The 5 Most Repeated Health Myths That Medical Doctors Have No Intention on Abandoning

January 3, 2013 | By | 15 Replies More

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

There are more health myths propagated by the media and conventional medicine today than there ever have been throughout history. In large part, this is due to a lack of public education and a broadening of the corporate powers who promote myths to achieve very specific and malicious goals all in the name of profit.

Myth #1
Conventional medicine and the healthcare system helps sick people.

Perhaps the biggest health myth today is the public’s misconception that mainstream medicine and the healthcare system helps sick people. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The freedom of people to choose natural healing, alternative medicine and methods of disease prevention could soon be threatened by corporate lobbyists who will do anything to protect their wealth at the expense of your health.

Promoters of conventional medicine claim that all the drug studies, approvals, surgical procedures, all other treatments are based on scientific evidence. But is it really science? What passes for “science” today is a collection of health myths, half-truths, intellectual dishonesty and fraudulent reporting to help serve higher interests. Science is not really science anymore.

90 percent of all diseases (cancer, diabetes, depression, heart disease, etc.) are easily preventable through diet, nutrition, sunlight and exercise. None of these solutions are ever promoted by conventional medicine because they make no money.

No pharmaceuticals actually cure or resolve the underlying causes of disease. Even “successful” drugs only manage symptoms, usually at the cost of interfering with other physiological functions that will cause side effects down the road. There is no such thing as a drug without a side effect.

There is no financial incentive for anyone in today’s system of medicine (drug companies, hospitals, doctors, etc.) to actually make patients well. Profits are found in continued sickness, not wellness or prevention.

Almost all the “prevention” programs you see today (such as free mammograms or other screening programs) are nothing more than patient recruitment schemes designed to increase revenue and sickness. They use free screenings to scare people into agreeing to unnecessary treatments that only lead to further disease. Mammography is a very good exampleChemotherapy is another.

Nobody has any interest in your health except you. No corporation, no doctor, and no government has any desire to actually make you well. This has served the short-term financial interests of higher powers in the west very well. The only healthy, aware, critically thinking individuals are all 100% free of pharmaceuticals and processed foods.

MYTH #2
Vaccines prevent diseases and increase immunity.

The term “immunization”, often substituted for vaccination, is false and should be legally challenged. Medical research has well established that the direct injection of foreign proteins and other toxic material (particularly known immune-sensitising poisons such as mercury) makes the recipient more, not less, easily affected by what he/she encounters in the future. This means they do the opposite of immunize, commonly even preventing immunity from developing after natural exposure.

The actual frequency of health problems has been estimated by authorities to be possibly up to 100 times, or more, greater than that reported by government agencies. That difference is due to the lack of enforcement or incentive for doctors to report adverse effects. With the anti-vaccination movements now exposing the truth on the internet, the medical community is now on high alert, defending their claims and being told by vaccine manufacturers that they must never let their patients (or parents) think that the risks could outweigh the benefits, when in reality, it is precisely the opposite that is true.

The benefit risk ratio is an important decision in anyone deciding whether to vaccinate or not. Contrary to popular belief and marketing, childhood diseases in a developed country are not as dangerous as we are led to believe. Catching a particular disease does not mean you will die from it. Vaccines were actually introduced at a time when diseases had already declined to a low risk level. This fact is proven, scientifically.

The main advances in combating disease over the last 200 years have been better food and clean drinking water…not vaccines. Improved sanitation, less overcrowded and better living conditions also contribute. This is also borne out in published peer reviewed research which prove that vaccine did not save us.

All vaccines contain sterility agents, neurotoxins, immunotoxins, and carcinogenic compounds. Some examples include formaldehyde, a carcinogen found in almost every vaccine, neurotoxins such asmonosodium glutamatepotassium chloridethimerosal, sterility agents such as Triton X-100octoxynol-10, polysorbate 80, and immuntoxins such as neomycinmonobasic potassium phosphate,sodium deoxycholate to name a few of many.

It is no coincidence that the more educated you are, the less chance you will vaccinate which contradicts the misconceptions of many health professionals who profess that parents don’t vaccinate because they are under-educated, poor or misinformed. Those who become fully informed of the dangers of vaccines never see them in the same light again, as their motives then become clear.

MYTH #3
We must all focus on lowering bad cholesterol.

Perhaps one of the biggest health myths propagated in western culture and certainly in the United States, is the misuse of an invented term “bad cholesterol” by the media and medical community. Moreover, a scientifically-naive public has been conned into a fraudulent correlation between elevated cholesterol and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cholesterol has not been shown to actually cause CVD. To the contrary, cholesterol is vital to our survival, and trying to artificially lower it can have detrimental effects, particularly as we age.

We have become a culture so obsessed with eating foods low in cholesterol and fat that many health experts are now questioning the consequences. Could we really maintain a dietary lifestyle that was so foreign to many of our ancestral populations without any ill effects on our health? Many researchers are now concluding that the answer to that question is “NO.” Current data is now suggesting that lower cholesterol levels predate the development of cancer.

The ‘noddy-science’ offered by marketing men to a generally scientifically-naive public has led many people to believe that we should replace certain food choices with specially developed products that can help ‘reduce cholesterol’. Naturally this comes at a price and requires those who can afford it to pay maybe four or five times what a ‘typical ordinary’ product might cost. But is this apparent ‘blanket need’ to strive towards lowering our cholesterol justified? And, indeed, is it healthy?

The cholesterol itself, whether being transported by LDL or HDL, is exactly the same. Cholesterol is simply a necessary ingredient that is required to be regularly delivered around the body for the efficient healthy development, maintenance and functioning of our cells. The difference is in the ‘transporters’ (the lipoproteins HDL and LDL) and both types are essential for the human body’s delivery logistics to work effectively.

Problems can occur, however, when the LDL particles are both small and their carrying capacity outweighs the transportation potential of available HDL. This can lead to more cholesterol being ‘delivered’ around the body with lower resources for returning excess capacity to the liver.

MYTH #4
Medical screening and treatments prevent death.

Even though the medical community advocates for regular screenings for those with illnesses, they may bring little benefit and may actually pose harm to your health. This applies to almost every type of medical screening for cancer and several other diseases. Medical screening carries an immense risk in itself, not only due to the damage inflicted by screening techniques on the human body, but by the very nature of medical follow-up protocols. These protocols usually encourage patients to enter deeper into more invasive techniques, which further cripple health and lead to a very high percentage of fatalities.

In a Swedish study of 60,000 women, 70 percent of the mammographically detected tumors weren’t tumors at all. These “false positives” aren’t just financial and emotional strains, they may also lead to many unnecessary and invasive biopsies. In fact, 70 to 80 percent of all positive mammograms do not, upon biopsy, show any presence of cancer.

A prostate (PSA) blood test looks for prostate-specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate gland. High levels are supposedly associated with prostate cancer. The problem is that the association isn’t always correct, and when it is, the prostate cancer isn’t necessarily deadly. Only about 3 percent of all men die from prostate cancer. The PSA test usually leads to overdiagnosis — biopsies and treatment in which the side effects are impotence and incontinence. Repeated biopsies may spread cancer cells into the track formed by the needle, or by spilling cancerous cells directly into the bloodstream or lympathic system.

News coverage of many diseases focus too much on treatments and not enough on prevention, a trend that could prove risky in the long run for most people who don’t understand how to take care of their health.

The biggest single type of story we usually hear about on the news involves treatment, and narratives lend themselves much better to that kind of story. Stories about prevention, about people exercising and eating right, just don’t make great copy.

If our current treatment approach to health continues, hundreds of years from now, mankind may look back at today’s “modern medicine” and think: “How could they have been so primitive in ideology and so wrong? What lack of humanitarianism in government allowed the medical industries to kill people with economically driven false beliefs and ideas? Why didn’t government stop them? Who were the people in charge of protecting those citizens?

Preventive education demands increased funding for research into new dietary, physical activity, behavioural, socioeconomic, environmental and medical approaches for the prevention of chronic disease. Children who grow into teenagers and then adults require more accountability for their own well-being through health conscious decisions which are motivated by proper practical and theoretical applications. They need to know that treatment modalities and pharmaceutical applications may not save their health in the future. Substantial political and financial contributions are also imperative to invest in prevention more effectively to regulate revisions and mandate policies which affect the governing bodies of health and education. Any procrastination or failure to resolve these matters in the next decade will only lead to the further deterioration of human health and healthcare systems. Proper leadership and effective communication regarding these preventive measures may still reverse screening/treatment trends and consequently reverse this thinking to ultimately promote a healthier aging population.

MYTH #5
Fluoride prevents tooth decay.

Water fluoridation is a hoax. Drinking any amount of fluoride is dangerous to your health and has NEVER been proven to prevent tooth decay. It’s actually the biggest scientific fraud ever to be promoted by national and international Governments. Fluoride has been linked to osteoporosis, cancer, auto-immune diseases, and even very small concentrations can disrupt DNA repair enzymes by 50%.

The fluoride added to our water is a waste product of aluminum and phosphate fertilizer processing. And it’s not even calcium fluoride that appears naturally in water, but sodium fluoride, which is a whole different thing–and loaded with bad news.

In fact, sodium fluoride has no good news. Except for a few suspect reports by the people selling the stuff, study after research study proves that sodium fluoride does not protect our teeth, and it does a number on our bones. And on other body parts, too, including our thyroid gland.

- Fluoride was found to be an equivocal carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute Toxicological Program.

- Drinking fluoridated water will double the number of hip fractures for both older men and women.

- Infertility in women was found to increase with water fluoridation. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists reported a close correlation between decreasing total fertility rates in women between ages of 10 and 49, and increasing fluoride levels.

- Fluoride has never been found to effectively reducing tooth decay by any notable margin. No causation or even correlation was found between the level of fluoride in water and dental caries in any study.

- Fluoride also attacks the pineal gland. The pineal controls our inner clock, provides good sleep, works with our adrenal glands to handle stress, keeps the thymus gland fed and cared for, and communicates 24/7 with the rest of the endocrine system about how things are going. Fluoride calcifies our pineal gland into a non-functioning rock.

- The government classifies sodium fluoride as environmentally hazardous waste. Anybody handling it must wear HazMat protective gear. Dumping it into rivers is a crime.

Much of the original proof that fluoride is safe for humans in low doses was generated by A-bomb program scientists, who had been secretly ordered to provide “evidence useful in litigation” against defense contractors for fluoride injury to citizens. The first lawsuits against the U.S. A-bomb program were not over radiation, but over fluoride damage, the documents show.

It seems that the healthiest people on the planet right now are those that have deviated from the norms of conventional medical quackery, and have migrated towards natural health. The proof is in the pudding. Find the healthiest 5 people you know and you’ll find they typically don’t subscribe to the health myths promoted by mainstream medicine. Your longevity and aging gracefully depends on it.

About the Author

Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.

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  1. Al Smith says:

    I don’t understand why articles like this rarely mention that sodium fluoride is the only active ingredient in RAT POISON. They also fail to tell Us that the toxic waste byproduct used to ‘fluoridate’ our drinking water is “fluorosilicic acid” containing 23% rat poison, lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, barium and polonium. The latter three are known radioactive carcinogens. This multi-poisonous cocktail is responsible for the vast majority of diseases and disorders diagnossed since fluoridation began. Why do these articles lighten up on fluoridation? Why not tell the whole truth? It’s much worse than you know.

    Send an email to al.smith@majorityvoice.org for “The Fluoride Nightmare” a free, concise but comprehensive, five minute speech to educate your city council, along with many pages of documentation.

    • Paul Fassa says:

      I understand your point of view Al, but I think Marco, as usual, did an excellent job covering all 5 myths. There are space restraints with these online articles. I write for Natural News under my real name and also as PF Louis.

      BUT – I am interested in your package! Seems like the sodium fluoride issue is coming to a head here in Santa Fe. So I’ll email my my request to you.

      I was living in Austin, TX before moving here to Santa Fe very recently, and the way the Austin City Council handled the anti water fluoridation hearing a couple of years ago was pathetic.

  2. Jill says:

    This is why Obamacare was created by the insurance companies. As they saw their numbers decline, only a fraudulent law to tax people for it could save them.

    • Thinking says:

      Agreed. My insurance rates have nearly doubled since the passage of the bill, while my plan has been reduced in what I receive in return. Meanwhile, our medical privacy has gone out the door as well. A sham all around. It really is time to stop their game. Staying away from chemicals, eating organic as much as possible and taking natural supplements works for good health. Also be sure to choose supplements that don’t contain gmos. It’s a task to find them but worth it. A search for organic vitamins can be a good start.

      • wisefool says:

        They’re working on banning vitamins, and discrediting organic foods (just ask ‘sold to the system’ doctor Oz), including raiding producers of organic and putting them out of business. It’s a battle we are destined to lose one way or the other. “if these days were not shortened, no flesh would survive” Matthew 24:22

  3. Peter says:

    This is all so true and I have been saying this for years.

    The greatest myth of all is the so-called ‘Germ’ theory. It is from this that all ‘modern’ medicine (the real ‘alternative’ medicine) is derived.

    My regards to you.

  4. Greg says:

    I agree, that water fluoridation is the cause of much unnecessary harm to human being health, after see the mounting good science based evidence that it can cause harm to your brain and soft tissues of your body. For example Fluoride help Aluminum get into your brain and form pax and tangle like the type found in Alzheimer brains! Even the American dental association admits you should ‘not’ give infants fluoridated water as it can lead to dental fluoresces, toughs white and brown spot on teeth. But they fail to mention the studies showing if kids are exposed to fluoride you will lower there IQ permanently. FYI carbon ‘Brita’ water filters do not remove fluoride and boiling it make it more concentrated.

    As for the article talking about sodium fluoride being added to the water, it is most often Silicon Fluorides that are being added to fluoridate the drinking water of many, a ‘toxic’ waste product from the industry mentioned. It ‘magically’ becomes a ‘product’ that is dripped into our water supply. Interestingly pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride is what is in fluoridated tooth past.
    My understanding is tooth past labels in the USA tell you to ‘do not swallow’ it and to call poison control if you do! So then ask yourself why are people being force to drink it, by it’s addition to there drinking water?

    The Fluoride Action Network has lots of good science based information you can see for yourself. They can help you link up with others in your area to help stop water fluoridation too.
    http://www.fluoridealert.org/

  5. loneworker says:

    The trouble is that no one reads these web pages. 99.99% of everybody is addicted to the TV and is sucking in the party propaganda like there is no tomorrow. Those people will never learn the truth, they are a pitiful bunch but it is hard to feel sorry for someone who is enjoying their demise and yet the Lord and I cry out to them every day.

    • abinico warez says:

      Not really true. Plenty of people read these pages. Don’t know what percentage, but enough do to make it worth posting here. You posted here, didn’t you.

  6. abinico warez says:

    Myth #6: the modern medical system is safe and effective. Truth is the modern medical industry kills up to 200,000 yearly – google ‘medical deaths’ for a wide perspective on this carnage.

  7. Lori Towne says:

    You’d help your cause if you refrained from absolutism. “No corporation, no doctor, and no government has any desire to actually make you well.” “No pharmaceuticals actually cure or resolve the underlying causes of disease. Even “successful” drugs only manage symptoms … .” Really? I was one who never used any drug until two extremely caring and dedicated doctors help me discover that I had late, disseminated Lyme disease (widespread infection with Borrelia burgdorferi), massive infection in my red blood cells with Bartonella, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever — along with assorted viral infections. Yes, I manage the incurable aspects of multi-systemic disease with drugs that will never cure me, and I “take” natural substances to aid healing — such as parent essential oils shown to reduce inflammation in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients — but I would not have successfully fought off infection without antibiotics. If I could have, I would have, in the 20-plus years my body was given opportunity to do so. Still, if I spoke in the unequivocal terms you seem to favor, I would say that without antibiotics, I would be dead. But I don’t know that for sure. I just wouldn’t want to find out.

    • Emmett G. says:

      Well, it took M.D.s 15 years to realize that I suffered from low thyroid; then it took another 10 years for them to figure out I was on the wrong medication. During the last 25 years I’ve suffered horrendouysly with untreated undiagnosed hypothyroidsm. All they ahd to do was to look at the large goiter on my neck, but they never did.I went to some of the best doctors in San Francisco Bay area, alot of them. Their tests are on the curve and because so many Americans have undiagnosed hypothyroidism, the curve is off. Finally, I had to diagnose myself through my own research and it turned out I was right. There are thousands of people like myself who are undiagnosed and living through hell because M.D.s refuse to check out your symptoms, they just give you a test and go by a number they pull out of their armpit. Google: Stop the Thyroid Madness

      • Anonymous says:

        That is a great site. I too had to dx myself and beg for tests. With the exception of one doctor, I’ve always walked in knowing more about hypothyroidism than them. Our health is our responsibility!!

  8. Emmett G. says:

    Myth #6: Chemotherapy cures cancer. It doesn’t, it kills you. There are many, many other treatments that do actually work. The herb sheep sorrel melts tumors, as does cannabis oil, graviola leaves, the Gerson diet, the raw food diet and also baking soda. Cancer can’t live in an alkaline environment and baking soda changes your ph to make it more alkaline. There are many, many others and I’ve known a number of people who cured themselves from it by using one of the above approaches. I’ve never met anyone who had chemo who lived more than 10 years afterwards and usually much less. They may be out there but I haven’t met them.
    As well, it is illegal for doctors to discuss any treatment other than chemo/radiation with their patients. Most people don’t know that. An excellent site for LOTS of info is: cancertutor.com

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