“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny.” - Thomas Jefferson
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” -- Attributed to Dr. Benjamin Rush, M.D., a signer of the Declaration of Independence
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." - Jim Rohn
The first wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. Ben Franklin
The doctor of the future will prescribe no drugs but will interest his patients in the care and nutrition of the human frame and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I might remember. Involve me and I’ll understand. Proverb
I don't agree with a word you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire
You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well. Wayne Dyer
The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest. John Stuart Mill
For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill. Marcel Proust
"Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate." Hubert H. Humphrey
He, who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
Cawadias (1953) said, "the history of medicine has shown that, whenever medicine has strayed from clinical observation, the result has been chaos, stagnation, and disaster."--British Medical Journal, Oct 8th, 1955, p.867 (Quoted in Clinical Medical Discoveries by Beddow Bayly)
"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." - Voltaire
The thing that bugs me is that people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn't. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it's doing are as different as night and day." - Dr. Herbert Ley, Commissioner of the FDA, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/2/70
The cure of many diseases remains unknown to the physicians of Hellos (Greece) because they do not study the whole person. Socrates, (470-399 BC).
Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases. Moliere (1622-1672).
He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines. Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790).
It should be forbidden and severely punished to remove cancer by cutting, burning, cautery, and other fiendish tortures. It is from nature that the disease comes, and from nature comes the cure, not from physicians. Paracelsus, (1493-1541 AD).
An enormous mass of experience, both of homeopathic doctors and their patients, is invoked in favor of the efficacy of these remedies and doses. But the regular profession stands firm in its belief that such experience is worthless and the whole history is one of quackery and delusion. William James (1842-1910).
You may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the attempts of the allopaths (orthodoxy) to destroy it. Mark Twain (1835-1910).
To protect herbalists from persecution by the Company of Physicians and Chirurgeons. Company of Surgeons in London, minding their own gain, and doing nothing for the profit or ease of the diseased, have sued, troubled and vexed honest persons (herbalist) ... Said persons have not taken anything for their pains and skill...Surgeons have small cunning, yet take great sums of money and do little for it. Act of Parliament, 1512 AD. Appendix 2, chapter 2. p.2
Samuel Thomson (1769-1843, herbalist) so upset New Hampshire doctors that they persuaded the state legislature to pass a law specifically naming him, not for practicing medicine 'illegally' ('the usual charge with which to charge non-allopathic practitioners') but to prevent him (from) healing people without charging them." - Donald Law, A Guide to Alternative Medicine.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa --slightly off balance. Prince Of Wales Charles
Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. Philipus A Paracelsus
The entire medical profession of the United States in so far as its organization is concerned, is today at the mercy of one man and a board of trustees that is subservient to him." - Editorial, Illinois Medical Journal, Dec. 1922, p.478.
The efforts of the medical profession in the US to control:...its...job it proposes to monopolize. It has been carrying on a vigorous campaign all over the country against new methods and schools of healing because it wants the business...I have watched this medical profession for a long time and it bears watching. Clarence Darrow, (1857-1938).
... I was a member of the Health Committee of London Borough Council, and I learned how the credit of vaccination is kept up statistically by diagnosing all the re-vaccinated cases (of smallpox) as 'pustular eczema, varioloid' or what not - except smallpox. George Bernard Shaw, (1856-1950).
(allow access of cancer patients to) "unconventional therapies, (i.e.) any method used for the control and cure of cancer which has not been approved by the Federal FDA." - Cancer Therapeutic Research Bill of 1981, State of Florida, HB747 passed by legislature, vetoed by governor.
(The AMA is) "just another mean trust." Harry S. Truman.
"...the right of the individual to elect freely the manner of his care in illness must be preserved. Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Doctors) collectively have done more to block adequate medical care for people of this country than any other single group. Jimmy Carter.
I've heard drug experts say they believe if penicillin were discovered today, the FDA wouldn't license it. Ronald Reagan.
"In a free society men and women should not be prevented by Government from seeking medical remedies which they believe will be effective. US Congressman Philip M. Crane, Congressional Record, 1975.
"Despite the fact that a predicted 350,000 persons in the US will die of cancer this year, the cancer bureaucracy keeps a closed mind. ...the basic issue is not the efficacy of Laetrile, but the infringement of freedom in what amounts to a life and death question. US Congressman Philip M. Crane, Congressional Record, 1975.
Freedom of choice must be brought to bear upon the US Medical practice. US Congressman Philip M. Crane, Congressional Record, 1975.
More than half of all great remedies known to medical history have come from empiricists...'irregulars'...of no or little scientific training. There is no reason to believe that conditions have essentially changed. Dr. Alex Carrel 1912 Nobel Prize in Medicine
"Money appropriated for FDA in 1945 (was) $3 million; in 1968, $66 million. Number of employees in 1945, approximately 850; in 1968, 5100. Seizures of foods in 1945, 2504; in 1968, 384. Injunctives for violative foods in 1945, 26; in 1968, 3.... Prosecutions for violative foods, in 1945, 278; in 1968, 70. - US Congressman L.H. Fountain (In Beatrice T. Hunter, Mirage of Safety.
22 of 52 top (FDA) officials have worked for regulated industries, or organizations that cater to those industries...During a hearing held in 1969 by the House Inter-governmental Relations Subcommittee, it was disclosed that of 49 high ranking FDA officials who had recently resigned or retired, 37 joined or served as consultants to regulated industries. Michael Jacobson, Food for People, Not for Profit.
Anyone may logically wonder why this information has not been put into proper investigative format and presented toward various medical bodies. The answer is simple. With the powerful alliance of the media, the federal agencies and orthodox medical groups, anyone attempting to present such...would be destroyed with orchestrated cries of 'Quackery.' There is ample evidence to document this beyond question. US Congressman Larry McDonald, MD.
Control of the (AMA) is solidly in the hands of a layman of whom most AMA members have never heard of. (a) former executive director of AMPAC - the American Medical Political Action Committee.
He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably. Proverb
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. Julius Erving
It is not as if our homeopathic brothers are asleep: far from it, they are awake - many of them at any rate - to the importance of the scientific study of disease. Sir William Osler, (1849-1919); Father of Modern Medicine
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Napoleon Bonaparte
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. Sir William Osler
Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals. Ivan Illich
Nobody in the science and medical departments (in the ACS - American Cancer Society) is capable of doing real science...They don't know how to prevent cancer or cure patients; instead, they close the door on innovative ideas. ACS money goes to scientists who put on the best show to get grants, or who have friends on the grant-giving panels. American Cancer Society Science Editor (for 25 years), ACS Science Writers' Conference originator, Pat McGrady, Sr.
Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it. Proverb
The American Cancer Society has done the American public a really great disservice. Dr. David Baltimore, 1975 Nobel Laureate in Medicine
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. Sir William Osler
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. Anthony Robbins
The quality of your life is dependent upon the quality of the life of your cells. If the bloodstream is filled with waste products, the resulting environment does not promote a strong, vibrant, healthy cell life-nor a biochemistry capable of creating a balanced emotional life for an individual. Anthony Robbins
When it was first introduced, the claims for penicillin were also a minority view, and it (penicillin) was suppressed for 11 or 12 years. - Congressman Larry McDonald, MD. (in Steven Fredman, MD and Robert Burger, Forbidden Cures.)
I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes.
Richard M Nixon