Just wanted to give you a head’s up on something the mercury group has posted~
Vitamin Research Products (vrp.com) is no longer stocking DMSA, one of the chelators of mercury and lead. They just suddenly stopped stocking it and have even removed the page from their website.
This is not good news. They were the main supplier of DMSA. Theories are abound that Big Pharma is behind this–buying out the competition. And if they can buy out natural cures, they can force sick people to buy their side-effect-laden crap.
There are also allegations that Obamacare is limiting natural methods of healing, such as chelation supplements, making it harder for folks to get well. I don’t know this for fact, but it is one of the reasons I have not signed up for the health care. Another reason is the link to the insurance industry instead of single-payer, which would have been more palatable, being like Medicare for All.
I can tell you that many of us on the group lost jobs as a result of mercury–therefore, we had lost the ability to pay for medical insurance and the ability to pay for supplements that insurance didn’t cover. But at least the supplements were available…and cheap. I would have not gotten well without that. So once again, the poor take a hit for the uber wealthy to make even more profits….
I suspected that Big Pharma would try to grab this part of the market again, because they had in the past and continually try to get some twerp in Congress to do their bidding with making supplements illegal.
With billions of dollars and high-priced lawyers, they have gotten away with trying to take credit for natural healing herbs and methods, such as those used in India. These were used for thousands of years…and Big Pharma comes along and tries to claim a patent. Utterly mindboggling. More here on Big Pharma’s battle to get a share of the market in India. An even better explanation of it here.
Big Pharma tries to claim that compulsory licenses aren’t available for cancer drugs – a lie; or that they are only available for national emergencies – another lie; or that India is establishing a general exception to patents for pharmaceuticals – an even bigger lie. Sovereigns retain the right under TRIPS to issue compulsory licenses or to allow public, non-commercial use of patented products or processes. As long as the correct procedures are followed and adequate remuneration is paid, the patent holder has nothing legitimate to complain about – unless, of course, it is a U.S. multinational who doesn’t want an emerging country like India to get in its way.
…or for a group of U.S. citizens who want natural methods to heal their bodies to get their way….
And unfortunately, that’s not all that the greedy are trying to patent.
Lastly, here is a good segment on DN! with Vandana and Mira Shiva–two “uppity” women I admire for fighting the good fight~~
Vandana brings up the point of liability. It would seem that none of the chemical companies — be it Dow/Union Carbide or any Big Pharma — want to take responsibility for the harm that they cause. All the profits. None of the guilt.
She also highlights the attitudes towards the poor–they don’t matter so let’s poison them or use them as guinea pigs.
It was great to hear of them speak of their strong mother in the end~~no junk food in the house. My father, too, did not allow junk food in the house when I was growing up–a parent who cares is not going to feed their child junk. I heard the other day of parents of my children’s generation feeding their kids nothing but junk…and they don’t see anything wrong with that. Very unsettling. Regretfully, I didn’t appreciate my Dad’s wisdom until recently. I always felt deprived because other kids got to have a “treat” of junk food on Friday night. Just before the divorce, my sister would make Chef Boy-ar-dee pizzas on Friday night. I felt happy at getting that “treat”. Pfft. The “treat” that kills.
Food is medicine. Weeds are medicine. When will we learn to value that which is not valuable by profit-making and make that available to all, not just those with cash in hand??