Category Archives: Hippocrates

Why is Health Analysis Illegal?

hippocrates-jailAmericans are addicted to analysis. There’s a revolving door of analysts: college football, bond markets, indie movies, mobile tech, abortion politics, doggie jackets, etc.

What’s great: freedom of speech allows down-and-dirty analysis. You can write harsh things about the Yankees’ pitching, or the way Goldman Sachs two-times their clients, or how plain dumb the president is. You can earn your crust analyzing those subjects.

However, if you provide independent health analysis, you risk legal trouble, including jail time. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, if he were alive today, would be shut down by the FDA, at the hand of corporate executives. This seems unconstitutional and un-American for a variety of reasons.

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Do Immunizations Make Sense?

Hippocrates thought convalescence was important to recovery and health. For convalescence to happen, sickness must come first. This places sickness as part of the natural order of life.

Today, Western medicine attempts to skip the natural order; take immunizations as an example. The chief idea is to use technology to prevent pain, save healthcare costs for society, get people back to work more quickly, and enrich the entrepreneurs that bring us the magic.

Vaccinations are a technological attempt at a preemptive, hurry-up offense to dictate to nature. They are essentially the opposite of the Hippocratic, or Benelles approach, which is to seek health in a slow, steady, long-term manner.

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