Saturday, February 28, 2015

A lawmaker who believes saltwater and baking soda can cure cancer

By Abby Ohlheiser February 26 Comments 9

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said recently that she will propose a "Right to Try" bill in her state. But it's not the bill itself that gained national attention. Instead, it was Fiore's statement that she believes cancer is "a fungus" that can be cured by "flushing, let’s say, saltwater, sodium carbonate" through the body……"If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we're flushing with, say, salt water, sodium carbonate, through that line and flushing out the fungus," she said. "These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective."….. Advocates usually note that the bills can help people access promising new drugs before the FDA's approval process is complete. Although the FDA does have a process to grant “compassionate use” exemptions to allow patients to gain access to those promising treatments, "Right to Try" supporters believe the process -- along with the FDA's drug approval timeline -- is too bureaucratic…….. If her bill passes, Fiore argues, alternative treatments could instead happen in Nevada. "Why not make it the medical capital of the world, too?" she said…..To Read More….

My Take – The problem with this account is its layered in such a way that fails to deal with the primary issue – Your right to decide what medical treatments you should receive.  It’s clear this woman’s character is questionable. It’s clear her grasp of chemistry is miniscule.  Its clear her solution for curing cancer is right out of the Land of Ole Doc Oz based on a foundational concept that we need to become purified - which is right out of the green religious “blood and soil” concept of Nazi Germany.  It’s clear she and her cohorts are promoters of the idea it’s modern life that’s causing cancer.  It’s clear she and all those who support such stuff fail to note that back when everyone was “pure” from modern chemistry and industrialization most people didn’t live long enough to contract cancer.  Apparently chemical “purity” is deadly.  

The issue that really needs to be addressed is lost in the side bars, and that is whether or not a terminally ill patient can determine what treatments they receive even if those treatments aren’t approved or have ever been tested.  Even if the promoters of that concept have questionable character or knowledge.  That’s the issue…get past all the other stuff.    

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