functioning of the body, numerous herbs actually support the natural
healing powers of our own bodies. Herbs can be so effective at healing that we
are still using them even after thousands of years. A primary reason many
of us frown on herbal medicine in modern times is because mainstream Western
medicine shuns it. Big pharma spends billions of dollars to make sure we buy
patented medications rather than medicine from mother nature.
According to many statistics, pharmaceutical companies have us hooked on
their medicine like a junky on the streets. More than 70% of the American
population is on some type of chemical drug.
In the 1980s, there was a huge ‘war on drug’ campaign issued by the Federal
Government, but the truth is that Big Pharma is pushing drugs on us more than
any coke dealer in history ever has.
The Coalition Against Drug Abuse even
says, ‘they [the pharmaceutical companies] are pushing addiction.” We
are on narcotics, pain-relief drugs, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications,
ADD and ADHD medications, blood pressure medications, and more. It gets
downright ridiculous, when a simple herb that costs literally pennies on the
dollar, and, in most cases, with little side effects, can resolve most of these
problems within days.
There are literally thousands of plants, flowers, and roots
that can be used
to aid human health. The problem is that Big Pharma and Big Ag make
BIG MONEY by mono-cropping and destroying the natural balance of mother nature.
GMOs are made to withstand greater levels of herbicide use, but thesecreations
cause cancer, infertility, and DNA alteration. They also
harm bio-diversity – which means that the incredible variety of plants
which could be used to heal us
are destroyed in the process.
“Producing crops, by its very nature, means getting rid of wild
plants on the farm.”
As Monsanto and other companies continue to plant GMO crops, they
erode mother nature’s copious medicine cabinet. Then, Big Pharma steps in to
give us ‘solutions’ that cost way too much money and often don’t help the
problem at all, but make it worse. Consider the over-use of antibiotics. It has led to the
creation of super-insects that can’t be tamed with conventional drugs, much the
same way that the overuse of herbicide has lead to the creation of super-weeds.
Messing with Mother Nature makes the very things we are trying to lessen, like
bugs or weeds, resistant.
It seems as simple as pie, but many people have yet to cognize the
correlation between these two over-paid and under-compassionate industries. Big
Pharma and Big Ag will destroy our thousand-year-old medicine. If they keep
planting GMO poisons in our ground, and keep giving us pharmaceutical poisons to
‘cure’ the ailments they cause, we will soon run out of herbs, and the
biodiversity that supports eons of effective, true medicine.