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What Doctors Don't Tell You

The truth about the dangers of modern medicine

by Lynne McTaggart

You thought dangerous quackery was a relic of the dark ages? Something that happens in the third world? The province of unlicensed therapists? Think again. This book is not for the squeamish, and contains many shocking assertions; the most shocking section of the whole 376 pages is the 35 pages of respected scientific and medical references, without which the whole book could be dismissed as the ravings of a deranged mind.

Unfortunately, it can't. Ms Taggart, a journalist, suffered extreme ill health herself, and in the process of finding a way to wellness, investigated a great deal of establishment and alternative medicine. The thrust of the book is that much of modern medicine is unscientific, unproven, corrupt and not just dangerous but deadly. This isn't just the view of medical heretics, but apparently, according to their own journals, doctors themselves. How they can go on practicing when their own journals tabulate such poor results for orthodox treatments is beyond belief. One can only put it down to an inability to break free from herd paradigims and big pharma corruption.

Lynne takes us on an extremely uncomfortable journey through diagnostic tests, unproven assumptions, deadly vaccinations, hormonal chaos, so-called miracle cures, amalgam/mercury poisoning, deadly surgery and hi-tech horrors. The book itself is extremely uncomfortable reading and would probably end up making the reader feel ill itself if it didn't end up with a final section on 'Taking control' through natural health, diet and exercise.

The impression I get of modern medicine after reading this book is that it is inseparable from the rest of the military-industrial complex, and far less to do with health than with profiting from illness. I repeat: nothing Lynne says is unsupported by references to respected sources. This is one of those books I would place on my 'philosophy' bookshelf.

Its basic premise is that doctors should be, if not avoided like the plague, used with extreme caution. Even medical tests such as ultrasound on unborn children apparently cause more trouble than they can ever solve (and that is not taking into account female infanticide).

This is one of those lynchpin revolutionary books. Read it and survive.