What a brilliant rebuttal - all denialism and reliance on the almighty science of today. You did nothing to dispute the fact that science is constantly overturned, nor did you address how corrupted the scientific process has become when it comes to mainstream medicine. Neither did you choose to address the overall corruption that exists in mainstream medicine and has since its beginning. And you did not even come close in refuting mankind's history of using natural healing for thousands of years or address the issue of mainstream drugs having so many side effects and mostly treating symptoms instead of actually healing.
Try this one on for size: If mainstream medicine is so wonderful why is it that the country that spends more on drugs and mainstream medicine by far than any other country in the world ranks below 40 other countries in health today and continues to fall in world rankings? Why is it that countries which rely more on herbal and natural medicine rank above us, including two of the top three in the world?
Mainstream medical science is largely controlled by those who seek to profit from producing patentable unique unnatural compounds, synthetics and unique isolates not found in nature without the supporting compounds that nature relies on to heal synergistically. They have no interest or motivation to study natural herbs or any other alternatives other than to try to disprove their worth in order to prevent competition. On the other hand, they do have quite the evil incentive to suppress alternatives to mainstream medicine and the article I wrote that you chose to ignore clearly points out just how far they will go to suppress competition. In case you missed it:
Modern Medicine: How Healing Illness became Managing Illness
Many of the cures you say turned out to be absolutely worthless are only worthless in the biased studies and misleading propaganda of mainstream medicine, which tends to find anything they cannot patent and control as worthless. How about listing some of the age old cures that have supposedly been found to be worthless? I would love the chance to shoot down your false claim. Are you so blind to think that today's science has discovered all the forces in the universe, including healing forces?
The idea of rejecting nature, from whence life sprang and which we have developed alongsie for all the millennia, as ineffective and unproven, while telling us that unnatural compounds created by man are the only effective and proven medicine is utterly rediculous to anyone who does not have a blind faith in the highly fallible science of the day. How many illnesses are due to a deficiency in pharmaceuticals? When exactly did God and Nature become quacks and man become gods?
You may fool a few newcomers here, but you don't fool most of us and you surely don't fool me. Your references to oleander and colloidal silver in your first post were a dead giveaway that you came here from Yahoo Answers where the naysayers all have their scientific panties in a wad because I have dared tell the truth there about their precious mainstream drugs and point out the fallacies in their denialism of natural healing. I also suggested CureZone as a site where alternative information was plentiful for those who were interested in educating instead of medicating.
At the end of the day, here is the 800 pound gorilla of truth you are saddled with:
Mainstream drugs: millions of serious adverse side effects and over 140,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone even when properly prescribed and administered.
Natural herbs and alternatives: used extensively by most of the world (and used by over 85 million people in the U.S.), yet no more than a handful of deaths each year worldwide.
You aren't in the cozy confines of a group of similarly brainwashed mainstream gladhanders like you find at Quackwatch and Sciencebasedmedicine here. Quoting biased mainstream sites and preaching the false religion of medical science having all the answers won't work here. It won't even come close.
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