Our Grandparents Knew Better

One use to be “allowed” to grow your own food, concoct your own medicinal remedies and not be pestered with every doctor visit, pharmaceutical re-load at the local pharmacy, or casual trip through the grocery store where GMO delights await – that you need a poke from a needle filled with chemicals to ward off (insert government and media malady-of-the-season here) for good health. Ah, but those were the days before the pharmaceutical monsters hadn’t taken over nearly every facet of defining what good health was and who could dispense it.

Amish farmer facing 68 years in federal prison for making homemade products – via NaturalNews.com

cristina-gottardi-227407When most people imagine their golden years, they don’t envision spending the last decades of their life in a federal prison, but for 56-year-old Samuel Girod, that threat is very real — thanks to the FDA. Girod is facing 68 years in jail for the simple crime of creating his own all-natural homemade products. Father to 12 and grandfather to 25, Girod has been facing a 12-count indictment since 2015.

Such Nazi-style, control-freak tactics from government bureaucrats, who should be replacing rolls of toilet paper at depressing airports across the country rather than dictating the health needs of the nation’s citizens is the norm today. And why should it be otherwise – after all, they have an industry of “unhealth” to keep afloat.

$1.5 Trillion – That’s the total revenue of the global pharmaceutical market. To put that number in perspective, it’s roughly one-quarter of what the U.S. federal government will spend in 2016.

$515 Billion – Of the $1.05 trillion revenue for the global pharmaceutical market, nearly half of it — roughly $515 billion — comes from the U.S. and Canada. However, the two countries make up only around 7% of the total world population.

via themotleyfool.com

With such a market to maintain, it is no wonder that few actual cures are provided by the pharmaceutical industry. But they do provide more pills and vaccines to keep you healthy enough to keep coming back for more. What a deal!

With millions of Americans mentally or physically debilitated, permanently hooked on the world’s most expensive prescription drugs, Big Pharma, HMOs, and insurance tycoons rake in billions.

According to Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, in 2002:

“The combined profits for the ten drug companies in the Fortune 500 ($35.9 billion) were more than the profits for all the other 490 businesses put together ($33.7 billion). Over the past two decades the pharmaceutical industry has [become] a marketing machine to sell drugs of dubious benefit, [using] its wealth and power to co-opt every institution that might stand in its way, including the US Congress, the FDA, academic medical centers, and the medical profession itself.”

Keep in mind these figures are from 14 years ago. Currently big pharma rakes in over $500 billion in revenues in the U.S .and Canada alone. – via organicconsumers.org

With the country happily bouncing down the road on vaccine overload, with more instances of forced vaccinations, and the growing prescription drug crises escalating, it appears the billions in profits for the pharmaceutical industry is assured, along with continued prescription addiction and poor health for the nation’s citizens. Not to worry – it’s the American way as pushed by these charlatans!  Never question, never look up from one’s electronic device, and never consider anything outside the guano from the main stream media.

One has to look back to one’s grandparents for a bit of sanity. (For those under 30, grandparents are those old people your parents take care of; or those really old relatives in assisted living facilities you rarely visit because you can’t get a good wifi connection.)

As unbelievable as it sounds, they didn’t have to consult with a machine each day in order to function. They could change the oil in a car, could cook nutritional meals without having to rely on a food delivery consortium on wheels for their daily bread, could tend to all sorts of wild life, knew how to fix broken things around the house and, for the most part, believed in the maxim “live and let live”.

Living and letting others live isn’t what the FDA and pharmaceutical companies are in the business of.  Consider the FDA’s approval of Zohydro:

Feb. 27, 2014 — A new narcotic painkiller is due to come on the market in March, and critics want the FDA to reverse its approval of the drug, Zohydro ER. They claim it could become the next OxyContin, another opioid that’s become a popular drug of abuse. – via WebMD.com

And also consider the following:

freestocks-org-126848-2Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US.

The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion.

Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America.

That’s an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for each man, woman, and child.

That’s about one new prescription every month for every American. (Update: the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that in 2016, 4,065,479,343 drug prescriptions were written by US doctors—an increase of 65 million.) – via wakingtimes.com

Prescription drugs taken as directed kill 100,000 Americans a year. That’s one person every five minutes. – via alternet.org

Grandparents, now shackled away and mostly forgotten, knew.  They weren’t perfect. Obviously, none of us are. But if you ever get the chance to talk to one of these senior sages, find a chair, sit down next to them and let them talk. You might, and probably will be amazed at the gems they send your way. They knew the benefits of bone broth, of a good breakfast, of prayer and faith. They sacrificed for not only their benefit, but for the benefit of their family and loved ones. Sadly, their wisdom is quickly being absorbed into the collective of the forgotten, the passé, the “unmodern”.

It would seem the FDA finds the solo efforts of one individual creating his own natural homemade products more threatening to the health of a nation than the 100,000 Americans losing their lives each year taking prescription drugs as directed.

Life among lizards is such a drag!

Tonight’s musical offering to provide a bit of mental balm – one for the season:

Bach – Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 Pt. I: Part I: Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage (Chorus)

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