The primary purpose of business is to make money.

“I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.” 

                                          John D. Rockefeller

As the first order of business, Rockefeller sought to excoriate naturopathy, or diet and nutrition as preventative medicine. All of this transpired while he and his billionaire buddies were actually treating themselves naturally. Recognizing the potential profits to be made by cornering medicine into allopathy*, would-be-competitors Andrew Carnegie and JP Morgan allied behind a common goal. Aside from the obvious tax write-offs that come as perks by running a charity foundation, pharmaceuticals are oil-based. Ergo, Rockefeller became a philanthropist by day while stuffing his oily pockets at night.

The year is 1900 and the American Medical Association, known as the AMA, is weak, unorganized and has very little money and very little respect from the majority of the population. Herbalists, Homeopathic Doctors and Chiropractors were the therapists of choice at this time and flourished, while medical doctors were struggling just to make a living.

However, by 1910, the AMA was out of money and didn’t have the funds to complete their makeover or should I say takeover. Around this time The Rockefellers had joined forces with The Carnegie Foundation to create an ‘education fund’. They were approached by N.P. Colwell, who was the secretary of the Council on Medical Education. His request to them was to finish the takeover of the health industry that they had started. Rockefeller and Carnegie both agreed to finish what the AMA could not. Simon Flexner, who was on the Board of Directors for the Rockefeller Institute, proposed that his brother Abraham Flexner, who knew nothing about medicine, be hired for the project. Despite his lack of medical knowledge, the plan was to ‘restructure’ the AMA, otherwise the American Medical Association, to ‘certify’ medical schools based solely upon Flexner’s recommendations.

For the AMA to survive, what was known to be the ‘Council on Medical Education’ was established in 1904. They stated that their mission was to “upgrade medical education.” This, in itself, was a noble goal – if it were true. However, the Council on Medical Education had actually devised a plan, otherwise known as the ‘Evil Plot’, to rank all the medical schools throughout the country. Their guidelines were dubious, to say the least. For instance, just having the word ‘homeopathic’ in the name of a medical school reduced its ranking because the AMA asserted that these schools taught ‘an exclusive dogma’. Otherwise, all viable competition became the target; otherwise on they were now on the hit list.

"Abraham Flexner was engaged by John D. Rockefeller to run around the country and ‘evaluate’ the effectiveness of therapies taught in medical schools and other institutions of the healing arts. Rockefeller wanted to dominate control over petroleum, petrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals (which are derived from ‘coal tars’ or crude oil). He arranged for his company, Standard Oil of New Jersey to obtain a controlling interest in a huge German drug cartel called I. G. Farben. He pulled in his stronger competitors like Andrew Carnegie and JP Morgan as partners, while making other, less powerful players, stockholders in Standard Oil. Those who would not come into the fold “were crushed” according to a Rockefeller biographer." 

(W. Hoffman, David: Report on a Rockefeller {New York:Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1971}page 24.)

Eventually, Flexner submitted his report to The Carnegie Foundation entitled ‘Medical Education in the United States and Canada,’ which is also known as the ‘Flexner Report’. Not surprisingly, the basis of the report was that it was far too easy to start a medical school and that most medical schools were not teaching ‘sound medicine’. Let me translate this for you: These natural health colleges were not pushing enough chemical drugs manufactured by, guess who? The companies owned by Carnegie and Rockefeller.

So to make a long story short, the AMA, who were “evaluating” the various medical colleges, made it their job to target and shut down the larger, respected homeopathic colleges. In 1910, the Flexner Report recommended, “strengthening medical courses in pharmacology, otherwise drugs, and in addition to this, they establish drug research departments at all schools that they deemed to be qualified.”

"The privileges of the medical school can no longer be open to casual strollers from the highway. It is necessary to install a doorkeeper who will, by critical scrutiny, ascertain the fitness of the applicant, a necessity suggested, in the first place, but consideration for the candidate, whose time and talents will serve him better in some other vocation, if he be unfit for this, and in the second, by consideration for a public entitled to protection from those whom the very boldness of modern medical strategy equips with instruments that, tremendously effective for good when rightly used, are all the more terrible for harm if ignorantly or incompetently employed."

page 22 of the Flexner Report of 1910

What followed was a systematic debunking campaign on part of the AMA which used coercion and propaganda to displace all medical schools teaching anything other than allopathy including but not limited to Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and other conventional forms of therapy. The AMA spat in the face of the conventional medicine of the era, arbitrarily relabeling it as “alternative medicine.” The Flexner Report declared that any discussion of patients who had successfully healed from “alternative medicine” was anecdotal and those patients probably dodged a bullet by not using allopathic treatment. This is tantamount to trying to prove a negative. It is tacitly asserted on page 17 of the report that fewer doctors are needed to better control the medical system and phase out undesirable information by creating an exclusive club.

Carnegie and Rockefeller began to immediately shower hundreds of millions of dollars on those medical schools that were teaching drug intensive medicine. Predictably, those schools that had the financing, churned out the better doctors or should I say, ‘the more recognized doctors’. In return for the financing, the schools were required to continue teaching course material that was exclusively drug oriented, with no emphasis put on natural medicine. I love when a plan comes together. As we all know when it comes to free money, there are always strings attached.

In this case, the Rockefellers and Carnegie’s were more than happy to place one of “their guys” on the board of directors at each and every medical school that accepted their funding. The end result was that all accredited medical schools became heavily oriented toward drugs and drug research. It was no longer normal to be Natural. Health now had become patented and synthetic.

By 1923, the 22 homeopathic ‘medical’ schools that flourished in the 1900s dwindled to just 2.

By 1925, over 10,000 herbalists were out of business.

By 1940, over 1,500 chiropractors would be prosecuted for practicing “quackery.”

By 1950, all schools teaching homeopathy were closed.

In the end, if a physician did not graduate from a ‘Flexner-approved’ medical school and receive an M.D. degree, then he or she could not find a job. This is why today M.D.s are so heavily biased toward synthetic drug therapy and know little about nutrition, if anything. They don’t even study what makes a healthy body; they study disease.

Modern doctors are taught virtually nothing about nutrition, gentle daily cleansing, wellness or disease prevention. Expecting a medical doctor to guide you on health issues is sort of like expecting your local butcher to perform surgery on you. It’s simply not an area in which they have been trained.

Since the Flexner Report was released, have we seen any progress? 100 years ago if a medical doctor saw a case of cancer he would call on his colleagues because it was felt that they may never see this again, since cancer was so rare. Diabetes was practically unheard of, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) was nonexistent, and the term “heart attack” hadn’t even been coined yet.

Today, cancer is an epidemic. According to the WHO in a 2010 study, 41% of the people alive today will face a diagnosis of the “Big C” (and that number was pre-Fukushima). Heart disease is rampant, and diabetes is at epidemic proportions. Infant mortality is up; birth defects are up. Even closer to home, over 66% of North American adults are overweight. What did our great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers eat? Fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, bread from fresh grains, meat, butter, and cheese from grass-fed cows and eggs from free-range chickens. None of it was processed with drugs, chemicals or additives.

*the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated