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I believe the major problem here is that people are bombarded 24/7 with drug advertising. If one was to keep track of all advertising, I would safely say that prescription drugs probably make up easily 60% of all advertising on television and print media as well, Throw in a few meds for the pet and it's probably higher yet. Big Pharma has done an outstanding job of conditioning and brainwashing the masses to take a drug for literally anything!!! Toe nail fungus? We've got you covered by at least 3 or 4 options. Plaque Psoriasis? No problem, same here, multiple choices. Your depression drug doesn't work, well, this drug helps the drug that isn't working. Doesn't speak too highly of the first drug does it? Bent penis? Hell, we'll get that sucker straightened out. And on and on it goes. If you read any of the history on the AMA, you will see that the modern Big Pharms was basically created by the Rockefellers as another use for petroleum products and to gain control of a new industry. They are laughing all the way the to the banks. Oh, and they own them too, Funny that, isn't it? Linking tomorrow @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/

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Excellent point! In nations where Big Pharma cannot advertise, the polypharmacy rate is lower. Thank you for stopping by, and for the link. I do not have Twitter, etc., so always appreciated.

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I believe, there is only one more country besides the US, where pharmaceutical advertizing is permitted.

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New Zealand I gather. Of course in the COVID nonsense governments were advertising for big pharma by promoting vaccines generally. They have been doing this for a while with drugs generally via the NHS website, keeps it under the radar.

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Many thanks for link, Bill.

As regards vax in food I consider this a Red Herring as food has been poisoned for a long time by all sorts of things. Perhaps the powers that be in big pharma will make it more poisoned though if they can.

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No problem. I have no Twitter, Facebook or none of that garbage. Just have a site where I link articles and essays of importance, at least what I feel is important. Some may disagree, but I digress.

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TV is bad for you. :)

However, there is a formidable challenger to TV: a visit to a "doctor's" office.

And it used to be about money; now it's about control...

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Fuckin' A, nailed a buncha stuff.

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Rare side effects include...blah blah blah blah... up to an including death. Great! Sign me up! I get to lose 30 lbs with Semiglutid (sp?) and get a bowel blockage peristalsis (stomach not emptying) and die! But hey, I lost 30 lbs and look great!!

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Great work DH. It's time for many resets, including how we live, but definitely not how they want us to keep "living".

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Thank you, Good Citizen. This post also provides some of the background context also for your recent posts on antidepressants and violence. The arguments I cite above by fellow substacker A Midwestern Doctor [@ https://amidwesterndoctor.substack.com/p/the-evidence-for-antidepressants] likewise strongly correlate with -- if not outright confirm with your own analysis on the growing civil American violence.

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Jun 7, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

I had a horrific insect bite over Memorial Day weekend. I'm still not sure what bit me, but I ended up in urgent care with cellulitis of the eyelid. (Yep. It was as gross as it sounds.) Anyway, the nurse/tech asked, "what medications are you on?" Not "are you", but "what". My answer of zero, plus good blood pressure and weight readings made me the clinic unicorn of the day.

Thanks for the thought-provoking piece, Data Humanist. I will be subscribing. I'm especially disturbed by the thoughts about our water supply. So, I guess we're all on anti-depressants and birth control pills? Lovely.

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You almost certainly have by choice good daily habits, and everyday, consciously and/or not, you make small choices that contribute to your health, well-being, and general sanity. In that sense, sadly, you do belong to the American unicorn herd. I question how busy as in effective and productive most of us really are: but I know people are constantly being distracted, emotionally provoked, and more by social media and the MSM. In that sense, we always feel hustled and hassled. This daily moral panic syndrome -- which is also chronic stress, obviously -- also contributes greatly to people living unhealthy lifestyles. We can lose the ability to focus on what is essential.

You have to rebel against the "normal" to be healthy because the "normal" or "typical" is now pathologically co-morbid. I hate saying that about the USA -- but I see it every time I return. All I can say to you is: "Stay strong. Don't bother listening if they call you a fitness fascist. Don't bother engaging with people on this if they refuse to recognize that your commitment, your sense of personality responsibility, and your efforts are what explains your good outcomes -- and not some imagined 'privilege'."

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I should add -- my apologies -- that many people are working 2+ jobs, or have the side gigs and more, just to get by. More and more, I believe we have elites who want the majority of [former] citizens to be deeply indebted, prescription- and recreational drug dependent, wage- and welfare- serfs. Covered that elsewhere. What to say? Simplify your life. Don't become dependent on Big Pharma and Big Govt. I do not have a larger policy solution yet. I just hope more people take back control of their own lives -- and doing so very much starts with your body and your health.

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Jun 8, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

Yes, admittedly, self-care takes work and many don't have the luxury of gobs of free time to spare. Many are struggling just to make ends meet (even more so these days) and there does seem to be a new serfdom afoot.

"Simplify your life" is a great start, even if it is not a "policy solution". Putting down the phone and taking a ten minute walk is not a huge time investment. It takes no money. I am with you on the hope that people can take back some control of their lives. Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. Glad to be a new subscriber.

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And don't take THC or CBD oil all the time, that's a drug and it can lead to problems. Occasional use okay. Regular use? Not okay. You are just substituting it for alcohol or another drug. Meditate. Yoga breathing. Exercise. And if you MUST then leave the rat race behind and find a LOW STRESS job... its your money OR you life. Choose life. Simplify, spend less ... and live much better...

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Jun 6, 2022·edited Jun 6, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

It's so hard to say no once they gotcha, but some do manage to extricate themselves from bigpharma. I have never started on the pills, even the word contains the word 'ill' as does sh'ill', like a joke being played on us.

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Jun 6, 2022·edited Jun 6, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

Interesting observation. P-ermanently ILL. P-erpetually ILL. P-urposefully ILL. I'll stop now. P-romise I'LL stop now.

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Jun 6, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

and when a child is horrible we call them a little pill....or at least I remember my Mom calling other kids that....ah, Mom.....

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Nov 13, 2022·edited Nov 13, 2022

Don't forget, "Mommy's little pill." The one to calm her nerves.

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When I was in my twenties, I started getting recurring kidney infections that were brutally painful and demoralizing in their frequency. Antibiotics were prescribed, different ones to address the waning efficacy of the last one. Finally, I was given xrays and an extra, non-closing valve was discovered in my left kidney and surgery was recommended, as my only option. It was then I unconsciously developed a mistrust of the system and took charge of dealing with the problem through keeping hydrated, drinking copious amounts of cranberry juice, no red meat, just common sense natural options available to us all. I haven't been to a doctor in over 20 years and have not had a kidney infection since. The unconscious mistrust led to much research and a horror at what our medical institution truly is, not developed to cure, but to delibrately keep you sick and coming back for more. Thank you for all your research and your non-judgmental presentation!

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Thank you for sharing your story, and stopping by American Exile. Your contribution to this important conversation much appreciated. I've had my own nightmarish dealings with our medical health establishment, and I've already attended funerals of relatives my age or younger who were more trusting and less willing to take responsibility. All best!

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Thank you for responding. Yes, the western medical institution is a terrible monolith and I stopped subscribing to their methods long ago, even though I had no idea how truly terrible they are until quite recently. I believe Big Pharma runs the whole show and the past couple years have brought their nefariousness to the forefront. It's time Americans reclaimed responsibility for their own health and well-being and stop trusting in our government so much. Thanks, again.

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Jul 7, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

That was excellent. Subscribed. There is a new frontier in health emerging. Someone need to host an international conference, New Frontiers in Health. Reversing the Polypharmacy Trend by Promoting Healthy Living.

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Thank you. I am working slowly on an upcoming post about Life style Medicine (the anti-thesis of pharma-based medicine). Trying to put together some quality resources. Practicing Health and Wellness.

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In 1992, the placebo effect stood at 30 percent. It was taken for granted to the point it was not revisited until around 2002, when it turned out to have exceeded 60 percent. FYI, a "medication" used to be considered "effective," if it helped a little in 7 out of 10 "cases."

Yes, that's how dependent "patients" are on the murderous pharmaceutical and "medical" system.

Statistically speaking, my impression is that at least one new illness has been invented every week in the last several decades. A few "medications" (aka. poisons) were assigned to each of them and, when the chemicals turned out to be spectacularly poisonous, the manufacturer received a slap on the wrist and a new poison was assigned to the victims, that is, the "patients."

The goalposts have been moved for high blood pressure and for diabetes, so that the poisons can be prescribed earlier.

Dietary advice has been criminally dangerous for several decades (e.g. good salt and good fat are necessary for health and even for life itself, while even some supplements seem to have been designed to make sure the patient develops dependency on them).

Physical Therapy has been devastating among the people I know.

Even surgeons, who are good at cutting, often cut the wrong thing or remove stuff unnecessarily and sell the biopsy and the tissue samples removed.

The whole state of western "Medicine" is a disaster.

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Wow. This is nuts. It's like a looming extinction event.

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Well, uhh . . . (can we say that out loud)? Do I know you, lady? . . . The extinction of our Republic and our public health, yes. The complete take-over by the Administrative State. Yup, it's really bad. Like Alien invasion / X-file crazy bad -- only it's for real and in the data. Thank you for noticing. And we never had this conversation, btw.

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Jun 7, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

This is relevant to more than just the ads targeted and timed; the only TV I currently see come in the afternoons when I visit my clotted friend: TV on, always, but sound turned off on my behalf and insistence. 2/3-3/4 Pharma on networks.

I taught outside Boston 1977-91. Private K-8. We had 3 children between 1971-79. They got their MMR & DPT as youngsters spread out over (?) 6-8 years. In the early ‘80’s a number of children came down with the P in DPT: pertussis aka whooping cough, including my inoculated 3 year old son. I recall standing with him in my arms in the steam of the hot shower; spending a scary night with him at Childrens Hospital. He was tired but well in a few days. Turns out a lot of people were enrolled in the school because they could easily claim religious exemption re vaccines. The state CDC has us close a week early for Christmas vacation and come back with a Dr’s note of two healthy visits OR antibiotics.(?) I left in 1991, only to return in 2005, with 2 more children from a new mom. Much was changed. Allergies, celiac, dyslexia, EpiPens in every classroom, borderline autism. At first I was just trying to think; then I tried to tactfully ask. Nobody knew; it was just the way it was now. Then a crunchy parent told me her take: she was one of the anti-vaccination set.

She laid it out for me gently but firmly: look at the unvaccinated. Yes. They eat strange mixes of raw fruits and veggies and brown rice and beans; they do not bring raw nuts or gluten on campus, but eat it, not peanuts though, anyway. They got ill, they got well, at home with herbs and chicken soup. They nurtured their immune systems. (“That’s crazy”)

I am going to leave a link for Data Humanist. In my cursory once over. I detect links to illnesses and vaccinations and SSRI’s and all sorts of weird MKUltra craziness following the US dropping liability for Pharma (over another scamdemic!) and the geometric proliferation of early, early childhood _ mandatory for public school _ vaccination, not to mention breaking the glass ceiling of pharmaceutical TV ads, as if TV, computer games, and that pocket-rocket computer with its made to be addictive and manipulative and really rather depressing once you get past the early endorphins and dopamine hits from folks oyou don’t really know no matter how many followers and likes.

I may be crazy but I’m counting this as evidence: and they’re so proud of it:

https://www.immunize.org/timeline/

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Great post, brother! I'll share it tomorrow.

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Thank you! Looking forward to more of your own posts on Food as Medicine, and on the dangers of depending solely on Big Pharma.

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Otay, Panky! ;)

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Jul 7, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

That was excellent. Subscribed. There is a new frontier in health emerging. Someone need to host an international conference, New Frontiers in Health. Reversing the Polypharmacy Trend by Promoting Healthy Living.

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Nov 16, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

In high school 40 years ago...Valium, Qualludes, (spelling) micro-dot...

The kids who imbibed would laugh sarcastically using the term "better living through Pharmaceuticals" while partying...

These same folks who traded their souls back then, seem to have

wanted that 'magic pill' that mom was popping...Valium...how many woman who experienced terrible home realities without realizing what they saw or understood, when their men returned from WWII, Korea, Vietnam we will never know...

but these generations got F-ed big time....

We are experiencing the fantastic scientific results...MORE MEDS!!!

Compliancy, stupidity, the powers that be think they want zombies...

the Zombies still cannot understand why the pills won't make the depression go away...

they want 'Happy' Compliant Masses. Well, 2 out of three ain't bad...SO....

"Line up for the next MRNA Folks...these WORK honest TRuuust Us..."

We'll be reduced to cannibalism soon enough...guess that is the ultimate goal?

Well, as long as the masses are medicated...

they won't even notice!

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Nov 9, 2022Liked by Data Humanist

Another interesting take on the Medical Industrial Complex: ~ 1 hour https://www.bitchute.com/video/MTicB6n4KJor/

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Hello from the UK.

Many thanks for your post, a really useful article. The graphs and images are especially welcome fro quick overview. I have been aware myself more recently just how bad things are, especially in the US.

Anti-depressants are neuro-toxic and will never do more than suppress the body, never heal, but a good money spinner for big pharma.

https://alphaandomegacloud.wordpress.com/2023/03/04/pharmaceuticals-whats-in-them/

https://alphaandomegacloud.wordpress.com/2022/11/14/vaccination-industry-in-a-nutshell/

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Thank you. Agreed with your position, and I thank you for the links. I will update this post with the new data later this year.

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Jesus please lets not go there. I worked 23 years in a low stress job and 2/3 of the people around me were on uppers or downers for 'depression' 'anxiety' or 'bipolar' or just 'failure to cope with reality'. Most of them, I note LIBERAL to a fault. None of them were in their right minds and most couldn't think critically. And yes, their health 1/2 of them - not so good. Diet, exercise? Mostly missing. Thinking ? Over the years, taken over by MSM. They just did what the TV said... or the MSM authors and 'news'. Covid? Let's all run off the cliff and be 'lab rats' for an experimental 'gene therapy treatment' (not a trialled and true tested low risk vaccine may I say). At 23 years in, when I left and moved to FL to mind my aging parents... well... I will tell not a few have health issues and not a few are very unhappy folks papering over their discontents and disconnects, their cancers and their autoimmune disorders which make them take even MORE meds, and make them unable to work out, exercise or even.. EAT right. If they were suddenly cut off from anti anxiety drugs, downers or uppers, they would have meltdowns lock them selves inside OR go rampaging scream and shooting at everything in a psychotic rage. I was supposed to take BPs, I was supposed to be on statins (I am not) I was supposed to 'vax' (I didn't). I take alot of vitamins, pro hormones (vit D3 with Vit K 1/2), some amino acids, some Iodine, some selenium and ... Borax Water on occassion. I take my IVM - the only 'drug' I take. 2 weeks take loading dose. wait 3 weeks, take next dose. And that's it. Its all a huge SCAM. And the Covid is just to poison you and make you fearful of think, doing, being.. resisting any and all control measures.

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Your comment is welcome, but I will also give you a standard reply as a matter of courtesy. One given to me. When my comments got too long, people recommended that I start my own substack. So I did. All best!

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