by Jon Rappoport
April 30, 2021
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Well, Mr. Wilson, I want to thank you for appearing before this committee today. It’s been many years since you served as the CEO of one of the largest news networks in the world.
Many years since I was ousted, yes.
We’re not here to discuss that today.
We want your point of view on news media in general. How they shape public perception.
Mr. Chairman, let me start with this. Every year in the US, people commit about 1.2 million violent crimes. That would be murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.
Yes. Have you ever seen a full-length news documentary revealing, step by step, the recovery of a victim of one of those crimes?
Why, no. I haven’t.
If such a documentary were produced, it would show the surgeries to repair the wounds, the hospital stay, the period of rehabilitation in another facility, the arrival at home, the anguish of friends and family, the economic hardship, the attempt at psychological recovery, and so on—over a long period of time.
I’ve never seen anything like that on television.
I’ll tell you why, Mr. Chairman. Viewers watching it would finally understand, up close, the effects of violent crime. And therefore, they would hold the perpetrators, the criminals, more accountable and responsible. And THAT would bring about a change in our culture. News media don’t want that change to occur.
Because news media are devoted to enlisting public sympathy for the criminal. That’s their agenda. It’s a destructive agenda.
That’s a very serious charge, Mr. Wilson.
Yes, sir, it is. But it’s just the beginning of what I have to say here today. Let me continue. According to available statistics, the police in America shoot and kill about 1200 people a year. A few of those shootings cause major upheavals in society. Protests and riots. Every year, in America, the medical system kills 225,000 people. There is no upheaval. The news media don’t cover this fact in any way at all.
Are you sure about that medical statistic, Mr. Wilson?
It’s a conservative estimate, Mr. Chairman. I’ll offer one citation out of several. Author, Dr. Barbara Starfield, a revered public health expert at Johns Hopkins. July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her review was titled, “Is US Health really the Best in the World?” She stated: 106,000 deaths result from the administration of FDA-approved medicines. 119,000 deaths come as a result of mistreatment and errors in hospitals.
That’s astounding, Mr. Wilson.
Yes, it is. Yet, no coverage from the news media. The police shoot and kill 1200 Americans a year. The medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year. So imagine would happen if the media covered the medical deaths in the same way they cover four or five police shootings that lead to protests and riots.
And you’re saying the news media intentionally ignore the medically caused deaths?
Yes. Of course.
Well, television news is supported to a great degree by pharmaceutical advertisers.
Correct. And those advertisers would remove their money if medically caused death suddenly became a leading story, night after night, on the evening news. But there is more to the story.
The medical system is a cornerstone, a pillar, a foundation of society. People pay homage to it. In order to maintain the kind of society we have now, people must believe in the foundation. Otherwise…a collapse would occur.
You’re really saying the news media are propping up—
Yes, I am, Mr. Chairman. Take that figure—the medical system causes 225,000 deaths in America every year. That would be 2.25 MILLION deaths per decade. And we’re not even talking about the millions of other people who are maimed by the medical system and manage to survive.
I’m trying to picture what you’re—
Let me go even further, Mr. Chairman. Suppose one news network devoted a week of coverage to ONE PERSON killed by the medical system. Up close. The period of suffering, the death, the effect on family, the incredible emotional distress and pain and turmoil, the financial burden, and so on. And then, at the end of the week, the news anchor stated: THIS HAPPENS TO 225,000 PEOPLE IN AMERICA EVERY YEAR. 2.25 MILLION PEOPLE EVERY DECADE.
There would be a national uproar.
And, I suggest, Mr. Chairman, this is the only way the US medical system can be reformed and rebuilt from the top. But it will never happen. The news media will not permit it. Therefore, the medical system has to be rebuilt from lower levels—ultimately, by the people themselves.
So how are news media shaping the public perception of the medical system?
I hope that’s a rhetorical question, Mr. Chairman. The public is led to believe we have a system with only RARE adverse effects. This belief is created and cultured by news media. They are complicit in the crime.
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“I’ll offer one citation out of several”. Not dismissing the point, but I’d like to know if there are any other studies on this topic of Iatrogeny. […]
I watched my cousin die from the drugs administered to him when diagnosed with HIV. I watch my aunt go in for a minor surgery and never came back out. That was incredibly shocking. Whod a thunk it.
Oh, and even though I tell the family for the past decade or so not to vaccine, study them and the true history and get ridiculed, my perfectly normal nephew ended up with brain damage and autism after a vaccination. I wished Id listened to the nut uncle, I will never give my boy another vaccine. Too late.
I was depressed and did prozack for only three days. I couldnt control my thinking or my behavior. Scared me deeply. Never ever again. And this is coming from an ex lets try everything party animal, that had a high tolerance for all of it and could stay high all the time.
Oh Gosh, my Granny came and lived with me, she got a cold, took her to the doctor, they ran some test. Called us back in a week later and said straight up, you smoked for 50 years, you’ve lived your life, you have a rare lung cancer and have 1 month to live. She was directed to chemo therapy. (I got to go in where they drip it, and you have all ages from small children to the elderly getting it, unforgettable scene,)She survived it and did live for another 2.5 years being a modern medical miracle, until one day a nurse got mad at me, and they told me she took a turn for the worse and gave her bunch of morphine when I went out of town for the weekend, but the hospice preachers words put the final nail in her coffin. Just a week before that, the nurses showed me the doctors evaluation of her and I read at the very end of that big paragraph, that she was doing very well and test show theres no lung cancer and doesnt know why shes even here. Thats was the good news the nurses wanted to share with me. I frightened a nurse when I arose from the other side of the bed when I caught her continually telling my Granny to take her morpheme, she kept saying no. And when she saw me in the room and I said did you hear her is when she freaked out. I had to fight to get her out, took her home, the neighbors all came and she was happy and conscious and then the hospice preacher came in, and immediately after she spoke no more. I do not like this system. Very much at all. Something is way off.
My Mom passed just before the great worldwide fake deadly virus outbreak. Sister was taking care of her with hospice. But Mom wanted me. So I came. She was talking to the other side and doing strange behaviors. So from being through this before, I knew it was time. BUT. I had an idea. I worked with my Naturopathic Doctor and got her weaned off the morphine. Wow, she came out of it for months and actually knew who everyone was and we started to have a good time. And all of the hospice and nurses wanted to know what Tinctures she was taking. I shared. I am convinced that morphine, though mainstream for the dying, is what makes them do all the weird behaviors and and show all the symptoms of one foot in reality and one foot in the afterlife. Morphine. The sister didnt like that everything was going so good, and thats all I gotta say bout that. I read a book about a lead hospice leader, that was very caring, that integrates morphine too like candy, its normal, this element of Morphine, I believe, is best left alone until the very end, because if it isnt the end, then, it very well could be the end. I followed the book. Then I thought what if its not correct, even though the Author was on a famous healing show Im inclined to trust. Like I mentioned, I winged her off and she didnt just come back for a day and go, she came back to stay for a while. Until, other stuff happened. Morphine. To wean we used California Poppy Tincture, a natural non mind altering narcotic remedy to get people off heroine ect. It works!
Best Wishes to you Sean.
Hang in there!
Remember what you said a few days ago about what a man can choose.
Grandma appreciates you.
Psychiatry is a massive fraud. There have been family members, over generations, who have had psychiatric issues. None were cured, all were drugged, except one who went to a naturopath and found out his body was deficient in some vitamin(s) and minerals. It was a long, slow process, but he did recover without being drugged.
If the Deep State can steal an election in broad daylight with evidence galore left behind to prove it, why wouldn’t similar power/financial interests be UNABLE to pull off a gigantic pandemic scam. In the case of voting, there were plenty of (probably paid under the table) operatives within the ranks of the Democrats to keep GOP monitors away from the counting and other disruptive things like that. During the pandemic, hardly anyone was allowed in the hospitals so people stayed away, increasing the likelihood that dirty shenanigans could be implemented without exposure. Add to this the 50,000 dollars that hospitals got for Covid deaths and you have a recipe for massive cheating and actual MURDER!
The media can direct millions of peoples’ attention anywhere they please, so cop killings are a good distraction and division tool for the powers-that-be!
I’ve also come across the reports from different places (California, Germany, Israel) that when doctors go on strike and only perform emergency procedures, death rate drops.
Keep in mind, the data doesn’t include the recommended treatments that do harm (i.e. vaccines) as well as bad advice (reducing cholesterol, animal products and drugs like statins).
In January 2005 at 54 yrs old I woke one morning with my whole body in pain. I could barely lift my foot over the side of the tub to take a shower. I only went to ongyn for Pap smears and mammograms every year because the fear was put into us. I went to a family type practice to find out what was wrong.
They had blood work done and told me my cholesterol was high and gave me Lipitor 10 mg per day. I was also sent for a stress test which came out fine. They totally ignored my pain. I went to a Neurologist and a Rheumatologist and both gave me maintenance drugs but no one could tell me why my whole body ached.
Within a week of starting the Lipitor I got severe migraines. I had had them before because I had a deviated septum and my nose got completely blocked. Went to an ENT for that and he routed me out and I was fine. Amazingly no pain or anything and got 10 days off work because he didn’t want me exposed to anything. I was fine. So the headaches got worse and the pain did not go away. I also learned I had scoliosis and went to PT for that.
That May I decided to retire and move south with my husband. Within a few months the body pain went away. I believe it was caused by stress from the worst boss I had ever had in my life. She was horrible. Another female boss told me I should bring her up on charges because she saw what was going on. I didn’t have the strength left to do it. After moving I found an internist who was in network and started seeing her.
Within 5 years I gained close to 70 lbs, went from 10 mg of Lipitor to 80 and my cholesterol continued to rise. Also ended up in the ER from the migraines that were so painful they made me vomit. She gave me a maintenance drug for that and another for hypothyroidism.
Before all this I was a healthy physically active person.
Around 2010 my daughter found out she and some of her kids had celiac. Her gastro gave me a list of the genes to check when I had my bloodwork done. When I went back to my dr for my 6 month checkup I asked her to add them to the list. She gave me the poo poo and told me no. I got into it with her and she finally agreed.
Before I even had the bloodwork done I stopped eating the gluten.
I had a red raw burning itchy yeasty smelling rash that started within months of taking the Lipitor. It went away within 3 days of going GF. At that point I no longer believed her and stopped the Lipitor. Lo and behold my headaches then went away. When I went back for my next checkup I told her and she said “I never would have guessed it was the Lipitor.” I have never gone back. I have not seen a dr for a checkup in 10 years. I will be 70 this year and am very healthy and feel great except for the back pain.
But I can live with that. I believe part of the problem was the fact that I had really good medical ins and it was a gift that kept on giving. Also, after all the reading I have done on cholesterol I firmly believe that it is a manufactured problem promoted by big Pharma. I’m sure it is a problem for some people but not as many as they say. Not long ago I had a neighbor whose mother was on 11 maintenance drugs. That will never be me.
The American Medical System
Is The Leading Cause Of Death And Injury In The United States…
I have seen other studies as well! We are so programmed to mis-believe so much of what we know. Jon is doing the best job of all pundits, as I can tell. But how many people see or know of what he speaks? The suppression of truth, today, is simply the continuation of the program(s) carried on by the “elite” which have occurred since time began! Those elites don’t want the masses to know the truth because the truth will set them free.
Another Fantastic Dialogue.
I just Love ’em.
Ah…, those Ancient Greeks
& Their Method.
They haven’t quit yet.
And I know, you never will.
See Tucker & Gutfeld!
Aired Thursday, 4-29-21
2 PUNDITS! ON PUNDITRY:
RUNWAYS & STAIRWELLS;
& THE CONTROL OF A BLACK MAN’S INDIVIDUAL IDEAS.
I’ve followed you on NextNews for a long time and have my resistance to the Covid 19 scare and more as well as the vaccination projects to gain Mexico- pharmaceutical control over the World population. Thank you for Warning and enlightening me. I’m now 85 years old and retired, so time that is allowed me, are skipping up. My idea is to stay with orthomolecular medicine because it doesn’t violate Natures principles
Do you remember when you were young and there were no pharmaceutical ads on TV. I am going to be 70 this year, God willing and when I was a kid the only time we saw a dr was if we had a problem our mothers couldn’t handle. We all had measles, mumps, German measles and chicken pox and none of us died from them. My mother cooked all our meals, we played in the dirt, swam in the sound and were very healthy. We see how much things have changed. I wish you the best
would bring about
in our culture.”
“But it’s just
of what I have to say
Let me continue.”
~ a forelorn islanded scream,
thought Cast Away,
by Tom Hanks.
But he made his Way,
through wit & grit,
It should be noted:
was composed of
a fun game ball
& Vital fluid.
“But there is more
to the story.”
“Let me go even further…”
Thank you Mr. Harvey.
There’s always More…
I can picture that.
That’s a good eye Paul, there’s always more, than simply the rest of the story. Funneled, into the rest of the story.
The way you are presenting events, malpractice is clear and outstanding as usual.
Thank you, Jon.
These are horrendous situations for American patients.
I am afraid that you are quoting an urban legend according to this source which may itself be fake news – who knows these days – when authoritative people, scientists and governments tell lies all the time:
I try to tell the truth: https://www.theburningplatform.com/author/austrian-peter/
is a sophisticated source of miss-information.
Isn’t it strange how they are so keen to under
estimate the number of deaths attributable to medical
treatment, while at the same time fraudulently
inflating the number of deaths they attribute to
the mythical sars-cov-2 virus.
Actually, a study published by Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, PhD, ‘Death by Medicine’ indicated much worse numbers. Here’s an extract:
‘The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. (By contrast, the number of deaths attributable to heart disease in 2001 was 699,697, while the number of deaths attributable to cancer was 553,251.5).’
You may find this article’s “perspective” interesting.
Recently, Jon wrote about The News & Advertising & their intertwining.
Wow! The Biggest Ads are leavin’.
But TC is more popular than ever.
Perhaps, The Biggie’s sway is flailing.
Maybe Fox News is hedging its bets.
They keep Tucker Carlson so that if the covid
fraud finally collapses, they can claim their part in
From the above URL article:
(A commercial for an oxygen backpack for seniors and the infirm…)
is just thinkin’
Simply put, the quacks are grifters.
TV is propaganda in the USA. “Dramas”. The two most popular are medical and police varieties. Generations of them to obscure the reality that cops and quacks are not your friends.
Good point – police shootings to medical deaths and injuries is like comparing the molehill to mountain of data regards the continuing and escalating medical malfeasance/misfeasance.
Annually, since that report some…
•12,000 due to unnecessary surgery
•7,000 due to medication errors in hospitals
•20,000 due to other errors in hospitals
•80,000 due to nosocomial infections in hospitals
•106,000 due to non-error, negative effects of drugs
“Based on these figures, iatrogenesis may cause as many as 225,000 deaths per year in the United States (excluding recognizable error). An earlier Institute of Medicine report estimated 230,000 to 284,000 iatrogenic deaths annually.”
The Web Archive of the document, her study is behind a paywall…
…but a archived copy exists.
Without digressing from your point. The medical caused deaths of people in the world are a vastly escalating statistic. A true epidemic or monumental proportions. As technology takes over and in-light of the growing hoax of COVID.
Without falling into fallacy, it is quite easy to extrapolate using the mountains and, mountain ranges of data available that medically caused injury resulting in death and also, UAC (Unintended adverse consequences) and through Computerized physician order entry (CPOE), Iatrogenesis, or how about this one a quiet killer with astounding suicides rates – “medical poverty”.
CPOE falls into some nine categories:
(1) more/new work for clinicians
(2) unfavorable workflow issues
(3) never ending system demands
(4) problems related to paper persistence
(5) untoward changes in communication patterns and practices
(6) negative emotions
(7) generation of new kinds of errors
(8) unexpected changes in the power structure
(9) over-dependence on the technology.
CPOE results in death, or making a patient a victim of the medical system and life-long patient. The pain and misery of uncalled for tests and procedures that end up causing continuing and escalating harm. Never so much as in the mental health area of medical system.
This, over-dependence on technology is an escalating issue as algorithms make medical decision for physicians.
An interesting read on this is the article by Robert J. Barnet – Affiliated Scholar, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University on the contribution of Ivan Illich and his work on this matter — a defrocked catholic priest who abandoned and was abandoned by the church when they tried to condemn him for his work after they were being advised by the CIA that Illich was big trouble.
“Ivan Illich and the Nemesis of Medicine”.
One area he wrote, on widely, was medicine and its role in society. The harms and over medicalization of the western world…
The Expropriation Of Health”
The war is over! Nano Tech Bots won.
The stories bubble up from under the rubble.
The vaxed will continue to slough off dander,
moisture etc. For the rest of all their lives. It’s called ‘shedding’. Until we all get it eventually.
The vaxed are now the lepers for ending humanity.
But… But.. really..
Most of those deaths were caused by COVID-19. Check the statistics.
The “news” (or the mainstream media) really is a fake news theater for the people. Its primary purpose is to misinform the public, to spread false information everywhere about every topic that matters by “injecting” specific agendas or policies into people’s minds, because their job is to tell people what to think. The media is a tool to form collective opinions on the public.
Talk about mind control, most people can’t even think about they’re being controlled and manipulated through their trusted “news” networks, because to them it’s ‘stupid’ to question their respected authority figures, even though these authority figures are the ones who don’t want people to have the ability to think for themselves. And as a result, these people who can’t think for themselves are the ones who trust the media, big pharma, etc. more than they trust their own intuition when it comes to making important decisions, like how to heal their bodies, minds or emotions, for example. And if you’re one of those people who trust the mainstream media, don’t get sucked in to their trap and learn to trust your intuition again. They want to make you feel fear on purpose, in order to make you easier for them to control you. That’s basically how they do it. They target your emotions to get your brain into “panic mode” to disrupt your ability to think clearly.
Their message is almost always goes like this;
“Fear this, fear that, do as we say, we protect you, you have to listen to us, we have the solution.”
Again, learn to trust your intuition and think for yourself. Question what you’re told by the authority figures..
Now that the vaccine is being declared “successful” by the powers that be in some circles, I am republishing Jon’s 11-13-20 explanation as to how this is accomplished. In your opinion, choose which number (or numbers) are being used at this time to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes. I choose Number Seven as a primary strategy.
ONE: Rework the definition of a “COVID case.” Presently, the CDC absurdly allows doctors to diagnose a person with COVID who has a cough, or chills and fever, and lives in an area where cases are being claimed. No test necessary.
So change this practice, once the vaccine is approved. Demand testing for a diagnosis. State that cough alone is not enough. Chills and fever must also be present. Require fever to be above 100.
These and other changes would automatically shrink the number of cases. The drop in numbers would be attributed to the vaccine.
This “definitional shrinking” was, in fact, deployed in the 1950s, after the introduction of the polio vaccine.
TWO: Order a change in the way the PCR diagnostic test is done. The practice of amplifying the original test sample from the patient occurs in cycles, or jumps. The greater the number of cycles, the more likely the test will result in a COVID diagnosis. Therefore, order a reduced number of cycles for all testing labs.
Outcome? Fewer COVID diagnoses. Fewer case numbers. “The vaccine is working.”
THREE: Quietly restrict the present hospital practice of arbitrarily writing “COVID” on patient case and death files.
FOUR: Cook up and publish false studies showing more and more people are developing immunity to the virus. Attribute this to the vaccine.
FIVE: Another type of false study—“the transmission of the virus from person to person is slowing, thanks to the vaccine.”
SIX: Pump up the success of issuing Immunity certificates after vaccination. “People are feeling safer now. More businesses are reopening…”
SEVEN: Using the compliant press, simply issue bald declarations that the vaccine is a success.
EIGHT: Hide the many instances of injury and death from the vaccine. When necessary, claim COVID was the cause.
NINE: Warn that the wonderful vaccine-derived immunity is not permanent, and frequent booster shots are necessary.
TEN: Rework the definition of “vaccine-acquired immunity.” Even a very weak antibody response from the shot would qualify as “protective immunity.”
ELEVEN: Huge numbers of people with ordinary flu-like illness, pneumonia, and other traditional lung infections are being called “COVID.” Change this practice. Go back to calling many of these people “flu,” “pneumonia,” etc. COVID case numbers will drop. Claim the drop is the effect of the vaccine.
TWELVE: Presently, millions of so-called COVID cases have “co-morbidities.” These are prior serious health conditions which are, in fact, the true causes of illnesses and death. Of course, this is denied. But after the vaccine is introduced… scale back the practice of counting all these ill and deceased co-morbid patients as “COVID.” Case and death numbers will drop. Claim the vaccine is the reason.
THIRTEEN: After the vaccine is introduced, slow down testing for a brief period. This will automatically reduce the rate of new cases. Attribute the decline to the vaccine.
Thank you for posting this. I agree about Seven, and it’s followed closely by Eight and Nine.
Renaming the disease didn’t start with polio, George Bernard Shaw noticed called smallpox cases something else to claim the vaxx was successful. He said a vaccine was “a peculiarly filthy piece of witchcraft.”
I read once that someone said
“The media doesn’t tell you HOW to think – just what to THINK ABOUT.”
“I read once that someone said…”
That was long ago, when journalists competed for an audience by being most relevant, most truthful, most trustworthy.
Today, journalism is a “social service” delivered by anyone with the “correct credentials” who do not “deviate from The Narrative.” Look at the many, many ex-CIA, ex-Pentagon, ex-Pharmafia, ex-alphabet-soup-agency “commentators” on your TV, and every single one tells you HOW to think, and, more importantly, they tell you WHAT TO THINK ABOUT. Thinking about anything else, is FAKE NEWS and CONSPIRACY and WHITE SUPREMACIST FASCISM.
So, yeah, you “once read”, but now, even reading is seen as divisive and fascist and racist…
I won’t even link to the excrementatious gobbledegook where the Good Professor warns the children about “the rabbit hole” they will encounter is they “browse books”.
Some people can’t get their teeth cleaned without being anaesthetized, thanks to a (possibly well-founded?) fear of dentists.
(How many deaths are caused by dentistry?)
I’ve had general anaesthesia on a handful of occasions, and on one of them, a doctor said to me that “there’s ‘always’ a risk of not coming back” after whatever method they may use.
That was in a teaching hospital, run by a university, where I knew and worked with many staff members, and some of their students, too, so they didn’t pull any punches with me, regarding my chances, or my surgery.
I wasn’t worried (much), but thank God, they did a good job on (and for) me.
Some prestigious medical professionals I’ve known as friends, who had gone against “the norm,” breathed their last in the PACU’s of ‘their own’ hospitals. Statistically, they were just “accidents” of some kind. Sure.
For an added bonus, their surgeries were $ucce$$ful, but…they died…anyway.
Oh, well, NO REFUNDS.
Crawling or running, you still go when ‘your time’ comes, that’s it.
I don’t believe that we need the allopathic people at all…ever!
What we really need is naturopathic education and care from an early age, that teaches us how to look after ourselves according to the functioning of the human body.
This care will not depend upon chemical poisons in the form of medication, but a review of diet, environment, lifestyle and excercise.
The allopaths never advise about causes of illness because they don’t know. All they are searching for is disease, disease and more disease.
Ask a naturopath though and the reasons are explained and corrective action takes place for optimum health.
We do not need allopaths.
Thanks for your astute comment. I’m guessing that allopathic medicine, sponsored by Rockefellers, is the reason kids aren’t required to study anatomy in depth. I’m also guessing that most people don’t know where their pancreas, liver, and gallbladder are. When I was going to a Native American medicine man for health care, I learned a lot about my body, including where these important organs are located. This medicine man was able, for instance, to show me how to move stuck gallstones through my gallbladder, rather than having surgery. He told me that all doctors used to do that, but that few these days even know how to do it.
Everyone in my family and our pets as well have been maimed or killed or both by conventional medicine.
Good safe healing medicine is available – herbal tinctures, homeopathic remedies, honey dressings, botanic salves, vitamins and minerals and more – but none of these will ever be recommended by a conventional US doctor. Why? Because they are not trained on them except in other countries like Germany. Why? Because, as the saying goes, there’s no money in healthy people.
I’ve found that authentic holistic treatment is nearly impossible to come by; it’s usually conventional treatment with a sprinkling of supposedly healthy concoctions thrown in so as not to blow the cover.
A good idea (usually) is to get a diagnosis from your doctor, then read up on treatments both conventional and DIY. Educate yourself with books and by asking questions and yes the internet. It takes time.
But there is more good medicine growing in your own back yard – so long as you don’t use pesticides or herbicides – than at any conventional pharmacy in the land. Good books on plant identification are inexpensive and readily available.
Start by reading Stephen Harrod Buhner’s chapter on the healing uses of honey in his excellent book, Herbal Antibiotics. He’s also written Herbal Antivirals. For an understanding of authentic homeopathic remedies get veterinarian Don Hamilton’s Small Doses for Small Animals. More good books are out there.
Purchase and keep these books for reference. won’t be sorry.
Another vital book is Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? by pharmacist Armon B. Neel, Jr. It’s not about natural medicine but the subtitle says it all: How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs.
Finally, for safety, do not use herbal medications if you are taking any conventional medicine. Choose one or the other.