Sunday, November 13, 2011

Death by Doctor

A friend of mine posted this video on Facebook and I am thankful she shared it. I knew that allopathic medicine is responsible for more deaths than the diseases it attempts to cure but Dr. Peter Gilden does very fine job of outlining the reality we live in and how we got here. It's just a short video, but great food for thought so I hope that you will take the 5 min. and watch it.


  1. "allopathic medicine is responsible for more deaths than the diseases it attempts to cure": here are the final 2007 data for the United States:

    616,000 deaths caused by heart disease per year. How many people have heart disease? See here:

    26.8 million people in the US suffer from heart disease.

    So 2.2% of those suffering from heart disease die every year. We don't know what kind of treatment all those people are getting, but we do know this: 26.2 million people are getting treated for heart disease and NOT dying every year. Since most of them are probably getting what you call "allopathic" treatments, it looks like Glidden's evil MDs are actually doing a pretty good job.

  2. Keep up the posts, Flo, I love reading them!!! And what I even love more, is to see you expanding your horizon, learning so much about health and nutrition. AND on top of that, which is the best part of it all, is that you're sharing it with the world! Thank you.
    Love you!

  3. Hey Andrew,
    Sorry it's taken so long to respond to this post. First of all, thank you for posting a comment! I am always really happy to hear from people who read my posts and by the way I am always happy to get some suggestions for topics! To me, this should be about a dialogue.
    Of course, allopathic medicine is not all bad. If I have an accute emergency, I'd be grateful for the treatment available at the hospital. However, that doesn't change anything about the published statistics mentioned in the video. Also my experience with oncology has disillusioning. No oncologist that has been involved in my treatment has had any interst in my participation of the treatment of my condition other than me delivering my body to them (like dropiping a car off at the shop). At times when things improved they have almost purposefully ignored what I have done in terms of nutritional supplements, diet, natural therapies etc. In my opinion, oncology by and large is failing and misguided. The so called "War on Cancer" is clearly not being won. If you are intersted in a short but illuminating book specific to the field of oncology and Chemotherapy I recommend 'Questioning Chemotherapy' by Ralph W. Moss, PH.D.

  4. I just want to respond to one moment here, Flo: your experience with oncology? Have you had / do you have cancer?

  5. Hi Andrew,
    Yes. I was first diagnosed with testicular cancer about three years ago. This year was a big journey for me, for many reasons, but certainly in terms of the cancer it's been eventful. I began this year with another surgery. I also contemplated chemotherapy for the first time. And I mean, I really contemplated it, at one point I had a direct line to my heart that went in by my bicep and I was signed up get chemo pumped in there.
    At any rate, I chose to work with a Naturopath here in town. I did some therapies with him, like intravenous vitamin C and sodium bicarbonate. I also followed a near vegan, alkaline diet and began taking high quality, high potency supplements. When my tumor markers (a blood test) dropped I chose to cancel chemotherapy (one day notice!) to see what my body could do on its own. I have had no growth in seven months. One of my CT scans showed a reduction in size of the lymph nodes in my abdomen (cancer had spread there at the start of the year) and the last one show stable/no change.

    Anyhow, that's the cole's notes... I am feeling better than ever and I excited about the future.


  6. Hey, good luck with it, Flo! Whatever you do, keep up your obviously good spirits in spite of it all!