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Your right Bonnie , we would all be better off if we paid more attention to
what our bodies are telling us. Your right also about calcium supplements.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie M. Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 4:23 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT]

> Read somewhere that our own bodies would "cure" most of our illnesses in
> about two weeks if we were just patient.  I imagine that if we got our
> exercise and ate decently, our systems would handle most problems...sort
> like our plants...with the right soil, water, temperature and light they
> thrive.
> On a related matter, I have been taking calcium supplements for years
> because my system can't tolerate cow milk products.  Since Walmart has
> carrying goat milk, I have been drinking a cup a day.  Amazing what it has
> done for my nails.  Makes me wonder if all those calcium tables are not
> absorbed much at all and how much our bodies absorb all that medication
> that is dispensed.
> Bonnie 6+ ETN
> At 04:34 PM 1/1/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >agreed also. i know what you mean. the drug companies--hustling on tv
> >[basso voice] their latest concoctions that need scripts to
> >dispense--leads many patients to ask their doctors for that particular
> >magic bullet. and [the other shoe] since doctors are always trying to get
> >patients out of their office [the magic 15-minute encounter is the
> >encounter that makes money], they write the script to shut the patient up
> >and send him home. it's an absolutely fantastic system. no wonder it's
> >been called the most expensive and least effective health system in the
> >western world.
> >
> >
> >At 04:15 PM 1/1/03, you wrote:
> >>Cathy, I agree with you for the most part and while I'm not a believer
> >>victimization (blaming everybody else for our ills mental or physical)
it is
> >>difficult for the layman to swim against the current of popular science
> >>what the experts all say...at least the experts who have the money and
> >>to sway public opinion.  If we're told a pill will cure us and many
> >>look down their noses at herbal cures and they are unregulated, then
what are
> >>most people supposed to do or think?  There are several areas of our
> >>where the quintessential Madison Avenue sells us ideas or products that
> >>really are not the best idea but because of money and power they are the
> >>direction we go.  This is true in economics, politics, medicine,
> >>education (where for some reason we're convinced that a computer is
> >>in each class room) etc.  Like our happy california cow commercials
we're all
> >>named Bob.  As much as I hate to admit it!
> >>
> >>DF
> >>
> >>cathy carpenter wrote:
> >>
> >> > Of course the public is not entirely blameless in all this. Everyone
> >> > seems to want an "instant solution/cure" for everything - preferably
> >> > that requires no effort on their part. What easier than to just "take
> >> > pill"? There is unbelievable pressure from the patient population
> >> > and abetted by pharmaceutical company direct marketing) to prescribe
> >> > medication (sometimes by brand name). These folks do not want to hear
> >> > about non drug alternatives. Some insist on antibiotics in situations
> >> > where a bacterium is not the causative agent. And if the doctor
> >> > prescribe what is requested? They simply find someone who will. As (I
> >> > think) Pogo said "We have met the enemy, and they are us."
> >> > Cathy
> >> >
> >> > On Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at 03:40 PM, jim singer wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > it's not just to make money from, Auralie. it's the perks, too. a
> >> > > friends wife is a nurse in a large group practice. a drug
> >> > > caters at least one of their lunches every week--two, three, or
> >> > > times when their latest patent re-configuration has ben approved.
> >> > > the whole bloody office [they are not elitists, after all]. and
> >> > > of course, there are the drug company sponsored ce golf course
> >> > > seminars--usually in the bahamas. the whole thing is out of
> >> > > and would be more so if it wasn't for the sudden large number guys
> >> > > opening canadian-buying drug shops [they're popping up all over
> >> > > and, i have heard there is even one in the "mall of america" in
> >> > > minneapolis].
> >> >
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