Pills are the Killer

Various pills

Various pills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We are being over-drugged! Why 

In many cases sons and daughters have thought they lost their mother or father to dementia. Instead they were being over medicated.

Over and over the elderly are on very strong antipsychotic drugs. In many cases this only makes the patient worse.

Nursing homes and hospitals want their elderly patients drugged until they are lethargic and easy to handle. Anti psychotic drugs are given to prevent the agitation, combative behavior and out bursts of dementia patients.

Sales of antipsychotic drugs have soared with up to 14 billion dollars a year. Many of these drugs carry a warning label of an increased risk of death. Still the doctors keep prescribing these very dangerous medications.

As Dr. Gary S. Moak, president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry has said “Our health care system isn’t set up to address the mental, emotional and behavioral problems of the elderly”.

It’s not just the elderly that’s being over-drugged. Younger people are taking an average of 5 pills a day. I have several friends that take a pill to wake up, a pain pill, a water pill, a blood pressure pill, 2 pills for depression/anxiety (one to help the other), and a pill to sleep at night.

You can imagine they stumble through life. They truly believe their life is enhanced with all this medication. I bet they could get rid of at least half these pills with the right diet, exercise and attitude.

We have become a drugged nation. The slightest little pain and we run to the medicine cabinet.

Have you seen the commercials on TV for all the drugs. There are drugs for your stomach, allergies, acid reflux or depression. They list all the benefits, but then warn you that you could get sick, vomit, diarrhea, have headaches and even death. Really? That last warning would be enough to scare me.

I don’t take drugs and my mother at 92 did not take but a couple of pills each day until she went into the hospital where they gave her a cocktail made up of Depakote, Namenda, Lorazepam, Haldol, and  Trazadone. Her little body couldn’t take this poison and she went into a semi-vegetative state. When I spoke to the doctor about  “the cocktail”, his response was “well everyone aged 80 and above take at least 12 drugs a day”. And we trust these guys with our lives.

It has reached a point where doctors don’t know what else to do but prescribe medication.

For your own health and safety, be aware of the drugs you are taking and why. And could there be a more natural alternative.

To be continued…………………………………………………Selah, Elaine




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What Is Passive Euthanasia?



anatomy-71732_640It wasn’t that my mother died, everyone who lives on this planet dies. It was the way she died.


A simple procedure to adjust her medication and a hospital stay of two days turned into a night-mare of more than 2 weeks with my mother being over medicated and then starved and dehydrated until she died.

It’s called “Passive Euthanasia“. Withholding necessary means to stay alive like food and water and allowing the person to pass away right before their eyes and it’s being done all the time with our elderly.

It’s not the death itself that is so bad but the procedure of starving and dehydrating. A tray of food and liquid (water or other beverage) is placed in front of the elderly patient. If they can sit up and eat the food and drink the water well all fine and good but if not, it’s their choice and the medical professionals shrug their shoulder and exclaim “Oh well, they must want to die”.

What’s not revealed is the agonizing road to death; the dehydration and starvation. They (the medical professionals) will tell you it’s a peaceful, painless death. Really? My response is “then you try it. You go without food and water for a couple of days and tell me how peaceful you feel.”

In the new “Obama Care Law” there are those that claim there are “death panels“. I’ve got news for you, those “death panels” are already here and have been for some time.

About 40 years  ago or more the medical profession began to change. Doctors began to take it upon themselves to determine who lives and who dies especially among the elderly. If an elderly patient is alone and on Medicaid …….watch out, they don’t have long for this world.

Even though my mother had me and was not alone, the attitude of the nursing home and hospital changed when they discovered I did not have Medical Power of Attorney or Power of Guardianship over my mother. They knew they had power to do whatever they wanted and I was helpless.

Why would they do this to our elderly or to anyone for that matter you might ask? For several reasons. The first being money (oh hurry up and die so we can harvest your organs). Follow the money, it usually takes you to a place that answers your questions. The second would be to cover up a mistake, like in my mothers case. This happens often because of the doctor’s insurance being so high and even though mistakes are made, its human nature, the doctor cannot afford to admit to one. And the third reason is to satisfy an egomaniacal doctor who enjoys having the power of life and death.

My mother is in a better place but I’m still here and I am reminded of the memory of her horrific last days in a hospital surrounded by cold calculating people. Beware that this does not happen to one of your loved ones or even to you.

To be continued……………………….

Selah, Elaine












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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Harvesting Organs

Human Cloning


Human Cloning

Organs are being harvested in Belgium. Hearts, kidneys, lungs, livers, all harvested from euthanasia patients. This is scary stuff folks. What is stopping those in the medical profession who are unscrupulous from convincing the elderly and disabled to donate their organs and then suggest they sign off on euthanasia, after all they are a burden to society and their families. Are their lives  worth living?

Recently I read the book “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. One of the most haunting stories I have read. The story takes place in a boarding school in the English countryside. The children that go to this school are told how special they are. As the story progresses it is revealed that these children are clones and their sole purpose in life is to donate their organs. Their life is very short-lived as they reach their third or fourth donation they die which is usually around age 30. This book is a must read.

In an interview, Mr. Ishiguro said that his intent with the story was not about cloning but about life and how little time we have on this planet. I read more into the book than this. For me it was a brilliant way to let people know the horrors of going down the road to human cloning and how repellent it actually is.

Like harvesting organs from euthanasia patients, think how enticing it would be for greedy men to want to have human cloning for transplantation Think of the money to be made. It would be difficult for those in the medical profession to consider turning such a proposal down.

I hope we never get to a point of human cloning although there are many on the hush, hush that swear that this feat has already been accomplished.

What say you on the subject of harvesting or human cloning? Below is a clip from the movie “Never Let Me Go”. If nothing else it will definitely make you think for a long time to come

Selah, Elaine Marlowe Mitchell




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Stephen Hawkins Joins The Pro-Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide Crowd

Sometime ago I wrote an article for this blog about the quality of life . See article called “Live and Let Die”.

English: The Kaschenists' poster.

English: The Kaschenists’ poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the article I featured Aruna Shanbaug, a lady in India who was brutally attacked and raped almost 40 years ago leaving her in a semi vegetative state. Eventually a group of people in India decided that Aruna did not have a good quality of life and she should be euthanized. I am sure they felt they were doing the most humane thing but they were judging her on what they thought a good life was.. Fortunately the high courts of India turned down their requests and she is still alive today.

I cited the fact that if Aruna didn’t have a good quality life then neither did Stephen Hawkins, the brilliant scientist who is confined to a wheel chair, has to be hand fed and cannot speak without the help of a computerized machine.

Recently Stephen Hawkins has sided with the pro-euthanasia crowd. He has been recruited as a celebrity to aid in the legalization of euthanasia or assisted suicide. After all he is a genius and what he says must be right

.“I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their lives and those who help them should be free from prosecution.  But there must be safeguards that the person concerned genuinely wants to end their life and they are not being pressurized into it or have it done without their knowledge or consent, as would have been the case with me.”

Of all people Mr. Hawkins should look at the possible consequences of making suicide a part of the norm in our culture. Eventually doctors could take it upon themselves to assist in involuntary suicides or euthanasia which is already happening in places such as the Netherlands.

A doctor could easily decide which people they consider not having a good quality life or perhaps the elderly would be a target. After all they are no longer producing and should move over for their younger counter parts.

As with the case with Aruna Shanbaug, it was a matter of relying on the court system in India to make the decision whether she is having a good quality life. If they had decided she should be euthanized than watch out Mr. Hawkins , you could be next.

Selah, Elaine Marlowe Mitchell






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