Editorial

Big Corporations Preventing the Shift in Medicine and Wellbeing?

Today, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol, all billion-dollar industries, are undergoing a sea-change in their market share and growth potential due to the re-emergence of ancient technologies and medicine.

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William Randolph Hearst the head of the Hearst corporation saw that cannabis was banned as a federally controlled substance (Bettmann Archive)

How Big Pharma is preventing the massive shift in medicine and wellbeing

Today, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol, all billion-dollar industries, are undergoing a sea-change in their market share and growth potential due to the re-emergence of ancient healing practices and medicine. This is a story that the mainstream media isn’t covering much because so much of Big Media gets so much of their money from these Big Corporations. But low and behold, we are not beholden to big corporate power, so we can fill you in on what is happening. 

Mushrooms, cannabis, and potent potions such as Ayahuasca were once used by ancients to reveal the inner wisdom of the human psyche and help participants understand their greater purpose in life and their place in the universe. Authors such as Aldus Huxley realized that this ancient power was being neglected in our modern world back in the 1940s. Still, nearly all of these substances were banned in the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries, mostly due to the ubiquitous unprofitable nature of these substances. The Hearst corporation saw that cannabis was banned as a federally controlled substance, as the widespread production of hemp threatened the paper mills William Randolph Hearst controlled for his media empire. That was in 1937, and that law has stuck, despite the fact that there is conclusive evidence of the medicinal value of cannabis in the treatment of myriad ailments including epilepsy, chronic pain, GI issues, and even asthma. 

Back in 1940s, Aldus Huxley realized that ancient healing practices were being neglected in our modern world.

Still, the wheels of the federal government move incredibly slow. But the medical treatment picture is changing so rapidly that patients and doctors are finding loopholes to allow for these ancient remedies to regain some of their prominence. Ketamine is a substance now widely used to treat depression and anxiety. The chemical compound offers a similar experience to what is offered from psilocybin mushrooms. While psilocybin mushrooms were banned, despite the fact they have few medical risks, Ketamine has always been legal as a popular anesthetic. But Ketamine is an inferior treatment to psilocybin in many ways, and so underground treatments and clinics offering real psilocybin are forced to operate in the shadows. 

While it’s exciting that so many patients who have suffered from “cures” that have been foisted upon us by Big Pharma and by doctors have been fraught with side effects are finally getting phased out to some degree, it’s clear that the Big Powers don’t want to see these changes happen too rapidly. They are the ones working in the back rooms ensuring that the competition doesn’t get a leg up on their revenue streams too soon. In the meantime, for those suffering from depression, there is a  remedy that offers almost no side effects, and is almost certain to work wonders, is less costly, and might only result in a suntan and some weight loss. Utah Wilderness retreats offer delinquent teens access to this cure. It’s the concept of reconnecting people with nature by spending several days in the wilderness.

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