Health Care news links . . .

I have some things I have been wanting to share that probably didn’t get reported on the Mass News networks, but are important in helping manage your own health care programs.  Unfortunately, I’ve gotten really behind on posting them, because the last couple of months I’ve felt more like one of the “future lawyers” in IDEOCRACY than the usually intelligent person I remember being.  I blame it on arthritis messing with my sleep.

Anyhow, I’ve decided to just post links all in one article here, so I hope you can get them.

ROOT CAUSE OF DIABETES FOUND – CURE DISCOVERED

(Well, this is disturbing.  I was going to share a link to an article written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta which I got in an email.  But, when I tested the link – the article was missing.  I probably should cut it out of this post, but with the information I’ve shared, you might find it yourself, if you are interested)

Big Pharma so greedy it has sought, and obtained, permission to market anti-cholesterol drugs as cancer treatment medicines!  The maddening thing is – medical literature acknowledges that anti-cholesterol drugs can CAUSE cancer.

http://www.naturalnews.com/054707_statins_cancer_treatment_Big_Pharma.html

Courts quietly rule that MMR vaccine DOES cause autism

Courts Have Quietly Confirmed That The MMR Vaccine Causes Autism!

This one feels like a validation to me – I’ve been saying for years that Obamacare was designed to fail as part of an agenda to force the US into a national single-payer health insurance program with universal coverage.  Now the effects of Obamacare are starting to prove my prediction accurate

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/topstories/the-big-obamacare-bubble-is-about-to-explode/ar-BBvriVf

Beverage maker Coke has had a sweet deal with CDC on beverage policy regulations

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/more-coca-cola-ties-seen-inside-us-centers-disease-control

Following news that Tom’s of Maine (now a subsidiary of Colgate) was incorrectly advertising toothpaste as Organic when it used non-organic ingredients, this chart has gained popularity.

http://www.cornucopia.org/toothpaste-scorecard/

Nature Valley granola bars test positive for glyphosate – the active ingredient of Round Up.

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/granola-bar-natural-if-theres-pesticide-it

 

 

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Talked with the lawyer . . .

My lawyer called back this morning, and we talked over my concern and the response I wrote up to the doctor.  She approved everything I wrote, with the caveat that this may still initially cause trouble with Social Security over not complying with “doctor’s orders”.  Still, she feels that because it’s a matter of spiritual/religious faith, ultimately we’ll prevail.

It’s currently 56F degrees here, looking for a high in the low 70’s – so I shut off the heater and opened up the windows.  It’s SO NICE to have that option now!

Cholesterol check . . .

I’ve been sitting on this for over a week, waiting for a chance to talk to the lawyer who’s handling my claim for Social Security disability.  Unfortunately, she’s having health issues herself, and hasn’t returned my call yet.

Anyhow, through the last 5 years the doctor at the VA clinic has been “concerned” about my cholesterol levels and has wanted to put me on drugs to lower them.  This year, he didn’t even have a lab on-site to get the results from, but he went full-court press on pushing the statins just based on LAST YEAR’s results.

I swear, being an MD is nothing but legalized drug pushing anymore.

Anyhow, I told him I wanted to see what the results of the NEW blood work were before making any decision, and they could contact me with those results by email.

I got the email the next day.  My results were that the total cholesterol went up over 40 points.  Here is an excerpt of what he said:

“LDL (bad cholesterol) has gone up from 240 mg/dL to 280 mg/dL  Patient has been very resistant to taking statin drugs.  Complications of untreated high cholesterol including heart attack.  I would advise him taking ATORVASTATIN … in order to get his LDL down.  Possible side effects include muscle weakness, muscle pain.”

First – ATORVASTATIN is generic Lipitor.  Notice that the only side effects he mentions are muscle weakness and muscle pain – nothing about LIVER DAMAGE, which all the literature on the health websites claim is the #1 side effect.

Anyhow, I still haven’t talked to my lawyer, but I also haven’t been sleeping well for the last week, mostly because I’ve been stewing over this.  I still want to talk to my lawyer, but I think I have figured out what to say to the doctor.  It would go something like this:

Dear Doctor:  Please notice in my records that I am a Scientologist.  This affects much more than just my attitudes towards drugs that have psychiatric actions.  It is WHY I have an Advanced Directive AND a Living Will, both of which stipulate a DNR order.  It is my religious and spiritual belief that the end of this life is only an opportunity  to begin the next one.  I am happy to discuss health care options that affect the quality of life while I have it, but I have no interest in extending it.  If I have a heart attack, it will be the end of my life, and I’m comfortable with that.  I will not take anti-cholesterol drugs now or ever, and you will not ever bring it up again.

Well, I think that’s what I’d say.