Doctors Even Killed Napoleon

Researchers now believe that over-enthusiastic medics - not cancer or murder - may have caused Napoleon Bonaparte's death. He was given regular doses of antimony potassium tartrate, or tartar emetic a poisonous colourless salt which was used to make him vomit. He was also given regular enemas. The researchers say this would have caused a serious potassium deficiency, which can lead to a potentially fatal heart condition called Torsades de Pointes in which rapid heartbeats disrupt blood flow to the brain. The final straw is likely to have been a 600 milligram dose of mercuric chloride, given as a purge to clear the intestines two days before his death.

The moral of the story? Even if you are one of the most prominent leaders in the world the conventional medical thought could non-intentionally kill you with their belief that toxic drugs are better for you than simple inexpensive food and lifestyle optimization. Believe me, the situation is far worse now than it was in Napoleon's day as the drug companies are now a half a trillion dollar a year business. This is more money than there was in the entire world at that time. This amount of economic force has power to control and manipulate the culture far more than you could ever imagine.

BBC News July 22, 2004

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