Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Psychiatry in Medical Damage.

Hello Everyone !

Hope you are feeling great !

I want to begin to talk about antibiotic damage in this blog. It`s a huge subject, but let`s make a start with the help of W.D.D.T.Y., What Doctors Don`t Tell You. And, please, if you HAVE to take an antibiotic, always take a probiotic at the same time, optimally at a time that is furthest away from when you take your antibiotic, during your course, and for a few weeks after you finish.

My mother has just had to take an antibiotic for a localised infection and on top of my concerns about her taking an antibiotic, let alone a broad spectrum antibiotic, I knew that her already having a candida overgrowth puts her at greater risk.

The medical profession wont test what sort of infection you have in order to treat it, they use a generalised hit or miss approach and usually a "broad spectrum" antibiotic.(A friend of mine was subjected to this mindless pot-shot-with-different-antibiotics strategy even in Harley Street !) The problem with broad spectrums is that they knock out your healthy gut flora at the same time. It is absolutely imperative, therefore, that you top up your gut flora to prevent your gut being taken over by bad flora when you come off the antibiotic. It is tragic indeed that doctors STILL do not tell patients to do this. One wonders just how many cases of M.E./ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome would have been averted had doctors given this very simple advise. As we all know, so many cases of M.E. begin after taking an antibiotic... and with research desperately trying to steer everyone away from attributing antibiotic gut damage to the cause of a huge number of cases, we must try to spread the word in order to TRY to protect people.

I want, also, in this blog to take a preliminary look at the role of psychiatry in covering up medical damage. I was reminded of its role in such cases last week when my mother told me that my grandfather had been given an antibiotic in the late 1960s which caused hallucinations. I had been completely unaware of this episode in our lives as I had been a young child at the time. My grandfather was hospitalised in a psychiatric hospital for a few weeks and was given Phenobarbitone as a remedy. Interesting, so a psychiatric drug was used to clean up the mess! Well, what a big surprise !!

I think, though, that the close connexion between psychiatry and medical damage is more systemic than we imagine... Certainly, I think that the history of M.E. as a illness, carrying as it does attributions of "psychological causes", only confirms my belief that M.E. is largely an iatrogenic condition. Even today when there has been some presented "proof" that M.E. is a physical illness, psychiatry still has a foot in the door, indeed many "treatments" for ME are based upon the idea that this is a psychological illness. Many people with ME, especially women, are still abused by doctors who have a distinct and psychologically transparent need to hurt their patients by blaming THEM for being ill....(and, yes, women are still being given psychiatric labels in the 21st century for physical illness).

Now, using only very basic psychological understanding, we know that when someone in this kind of situation, here a doctor, tries to blame the victim it is because they know they are guilty (I have discussed in other blogs that this is not necessarily conscious, and indeed, why it is not). Guilt-shifting behaviour.......and pushing people into psychiatry is part of that..... TELLS us that doctors know that they have something to hide. It is in fact the very involvement of psychiatry that signals to us that something very dubious is afoot.Patients with illnesses where doctors don`t have guilt knocking at their conscience, will not generally be sent to a psychiatrist or be accused of being lazy!

Of course, conditions such as A.D.H.D. also have the classic hallmark of guilt-shifting. A physical illness that manifests after vaccination, that demonstrates clearly as a gut disorder, yet is an illness that is the province of psychiatry, tells us that guilt avoidance is at work on a very large scale.

It is strange indeed that despite research showing, too, that depression is widely a gut disorder, doctors are hell-bent upon treating it as a psychiatric condition. One doesn`t have to ask why this would be, actually, because it is clear that if other causes were acknowledged for so called "mental illness", psychiatry and all its drugs would lose billions. Incentive enough to perpetuate the myth of mental illness? I think so. It is in this way, where vested interest, guilt avoidance and financial concerns, can be seen to underlie the very diagnoses we take for granted. We assume that ALL diagnoses are underpinned with scientific research that is real and objective and altruistic, don`t we? I certainly did in my healthy and naive younger days.... But just this little dip into the subject shows us that scientific research is propelled by vested interest and that attributed causes of illness can be subjective. I have said many times that there is in research such a thing as "unwanted results", data that is unacceptable. Maybe you can`t believe that this could be true? Well, simply ask yourself if research that proved that allergies, from asthma to food intolerance, were caused by vaccinations, would this research be permitted?

The truth about antibiotics is slowly coming out, drip by drip, and not in the far distant future the whole truth will out.

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Teachers who Bully (4)

So why did the female teachers in my Primary School stand by and do nothing?

We can example this to try to understand why people in all sorts of situations allow bullying. I think the fact that in this case they were women probably bears testimony to the era, yet still today are women disempowered in relation to men even though women have claimed respect in the intervening decades. But, in a sense, as we have discussed often in this blog, it is not so much "who", a woman or whomsoever, finds themselves subordinate in any given situation, it is simply the imbalance of power. I suppose it does a disservice to victims if I say that victims allow themselves to be bullied, but really in stark reality it is weakness that gives a green light to bullies. This is why children are in this position by default with adults, as are the elderly. But of course the fact that one is a timorous individual or non-confrontational, should not legitimise bullying behaviour, yet bullies, by their nature, are not going to restrain themselves on account of the virtues of others around them. Certainly not ! Bullies are parasitic upon weakness.

So, let`s go back to our two female teachers who egregiously let a sadist victimise two children of about 7 or 8 years old. ..... Well, to begin with, one of them was the man`s wife, so let`s take a look at her: as his wife she would have needs to try to maintain a good relationship with her husband. Her vested interest in her marriage would certainly take primacy over the protection of two children. How could she rail against him publicly? Undoubtedly his wrath would be vented upon her, either at that point, or in private. It may have caused a marriage breakup or at least strife for many days. Personally I would think, his wife being a mild little person, that she would be living her life with this man as someone she had to comply with,his being the Headmaster compounded this.
And of the other woman? Well, she had children in the school as well as having a good job near to home. I would imagine that to make a stand upon a matter such as this would have lead to her dismissal, personal upset and inconvenience. Given this, I would say that her intervention would be "impossible".

So these two individuals, in passive complicity with this bully, had more at stake personally than would rouse them to defend two small, terrified children. Doesn`t this perfectly explain how it is that we all can have such fears that we can become accomplices to the bullies around us? The pay-back is just too serious for us, so we let things go whilst knowing that what we see is immoral. I have certainly done this myself, though I`ll let myself off the hook in regard to not protesting at injustices in my school days !
"Good people stand by and do nothing." Well, of course this is not always the case, but it is often of personal risk to help a victim, and good people tend to have less courage because they are much less "in the animal" than the people they are up against. Often, good people have a more dominant sensitive side, are not so confrontational or aggressive, and find animal competitiveness unsavory.

What do we do then, when we know that we have turned a blind eye to something like this? I don`t know how these two women tried to square it with their consciences because I have never talked to them about it.(Suffice it to say that this incident, cited, was one of a catalogue of abuses...) I can only shrewdly surmise that the compartmental conscience would kick in with excuses such as "we were powerless to stop it", or maybe blaming the children,"if they had been honest and had confessed, this would not have happened", or a classic guilt avoidance would be to tell yourself that it wasn`t really as bad as you thought at the time ! Any or all of these things would enable these two teachers to continue their lives without conscience, the crime paling in their minds with every year that passed.

Of course, when people do make a stand, with any moral imperative, there has to be real courage. I am lucky (wow! what a thing to say!) that my father was a serious and sadistic bully and my mother a meek and well mannered person. Lucky?????? Am I mad, you might be thinking!!! No I am not mad, I can reassure you, it`s just that given that all of my childhood is unchangeable, I feel so privileged that I can analyse the crime scene (my home) of my father`s bullying, knowing all the background affecting the game-play. Just as I can understand as a witness the animal behaviours in my Primary School.

I`m coming back to this. Please chip in if you feel inclined !!! Let me know if you know of instances of bullying and where you have assessed the vested interest of people to not help the victim..."Protect those more powerful than you for your own sake" is the animal game.

Please see back to my other blogs titled: "Classrooms: Survival of the Fittest. "