11:30 a.m., Nov. 27)
chiropractor hosts screening of eye-
Nathalie Beauchamp is a member of a profession that barely
30 years ago was demonized by the American Medical Association
as quackery and an unscientific cult.
has come a long way since the late 70s and early 80s.
Today chiropractic therapy, as practiced by individuals
like Dr. Beauchamp, is recognized as an integral element
of the health care industry.
upon thousands of people have benefited from chiropractic
therapy in relieving chronic pain, MS, autism and even
road to legitimacy has been a long and controversial one
as documented by the new movie "Doctored" which
is being presented by Dr. Beauchamp at the Orléans
Mayfair Theatre this Friday at 8 p.m.
Beauchamp first heard about the film, which is being promoted
as the medical industries version of Food Inc., at a convention
good friends of mine who are high profile doctors are
in the movie, so I'm a little biased, but it's exciting
that someone has finely done a movie on the benefits of
natrural healing and lifestyle change," says Dr.
first half of the film looks at the role the AMA played
in demonizing chiropractic therapy. It then takes aim
at the link between the pharmaceutical industry and conventional
medicine and the supersonic increase in prescribed drugs
in the past 20 years, especially behavioral drugs for
children and youth.
to statistics, Americans are accountable for half the
prescriptions in the world even though they make up less
than five per cent of the world's population. The insinuation
is that many doctors, especially south of the border,
are little more than drug pushers and prescription writers.
pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest single industries
on earth. World wide sales topped $839 billion in 2011.
That's more than the total gross domestic output of most
countries. In 2009 the industry spent $65.3 billion on
research and investment, which was less than 10 per cent
of gross revenue.
film places particular emphasis on the fact that the potential
side effects of many drugs can often be worse than the
condition they are treating. Several individuals in the
film blame over-prescribed behavioral drugs on youth suicides.
overdose is the second leading cause of death among youth
next to motor vehicle accidents.
movie makes the case that many drugs, such as the anti-cholesterol
drug Lipitor, would be unnecessary if patients made better
nutritional and lifestyle choices, but people are more
interested in the shortest route to the quickest fix and
opt for meds instead of exercising or eating healthier
film makes excellent use of case studies in showing how
modern chiropractic therapy has helped patients in fighting
chronic disease such as chronic back pain, MS and chronic
underlying theme of the movie is that the only way to
avoid a lifelong addiction to prescription drugs is to
eat better and exercise regularly. Unfortunately, as a
society, we are doing the exact opposite. We promote auto-immune
diseases with an over-dependency on vaccines from birth
which weakens our body's immune system.
consume way too much sugar, sodium and cholesterol in
our processed foods, especially junk food. Even when we
think we are eating healthy we are doing damage by consuming
genetically modified grains, fruit and vegetables, and
is an eye-opening documentary that will change your view
of western health care and hopefully put you on the path
of wellness and chemical independentcy.
can be purchased at the Mayfair Theatre or by visiting
Dr. Beauchamp's office at 1224 Place d'Orleans Dr. Unit
1 next to the Orleans Urgent Care Clinic.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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