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By  -Paul A Philips


In the USA alone it has been estimated that at least 210,000 patients died from medical mistakes in a year making this the third leading cause of death while heart disease is the first and cancer comes second. 

Can the above figure be used to expose the corruption in medicine? 

The reason why it has taken so long to realise that something is not right and why so many still don’t see that anything is going on can be explained like this: 

On the whole, people: healthcare workers or patients or the public at large, can regard many circumstances in medicine as isolated cause and effect relationships. In other words, people generally fail to make the connections between the different cause and effect relationships. 

The Connections linking medical deaths and corruption

It is necessary to make the connections so that we can step back and see the ‘big picture’ of what’s really going on and why certain things occur: If not, then indeed, this can be likened to the analogy of looking at separated pieces of jigsaw puzzle and not having the realisation that they are somehow all connected and therefore not carrying out the task of joining up the pieces to see how it works overall. 

-Such has happened in the circumstances surrounding deaths from medical mistakes. This is why the corruption still continues and how the villains are allowed to get away with it. The big picture and the corruption comprise the connections between: The World Health Organisation, approval bodies such as the FDA, pharmaceutical companies, equipment manufacturers, academia, research institutions, media, the legal profession, healthcare staff and patients. -All these can be tied in with ‘favours for favours…’

Nothing stays the same. If everyone was concerned enough to get a deep enough level of realisation of what’s really going on in medicine by connecting up the circumstances or pieces of information to find that they are interrelated (the big picture), then consequently, there would be a mass transformation of the healthcare system. This would eventually be brought about by the reactions that would follow from realising the corruption.

-This mass transformation is my vision: To see a major turnaround of the healthcare system, where treatment will be based on a genuine want to cure people. Where people are put before profits, instead of the reverse; the way it is at the moment.


It is also the visions of other activists and dissident Doctors, growing in numbers by the day. I would say that one of the biggest reasons why more and more people are realising that they are caught up in a scandal in medicine is through the availability of the internet and its access to information that would otherwise be very difficult to get. I also find that, in some of my discussions with people, I can see that their intuition has been already telling them that something is not right in the world of medicine… 

I predict that, in time, whether it will take a few years or many decades I don’t really know, but we will have a revolution on our hands. The healthcare system will change. I have no doubt that it will be a radical change.


Western world medicine should be truly outstanding considering the money spent, but it is not, as exemplified in the above must see video featuring an impassioned talk by Doctor Joe Mercola with jaw-dropping facts and figures:

Are deaths from medical mistakes THE biggest cause of death and suffering? 

Every time deaths from medical mistakes (or deaths from medicine) are re-estimated, taking other factors into consideration the figure increases. Will we ever get a true figure?

Over the last few decades, the more technology that has been introduced into orthodox medicine be it, drugs, state-of-the-art equipment, apparatus, technical expertise…the more unnecessary procedures there are. I’m not for one minute saying that all technology is bad, but a lot of it can do a great deal of harm.

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The Telegraph

Art does heal: scientists say appreciating creative works can fight off disease


The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

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The healing power of art and nature could be real after scientists discovered they boost your immune system.

Seeing such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon and Sistine Chapel or listening to Schubert’s Ave Maria can fight off disease, say scientists.

Great nature and art boost the immune system by lowering levels of chemicals that cause inflammation that can trigger diabetes, heart attacks and other illnesses.

Monet’s Water Lily Pond paintings

In two separate experiments on more than 200 young adults reported on a given day the extent to which they had experienced such positive emotions as amusement, awe, compassion, contentment, joy, love and pride.


Samples of gum and cheek tissue – known as oral mucosal transudate – taken that same day showed those who experienced more of these – in particular wonder and amazement – had the lowest levels of the cytokine Interleukin 6 which is a marker of inflammation.

Psychologist Dr Dacher Keltner, of California University in Berkeley, said: “That awe, wonder and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines suggests the things we do to experience these emotions – a walk in nature, losing oneself in music, beholding art – has a direct influence upon health and life expectancy.”



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Deaths from All Causes U.S. Ranks First in Healthcare Spending   Last in Life Expectancy

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A panel of experts initiated by the  National Institutes of Health and consisting of members from the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report recently entitled U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health. The panel compared “health outcomes” with those of 16 comparable high-income or “peer”countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Since you probably helped pay for this study via your tax dollars, you should know what this panel, called “The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries,” found as a result of their study:

Over this time period, we uncovered a strikingly consistent and pervasive pattern of higher mortality and inferior health in the United States, beginning at birth:

  • For many years, Americans have had a shorter life expectancy than people in almost all of the peer countries. For example, as of 2007, U.S. males lived 3.7 fewer years than Swiss males and U.S. females lived 5.2 fewer years than Japanese females.
  • For the past three decades, this difference in life expectancy has been growing, especially among women.
  • The health disadvantage is pervasive—it affects all age groups up to age 75 and is observed for multiple diseases, biological and behavioral risk factors, and injuries.

So this was not a study comparing the United States with poorer countries, but high-income “peer” countries. Also, statistics from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an international economic group comprised of 34 member nations, shows that the U.S. spends about two and half times more on healthcare than most other countries!

US spends much more on health than any other country U.S. Ranks First in Healthcare Spending   Last in Life Expectancy

What are the Causes of Poor Health in the U.S.?

While this report gave many possible explanations for why the U.S. has such poor health, this study really did not address that question. The study identified the problems which are quantifiable, but the possible causes were pure speculation and ranged from things such as failure to wear seat belts to poverty and a lack of education. Seeing that this report was created by the government, the possible causes and solutions were naturally related more to government involvement.

Unfortunately, today’s government is NOT the solution to our health problems in the U.S. As we have reported frequently here at Health Impact News, government agencies that were originally created to protect public health, are more often than not doing just the opposite, and looking out for corporate interests in the “healthcare” system. Of course “healthcare” is not appropriately named, because it is only a “medical care” system run by the pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceutical companies now comprise the top sector of criminal activities, with convictions of criminal activity of just about every major drug company in the last few years totaling many billions of dollars, and representing hundreds of thousands of deaths (See: Pharmaceutical companies now among largest corporate criminals in the world: no better than white-collar drug dealers).

And yet, the US Food and Drug Administration has become barely nothing more than a marketing wing for these pharmaceutical companies, looking out for their corporate interest. As we have reported many times, the FDA regularly attacks those who promote natural methods of healing where no corporate patent is possible and the remedy is readily available to the masses, in favor of drug companies willing to spend many millions of dollars on research to make a patented drug (See, for example these recent stories: FDA Can Now Remove Any Dietary Supplement from the Market – Easier Than They Can Remove Drugs, and FDA Gives Sole Herbal Product Rights to Big Pharma). The FDA believes that it has sole authority to make health claims, and any product that makes unapproved health claims, no matter how harmless that product may be, is subject to being shut down and having its owners (often of small businesses or farms) arrested. We are losing our health freedom in the United States, and most Americans don’t even know it is happening (See: FTC More Dangerous than FDA: Will Only Allow Drugs to Make Health Claims and link above by Attorney Jonathan Emord).

So if we are going to understand the causes of these problems with American’s health in the U.S., we need to realize that the solutions must come outside of government, or we will have no hope. The government cannot ignore the problems, but it is not politically correct for them to identify the true causes to these problems.

Starting with one of the quantifiable problems this report identified, let me offer some solutions that are real solutions to real causes of poor health.

Real Causes and Real Solutions to the Health Problems in the U.S.

America’s Addiction to Prescription Drugs: Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

One of the problems clearly identified in this study is that more Americans die from drugs, including (and especially) prescription drugs, than all the other countries in this study. The medical system is by far the leading cause of death in the United States today, killing more people than heart disease or cancer (See: Modern Medical Care is a Leading Cause of Death). Deaths due to prescription drugs alone are over 100,000 a year, far exceeding deaths due to illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine. America’s addiction to prescription drugs is such a serious epidemic today, that hospitals are trying to cope with the huge numbers of babies being born addicted to these prescription drugs that are so widely used during pregnancy.

Pharmaceutical companies are the most lucrative businesses in the U.S. with a powerful lobbying force that allows them to get legal protection for just about anything they want to do. If even just a small fraction of the U.S. population stopped buying drugs and started getting well, our entire economy would collapse. Even “non-profit” organizations that were originally started to find cures to diseases, such as the American Cancer Society, have become huge organizations that collect hundreds of millions of dollars in donations, and government aid with your tax dollars on top of that, and yet have offered no real cures for diseases, just more drugs. If they did find a natural cure, or even a simply way to prevent disease, just think of all the jobs that would be lost in these huge organizations (See: American Cancer Society: The World’s Wealthiest “Nonprofit” Institution is Losing the War on Cancer).


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