Published on Apr 15, 2019
Josh Bloom is researcher, journalist, scientist and President of the American Council on Science and Health, which describes itself as a pro-science consumer advocacy group that goes after what they think is bad science.
Josh and I don’t agree on many issues but we do agree that the government’s response to the so-called opioid crisis has left millions of people in chronic pain suffering unnecessarily. Josh has done a lot of great work debunking the CDC’s numbers relating to the opioid crisis and exposing how as more draconian measures are instituted to restrict access to pain medicines - more people in pain are suffering and more people are dying of overdose. We talk about the real cause of the opioid crisis and how those in power and those who seek to benefit from that power have manipulated the data to present a false narrative to the American people.
This is very emotional issue for me since I’ve been in chronic pain for over thirty years and have seen first hand how people in pain are treated in the current environment of opioid hysteria.
I exercise my health freedom by taking Kratom for my chronic pain. Kratom isn’t for everyone and I recommend everyone do their own research to see if its right them. Thats exactly what I did and I found it extremely helpful for helping improve my over well being and help with the pain. The only Kratom I trust is from Urban Ice Organics which you can find at Natural organix.com
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If you'd like to hear more about my experience using Kratom send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Josh on Twitter: @joshbloomACHS and check out his blog posts on https://www.acsh.org
Some of Josh's articles on The Opioid Crisis:
The key question is “If you don’t own your body and can’t control what you ingest who does and how do they determine how much of anything, including medicine do you deserve? The rationing of pain medicine is part of the problem we are facing today as millions of people in pain are being denied treatment, cut off from treatment or under treated due to the actions of our government. When Individual rights are trampled upon individuals suffer.
Since recording this episode the FDA has come out and made an announcement about advising doctors not to force taper people on pain meds - which is step in the right direction and we’ll cover that in future episodes - in my opinion thats coming out two years too late and doesn’t go far enough helping people who are in pain. The CDC 90 morphine milligram equivalent is still in effect.
Throughout the discussion Josh brought up topics in which I disagreed with him on and In hindsight I wish I had pushed back a little more and given a defense from the consumers perspective concerning Marijuana and Kratom. If you’d like to read more about Kratom you can find some great info here:
I want to thank Josh for a great conversation and I hope you enjoy our discussion.
Thanks for listening and let us know your thoughts on Marijuana, Kratom and living with chronic pain in America today.
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