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Pinkeye: Treatment or Tragedy?

Updated: Jan 28, 2023

Anyone who knows me is already aware of my view of the modern medical system. In a nutshell, the many fine people who have dedicated their lives to helping others in a health crisis are often highly limited in what they may offer because of a backwards system of profit-driven chemical "treatments" and insanely unhealthy options. Profits before people. And I assure you, I have considerable personal experience with this system. Between mandates, associations, government rules, and lobbyists who represent Big Business, these talented experts don't dare wander far from the established criteria put in place a century ago by the billionaire pharmaceutical giants and money-hungry executives who are behind the entire "treat the symptoms and ignore the cause" charade. These executives do not care about your health whatsoever.

When I saw an online Medical News Today article offering "medical advice" about how to treat pinkeye, I could not remain silent. This is just a small example of the tragedy of what modern medicine passes off as "treatments".

The picture says it all, doesn't it? Wait until you see what advice the article offered for pinkeye and you too may be wide-eyed when you realize nothing the article offered as treatments had anything to do with alleviating the problem - just the symptoms. To be entirely honest, to call it a disservice to the sick would be an understatement. Any medical intervention claiming to minimize suffering must look at causes before I will consider it an honest act!

The first piece of crucial advice offered by Medical News Today for anyone suffering a bad case of pinkeye? From "Five Home Remedies for Pinkeye":

Number One:

"Use a cool compress". OK then! I mean, who would ever have thought of that, right? If that is not enough, they even provide instruction on how to operate a cool compress:

How to use a compress for pinkeye:

-soak a clean washcloth or hand towel in warm or cool water

-wring out any excess water

-place the damp washcloth over the eye and leave there for a few minutes

-remove the washcloth from the eye and wash your hands immediately

Speechless. OK, I suppose there are some people somewhere in the world (in a cave, maybe?) who would benefit from such advice.

Number Two:

Damp Cloth Clean

Not to point out the obvious, but did this operation really require a second number? I mean, I may have included it with point Number One if I were the author. Perhaps I am just picky. Let's see where this goes.

People who have bacterial pinkeye might notice a thick discharge, or pus, leaking from the eye that it is affecting. Use a warm, damp cloth to remove pus from around the eye and lashes.

OK, so this makes sense. Clean the old eye up a bit to prepare it for a treatment, right? Let's continue...

Number Three:

Eye Drops

Lubricating eye drops, or “natural tears,” can soothe irritation or burning in the eye.

Eye drops can help relieve the symptoms of all types of pinkeye. They help to flush out allergens, irritants, and discharge.

OK, what about those of us who are actually looking for information on how to stop the actual infection? What about preventing it to begin with? Or is that something which requires a doctorate or an authorized prescription? I become increasingly aware that the article is not focused on the principle of healing at all.

I can imagine waiting a week or two (or more) to get in to see a doctor while suffering with such an affliction. No really, I can imagine. I have been told (long, long ago, when I still relied on this unsettling system of "health care" to take care of me) that there would be a 6 to 12-month waiting period before I would hear from a surgeon for an appointment to address a debilitating hernia I was suffering with. On a different occasion years earlier, I was told that "migraines are just headaches" so are "not a priority of urgent care". Or how about the time an emergency room doc sent me home with what felt like a herd of elephants jumping around inside my head because he "does not give medicine for headaches". He did in fact reconsider a couple of hours later when I arrived back in the E.R. with life threatening low blood pressure due to the intense pain I was suffering. This list of experiences is longer, but let's focus on solutions.

Number Four:

Pain-Relieving Medication

Some over-the-counter medications can help minimize pinkeye symptoms.

Symptoms. Symptoms?! Isn't that exactly the problem? What about actually addressing what is causing the symptoms, instead of covering up the pain of the disease with pain medication? I mean, wouldn't destroying the very cause of what is causing the symptom be the very best symptom relief of all?

Number Five:

Touching or rubbing the eyes can make the symptoms of pinkeye worse, and can mean it takes longer to clear up. If a person needs to touch their eyes, they can do so by washing their hands thoroughly both before and afterwards.

That's it. That is the advice from the highest field of medicine for treating a case of pinkeye.

In case you're wondering what I would do, it is simple. I would take a teaspoon of goldenseal root, add a quarter cup of clean hot water and allow it to "steep", stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes. Once it has cooled, I may add two or three "squirts" of colloidal silver, and voila! An instant eyewash or eye drops for pinkeye! I have seen this stop pinkeye in its tracks in a single day repeatedly (you would want to use it for longer, though).If I didn't have goldenseal root, I would probably mix up a small dose of eye drops by diluting povidone-iodine solution 10% down to about .5% (1 part iodine to 20 parts distilled water) and use it as an eyewash instead. These things are well known to kill the bacteria that is causing such an infection.

No prescription needed.

If you really want to potentiate your treatment, you could test your pH using urine test strips to ensure your body's interstitial detoxification pathways are functioning. This only functions well when your urine pH is above 7.4 (ideally 8-9). If it is not, you can supplement this with pHrē alkalizing Salts.

If you have a natural healthcare practitioner who is knowledgeable in the use of natural medicines and focused on real solutions rather than bandaid politics, you have a gem! Keep them close and learn everything you can from them. As a natural health practitioner of over a decade I highly recommend exploring your natural health options before making serious health decisions which may not be reversible. Just my opinion.

Treat the symptoms, but also treat the root cause!

I feel better now. Thanks for listening.


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