From a forum thread:
About now, some of you might be wondering
what in the world a veterinarian is doing on this forum. Some of you already know. The rest of you are either going to fully
understand, be even more confused, or flat out not care any more after this post. It could well be my last. But, just
as you set me up for the "OPINION" post and the last post about viruses and your oligodendrocytes, you have opened a huge
door with your comments about the pharmakeical...uh, uh...pharmaceutical industry. This will tie many things together, I hope.
What is the root word of the word pharmacy? "Pharmakeia", which is Greek for............................magic.
I got suspicious of this after watching David Copperfield explain some of his illusions. What does the magician/illusionist
say again? "Now you see it, now you don't." Right?
Well. What does the pharmaceutical company say? "Now you feel
it, now you don't." Right? "Do you have pain?We have a pill for that. Do you have a fever? We have a pill for that, too. Do
you have heartburn? Not anymore. A headache? Gone. You have IBS...with constipation? We have a new pill
for that, too. How about acid reflux disease (it's a disease now, don't you know)? We have a great new pill for that."
You get the picture. "Now you feel
it, now you don't."
Are the people in the drug industry "evil"? Certainly not in most cases. Most of them
are simply deceived. Like the doctors and vets coming out of school every single year (just like
I did), they have been trained to deal with disease in this fashion. We have all been "programmed" the same way...deceived
into thinking that our body is a messed up bunch of genes and that drugs are critical to straighten it all out. We enter medical
school full of wonder and excitement and come out a bunch of clones trying to remember which drug goes with what condition
and what the dosage is. This is the cold, hard fact.
And yes, the drug companies are simply filling a need. It is
a business and many of the employees are sincerely trying to help. They are not "evil". But like my pastor in
California says (Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life) "Just because someone is sincere doesn't make them
right. They can be sincerely WRONG."
This includes all of us in some area of our lives (thus the Scripture
verse below my signature). BUT, some are deceived about bigger and more vital issues than others. Both medical professions
have taken the wrong path when it comes how they view the body, why it does what it does, and the importance of symptoms.
Again, my favorite illustration is the simplest but potentially the most devastating in light of this thread. That is the
indiscriminate use of fever-reducers for fevers caused by viruses. What is that fever there for again??? So
why kill it? Have we grasped the critical importance of chronic latent viruses in our body yet...those "opportunists"
waiting for their chance to strike? Killing our fever is like calling off the air campaign in an area like Afghanistan. "Oh,
forget the bombs. Let's just take 'em on the ground." Yeah, right. I've got bad news folks. Our immune systems need
the fevers to help kill these guys cause we are not as healthy as we once were.
So, it is like magic,
isn't it? Got a fever? Hey, take this fever-reducer and get back to work. That white tiger you just saw in the cage...gone,
vanished. But is he? Of course not. He went down some hole and is waiting backstage and may even maul the magician if things
get out of hand.
But pharmakeia doesn't just mean "magic" in the fun sense. The Old Testament usage is something
different. It referred to sorcery/witchcraft. Oh, oh. Is that really applicable here? Well, I'll let you decide.
an NSAID for a headache or a old football injury is one thing, isn't it? It's our fault if we go out and hit
too many golf balls after making our pain go away (our warning sign). We'll pay for that mistake the next day...unless we
take a whole bunch more. But, what about drugs that take away your incentive for finding the true cause of your
illness. There is something a little "evil" about that, isn't there? Drugs that artificially lower blood sugar or cholesterol
could fall into that category, couldn't they? Even those begign little antacid companies rub it into our face: "Take our pill
and go eat whatever you want", as if the heartburn wasn't designed to tell us something. (errrrh).
that the number one and number two food allergens (dairy and wheat, respectively) would be the number one and two causes of
heartburn? Didn't the fact that these systemic antacids were antihistamines give us a clue? But who knew that people
on this forum are seeing that these same guys cause MS flares? We now know that celiac disease happens in at least 1:122 people
in this country. But, dairy is the number one allergen. I wonder how many have true casein intolerance?
Oh oh. But hey, there's a pill for that isn't there??? Well, there is for lactose intolerance. That's close enough, isnt it?
Yeah right. (errrrrrrrrh)
Pharmakeia. Hmmm... And this is just the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg.
Oh man...look at the time.
The Rx Symbol
But, about that Rx symbol?Do you guys know where that came from?
Now, Willysnout....even a simple-minded
someone from the Midwest can understand this stuff. But hey, look at it this way: Jesus had to explain alot of His parables to His disciples for them to get the full impact
of what He was trying to get across to them. But, He didn't explain them to everyone...only to those had eyes to see. Now,
I am not equating myself to Him...make no mistake about that... but there are some similarities here.
I hope some of you see what I'm getting at.
The Rx symbol was derived from the left eye of Horus, that
very important Egyptian god....at least to the Egyptians. As the story goes, Horus was in battle and had his left eye plucked
out. It was replaced with a special eye by Ra....a magic eye (there's that word again)...one that equipped him special
Now, we are told that we should know our right from our left. In ophthalmology, the right eye is known as
oculis dexter. The left eye is known as oculis synestre. (Ahhhh...maybe that's why those nuns in parochial schools
are portrayed as whacking those kids that try to write left- handed.) Is there something "evil" about the left? Is
there any real basis for this kind of thinking? It goes back a looooong way is all I can say. (Of course, my
daughter is left-handed and I think nothing of it.) The crazy thing is what you get if you put "left-hand path" in your
search engine. Oh oh. (Please don't linger there if you decide to check the reference.). For contrast, put "right hand path"
in there. Which side do the sheep go to versus the goats. Interesting, huh? A little bit?
But, that Rx symbol still
bothers me a bit. What does it "mean"...how is it translated? It means "Take thou". When we write prescriptions, we write
"Rx: 1 tab BID" or something like that. Is that a request or an order? Its an order, right?... coming from a trusted doctor.
And, most of them are to be trusted... to do what they were taught to do. And therein lies one of the potential problems
that we were just talking about. We get treated according to what they were taught, with the best knowledge currently available.
how did we get the estrogen thing sooooo wrong? How have we gotten the MS wrong ("if" we have) all of these years?
When did we decide to start killing that fever caused by an infectious organism when we should have known
that the fever is helping to kill that virus or bacteria? Where did the doctors go that used to tell their asthmatic clients
that if they went off all dairy products that their asthma would get better...and it did. (Why do they still say "clear
fluids" when you have an upper respiratory infection. Uhhhh, "clear fluids" means one thing... no milk. Well, duh. Do dairy
products innately cause mucus to form or are they inflammatory to the nasal passages/respiratory tract? Is this making sense?
Well then, what about not taking certain drugs with milk? Why is that? Yep, the milk BLOCKS the absorption of the drug.
I wonder what else milk blocks the absorption of? Hey, I wonder if that's why the countries that drink the most milk have
the worst osteoporosis and are the most iron deficient? Time to review celiac disease again.)
But, here's an even better question? When (about what year) did they adopt the current caduceus
as the medical symbol (there have been three)? You might want to look that one up.
"What? What in the world would that have to do with anything???" you might ask. Well, here's
a hint: The newest one is............ the "magic" wand of Hermes. Whadyaknow? There's that word again. Now, who
Hermes/Mercury again in mythology? The conveyor of the dead to the underworld? Really? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermes ). He was not altogether a great guy, was he? I especially like the Pandora part.
Let's put things in perspective: The
first caduceus was an olive branch decorated with garland. Hmmm...why does that make so much sense? The second was
the rod of Asclepius and is still the current veterinary caduceus. Inquiring minds can look that up on Wikipedia and they will find something interesting. But where did that serpent come from? He wasn't a part of the original
caduceus. Yes,my staff thought I was abit wacked when I tore the caduceus off of the front of my building, took a hacksaw,
and cut the head off of the snake. But it was a symbolic gesture that I will never forget. I cried out "This hospital will
not be under the influence of the serpent." Hey, I was deep into my new discoveries and passion was exuding from every pore.
But what about the third? What about that "magic wand of Hermes"? Have you looked up
Hermes yet? Does it make sense that the medical profession would rally behind such a symbol? Would you believe that there
are those doctors that want to re-adopt the second symbol, that rod of Asclepius? Good for them. Then a percentage of
them will take the next step back and we will be getting somewhere.
So, why don't you all look up when we adoped the
newest one...that (magic) wand of Hermes? See the time frame in which it occurred. Then look at any trends or shifts in medical
therapies or philosophies that may have been transpiring at that time.
Pharmakeia, the Rx symbol, and the present-day
caduceus: Tell me, are you seeing some sort of pattern here? Is the pharmaceutical industry in the
magic business? "Now you feel it, now you don't." Their drugs all seemed to be such incredible advances...and
some of them were...but, through my new eyes, I have to say that, right about then, we entered the "Dark Ages of medicine".
Thankfully, we are now coming out of this deceptive period. We are actually identifying the causes of things and
eliminating them. Wow! What year is it again?
Hang on. The paradigm shift is about to go into full swing.
Glory, glory, Halleluiah! The Truth is marching on!
John B. Symes, DVM (aka "Dogtorj")
Read- "Food Intolerance- Man and Animals versus Gluten, Casein, Soy,
and Corn OR How We Won the Battle of Helm's Deep"
Twinkies- The "Magical" Snack. A Forum Post
Dear Special Friends,
Here's a little post I made
on an epilepsy forum a while back. We were talking about the fact that the root word of the word pharmacy was the Greek
word pharmakeia, which means...magic. We also discussed the current medical symbol...the caduceus...which
is the magic wand of Hermes (Mercury. Hmmm...). I also told them the history of the Rx symbol, the magical left eye
of the Egyptian god Horus. Magic, magic, magic. Wow! (Things do come in three's. Others in 33's.) Check out the newest
page on my site. A little "hidden manna" for my closest friends. :):):) (http://dogtorj.tripod.com/id94.html )
Anyway, someone on the forum
was volunteering that they wanted to try the diet but they thought it would be really hard to give up their favorite snack,
which was the Twinkie. "Really?" Yep. And, believe it or not, there is something "magical" about a
John B. Symes, D.V.M. ("Dogtor J")
Read- "Food Intolerance- Man and Animals versus Gluten, Casein, Soy, and Corn OR How We Won the Battle of Helm's Deep"
I'm sorry about those tubular, yellow snack cakes
being off limits. You know the ones...made of wheat, dairy, sugar and stuffed with hydrogenated oils. Remember when
the truth about hydrogenated oils came out a number of years ago and all of the comedians got on the bandwagon, making jokes
about them being so resistant to bugs and decay that we could put them in a time capsule and bury it for thousands of years
so that the guys who dug it up would have something to eat? I still laugh at that but for some reason I get a pain in the
pit of my stomach as I do. It might have something to do with this article. (http://www.dldewey.com/hydroil.htm)
I was behind the truck of a very popular brand of cookie
the other day and had a violent reaction that only I and a few of you reading the past few posts would possibly understand.
On the back of the truck was a picture of the chocolate sandwich cookie (one of my old fav's) with the top coming off and
stars flying out from the white center of the cookie. You know, "twinkly" little stars. The slogan under the
picture was "Unlock the MAGIC!"
Now how many people that you know would get really angry at seeing that? First of all, what is the white stuff that the stars are coming from? Here's a clue. The other similar cookie at the
grocery store next to these, made by a rival company, is called what....Hydrox. Hmmm... Where did they get that name
Right here, I would encourage ALL of you to go read that article about hydrogenated oils above. It
is CRITICAL to your health ("in my opinion").
For those of you into "parables", who are the "stars" in Scripture
(other than the physical stars that you see in the night time sky)? The answer is the angels. Roughly what percent
are good and what percent are bad? Which ones do you think are tied to magic? Aren't stars often used to signify magic
(as on the sorcerer's hat)?
So, why is it appropriate to have stars flying
out of a cookie with white stuff in the middle and "magic" be in the slogan? Its not as much of a stretch as you thought
at first.....is it? ("Man, you think waaaay too much!" )
How about having them fly out of the neon mortar and pestle
logo of a well-known drug store chain? Have you seen it in the special little atrium they have created above their entrance?
Think the CEO knows why the designer used stars to represent the drugs coming out of the mortar (bowl)? How about the
designer himself? ("Uh, seemed like a good idea at the time?" Perhaps.)
But, back to the "Twinkie". I wonder where they got that name?
The closest thing I found in Webster's was "twinkle".
Inflected Form:twin*kled ; twin*kling
1 : to shine or cause to shine with a flickering or sparkling light
: to appear bright with merriment
3 : to flutter or flit rapidly
Hmmm...Whadyasay we pull
one apart and see if stars come flying out of the white stuff.
John B. Symes, D.V.M. ("Dogtor J")
Read- "Food Intolerance- Man and Animals versus Gluten, Casein, Soy, and Corn OR How We Won the Battle of Helm's Deep"
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