Should You Use Homeopathic Remedies?
DATE OF PUBLICATION: Dec. 2004
2. What is in a Vaccine?
3. Facts About Olestra
What are "homeopathic medicines"? Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, devised the basic formulas about 200 years ago. When we actually investigate the principles underlying them, we find that homeopathy is something we should leave alone.
Satan knows the power of the true health message, and he has developed a counterfeit. Just as the true health message, if correctly taught and practiced, will lead people to Jesus and obedience to His laws, so the false one will lead people in the wrong direction.
One of the more widely used and "apparently innocent" forms of alternative medicine is homeopathy, which is based on the so-called "Law of Similars" that "like cures like." Thus, if a snake bites you, the remedy is to swallow a small amount of snake poison. Now really, does that sound logical? If you drink a little cyanide, will a little more cure you? The word, "homeopathy," comes from two Greek words (homoiois and pathos) which mean "like" and "suffering." Homeopathy says to give the patient a little of that which is causing his suffering or sickness, and he will get well.
Like a variety of Chinese and Hindu medicines, homeopathy also claims to heal through the principle of the "universal energy" or "chi." Not identifiable by scientific methods, the "chi" is power within you, that must be released. Does homeopathy sound like something you should be using?
The actual principles upon which homeopathy operates are quite strange. First, they frequently involve substances which are not healthful, and may even be dangerous. Second, there is the peculiar concept that something which is just about nothing has great healing power; and the closer to nothing it gets, the greater its curative benefits! Some consider the result to be a sort of witchcraft. It is highly significant that native witch doctors use similar substances and methods.
First, there are the poisons which are used: Some of the substances include Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy), Apis mellifica (pieces of a dead honey bee), Sepia (the inky fluid from a cuttle fish, a type of squid), Silicea (pieces of flint rock), and Sulfur.
Inorganic sulfur (that is, sulfur not in food itself) should never be placed in the human body. But then, the other things listed above should not either.
Second, there is the mysterious way such substances are prepared: Small amounts of minerals, or pieces of animals or plants, are diluted. Homeopathic doctor George Vithoulkas states, "Modern homeopaths use potencies up to the hundred centesimal and beyond . . The implications of this discovery are staggering. A substance shaken and diluted to a dilution of 1 in 100,000 parts, even to a total of 60 zeros and more, still acts to cure disease, quickly and permanently." He goes on to explain, "Clearly those phenomena cannot be explained by ordinary chemical mechanisms. The dilutions are so astronomically small that not even one molecule of the original medicine is left."
Such is not a natural remedy, nor is it any kind of remedy; it is spiritistic healing.
Are you beginning to agree that this sounds like witchcraft? Something is reduced to nothing, and then it produces marvelous healing. Similar to it is hypnotism, which seems to be a nothing, merely a wave of the hand putting a person to sleep for a few minutes; yet it also seems to produce great healing. But you and I know that it is extremely unsafe to tamper with.
If there is not even one molecule of the original medicine left, what is in it that cures the patient? The founder, Hahnemann, said the healing was accomplished by a "spirit-like essence." Do you want to be relieved of your pain by a "spirit-like essence"?
Samuel Hahnemann explained the matter further: "True disease is not a physical entity. Rather, illness begins at the spiritual level as an aberration or imbalance of the spirit-like power, or the vital principle that animates the human body. Only later does this aberration manifest itself as physical illness or disease . . Because the true cause of disease is spiritual, it must be treated with a spiritual medicine or remedy."
There is also another "spirit" in the remedy: The original batch of poison was repeatedly diluted with alcohol, which was then given to you to drink.
If you want to know the true cause of disease, and the God-given remedies to both avoid and cure it, read Ministry of Healing, 126-128.
Here is how Jethro Kloss described homeopathy in the original edition of his book, Back to Eden. (For some reason, the following paragraph has been removed from the current edition.)
"In the early part of the eighteenth century, a German physician, by the name of Hahnemann, set forth the idea that it would be better to give smaller doses of medicines. He started giving medicines in the powdered form, and in such small doses that it had little effect as a drug. He did not discard the old materia medica (drug medications), but in addition to giving mercury, arsenic, and all other minerals, he included some of the most filthy serums, unsanitary preparations from bees, bedbugs, snake poisons, etc. Anyone with intelligence, who would take a few minutes to think about the make-up of the human body, would realize that minerals and such unsanitary medicines could not prove a panacea for any of the ills of man that they seemed to think they would."
Bible/Spirit of Prophecy remedies lead to obedience to the laws of God. Those remedies also agree with natural law. They are never poison! Repeatedly, the Spirit of Prophecy defines drugs as "poisons " (see our Medical Missionary Manual, chapter 16).
It is said that vaccines contain "monkey pus." While it is true that some do, vaccines contain a lot more than just mares urine or fluid from animal pistules. When you take your small child in for his "shots," this is a sampling of what will be injected into him:
Formaldehyde Also known as formalin, this is a major constituent of embalming fluid. It is a powerful killer of living cells and is poisonous to the nervous, reproductive, immune, and respiratory systems. It also damages the liver. It is a carcinogen and linked to leukemia and cancer of the brain, colon, and lymph.
Tri (n) butylphosphate A suspected nerve and kidney poison.
Polysorbate 80 This absorbent is known to cause cancer in test animals.
Ammonium sulfate This poisonous salt damages the gastrointesinal tract, the liver, and nerve and respiratory systems.
Animal, bacterial, and viral DNA Taken into the human body, these substances are absorbed by the DNA, resulting in genetic mutations.
Mercury In the form of Thimerosal, it is included in vaccines to kill some of the dangerous bacteria and viruses in vaccine fluid. But thimerosal is, itself, one of the most poisonous substances known to mankind. It especially affects the brain, intestines, liver, kidneys, and bone marrow. Extremely small amounts can cause nerve damage, paralysis, and death. It is a major cause of autism in children; even in extremely small amounts, it is one of the most dangerous substances in this list.
Beta-propiolactone This preservant is known to cause cancer; it is poison to the liver, respiratory organs, skin, sense organs, and alimentary tract.
Latex rubber Minute amounts of this can cause life-threatening allergic reactions.
Monosodium glutamate Also known as MSG, glutamate, and glutamic acid, this substance is mutagenic and teratogenic; that is, it is known to cause developmental malformation and monstrosities. This is because it is a neurotoxin, producing allergic reactions ranging from mild to severe.
Gentamicin sulfate This antibiotic causes mild to life threatening allergic reactions.
Aluminum A cause of brain damage and a suspected factor in Alzheimers disease, dementia, seizures, and comas. Allergic reactions can occur on the skin.
Microorganisms These include both live and dead viruses, bacteria, and toxins emitted by them. For example, the polio vaccine was contaminated with a monkey virus which is now being found in the bones, lung lining (mesothelioma), brain tumors, and lymphomas of humans.
Neomycin sulfate This antibiotic interferes with vitamin B6 absorption. When B6 is not properly absorbed, a rare form of epilepsy and mental retardation can occur. Allergic reactions can vary from mild to life threatening.
Polymyxin B A powerful antibiotic which can produce dangerous allergic reactions.
Genetically modified yeast Absorbed by the recipients DNA, it causes genetic mutations.
Glutaraldehyde Poisonous, if ingested. It causes birth defects in experimental animals.
Gelatin This is produced from pigs feet and skins, calf and cattle skins, and demineralized cattle bones. Allergic reactions have been reported.
Phenol Also known as phenoxyethanol (2-PE), this substance is also used as antifreeze. When animals drink antifreeze, they die a horrible death. Phenol is toxic to all cells and capable of disabling the immune systems primary response mechanism.
Human cells These are taken from aborted fetal (human baby) tissue and human albumin.
Animal cells Also included in vaccines will be found a variety of the following substances: pig blood, horse blood, and calf serum. Pieces of guinea pigs, rabbit brain, dog kidney, cow heart, monkey kidney, chick embryo, and eggs of chickens and ducks. No check is made to guarantee that these included animal parts will not be diseased. The vaccine manufacturer hopes that all the various poisonous chemicals included in the vaccine will kill the bacteria and viruses.
"A major cause of the Roman Empires decline, after six centuries of world dominance was its replacement of stone aqueducts by lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water. Roman engineers, the best in the world, turned their fellow citizens into neurological cripples. Today our own best and brightest, with the best of intentions, achieve the same end through childhood vaccination programs yielding the modern scourges of hyperactivity, learning disabilities, autism, appetite disorders, and impulsive violence."Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D.
Olestra is a strange kind of synthetic vegetable oil which is not derived from plants or animals. Because it is much cheaper to produce, major food manufacturers petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve it for human consumption.
In spite of vigorous protests by physiologists and nutritionists about this "food" substitute for vegetable oil, the FDA approved it as an oil substitute.
Here are several statements by nutritional experts:
"Olestra is a type of mineral oil! . . I believe this is another hoax and deception being foisted on . . the American people."Dr. Sheldon Margen, Public Health Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley.
"Olestra . . constitutes a public health time bomb."Dr. John S. Bertram, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii.
"This substance has the potential to do significant harm."Dr. Earnst J. Schaefer, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
"We are concerned about the high incidences of gastrointestinal effects, ranging from diarrhea to fecal urgency, that are caused by the consumption of modest levels of olestra."Dr. Mark Donowitz, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
"The bowel disturbances and impaired absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, including carotenoids . . are sufficient reasons to have serious reservations about this food additive and to recommend that it not be introduced as a food additive."Dr. Ian Greaves, University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
"It is clear folly to introduce this product into the diet of children."Dr. Herbert Needleman, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
"There are too many unanswered questions remaining about the safety and long-term public health consequences of olestra consumption. Therefore, the American Public Health Association does not support approval for olestra at this time."Dr. Fernando Trevino, American Public Health Association.
"Even low levels of harm should not be tolerated when introducing new products into the food supply . . For olestra, the harm appears substantial. We would argue strongly that the FDA should not approve olestra for use in foods, nor should it be allowed into the U.S. food supply."Drs. John D. Potter and Johanna Lampe, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.
"The adverse effects of olestra outweigh its potential benefits."Jerianne Hemimendinger, Cancer Research Center, Denver.
"Olestraeven in limited usecan be potentially harmful to the public . . I do not believe that our society can afford such a risk [of macular degeneration within the eyes]."Dr. Norman Krinsky, Tufts University School of Medicine.
"There is strong reason to suspect that the effects of olestra will include increases in cancer, heart disease, stroke, and blindness."Drs. Walter Willett and Meir Stampfer, Harvard School of Public Health.
"These estimates clearly demonstrate that the magnitude of carotenoid [pro-vitamin A] reduction demonstrated in controlled feeding studies of olestra could potentially produce a large number of deaths annually and major morbidity in the U.S. population . . We . . strongly encourage you [Dr. Kessler, head of the FDA] to avoid submitting the U.S. population, including children and pregnant women, to a massive uncontrolled experiment with potentially disastrous consequences."Drs. Walter Willett and Meir Stampfer, Harvard School of Public Health. (Their petition to the Food and Drug Administration was endorsed by 25 other nutrition experts).
I recall an incident about 30 years ago, when (because it was so much cheaper to manufacture) an Italian olive oil firm sold fine-grade machine oil to North Africans as "olive oil." It produced blindness in thousands of people. Very likely, the blindness was caused by the mineral oil absorbing vitamin A and carotenoids from the body. vf