“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
A man I know had what he believed to be the beginning of a blood clot in his leg. He had been very sedentary and taken an automobile ride last 4 or 5 hours without moving his leg. When he woke up the following day, the leg was very sore, red, and swollen. The skin was hot and tight to the touch.
He had a clot ten years ago and knew the symptoms. He told me that his wife helped him treat the leg at home. He immediately took aspirin to thin his blood. She made him lots of asparagus soup and cooked asparagus as a side dish. She put a heating pad on the leg and made sure he took a baby aspirin every 4 hours. She kept his leg gently propped up on pillows so there would be nothing pressing into his skin. He did not try to work through it. He rested during the day and elevated the leg. At night he tried to get lots of sleep. Gradually the swelling lessened, and the heat left his leg. It was still sore, but the redness went away. It improved every day for several days until it was like the other leg.
Blood clots can be fatal; even if they aren’t, they are one of the most dangerous things that can happen if they cause a stroke or any type of embolism. You do not want to risk it.
What made my friend decide to treat his possible blood clot at home? Fear of hospitals. He has had several friends who went into the hospital for minor events and did not come out. And, of course, nearly everyone knows of someone who went to the hospital with Covid, and many of the ones who were intubated never made it home.
Doctors are no longer primarily trying to heal. They are trying to survive. They want to keep their jobs. In order to do that, they must lie to you.
Do you remember when your doctor would make house calls? I am old enough to remember this, and there was a reason for it. Doctors wanted to see what sort of environment their patients were living in. They added this knowledge to the other things they knew about a patient and used it in their plan for healing. Healing the patient was their aim.
Today, it appears that the majority of doctors and hospitals are more interested in having patients for life. They prescribe things that may help, but the side effects require more drugs to counteract them. The system goes on and on doing this, increasing the dose or prescribing more drugs for other imagined illnesses. Often it is a cascade of problems stemming from the original diagnosis and the drugs used to manage it. Do you hear that word “manage”? That is the word that seems to be used these days. Rarely does a doctor say they will cure a problem. This is by design. As long as they are “managing it,” you must come back to see them. You remain a patient. But what if there is an herbal treatment that will fix the condition and do so without side effects? Surely your doctor would tell you if this was true. Wouldn’t he or she be obligated to share this information?
No, they will not even tell you about things they use themselves. They are trained to prescribe drugs and only drugs. They are indoctrinated in medical school to use pharmaceutical drugs. The schools are often endowed by Pharma companies. Their chairs are endowed, their buildings built by these companies. The entire system is rigged in favor of drugs rather than lifestyle, diet, and alternatives such as medicinal herbs or poultices.
People can be so misinformed by the media that they honestly believe things that are completely false. Covid has exacerbated this tendency. Fear porn has been rampant. The idea seems to be to scare people into compliance, and it has worked. However, there seems to be a political divide in the way people think about the virus.
“Bill Maher asked the question, ‘What do you think the chances are that you would have to go to the hospital if you got COVID?’ And Democrats thought that was way higher than Republicans,” Maher said, referring to the Times poll that found Democrats were more likely to exaggerate the severity of COVID.
“The answer is between 1% and 5%,” Maher correctly noted.
“Forty-one percent of Democrats thought it was over 50%. Another 28% thought it was 20 to 49%,” he explained. “So 70% of Democrats thought it was way, way, way higher than it really was.”
This is an example of a population that has been completely brainwashed. Many of these people were thoughtful, educated citizens who paid attention to the news and considered themselves well-informed.
I believe that the most egregious damage from all the fuss is that the trust we may have had in the medical profession is lost for good. Personally, I think this probably will result in healthier people, but I could be wrong. Many people do not trust any single opinion. Check, verify, research, and THINK. All these will help keep us healthy and alive. Also, nearly everything reported in the press (mainstream) is simply wrong or a lie.
People will try to avoid going to the hospital at all costs these days. When one person mentions wanting to stay out of the medical system, others chime in, saying, “Yes! Stay out of there. You can die there. They will kill you with their intubation. They will give you the wrong drug; you may catch some flesh-eating bacteria or end up with Covid, which you catch while there. Doesn’t it seem sad that people are trying to avoid going to the place where medical treatment is most available? But is it safe, or has the tide changed? You must decide for yourself.
Take control of your mind; It is YOUR mind. You are the gatekeeper. So keep it unsullied.
Don’t trust propaganda. Do you trust advertising? Do you realize that those who are advertising their product are doing so to sell it, not to help you? It may be a helpful product, but then again, it may not.
Coca-Cola is heavily advertised, and it is widely used to quench thirst. But it does NOT quench thirst. It is FULL of sugar or, worse, “high fructose corn syrup,” which is probably one of the worst things you can put in your body.
In our family, we used to drink cases of coke every single week. I was addicted to the stuff. Finally, I quit. It was something I knew was terrible for me for years, maybe decades before I could bring myself to stop. But I did stop. That is the point.
I didn’t stop having a happy life due to a lack of cokes. I began drinking Perrier or soda water instead. In those days, I did not drink alcohol, not even at parties, but I would have a soft drink. I discovered that I was just as happy holding a fizzy water drink as I was with a coke. And I felt no sugar hangover in the morning. Did you know that there is such a thing? It is true.
Trust your intuition and conscience. Have you ever been in a situation where an authority figure tells you something about which you disagree? Do you acquiesce without complaint? Or do you question it? First, maybe in your head, but then do you ever ask why or question the side effects? Often your doctor does not know much about what he or she is prescribing. They are solicited by the drug company reps. These same drug companies often write the articles you read praising the drug. Trust your gut. Your life may depend on it, so ask questions. If it seems wrong, don’t do it.
Stop going along with the herd. Be a contrarian. We are not “one size fits all,” and neither is medicine. Yet sometimes it seems doctors and even nurses forget that a 99 lb woman is going to react differently from a 250 lb man to a drug of the same strength.
Avoid predatory sources of news, and don’t watch tv. Do your own research. It is fun and available to you if you are willing to take the time to look. By letting others tell you what to do you are taking the lazy way. Think for yourself and take responsibility for your own health. It will make you feel powerful. It will keep you healthy.
Copyright©. 2022 Bonnie B. Matheson