Cutting for Fun, Profits, and Giggles: Surgically Removing the Appendix, Tonsils, and Spleen
According to the World Health Organization, the United States is ranked 38th in life expectancy, indicating that its standard medical practices are inferior to Cuba, South Korea, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Singapore, and 31 other nations. The U.S. system of medicine is only slightly superior to the Czech Republic and Slovenia, despite the U.S. spending approximately 16% of its total expenditures every year for health related expenses. Standard medicine in the U.S. is the world's most expensive, and yet it is among the least safe.
Creating Dependence For Repeat Customers
There are plenty of medical procedures which are both unnecessary and dangerous. With most of them, a complete recovery is eventually possible provided that the patient steps away from the medical establishment, and begins taking care of his own health.
There are, however, three very common surgical operations which make recovery to perfect health practically impossible, as well as limiting the effectiveness of future health therapies. These procedures leave their victims forever dependent on a system that is concerned primarily with ever-increasing profits. These barbaric procedures cripple the immune system, making it unlikely that patients will ever be able to fully live healthy lives, and the establishment has misled us through its media influences into believing that random organ dysfunctions are unexplainable, normal, and incurable without surgical removal. With truly neanderthal-like logic, they have perpetuated a belief that some organs simply become "bad", and that the best solution is hacking them out with knives. Society will someday mock these procedures in the same way that it now mocks other dated medical techniques, such as blood letting.
The three vital organs discussed herein play important roles in the immune system, and all three have been discarded as if they were useless by the medical profession, at one time or another. The removal of these organs depresses victims' immune systems, which means that even weak pathogens acquire the potential to be fatal in such compromised patients. These operations carry special risks above other surgeries, because the greatest cause of death following 'successful' surgeries is secondary infections.
Tragically, it is most common for children to be treated in this way. Parents are characteristically afraid to question any surgical procedure that is doctor recommended, for doctors already have a reputation for contacting child protective services in order to surgically remove parents who have enough character to dissent, so fear is actually warranted. Throughout the whole process, no person is ever given informed consent, including the parents', since informed consent requires full disclosure of the whole truth, not just the bits considered politically expedient or required by the hospital's legal department.
When removed, all of these organs have been documented to grow back: some more often than others. It is fairly common for the tonsils to regrow, although they rarely achieve their previous size and efficiency. These are are among the many signs that the human body knows much more about what it really needs than 'the experts' do.
In the 1970's, several million tonsillectomies were performed every year in America alone. These were purportedly done to prevent infections. They were almost always performed on children. Parents were assured that no lasting harm would be done to their children, and that children would eventually become healthier from it. These operations were portrayed as the only option when antibiotics showed limited effectiveness in subduing infections of tonsillitis. The allopathic medical establishment is finally admitting that the tonsils have an important role in human health.
The tonsils are composed of lymphoid tissues, which create white blood cells needed to fight infections. Therefore, they are a critical part of the immune system. The tonsils especially promote resistance to all infections that enter through the mouth or nose, before infections have an opportunity to go on to impact the entire body. This pathway, which the tonsils guard, is the most common route for infections to enter the body. Nevertheless, the allopathic medical establishment still performs 500,000 of these surgeries annually, despite a plethora of research proving that these surgeries are detrimental.
Removing parts of the body is something that we have come to expect from the orthodox medical establishment, because they are known for treating the symptoms of ailments, but never the causes. Removing two inflamed (i.e. overworked) tonsils is the equivalent of removing smoke detectors because they are making too much noise. Members of the orthodox establishment have actually proudly paraded this stupidity as cutting edge, modern medicine. It is as if the emperor has no clothes.
Most shocking is the fact that surgeons usually wait until children are healthy to cut out their tonsils. They incredibly call cutting up healthy children 'preventative medicine'.
A surgeon's knife has traditionally been used to cut out the tonsils, but electrocautery (a heated wire) has become an increasingly popular method. At one time, X-ray radiation treatments were used on children's tonsils to shrink (destroy) them via radiation poisoning. Then doctors realized that this process was greatly increasing their patients' chances of developing thyroid cancer, as if it had been unknown to them that cancers are caused by radiation. Since this treatment was directly causing cancers, it is no longer used for tonsillitis even though radiation is still actually used, incredibly, as a cancer treatment despite its known connection to causing cancer.
"Although at least 60% of children will be recommended to have a tonsillectomy, no more than 1 in 10,000 (0.01%) actually need the operation."
-- Dr. Robert S. Mendlesohn, M.D., 1984
Creating The Polio Epidemic
Scientists, and some of the braver doctors, now wonder if the Polio Epidemic was caused by the high number of tonsillectomies done in the 1920's through the 1940's. They discovered that the only organ in the body which synthesizes the antibody for Polio (Poliomyelitis) is the tonsils. Persons with removed tonsils have extreme difficulty resisting infections by the Polio Virus. In the 1920's, 30's and 40's, children tonsils were removed regardless of their health. This was supposedly done for the sake of preventive medicine against tonsillitis, since allopathic doctors were falsely trained that the tonsils served no purpose. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Alternative Medicine had long recognized the tonsils as a crucial component of a strong immune system, but leaders of the orthodox medical establishment claimed that they needed scientific tests to prove that these internal organs were actually there for a reason, even as they continually ignored the consequences of removing them. This unique version of science is still practiced by the A.M.A., and the damage done by Polio resulted from it.
Don t Call It Manslaughter: Those Were Just Iatrogenic Deaths
In the late 1930's, further aggravating the situation was the newly created F.D.A.. It had quickly made it a priority to discourage the use of silver medical solutions, which were competing with its freshly created antibiotics industry. Prior to the industry-wide adoption of the new synthetic, sulfur based, antibiotic medicines, silver solutions were considered critical, all natural, and nontoxic medicines, which were fatal to viruses such as Polio.
Therefore, the Polio Epidemic was iatrogenic caused by the same medical establishment that pretends to be responsible for ending the epidemic. The epidemic began thusly: First, almost all children had their tonsils removed, and secondly, silver was removed from the medicines, eliminating the defenses which had kept Polio at bay for decades.
Medicine Becomes Big Business
The F.D.A.'s new lucrative industries of vaccinations and antibiotics were subsequently born, and these were promoted through the public hysteria which had itself played an important role in generating for its industry partners. Unfortunately, for the rest of us, an astonishingly convenient one-two punch combination of Polio was unleashed upon the American population, and the rest of the world, to make these industries happen. The drug scheme was a resounding success, and now this industry is the most lucrative of all; even surpassing military spending. It is perhaps an even greater tragedy that most of the world was conned into following America's example of how to combat illness, and a worldwide epidemic was born.
During the Polio epidemics, it was found that people who had their tonsils removed were 35 times more likely to develop paralysis. There were many at that time who suggested that polio was an iatrogenic disease [caused by the medical establishment].
"We caused thousands of cases of paralysis. We did not cause the polio, but we converted people who would have recovered from a viral illness into people with a paralytic illness."
-- Dr. Mark Donohoe
The risks of crippling children's immune systems through surgery, and thereby making them especially vulnerable to viruses has been ignored. After all, surgery is the quick fix, which temporarily suppresses the symptoms, and it is also very profitable.
A study performed at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands, showed that removing the tonsils does not decrease the chances of getting ill with a sore throat or cure Sleep Apnea in the long term. In almost every case, alternative treatments would be more effective, eliminate all of the risks associated with the surgeries, and leave the children with stronger, more able immune systems for the future. Who knows when the modern version of Polio will come around again to be aided by the very industry entrusted to stop it. If you, or your child gets tonsillitis, remember that it is usually very treatable before opting for surgery. While antibiotics are a better option than surgery, these also place tremendous stresses upon a body, and make it more likely that a patient will experience a repeat episode in the future.
The Antibiotic Solutions
Modern antibiotics are synthesized compounds that are based on naturally occurring toxins, such as molds, and these holistically attack the entire body in much the same way that radiation used to treat cancers poisons the entire body. Some of the toxic antibiotic compounds and impurities can remain in the body for years, crippling the overall immune system, and causing toxic Candida yeast overgrowth, with persistent autoimmune and allergic symptoms. Like in the case of cancer treatments, doctors claim that their antibiotics (toxins) are at safe levels, which are just poisonous enough to kill the unwanted pathogens, but they are not strong enough to cause any harm to the body. No person's long term health has ever benefited from poisoning them at safe levels, even though the short term gains can make such treatments tempting.
In life threatening illnesses, however, one should use every available tool. Generally speaking, inflamed tonsils and tonsils that cause Sleep Apnea are easily curable. Someone suffering with infections of the tonsils should make certain to eat a better diet, and emphasize plenty of sulfur proteins. Sulfur is stored in the tonsils, and it is utilized by them to fight infections. Foods containing sulfur proteins include eggs, cottage cheese, poultry, fish, yogurt, and beans.
The following useful supplements can be found in herbal and health food stores to help with tonsillitis:
- White Oak Bark (gargle)
- Colloidal Silver (gargle and ingestion)
We particularly recommend gargling with a high quality colloidal silver solution containing cayenne pepper and sea salt. Remarkably, cayenne pepper has a numbing effect, and has surprisingly little hotness when used purely in a gargle solution.
Except in the most exceptional of cases, the spleen should not be removed. It has an essential role in fighting infections as a major component of the immune system. The medical establishment has only just begun recognizing some of the consequences of removing the spleen, and therefore, people are now given vaccines prior to its removal, in order to mitigate the risks. In the very strained logic of orthodox medicine, vaccines will hopefully help patients' bodies fight diseases easier, to compensate for the fact that a critical part of the immune system is being removed. Of course, the vaccines are used to prepare patients' immune systems for attacks, but these vaccines are rather useless since a large part of that same immune system has been intentionally sliced out. That is, even if you follow the logic spouted by the industry about the benefits of vaccines.
There are several justifications for why the spleen is removed, and almost all of them are based merely on the secondary symptoms that are exhibited by the spleen.
An inflamed, or malfunctioning spleen, is just a symptom of another, greater problem, that is usually ignored by orthodox doctors. For example, with the condition known as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (I.T.P.), platelets in the blood are destroyed too early by the spleen, and by the rest of the immune system. In these cases, it is far more likely that there is a problem with the sterility and oxygenation of the blood (or pH) than of an organ randomly malfunctioning, or there being a rebellious rogue organ. If we are to follow true scientific principles, then we must accept that all things have a cause and an effect, so organs do not fail at random anymore than we have organs in our bodies without a purpose. Everything has a cause, and the root causes of modern diseases can almost always be linked to toxic diets and modern medicines.
In many cases, a spleen has been removed simply because it was in the way when surgeons were trying to operate on another organ in the surrounding area. They really are butchers, and rarely concern themselves with the long term effects of these procedures. It is not uncommon for surgeons to remove something that functions perfectly, and then cover themselves by claiming that their actions were 'preventative'.
Do not believe any of it, because they are much more concerned about lawsuits than your health. In our research on splenectomies, we have found only one reasonable reason to remove it, which occurs when the spleen is ruptured as the result of a traumatic injury. These are most commonly the results of car accidents. Even in these cases, it is usually possible to stitch the spleen back together for the sake of leaving it intact. Unfortunately, this takes longer, has more legal liability risks for hospitals, and frankly, they very often just do not care. The quick and easy approach is preferred..
"For instance, in 1976 at the height of the post-Watergate reform era, Congress mounted a major investigation into unnecessary surgeries. It found that in 1974, physicians had performed 2.4 million unnecessary operations, resulting in a price tag of nearly $4 billion and 11,900 deaths. In Dr. Leape's study, 13 years later, he calculated that the rate of unnecessary surgeries performed in the United States ranged from 13 to 32 percent, largely dependent on geographical location. If the definition was broadened to include procedures of 'equivocal efficacy', the rate rose to 64 percent. It's been just over 30 years since that first (and last) congressional investigation, and in that time the numbers have remained disturbingly steady. Estimates from the Rand Corporation place the current rate of unnecessary surgery at 30 percent. Conservative extrapolations indicate that, in 2004, 6 million unnecessary surgeries had been performed, at a cost of $19 billion.
-- John Brant
|You may wish to try these methods for correcting spleen dysfunction, because a spleen will usually eventually repair itself in the overwhelming majority of cases:
The appendix has been dismissed by the medical establishment for decades as an organ with no use. Some evolutionists have proposed that the appendix was originally used to help us digest grass, which suggests that we have a heritage with herding animals. Other scientists have suggested that the appendix may have had a use when we were infants, but later in life it became just a piece of flesh that could be removed with no adverse effects. They are, of course, so very wrong.
It has very recently come to light that the appendix plays a critical role in the human immune system, and removing it leaves victims at the mercy of many pathogens, as well as many of our modern and relatively man made epidemics, including cancer. Chinese medicine acknowledged the importance of the appendix thousands of years ago. The allopathic establishment, which was born in the beginning of the 1900's from Rockefeller funding, chose not to listen.
Ironically, allopathic doctors could not find a cause for the appendix, and then merely ignored the effects of removing it, which somehow proved to them via their unique version of science that there was no use for it. A person must apparently study allopathic pharmaceuticals for 12 years to really appreciate and understand this logic. Meanwhile, they have removed this organ from millions of people, and then later gallingly blamed pneumonia and other infections for the deaths of these patients. We will never know how many people unnecessarily died early deaths because this organ was removed during surgery, which was often supposedly done only as a preventative measure. This shows the vast difference between the allopathic definition of preventative medicine, and the one used in holistic medicine. Experimental medicine's idea of preventative medicine involves butchering parts of the body to ensure that they cannot become a problem. That is not health care. It is a slow form of manslaughter.
In cases when experimental medicine is not attempting to "prevent illness", it also removes organs due to inflammation, or even bacterial overgrowth. In most cases, the removal of an appendix is absolutely unnecessary. There are alternative treatments, even with orthodox pharmaceuticals, but these are scarcely used. Removal is the quicker and easier path to eliminate the symptoms.
Numerous studies, especially in recent years, have concluded that nonsurgical approaches are just as affective at treating an appendicitis as an appendectomy. Nonsurgical approaches also eliminate the primary risk after an appendicitis, which is infections. Infections are extremely dangerous following these surgeries, because the patients' bodies are missing a crucial part of their immune systems. There are at least 61 studies showing that immediate surgery is associated with a higher mortality when compared with nonsurgical treatments. Removing the appendix in patients over the age of 40 is also a known cause of colon cancer.
There is no test which is 100% accurate in the diagnosis of appendicitis, so it is not uncommon for a surgeon to realize that an appendix is fine during surgery, and yet remove it anyway. All of this is done in the name of prevention, while yet ignoring the actual cause and effect relationships of its removal, and whilst ignoring that they only complicate whatever the real ailment is in the long term by further crippling the immune system.
A study at the Kerman University of Medical Sciences revealed that removal of the appendix is not advisable, even in high risk cases. The researchers discovered that simply draining the appendix was very effective in both the treatment and prevention of appendicitis, and removal was not necessary in any of their test cases. This greatly contrasts the standard approach, in which the establishment is very quick to solve the aggravating symptoms, and then quickly send patients home with a bill in tow.
Appendicitis is something that is very unlikely to occur in persons with a good diet, and who get some exercise.
In the event that you suffer from an inflamed appendix, you may wish to try these alternative natural treatments:
- Immediate liquids-only (juicing) diet
- Dandelion - Natural Antibiotic
- Wild Indigo - Natural Antibiotic
- Echinacea - Immune Stimulant
- Slippery Elm - Anti-Inflammatory
- Chamomile - Anti-Histamine and Anti-Inflammatory
- Cherry Extract - Sooths Inflammation and Pain Killer
- Zinc - Immune Booster
- Colloidal Silver (taken internally, and used liberally)
- Hot Ginger Trans-Dermal Packs (placed over appendix)
- Heated Trans-dermal Castor Oil Pack (over spleen area)
While traditional medicines have the capacity and experience to cure all of our common ailments, allopathic doctors tend to be more concerned with protecting their lucrative business model. It is for this reason that they barbarically continue to use radiation, chemotherapy, and the removal of organs in the name of medicine. Removing the tonsils, spleen, or appendix creates a profitable lifetime 'consumer', who will return with numerous ailments throughout his life, because his body will no longer be able to effectively fight the pathogens that it encounters. Unfortunately, this seems to be part of the plan. It explains why alternative therapies are constantly under attack by the media sources, which are primarily sponsored by the chemo-pharmaceutical industry, and the medical establishment, which is jealously protects its multi-billion dollar business. Imagine the media coverage if chiropractors had caused the same damage during the Polio epidemics that were caused by the allopathic doctors. It would have been the excuse to shutdown chiropractic therapy. The evidence is mounting that surgeries are often related to following a business plan more-so than they are about improving health.
Sources and References
Readers should notice a general pattern here, that most of this research comes from outside of the United States, because only in other countries is it professionally safe to conduct research that is threatening to the business "science" of allopathic medicine. It's how medical science works in the U.S..
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