I believe that in years to come, people will look back at many of the practices of the "health care system" of today as being as barbaric as the practices of witch doctors in the jungles of Africa years ago, or the practice of doctors in America 200 years ago in putting leeches on people to suck out their "bad" blood. We stand in awe and wonder at the many technological advancements of modern medicine and the amazing things that they can do, but we don’t often stop to think through what they are doing and if they should be doing those amazing things in the first place.
As I thought about the phrase in the Bible "Steal, kill and destroy", I realized that it describes far too many of the practices of modern medicine and modern agriculture. Fortunately, it does not describe every doctor and every practice. First, let’s look at agriculture and then at medicine.
In conventional chemical agriculture, chemical herbicides and insecticides are sprayed on the food and crops to kill the "bad guys" and produce a product that looks good on the outside. The food value is not viewed as very important. In true organic agriculture, the farmer focuses on building up the nutrient qualities of the soil and the plant so that the "bad guys" leave the product alone and so that the produce has high nutrient value to give health and strength to the person who eats it.
Stealing seems to be a strong term to describe modern medicine. But the extremely high cost of medical care can very well be described by the old phrase "highway robbery". In what other industry do you have someone do something for you and you have no choice in the cost, and then a month or two later they send you an astronomical bill and you legally have to pay whatever incredibly high price they choose to put on the bill? People are so afraid of getting sick and the doctors and hospital taking "everything that they have" that they go to great lengths to protect themselves. Health insurance has become a "must have" to protect one’s cash and home. Many people stay in jobs that they hate because of the health insurance that they have there. The cost of protecting one’s assets with health insurance has continued to rise.
About five years ago I broke my ankle in a car accident. The ambulance took me to the hospital where they wanted to go which was further away. One doctor charged $300 for asking if I was allergic to any medications. I told him I was allergic to hospitals. He called it a consultation. The total bill was about $15,000 for a broken leg.
The motel room (hospital room) cost about $5,000 a night and it was not very fancy. No better than Motel 6. It did not even have a decent bed for Cathy to sleep in.
Now contrast that to several stories I heard from one of my aunts on Labor Day. After my Grandma Horst died, they were going through the things in the attic of her house. They found a bill from the doctor for the home birth of one of my aunts. The cost was $1! For the birth of another aunt, the story was told of how on the way out the door, the doctor asked for one of my grandfather’s honey cured hams as payment for the delivery. That is a big difference from the high cost of health care today.
When you step back and look at the practices of modern medicine, many of them focus on killing something rather than making the body work as it should. We hear the terms so frequently that we don’t stop to think about what they are really doing.
Antibiotics – The word antibiotic comes from the Greek "anti" meaning ‘against’ and "bios" meaning ‘life’. The purpose of antibiotics is to kill, not strengthen. Antibiotics attempt to cure disease by killing or injuring bacteria. A major problem with antibiotics is that they not only kill the bad bacteria, but they also kill the good bacteria which fight infections in our bodies. The main purpose of antibiotics is killing.
Radiation – A procedure used to kill cancer. Radiation is also a potential cause of cancer.
Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy acts by killing cells that multiply rapidly. This means that it also harms cells that multiply rapidly under normal circumstances: cells in the bone marrow, digestive tract, and hair follicles.
Surgery – A procedure used to kill by cutting offending tumors, organs, and parts of the body and removing them. Once an organ or part of the body is cut out, it will not re-grow or function again.
Last month my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I went with my parents for their consultation with the oncologist doctor. He could offer her no real hope and gave her a relatively short time to live. He only had three tools in his bag – surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Three methods of killing, none of which offered much hope for her cancer. We asked if there were any alternative methods. He did not know of any. He did not have a method that gave life. He did not know what might have caused it – she has never smoked or worked in a smoke filled environment. By not knowing the cause, he did not know how to help prevent someone else from getting it. It would have been very depressing if we had not known of another method that works by giving life. My mother decided not to go with chemotherapy and instead went with the RBTI program. I will share about the RBTI program a little later.
Not all procedures used by the medical industry work by killing. But most drugs and medications do have side effects. Side effects are usually not improvements in health, but in a broad sense are a decrease in health or a destruction of health, or function in another area of the body. Many times, medical procedures and drugs, while reducing the initial symptoms also destroy, to some extent, the health, energy, or personality of the person. When I broke my ankle, I got an ear infection from being in the hospital and receiving all those antibiotics. For the next three years I did not have the same energy that I had before the accident and medical treatments. After surgery, many people are never the same again as before they had the problem. They have limitations and/or pain for the rest of their lives. A certain quality of life has been destroyed by the medical procedure.
Health has been redefined to mean the absence of disease, rather than the positive – a restoration of original strength, energy, and life.
It is the ignorance of a solution other than the modern "health care system" that keeps most people trapped in the "steal, kill, and destroy" cycle, much in the same way that years ago people were trapped in the barbaric methods of the witch doctors in the jungles of Africa.
Our goal is to find the secrets of food, life and health, so that we and you can have life and have it more abundantly.