posted on Feb, 9 2018 @ 10:11 PM
a reply to: tigertatzen
Just coming to try and catch up on the thread and wanted to say that I know exactly where you're coming from. It was the realization that the
medicines I was handing out daily were actually not helping the majority of the people taking them.
In 1985 I had a BigPharma rep tell me that in 25 years every adult in the US would be buying an average of seven prescriptions a month. They actually
used those predictions to recruit people to the field---the great need there was going to be for pill salespersons---great job security. It was
already a given that a wide variety of drugs created a need for another wide variety of drugs to combat the negative side effects of the first drug,
making it practically impossible for a person to take only one prescription drug.
I left the medical industrial complex the next year. The Reagan tax cut had enabled me to pay off the last of my ex's debts and actually save a bit
of money to go back to school. I've never looked back. My health has been better, my outlook on life has been better. When I left that nice salary
behind most of my family thought I'd lost my mind. To the ones who actually uttered those words I said, "No, I've haven't yet lost my mind but had I
continued to do things against my knowledge of good and evil, I would have lost my soul as well as my mind."
Just a few years prior to the BigPharma rep's pitch, I had a long conversation with an 80 year-old doctor was healthy as a horse, body, mind and
spirit. He explained to me how Medicare would ultimately destroy health care for everybody except the very wealthy. How the hooking up of the
insurance, pharmaceutical and government industries was a surefire recipe for disaster. He also explained to me that his good health was due to good
genes, the right food and avoidance of drugs that held a "you'll have to take this for the rest of your life" connotation. Both his education and
common sense told him to seek the cause of problem and the remedy would present itself. But with Medicare came compartmentalization of medicine. If
it can't be coded it doesn't exist. If it can be coded, money can be made.
Like you, I think people will deny, deny, deny. I know what it's like to live in that state of denial....that was me from 1979 to 1984. Stepping out
of that state has made me happier and healthier in mind, body and spirit.