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Our Fundamental Right to Health Freedom

Thursday, February 1st 2024 10:00am 1 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

The Importance of Health Freedom in Personal Liberty

Health freedom stands as a crucial, yet increasingly endangered, element of individual liberty. The power to make educated choices about one’s own health, including the selection between alternative and mainstream medical options, is a fundamental human privilege. Nonetheless, this basic right is being undermined by overbearing regulations, profit-centric healthcare systems, and an overreach of medical authority.

The Growing Influence of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical sector has gained an outsized role in shaping health policies and practices, amidst rising conflicts of interest. This alliance between the industry and governmental regulatory bodies disproportionately dictates the approved treatments, drugs, and endorsed health claims. Critics from the natural health community describe this as a covert medical dictatorship that prioritizes economic gains over public well-being.

Protecting Civil Liberties in Health Choices

The idea that individuals should face legal repercussions for self-managing their health or advocating natural remedies is contrary to the principles of a free society. Governmental restrictions on natural substances like herbs and micronutrients, or censorship regarding the benefits of certain foods and lifestyle changes, are infringements on basic civil rights. Yet, powerful groups have effectively spread misleading information, influencing policymakers to restrict options and free speech in the realm of non-pharmaceutical health solutions.

Advocating for an Open Health Marketplace

There is a pressing need for a marketplace that openly embraces various health ideas and treatments. While ensuring safety standards for all health products is justifiable, the outright elimination of traditional remedies and nutrients due to conflicting interests is a direct threat to health freedom. People should advocate for legislation that enhances their healthcare independence, offering them more choices, affordability, and access to holistic medicine practices. Keeping a diverse range of treatment methods, healthcare providers, and healing philosophies is vital for personalized patient care.

Upholding the Right to Health Self-Governance

Preserving the right to physical self-determination is imperative in safeguarding health freedom. People’s wellness hinges on their ability to access a variety of health options and maintain autonomy in managing their health. This extends to gathering information from a wide array of sources to make informed decisions. An environment that fosters free discussion and extensive access is crucial in supporting the interests of every proactive citizen and patient.

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