Bulls n' Bears


Helping Others I

The motivation of people who make careers out of helping others can be a very mixed bag - altruism, professionalism, the ability to earn a good and/or secure income. Unfortunately many of these people may have a vested interest in the situation for the patient improving, but without a cure being effected it becomes a TA game, perhaps “I’m Only Trying to Help You”. This accusation has been levelled at many of the players in the medical field.

It is undeniable that the medical profession is structured that the doctor is financially best served if he can relieve a patient’s symptoms but keep the patient returning for more treatment, thus ensuring job security for himself,.

Thus the game can be a very rewarding one. Curing people does not pay, although some doctors who do cure their patients, often by not following traditional practice have stated that the more patients they cure the more they get by word-of-mouth advertising from the grateful patients. However, if all medical practitioners were to follow this route, there might soon be s dearth of patients to fill the time of the number of practitioners involved! In fact, many standard treatments are aimed at symptomatic relief and do not address the root causes. With these external pressures encouraging the game, it is no wonder that it is so pervasive.

In the case of Type II diabetes, for instance, it is a symptom of gluten intolerance, and many patients with this condition would be cured simply by avoiding wheat and other grains containing gluten. High Blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and gout have been found to be due in many cases to the consumption of fructose, especially the High Fructose Corn Syrup in used in sodas since the 1990’s. HFCS may also play a major role in the high rates of obesity since its introduction.