When I was on 16 pharmaceutical medications, I was completely bulldozed. I didn’t know just how snowed I was. Then, when I weaned off of all the pharmaceutical medicine and finished my withdrawal process, I began to wake up. I woke up to a world that I didn’t understand. Our food supply is more damaged than I remember. People don’t seem to have the same opportunities, earning abilities, or ability to take care of their families. Prices on everything that people need has skyrocketed. Worst of all, however, is the truth that our choices have been, and continue to be, taken away from us. Every day, I am baffled and saddened by another story of freedom of choice being removed from an individual.
First there is the story of Benton Mackenzie, and others like him. Simply, because of geography, he was denied medicinal cannabis. This medicine was saving his life. He was living in a state where cannabis is not legalized. Prohibition of cannabis still exists everywhere. So because of these facts, he was not only denied the medicine that would save his life, but he was treated like a criminal. I regret, and am deeply saddened to say, he has died.
To avoid the devastating reality I just discussed, some people move to a state where they can legally obtain their medicine if they find themselves in this predicament. Why should Americans have to move away from their loved ones to save their own lives, simply because they cannot legally obtain the medicine they need in their home state? That said, it must also be recognized that many people are too ill to move and the choice is just completely removed from their radar. So this is not the answer.
Then, there is medical kidnapping. I have been following the stories of Justina, Isaiah, Jaxon, and many others. These children were taken from their families by the medical system. This happened, because their parents did not agree with the course of action the medical professionals were prescribing. Often times, it has come down to pharmaceutical use. There is even a case of forced chemotherapy to a 17-year-old girl. She herself doesn’t want it, nor do her parents want it. But the physicians want her to have it, and have been allowed to force her to have it.
I ask myself daily, what country am I living in? What about opportunity, making your own way, and having freedoms to choose? Where did these concepts go? How is it that we have allowed big pharma to brainwash our medical professionals, including our physicians, into believing that their products are the only way? How is it that we have given them so much power, that the physicians who took an oath to “do no harm”, can remove children from their own parents and homes into state institutions so that they can be open to abuse and suffering? And somehow the idea that being at home with loved ones when you are sick is thrown out the window. I am sure that the medical establishment is aware that emotional upheaval has a negative effect on health. And yet, they rip children from their parents against their will, to administer pharmaceutical medication with multiple side effects. Then they expect that they will improve. There is no logic or reason in this.
I have been thinking about the fact that a little over 20 years ago Merck pharmaceuticals set out to have every American on at least one pharmaceutical medication. This coupled with the fact that these medications alter our brain chemistry and numb us to the world around us, deeply concerns me. If I was so easily bulldozed, and recognize how foggy and not present I was on the pharmaceutical medications, I can only imagine that many people are in this state. They are numbed to the world, without even knowing it. This only makes it easier for our freedoms, opportunity and rights to be taken away from us.
I think it is extremely important to do one’s own pharmaceutical review and be sure that for the medicine being ingested, the benefit outweighs the risk. It is important to research all pharmaceutical medications that are prescribed to us, and ask questions of our physicians.
I recognize that there are many instances where pharmaceutical medications are necessary and needed. But it is important to look at all options, and fight for one’s own freedom and ability to choose. We must also fight for our children and protect them at all costs. All of our children. Not just those related to us. But if one is a parent, one must have the right to choose what is best for their own children. If we hand over those rights to any establishment, whether it is the state, the medical community, or big Pharma, for instance, aren’t we are doing them a huge disservice in life? Of course we are. We are, because then we are teaching them that they are powerless and that their opinions about their own health and well-being are inconsequential. I know that is not the message I want for my children. I want them to be empowered in life, and especially in their own health choices.
We must stop all the Bulldozering! We must make sure every American knows what is available to them and has access to it. There has been so much angst over the Affordable Care Act. The truth is, this act still only gives access to pills, tests and surgery. A bigger change is needed. We all need to look at what is happening in the world, and stand up for what is right. Stand up for our own freedom, our freedom to choose for ourselves and our children, and our own empowerment.
Take back your health America!
Wendy Love Edge
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