Health – Our Own Personal Choice & Responsibility

There are various stages of being alive, or to use an irritating and overused word today, some are “awake” while some these days choose being in tune with technological magic that over time, has detrimental effects on one’s health.

This writer at the Asylum, being 61 years old, sometimes makes the mistake of believing that most people understand or are at least aware of the joke that is the FDA.

The “mission statement” on the FDA’s website reads as follows:

FDA Mission

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

“…responsible for protecting the public heath…”



A new study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, examined all 222 drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010. The finding? Years after approval, roughly a third of the medicines were then labeled with warnings about serious adverse effects; and some of those warnings indicated life-threatening complications. For example, cancer and liver damage. For example, death—which, the last time I looked, is life-threatening.

The Washington Post reports: “Among the drugs with added warnings [years after the drugs were approved, as safe, for public use]: Humira, used for arthritis and some other illnesses; Abilify, used for depression and other mental illness; and Pradaxa, a blood thinner. The withdrawn drugs [taken off the market] and the reason: Bextra, an anti-inflammatory medicine, heart problems; Raptiva, a psoriasis drug, rare nervous system illness; and Zelnorm, a bowel illness drug, heart problems.”

Pills_3Of course, this study isn’t going to get much attention from the establishment media.  We won’t see discussion panels on main stream media outlets screaming about the failure of the FDA to do what they’ve been charged to do; we won’t see breathless senators and congress people giving interviews of the agency’s neglect and oversight and having congressional hearings on any of this. That FDA approved drugs kill 106,000 people in the US every year will continue to go unnoticed or at the very least, under reported.  The establishment media has more important things to get all lathered up about, like boogiemen from Russia and whether the POTUS divulged the super-secret sauce recipe that is only reserved for the tastebuds of allies who share the globalist cabal’s desire for endless wars.  “Protecting the public health,”…yeah, that’s a good one.

An extensive list of how the FDA has “protected” the public health for the past 20 years or so can be found here.

All this would lead one to believe that since we’re talking about the health of each of us directly, that there would a keen interest in the drugs approved by the FDA, along with the FDA-approved drugs prescribed by physicians, especially since nearly 60% of Americans are on some type of prescribed drug. But there really isn’t any substantial public outcry on any of this.

Addictions to our mobile tracking devices, the lack of interest and teaching of the Arts and History, the absolute drought of (real) conversation, genetically modified everything, further addictions to sports, social media, along with the nearly endless amount of lies and corruption of government officials and politicians, both past and present, and then you add in an establishment media that promotes further madness of varying degrees with nearly every broadcast or publication – and you have a general public unaware and asleep.

For 50 or so of my 61 years, I was unaware of any type of alternative health avenues that one could try. I was VERY aware of the health problems I had: migraines, kidney stones, stomach issues, fibromyalgia and even cancer, though my bout with cancer was some 30 years ago and the allopathic treatment for the type of cancer I had served me well.

For the other ailments, I WAS aware that no matter what medicines prescribed for my ailments – none solved any of my health issues, and some aggravated them even further.  Then, about 10 years ago, the health of a loved one took center stage.  After the sobering realization that nothing chemically concocted was going to cure her, with her doctors having her a menu of prescriptions that would have Big Pharma beaming, something in my brain turned on and I remember thinking there has to be better way.  And that “better way” began when I started educating myself on any alternative or natural approach to her illness that I could find. Quite simply, the natural approach we chose to try for her worked and she was able to stop taking the chemicals and return to a healthy state of being.

After getting her back on the road to good health, I turned my attention to my ailments.  It took time, research, a bit of experimentation with herbs, vitamins and minerals – which ones I responded to and which I didn’t.  Nothing happened overnight but Herb_garden_of_National_Museum_of_Nature_and_Science_Tokyo_02gradually, following an organic diet along with the consumption of herbal teas, selected vitamins and minerals, I was able to get off the chemical migraine prescription that I was taking whenever I got a migraine, which at the time was 3 to 4 times each week.  I no longer had to endure the racing heart and the “medicine hangover” I had the following day when taking the prescription.  Even better, the migraines subsided from 3 to 4 each week to 1 to 2 each month.

With success of reigning in the migraine frequency, I addressed the stomach issues, the fibromyalgia and kidney stones. Coming up with treatments involved extensive research, patience and the fortitude to stick with a new way (at least for me) to attain good health.  I haven’t had kidney stones for 4 years, the stomach issues have been taken care of, and though the Fibro is still there (and probably always will be) through utilizing stretching techniques, exercise and the continued use of a couple of herbal supplements and minerals, I’ve been able to keep the ailment under control. And my avenue to healing was accomplished without using one FDA approved drug or experiencing any of the nasty and sometimes deadly side effects of FDA approved drugs.

Dr. Mercola of, gives us the following sober thoughts on the FDA

The FDA has lost face because it is now too closely linked with big pharmaceutical companies. It’s more beneficial and profitable for “Big Pharma” to have more unhealthy people because that would mean more drug sales.

Even the FDA’s own scientists have cast a doubt on the agency’s credibility. And it’s not just Dr. David Graham, the FDA scientist who exposed the dangers of prescription drug Vioxx. A 2002 survey revealed that more than hundreds of FDA scientists lacked confidence in the agency’s ability to “adequately monitor the safety of prescription drugs once they are on the market.” Others questioned the FDA’s drug assessment and labeling processes.

With the FDA and Big Pharma seemingly in cahoots, unsafe drugs are getting approved and natural medicine is being persecuted because it poses a threat to big drug companies.

If natural medicine is suppressed, it means that you no longer have the choice to pick safer alternatives to improve your health and will have to rely on all the wonderful drugs that Big Pharma is cooking up!

The FDA has put health freedom in danger and is seeking to eliminate natural health alternatives through a campaign of censorship, distortions, and lies.

When we allow any government agency or bureau the power, or look to it as the sole authority in dictating the medicines, herbs, vitamins, minerals we can put in our bodies; of dictating treatments we must follow; and of passing laws that once again dictate that one must be injected with a needle of chemicals and toxins to secure employment or attend school – then we’ve handed over the oversight, treatment and outcome of the health of our own bodies to a branch of bureaucrats who, to be charitable, haven’t the slightest bit of knowledge and certainly little interest in the health of each of us, individually. For which of these “well-meaning” bureaucrats knows how any one medicine, chemical, treatment or injection will affect the health of the specific person following their “recommendations” or in some cases, abiding by the laws they’ve created that first and foremost grease the palms of the pharmaceutical industry.  None of them know.

female bodyWe know (or should know) our own bodies.  Before my “dawn of thought” regarding my own personal health, I still had an idea of what my body could medicinally handle and what it could not. With my studies of herbs and vitamins, I became more educated with how the body functions, how herbs and vitamins beneficially interact with our bodies, the benefits of some allopathic treatments – I became an expert on what my body needed.  I don’t have a vast reservoir of intelligence – just maybe a healthy desire to learn. And that’s all that is needed. The desire to find out what is best for each of us individually and go from there.







Whether we choose to follow an allopathic avenue for treatment or a natural path should be each person’s choice and responsibility and not the choice mandated by some nameless government employee.

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to doctors and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.”
― Benjamin Rush ~ Founding Father of the United States

If one is interested yet unfamiliar with natural healing, herbs, vitamins and minerals, a few sites are listed below to acquire basic understanding. Substantial links for further study are provided on each site.


The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be used in place of the advice of a healthcare professional. Always consult a doctor or your trusted health guru if you have health concerns.

Photo Credit (front page): By National Institutes of Health (NIH) (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit:  By ParentingPatch (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: By Momotarou2012 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s