Vernon Coleman: ‘The Biggest and Most Powerful Lie Doctors Tell’Sat 4:46 pm +01:00, 2 Jul 2022 6
Dr. Vernon Coleman
21st Century Wire
For five decades I have been fighting the absurd myth that drug companies and doctors have prolonged life expectancy.
This, I’m afraid, is a self-serving piece of propaganda which exists solely to promote the pharmaceutical industry and the medical profession.
The simple fact is that at the end of the 19th century, and the beginning of the 20th century, infant mortality was horrendously high.
Babies often died before they reached their first birthday.
And this gave the impression that life expectancy for adults was lower than it was.
It’s simple to explain.
If one baby dies just after birth, and another baby lives to be 80 then the average life expectancy is around 40 years.
Better drinking water, better sewage facilities, better housing and better food mean that today it is uncommon for babies to die. The infant mortality rate has improved dramatically.
And this has had a dramatic effect on average life expectancy.
If one baby in 100 dies just after birth, and the other 99 live to be 80 then the average life expectancy is close to 80 years.
This statistical anomaly enables drug companies, and the medical establishment, to claim that they are responsible for improving life expectancy – and deserve massive amounts of applause.
The truth is that the change in life expectancy is almost entirely due, as I said earlier, to cleaner drinking water, better sewage facilities, better housing and better food.
Very few major improvements have been made by medical science.
The biggest development was the serendipitous discovery of antibiotics nearly a century ago.
And the advantage antibiotics gave us over infections has been squandered by absurd overprescribing and by allowing farmers to give antibiotics to most or all of their cattle. These disastrous errors have led to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Drug companies and doctors have had virtually no impact on life expectation. Indeed, it is possible to argue that, on balance, they have done more harm than good. Certainly, thirty years ago I produced clear evidence that doctors are one of the three biggest killers – alongside cancer and circulatory disease.
But the medical establishment, and journalists bought by the pharmaceutical industry, continue with their favourite and most powerful lie, suggesting that they and they alone are responsible for improving life expectation.
Naturally, they refuse to debate the myth because they know they will lose the debate.
This article was originally published at Vernon Coleman’s website.
Vernon Coleman’s book Why and How Doctors kill more Patients than Cancer is available as a paperback and an eBook.
Brilliant that Vernon points this out in a very easily understood way. I’ll pass it on, thanks D’.
There were powerful natural antibiotics such as colloidal silver. It is still used in hospitals to sterilize delicate pieces of equipment.
It has been found to be almost the only antibiotic which successfully fights MRSA and, as more people catch on, the price rises.
It wasn’t too long ago I was talking to my local plumber about life expectancy and pointed out that we had plumbers to be more thankful for our longevity than big pharma which like to take all the credit.
One only needs to visit the old graveyards in any city to become aware of the infant mortality of bygone years due squalid living conditions and poor sanitation.
The slum clearances of the nineteenth century and the introduction of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947 brought about the building of affordable council housing which improved hygiene and living conditions. Further improvements to housing came by way of the introduction of the Tolerable Standard which was added to the act and ensured all housing had to meet the minimum standard. Today this standard is constantly being reviewed.
I do agree what Vernon has to say in the article with exception of “Better Food.” Todays food is mostly void of any real nutritional value to the body and much of it is down right bad for you. Take for example vegetable oil to name just one.
I also particularly liked the following.
STOP EATING IT! 99% of People Thinks is Medicine, But It Hurts You!
Have you noticed that the council houses of the 50’s and 60’s and even 70’s are far larger with much larger gardens than the modern houses built in recent years?
Yes, Dr Mercola has written about the dangers of vegetable oils. Not sure if we posted it here?
Regarding the first part of your question, yes, I have noticed and concluded the reason for the larger gardens was to encourage growing your own fruit and vegetables and the smaller rooms in todays houses is to save on energy.
Call me cynical or what but I also believe town councillors throughout the periods you have stated started buying up near derelict properties at rock bottom prices to renovate with 75% council grants and later sell on at massive profit. Today grants are no longer available so their next scam is to have shares in the companies that produce all the millions of waste bins.
Regarding your question on vegetable oils see the following:
Seems that Tapestry and I like to talk about food.