The Good Trend In Healthcare That Is Self-evident
But, drug company money is undermining real science.
The public is choosing to look outside the pill box and
lives of others with a “do no harm” approach.
become educated and inspired with evidence basedscience. Patients and their families are more informed
A large percent of the public has lost confidence in the
today and are demanding that hospitals and physicians
system and are beginning to understand that more
provide or, at least, allow access to other solutions.
money is made in treatment research than in findingcause and cure. The system continues to extend hope
Integrative “medicine” is where Complementary and
for a new discovery tomorrow but the public is not
Alternative practices (CAM) along with good nutrition are
waiting. They know they must look out for themselves.
utilized with Conventional therapy. This is an excitingtrend in healthcare and includes functional foods.
Stats from many surveys are “all over the place” butvalidate that the public is frustrated with traditional
“Integrative” opens up a wide range of hopeful solutions
medicine. CAM and nutrition are growing in popularity.
to choose from, from real to fringe to fraud. Good
A 1997 survey found 13.7% of respondents in the US
nutrition and Glycoscience are growing in acceptance
sought services of a medical doctor and an alternative
and practice because they have been proven to be self-
medicine practitioner. A 2002 US adult survey indicated
74.6% had used some form of complementary andalternative medicine. In 2004, a survey of nearly 1,400
reported in an article entitled, How
US hospitals found that more than one in four offered
Drug Company Money Is Undermining Science
CAM therapies. A 2008 survey of US hospitals by
huge sums of money undermine medicine and how
Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital
pharmaceutical companies shroud their deviancy in
Association, found that more than 37% of responding
secret. Charles Seife, states in his article, “In the past
hospitals indicated they offer one or more alternative
few years the pharmaceutical industry has come up with
medicine therapies, up from 26.5% in 2005. More than
many ways to funnel large sums of money - enough
70% of the hospitals offering CAM were in urban areas.
sometimes to put a child through college - into thepockets of independent medical researchers who are
Dedicated scientists are making new discoveries outside
doing work that bears, directly or indirectly, on the drugs
the pill box which will benefit the human race. The future
these firms are making and marketing
A 2010 study published in the British Medical Journal
Glycoscience will go down three pathways:
showed 87% of the researchers who gave the diabetes
1) Development of the Gold Standard in diagnostics for
drug Avandia “favorable reviews” had financial
measuring and monitoring glycoprotein receptor sites on
involvement with the manufacturer (although evidence
the surface of cells to determine quality and quantity and
indicated that it might increase the risk of heart attacks).
thereby understand the health condition of the individual
When the FDA committee debated whether or not to pull
and how long until they get cancer or another disease;
Avandia from the market because of the heart attack
2) Synthesize vital sugars in the lab and incorporate
risk, it was also revealed that members of the
them into expensive drugs to make superior drugs with
committee, had received money from drug companies.
less side effects; and3) Consumption of vital sugars found in nature are foods
Billions of dollars in wasteful spending and development
that positively impact the glycosylation of glycoproteins
of harmful drugs undermine real science and have
to improve health. Evidence is mounting that MIT was
brought us to the economical cliff of the most expensive
correct, “Glycoscience will change the way we live
healthcare system in the world where 71 countries are
ahead of US in overall quality of health. But, don’t
Expand Your Mind - Improve Your Brain
expect anybody to stop the scandals. Deceptions will
increase. Your doctor may not be to blame; he or she
Change Your Sugar, Change Your Life Smart Sugars Lesson #73
was spoon fed education by the pharmaceutical industry.
More than ever, the general public is helping educate
The Endowment for Medical Research, In
medical professionals who are committed to improve the
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