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Don’t be a sheep that falls for fear-based medicine

There is a dangerous trend that is exploding before our very eyes and the problem with that is so many people are caught up in it that they don’t even realize they are being manipulated.

I’m talking about fear-based medicine.

Over the last several decades we’ve seen the marketing of pharmaceutical products go from merely a recommendation or an option to YOU MUST DO THIS OR YOU WILL DIE!

Yet when you take a closer look behind all the fear-mongering it becomes painfully obvious that profit—NOT health—is the primary goal.

Here are a couple examples of what I’m talking about:

Statins

Currently about one-third of all adults in the US are on statins.

The fear-mongering used with statins is that someone’s cholesterol is too high (based on an unproven arbitrary threshold that has been decreased in recent years, thereby raising the number of people on statins); cholesterol causes heart disease; heart disease is our #1 killer; so statins are necessary and vital.

What a crock.

First of all, sugar and inflammation cause heart disease—not cholesterol.

Cholesterol is a healthy substance your body needs!  That is, if you want hormones, vitamin D production by your skin and proper healing.

Cholesterol is only associated with heart disease because when you have chronic inflammation in your arteries, it causes a repetitive signal for cholesterol to come on the scene and do its healing repair work. 

So the real culprit here is inflammation

And although statins are ridiculously touted as safe, nothing could be farther from the truth!

Unless of course you think liver failure, kidney failure, memory loss, muscle wasting, diabetes, abnormal heart rhythm and rectal bleeding are “safe” conditions to have.

Onward.

Flu Shots

Soon the time will arrive where we will be bombarded with signs everywhere saying, “Get your flu shot!”

The fear-mongering used here is that the flu can be deadly so you MUST get the shot or take your life in your hands.

Well, first and foremost, there are about 200 different viruses that cause flu or flu-like illness, yet the vaccine only covers 3 of those.  Do the math and admit you’re not getting much in the way of protection.

In addition, remember there is no proof that vaccines confer immunity.  Our experience is showing otherwise with outbreaks of flu, measles and mumps occurring in highly vaccinated populations.

Plus, in many cases of death, especially in the elderly, “flu” is cited as the cause, when in fact death was caused by pneumonia or a combination of chronic illnesses of which flu may be in the mix.

The actual statistics for 2013 from the CDC’s website show total deaths due to influenza and pneumonia as 56,979. 

But when you drill down further into the statistics you see that 53,282 of those deaths were due to pneumonia and 3,697 due to influenza.

Note the CDC’s site no longer breaks down the pneumonia and flu death totals. The final 2017 numbers only show 55,672 deaths from “influenza and pneumonia”—I could not locate a breakdown. 

Of course not--it’s easier to sell flu shots showing an inflated mortality number. 

Don’t be a sheep!

The moral of the story here is don’t be a sheep!

Here are some ways you can see through the fear-mongering and search out the healthcare options that are right for you—not just those that make drug companies richer!

Explore natural measures

While medications may be necessary in some instances, there are many natural measures that can be just as effective…and far safer with no side effects!

For example:

Fish oil like VitalMega-3 has been medically proven to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol!

Natural anti-inflammatories including turmeric (like our Optimal Turmeric Blend) and the Omega-3 fats in VitalMega-3 can help ease inflammation and curb the resulting aches and pains.

Probiotics like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula can help with a whole slew of issues, including constipation, low immune function, leaky gut, cold and flu prevention, IBS, allergies and even depression!

And if autoimmune conditions, bone health, heart disease or cancer are concerns of yours, the Vitamin D found in Optimum DK Formula can help address those conditions.

Research everything

Don’t blindly believe everything you are told or hear on the news.

Keep in mind that 70-90 percent of the media’s revenues comes from pharmaceutical companies.  Let that sink in and use your imagination about their level of objectivity.

And note that even search engines like Google and MSN receive pharma revenue, so if you want an objective search tool, try DuckDuckGo.

Ask questions

Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask questions of your doctor!

A doctor should be your partner in health, and there are a good number of them that will gladly work with you and answer your questions or concerns.

If your doctor is not one of those, or if he/she makes you feel uncomfortable, stupid or refuses to discuss your care, find one who will.

To your health,

Sherry Brescia


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6 comments


  • Hello Faith! We will be happy to share your gastritis suggestion with Sherry.

    We absolutely recommend that you check out Great Taste No Pain (Sherry’s food combining program) that can show you how to eat less acidic food combinations that are more easily digested, leading to less excess acid and more opportunities for the body to heal.

    She has also shared this:

    Here are some very helpful strategies to get you on the road to a healthier gut:

    Probiotics. There’s nothing better than giving your system a daily dose of the healthful bacteria it so desperately needs.

    And the best probiotic for this crucial job is Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula!

    Super Shield contains both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains—this is crucial because Lactobacillus strains reside in your small intestine and Bifidobacteria live in the large intestine. So to have an inferior formula that contains only one or the other is selling your system short, and likely keeping you from feeling as great as you could!

    Avoid processed and fast foods. These are extremely difficult for your body to break down and cause you to expend far more digestive enzymes than Nature ever intended you to.

    Plus they are loaded with refined carbs (which feed harmful yeasts in your gut), are nutrient-poor and create loads of acid wastes that make your innards resemble a clogged toilet.

    How’s that for a visual?

    Digestive enzyme supplementation. If you feel enzyme shortages or low stomach acid may be an issue for you, supplementation with an outstanding enzyme formula like Digestizol Max is just what you need.

    Digestizol Max’s complete blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes can work alongside your system’s enzymes and promote thorough, complete digestion, and less heartburn and constipation.

    Gastro BeCalm combines four of the most effective, proven and potent herbs that soothe, calm and quiet a cranky stomach and pave the way for more comfortable digestion, and less heartburn and digestive discomfort.

    We’d encourage you to check out these supplements!

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Could you post something on Gastritis. My GI said I have that and wants to put me on PPI’s for 90 days. Pictures of my stomach through Endoscopy look just awful. I only have 2 of the 10 symptoms listed for this problem. Thank you!!

    FAith on

  • Hello Lynda,

    Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns. We are thrilled that you have seen great results with natural measures in improving your health.

    We are so sorry to hear of the struggles that your brother has been going through. We certainly understand your desire to help him so that he can begin to get healthy and start to repair his life and relationships.

    Here is an excellent article that you are sure to find helpful:
    https://www.verywellhealth.com/natural-support-for-alcoholism-treatment-89263

    Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help.

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • Always follow your advice on health issues from your emails and post a great success to help with my osteoarthritis causing me to have poor mobility and other health issues I am doing it naturally .The only pharmaceutical medication I take now is 10 mg of RAmipril &4mg doxazosin for my high blood presser & I have a slight Misalignment of one of the chambers of my heart . I am a 20 stone lady and as much as I try I can’t lose weight I drink Plenty of water no fizzy pops I eat healthily love my veg Don’t eat loads of sweet things but I love bread crisp potatoes & chips . I wanted some advice if there a natural way to help my 55 yr old brother who has been alcoholic for 15yrs and has mental Heath problems caused by dept his marriage breakup and becoming estranged from his children who are now grown up due to not being able to give the alcohol up and drinks on average 10 to 15 cans of lager a day what I know to is there any way I can help him come off it .He is going to be a grandad and February 2020 and if he is still alcoholic His daughter said he won’t be able to have anything to do with his grandchild thankyou lynn

    Lynda Delo on

  • Thanks Sherry. Your articles are so informative and they really do help in making decisions about our health.It’s amazing how drug companies are making a killing on us and the gov’t doesn’t seem to care.

    Anna on


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