Dr. Eldon Dahl - Life Choice - Raided by Health Canada and RCMP
Naturopathic Doctor, Eldon Dahl and his family were raided by Health Canada and the RCMP on January 15, 2009 for selling Natural Health products. Dr. Dahl agreed to an onsite interview at Toronto's 2010 Whole Life Expo to discuss health freedom and his ordeal.
Since the date of this video's release, Dr. Dahl remains embroiled in a court battle with Health Canada involving the so called "illegal" sale of natural health products. He currently resides near Calgary, Alberta, where he continues to rebuild his company, Life Choice, providing fine-quality natural products to health care professionals and retailers. Health Canada has already given final approval of 30 of his products with the remainder in queue for EN approval.
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GlaxoSmithKline's bribes are evidence that Big Pharma isn't working:The inadequacies of relying solely on market forces for our drugs are clearer than ever. This scandal should prompt a rethink
Perhaps the most shocking thing about the latest GlaxoSmithKline drug scandal is that malpractice among our overlords still has the ability to shock at all. Yet despite popular cynicism about doctors being in the pockets of the drug companies, there remains a sense that the people responsible for our healthcare are more principled and less corruptible than expenses-fiddling politicians, predatory bankers, amoral media magnates and venal police.
If this were a junk food company lying about its noxious products, or a tobacco company pushing ciggies on schoolkids, we'd be outraged but hardly surprised. When a major pharmaceutical company is found to have been up to comparable misdemeanours – bad enough to warrant an astonishing $3bn fine – it seems more of a betrayal of trust.
This is absurd, of course, but it shows how the healthcare industry benefits from its proximity to the Hippocratic oath. "Do more, feel better, live longer" GSK purrs. How can we doubt a company that announces as its priorities as "improving the health and wellbeing of people around the world" and "being open and honest in everything we do"?
Now GSK admits that, in effect, it risked damaging the health of people around the world, and was secretive and fraudulent in some of what it did. Among other things, it promoted antidepressant drug Paxil, approved only for adults, to people under 18. It marketed other drugs for non-approved uses; it suppressed scientific studies that didn't suit (for example over the heart attack risks of its diabetes drug Avandia), and over-hyped others that did. It also hosted outings for doctors in exotic locations and showered them with perks, knowing that this would boost prescriptions of its drugs.
Time to End the Tyranny of Licenses to Practice Medicine
The tyranny of health guilds is both harmful to our health and destructive of our rights. It’s time for it to end. Our right to access the healthcare we choose must be restored.
Licensing Medicine Benefits Doctors, Not Patients
The inherent assumption behind licensing of medical practitioners is that people are too stupid to determine who is capable of helping them resolve their health problems. Are we really that stupid? Or is it a matter of small groups of people taking control over areas of commerce to create monopolies for themselves?
If I want to utilize a particular type of health practice, by what right does the government tell me that I can’t? Who has the right to presume to understand my needs better than I do myself?
Guilds and Greed
Licenses to practice medicine and an array of other health-related services are the result of pressure from guilds. Guilds are, simply, organizations of the practitioners of any art, skill, or practice for the purpose of promoting and protecting their ability to pursue and profit from what they do. To that end, they may set rules for themselves. It’s how the original Hippocratic Oath came to be. However, the primary purpose of that oath is not as it’s generally understood. Its purpose was to assure that the members would behave in a manner that would bring no harm to their common interests.
It’s natural, in the promotion of one’s interests, to try to keep anyone not of your guild from performing the same service that you do. The guild’s rules, though, are not necessarily concerned with the interests of the people. The betterment of its members is the primary concern. Of course, they’ll use the excuse that people might be harmed if someone who isn’t of their guild performs that service—but surely the fact that they have a vested interest in saying so should be all the reason we need to discount the claim.
Destroying the Opposition
Things have now gone so far that a man who produces a website about diabetes and nutrition—a man who cured himself of diabetes through nutrition—is under threat by the state of North Carolina for practicing as a nutritionist without a license. Steve Cooksey produces Diabetes Warrior, where he clarifies that he’s neither a doctor nor a nutritionist. He offers information and advice, along with his own personal experience of curing diabetes with diet. Had he done what the folk who are licensed as dieticians say, he’d still be fat and diabetic. Obviously, the officially licensed dieticians are not providing the best information.
Why should Steve or anyone else be required to get a license to give advice? No one’s forcing anyone to follow it.
A huge number of people have beaten cancer by going to non-AMA approved and nonlicensed practitioners. Many have made their own plans to cure themselves by reading and doing what makes sense to them. Yet, the medical profession’s guild has managed to create laws that say no one but they may offer advice or treatment for cancer. Anyone who does is at risk of criminal prosecution for practicing medicine without a license.
And the people are at risk from the surgeries and toxic chemicals they use to treat cancer, while claiming that they know best. Yet, the FDA is constantly stopping any alternative cancer treatments, and prosecuting the practitioners. It matters not if they’ve saved lives. It matters not if people will die because their treatment is banned. It matters not how much proof exists for the efficacy of their treatments. The FDA says it isn’t approved, so it’s illegal. They have no concern for the destruction of lives that result—and neither do most of the officially licensed doctors who provide only toxic life-destroying treatments for cancer.
Certainly, if a practitioner misrepresents what he does. If he lies about his credentials or training, he should be prosecuted for criminal misconduct. The people have a right to be protected against that sort of criminal behavior.
The Tragedy of Health Guild Tyranny
Anyone who wants to utilize only the services of a particular guild can do so whether they’re licensed or not. If the guild cannot survive without the protection of government-granted licenses, then perhaps that guild should not survive.
Of course, the obvious example of such a guild likely dying a rapid death without the protection of government licensing is modern medicine. The travesties produced by them are without comparison in the history of humanity. The methods used to treat people are some of the most devastating practices ever known:
-Cancer is treated with radiation, which causes cancer.
-Cancer is treated with chemotherapy, destroying the immune system, which is how the body can cure itself.
-Dentists routinely stuff mouths full of amalgams containing toxic mercury—and tell us it’s safe!
-Nutritionists push a diet on diabetics that will make the disease worse.
-Vaccinations are pushed on children while the rates of autism, neurological disorders, asthma, and diabetes skyrocket.
-Iatrogenic deaths are officially recognized as over 100,000 per year in the US alone. However, anyone who’s paying attention knows that’s only the tip of the iceberg, as the toll of routinely performed treatments is causing untold damage. As reported here in Gaia Health, routine procedures like umbilical cord clamping, massive use of antibiotics, steroids, statins, and so many other treatments are doing massive harm to people’s health.
Parents are now often forced to let their children be vaccinated. People who want to try alternative treatments cannot gain access because they’re illegal. The licensed nutritionists are designing school food programs that destroy health. The average child is now chronically ill. Most people today probably have no idea how good health feels.
And the costs of this travesty are bankrupting us all! Because we have little choice, healthcare is a virtual monopoly. Like all monopolies, they price their products as high as they can. The result is healthcare that’s so costly the majority cannot access it and it literally threatens to bankrupt the country.
This is the disaster that’s been wrought by the tyranny of licensing health practitioners. It’s time for it to end, for this system is surely corrupted utterly.