The Real Epidemic
By Don Bennett, DAS
The swine flu is not problematic for people in
good health. Any kind of influenza virus or "bad" bacteria
is only a potential problem for those with diminished immune systems,
but unfortunately that's most people. And let's keep things in perspective;
the last time this flu epidemic hit in the '70's more
people died from the flu shot than from the flu itself. There are
good reasons for all the scary talk about so-called epidemics, but
a serious public health risk is not one of them.
An epidemic can be defined as "something that affects many
people at the same time, and spreads from person to person in a
locality where the disease is not permanently prevalent." In
the days before technology, we lived in a natural environment, and
we lived in harmony with nature. And as long as we didn't have a
serious accident, got enough to eat, and didn't get eaten, things
were good. And in our original locality disease was rare because
the things that cause disease as we experience it today were nonexistent.
Oh sure, things like the flu and the plague came around every so
often, but they didn't adversely affect those who were healthy...
and way back then, that was most people.
Fast forward to today. With the advent of technology we are now
capable of eating things we never could have consumed in nature.
And if we couldn't have eaten something in our natural environment,
we evidently weren't meant to eat it. But now we have the ability
to take an inedible substance like wheat and, with technology, turn
it into something that can be eaten, like a bagel (although
I don't know many people who would relish eating a plain bagel...
something needs to be spread on it, like jam or jelly for it to
So technology has allowed us to partake in things that decrease
our health and vitality, which has given rise to the ill-health
management industry (medical and pharmaceutical). It is known today
that if you remove the cause of illness and disease the body can
restore itself to a state of health (which it is always trying to
maintain). Although this information is known, it is not common
knowledge; and for very good reasons. A gigantic multi-trillion-dollar
industry owes its existence and very survival to this information
not being known (and they work diligently to discredit anyone who
attempts to speak the truth about the cause and cure of human illnesses).
Imagine if people themselves could heal from whatever serious ailment
they had, and didn't instead resort to the common practices of symptomatic
relief and disease management (neither of which addresses the underlying
cause of the problem). While this prevention/healing paradigm would
be most welcome by those who don't want to be devastated by serious
illness, those who are part of the industries that manage disease
and the industries that produce products that cause disease would
be devastated by its practice.
So instead of raising red flags and making lots of noise about something
that seriously affects very few people relatively speaking (the
flu), why isn't lots of noise being made about the things that cause
cancer, diabetes, stroke, asthma, arthritis, osteoporosis, etc?
This is the real epidemic, seriously affecting and killing
millions of men, women, and children a year. Millions! If this doesn't
count as an epidemic, I don't know what does.
Learn what causes serious illness, and what
allows your body to effectively deal with illness. Start by not
believing things like "we don't know what causes cancer",
"the cure for diabetes is probably ten years away", "breast
cancer cannot be prevented", "the best prevention is early
detection", and this favorite of the pharmaceutical industry
as told by many doctors: "you're going to have to take these
medications for the rest of your life".
Discover the truth about disease. Learn how to avoid a diagnosis
of serious illness and how to improve your physical health (and
therefore your emotional wellbeing). If you already know, share
this life-saving information with others for their consideration
and benefit so that this very real epidemic of unnecessary suffering
and premature death can become a thing of the past.
Don Bennett is a Disease Avoidance Specialist
and author of, "How to Have the BEST Odds of Avoiding Degenerative
Disease". The classes Don teaches, both in person and via DVDs,
can be viewed at health101.org/classes
For an explanation of the obesity epidemic, read
Why Most Diets
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