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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 playfulness.

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 arm.

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.

Introducing Ozone

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 treatment.

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 citizens."

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 coatings.

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 and fungi.

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 Canada.

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 individual.

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 breast cancer.

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.

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