Why Vitamins Are Crucial For Your Health – New Documentary…
Documentary Sheds Light on the Benefits of Vitamins
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“That Vitamin Movie,” created by award-winning producer and director Michael Beattie,1 features a long list of vitamin experts and health professionals in the complementary medicine field — including yours truly — discussing the healing potential of vitamins.
Beattie was inspired to make this film after Trevor, a close friend of three decades, told him he’d turned his life around; finally getting a handle on the depression that had plagued him. Removing sugar from his diet was the first step. Taking niacin (vitamin B3), was the second.
This tip was something Trevor had gleaned from watching the film, “Food Matters,” in which Andrew Saul, Ph.D. talks about the usefulness of niacin in the treatment of depression.
His curiosity peaked, Beattie then heard about cases of people being brought back from the brink of death with the use of high-dose vitamin C, and how many chronic diseases appear to be outgrowths of various nutrient deficiencies.
But if vitamins are so effective for treating disease, including mental disorders like depression, why aren’t doctors prescribing them instead of drugs? Together with Trevor, Beattie set out to investigate the truth of the matter.
How and Why Natural Medicine Was Replaced by Toxic Drugs
As I mention in this film, the shift from using natural remedies to using toxic drugs did not occur by chance. It was carefully orchestrated from the start, and the drug industry still, to this day, dismisses inexpensive, safe, and effective remedies in order to protect their own business.
As detailed in my article, “How the Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance and Agriculture,” the transformation of the practice of medicine went into full force in 1901, with the establishment of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
Up until that point, naturopathic-based herbal medicine had been the norm, and Rockefeller — an oil king pin — set out to shift the medical industry toward using oil-derived pharmaceuticals instead.
The institute was headed up by Simon Flexner, whose brother, Abraham, was contracted by the Carnegie Foundation to author a report on the current state of medical education. His report (The Flexner Report)2 resulted in a radical overhaul of the medical education system.
Any remedy that could not be patented was vigorously dismissed as quackery, and the sole focus of medicine shifted to the use of synthetic drugs and surgery, which quickly resulted in a massive “medical economy.”
Modern Medicine Is a Profit-Driven Business, Divorced From Healing
In short, medicine became an exceptionally profitable business, and has only gotten more so over the past 100 years as people forgot or neglected what their grandparents or great grandparents knew about the prevention and treatment of disease, which was founded on the premise that food is medicine.
The average American, aged 19 to 64, now takes close to 13 prescription drugs.3 Not even children are spared from excessive drugging, and seniors are taking a downright frightening number of medications.
The average annual prescription rate for children up to the age of 18 is now over 4 prescriptions per capita, and the average senior over the age of READ MORE: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/02/20/vitamins-healing-potential.aspx