story about a month ago, of a man who miraculously recovered from swine flu after being given intravenous megadoses of Vitamin C.

Alan Smith has survived to tell the tale, but only because his family were boxers who didn’t give up the fight:  Auckland Hospital doctors had stated that Alan’s life support system should be turned off, because there was nothing more that they could do to save his life from swine flu.

Alan Smith’s family requested that Vitamin C be given to him, as a last ditch effort to try and save his life.  The hospital authorities STILL REFUSED.  One has to wonder just why they were so keen NOT to administer the Vitamin C, as, at this stage, there was OBVIOUSLY nothing to lose.

Thankfully, Alan survived because of his family’s determination to give him Vitamin C, and because the authorities took fright and backed down when the family threatened to sue.

A New Zealand doctor on the programme last night  gave an extremely lame defence  of why Vitamin C should NOT be given. He said that they did not want to give Vitamin C to swine flu victims  because they ‘have no proof that it works, and that Vitamin C can be harmful’. Just how ridiculous is that.

This statement is not only ridiculous, it is untrue:  as Doctor Brighthope said, Vitamin C is one of the most researched products in the world, and it IS effective in treating swine flu.

The New Zealand doctor stated that not enough research had been done into the use of Vitamin C for hospitals to ever use it……  Wrong, we know. Otago University in Christchurch, New Zealand, has come up with research results which would seem to support the use of Vitamin C in treating cancer………….   But the reporter asked him who funds the research – was it the drug companies?  “Yes”, he said,  “It was the drug companies.” …….A very meaningful pause ensued, and my guess was that he immediately rued having made that comment.

There is just no reason NOT to use Vitamin C:  In Alan’s case, if  the doctors were that convinced that Alan was about to die, and were about to remove the life support system, then there was obviously nothing to lose: The risk of Vitamin C causing any harm would not have been a serious consideration. Yet the medics still refused the treatment of Vitamin C, saying that ‘there was no proof’. They should not have resisted giving Vitamin C, and had no grounds to prohibit its use.

Bob Goodwin was not so lucky.  Bob was being treated for swine flu in North Shore Hospital.  His family, too, tried to get Vitamin C administered to treat swine flu, but were not successful in convincing the hospital to try it until it was too late.

The hospital had refused to give Vitamin C, saying that Vitamin C could cause kidney failure.  Meanwhile,  Bob suffered kidney failure anyway from the effects of swine flu.  The authorities came around to pull out the life support system.  Bob’s son managed, at that late stage, to get the hospital to administer Vitamin C, but it was too late in Bob’s case, for Vitamin C to have any effect.

A similar block was put up to the family of a 36 year old woman who was  recently in the Intensive Care Unit at Auckland hospital.  The family was told adamantly that:

  • ”There will be no circumstance  where Vitamin C will be administered’.

This poor girl died from swine flu at the hands of the medical profession who refused her a treatment which has been known to work.

In Australia, at St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney, a 20 year old girl, Laura  Clarke, was treated recently for swine flu.  Her family had heard about the success of Alan Smith’s case, tracked down his family in New Zealand, and from there,  proceeded to Vitamin C specialist Professor Ian Brighthope for help.

The Sydney hospital agreed.  Laura’s lungs cleared and began to function normally after being given Vitamin C.  However, the hospital took her off the Vitamin C treatment, against Doctor Brighthope’s advice. They also took her off the life support system.  Laura died.

Note:  Please read the comments below from Andrew, who was a friend of Laura’s.    Andrew points out that St Vincent’s  hospital acted in accordance with the family’s wishes.  My condolences to you and the family, Andrew.

Lawyer May Chen who is working on the legality of some of these hospital decisions  said:

  • Vitamin C in high doses is efficacious………Vitamin C treatment has a long pedigree to it…….

Professor Brighthope said that

  • ‘It is absolute neglect to not allow, or prohibit, the use of Vitamin C for swine flu’…..He is horrified that this ban continues in New Zealand hospitals and appalled that they won’t try it.

IN FAVOUR Of VITAMIN C: Vitamin C Specialist Professor Brighthope has used Vitamin C effectively in many cases of disease in hospitals and clinics.  He stated that the dose needs to be a large one, and that megadoses of at least 50,000 mg were often used.

To the comment made by the New Zealand ‘expert’ who said that “There is no proof that Vitamin C works’, – the old drug company-derived jargon  which is aimed at influencing all  flappable minds in order to hold tight their control, Professor Brighthope advised New Zealand doctors to:

  • “READ.  There is PLENTY of evidence….The libraries are full of good literature on it.”