Hungry in America

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Green Living

Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson explore why nearly 38 million Americans – including 14 million children go hungry here, in one of the richest nations on earth.

Growing numbers of our neighbors and fellow Americans are going hungry each day. Not only are these numbers multiplying at a rapid pace each day, but the faces in the population are changing. Today this issue is on the table of not only the important populations of America’s homeless and poor, but it is also on the table of the middle class, the child next door, many of the military who serve our nation and our nation’s elderly.

To address this issue and to shed light on its causes and its’ victims, we are researching into the communities of those eaffected by hunger in order to find the families who are suffering and hear their stories in their own words. We want to hear their stories in order to inform our film making.

Families who speak with us do not have to agree to be filmed. We would like to hear their realities and will keep all information confidential. In order to contact us for further information or to schedule an interview you may either email Martha, our story researcher, at mmwollner[at] or contact her directly at 917-763-5248.

Money-Driven Medicine: “Medical-Industrial Complex” part 3

Money driven machine part 3
By Alex Gibney

One-third of our healthcare dollars are squandered on useless tests and ineffective or unproven procedures no better than the less-costly ones they replace. Read on and watch this clip

Effective Care or More Expensive Care

Medical ethicist Larry Churchill doesn’t mince words: “The current medical care system is not designed to meet the health needs of the population. It is designed to protect the interests of insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms, and to a certain extent organized medicine. It is designed to turn a profit. It is designed to meet the needs of the people in power.”

Supply-driven demand for sickness

These businesses comprise the “medical-industrial complex” which has wrested power from physicians, turning healthcare into a commodity and patients into profit centers. As the eye-opening ads in Money-Driven Medicine reveal, the more new drugs, surgical procedures, diagnostic devices and hospital beds the health industry can produce, the more they can sell – whether we need them or not. It’s called “supply-driven demand” and it’s possible because a sick person can’t say no.

Underinsured and Uninsured Americans suffering

Although many uninsured and underinsured Americans receive too little care, the well-insured often get unnecessary, even risky care . More than two decades of studies by researchers at Dartmouth reveal that one-third of our healthcare dollars are squandered on useless tests and ineffective or unproven procedures no better than the less-costly ones they replace.

The studies demonstrate that evidence-based, accountable care would be both more effective and less expensive.

“ Money-Driven Medicine is one of the strongest documentaries I have seen in years and could not be more timely. The more people who see and talk about it, the more likely we are to get serious and true health care reform.”

– Bill Moyers

Our note:

We encourage you to do what you can to stay healthy naturally, this may be your best defense against getting sick in the first place. Be sure and tune into Radical Health for more info you can use to stay healthy all year around using herbs, food and nutrition supplements.

Japanese Torture & Human Medical Experiment in Unit 731

September 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Big Pharma, Health News

Ok, I know we all hoped this kind of thing was over….
Discoveries about chemical warfare or destroying  peoples physical health should never start with torture and human guinea pigs

Unit 731 Japanese Torture & Human Medical Experiments.

This “docu-dramatization” includes shocking/dramatized photos to illustrate and archival photos to document and educate. A documentary film by Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D.

Despite the dramatic-artistic license employed to horrify viewers, the narrative is 100% factual and this film is based on documented factual findings from numerous sources. However, nothing in this film, including our attempts to horrify, can come close to the true nightmare of what took place in Unit 731.

Unit 731 was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (19371945) and World War II.

It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by Japanese personnel. Officially known by the Imperial Japanese Army as the Kempeitai Political Department and Epidemic Prevention Research Laboratory, it was initially set up under the Kempeitai military police of the Empire of Japan to develop weapons of mass destruction for potential use against Chinese, and possibly Soviet forces.

Our Note:

How can torture and horror further science?

Over the history of the world hasn’t there been enough unspeakable things done to mankind to prove that degrading and dehumanizing other people only creates more suffering and pain?