Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs Provides an Alternative Look at American Healthcare
In a book that exposes the “Genesis of the Medical Monopoly,” dodgy practices of Big Pharma, the FDA, and the AMA, and medical negligence, one of the scariest things Dr. Brad Case discusses is parasites.
The natural reaction to parasites is “ewwwww,” and Dr. Case shares some of the ewiest stories you will ever hear: “…a woman in our area…had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The CT scan showed the very clear outline of a tumor, but when the doctors went to operate, instead of finding a malignancy…they found a three-foot long parasite…” Even Dr. Case’s reaction to this was “ewww!” He goes on to explain that the worm was removed and the woman completely recovered from this incident, calling it “fairly common.”
Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs: How the Natural Healthcare Revolution Will Lead Us Past Greed, Ego, and Scary Germs is the first book in the series, Why We’re Sick. In quoting how the medical establishment takes care of us, he notes “’properly prescribed medication’ is the 4th leading cause of death, hospitals are the 3rd, and medical doctors kill more than all other forms of accidental death combined…” (Journal of the American Medical Association). Case reveals the myths, lies, bungling, and greed that characterize Western medicine. He is unafraid to tackle controversial issues, such as the debate over vaccines (“Vaccines: Are They Safe? Do They Work?”).
Case calls autism “the Biggest Healthcare Cover-Up in History,” discusses whether we have anything to fear from AIDS and bird flu, and thoroughly examines the AMA’s suppression of and prejudice against the chiropractic practice (Dr. Case is a DC—chiropractor—and director of the Holistic Healing Center in Prunedale, CA). In addition to the statistical, historical, and scientific perspectives Case brings to Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs, there are discussions of some of the methods and treatments employed by holistic healers, Case’s experiences, and an overview of alternative therapies.
Whether one is pro or con on the subject of chiropractic, the information in Thugs, Drugs and the War on Bugs is absorbing and thought-provoking. Dr. Brad Case tempers his science and criticism with humor, making his book reader-friendly and memorable.