It can be said that the age of prescription medicine has been beneficial to mankind. Along the same lines, it can be said that, these medications should be taken for a brief time only, due to their detrimental side effects and their inability to act as repair material for the daily needs of the body.
Orthomolecular medicine, whether acting as preventative or interventional, should always be a consideration in matters of health, especially in conjunction with prescription medicine.
Reflective of this are the statements below, which have historically been attributed to these noted authors.
We have made of ourselves living cesspools and driven doctors to invent names for our diseases.
Plato 427 BC - 347 BC BC Founder of the Athens School of Philosophy and student of Socrates.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Dr. Hippocrates of Cos 460 BC - 380 BC The Father of Medicine.
The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it.
Rabbi, Dr. Moshe ben Maimon 1135 - 1204 Physician to the Grand Vizier Alfadhil and Sultan Saladin of Egypt.
To live by medicine is to live horribly.
Dr. Carl Linneaeus, MD, PhD 1707 -1790 Chair of Practical Medicine, University of Uppsala, Sweden, Author of Species Plantaraum, which is still widely accepted today, as the starting point for modern botanical nomenclature.
He's the best physician, that knows the worthlessness of most medicines.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin, PhD 1706 -1790 Signer of both the United States Declaration of Independence and Constitution, First United States Postmaster General, founder of the first United States Public Library and Fire Department, first President of the American Philosophical Society, helped establish the institutions which would later become the University of Pennsylvania, Franklin and Marshall Colleges, published the Poor Richard's Almanac and the Pennsylvania Gazette, invented the Franklin Stove, medical catheter, lightning rod, swimfins and bifocal glasses. He also spoke five languages.
A medicine is always directly hurtful; it may sometimes be indirectly beneficial. I firmly believe that if most of the pharmacopaeia were sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the fishes.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., MD 1809 - 1894 Author, Poet, Coined the word Anesthesia, The first to theorize that doctors and nurses could carry a contagion from patient to patient, handwashing in a chlorine solution soon followed through the efforts of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. Parkman Professor of Anatomy and Physiology - Harvard University, Dartmouth University Faculty.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
Sir William Osler, MD 1849 - 1919 The first Physician In-Chief and Professor of Medicine, of Johns Hopkins Hospitial / University, Baltimore, Maryland and Regius Professor of Medicine, of Oxford University, Oxford, England.
It's supposed to be a secret, but I'll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help and encourage the doctor within.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer, MD 1875 - 1965 Nobel Laureate.
In almost all cases, the use of drugs in treating patients is harmful. Drugs often cause serious side effects, and sometimes even create new diseases. The dubious benefits they afford the patient are at best temporary.
Dr. Henry G. Bieler, MD 1894 - 1975 Author of Food Is Your Best Medicine.
Many orthomolecular substances are so free from toxicity that they show beneficial effects over a 10,000-fold range of concentrations. Yet, if you take even ten times the amount of aspirin that many patients take, for example, you'd be dead; hundreds of people do die every year from aspirin poisioning. And all of the other major drugs are highly toxic as well.
Dr. Linus Pauling, PhD, 1901 - 1994 Two-time Nobel Laureate.
Toxic treatments do more harm than good in the long run. The best physician is your own body. We must strengthen, not weaken, its defenses.
Dr. Hans A. Nieper, MD 1928 - 1998 Quite simply, the most amazing medical mind in all of history (SRH). Instrumental in the discovery and production of mineral transporters such as the famous orotates. Essential to the passage of the 1994 United States Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which restricted the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration) from open harrasament of natural practitioners and treatments. Co-Founder of the German Oncological Society.
Modern drugs and vaccines have proven to be a hoax in attaining health. They have brought false hopes. The vaccinations are not working and they are dangerous. We should be working with nature.
Dr. Lendon H. Smith, MD 1921 -2001 Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, Oregon.
Natural healing is not about avoiding doctors. It is about not needing to go to doctors. A dentist is not upset if you are cavity-free. A doctor should not be upset if you are healthy.
Dr. Andrew Saul, PhD Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Orthomolecular News Service, Assistant Editor - Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Editor and Publisher - Doctor Yourself Newsletter, Non-Traditional Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ethology, Master of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Biology, Numerous college teaching positions in biology and nutrition.
The drugs or surgery only approach that modern medicine uses to treat today's diseases is archaic.
Dr. Julian Whitaker, MD 1944 - Founder - The Whitaker Wellness Institute Medical Clinic, Co-Founder - The California Orthomolecular Medical Society, Editor - Health and Healing Newsletter
Our nation may have the most highly trained surgeons, the finest hospitals, and the most sophisticated equipment, yet the average person doesn't have a clue about basic health and nutrition. Where is the passion to attack the root causes of the world's health problems? Other than in nutritional medical circles, where is the deep concern for drinking pure water, eating wholesome foods and breathing clean air?
Dr. Don Colbert, MD Founder - The Divine Health and Wellness Center, Author of over 40 books.
The pharmaceutical "business with disease" is the largest deception and fraud business in human history. The product "health" promised by drug companies is not delivered to millions of patients. Instead, the "products" most often delivered are the opposite: new diseases and frequently death. While the promotion and expansion of diseases increase the market of the pharmaceutical investment industry - prevention and root cause treatment of diseases decrease long-term profitability; therefore, they are avoided or even obstructed by this industry. The survival of the pharmaceutical industry is dependent on the elimination, by any means, of effective natural therapies. These natural and non-patentable therapies have become the treatment of choice for millions of people, despite the combined economic, political, and media opposition of the world's largest investment industry.
Dr. Matthias Rath, MD 1955 - Founder - Dr. Rath Health Foundation, Head of Cardiovascular Research - The Linus Pauling Institute
How effective has your treatment been?
No prescription is more valuable than knowledge.
Dr. C. Everett Koop, MD Surgeon General of the United States, Professor of Pediatric Surgery - University of Pennsylvannia School of Medicine, Surgeon-In-Chief - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.