It is therefore staggering to learn that according to official records hundreds of thousands of people die every year, in the USA alone, from medical practices.
These deaths are not from malpractice as such, but from established medical procedures and from prescription drugs taken as directed by a physician.
It is such a recognised phenomenon that there is an official term for illness and death caused by medical treatment; it is called iatrogenesis.
Official figures show that, after heart disease and cancer, the biggest killer in America is the medical profession.
This is not a problem peculiar to the USA and, alarmingly, it is not a situation that is improving.
Statistics show that for both America and the UK a person is more likely to die as a result of a visit to a doctor than they are from a road traffic accident.
It is obvious that there is something fundamentally wrong with modern medicine.
It is a problem so grave that it has the potential to make everyone a casualty of current medical treatment.
So why has it all gone wrong?
Why hasn’t the ever increasing expenditure on sophisticated medical technology and the plethora of ‘new’ pharmaceutical products brought a corresponding improvement in the prevention and cure of disease?
Our investigation revealed a catalogue of serious problems that include poor science, toxic medicine, misdiagnosis, hypocrisy, poisoned environments and suppression of information, all of which culminate in needless suffering and death on a huge scale throughout the world.
We have brought together information from many highly-qualified doctors, scientists and researchers who challenge the very foundations that current medical and pharmaceutical practices are based on.
Our book will change readers' views about 'illness' and 'health' forever as it becomes abundantly clear 'why germs don't make you ill and drugs can't cure you'.