Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Medicine or poison?

Medical professionals when treating a patient for a cough commonly prescribe Cheritussen. (don't be fooled, it in no way resembles anything like a cherry) It contains codeine and guaifenesin.

After how many hundreds of years of medical research and academic investigation into disease and the healing process, it seems not only has there not been any head way made on curing common complaints, but the reverse has happened. Below from Drug.com are the principles upon which this cough "medicine" (or what seems poison) operates. Before I go into this I recognize there is a time, place, and sometimes temporary need for symptom relief. Medicine has it's place. However our society and medical professionals could fall into a subtle path of betraying life, true healing, and doing it in name of "Take this so you can get back to your busy life". Oh how well the scriptures predict our backwards priorities. It's like obsessing about the Titanic's deck chairs ignoring the fact that unless you change ships, your going to hit an iceberg.

(quote from website) "Codeine is in a group of drugs called narcotics. It is a cough suppressant that affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex. Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen mucus congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth. The combination of codeine and guaifenesin is used to treat cough and to reduce chest congestion caused by upper respiratory infections or the common cold." Notice how it says TREAT cough. I think turning off the brains signals does not qualify as "treatment" unless maybe your in a psych movie.

To make matters worse here are the effects on an unborn baby "This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby, and could cause addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Codeine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. The use of codeine by some nursing mothers may lead to life-threatening side effects in the baby." Really? Is me getting back to my day really worth taking something that kills babies? I think we we must be blind stupid and insane as a society to accept such garbage from our doctors. It may not be them either....maybe our society only wants quick "fixes" so they deliver. I ask better of the doctors I see for medical concern, they usually can deliver. Sometimes they can't, but there are those that can. We are the ones to bring about a better world. Bottom up, not top down.

Keep in mind this product is not some huge life saving intervention. It's for a simple cough. I love medicine for all the good it has to offer. This however includes common over the counter ingredients who's effects more resemble cursing found in the bible, than they do healing.

Here are the side effects of this "medication". Anyone else notice that the side effects are worse than the symptoms for which most people would take the medicine? If you don't know what I'm talking about listen to TV for 5 minutes until a pharmaceutical commercial comes on and just listen for yourself to the "rushed legal talk" at the end which describes it's side effects. The most humorous are the anti-depressants which have a side effect of increasing suicidal thoughts.

"Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

* severe dizziness or drowsiness;
* confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
* urinating less than usual or not at all; or
* slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, weak or shallow breathing.

Less serious side effects include:

* dizziness, drowsiness, headache;
* warmth, redness, or tingling under your skin;
* nausea, vomiting, upset stomach;
* constipation; or
* skin rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur." (end of quote)

We are so surrounded by Babylon and it's destructive influences that it's "professional" to administer these things. It has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, the lies about how to deal with what ails us comes packaged together with destruction and life altering effects on unborn children. It's humbling how accurately scripture predict these very tendencies heading straight for curses and darkness. It's clear many do not recognize these things for what they are. It's seen as completely normal. Of course from eternity's view, it is chaotic, destructive and insane. Something to which I will always remain maladjusted. In my personal view much of western medicine (though certainly not all) betrays healing. We in effect betray ourselves with our own money, and some entities are ready and willing to do business, regardless of consequences.

As a whole, fleeting is sight of Gods tools and methods of healing, it's so bad that we have almost forgotten they even exists, oh except for that part we can buy at the pharmacy. Yet in the scriptures there it is.... all along God lovingly, patiently, with great long suffering pleads with us to recognize the problem, constantly and tenderly beckoning us to come to Him and be healed of the true maladies of life, and abandon a doomed sinking ship. I'm reminded of one of my favorite hymns.... "Brightly Beams our Fathers Mercy". Oh how we need He who is the Lighthouse.


  1. This reminds me of one of my favorite SNL commercials. Remember the one for "Happy Fun Ball"? It's just this red ball that looks like a regular old ball, then for about five minutes there are all these life threatening warnings about what may happen if you play with happy fun ball.
    I have this very old precious antique book that was used long ago as a reference guide for medical ailments. Simply amazing what was thought back then to be helpful, and to be labeled by professionals as medical advise. Makes me wonder if someday someone in the future will read today's medical statements and get a similar laugh.

  2. Glad we didn't fill that prescription! :)
    I'm so happy I have a husband that looks out for me!

    Rachel...I'll have to check out that SNL. Soungs great!

  3. I think there are probably lots of advancements and simple cures for common ailments or colds. For whatever reason, political, pharmaceutical or whatever the advances and cures that exist are not making their way into the doctors offices.

    Kelsey today at the Doc received little if any education about her ailment or symptoms. The visit almost becomes a screening visit so a professional can prescribe a cough syrup that will alter the neurons in the patients brain. I've worked in ER and family practice offices and have seen first hand the doctors medical model does not include much counsel on health and healing. Lots of times only when asked, and most often they don't have time. They council on Medicine. The current medical model supports and idolizes the practice of questionable medicine with huge lists of side effects. Much of the medicine clearly states will not cure anything.

    That being said I do know a few doctors who are true physicians. It's good to know one of those, otherwise you may end up being more of a statistical element of a science project.