Thursday, March 6, 2014

6. Knowledge is Power - Put your money where your mouth is

Уче́нье свет, а неуче́нье тьма.

Knowledge is power.
 Literal: Studying is light; not studying is darkness.

When it comes to WAR and PEACE, it's worthwhile to look at what w're doing to achieve each here in the US.  And nowhere but the USA so vividly declares itself than by budget allocations.  Consider this:

And funding for pharmaceutical 'illness maintenance' in the USA? 

You'll want to review the US Gov's 2006 report from which these stats were taken:


NOTE: And it's amazing to think that the USA pharmaceutical industry spends more on advertising than is spent on R&D - I don't know if 'advertising' covers the lobbying and huge investment in legislator's election funding (ergo decision making) or not, but why do they need to 'sell' so hard if the medications actually work?  You understand this means more than half of the $244,000 per year my own pharmaceutical 'cash cow' contribution to BIG Pharma has gone to line pockets (and sway minds) of everyone from the FDA, to legislators, to the doctors themselves. Now extrapolate that figure by the number of chronically ill people in the USA (more and more each year) and you begin to get the picture. No wonder no one is funding research into actually curing people.

You'll want to read the article that screen shot came from, so click this next line:

Big Pharma Spends More On Advertising Than Research And Development, Study Finds

But with a self-admitted full AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS EPIDEMIC threatening our personal, familial, and economic safety at home, Consider the budget for research into cures for all 80 Autoimmune Disorders the NIH (National Institute of Health) says we allocated (sure, it's a 10 year old graph, but things have changed very little:

I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but just to lay the groundwork for why it's necessary for patients to take their health into their own hands, and to research and find who's really being cured and how.  That's what I've spent the past 2.5 years doing.  Oddly enough, I've learned most of it from the very people with Autoimmune Disorders, themselves. Ground roots forums on FACE BOOK, and sharing forums, blogs like this one.  It's like an underground railroad, chugging along to take patients to safety and to cures.

For me, these groups have been tremendously important. And if you're reading this because you have CIDP or others, Examples of autoimmune (or autoimmune-related disorders included below), you'll want to look for other people who are researching on their own, getting cured, working to help others find the underground railway to health:

In my next post, I'll try to connect you with some help, and will tell you about the most valuable bunch of people I know these days (outside of my family and close personal friends) - people like me (and you) who are searching for their own answers, for the return of their own good health. . . . . . . . . . . . 

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