Drugs are Made from Natural Cures
Source: Drug Companies Use Natural Cures to Design New Drugs,
by Shane Ellison M. Sc., February 26, 2006, NewsWithViews.com.
Most medical doctors are
hostile toward the use of nutritional supplements. They parrot that they are
ineffective and possibly dangerous due to a lack of scientific evidence
supporting them. Not true. A mountain of evidence exists. And it points to some
fascinating and highly effective nutritional supplements.
To obtain new drugs,
pharmaceutical chemists, like myself, rigorously study nutritional supplements
(i.e. natural products). Once a single active ingredient is identified a
chemist makes a "copy-cat." The drug company then calls it their own. Simply
put, if the study of nutritional supplements did not exist then drugs would not
Most every drug sold today has a natural-based
predecessor. Drug companies and
medical doctors obfuscate this historical fact. They like patients to think that
drugs are intuitively invented out of thin air.
This helps foster the very profitable belief that drugs are the
only option for health. Understanding that nutritional supplements guide
drug development will allow you more choices in health care — inexpensive and
safe ones. Consider the following examples:
Cough Syrup from "Mormon Tea"
Pseudoephedrine is an ingredient found in over-the-counter cough
syrup. It is a knock-off of the active ingredients found in "Mormon tea." In
2004, the Annals of Emergency Medicine noted that pseudoephedrine
is so damaging to the heart that it can elicit a heart attack among users —
even healthy ones.
In sharp contrast, naturally-occurring Mormon tea can be
safely used as a cough suppressant. Today however, it is black listed while pseudoephedrine remains on the shelves of every corner
grocery store in America.
Ritalin & Other Stimulants from Ma Huang
Ritalin and many other
stimulants are knock-offs of the active ingredients found in ma huang AKA ephedra. Ritalin is an
amphetamine. As such, it can cause addiction and brain cell death. Despite
false propaganda, Ma huang is a safe and effective
stimulant that increases mental focus without damaging the body. Ma huang is black listed while Ritalin is dispensed to
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs from a Poison "Red Yeast Rice"
Cholesterol-lowering drugs (Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, ect)
known as statins are knock-offs of the natural
ingredient found in red yeast rice. Akin to the drugs, red yeast rice can
dangerously lower cholesterol and CoQ10 levels within your body. Like statins, it is not advisable to use red yeast rice to lower
cholesterol. Both are poisons.
As a side note, if
cholesterol-lowering drugs were the billion dollar panacea that drug companies
claim them to be, we could all eat red yeast rice at a fraction of the cost.
Unfortunately, they are not.
Aspirin from White Willow Bark
Aspirin™, the drug that your
doctor tells you to take EVERYDAY, is a knock-off of the active ingredient
found in white willow bark. The side effects of Aspirin™ are so severe that
they can cause a higher death rate relative to the populations who do not take
Rarely brought to the attention of users, aspirin depletes the body of
the essential nutrient folic acid. White willow bark is virtually unknown yet
remains a safe and effective alternative to Aspirin™ for pain relief and any
purported cardiovascular benefits.
The list goes on...Most would
be shocked to know that even painkillers and anticancer drugs were derived from
Perscription Pain Killers from Opium
The tiny family of
prescription pain killers used by doctors are knock offs of the natural
ingredients found in opium. Naturally occurring opium is safer and less
addictive than the fast-acting drug knock-offs morphine, codeine, and oxycodone.
Baicalein Anti-Cancer Drug from Chinese Skullcap
Baicalein, an anti-cancer drug used among those who suffer from
leukemia, is a knock-off of the active ingredient found in the roots of Chinese
skullcap (Scuterllaria baicalensis).
Chinese skullcap is a safe and effective natural cancer fighter that induces
cell suicide (apoptosis) among leukemia-derived cancer cells.
Difference Between Drugs & Its Natural-Based Predecessor
There are life-saving
distinctions between a drug and its natural-based predecessor. A prescription
drug is a single isolate.
A nutritional supplement contains a multitude of
active substances. This distinction makes drugs more dangerous and less
effective than nutritional supplements.
As a single isolate, a drug
does not target the underlying cause of illness. It only masks [covers up, suppresses] symptoms.
Further, a drug isolate has no "buffers" to offset negative side-effects. In
sharp contrast, nutritional supplements utilize an array of ingredients to
attack the illness at its core while striving to mitigate negative
If safe and effective, then
why don't drug companies distribute nutritional supplements? The answer is very
simple. They clash with the drug-company business model. Natural medicine
cannot be patented and subsequently monopolized.
Only dangerous, man-made
prescription drugs carry patent rights. And this is what satisfies a drug
company's voracious appetite for wealth.
Drug Selling is Successful Business Model = Money!
Patent rights allow for checkbook science (the practice of funding, designing and
interpreting the results of drug research), exclusivity and inflated prices.
Add to that an army of good-looking, slick and foolish thinking sales reps and
you have the world's most successful business model — corporate drug dealing.
While profitable, this model is currently killing an estimated 200,000 people