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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Imagine, if you will, a world where gerontological hospital wards lie half-empty. Where our seniors are not enfeebled and in the care of nursing homes, but living active lives along with us. Where health and longevity are the natural fruits of aging.<br><br>
Sounds like a pleasant dream? It's the nascent promise of the anti-aging movement. But it's also the worst nightmare of a pharmaceutical industry bent on easing us into senility and premature death with a plethora of profitably-expensive medications.<br><br>
There is battle on for your right to a long, vital and healthy life. The war is raging from highbrow and lowbrow. From the somber pages of medical journals to the sound-bite seconds of mass media. Billions of dollars of pharmaceutical spend are at stake, along with the future of medicine itself.....</td>
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FULL ARTICLE:<br><a href="http://MyLongLife.com/articles/Big-Pharma-Nightmare.htm" target="_blank">http://MyLongLife.com/articles/Big-Pharma-Nightmare.htm</a>
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">But it's also the worst nightmare of a pharmaceutical industry bent on easing us into senility and premature death with a plethora of profitably-expensive medications</td>
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Because they can sell so many meds to dead people, right?<br><br>
More people are living longer now that ever before in human history, how are these people now experiencing "premature death"? In the past, 50 was a nice old age. Now That's premature!<br><br>
Seems to me that heart medications are keeping people alive who would have DIED from their condition or attack. How is that not "anti-aging"? I mean, those people would be dead from those conditions that often develop as we age, and yet they are Living.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
In decades past, people didn't live long enough to develop some of those conditions. If they did, they died in the early onset. So how is treating said conditions not "anti-aging"?
 

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Thats right Meiri, improving our understanding of health <i><b>is</b></i> extending<br>
life expectancy. So why have the pharmacutical industry got such<br>
a problem with Anti-aging medicine? They harp on about efficacy<br>
over the use of HGH and flat out deny that Anti-aging medicine<br>
could increase life expectancy, along with accusations of quakery etc.<br><br>
So, whats all the fuss about?<br><br>
The short answer to that is profits, drug companies make huge<br>
profits from selling petrochemically derived drugs to a sick and<br>
infirmed society. The current mainstream health system stands<br>
to gain from failing to really resolve medical problems, while the<br>
Anti-Aging approach will only prosper by ensuring their patient's<br>
good health. Profits made from more sickness versus profits from<br>
wellness.<br><br>
That's why the constant smear job on Anti-aging medicine, anti-<br>
aging medicine gains from seeing improvements in health, whereas<br>
our current alopathic aproach has become a buisiness trying to<br>
pass itself off as health service.<br><br>
And as the article points out, mainstream health journalists have<br>
their own personal piece of the pie to defend, so don't expect to<br>
hear any truthful reporting of health issues from these crooked<br>
pharmaceutical buisiness men either.<br><br>
Listen to some of the audio's on <a href="http://mylonglife.com" target="_blank">http://mylonglife.com</a> for more on<br>
this, like this shocking audio interview about breast implants:<br><a href="http://mylonglife.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=55" target="_blank">http://mylonglife.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=55</a>
 

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No thanks on the sales pitch. And I'm already not a proponent of implants, since we women are beautiful no matter what the shape of our skin, or babyfeeders.<br><br>
Where are the peer-reviewed studies? When it's supported by the scientific method, rather than anecdotes, I'll take it seriously.
 
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