Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Prostate Cancer. A Cautionary Tale of My Father

Echinacea has less side effects and has anti-bacterial properties. It is better than chemicals and powerful antibiotics.
After I witnessed the medical profession deal with my father's supposed prostate cancer, I have had a turn around in what I am willing to allow my family to undergo in the hands of the (MIC), the medical industrial complex. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 90 years of age, based upon a PSA test. This was in the 1990s; my father died in 1998. Years later, the doctor who created the PSA test wrote an apologetic editorial in the NY Times stating that the PSA test for prostate cancer had been egregiously misused by doctors to justify various treatments including seed radiation, surgery, Lupron, etc., treatments that were in effect, overkill. These were prescribed even for elderly males in advanced years when the cancer was so slow growing as to be practically benign. The creator of the PSA test stated that the use of the PSA was patently wrong and it was obviously being done to advance the bank accounts of doctors and Big Pharma. The editorial was a warning to the general public to be on high alert.

Medical diagnostics like drugs are a slippery slope.
 I wish I had known this when a doctor my sister-in-law (a nurse) recommended told us my father had prostate cancer based upon his PSA. He had an enlarged prostate, no pain and urinated frequently. The doctor insisted on prescribing Lupron for the rest of his life (it should only have been for 1 year). The doctor was wrong. We didn't know it. We followed the prescriptions for Lupron which over a five year period created various complications that the MIC and the doctor did not note or forewarn us of. One of them was increased emotional stress and a change in body chemistry hormones. (lupron is a female hormone). In any case my father who had no other medical condition (no high blood pressure, no heart condition, etc.) and whose body had been pristine and fairly clean (he was very active-gardened and we thought of him as a strong man with a strong immune system) now was receiving dosages of chemicals. Who scientifically knows how this impacted his body, his mind, his soul? All I know is WHAT HAPPENED. Anecdotal evidence is crap to the scientific community, is it not? How convenient.

Dad deteriorated. There was an obvious change in his body chemistry and the Lupron made him hyper emotional and confused and stressed him out. He fell due to loss of blood and was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer...given anesthetic, of course and a drug which made him salivate and become nearly comatose, but kept him from climbing out of bed to get out of the hospital. (his fear was well grounded and he was prescient...but the MIC doesn't believe in a soul or spirit... so he was off his rocker). The nurses LOVED the drug because overworked...he was "out of it" and they could go to other patients (never mind what it did to Dad's body).
The size of a meds dose differs for everyone.

He was discharged. He was put on more prescriptions; he deteriorated more, fell, had a hip replacement and more anesthesia-which caused more memory loss. There were painkillers and more drugs. Then he was put on a catheter which the nurse said he would have for the rest of his life. (she was God and pronounced his death sentence...we were ignorant and believed her). The catheter caused incredible problems and we had to give my Dad antibiotics to stem the frequent infections...more powerful drugs, side effects on top of the Lupron. We had to watch his red blood supply and to counteract the lowered blood count do other things. Indeed, his body chemistry was changed and his immune system was being overcome.

Thus, instead of using homeopathetic protocols to encourage my Dad's immune system to deal, we continued to weaken it with more drugs, more toxins, more chemicals and crappy convenience food. (he did well for a time on Chinese take out, most probably because it was fresh, but the MSG was bad). Big Pharma, the doctors, the hospital bled his Medicare insurance gradually as he kept on returning to the hospital for various reasons: infections, a procedure to see if he had colon cancer, other ridiculous stuff. My God, the man was 92. By this time, his immune system had been tremendously compromised and was not functioning. This was caused not by his prostate cancer at 93, but by the Lupron, antibiotics reflux meds (I never understood this...but it is given to the elderly whether they need it or not), and other meds. My Dad's body was a toxic dumping ground. Thank you for all the legal mainstream medical protocols that work in the name of "making folks better." This irony is incredibly laughable. But I don't find it funny.

Grounding on the beach is crucial to a strong immune system.
 My Dad's doctor who I had a modicum of trust for because he was of Indian extraction and had a great respect for the elderly, was called to India. His own Dad had fallen  ill. I took Dad to another doctor, a female who gave him more drugs, including a water pill which dehydrated him. Did she know of the side effects? My Indian doctor did and when he came back immediately gave him potassium.

This female doctor arranged for a scan to see how "advanced" the cancer was. I had to sign off on the red dyes that were pumped into my father's system to allow the device to "photograph" his condition. I had no clue what the dyes' effect was and I dare say, neither did the substitute doctor (who believed in fighting the cancer after the patient was dead...really sharp tack, she was). The test was needless; the man was 94. I was too in shock to say or think with reason and deny the test. What were they going to do? Cut up his whole body to remove the cancer after he was a corpse? I'm sure they would have if the FDA and the AMA would have been able to arrange it. More money for them.

Dad's weakened body struggled to get rid of these chemicals and inevitably, he died, not of the cancer but because he had been slowly poisoned by all the drugs and the dyes. I MEAN WHY HAVE FOLKS SIGN OFF ON SUCH A TEST???? IT IS OBVIOUSLY POISON INJECTED INTO THE BODY. THAT'S WHY. I WAS AN IDIOT. On top of all the chemicals, the inorganic and processed hospital food was another glorious addition. In the hospital for a long while, my Dad was beginning to go into organ failure. We brought him home for Hospice; my brother was going to "juice" him. Dad was breathing heavily and I suggested he go back to the hospital. Though he was unconscious, in my last moments with him around midnight, I told him once again (I had told him this before on other occasions) that I would be OK. That he could go and be with my Mom, his wife (she died in a car accident years before) and that The Lord would be there to receive him with Mom. A few hours later at 3:00 am he died. He died without complaint and with honor.
Dr. Gonzalez could have helped my Dad. He died this year.

I wish I could believe that I acted honorably. Knowing what I know now, I KNOW I absolved myself of researching my Dad's condition and sticking with alternative protocols to help him. I was as rotten as the doctor who prescribed Lupron and wrote us the surreptitiously threatening letter. My brother and I, especially my brother, tried in the beginning with alternative treatments then gave up; we became exhausted with the draining process of the chemicalization of Dad. He eventually needed 24/7 care and we and an aid spotted each other for 2 years in 4 - 8 hour shifts. Dad remained at home with intermittent hospital visits until the last few hours of his life where he was hospitalized and where extraordinary measures were not taken. He had a living will and himself years before swore that God should take him if he couldn't take care of himself. By his own admission, he was around longer than he would have wished. We weren't ready to let him go.

I think to a great extent I, my brother and my sister-in-law, a nurse, were complicit in effecting his death. We handed my Dad over to the MIC. If my Dad had his druthers, he would have peed his pants every day rather than to have a catheter or even take the Lupron. He kept on telling us he felt fine but had to pass water every now and then when he was 90. Why didn't we listen to him? He had no pain which made us wonder. On the other hand that was great. Why wonder; be thankful. He was in his 90s. Leave him alone. But a few years before my uncle had prostate cancer and it was very painful. Nothing could be done for him; it metasticized very quickly which was unusual for a 91-year-old. Seeing my uncle suffer, I wanted to forestall my Dad's suffering. But my Dad was right when he said, "His story is NOT my story." Why didn't I listen?
By 2300 this symbol will be eradicated.

Though hindsight is an exact science, after going through all this, if the worst of it was an enlarged prostate and frequent urination and no pain, I would willingly have allowed him to pee his pants and use Depends, rather than to have him go through that horrible, terrorizing, emotionally draining process which led him to an earlier death than was necessary. The MIC "wellness" process changed my brother and me. It destroyed us as we daily watched my father slowly weaken, not from the prostate condition but from the LEGAL poisons that were slowly wrecking his immune system and KILLING HIM. Was murder ever so legal? Was murder ever so profitable?

Would it not have been better to leave him alone at 90 when he was diagnosed with cancer? Of course. But to prod us on as the good sheep we were, we received a letter from the cancer doctor warning us that he informed us of Dad's condition and the treatment. It was a CYA letter for him and a manipulation of our emotions. You do nothing? You are responsible for your father's death...it's your ballgame. This is it; the only way to go. (no alternative treatments were listed by that doctor..duh)  Like Pontius Pilate, he was not to be blamed or held liable if we did nothing. It was a creditable spur for us to take the full responsibility of DOING NOTHING. So we "did what the doctor ordered." We did what was legal according to AMA protocols. We followed the US FDA policy on legal drugs and chemicals and the story as you read above unfolded. Bravo and thank you US politicians, policy, the FDA, the MIC. Bravo and thank you to all the Foundations that keep you teeming in money. Bravo.

Filled with Omega 3s and calcium. Good for seniors.
 The total money laid out by Medicare and my Dad's bank accounts, adjusted for inflation was in the millions. My Dad's gradual poisoning and lifeblood draining kept the hospitals and their retinues-nurses, doctors, assistants, aides, janitors, ambulance drivers, etc., moving along and subsidized and sustained. His Medicare insurance and bank accounts allowed his doctors to feel like they made a difference (the Indian doctor did make a difference by being non aggressive and I do appreciate his concern-and the fact he DID NOT BROOK THE TYPICAL AMERICAN DOCTORS' ATTITUDE). The AMA was legitimized; the entire system of Medicare was bilked and the fantasy that the MIC is supporting HEALTH was perpetuated. Multiply my father's situation with the millions that face the MIC yearly; they keep everything afloat and allow the systemic corruption to prevail.

Bravo and thank you. The medicals are happy with the lies, the obfuscations the fantasy...they are functioning in a dream world and are in incredible denial. And they are supposedly brilliant and we must look up to them? Well, the MIC is a house of cards and it will fall because IT IS FAKE. They are charlatans with a modicum of "success" that if their "successes" in disease treatment were really looked at in percentages? We would all run to homeopaths and Chinese herbalists and other alternative medical professionals. Medical Deity forbid.

My eyes have been opened. I write this as a cautionary tale. Be circumspect. Read. Investigate. Don't do what I did, what my family did because we were exhausted, because I was working, because it was convenient. Or do what we did but know there are alternatives out there. Seek them and seek the horrible path of MIC treatments as a last resort. Or at least investigate them first and prepare thousands of questions and watch your mainstream doctor's face. If they don't like your questions, get out of the office fast. You HAVE CHOICES. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Above all seek wellness and wholeness in your lifestyle and have faith. And remember, you are individual and unique. One size does not fit all. Don't let this be yours or your family's story. Peace out!

Mainstream Medical Practice and Clean Nutrition, An Oxymoron.

Bet you don't know these plants.
 Holistic Medicine deals with the whole person, mind, soul, body. It also deals with proper nutrition, that is clean food nutrition. When it comes to processed foods and chemicalized foods like margarine, foods filled with coloring dyes, MSG (flavor enhancer) and junk foods, properly named because they provide little or no nutritional sustenance, holistic medicine acknowledges their toxic effects and eschews it.
Organic farm produce without herbicides or pesticides or GMOs

Medical school in the rush to examine "everything" about the physical body, decries other aspects of the human being which are even more important to understanding disease entities. It does not note the interactions between the mind, the soul and the body. It rarely connects the emotions' impact on the body. The medical industrial complex (MIC), and all of its tentacles (Big Pharma, Health Insurance, Home Health Care, Assisted Living Centers, Rehabilitation Facilities, et. al.), don't deal with encouraging health and wellness. Few insurance companies encourage through cost savings their clients' fitness, clean nutrition or wellness lifestyle to prevent dis-ease.

The MIC's profit agenda perpetuates disease. For them dis-ease as related to THE WHOLE PERSON, mind, soul (they don't even recognize a "SOUL"), body is not efficacious. As for the MIND? Medical practice doesn't acknowledge or review how the mind/soul/emotions impact the body beyond a passing reference to "Stress." The MIC strictly deals with the mechanical functioning of the body as a bio-chemical entity, though a human being's wellness is extravagantly complex. No wonder why in their treatment of disease, they have a high failure rate proportionately. Failure rate percentages in any other profession would be so egregious as to close down the practitioners of that profession.
Small pills, big chemical toxins. Side effects? Yes.

Finally, lifestyle which should be paramount is given very short shrift in medical schools. There is little study of how toxins and chemicals in the environment, let alone in processed foods, impact patients' immune systems and foment disease. Nor is there an attempt to understand the impact of non-organic and GMO foods on the body. Nor does the MIC deal with the impact of patients' longitudinal processed food addictions. Even some of the chemicals used for MRIs and scans involve toxic dyes that the liver and kidneys must filter out of a body which is already compromised by prescription drug toxins that have weakened the immune system.
Humans are the guinea pigs that service the MIC. Higher ups in the corporate world know this, especially those CEOs of food companies and agra-business and MONSANTO. To the best of their abilities they eat organic, clean, non GMO foods and drink filtered, reverse osmosis water that is piped into their water systems at their homes.

Do the CEOs of food companies or various medical related corporations eat processed foods? Michael Moss makes this point in his book Salt, Sugar and Fat. Corporate higher ups in their own personal lives, often eschew the systems that make their companies trillions in profits over decades. And many embrace alternative therapies knowing of the egregious side effects medicines cause. The Rockefeller scion was into natural foods and natural medicine. But check out what medical entanglements the Rockefeller Foundation promoted and promotes to this day.

Side effects anyone?
According to the film The Human Experiment, there are 80,000 chemicals that are in the US whose impact on the human body is unknown because there are few studies to test such chemicals. To date, in the US only 200 chemicals have been tested and in some instances their use has been restricted. GMOs, for example have fallen under the radar of detection in the US, though not in Europe which is much more stringent in their banning of toxic chemicals (they have banned over 1000 +). Though their medical complex embraces chemo, radiation and surgery to "deal with" cancer, many countries in the European Union embrace homeopathic remedies. I saw a special section in the pharmacy when I was in Ireland in April. They are alerted to worry about chemicals' impact on a compromised immune system and acidic body. They are aware that drug and chemical companies are sister industries. In some instances there is even be a carry over of chemicals into processed foods and medicines.

I mind not knowing if the treatment is OK.
 Bottom line: I wouldn't "mind" handing over my bank account if the treatment I was receiving was "perfect." I wouldn't mind if there were no side effects of meds, anesthesia, etc., over the long term. I wouldn't mind if the treatment guaranteed that there was no return of health issues. But that's not the case. With those who have cancer, the cancer stays in their bodies; it may be arrested for a time and doctors gleefully talk about how their "cure" brought the "patient" (look at that word...we have to be patient until the medical profession gets it right...thus far...forget it) into remission. Meanwhile, what is the impact of the chemo, radiation, surgery? What did the doctor do to boost one's immune system through the process?
Wild fish boosts the immune system.

HOW THE FAILURE OF ONE'S  IMMUNE SYSTEM CAUSED DISEASE is not a discussion you will have in a mainstream medical doctor's office. The issue never comes up because it is not cost effective, FOR THEM. Remember your bank account is what is a top priority. So the treatment one receives only deals with the body. We are more than our bodies; We have souls; I am a soul, a mind, my lifestyle patterns: what I eat, drink, rest, etc.

So I am stepping into the doctor's office with all of this information and he/she doesn't want to deal with any of that to assess what treatment to use. WTF? Medical school and their internship trainings only focus on a very narrow segment of the problem, the symptoms because the symptoms are the visible tip of the iceberg (using technology and testing). Meanwhile the full iceberg cannot be seen even to instrumentation ( instrumentation can produce false positives; it also doesn't measure soul sickness). What is the cause of the disease? The MIC doesn't care. What threatens below? The MIC doesn't care. How has my immune system been compromised to cause the disease? The MIC doesn't care. We must rethink relying heavily on a system that doesn't care about the whole human body and life experiences beyond a "medical" history. They do care, though about money. And in keeping with that paradigm, they view us as "consumers," servants, guinea pigs, potential users of its drugs and chemicals for the rest of our lives. The toxic side effects of the chemicals are an afterthought.

Waterfronts help one decompress.
When I step into a mainstream medical doctor's office, my insurance company BY LAW pays for an egregiously high proportion of negative risk. And this is doubly so if one is being cared for by medical practitioners between the ages of 50-60 who came up in a system that didn't even acknowledge that chiropractors were doctors (1987 was the year that the bans were lifted). So the MIC and all of its incumbent influences encourage medical practitioners not to care about how interactions between my mind and soul may be a source of my body's dis-ease. Pharma and my doctor don't care about the meds' side effects to my liver and kidneys, endocrine system, etc. They don't care about a bad diagnosis, or toxic medical complications. The rat wheel of more meds, more side effects, more dis-ease with the underlying iceberg still in tact is typical.
What of prevention? How does the doctor stir my own healing powers in my immune system if he or she doesn't acknowledge that within the mind, soul, body connection lurk the answers to eliminate the root causes of dis-ease? I am not receiving treatment to boost my immune system. I am receiving treatment that most likely will impair it further. If it is not impaired now, the meds will impair it down the road. For this I am handing over my bank account? Not if I can help it.

Naturopaths are different. With them you would be receiving treatment to boost your immune system, learn about proper ways to eat that include regimens of NOT eating GMO foods tweaked with pesticides in their plant DNA. You would be encouraged to eat free range and pasture raised animals, organic seeds, fruits, vegetables and nuts and the like.

You will not hear this in a typical AMA medical industrial complex office of networked insurance for consumers. So? You take a tremendous risk going to a medical "professional." You take a terrible risk going to a hospital where medical errors are staggering and thousands die needlessly. Regardless, doctors and medical "professionals" get paid. At least they could own up to the fact that the  Hippocratic or Professional OATH IS BUNK and their swearing of it is ridiculous if they are NOT planning to "practice" upholding it.

My wishlist is for doctors, themselves to "MAN UP." They need to tell or acknowledge to their patients they are caught in vises and are being squeezed by the AMA, Big Pharma and Mainstream Medical Practice training. They are confined by group think and the threat of malpractice litigation. Do they have anything better to do than care for the people who are the innocents and who want help and put their lives in doctors' hands? No. Honesty would clear the air and maybe create more caring individuals. I should think their consciences would be relieved, those that have consciences free from the guilty weight of worshiping at the altar of Mammon.