Why our health and medical system does not work. A few quotes

 American writer Upton Sinclair once wrote, “It is very difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on not understanding it.”

To paraphrase Sinclair, it is very difficult to get a man to understand something when his entire career is built on understanding the opposing view. The medicine and health care industry around the world is too profitable and too powerful to allow the truth to get in its way. Even professionals with the best interests at heart when they begin studying medicine are easily corrupted by vested interests and money

“I believe that you can, by taking some simple and inexpensive measures, extend your life and your years of well-being. My most important recommendation is that you take vitamins every day in optimum amounts, to supplement the vitamins you receive in your food.”

—Linus Pauling, Ph.D., two-time Nobel Prize Laureate

 

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”

—Swami Sivananda (1887-1963), the founder of The Divine Life Society

 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

—Benjamin Franklin

 

“Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson