“What the Pharmaceutical Industry is in the business of doing is disease maintenance and symptom management” these strong words are not mine, they are those of Gwen Olson. If you attach any importance to your health then you will realize that these words have far reaching consequences.
I have never been much of one for taking medication but becoming electrosensitive meant that I “had to” take medication. That’s to say it was the doctor who put me on tablets for 2 years, which through his own admittance did nothing to cure my condition. I stopped the tablets, and made the choice of alternative medicine to treat my problem and got better.
I have taken to the road of writing a blog on my experiences with electromagnetic pollution. Gwen Olson decided to write a book about her experiences. I believe her book to be a true and honest account.
There are lessons to be learnt from reading her book which I believe are very relevant to the issue of electrosmog and its related illnesses:
– The pharmaceutical industry like the cell phone industry is primarily interested in making money, your health is just not important to them
– Both these industries wield enormous power which enables them to distort the truth on issues which would be damaging to their livelihood
– Drugs are definitely not the only option to treating many diseases, there are often alternative medicines which are much more effective
Your best line of defense when confronted with any illness, be it one brought on by exposure to electromagnetic pollution or other, is education. You need to listen to the right people, read the right books, read the right websites.
I am in no way condemning the medical profession. There are some wonderful doctors and you would be wrong to ignore medical advice from these people. But these people should not be your only source of advice because they can only advise you on what they know about (conventional medicine) and they are sometimes overly influenced by commercial considerations (invitations to overseas seminars and perhaps even financial incentives).
I believe the biggest threat to your health today is from electromagnetic radiation. I look forward to bringing you more information on this subject so you can make the right healthy living choices
Below is a short video presentation by Gwen Olson:
Your Health and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Gwen Olson. “My name is Gwen Olson and I am the author of Confessions of an Honest Rx Drug Pusher. I am a 15 year veteran of the Pharmaceutical Industry and I left in the year 2000. I would like to dispel the myth that the Pharmaceutical Industry is in the business of health and healing because in fact what the Pharmaceutical Industry is in the business of doing is disease maintenance and symptom management. They are not in the business to cure cancer, to cure Alzheimer's, to cure heart disease because if they were they would be in the business of putting themselves out of business and that in fact doesn’t make sense. I don’t want people thinking that I am a conspiracy theorist because in fact there is no theory behind what I am telling you it is all provable. What I am saying is provable is that the Pharmaceutical Industry does not want to cure people.
The Dangers Of Drugs For Treating Illnesses
You need to understand when we are talking about psychiatric drugs in particular that these drugs encourage people to remain customers of the Pharmaceutical Industry. In fact, you will be told if you are given a drug such as an anxiolytic or an antidepressant or antipsychotic drug that you may be on the drug for the rest of your life. Frequently people find that they are on these drugs for a very long period of time if not permanently because they are almost impossible to get off of. Some of them can have very serious withdrawal symptoms and most of them can have extremely serious withdrawal symptoms if they are stopped cold turkey, but some people even experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to titrate or try to eliminate the drug little by little, day after day. So it is really important to understand the motivation behind all of these the current maintenance drugs that are on the market, even for example drugs such as cholesterol lowering drugs and what we are in fact finding now is that cholesterol drugs are lowering cholesterol excessively and causing other disease state of a consequence.
Clinical Trials and Placebos
You need to be careful about trying to take drugs in order to remain healthy, because you are never going to have anyone come to you and tell you that the drugs are always tried against a placebo in clinical trials. What a placebo is is a sugar pill. In fact many drugs are not found to be much more efficacious than the sugar pill and a case in point actually is the recent meta analysis that came out of the UK on antidepressant on the new Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants and what was found is the information that activists and other researchers have known for decades, that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos; no more effective than sugar pills. Yet there are over 44 million people that have been taking these antidepressants and a large number of these patients have mild to moderate depressive episodes. In fact they've proved that the antidepressants were not effective in anyone with the exception of some of the more severely depressed patients.
Exercise More Effective Than Antidepressants?
I can tell you from personal experience that there are a number of things that depressed patients can do to improve their mental status aside from drugs that are quite effective and in fact more effective than placebos. Another recent study that was released showed that exercise was in fact more effective than either placebo or the antidepressant drug that they were comparing it to. But just like Bill Meyer said in his show, you know we are never going to hear any ads on television that are sponsored by anybody saying: ‘the New England Journal just announced that exercise is twice as effective as antidepressant in curing depression, ask your doctor if getting your butt of the couch is right for you!’
Pharmaceutical Industry and Money
You are never going to get that kind of good information, fair balanced information as long pharmaceuticals is spending in the major TV stations, the advertising that supports those Television stations, the major journals and all of the advertising that supports the major journals. You just have to be common-sensical people and understand that the Pharmaceutical Industry makes 5 to 6 times the amount of money as any of the other fortune 500 companies in the United States of America. They are not going to be easily or readily give up that income and we are in fact considered a human commodity. Our loved ones, our children, our elderly are considered cash cows that are preyed upon by pharmaceutical reps such as myself who are encouraged to go and build market share without thinking about the consequences to patients; without knowing the misinformation that they are distributing. Without being aware that the clinical data has been contrived or that that the patient population has been cherry picked, or that the side effects have been minimized and reported in such a manner it does not present the information correctly. I spent 15 years in this industry, I was one of the best of the best but I am here to tell you that the industry has run amok. We are at a severe crossroads in this nation, we have to take our power back, and we have to start making the Pharmaceutical Industry accountable for their actions and for the defective products that they are putting on the market. It won’t be long before every American is affected by this disaster.
Diseases, Disorders and Syndromes
We need to be aware what the differences are between diseases, between disorders and between syndromes. Because if it doesn’t have to be scientifically proven, if there are no tests, if there are no blood tests, CAT scans, urine test or MRIs. If there is nothing to document that you have a disease then in fact you do not have a disease you have a disorder and it has been given and diagnosed potentially and you need to get yourself educated and understand that there are option and those options are much more effective than drugs. You need to look into the nutritional aspect of your diet and your lifestyle aspects, are you exercising, are you taking care of yourself in the ways that you need to be proactive about your health. Because once you start down the road of taking one prescription drug on top of the other you will be a lifelong customer for the Pharmaceutical Industry and your choices will be truncated. So I would like to ask you to please self educate, be proactive and share the information with others. The next victim could be someone that you love.”
Parallels Between The Cell Phone Industry And The Pharmaceutical Industry
Gwen Olson talks openly and frankly about the dangers of the pharmaceutical industry. My concerns are more about
– The manipulative practices of the cell phone industry which I am told is now more powerful than the pharmaceutical industry
– The dangers of taking medication if you are suffering from any condition.
There are other paths to healing I would encourage you to try them.