Medical Lobby Maintains Choke Hold To Restrict Access to Health Alternatives
by Byrun Fox
Media Bypass Magazine October 1996, 1-800-4-BYPASS
The Indonesian island of Bali is probably the most beautiful
place on earth, inhabited by a gentle and spiritual people.
Many memories from my six-month stay in a small Balinese
village remain, but one marks a turning point in my life. It
was one of those moments in which a small shift in
perspective alters direction and opens new horizons.
I was sitting on a porch with Mad'e, a young boy of the
family with whom we were staying. We had become good friends;
I enjoyed his impish sense of humor and wild-deerlike
It was evening, and we could hear gamilan music weaving its
way through the palm trees from some far-off trance dancing.
It seemed that every second day was a cause for festivities
in Bali, and many of them took place at that magical time
just after sunset.
Earlier that day, Mad'e had fallen from a mango tree and
broken his forearm. He was in a great deal of pain and asked
me to take him to the local witch doctor. We gathered
together an offering of incense and flowers and headed off
along a trail between emerald-green rice patties.
The treatment of Mad'e's arm took about 15 minutes and
involved manipulation and application of an herbal mixture
that looked something like French onion soup. We paid with
the offering of incense and flowers and were on our way.
After returning to our village, Mad'e amazed me by picking up
a football and throwing it at me using his recently treated
I don't really know whether that arm had been broken, but,
before our visit to the witch doctor, he couldn't move his
wrist, his forearm was swollen, and he was certainly in pain.
Afterwards, it was obviously much better.
As we sat on the porch in the humid tropical evening air, I
started telling him about the kinds of pills that North
Americans take: pills to wake up and to go to sleep, pills to
make you hungry or to stop you from eating, pills to make you
go to the bathroom and others to stop you from going to the
bathroom, pills to make you have babies and pills to stop you
from having babies, pills to speed you up and pills to slow
you down, even pills to make you happier.
At this point in our conversation, Mad'e was laughing so hard
he fell off the small porch we were sitting on. This pill
thing was beyond anything he had ever heard. The thought was
ridiculous and incomprehensible, and, as I reflected upon it
that evening, it became more and more ridiculous to me. We
both ended up in hysterics.
Well, that wonderful time in Bali was 25 years ago. Here I am
sitting in front of my computer thinking about our North
American medical system. What's really happening here?
Doctors, through legislation, have gained two very
interesting powers: the legal power to create a need and a
monopoly on the ability to satisfy that need. One example of
creating a need is their use of genetics. Here we are told
what diseases to anticipate in our unborn children and how
doctors might treat them in the womb. They have actually
created a need for their services that includes us before we
are born. On the other end of the time scale, they have
considerable say in how and when we die.
How many times have you read "consult your physician" on a
package? Doctors assert secret knowledge of human nature
which only they have the right to interpret and dispense.
They claim a monopoly over the definition of who is a
charlatan, what is deviant or abnormal, which remedies are to
be administered. They possess exclusive jurisdiction over
illness regardless of their ability to treat or cure it.
The doctors have powerful allies, the pharmaceutical
companies, to help them protect their turf. If you want to
upset them, it's very simple: develop a simple and effective
treatment for AIDS or cancer. If you want to really get them
going, develop a self-administered treatment that leaves
doctors and pharmaceutical companies out of the loop. Perhaps
such a treatment already exists.
Ozone is a tri-atomic form of oxygen (arranged in a bond of
three or more atoms). In nature, it is created during
lightning storms, and it can also be created by passing pure
oxygen through an ozone generator. The generator energizes
the oxygen with high-voltage electricity in the same way that
lightning creates ozone when it strikes the earth and creates
that wonderful, clean smell. In fact, lightning is nature's
'ozone therapy' for the planet.
Ozone is a simple, easy-to-use, relatively inexpensive,
broad-spectrum treatment. It can be administered at home or
in a clinic. Side effects from ozone therapy are almost
unheard of, unless you count government harassment.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has harassed and
arrested people for administering ozone and thus helped
create a fast-growing underground consisting of the converted
and the cured. Numerous individuals now use ozone to treat
illness and maintain good health in the privacy of their
homes, while offshore clinics in Mexico and the Caribbean
have patients lining up to spend $10,000 a week for similar
In his book "Oxygen Therapies," Ed McCabe says, "This product
is in direct competition with the pharmaceutical industry."
It's so serious a threat that on May 27, 1993, Rep. Charles
E. Shumer (D-N.Y.) called for legislation to mate the use or
promotion of this "drug" a fraud felony punishable by 25 years in
prison. He asked for "streamlining" prosecutions, "unleashing" our
law-enforcement officials and "hunting down crooks who stalk our
Why would anyone make such a fuss over something so simple?
It works -- and with remarkable effectiveness in the
treatment of the big money makers in the health- industry.
From AIDS and cancer to arthritis and the common cold, more
than 10 million doses of ozone have been administered in
German clinics over the past 40 years, and its efficacy has
been well documented by courageous researchers, mostly in
Europe, and more recently in Russia and Cuba.
What is the mechanism by which ozone works? It has a half-
life of about 20 minutes. This means that after it is made,
it immediately begins to break down and revert to its usual
oxygen-molecule form. In this process, a single atom of
oxygen is released -a negatively charged atom which
selectively oxidizes and destroys pathogens -- ignoring our
healthy cells which are protected by natural antioxidant
Because of its tendency to revert to ordinary oxygen
molecules, ozone cannot be bottled or stored. It must be
manufactured at the point of use. From a pharmaceutical
manufacturer's point of view, this makes it completely
untenable as a product. If it can't be bottled and sold, why
would a company undertake to sell it? Why would a company
bother to research a product that could conceivably put its
developer out of business?
Though much of this information may appear new to you, it has
been around awhile. Nikola Tesla earned the first patent on
an ozone generator 100 years ago. In 1931, Doctor Otto
Warburg won a Nobel Prize for his work proving cancer is
caused by lack of oxygen at a cellular level.
In the Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer he reported, "The
cause of cancer is no longer a mystery. We know it occurs
when any cell is denied 60 percent of its oxygen requirement.
This occurs through a buildup of pollution of toxicity within
and around the cell which blocks and then damages the
cellular oxygenation respiration mechanism."
One can generalize Dr. Warburg's theory and state that the
vast majority of our present day "chronic" diseases are the
result of normal healthy cells switching from an oxidation
process (aerobic) to an anaerobic fermentation process. This
is a built-in survival mechanism that helps the cell survive
but frequently kills the body.
The air we breathe is about 20 percent oxygen, the rest is
mostly nitrogen with some carbon dioxide. Due to pollution and the
destruction of forests, the present oxygen level in our
environment has decreased to half of what it was just 1,000 years
ago. Present- toxins create an additional need for healthy levels
of oxygen in the body.
If we are to believe the contents of the 6,000 medical papers
published on ozone and the results of 10 million treatments
administered in Europe, it would seem that flooding the body
with an ozone/oxygen mixture can reverse a large number of
disease processes by destroying anaerobic viruses, bacteria
In the August 22, 1980, volume of Science, a peer-review
article titled "Ozone Selectively Inhibits Growth of Human of
Cancer Cells," reported, "Exposure to ozone ... inhibited
cancer cell growth by more than 90 percent."
Compared to conventional treatments, it is inexpensive,
effective, and has no harmful side effects. It has been shown
to deactivate the AIDS virus; this information has even
appeared in the respected Journal of Hematology.
A question frequently asked is, "If it's so effective, why
haven't I heard of it before?" Keep in mind, there is no
significant money in cures.
Virtually any cure, once discovered, can be manufactured and
distributed at a reasonable cost. The big money has always
been in grants and for research and treatment, never in
actual cures. Why would medical schools that receive funding
from pharmaceutical companies teach doctors about ozone? It
is simply not in their best interests.
Ozone therapy is being intentionally suppressed. It is
illegal to sell an ozone generator for medical treatment
purposes, because under federal law it is a "medical device."
It is illegal to administer ozone because it has been labeled a
drug and, as yet, has no approval. Technically, it is illegal to
talk about ozone as that can be construed as medical advice. In
fact, people have been arrested for each of the above, but that
doesn't stop people from buying them, mostly imported from
What is a "gangster?" Isn't he someone who, for his own profit,
grabs control of a basic necessity in order to corner the market
and then use fear and intimidation as marketing tools? The U.S.
medical profession has become just such a dominant, authoritative
monopolistic entity, "legal" or not, and, it has suppressed the
Perhaps criticizing pharmaceutical companies and medical
doctors is a waste of time. They may simply be the symptoms
of our own eagerness to delegate away responsibility for our
well-being to others in positions of authority.
It's one thing to intellectualize about such things, but
quite another to face them straight on when you or a loved
one becomes ill. A number of years ago my mother died of
Taken into a hospital, she was operated on and irradiated
until her flesh hung on her like cooked meat. She suffered
greatly, lived a few months longer, and then died. At that
time, I lacked resources and knowledge, but I had a very
clear feeling that there must be a better way.
From the perspective of a small village in Bali, our medical
system is insanely expensive, very impersonal and utterly
lacking in spirituality. We have only one recognized medical
model (allopathy) which is quick to exclude therapies it
doesn't understand or finds threatening.
The Balinese live as long as we do, with a level of happiness, joy
and freedom most Westerners only envy. The "authorities" don't
have all the answers. It is up to us to educate ourselves and take
control in both prevention and treatment.