Last year, many American cancer patients found they were required to pay $1500 a month or more out-of-pocket to purchase the drugs they needed to continue to live. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), most patients did have insurance, and the out-of-pocket cost was what was left after insurance had paid part of the costs. Annual costs for some oncology drugs tops $100,000. The ability to pay for these life-saving drugs is far outside the normal American’s financial capability.
There are millions of things wrong with this picture, but for now, let’s focus on why the drugs are this outrageously expensive. It’s well understood that many use biotechnology, which usually means a very costly manufacturing process, and often special transportation and storage services. Then, of course, manufacturers have overhead: people, offices, labs, materials, et cetera.
But let’s not pretend there aren’t billions of dollars in this for the pharma industry. The cancer epidemic has been lucrative. So much so that according to OpenSecrets.org, Big Pharma’s lobbyists spent $18,530,000 to influence Congress last year — in addition to campaign contributions to all Republican and Democratic candidates, so they’re set to influence the votes of whoever wins the seat. We should also consider the business of creating and selling drugs to manage the myriad of negative side effects of these cancer drugs — often sold by the same companies.
The profitability of the pharmaceutical industry is more than enough reason for some to discount or even suppress inexpensive, natural remedies. The fact that manufacturers freely use unethical lobbyist influence, organize and run Political Action Committees (PACs), and use other methods to gain unethical influence of Congress does nothing to diminish this perception.
Whatever the reasoning may be for not dispensing this information to the public, it is important people have access to it. So I want to share this natural remedy for cancer that many people have used with success.
Just mix this every morning and drink it:
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1 tablespoon of unsulphured blackstrap molasses
1 cup of water
(Some people opt to heat the ingredients when they mix them)
By the way – unsulphured blackstrap molasses is very good it is for you! New post to follow soon on that topic.
Besides the effectiveness many cancer patients claim it has, an important factor to consider is that the cost of this remedy will not break the bank. Purchasing one box of baking soda cost and one bottle of unsulphured blackstrap molasses will cost about $7, and is enough for over 100 doses.