One decided to speak out…
The grueling profession has long kept silent about mental distress. After losing a friend and quietly grappling with illness, Carrie Cunningham found a new way to save lives
Carrie Cunningham puffed out her cheeks and exhaled. She looked out at the audience filled with 2,000 of her peers, surgeons who were attending the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Surgery, a prestigious gathering of specialists from universities across the United States and Canada.
Cunningham, president of the organization, knew what she was about to reveal could cost her promotions, patients and professional standing. She took a deep breath.
“I was the top junior tennis player in the United States,” she began. “I am an associate professor of surgery at Harvard.
“But I am also human. I am a person with lifelong depression, anxiety, and now a substance use disorder.”
The room fell silent.
Cunningham knew others in the room were struggling, too. Doctors are dying by suicide at higher rates than the general population. Somewhere between 300 to 400 physicians a year in the US take their own lives, the equivalent of one medical school graduating class annually. Continue reading
How a decade of propaganda turned us against each other
One of the cruelest things about being injured by a pharmaceutical is the degree to which doctors will deny the idea that the injury happened (as acknowledging it requires them to accept the shortcomings of the medical model they’ve invested their lives into). This denial is known as medical gaslighting and it is often so powerful that friends and family members of the patient will adopt the reality asserted by those doctors and likewise gaslight the injured patient. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen this tragedy transpire in my immediate circle and one of my missions here has been to bring awareness to medical gaslighting and explain why it always happens. Continue reading
Originally published on March 20, 2016 – While speaking to ABC News about the remission of his cancer, former President Jimmy Carter credited marijuana for killing of his cancer cells.
The Nobel winner thanked his doctors and family for their support through his brain cancer ordeal. He also thanked Terrance ‘Scooby’ Williams of Dr. Green’s Greenery, a pot dispensary in Oakland, CA, for helping him find the right strain of cannabis.
Carter told his medicinal regiment to Sawyer, “I smoke two joints in the morning, I smoke two joints at night, I smoke two joint in the afternoon, and it makes me feel all right.
Some health experts say the public is headed into another winter bout with COVID, which means the CDC is pushing vaccines once again, but this time even babies are included in the newest push.
Pfizer and Moderna had new COVID vaccines ready for last week when the Centers for Disease Control urged Americans to start lining up for a second or third – or more – jab in the arm, including young children. Continue reading
NOTE: The following was the basis for my evening broadcast, ‘The Edge ~ To Health With You‘ on September 2, 2020. Join me each Wednesday evening for another installment of ‘To Health With You.’~ Ed.
A dentist and orthodontist by training, Dr. William D. Kelley discusses the nutritional concepts and practices underlying non-specific metabolic therapy, how they emerged over years of treating patients and himself for disease, and the results he has achieved applying them.
Following this magazine’s interview with Dr. Harold W. Manner, we received innumerable letters and phone calls. Much of that correspondence was from readers who hadn’t known of the healthcare possibilities offered by nutrition therapy until they read about the Manner program in our pages, but a surprisingly large number of folks called to let us know that there are other revolutionary researchers who are “curing” degenerative diseases such as cancer. And the greater part of these “tips” suggested that MOTHER EARTH NEWS look into the metabolic therapy work of Dr. William Donald Kelley at his Winthrop, Washington clinic.
Scientists are looking into why dormant breast cancer cells sometimes reactivate. Roberto Jimenez/Getty Images
* Breast cancer is a common type of cancer. After treatment with chemotherapy, there is the risk for some cancer cells to become dormant and then become active later.
* A recent study found that a particular chemotherapy treatment affects surrounding tissues and that this interaction further induces the reactivation of cancer cells.
* Further research is needed to understand the effects of these findings in the clinical treatment of breast cancer.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling that “sovereign immunity” protects the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from any wrongdoing or harm in telling the public to stop taking ivermectin, a safe, well-studied, and proven drug for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
In their opinion, Judges Clement, Elrod, and Willett state, “FDA argues that the Twitter posts are ‘informational statements’ that cannot qualify as rules because they ‘do not ‘direct’ consumers, or anyone else, to do or refrain from doing anything.’ We are not convinced.” Continue reading
The polyphenol curcumin, which is responsible for the bright orange-yellow color of turmeric (Curcuma longa), appears to have preventative and therapeutic effectss against various types of cancers.
Over 4,500 published peer-reviewed studies have shown curcumin to prevent cancer progression through a variety of mechanisms – by reducing inflammation, preventing chemical stress from radiotherapy and chemotherapy, shutting down cancer-promoting pathways and interfering with the growth and development of malignant cells. Continue reading
The world’s pharmaceutical drug factories have become so filthy that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) is intervening to try to clean things up by bringing in an outside testing service to spot contamination.
Valisure, an independent testing laboratory that deals with this kind of thing, was brought in by the DoD to test a slew of medications amid growing concerns about pharmaceutical drug contamination and other quality and supply issues. Continue reading
Here’s what never happened in the hospital during COVID: a doctor sat down next to a patient and said, “You have a choice. We can give you Remdesivir, which killed 53% of the patients in an Ebola trial. It was so bad the trial had to be shut down. And you’ll notice here in Remdesivir’s fact sheet, it says, ‘Not a lot of people have used Remdesivir. Serious and unexpected side effects may happen.’ Or we can give you ivermectin, a safe and effective drug that’s been successfully used for decades, and send you home. Which do you prefer?”
The reason that conversation never happened is that it would have cost the hospital too much money. If the hospital gave you ivermectin and sent you home, the federal government paid the hospital $3,200. If the hospital gave you Remdesivir, the federal government paid the entire hospital bill, plus a 20% bonus. So the hospital executives’ choice was to receive $3,200 or $500,000, which was the average hospital bill. No contest. Patients were going to get Remdesivir — whether they wanted it or not. Continue reading
…but what you will read below – will NOT be the end of today’s story, so stay with us until the end – for it may ONLY be – the Beginning!
Jeffrey Bennett – Editor and Publisher
On my May 7, 2014 global broadcast, “To Health With You!”, I was privileged to share with my audience, a complete lecture that Kelley had delivered in New York City – and it opened my eyes to a side I had never witnessed of Dr. Kelley – what appeared to be not only a dedicated man (something which I had never doubted in the years I knew and worked with him), but a man with a sense of humor – and at that time – much more than a twinkle in his eye.
All of this was before the death of Steve McQueen – before the studies of Kelley’s work and counselee filed by a man who would one day become a student of Kelley – and ultimately become well known for his own involvement in that which he would soon learn – Nicholas Gonzalez (under the guidance of Dr. Robert Good) – before the attacks on Kelley by representative “entertainers” of the mainstream media – before multiple attacks on him by various factions of both state and federal governments – and before the attempts on his life – all of which drove this tireless champion of TRUTH underground for some years – sometimes in Pennsylvania – other times in Washington state – and still other times – well who really knows where. Continue reading
One of America’s leading voices on vaccines says the shot isn’t for everyone
Anti-vaccine graffiti is seen on the wall of a shop amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Belfast, Northern Ireland January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble
One of America’s leading public health experts is saying that some Americans should not get this year’s COVID-19 vaccine, and he will skip it himself.
Paul Offit, M.D., a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) leading panel of experts on vaccines and director of the Vaccine Education Center at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, told The Messenger that he would not recommend a healthy American under the age of 70 to receive a booster this year. Continue reading
NOTE: What you read here is NOT necessarily agreed upon by the Editor and publisher of this web-site – but is merely posted as a reference as to HOW these issues are looked upon by others. Just remember – it’s ALL merely just A Shot in the Dark! ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Editor
The Vaccine Act, formally known as the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA), is a pivotal piece of legislation that has had a profound impact on immunization efforts in the United States. Enacted in 1986, this law was designed to address concerns regarding vaccine safety, liability, and accessibility. In this article, we will explore the Vaccine Act, its purpose, and its significance in the realm of vaccination. Continue reading
We’re still going to be paying too much for the wrong drugs.
Until 2003, Medicare covered most hospital and doctor visits for the elderly, but it did not cover the ever-growing costs of prescription medications. Former President George W. Bush changed that when he signed a law adding prescription drug coverage to Medicare.
But there was a catch… (Continue to full column…)
Optimism must be balanced with conservative expectations given the unknown nature of the cost impact.
This week, the Biden-Harris administration announced the first 10 drugs that Medicare will be allowed to negotiate prices for beginning in 2026 – the list contains many medications that cardiologists commonly prescribe for their patients.
The drugs are part of the first wave of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which aims to reduce prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries while cutting drug spending by the federal government. Already, the IRA has lowered the cost of insulin to $35 or less, and out-of-pocket spending by Medicare beneficiaries is set to be capped at $2,000 per year beginning in 2025. Continue reading