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Health Care: Scientific or Rational?

Posted: 04/25/09 04:01 PM ET

In a recent post I got a lot of flack for not speaking like a scientist. Something in that rubs me the wrong way because it presumes that only by a very narrow method can we come to any valid conclusions or make any new discoveries about the world we live in - while also presuming that only a tiny portion of the population, with a very specific set of skills and communication methods, has the ability to do so.

Of which, I heartily disagree. I think it's small minded thinking. I've never limited myself by what school I went to or any other largely esoteric sources that people regularly limit themselves by, and apparently limit and harshly judge others for. And by how easily this harsh judgment came to me, opens my eyes to how many others, children included, must be held back from speaking and following their truth by such sources.

To form the basis of your argument on the fact that you apparently don't like where the information is coming from, the method of discovery, or by the words used to transfer information, is far from rational thinking. And for the moment, I'd like to transfer the focus from scientific to rational. In my mind, the truth is the truth, even if it doesn't agree with what you already believe and regardless of where it comes from.

Interestingly, I was also called a cultist for being very firm in my belief that people have a tremendous amount of toxicity stored in their bodies and that it actually affects them. Many sources downplay the toxicity factor and riddle toxins as unknown and indescribable, which is far from the truth. And if you're paying attention, the truth isn't really that difficult to conceptualize.

A study in 2005 found that newborns are being born with literally hundreds of chemicals in their bloodstream, many of them known to cause cancer. Most people eat pesticides and herbicides in their every meal. I don't need to tell you that these substances are designed to kill living organisms, because you already know that, but might I remind you that you, too, are a living organism. Rocket fuel has been found in milk. Drugs and birth control have been found in the water.

There's a decent chance you're also not familiar with many of the behind-the-scenes-chemicals that are used in the food supply, and I'm referring of course to non-organic foods. Bananas are pulled in a warehouse and gassed to ripen. Vegetables are being treated with radiation. Formaldehyde is being used on foods. Many foods contain genetically modified materials which offer genetic creations never before found on the planet and these plants often have pesticides built right into them. These are all off-label, and you'll find thousands of other on-label chemicals used in foods, including the main ingredient in anti-freeze. And be sure to drink your eight glasses of unfiltered water a day because much of it contains fluoride, which you can also find as a main ingredient in rat poison. I could go on about common toxicity sources for the next six days, but I'm gathering you're getting the point.

And while I'm completely aware that the human organism is an amazing organism, with the ability and specific organs to detoxify itself, it just can't handle all of these incoming chemicals, and many of these toxins and chemicals get trapped in the body. If this were not the case, it wouldn't have been possible for newborns to have been born with so many chemicals in their bloodstream.

So, while all of this looms and is largely unaccounted for in the standard health care equation, critics judge harshly alternative views and hail a system that's been found to kill almost 200,000 people a year due to preventable errors. The same system has been found to kill another 100,000 annually with drugs, and seriously harm another 2.1 million each year by the same means. They hail "proven" methods for cancer that are known to cause significant damage to the immune system, and are even known to be carcinogenic, which means to cause cancer. So, I ask, "Is this rational?"

And if being rational never really enters the health care equation, I ask you, "What are we left with?"

Perhaps a population where most of the constituents have a health problem or two, and where new diseases pop up out of nowhere? Maybe a society where an estimated forty percent of the population is expected to have a problem with cancer? Or a populous where 80,000,000 members have some sort of problem with heart disease? Perhaps one where huge numbers of the population, including children, are on drugs long term for all sorts of calamities?

Oh wait, that's exactly where we are now... So, in light of the numbers above and all of the proof that's literally walking around next to us, maybe it's time we started looking at and thinking about things a little differently. Because if a reliance on proven demonstrated science has gotten us exactly to the situation I describe above, perhaps a shift of focus to rational is the best move we can make.

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Kim Evans is the author of Cleaning Up! which outlines a powerful body cleanse to help remove the years of built up waste that the average person has stored in their body. Learn more about cleansing and how having a clean body impacts health at www.cleaningupcleanse.com