Video Transcript: The Real Truth Behind Science-based Medicine
Chris Wark: Well, we know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of side effects caused by pharmaceutical drugs. I mean, it’s too many to even talk about, but any pharmaceutical drug is an unnatural substance. It’s a chemical that was never meant to be put in the body and it causes an unnatural biochemical reaction in the body that will have unintended side effects. And some of those are cancer.
Look at television. Actually, I don’t recommend you watch television, but if you do watch television, you will see prescription drug ads and at the end of every drug ad you’ll hear a disclaimer about all of the side effects it may include. And many of them say, “May include cancer; May cause cancer.” So here’s a drug for your restless legs, which by the way can be completely solved with diet change, but it also may give you cancer.
Ty Bollinger: It’s funny you mention that, because we don’t watch a lot of television, but when my kids see a commercial we always watch the drug commercials because of the fact that I’ve tried to teach them: “Listen to what the side effects are” and it’s really mind blowing. As a matter of fact, sometimes you’ll have a drug that is used to treat X, Y, Z that actually in the list of side effects may cause X, Y, Z.
Chris Wark: Well yeah, chemotherapy will be one of those. It’s true — it’s just unfortunate because money is really the driver of medicine. Money is the driver and we live in a world where the industry is trying to promote itself and re-brand itself as science-based medicine. And the truth is, it’s not science-based medicine; it’s patent-based and it’s profit-based because the only science they’re interested in, is science that will lead to the development of a patent-able, highly profitable drug.
They ignore the huge body of scientific evidence on nutrition. It’s completely ignored. And yet, medicine tries to claim that it’s science-based, but again it’s ignoring nutritional science and lifestyle medicine. So it’s a pretty bogus claim, but you’ll see — there are people with blogs claiming to be all about science and they use this blog as a platform to promote conventional therapy, surgery and drugs. Yet they ignore all nutritional science.
There’s a journal called Nutrition and Cancer that has been published since 1979. It’s a medical journal. You’re not going to see any studies from that published on some of these blogs/websites that claim to be all about science.
Ty Bollinger: So they’re very selective.
Chris Wark: Absolutely, and you know that a lot of the science is fraud. A lot of the science is fraud science that has to do with the development of drugs because you look at the number of drug recalls that happen every year. You look at the side effects that happen with drugs and you look at the fact that the FDA panels consist of many conflict-of-interest researchers that work to develop a drug and then sit on a panel with the FDA that’s supposed to be neutral to get that drug approved.
What’s your opinion? Do you trust the FDA and pharmaceutical companies to promote science-based medicine?