Where does your salt come from? Darryl Bosshardt with RealSalt.com CHPodcast Ep. 20

Darryl Bosshardt from Redmond, Inc.  joins us  to talk about his company’s line of Real Salt products and how they run their business in order to make a positive impact on the lives of their employees, customers and the communities they live and work in.

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Real Salt is mined from an anceint sea bed in Redmond Utah, it contains 60 trace minerals and is free from manmade pollution.

Darryl explains the history of salt, why it’s vital for human health, how Real Salt is different from modern sea salts and why indivudals, whether they are on a vegetarian, vegan, paleo, keto or carnivore diet, can benefit from using high quailty anceint sea salt.

https://realsalt.com

You can learm more about Real Salt comes from here:

https://realsalt.com/mine/

We also discuss the philosophy and principles of Redmond, Inc. and what they mean when they say they are commited  to “Empowering the Human Experience” for their employees, customers and community.

Redmond Inc: Elevating the Human Experience

Correction: Lead is the 24th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.

I use Kratom to help me improve my health and wellbeing. The only brand I trust is Urban Ice Organics Kratom. You can find it here: https://naturalorganix.com

Enter Promo Code: ChronicallyHuman20 at checkout to get 20% off your next order.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoyed our conversation as much as I did.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Health Freedom with Dr. Marilyn Singelton CHPodcast Ep. 19

Dr. Marilyn Singleton President of The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons join us to discuss why the current healthcare system is not functioning for either patients or doctors and the practical alternatives that can help lower costs and repair the doctor patient relationship.

You can watch our conversation here.

https://youtu.be/GryK8AAY5Vw

I exercise my Health Freedom by using Kratom to improve my health and well-being. The only brand I trust is Urban Ice Organics that can be found here:

https://naturalorganix.com 

I brew tea with Red Vein Kratom Powder to help manage my chronic pain. You can use Promo Code: ChronicallyHuman20 to get 20% off your next order.

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The current healthcare system is a mess because of the interference of government into the voluntary transactions between healthcare providers and individuals seeking to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons has been fighting for medial freedom since 1943. Its motto is “All for the patient”.

https://aapsonline.org

You can find Dr. Singleton’s articles on Medical Freedom at http://www.theconservativepundit.net/meet-the-pundits/dr-marilyn-m-singleton-md-jd/ 

Many doctors and almost all patients are extremely unhappy with the current medical system. We talk about the practical solutions patients can take to help lower their healthcare costs while still pursing their best option for improving their health and well-being.

Unfortunately, the solutions being pushed by those who benefit from the government’s intervention into the healthcare industry (Which include the corporate media who receive Drug Company Advertising dollars, The Massive Drug Companies, The Insurance Companies and Large Hospital Groups, and Massive Government Bureaucracies -like HHS, Medicare, FDA, CDC and the DEA) will only cause more of the problems that they are supposed to fix.

The Direct Care Model of Medicine is one great example. Learn more here:

http://www.theconservativepundit.net/2018/06/create-your-own-healthcare-system/ 

Learn more about how the government has caused the massive increase in costs which have benefited Large Politically Connected Corporations and Government Bureaucracies and how Doctors and Patients are paying the price.

https://mises.org/wire/how-government-ruined-us-healthcare-—-and-what-can-be-done

Dr. Singleton breaks down why Medicare for all is a terrible idea and why when people talk about Universal Healthcare – what they are really talking about is rationing healthcare for all.

http://www.theconservativepundit.net/2019/02/jumping-into-medicare-for-all-with-eyes-wide-shut/

The current regulatory environment coupled with the mounting power of insurance companies and Medicare are destroying the doctor patient relationship, forcing many doctors to retire and creating a more expensive and less effective healthcare system for all.

If you want to find out more about Medical Freedom check out my conversations with

Dr. Mary Ruwart:

https://youtu.be/5r4l_ByqIRw

Dr. Leah Houston:

https://youtu.be/Rz6O7IXQ7FE

Dr. Thomas Kline:

https://youtu.be/k9Ql05_9FwY

Pharmacist Steve:

https://youtu.be/cdm1PmrcQbo

And Dave Herman with the American Kratom Association:

The Chronically Human Podcast Dave Herman with The American Kratom Association

You own yourself. Individuals who are sick don’t lose their inherent rights. And neither do the individuals who have dedicated their lives to helping other humans suffer less.

Medical Freedom is something we should all be concerned about. In this country chronic disease is on the rise and so is the price of healthcare. Why is that happening and what can be done to stop these trends, because in the end our lives depend on it.

 To support the podcast please like, share and comment.

Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

 

Chronic Pain and the Opioid Crisis with Pharmacist Steve Ep. 18

Steve Ariens, AKA Pharmacist Steve, joins us on the 18th episode of The Chronically Human Podcast, to discuss how the overdose crisis is affecting those with chronic pain.

Please visit Steve’s awesome website full of motivation and education for those who suffer from chronic pain and have been negatively affected by the Opioid Crisis

http://www.pharmaciststeve.com

We discuss how the current War on Docotrs and pain patients hasn’t reduced the number of overdose deaths, how people in chronic pain are being treated like criminals and how the War on Drugs has nearly destroyed the Doctor patient relationship.

During our discussion we also tackled the myths, exaggerations and outright lies of the recent 60 minutes story about the origins of the Opioid crisis and the solutions being pushed by their expert they had on.

We also talk about how the term “Opioid misuse disorder” is now being used by those pushing the anti-Opioid campaign. This term is extremely problematic and can negatively affect those who they label with the diagnosis. One of the main problems with that label is that there are no objective lag test for it, it has an extremely vague definition and it can effectively describe everyone who has ever used pain pills for over a week.

Another problem with the 60 minute story was the assertion by their expert that opioids are only good for end of life treatment or for 2-3 days after surgery and that there’s no evidence they are effective for long term therapy.

The FDA doesn’t require any drug to show effectiveness for over 90 days including anti-depressants and that there are huge issues with Opioid studies because those given the placebos drop out early and it’s considered unethical to basically torture people in pain on a long term basis.

If he wants evidence all he has to do is ask the 20 million people in chronic pain who’ve been on long term pain medicine if it helps or not. That’s enough evidence for me.

My take is who appointed the so-called expert quoted in the 60 minutes piece, Dr. A.K., the authority on how much pain I or anyone else should experience? This so-called expert is a psychiatrist who didn’t disclose during the 60 minutes piece that he is part of the Univesity who charges money to state governments to implement Prescription Drug Monitoring programs. They presented him as an expert on pain meds when in reality he isn’t.

This highlights many of the topics we discussed which centers around the problem with having the government involved with our healthcare choices. The larger the role of government is in healthcare the more people like Dr. A.K. will use the force of government to enrich themselves at the expense of others

Pharmacist Steve and I discuss the financial aspect of the crisis and while all these billions are being spent to fight the Opioid crisis, prescriptions for opioids are at a 15 year low and Opioid overdoses (mostly due to illegal fentanyl) are at a 15 year high.

We also discuss the wider war on drugs and why the Iron Law of Prohibtion and the government’s own regulations are behind what the media and those in power blame on drugs, drug users, people in pain and doctors.

The current Opioid crisis is in reality an overdose crisis within the addiction community. Only 4 out of 1000 can become addicted to opioids. Why punished 98.5% of the population for something they can never develop?

Follow him on Social Media:

Twitter: @Pharmacissteve

And

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/pharmaciststeve

Timeline coming soon as well as YouTube Link.

Thanks for Listening.

Why the New Green Deal Won’t Work – Dr. William Anderson CHP ep. #17

Dr. William Anderson is our guest today. He is a professor of economics at Frostburg State University, Senior Fellow at The Mises Institute and he’s been studying and writing about Austrian Economics since 1981.

You can listen to our conversation here:

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We discuss his latest article “AOC’s Green New Deal the Great Leap Forward”. He explains why centrally planned economies never have worked in the past and why they still won’t work today.

https://mises.org/wire/aoc-and-green-great-leap-forward

Dr. Anderson explains how The New Green Deal is based upon the same ideology of The Great Leap Forward in China, The Five Year Economic Plans of the Soviet Union, and the U.S. Invasion of Iraq in 2003. All of these are based upon the idea of collectivism, in which individuals whether in the U.S. or other countries, have no inherent natural rights. 

The Green New Deal is unworkable due to the reality of human nature and the material world we live in and could only be implemented by force. Those advocating for it leave out how it will be paid for, how the private property seized will be distributed and what will happen to those who disagree with their all encompassing plans.

Dr. Anderson equates the insanely ambitious plan of The Green New Deal to transform the entire U.S. economy to what occurred when Communist Chinese Government implemented the Great Leap Forward from 1958 -1962. This plan forced upon the Chinese people resulted in an estimated 45 million dead, mainly through starvation. The Green New Deal shares the same collectivist principles which The Great Leap Forward was based upon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Leap_Forward

We also discuss The Soviet Unions attempt to centrally plan their entire economy for what was at the time noble goals.  The people running Gosplan (The Soviet Union’s Economic Central Planning Committee) were extremely bright and well educated people who knew that the Soviet system couldn’t work. They continued to support a system that they knew was corrupt and unworkable because they received better accomodations, a car, better food and more relative freedom than the masses, which the system was supposed be helping. We discuss how those who support the current establishment are also rewarded and those pushing The New Green Deal will be as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosplan

We dive into the specific economic reasons for why a centrally planned socialist or communist economy can’t work and that ultimately they must be implemented and kept running by force. 

Dr. Anderson also discusses some key economic ideas which the New Green Dealers leave out.

Opportunity Costs

https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Cost 

Scarcity

https://mises.org/library/we-do-not-live-post-scarcity-world 

https://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Scarcity 

Those who are selling The New Green Deal say that they’ll raise taxes and have the Federal Reserve pay for it. Here is the Austrian Economist perspective on what will happen if that plan is implemented.

https://mises.org/wire/mmt-even-more-dubious-aocs-green-new-deal 

The ideas that The Green New Deal are based upon have been implemented in the past with disastrous results. In the 20th century its estimated that collectivist governments killed 100 million of their own citizens.

History of Death By Government

https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE1.HTM 
There are two ways in which a society can be based upon; Individualism or Collectivism. To learn more about the fundamental differences between these two principales read Ayn Rand’s “Textbook of Americanism”. Despite its title its only 18 pages long. 

https://fee.org/media/4959/textbook-of-americanism-by-ayn-rand.pdf

What is Austrian Economics? It is a school of economic thought that is based upon the ideas of inherent individualism, human nature, and how best to flourish in a world with scarce resources. 

It started in Austria and that’s why its called “Austrian Economics”. It’s really the economics of peace and freedom. 

https://mises.org/what-austrian-economics 

Professor Anderson also talked about the many  economic myths that still persist to this day about The Marshall Plan, The Great Depression and World War II.
Below is an explanation of this from FEE.org by Lawrence Reed. 

https://fee.org/resources/great-myths-of-the-great-depression/ 

It wasn’t government spending or the growth of the state that created the post World War II economic boom. 

https://www.mercatus.org/publication/economic-recovery-lessons-post-world-war-ii-period 

By Cecil Bohanan 

For more information about the economics of freedom please visit:

https://mises.org (The Mises Institute) 

and

https://fee.org (Foundation for Economic Education) 

If you don’t have time for the full hour here is a timeline:

Intro

1:00 Where I became familiar with his work:

https://fee.org/people/william-l-anderson/ 

https://mises.org/profile/william-l-anderson

1:26 Dr. Anderson’s Article “AOC, The Green New Deal and The Great Leap Forward”

https://mises.org/wire/aoc-and-green-great-leap-forward 

The Green New Deal Outline

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5729035/Green-New-Deal-FAQ.pdf

The Great Leap Forward was an economic and social plan implemented by the Chinese Government from 1958-1962 that led to the death of an estimated 45 million people.

The Great Leap Forward in China from 1958-1962 killed an estimated 45 million people.
2:55 The dangers of the Totalitarian Left
3:55 Progressive leadership, AOC, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders are not compassionate, but want transformative power to drive humanity in a certain direction.
4:29 Difference between Economists and Urban planners – the dangers of seeing people as statistics.

 

5:17 Paul Krugman at one time didn’t support the 70% income tax.

6:30 What is an appeal to authority?
8:07 The economic fantasy of high speed rail powered by windmills – what happens when people can’t heat their homes? Death toll could be enormous.
9:09 The New Green Deal as population control. Paul Elrich’s book “Population Bomb” and Jimmy Carter’s Global 2000 report.
11:00 Mao’s Great Leap Forward killed 45 million. Dangers of basing policies which use government force to control the lives of millions upon pseudo science. Russian Scientist Lysenko and his role in the Great Famine. Book Small is Beautiful by Schumacher still holds up Lysenko’s work as legitimate.
12:34 Conservatives have bad narratives as well – foreign policy. Vietnam based on really bad narratives.
13:42 The War in Iraq – based on the false belief that if we can only get enough resources into it, it will work. Afghanistan 17 years of war.
14:56 Donald Trump’s Wall based on same principles as Iraq War and The Green New Deal only on smaller scale.
17:00 There are problems in society but centralized planning isn’t the answer. The Soviet Union tried it for 70 years through its GOSPLAN committee which had 100% control over their economy. People running it were extremely bright and well educated. System was destined to fail and they knew it. Vast complex economic model can’t simulate an entire economy.
19:43 Those economists and others knew the Soviet System couldn’t work but still supported the establishment to profit.
21:47 The Green New Deal and schemes like it appeal to a higher purpose. In the Soviet Union it was for Equality and in China it was to help raise the peasant out of poverty. Dorothy Day said China had ended hunger – while tens of millions were starving to death.
22:45 Only way to implement The New Green Deal is through a total dictatorship. Socialists always have a great vision for other people but don’t intend to live as the “masses” do.
25:10 Mao lived in luxury and never missed a meal while tens of millions were starving. The hypocrisy of those advocating for a lower standard who fly on private jets to five star hotels.
26:00 Why not managing forests led to the Great Smokey Mountain fires in Tennessee. Native Americans practiced Forest Management.
28:00 Global Warming blamed for more severe hurricanes and for wildfires, but more people are living next to unmanaged forests and the coast.
29:10 Those who counter the current climate narrative like Dr. Roy Spencer and Judith Curry are attacked and ostracized.
29:39 Some Democrats want to put climate deniers in prison or worse. All government actions are based upon force. Radley Balko quote The legislatures need to be asked before passing a law “are you willing to kill for this”?
31:00 Young people believe the propaganda. Mao used young people in his Culture Revolution as enforcers. People who lived through it won’t even talk about it because it was so bad. Green New Deal seems like it was written by kids.
32:29 People fail to talk about how many problems we all face are actually caused by  The Federal Reserve, The War on Drugs, and the Wars in the Middle East. $5.6 Trillion spent on Wars in Middle East and its not just Americans that have died in these wars. How the Russians paid for the Invasion of Afghanistan and how the US said it would pay for the Invasion of Iraq.
35:26 The problem is the Welfare/Warfare State and the key debate is really about Individualism versus Collectivism. Neocons love of war and their economics are based on collectivism.
38:00 The dangers of appealing to National Greatness to push major projects like The Green New Deal. How the New Green Deal isn’t anything like putting a man on the moon.
42:00 The New Dealers don’t understand Opportunity costs. Those pushing the Green New Deal the same way as the Bank Bailouts. Many Free Market Capitalists opposed the Bank bailouts.
44:46 Economic myths – The Marshall Plan, The New Deal, The Great Depression and WWII.
45:54 Socialist systems fundamentally can’t work do to the lack of the pricing mechanism. Private Property, Prices, and Profit Loss are what is needed in a world of scarcity to guide resources.
47:00 The profit loss signal in the market is like the pain and pleasure signal is the human body. Green New Dealers think the market is inefficient and want to supplant voluntary arbitrary valuation for their own expert opinions. They equate the price system as chaotic and want to impose order.
49:25 Humans are fundamentally religious by nature – If you get rid of a person’s god you have to replace it with another” Carl Jung – Many people see the State as their god – the super entity. Chariman Mao thought that after he  killed off 50-60 million people he could create a system that would work. Collectivist interventions create more chaos which is the opposite of why they were undertaken. Communist and socialism are systems which claim to bring order.
52:00 The thought that socialism will create order is like the Neocons idea that regime change in Iran, Venezuela or Nicaragua will create order. The opposite is true. People don’t like puppet regimes.
55:00 The only product governments have to sell is order. They seem to create disorder in order to sell more of their product. They create more chaos not less when they intervene which then they claim they need to intervene to fix what they’ve already done. The Green New Deal won’t happen like they say it will. It will impoverish most people and result in a dystopia similar to The Hunger Games. This is what happens when people use force to direct resources.
56:00 Wealth disparity and misallocation of resources are mainly a function of The Federal Reserve System and the other collectivist elements within our government.
57:15 The dangers of treating interest rates like a Keynesian. Aggregate demand viewpoint.
58:20 The Federal Reserve is propping up 20% of economy. One way to prop these assets up is through government debt.
60:00 Americans don’t understand assets are real things. The value can only be manipulated by force. Ethanol subsides cause other assets to be devalued while increasing through force the price of corn.
Keynesians never ask why there are idle resources to begin with.
61:00 John Maynard Keynes on a long enough curve we are all dead anyway. (might be apocrvaphyl but Keynesian Economics doesn’t account for long term negative affects of manipulating interest rates and endless government borrowing)
62:00 Those who support the establishment benefit greatly from their work to keep the system going. The top five wealthiest suburbs in the U.S. are around Washington DC. Those is the Tech world and the political class are totally out of touch.
63:00 The New Green Deal could be a trial balloon to redefine “centrist’. The Hunger Games is applicable to The Green New Deal where the elite rules the impoverished masses.
63:45 The total government burden is on Tax Payers is $7 trillion per year over $4 trillion to D.C. (I stated incorrectly that it’s “an investment”. Individuals are forced to pay this or they’ll lose their assets, their freedom or their life”.
The beneficiaries in D.C. aren’t producing anything and in fact they are preventing production from taking place.
Those in D.C. think they are the Heartbeat of this Country, in reality they are the Heart Attack.
64:20 Dr. Houston using Blockchain in Healthcare Ep. 17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz6O7IXQ7FE 
HPEC uses blockchain technology to allow doctors to get back to doing what they are meant to do.
Dr. Mary Ruwart Medical Freedom Ep. 16
What we all dislike about the healthcare system isn’t caused by the Free Market but by the massive regulations which are sold to us a means to correct these issues. People will follow incentives. (Right now the incentives are for drug companies to create the most expensive and least effective drug they can.)
65:00 Those who are pushing The New Green Deal believe that through force and their brilliance they can transform an entire economy. It’s never been done and everyone who has tried has failed it resulted in the deaths of millions (over a hundred million).
Are people ready to live with half the electricity? What happens when there’s not enough electricity to heat homes? Most who support The Green New Deal aren’t aware of what has happened in the past with The Great Leap Forward, The Cultural Revolution and the Soviet System of economic central planning and the gulags.
And we are told we have only 12 more years. How is a former bartender an expert on the climate and the economy? Have the New Green Dealers been given a gift of prophecy?
There is a fundamental difference between how a Free Market system  and a Socialist system work.

 

Thanks for listening. 

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast 

The Great Leap Forward in China from 1958-1962 killed an estimated 45 million people.
Paul Krugman’s take on why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an expert in economic matters.
Paul Krugman’s change of mind over the 70% Income tax rate.
An appeal to authority
The origins of the dire warnings of population control.
Jimmy Carter and the Global 2000 Report written in 1977
He was a Rhodes scholar – That for me is a read flag.
Conservative Foreign Policy based on the collectivist narrative just like The Green New Deal
Soviet Centralized Planning
Why the Soviet System collapses
Dorothy Day
Hypocritical socialists and people sending out the Sky is falling model
It’s really like the secular version of Pascal’s wager.
Great Smoky Mountains Fire
Roy Spencer
Judith Curry
Dems want to throw Climate deniers in prison
Play Launched with Title: “Kill climate deniers”.
Professor (psychology of music) advocates for the death penalty for Climate Deniers 2012.
Here is his explanation after pressure from the university
Mao’s Cultural Revolution
Mao’s Red Guard
Ron Paul End The Fed in chp 2 explains what the Federal Reserve is (not a reserve nor is it Federal) and the damage it causes in society
The cost of the war on drugs
Penatagon estimates wars in Midfle East since 2001 have cost $5.6 trillion taxpayer dollars.
Over 500,000 Iraqis died between 2003-2013
Soviet invasion in Afghanistan
Welfare-Warfare State
Ayn Rand: Textbook of Americanism
Individualism vs. Collectivism
Bush wants to put man on Mars
Opportunity costs
The Marshall Plan Myth
Myths of the Great Depression
Myth that WWII ended Great Depression
The Socialist calculation problem
Importance of profit and loss signals in the market economy
For more on the concept of humans being fundamentally wired to think in religious archetypes check out:
Japanese invasion of China was marked by horrific atrocities. Over ten million Chinese civilians are estimated to have been killed.
The political causes of famine
Highest median income suburbs are all around Washington DC.
Errors of Keynesian Economics
How easy money is rotting the economy
Ethanol subsidies
Death by government – attempts to transform entire economies on collectivist principles through force in the past

Fixing healthcare with Blockchain tech Dr. Leah Houston

Dr. Leah Houston is our guest today. She is currently an Emergency Room doctor and co-founder of a company that’s applying blockchain technology to help fix healthcare.

https://chronicallyhumanpodcast.castos.com/podcasts/1284/episodes/fixing-healthcare-with-blockchain-tech-with-dr-leah-houston

She is co-founder of Hepac.io which is a tech company that helps doctors to create self-sovereign identies on the blockchain. This helps to reduce costs, prevent fraud and put the control of a doctor’s identity back into their hands.

We discuss why centralization of healthcare is a threat to everyone’s privacy and pockebook and how decetnralization can put the power back into the hands of the people. 

Dr. Houston and I discuss the history of Bitcoin, what is the blockchain, what are self-sovereign identities and how these technologies can cut healthcare costs, increase access and improve outcomes. 

We also talk about the problem with third party payers and how along with burdensome regulations are causing doctors to burn out, quit their practices or even commit suicide. 

Dr. Houston also relates why there is a doctor shortage and what can be done to fix it.

She belives that decentralization is one of the keys to fixing the healthcare sytem and helping to empower the individual to choose for themeslves how they improve their health and wellbeing.

You can find out more about her private pracrice and her Blockchain Healthcare company HPEC.io below:

http://leahhoustonmd.com

https://hpec.io

Dr. Houston has also contributed a chapter in the first text book ever on blockchain tech in healthcare. She wrote the chapter on self-sovereign identities.

https://www.crcpress.com/Blockchain-in-Healthcare-Innovations-that-Empower-Patients-Connect-Professionals/Dhillon-Bass-Hooper-Metcalf-Cahana/p/book/9780367031084

You can follow Dr. Houston on Twitter

@LeahHoustonMD

@HEPCODAO

We also discussed the fact that the Practicing Physicians of America are suing over what they say is unfair practicies against the American Board of Internal Medicne which is restricting their right to practice medicine. Consider giving to help doctors fight back against unnecessary and expensive regulations that end up incresing costs and not improving outcomes. 

Practicing Physicians of America GoFundMe page – 

https://www.gofundme.com/practicing-physicians-of-america

I’m grateful for Dr. Leah Houston for her time today and her work using blockchain technology to help decentralize healthcare and her work to promote more freedom and less top down regulation from both public and private entites who control many of our healthcare choices. 

On The Chronically Human Podcast we advocate for Medical Freedom. That is simply your individual inherent right and the inherent responsibilty to choose for yourself how you improve your health and wellbeing.

Thanks for listening.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast 

Medical Freedom with Dr. Mary Ruwart CHP Ep. 15

Dr. Mary Ruwart joins me to talk about self-ownership, medical freedom and the seemingly radical idea of the Separation of Church and State.

You can follow her work at:

http://www.ruwart.com

Dr. Ruwart is a very warm, compassionate and intelligent person who truly believes, as I do, that the principles of individual liberty are the best ideas to organize a society upon.

We discuss her most recent book “Death By Regulation.” http://www.ruwart.com/product/death-regulation Dr. Ruwart makes the compelling case that the increased FDA regulatory authority granted by the 1962 Drug Amendment Act has led to a stifling of innovation, the massive increase in drug costs and the death of nearly 15,000,000 Americans.

http://www.ruwart.com/blog/a-1962-law-slowed-drug-development-changing-it-could-slash-drug-prices.html

I’ve bashed big pharma many times in the past and our conversation made me reconsider redirecting the blame more toward the FDA and those laws that give it the authority which has created the modern drug industry.

We also discuss the concept of self-ownerships. This is the concept that you own yourself and that when the government tells you what you can and can’t do they are violating this basic individual right.

Her take is that libertarianism or the repeat for individual rights is the compassionate way to organize society.

Dr. Ruwart was an early follower of Ayn Rand but felt there was something missing from her interpretation of individualism. She believes that humans have an innate need for other humans and that this is on the genetic level. And that charity and compassion are comparable with livery and help the person whose doing the helping more than those being helped.

Love thy neighbor is still valid today as it was 2000 years ago.

Dr. Ruwart also has a fascinating take on how government regulations are in fact a form of non-voluntary human experimentation that violates the ethical framework meant to protect people from being experimented upon without their consent. She is on the board of Institutional Review Board that is tasked with helping to insure that informed consent and certain guidelines are followed for human testing.

http://www.ruwart.com/blog/an-ethicist-asks-is-regulation-unethical-human-experimentation.html

During our conversation we also talk about the idea of The Separation of Medicine and State just as there is the Separation of Church and State. We discusses how both are based upon the same principle as self-ownership.

The topic of the opioid crisis came up as well. Dr. Ruwart shared her personal story of how she had to watch her sister with cancer needlessly suffering due to issues with the red tape around pain medicine. She also related how her sister became so ill and was in so much pain they decided together to go to Dr. Kervokian to end her life. A very powerful story and highlights how we need to change the laws to allow individual to exercise their inherent right of self determination and have painless, effective means of ending one’s own life.

We had a great conversation about how we would all benefit from getting government out of your healthcare choices, the compassionate ethical side of libertarianism and how it’s a matter of life and death when it comes to your medical freedom.

Thanks for tuning in. Let us know what you think about Medical Freedom.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Chronic Pain, Pain Medicine and the Opioid Crisis – Ed Coghlan CHP Ep 14

Ed Coughlan journalist and editor of the National Pain Report joins us today. He covers the story about how the response to the opioid crisis is hurting many chronic pain patients. During our conversation we cover the political as well as the personal side of pain in America.

You can listen to our conversation here:

Chronically Human Podcast Ep 14 Ed Coghlan with National Pain Report

This is a very personal issue for me. I’ve been in chronic pain for over thirty years and I’ve definitely been affected by the current opioidphobia that’s gripped the nation. So I’m very grateful for Ed’s work and his perspective on this issue.

Ed does an amazing job over at the National Pain Report covering the news concerning pain, practical ideas that can help those in pain and giving a platform for people in pain to share their stories. We discuss the state of the pain community advocacy efforts and what can be done to help change the draconian and in some places, like Oregon, absolutely barbaric policies surrounding the treatment of pain.

During out talk we also touched on how the true enemies of those in pain aren’t people with addiction, doctors or people who advocate for alternative therapies but those who are lobbying the government to make it extremely difficult or in some cases impossible to get effective opioids to treat their pain.
Personally I advocate for the total separation of Medicine and State and that individuals have the right to consume what they choose. But as Ed said during our conversation the world has changed since the current opioid crisis started and that’s the reality we have to deal with. The question is now how can we gain back some of our freedom lost during the last few years, and once again to choose, along with our doctor, how best to ease our pain.

We also do talk about how underrated pain can lead some to contemplate suicide or actually take their own life. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts please reach out to friends and family or contact https://samaritanshope.org and you can also call or text them at 1-877-870-4673.

If you are in pain or know someone who is or you want to educate your friends and family about what the issues are surrounding politics, pain and how we can help those in pain suffer less, please check out and share our conversation.

After listening to the conversation head over to
http://nationalpainreport.com and check out the great work Ed is doing.

You can also follow him on
twitter @NatPainReport
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NationalPainReport/
I also mentioned that I have found success using Kratom to transition off of opioids and to manage my mild to moderate pain. If you are interested in learning more about Kratom check out https://www.americankratom.org .

I personally recommend Red Vein Bali from Natural Organix.

https://naturalorganix.com/home/70-204-buy-bali-kratom-online.html#/39-package_count-50_capsules

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Thanks for listening and let us know your thoughts on how to help to make sure those in pain can find the relief they deserve.

Pain will always be a part of the Human Condition but we have the gifts of nature and the products of our own reason to make that pain much easier to bear.

Thank for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

The Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 12 Kat Murti – Libertarian Feminist

Kat Murti joins us today. She is libertarian feminist, helps to save animals from unnecessary government medical experiements and works with students around the world to End The War On Drugs.

We had a fascinating conversation about how Libertarianism and Feminism are compatible, how the government uses taxpayer dollars to kill kittens, and why she’s hopeful that college students will help finally put an end to The War On Drugs.

You can learn more about about

Liberty and Feminism

http://feministsforliberty.com

If you want to read more about Libertarian Feminism visit there Library page

https://feministsforliberty.com/library/

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

https://ssdp.org

White Coat Waste – help end taxpyaer funded medical experiments on dogs and cats

https://www.whitecoatwaste.org

Twitter” @Katmurti

 

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

The Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 13 Judge Jim Gray

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Judge Jim Gray is our guest today. He was a prosecutor, then a Judge in Orange County California for years, and is best known for running on the Libertarian Presidential ticket as VP in 2012.

You can listen to the episode here:

https://chronicallyhumanpodcast.castos.com/podcasts/1284/episodes/judge-jim-gray-libertarian-solutions-for-today39s-issues

He talks about how to end the War on Drugs, the libertarian case for Universal Basic Income, and how competition can help fix healthcare and education.

You can find out more about the libertarian and sensible approach for ending the War on Drugs in his book:

Why The Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It

His solution is to legalize drugs at the Federal Level and then let the States to decide taxation, distribution and sales, which is the system that was put in place for alcohol after Prohibition ended.

Drug War Book excerpts

He also mentions Universal Basic Income as a way to help those in need as well as streamline government and save taxpayer dollars.

Judge Jim Gray’s Blog

He bases his version of Universal Basic Income on Milton Friedman’s work which you can check out here:

Milton Friedman Explains the Universal Basic Income

Judge Gray also mentions that you can contact him directly at

jimpgray@sbcglobal.net

to receive his weekly two paragraph comparisons between free market solutions and government interventions to solve the complex problems society faces.

You can find out more about Judge Jim Gray and about practical Libertarian based solutions to the problems facing society by visiting:

Judge Jim Gray’s Website

You can learn more about the PeaceCorp here:

https://www.peacecorps.gov

I learned a lot and I hope you did as well. I think we can all agree it’s time to end the War on Drugs. If you support ending this wasteful, brutal and deadly war leave a comment, like this post or share it with your friends and family.

Thanks for listening.

Let us know what you think.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 11 w/ Dr. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute

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Dr. Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute joins us. He is a professor, author and a first class Austrian Economist.

Dr. Mark Thornton’s profile on Mises.org

The Mises Institute is a non-profit educational organization promoting Austrian Economics, Freedom and Peace. (Hard to argue with any of that)

Go to https://mises.org to check out their massive library of free online books, their daily articles as well as the coverage of current events.

Today we talked about the dangerous rise of socialism in America, the roots of this ideology and the historical results of what happens when it’s put into practice.

Death by Government

We also talked about ending the War on Drugs and about Modern Monetary Theory.

Mark’s book “Economics of Prohibition” – Free book

Check out Mark’s most recent book for free “The Skyscraper Curse”

Skyscraper Curse Book pdf

We talked a lot about Frederik Bastiat during our discussion, who was a French economist that lived in the first half of the 19th century.

I believe that Bastiat’s short work “The Law” is one of the best defenses of individual liberty and one of the best counters to Socialism as well as Neoconservatism that I’ve ever read.

You can read Bastiat’s pamphlet here. Bastiat’s The Law Pdf .

The Mises Institute has a huge library online you can read for free. I’ve read tons of great books there that have shaped my understanding of freedom, economics and the ideas of peace.

If you want to further explore the reasons why individuals act and what’s the best way to organize society, check out:

Ludwig Von Mises masterpiece “Human Action”

https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Human%20Action_3.pdf

Murray Rothbard’s Classic tome “Man, Economy and State”.

https://mises.org/sites/default/files/Man%2C%20Economy%2C%20and%20State%2C%20with%20Power%20and%20Market_2.pdf

Frederick Bastiat’s “Collected Works”

Bastiat Collected works pdf

You can follow them:

The Mises Institute on Facebook

and check them out on Twitter: @mises

Thanks for watching.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast