PODCAST

SURVIVING HEALTHCARE

Robert Yoho, retired cosmetic surgeon


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I STARTED THIS PODCAST by reading the first half of my two books for you. These are Butchered by “Healthcare” and Hormone Secrets. In return for getting them free, please review them on Amazon! You will find the full audio, ebooks, and paperbacks on Amazon, Audible, Itunes, or many other platforms.

I next sponsored guests who help me explain the healhcare mess and how it relates to the catastrophies happening in the rest of the world.

BUTCHERED BY “HEALTHCARE” will tell you how to survive healthcare, the largest and most corrupt industry in America. Robert Yoho, who is recently retired from a lifetime of medical practice, has written this award-winning book to help you see through the lies, handle hospitals, find trustworthy doctors, and master your drugs.

Learn how to avoid disgracefully ineffective and overused treatments such as:

✪ Angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery

✪ Low back and endoscopic knee surgeries

✪ Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

✪ Hysterectomies and Caesarean sections


Learn how toxic medications destroy health and how to quit them:

✪ 70 percent of us take prescription drugs, 20% of us more than five

✪ A 6th of us take psych drugs, causing brain damage and early death

✪ Cholesterol medicines are nearly worthless but are used by one in ten

✪ Opioids: millions take them and seventy thousand died in the US of overdoses in 2020

✪ Most cancer treatments are complete failures

✪ Generic medications are often weak or ineffective


Learn how big Pharma sells drugs by faking their studies. Understand the lies they stuff into websites and medical journals.


Learn why it all gets ignored (hint: Pharma has the largest criminal settlements in history).


Learn how to conquer healthcare costs.


Medical spending per person in the US is double that of other countries and it is the top reason for US personal bankruptcy. I will show you how to escape the over-billing and prosper anyway.


Money short-circuits everyone’s integrity. But if you read this book and learn the system, you can find first-rate healthcare at reasonable prices.


HORMONE SECRETS: How to use natural hormones to stay healthy, feel fantastic, and avoid overpriced, toxic drugs.

Are you all worn out and wonder if it’s your hormones? Do you have questions about menopause or testosterone replacement? Have you heard that hormones cause cancer and heart disease? Hormone Secrets will clear up the controversies for you.

Robert Yoho is an award-winning author who spent a career studying and prescribing hormones. He is retired, so he can tell you the truth. Hint: big Pharma and big money are involved, and you have been listening to many lies.

Are some hormones dangerous? YES, and this book explains which ones. You will go to your doctor armed with exactly what to ask for.

Is hormone replacement expensive? NO, not if you learn the secrets from Hormone Secrets.

THE PROMISE: Study this book and you will know more about hormones than 99 percent of doctors.

THE GUARANTEE: I will help you find a doctor who can help. Hormones are difficult for physicians to prescribe—they are pressured to use toxic, expensive patent drugs instead.


DISCLAIMER: This is general information and not medical advice. Use it at your own risk. Make your healthcare decisions with the help of a licensed healthcare provider.


CHAPTER 1: WHY DID I WRITE ABOUT HEALTHCARE CORRUPTION?
First chapter of Butchered by "Healthcare." Physicians, to practice effectively and ethically, must understand what they face. Familiarity with these controversies is indispensable, even if you reject some conclusions. Your work will improve after you realize that doing less may produce better results.Likewise, patients must learn about these issues to have the best chance of benefiting from healthcare. I share practical, little-known ways to deal with doctors and hospitals. You will also learn about health, sickness, and the limits of medicine. The more you know, the more confident you will be accepting—or in some cases, refusing care.LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 26 2021
13 mins
CHAPTER 2: I WAS WRONG ABOUT HEALTHCARE.
Chapter 2, Butchered by "Healthcare."For at least half of healthcare, the potential benefit does not outweigh the harm. For a lot of the rest, supporting evidence that it works is lacking. A review of over 5000 articles recommends against many of today’s standard practices. The list below introduces some of the topics in this book, the worst failures of healthcare, in rough order of wasted resources. The opioid disaster, now killing 50,000 people a year in the US, is not even in the top seven. I “knew” a lot because of my degrees and training, but I was wrong about many things. LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 26 2021
15 mins
CHAPTER 3: HOW HEALTHCARE WAS RUINED.
Chapter 3 of Butchered by "Healthcare"Healthcare costs started growing nearly exponentially when social support programs and private insurance fueled it in the 1960s. US costs are now $4 trillion (2020), almost a fifth of our gross domestic product (GDP), and twice what other developed countries are paying per capita. Our medical sector spends more than the total revenues of banking ($477 billion), oil and gas ($181 billion), and military ($600-800 billion). We spend more on healthcare than the next ten countries combined—more than France, Spain, China, Japan, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Wealthy Singapore pays only a mid-single-figure percent of its GDP, and many others spend about ten percent. Could the rest of the world be missing out? Are there advantages of more pills, surgeries, and doctor care? How is it even possible to spend this much money? Our academics know the answer: excess healthcare makes providers money but is a net harm for patients.LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 26 2021
20 mins
CHAPTER 4: INDUSTRY SEDUCES DOCTORS.
Chapter 4 of Butchered by "Healthcare."How could physicians have allowed this to happen? No doctor I know started with the idea of money above patients. We all wrote that essay in school about how we wanted to save the world. But we are now pawns of moneyed interests, and we often betray our patients’ trust. The best marketers on the planet are spending billions of dollars trying to get us to channel whatever resources we control towards their companies. We know this, yet we still connect with our patients, inspire their trust, and try to do our best. They are dependent on us, especially the sick ones, and this makes us responsible for all consequences. LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 26 2021
20 mins
CHAPTER 5: BIG PHARMA PROLOGUE.
Feb 26 2021
3 mins
CHAPTER 6: DRUGMAKERS GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING.
Chapter 6 of Butchered by "Healthcare." Pharmaceutical corporations violate more criminal laws than any industry in history, as measured by their criminal settlements.  The top 22 drugmaker payoffs since 2004 have their own Wikipedia page of shame.Peter Rost, former Pfizer marketing vice president, compared the drugmakers to mobsters:It’s scary how many similarities there are between this industry and the mob… obscene amounts of money… killings and deaths… [bribing] politicians and others... The difference is, all these people in the drug industry look upon themselves… as law-abiding citizens... However, when they get together as a group and manage these corporations, something seems to happen… It's almost like when you have war atrocities; people do things they don't think they're capable of… because the group can validate what you're doing as okay. --The Whistleblower: Confessions of a Healthcare HitmanBy 2002, the top 10 drugmakers' profits equaled those of all the other 490 Fortune 500 companies together. Drug manufacturers, showered with federal and insurance money, have 20-25 percent net profit margins. Pfizer’s have been phenomenal: 51 percent in 2013, 43 percent in 2014, 40 percent in 2017, and 44 percent in 2018. Thriving industries which freely compete and are not state-supported average less than 10 percent net profit margins.In 2003, a law slid through Congress stipulating that Medicare, the world’s largest drug buyer, could no longer negotiate prices with corporations. The statute directed them to pay 106 percent of the companies’ average wholesale price. Although this seemed reasonable, it allowed corporations to price-fix. The Veteran's Administration, which was not part of the deal, now pays only about fifty percent of the Medicare rate for each medication. Even the notoriously wasteful US military bargains with competing defense contractors. LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 26 2021
20 mins
CHAPTER 7: “THE FDA PROTECTS THE BIG DRUG COMPANIES.”
Feb 26 2021
15 mins
CHAPTER 8: DISEASE-MONGERING & BOGUS CURES
I want to sell drugs to everyone. I want to sell drugs to healthy people. I want drugs to sell like chewing gum.Henry Gadsden, former CEO of Merck, which developed some of the first medications that patients needed to take indefinitely, including the statin Mevacor (lovastatin) (1976)We expect hucksterism about the benefits of cars, clothes, and beauty treatments. But it surprises us when it comes from the medical industry, which uses identical marketing tricks. They frighten us with diseases to sell expensive drugs and treatments. Here is how it works. Prominent physicians, guided by corporations, start with some ailment, real or imagined, and are paid to endorse therapies and drugs for it that are barely effective or sometimes even ineffective. But they do not stop there. They then promote more and more inclusive criteria for the “disease,” which creates more patients who need to take more medications and have more treatments. Finally, charity groups funded and controlled by the companies promote public awareness campaigns targeting both doctors and patients.More specifically, drugs are used to treat blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes to avoid stroke, heart attacks, diabetic blindness, and other diseases. To accomplish this, physicians are guided by numbers for blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. The numbers considered abnormal are being continuously exaggerated to expand the group that supposedly requires drugging. This has made paying patients out of over half of us.  LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
28 mins
CHAPTER 9: PHARMA’S MARKETING AND BULLYING
We overpay the big pharmaceutical corporations for their drugs with tax and insurance funds, and then they use the money to carpet-bomb the Internet and media with marketing. They hijack legitimate advocacy groups and charities into this process with massive donations. They create some of these organizations out of whole cloth to promote sales. Direct-to-consumer ads blanket the media. These are illegal almost everywhere else in the world. The corporations promote virtually any drug that sells. There is little regard for the side effects of medications or the patient anxiety when they are labeled with a diagnosis. We now use medications without legitimate medical use for a vast swath of the population. I believe we should use drugs solely for sick people, where they have some chance of having more utility than toxicity. Even for these patients, we must do our best to not let our attempts to help cause harm. LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
17 mins
CHAPTER 10: DIRTY TRICKS DRIVE SALES
Healthcare is not a free market. Gaming the licensing and patent system creates monopolies and can raise prices even for older drugs. Artificial shortages of vital medications increase their cost. Stalling in court with imaginative lawsuits lengthen patent monopolies. Litigation is also used to intimidate any individual or corporation that stands in a company’s way. Lawyers’ bills are modest expenses when a drug’s revenues are in the billions. LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
24 mins
CHAPTER 11: OPIOIDS AND “PAIN MANAGEMENT”
Introduction. By 2019, opioids were killing approximately 50,000 US citizens a year, up from 8,000 in 1999. This is more deaths than firearms (33,000), breast cancer (41,000), HIV (15,000), or motor vehicle accidents (37,000). In 2018-2019, the total fatalities exceeded our combined combat deaths in Iraq, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. Until recently, prescription rather than street opioids caused the most deaths. The per capita fatalities differ in each state, suggesting that local factors such as enforcement, economics, and education may contribute. Street opioids and prescription opioids are chemically identical. This class includes heroin, which is illegal, plus morphine, methadone, Vicodin, fentanyl, and Demerol, which all have recognized medical uses, but are also sought illegally. OxyContin (oxycodone) is another prescription that has the street name of "Oxy.” Purdue Pharma, the patent owner, told the world it was safe. They distributed it widely and made billions of dollars. They marketed it with free samples, the same method the drug cartels use, but the dealers, to their credit, never claimed their product was harmless. LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
26 mins
CHAPTER 12: EVERYONE TAKES AMPHETAMINES
We used to have a name for sufferers of ADHD. We called them boys.AnonymousBackground: For opioids, the deaths, addiction, and social destruction are the drug industry’s fault—there is no controversy. There is now an anemic effort to fine and sometimes imprison a handful of people who were partly responsible for the death of more individuals than most wars. There is no consensus, however, for the closely related situation of amphetamines and similar stimulants, possibly because there are only 10,000 US deaths a year. Doctors who are in the pockets of manufacturers still proclaim with straight faces that amphetamine-class prescriptions are worlds apart from the same drugs used for abuse. They say that we are under-medicating despite close to universal usage. Physicians promote prescription stimulants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other syndromes. Classroom misbehavior gets kids a quick prescription these days. Fidgeting, squirming, interrupting, forgetting, and being disorganized are the symptoms. For adults, the criteria are inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and other similar issues. This has made ten percent of our children and many adults “legitimate” drug candidates. American psychiatrists now treat ADHD with at least fifty prescription medications (listed on drugs.com). These include antidepressants, stimulants, and even anti-virals. Most are FDA Schedule II, the category that includes cocaine, Demerol, and other drugs considered the most hazardous. (Schedule I drugs have no accepted medical use.) Antidepressants and milder Schedule IV stimulants such as Provigil are also used.LINKS TO LEARN MORE:Listen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
29 mins
CHAPTER 13: GENERICS: GOOD, BAD, OR  FAKE?
We have allowed our patent drugmakers to gouge us so thoroughly that we can no longer afford their products. The result is that ninety percent of America’s medications are now generics. Until recently, I believed that these were practically equivalent to the brand names, but it stunned me to learn I was wrong. Generics are not exact copies of trade-name drugs. The manufacturers do not have the original recipe, and production outside the brand factories tends to be less careful. Overseas, there might be hygiene problems or extra ingredients added. These can change the way a drug works or even be harmful. We permit new companies to manufacture drugs after the patent expires. Other companies make generics in foreign countries where patent laws are ignored. The drug’s chemical name is used to market generics rather than the original trade name, and sometimes the generic drugmaker makes up their own trade name. Lipitor generics illustrate how it works. Richard Mason (Harvard), collected thirty-six samples of this statin drug from fifteen countries and two dozen manufacturers between 2011 to 2013. Analysis proved that thirty-three had impurities that thoroughly compromised them. This is beyond atrocious, but the backstory is worse.  When the patented version of Lipitor was originally studied during its approval process, only two small groups lived longer: those who had a previous heart attack and (possibly) those with hereditary high cholesterol. This alleged success was used to support marketing to nearly anyone with slightly high cholesterol. There are now 35 million US citizens taking Lipitor. It is not just the bestselling statin, but in 2011, it was the bestselling medication of all time. Lipitor was an ideal drug for fraudulent generic copies because the genuine item was nearly worthless. Neither the doctors, the public, the study authors, nor the writers of the two otherwise excellent resource books I used for this chapter ever understood the irony.LINKS TO LEARN MOREListen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
19 mins
CHAPTER 14: PATIENT TIPS: SURVIVAL IN DRUG WORLD
Drug World is a shocking place. We must face this unpleasant reality if we do not want to surrender our health to corporate marketers. Few doctors understand and fewer admit that our system is nearly anarchy. Inside the Pharma companies, the denial is even deeper. They have hundreds of thousands of nice, well-meaning, and even idealistic people. Peter Rost explains in his book Whistleblower (2006) how group behavior and peer pressure transform these ordinary individuals into a criminal hive, a situation analogous to war crimes. He was an executive for several of these companies.The COVID vaccine is a false promise. At the publication date, Big Pharma, led by Pfizer, is telling us they will deliver us from coronavirus. These companies have repeatedly lied to us—why would we believe them this time? There will of course be a vaccine, and it will be costly. Proof of its efficacy will be shrouded in adulterated studies. If a true immunization is developed, it would be the first time in history anything like this ever happened in such a time. In late 2020, weeks after introduction, facial swelling and facial nerve paralysis were being seen in recipients. And Pfizer was claiming the vaccine has an “efficacy” of 95 percent. Orwell’s 1945 quote about the delusions of academics applies to this: “One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool.” LINKS TO LEARN MOREListen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
12 mins
CHAPTER 15: INTRODUCTION: LIVING ON PLANET PSYCH
Most physicians view psychiatrists as somewhat feral animals. We suspect—with some justification—that many of their ideas are hot air. Unlike any other specialty, psychiatrists take care of people with normal labs and radiologic tests. They keep only patients with purely subjective problems. Psychiatrists pass patients who have “organic” issues such as thyroid disease to others. These are the ones with identifiable physical signs, symptoms, and tests. Likewise, psychiatrists base treatment outcomes solely on their theories and observing patient behavior rather than on measurable, objective results.  No other specialty has a sizable group of protesters who oppose their legitimacy. These include not only Scientologists, but psychologists, scientists, journalists, and a few renegade psychiatrists. These “psychiatry deniers” believe that most psychiatric drugs used today are harmful, ineffective, and vastly overprescribed. They question the specialty’s power to lock people up and force them to take damaging medications based only on their opinions. Most of the public, however, sees psychiatry as valid, sensible, and scientifically based. Patients expect health insurance to pay for it.Mainstream psychiatrists believe the four primary drug categories they use—the stimulants, the SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors), the benzodiazepines, and the antipsychotics—are effective, beneficial, and cause little harm. Citing their close-range experience treating mental illness, they claim that these diseases are under-treated and that even patients with mild symptoms should take medications. Their studies and standards support this. But these are so structurally compromised and biased with industry money that they are useless.LINKS TO LEARN MOREListen to another podcast about my whole book Butchered by Healthcare at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1300429/6572743I have an author website RobertYohoAuthor.com. Go to the book’s web page if you want to order it or read the over 50 five-star reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Butchered-Healthcare-Doctors-Corrupt-Government-ebook/dp/B08FVMK5GY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=robert+yoho&qid Please review it here: Amazon.com/review/create-review?&asin=B08FVMK5GY. I appreciate you for taking the time, and I will read your review. This is a big favor for me—thanks… NEWLY AVAILABLE FOR BETA READING: The Secret Story of Hormones: Miraculous Treatments for Fatigue, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Alzheimer’s, Impotence, and Diabetes—and How They Were Stolen From UsDownload your copy at https://dl.bookfunnel.com/pffhxv9lt6  Please give feedback at yoho.robert@gmail.com. Here is a patient video from the cover: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTi-CtTV1ISupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Feb 27 2021
4 mins
CHAPTER 16: “PSYCHIATRY IS IN DEEP CRISIS”
How modern psychiatry developed: A few decades ago, psychiatrists were losing their status. Then, the fabrication of new diagnoses along with the invention of medications to treat them saved them economically. First the antidepressants, and then the newer antipsychotics came to the rescue. This moved the specialty into the medical mainstream because the psychiatrists were the only ones who purportedly understood it all. The novel diagnoses—some say concoctions—were enshrined in the psychiatric manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Pharmaceutical companies played a huge role in its creation. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) started aggressive disease-mongering of the new ailments. They hired ad agencies to produce “public service” drug advertising. The corporations marketed the new supposed cures alongside. By 2008, twenty-eight percent of the APA’s income came from drug companies. According to influence theory, this made the APA virtually a subsidiary of the companies. Senator Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa) publicized the story in a congressional investigation. Ben Furman, MD, a psychiatrist in Finland, explained how it happened in a 2018 blog: The psychoanalytic belief system was thrown out and replaced with the DSM and the biomedical doctrine: everyone should have a diagnosis, and everyone should have medication. The psychiatrists now treated all the conditions that had been treated with therapy with medication. This became the treatment of choice for almost all mental health conditions regardless of whether the patient was an adult, teenager or child. A patient without medication became a rarity. The data system of mental health services required clinicians to diagnose anyone who sought help.The psychiatrists and corporations ignored studies showing damage from long-term drug use. They left disparaging critics out of the debate and out of the textbooks. Finally, long after the science matured, a few of the doctors are telling the truth. In 2012, an editorial in the British Journal of Psychiatry said the psychiatric medication revolution was at an end. Others now echo this sentiment. Support the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Mar 30 2021
21 mins
Chapter 17: PROZAC AND RELATIVES
The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. Arnold Relman, MD, former editor NEJM (2002)I wrote about a thousand Prozac-type SSRI prescriptions over my career, which might have been a half-million dollars in drug sales. I screened my patients, as I was trained, by merely asking them a few questions. Peter Kramer's bestselling Listening to Prozac (1997) duped me. He said Prozac could save patients from common symptoms of guilt, fatigue, sadness, sleep disturbance, and even aches or digestive problems. He also claimed it could be a lifestyle drug similar to today's Viagra, boosting ordinary peoples’ performance. I learned later that the SSRIs are toxic, have limited utility, and the hype has produced vast overuse.Industry marketed SSRIs as an improvement on the older tricyclic antidepressants. These cause sedation, and only a month’s supply is needed for suicide. Part of the promotion of the Prozac-class drugs was that sleepiness is mild and even enormous doses rarely cause fatality. Before the drug era, doctors thought depression was rare and most often self-limited to about three months. Now (2020), Wikipedia claims that 17 percent of the US population becomes depressed during their lifetime, making them all candidates for expensive, indefinite medication usage. Legions of paid Wiki contributors, many of whom work for pharmaceutical companies, make this source only a little better than a drug industry link-farm. Support the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Mar 30 2021
15 mins
Chapter 37 YOUR PERSONAL HEALTHCARE PHILOSOPHY
Medicine has become a pseudo-religion; our patients must be gently encouraged into apostasy and renunciation...   [We have all] been enslaved by the medical–industrial complex, and it is time we rebelled. Society needs to reach a new accommodation with old age and death.Seamus O’Mahony, Can Medicine Be Cured (2019)Here is the silver lining: when you better understand your fragile life and the limitations of medicine, you will avoid getting sucked into a lot of useless nonsense. By 60, most people have some coronary artery disease; by 70, most have cancers growing somewhere. Nortin Hadler states the cold facts: “Any claim to a science that offers a path to longevity beyond eighty-five years is fatuous… over 85, you are off-warranty.” My pathologist friend Chris Gonzales adds, “something will get you, eventually.” He cuts up dead people for a living, so he knows.Worrying about your lifespan or expecting medicine to save you will not bring you peace. Instead, focus on your mission and the tasks. Be philosophical about your health as it declines. At the end of life, some people can become more grateful rather than more afraid because they have learned to treasure each moment. Max Ehrmann wrote, “Gracefully surrender the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.”My friend Dana understood this. He taught me what he could over his final year, and I loved him dearly. He had coronary artery disease with congestive heart failure, and for months, we knew he might die. He had always been optimistic, but during this period, he ignored all negativity and told me he felt better and better. He knew he had no time for regrets, complaints, whining, or worry. I realized later that we are in the same position as Dana every day of our lives.Support the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Apr 29 2021
7 mins
Chapter 0: HORMONE SECRETS-PREFACE
PREFACEIf you do not know by now that corporations have disfigured healthcare, you have been living under a rock. For example, hormone therapy is claimed to be hazardous, but a century’s science and experience prove its value. When these natural substances are low or absent, replacing them may be the safest and most effective treatment we have. In contrast, drugs are foreign substances that cause side effects and worse. Hormone supplementation potentially treats or improves:Longevity: Low levels of thyroid, growth hormone, estrogen, testosterone, and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) are linked to premature death.  Cancer: Estrogen, DHEA, testosterone, progesterone, melatonin, and human growth hormone (HGH) all have protective effects against cancer. General health: In women under age 60, long-term estrogen replacement therapy decreases strokes, blood clots, colon cancer, diabetes, and macular degeneration. It reduces the likelihood of tooth loss, depression, osteoporosis, and death because of bone fracture. Breast cancer is unaffected, contrary to common opinion. Avoidance of estrogen was estimated to cause 50,000 excess deaths over ten years in a Yale study. Alzheimer’s disease (AD): When long-term care costs are included, this is the most expensive ailment of all. Estrogen decreases the chances of getting AD significantly when it is started within 10 years of menopause. Heart disease: Over 40 observational studies have shown that giving estrogen to women reduces coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and deaths. When men have higher levels, they have less heart disease. Giving natural estrogen to deficient men improves cholesterol but does not increase blood clotting. Depression: Estrogen, DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, and melatonin all have antidepressant effects. Thyroid has been studied and used for depression for over fifty years. Obesity: Thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, and human growth hormone reduce unhealthy belly fat and promote weight loss.“Bio-identical” hormones are the same as those found in humans. These are safe, affordable, and have few side effects. But since these natural body substances cannot be easily patented, they are barely profitable for big Pharma. So the drugmakers concoct proprietary imitations from chemicals or animals. Their prices are extortionate. Stories have been spread that hormones such as estrogen and testosterone cause cancer, heart disease, blood clots, and other diseases. With few exceptions, these are false. And for insulin, growth hormone, and others, we have allowed the drugmakers to exorbitantly increase their fees using proprietary manufacturing. The result is that hormones are overpriced and difficult to prescribe. Doctors are pressured to use toxic, expensive patent drugs instead. These trends are squandering our resources and costing us years of healthy life. Support the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Jul 18 2021
3 mins
Chapter 1: HORMONE SECRETS--WHY LISTEN TO ME?
I am now retired, but I spent the last thirty years in private practice performing cosmetic surgery and sometimes assisting with my patients’ medical care. Most of the women I worked with who were over 50 years old suffered from poor sleep, fatigue, hot flashes, muscle wasting, and irritability. They were all looking for a way to feel better and a lot were taking antidepressants. Many thought that I could improve their spirits with surgery, and sometimes they were right. But since they had hormone deficiency symptoms, surgery alone was not the best solution. Most plastic surgeons operate on a string of depressed people without considering why they are so miserable. My patients were trusting me, and I wanted to help, so I took training. For nearly two decades, I offered appropriate candidates hormone treatment along with their procedures. Those who listened to my advice were usually grateful. Some were not interested, and I respected that as well.I knew women had doubts about hormone replacement. I also knew that patients never take at least a third of their prescriptions, even vital ones like kidney transplant anti-rejection drugs. Since hormone benefits can take weeks to be felt, I used long-lasting, inexpensive testosterone pellets implanted under the skin. If my patients didn’t like this idea, I offered it as a cream. Testosterone transforms into estrogen, so they received this as well.  When I saw them a month later, most were thrilled. I then suggested they consider adding progesterone, estrogen, vitamin D, and sometimes thyroid, DHEA, and melatonin. If their finances were tight, I showed them how to inject themselves once a week with testosterone. (Each shot costs only $2 for women and $10 for men.) I followed blood tests, symptoms, and physical exams, and customized therapy based on patient responses.I saw a few women who felt terrible in their mid-30s. Blood tests showed they were in premature menopause and had estrogen and progesterone levels close to zero. After they began treatment, they felt great again. Many of my patients brought in their friends and husbands, and they responded as well. Hormone replacement should be a “feel-good” story. We have overwhelming proof that it is safe and effective. Most hormones are affordable, and tens of millions of people have used them. Thyroid has been available since the late 1800s, and insulin, estrogen, and testosterone for nearly that long. These treat or prevent heart disease, depression, impotence, diabetes, some cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  But misinformation is everywhere: ✪ Doctors and patients “know” that estrogen causes breast cancer and blood clots, testosterone causes heart disease and prostate cancer, and that human growth hormone (HGH) is practically poison. These ideas are false. ✪ We have been led to believe that insulin’s high price is justifiable. Wrong. ✪ Mainstream medicine says that thyroid disease is relatively uncommon and hazardous to treat. This is also incorrect—it may afflict a third of mature women and is under-treated because of doctors’ economic turf wars rather than unusual risks. Hormone therapy is a strange opera with many twists and bizarre characters. To navigate it, patients need physician-level knowledge—a tragic situation. I studied this subject for a decade, but you can learn the basics in a few hours with no prior background. Journalists think every issue has two sides. Law and news stories, for example, are rarely black or white. But medical care is right or wrong, and I challenge you to find the truth here. I present: ✪ What the science says. ✪ Opinions of independent expeSupport the show (https://paypal.me/dryohoauthor?locale.x=en_US)
Jul 18 2021
10 mins