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"The measure of America's recovery from this era of commercially distorted medicine will be the extent to which real and effective encouragement of healthy ways of living is reintegrated into the best medical care available—not replacing, but supported by, the appropriate clinical application of biomedical science. CHAPTER 14 HEALING OUR AILING HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, OR HOW TO SAVE $500 BILLION A YEAR WHILE IMPROVING AMERICANS' HEALTH There Was a time not so long ago when breakthroughs in medical science were driven more by health needs than by the search for corporate profits."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"Howard, author of The Collapse of the Common Good: How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom, commented that most of the doctors who do commit malpractice are not sued, and most of the lawsuits brought against doctors are about situations in which malpractice was not committed. Nonetheless, the current medical malpractice system consistently distorts our medical care. Doctors are aware of the risk of a malpractice suit lurking in every patient visit."

- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"I also acknowledged that no such solution was possible until the people, both the well and the ill, were prepared to seek and recognize the sophisms that riddle America's vaunted "health-care delivery system." If I've done my job and you've done your reading, you are prepared, indeed. I will keep my promise. You are also prepared to grasp the substance of the solution I am proposing. The current approach to health benefits in the United States is uneven, unwieldy, ineffective, and unsustainable."
- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"Men's Health Magazine has awarded Houston, Detroit, and Philadelphia the dubious title of "Fattest Cities in america," and these three places are also among the top five cities with the most African Americans or combined African American designation (2000 census). Furthermore, African Americans in the North and the Midwest typically live in large metropolitan areas, and studies show that urban dwellers have lower vitamin D levels than residents of rural areas."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Program of 1999" by the New York chapter of the Public Relations Society of america. Not surprisingly, Paxil sales increased by 25 percent between 1999 and 2000. When for-profit money gets cycled through nonprofit organizations, especially trusted service and professional organizations, the commercial goals of the donors become nearly invisible. THE GOOD NEWS NARRATIVE Have you ever noticed how much good news about medical progress is on television and in newspapers?"
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"None of us needs to be told: the health-care delivery system in america is indefensible. About $2 trillion fuels the system, some 16 percent of our national productivity. If we were all covered, that's more than $6,500 per person. Despite such a fortune, about 40 percent of us can't afford the care we are told we need, either because we are inadequately insured or payments out of pocket would bankrupt us. Medical bills broke the back of over 40 percent of us who declare bankruptcy."
- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"Furthermore, the existence and marketing of antidepressants serves to medicalize these unpleasant, challenging, but unavoidable predicaments to the extent that "mental illness" in america has become nearly epidemic (Whitaker 2005). I could cite many other authors on this topic. Lucire and Whitaker are among my favorites. I recommend also their monographs (Lucire 2003; Whitaker 2002). Chapter 9 As I mentioned in the text, the supporting literature is particularly rich, voluminous, and compelling. There is a reason."

- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"Few in america will stand by silently with a similar recommendation for older women. That's a sad state of affairs. Schwartz and Woloshin took another stab at calculating the benefit that accrues to women over fifty who are taking advantage of mammographic screening programs. If 1,000 women enter into mammographic screening programs for the next ten years, 994 will not have died from breast cancer. If these 1,000 women avoided mammographic screening, 991 would not have died from breast cancer after ten years. Big deal? Measurable? Worth it?"

- Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)

"The Industrial Revolution The boom of industrial growth in america at the end of the nineteenth century changed the culture of our country. Elite industrial families like the Morgans, Carnegies, Rockefellers, and Fords accumulated tremendous wealth. They were, in fact, more powerful than the government. They typically hid their wealth in the international banking system and set up large nonprofit foundations to shield wealth and help forward their business agenda. They learned to play the system, a system they created."
- Byron J. Richards, Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America (Get the book.)

"During the conquest of the Americas, upward of 95 percent of indigenous people in North america, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central america, and South america were wiped out by smallpox and influenza. The last major killer pandemic, the Spanish flu of 1918, caused an estimated 50 million deaths and possibly as high as 100 million in a single year. It reached even remote corners of the globe. The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic was more like a Biblical prophecy come true than a medical disease."
- J. E. Williams, Beating the Flu: The Natural Prescription for Surviving Pandemic Influenza and Bird Flu (Get the book.)

"I am indebted to them and strongly recommend David's Tour Drug May Be Tour Problem, Kirk's Human Scale, and Bob's Mad in america. Three of my closest friends, each with very different sensibilities, also read the manuscript. Lewis Kamrass, senior rabbi of the Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati, believes that the absence of community is a major cause of depression, and he wanted me to focus on community building. Russ Bozian, computer programmer, sees an increasingly unfun and boring world, and he pushed for a fun and stimulating book."
- Bruce E. Levine, Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Get the book.)

"Why can't companies do in america what they're already doing in Europe? Why, for just two examples, did toy and cosmetics companies come to the California state capitol in Sacramento and explain to legislators that they cannot produce products as cleanly here as they are already producing them in Europe? A woman's satchel of cosmetics, for example, may look quite different in Berlin than it does in Boston because the EU has banned hundreds of chemicals from cosmetics and personal-care products that have been determined to be carcinogenic or mutagenic."
- Mark Schapiro, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power (Get the book.)

"Naas used to go to Brussels at least "once a month," she told me, to express America's rising resistance to Brussels' more assertive approach to environmental regulation. She frequently sat across the table from Robert Donkers in Washington, to express the government's concerns. From her office at Citibank, she recalled those days of helping to lead U.S. opposition. "The biggest change I saw was what it means for the U.S. to be overtaken as the world's largest economy." She told me it was clear that Europe would be willing to challenge U.S."

- Mark Schapiro, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power (Get the book.)

"The different approaches between Europe and america, in helping China meet the greatest environmental challenge of our time, were highlighted at a three-day strategic economic dialogue between top U.S. and Chinese officials during the height of the Christmas season in 2006. Attending the summit on behalf of the United States were EPA administrator Stephen Johnson, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, and Labor Secretary Elaine Chau. Meetings took place with the cabinet members' Chinese counterparts."

- Mark Schapiro, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power (Get the book.)

"Nevertheless, average intake levels of magnesium in america are below the recommended levels. On the average, Americans eat about three-quarters of the RDA of magnesium. In older Americans intakes of magnesium are even lower. Certain digestive disturbances can limit magnesium absorption. Irritable bowel syndrome and prolonged diarrhea have been associated with magnesium depletion. Kidney disorders may cause loss of magnesium. Magnesium depletion is frequently encountered in chronic alcoholics, both from low dietary intake and increased urinary losses."
- Dr. Steve Blake, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified (Get the book.)

"The Journal of the American Medical Association has singled out tobacco as the number one culprit in causing death in america. Heart disease and cancer were listed as the nation's leading killers, but the underlying cause of death was the use of tobacco. The research found that smoking contributed to the deaths of 400 000 Americans annually—more than those caused by drug use, guns and car accidents put together. Rating second to tobacco came poor diet and lack of exercise. Asthma sufferers often say that smoking helps relieve their asthma and that's why they don't want to give it up."
- Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

"The problem of overweight america is a simple one: too many calories and too little physical activity. There are thousands of books, magazine articles, and television shows on how to lose weight. I can say, "Cut portions, don't eat when you're not hungry, drink more water, don't eat to meet emotional needs, blah, blah, blah." But who hasn't heard all of this before? It's boring—and boredom, ironically, is one of the reasons people overeat."
- Bruce E. Levine, Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Get the book.)

"Laughlin gained congressional support by claiming European countries were intentionally "exporting" degenerates to america, a claim that led to anti-immigration laws. 8. 1924. A case from Virginia regarding the daughter of a mentally-handicapped woman made it to the Supreme Court. The daughter had been labeled "socially inadequate offspring" and was scheduled for sterilization. On appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark case Buck v. Bell (1927) ruled 8 to 1 to uphold the sterilization on the grounds that the daughter would be a "deficient" mother."
- Byron J. Richards, Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America (Get the book.)

"Back then, america wrote the rules and the world followed. But no more; leadership has switched. The European Union is asserting new priorities that are far more protective of citizens' health and the environment than those in the United States and they have the economic muscle to back them up. The strength of the U.S. economy, and the global influence that comes with it, has always been rooted in its enormous three-hundred-million-people-strong home market. Today, Europe presents a market of twenty-seven countries that is significantly larger, both in population and in wealth."
- Mark Schapiro, Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power (Get the book.)

"Journalist and author Michael Pollan is a longtime critic of America's hypocrisy around psychotropic drugs. In 1999, in the New York Times Magazine, he wrote: "Historians of the future will wonder how a people possessed of such a deep faith in the power of drugs also found themselves fighting a war against certain other drugs with not-dissimilar powers. . . . The more we spend on our worship of the good drugs ($20 billion on psychoactive prescription drugs last year), the more we spend warring against the evil ones ($17 billion the same year). We hate drugs. We love drugs."
- Bruce E. Levine, Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Get the book.)

"Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of america www.ccfa.org Cushing's Support and Research Foundation www.csrf.net Endocrine Society www.endo-society.org Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research www.stopsarcoidosis.org HeartHealthyWomen www.hearthealthywomen.org The Hormone Foundation www.hormone.org Lupus Foundation of america www.lupus.org Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus Merck Manual Home Edition Online www.merck.com/mmhe/index.html Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of america www.myasthenia.org National Adrenal Diseases Foundation www.nadf."
- Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph. D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms...How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective (Get the book.)

"But many ADD kids were products of the kind of homes clearly on the rise in reengineered america. Yes, the family was together, and yes, the parents were concerned and loving. But the home dynamics were tense, stretched by the demands of the new economy, the fragmenting treats of TV and video, and the un-derfunding of schools. To these parents, the claim that the disorder was purely biological came as enormous relief. It was a balm to the nagging notion that the fast-track life, the one you seemed to have to live to afford the best for your family, was not good for your kids."
- Greg Critser, Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies (Get the book.)

"He was asked why there was more resignation than outrage in america. Nader responded: "It comes from a deep sense of powerlessness. When you feel powerless, your attitude reflects apathy, withdrawal, resignation, and that is a telltale sign of the degree to which our democracy has declined in the last twenty, twenty-five years." Then Nader was asked whether he had grown more pessimistic. Nader answered: "I am not afflicted by optimism or pessimism. They are not in my lexicon."
- Bruce E. Levine, Surviving America's Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Get the book.)

"Here in the west it is found throughout Central america, Mexico, Florida, Texas, and throughout the low-elevation southwest where it is grown with some extra care. In the United States, the plant is widely cultivated for its commercial value in Texas and Florida. A. ferox is a South African native, but like A. barbadensis, it is extensively grown as an ornamental. In the past, it was widely cultivated for its dried exudate."
- Charles W. Kane, Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest (Get the book.)

"Mexico and Florida south to Tropical america. Chemistry: monoterpenes, triterpenes, benzenoids, phenylpropanoids, and flavonoids Medicinal Uses: The tea or tincture of Trumpet flower is very useful taken internally before meals to stimulate appetite and upper digestive process. It is specific in treating atonic stomach conditions where upon ingesting food or drink there is fullness, distention, and gastric burning. The plant has a reputation for treating gastritis caused from long-term alcohol use. Trumpet flower modestly reduces blood sugar levels."

- Charles W. Kane, Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest (Get the book.)

"Traditionally the plant is used in treating a variety of cardiac ailments by healers in Central america. Research has shown that Spanish needles' hypotensive effect mainly comes from the plant's ability to diminish influxes of extracellular calcium within aortic smooth muscle, subsequently reducing tonicity of those muscle fibers, thus lowering blood pressure. Although Spanish needles has little effect on sodium excretion it has been shown to diminish both essential and sodium induced hypertension."

- Charles W. Kane, Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest (Get the book.)

"These were justified as morally right in order to save america from the high cost of treating defective individuals, who were the scapegoats for the nation's social ills. 3. 1900. The ideas caught on with leaders of the Industrial Revolution, as they needed a solution for the social ills brought on by the horrid living conditions of immigrant workers who were, in essence, slave labor. Prostitution, alcoholism, ignorance, birth defects, poverty, and crime could be blamed on defective genes. This helped them cover up the simple fact that workers were not paid fair wages. 4. 1904."
- Byron J. Richards, Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America (Get the book.)

"America. Each year, this costs society an estimated $282 billion. About twice the number of Americans die due to infections acquired in hospitals each year as the number who die in traffic accidents. And each year, more than twice as many Americans die from the negative effects of prescription drugs as those who died in the Vietnam war. According to a recent report, an estimated 1,730,000 preventable drug-related injuries occur in america each year, and as many as 7,000 deaths."
- Dawson Church, The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention (Get the book.)

"REPPED: Tom Cruise's appearance on the "Today" show with Matt Lauer in 2005 became the topic of water cooler conversation all across america.2 Though he was supposed to be promoting his newest movie, "War of the Worlds," the conversation turned to antidepressants and whether or not depression and other mental problems are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Cruise asserted, I'm saying that drugs aren't the answer. These drugs are very dangerous. They're mind-altering.... There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance."
- Dr. Timothy Scott, America Fooled: The Truth About Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and How We've Been Deceived (Get the book.)

"Distribution: All three plants are non-natives from Subtropical or Tropical america. Now though they are planted as ornamentals in warmer locales throughout the southwest. Caesalpinia gilliesii originally from Argentina and Chile is well established in drainage areas and along roadsides from southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, to central Texas. Chemistry: for Caesalpinia pulcherrima: peltogynoids, homoisoflavonoids, caesalpins, diterpenoids, pulcherrimin, bonducellin, and galactomannans; ellagitannin Medicinal Uses: Bird of paradise tea is mainly a gastrointestinal tract medicine."
- Charles W. Kane, Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest (Get the book.)

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