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Reforming Nocebo

Hilary Butler - Thursday, July 18, 2013

Part One: Words from Memory Lane.  

Part Two: Who controls the rhetoric? 

Part Three: The name of the game. 

Part Four: The get out of jail card. 

Part Five: Blaming Muggins.

And here is where the Ministry of Medical Truth's reformulating the meaning of the world nocebo, is the new scientific paradigm.  Their aim is to rescue an industry annually teetering on the edge of the next scandal.

On the one hand, they need definable effects, and credible proof which is difficult, because as Manfred Schedlowski says, "… we know the nocebo effect can be really really large… this hinders development of new drugs.” And “the nocebo effect may also have a really worrisome effect on vaccine use". Oh yes, you can create fear, to make people use vaccines, but when parents say that vaccines cause reactions, you can’t study that, because It's all "nocebo" caused by parents reading the facts from the vaccine datasheets.  And as Dr Bernadine Healy stated:  

“Healy said: "There is a completely expressed concern that they don't want to pursue a hypothesis because that hypothesis could be damaging to the public health community at large by scaring people. "First of all," Healy said, "I think the public's smarter than that. The public values vaccines. But more importantly, I don't think you should ever turn your back on any scientific hypothesis because you're afraid of what it might show."

Yet that’s exactly what they have done. The medical system has turned their backs on FACTS  because they are afraid of the truth that those facts might confirm that it's not nocebo at all, but that being biologicals, meaning that they do affect the biology of the person, vaccines do indeed have the potential to wreck lives.  THEREFORE they invoke the placatory placebo principles and make sure that all research only asks questions and uses methods designed to dismiss what parents see, return to business as normal, and not to get to the bottom of any of the issues.

 "Worried Sick"  tells us that nocebo increases the “incidence of asthma and allergies… we know an allergic reaction can be conditioned.”

I couldn’t help laughing at the last quote, because for a very long time, I have believed that vaccines in babies result in a fundamental changing of the immune system, resulting, amongst other things, in an increase in allergy and asthma:

1. Vaccines and neonatal immune development   23-May-2011

2. How a baby fights infection and develops the immune system  24-May-2011

3. Can vaccines become cranial and immunological cluster bombs?   25-May-2011

Please note in the three blogs above, that EVERYTHING I say comes from medical articles for which links are provided.  Ask yourself this.  Did all the immunologists who wrote the things I discussed suffer from a nocebo delusion that what they saw was real?   Yes, an allergic reaction can be conditioned: … by deviant immune responses to allergens and vaccines, but that isn’t what this article is meaning. It's all in your imaginations, mammas!!!

And here’s the interesting thing. Just about every second child you meet these days, appears to have some dairy sensitivity or a gluten intolerance – the list is legion.

The article infers that these allergies and asthma are a new form of nocebo, and that, the children are the victims of a psychologically deranged parental child abuse.

Why parents would want to make their lives into that sort of hell beats me, but it seems that this is where the medical profession is heading with this argument. Everything will soon be your fault!

I wonder what would happen in the unfortunate scenario that I landed up in hospital from a car crash?  Here's the imaginary discussion:

Dr: "I see your medic alert says you're allergic to all antibiotics. Can you describe the symptoms please?"

Me: Well, my neck and face swell up like a balloon, and I start choking and can't breathe. And usually don't remember much after that."

Dr: "Well, never mind. We know that's all caused by nocebo effects, and was all in your mind. That won't happen again now that you know your hypochondria caused it, so we'll just go ahead and use what we like...."

You know why that wouldn't happen. Because the medical system would be sued to Mars and back again.

Don't you think it's bizarre, that you can legitimately be allergic to drugs, anaesthetics and a whole raft of things, but suddenly they are framing allergies and asthma as being a psychosocially induced disease?

And you can see WHY this shift in language...., because the sheer numbers of drugs and vaccine reactions being brought up by parents and people to their doctors is staggering. Reactions of any sort financially threaten an industry which wants to look benevolent and convince us all that they are not capable of doing any harm at all.

THEREFORE the focus must come away from drugs and onto people….. No doubt, the end aim of that, will be the new vaccine, Pluracydafex which will abolish patient nocebo forever!!! (see Pages 82, 118, 132-133, and 147 in our 2008 book, "From One Prick to Another". PDF can be got here.)

They want to research nocebo to nail the issues down and come up with their version of scientific data....., but they have a huge problem. Paul Enck a psychologist at the University of Tubingen Germany, puts it in a nutshell when he says that "he can’t study nocebo ‘ “..unless I tell the subjects that I’m deceiving them” a requirement that obviously defeats the purpose of the deception."

But wait. They have come up with a nifty solution……

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Just Trust Us....

Hilary Butler - Thursday, July 18, 2013

Part One: Words from Memory Lane.  

Part Two: Who controls the rhetoric? 

Part Three: The name of the game. 

Part Four: The get out of jail card. 

Part Five: Blaming Muggins.

Part Six: Reforming Nocebo.

The solution for the medical system? It’s pretty simple really. If you aren't allowed to "deceive" people, to research what happens when they are deceived, only one possible action remains.  Only ever tell patients the GOOD THINGS a drug or vaccine can do. Say, "Just trust us.  WE know what we are doing...."

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Blaming Muggins

Hilary Butler - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Part One: Words from Memory Lane.  

Part Two: Who controls the rhetoric? 

Part Three: The name of the game. 

Part Four: The get out of jail card. 

As I look at young mothers today, I see a generation who, like never before, have been so saturated with medical nocebo in school, ....  that fear and stress is often etched on their faces at the mention of the word “doctor”. They have been artfully brainwashed. You just have to read some of the things they say on facebook and twitter to realise that when it comes to fact, if you look in the right ear, you might see out the left. They are so frightened, that as this video so clearly shows, that FEAR switches off their critical faculties, and the word “expert” holds them in a blinded thrall.  Continue Reading


The Get-out-of-jail card

Hilary Butler - Sunday, July 14, 2013

Part One: Words from Memory Lane.  

Part Two: Who controls the rhetoric? 

Part Three: The name of the game. 

When it comes to this article "Worried Sick", here’s the amazing thing.  “Nocebo” is treated as if it’s some white rabbit, just pulled out of the magician’s hat in the last five years. They say, “We’re in such a primitive state of understanding this phenomenon, particularly in a clinically oriented way, that we just need to do more research.

This statement is a load of rubbish.  Continue Reading


The name of the game.

Hilary Butler - Sunday, July 14, 2013

Part One: Words from Memory Lane. 

Part Two: Who controls the rhetoric?
 

The Scientist’s article “Worried Sick” confirms that nocebo and placebo are a primary drivers in medical practice, by their statement: “In places like primary care, people are swimming in placebo and nocebo effects.”

Placebo is defined as: “a usually pharmacologically inert preparation prescribed more for the mental relief of the patient than for its actual effect on a disorder”

A placebo could also be defined as “There there Dearie, you’ll be fine. This is simple to fix….” Continue Reading


The Bell tolls but who is listening?

Hilary Butler - Monday, July 01, 2013

The news that CSL refuses to take responsibility for flu vaccines which cause seizures in Saba Button, an Australian child, should toll the bell and wake a few people up.  Look at CSL's reasoning:

“In a defence filed in court last week, CSL lawyer Belinda Thompson claimed Saba had two other shots, Neisvac and Priorix, on the same day and alleged they may have caused febrile convulsions and fever.

Ms Thompson said CSL was not required to do pre-marketing clinical studies for seasonal flu vaccines. She said her client was not told of at least 90 other children presented to Princess Margaret Hospital with adverse reactions - 19 of which involved seizures or convulsions - after receiving Fluvax between March 18 and April 15.”


HERE we have exactly the problem which has been pointed out ad nauseum before…. When three different vaccines are given together, how do you sort out what did what? Is anyone really surprised that CSL is screaming “This other company’s vaccine, or that other company’s vaccine could have done it. It’s their fault, not ours!” Pass the buckoh!!!  Continue Reading


Flu vaccine causes the flu.

Hilary Butler - Tuesday, June 25, 2013


But not the "actual flu" mind you. The one that everyone thinks is the flu when it's not the flu. Now, let's be precise. The Herald yesterday had this bizarre piece  (pdf) which treads new ground.

For once, we are told a bit of truth. Very selective truth. Continue Reading


Pied Pipers and duped lemmings.

Hilary Butler - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

There are days when you wonder where supposed experts leave their brains. Worse, you wonder about the people who follow like lemmings. Dr Arthur Caplan has scored another hit in the brainless bullseye for his recent medieval thinking blog. I will intersperse comments amongst his mental witterings:

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How to get sick. Have the flu vaccine.

Hilary Butler - Monday, May 27, 2013

It would seem that tentative toes have entered medical debate over flu vaccines. Ever so tentative.  Almost apologetic actually, which is bizarre, if you look closely at 60 years of very clear medical evidence that the flu vaccine has always performed exceptionally poorly.  But there is another issue here, and it's the "myth" which the medical profession tries to dispel - which everyone knows, which is, "Get the flu vaccine and get sick.

That comment is like a stuck record, which comes out of the lips of so many people. Yet, the doctor always says, "Oh, it's coincidental!" and never bothers to do a throat swab to back that presumption up with fact. Continue Reading


Are non vaccinators the "new Jews"?

Hilary Butler - Friday, May 17, 2013

The year 1997 in Australia is etched in my mind, because 17 years ago, the then Minister of Health, Dr Michael Wooldridge, started a fraudulent media campaign stating that Australia's childhood vaccination rates were 53%.  This figure was not only splattered over the Australian Media... it made it into the New Zealand Herald. It didn't matter to him, or the media, that the data he provided was a total lie.  It never occurred to him that he'd even got any facts wrong, like men becoming sterile after MEASLES..... The medical profession knew his vaccination rate data was lies, and stayed silent, sitting back poker-faced with folded arms, quietly cheering him on in one of the most blatant, criminally erroneous publicity campaigns that had ever taken place.   Until now.... Continue Reading