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The Side-Effects of a Perfect Medicine?

Published on May 29, 2024

In a world where no one trusts anyone anymore and integrity is treated as an obsolete concept, the medical care of patients suffers. Both information and legacy media have become weaponized to sell drugs and vaccines of such horror that it is difficult to discern which way to turn.

The playing field of medicine thus has become a mess both on the natural and mainstream medical side. A significant part of the problem is fanatic adherence to one approach or another. Everyone is correct, so how do we see what is wrong or dangerous to our well-being? In an aura of rightness, no one listens to alternative options.

Ivermectin is a derivative of avermectin initially used to treat parasitic infections, and it has been reasonably used safely for decades. Emerging literature has suggested that its role goes beyond this and may help treat inflammatory conditions, viral infections, and cancers. This means a chorus is rising to declare Ivermectin a wonder drug. Aspirin is often called a wonder drug, partly because it is powerful and effective for many health problems. Yet both drugs are not without the dangers that are inherent in all pharmaceuticals, even in the safest ones.

My intention is not to pick apart Ivermectin but to put some sense and caution into the drugs we choose. However, I am writing this essay because I have recently had a patient who was destroyed with Ivermectin, and he cares not in the least how rare his reaction to the drug is.

More common Ivermectin Side-Effects from Mayo Clinic:

  • Difficulty in moving
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • pain in the joints
  • swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the armpit

Less common

  • Black, tarry stools
  • bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • cough
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • eye or eyelid irritation, pain, redness, or swelling
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • fever
  • painful or difficult urination
  • rapid weight gain
  • sensation of spinning
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • swollen glands
  • tingling of the hands or feet
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual sleepiness
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusual weight gain or loss

Rare But Possible

  • Agitation
  • back pain
  • bloody eye
  • blurred vision
  • change in consciousness.
  • confusion
  • decreased awareness or responsiveness.
  • difficulty in standing or walking.
  • hallucinations
  • headache
  • irritability
  • loss of bladder control
  • loss of bowel control
  • loss of consciousness
  • mood or mental changes
  • redness of the eye
  • seizures
  • stiff neck
  • unusual dullness or feeling of sluggishness
  • vomiting
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • change in consciousness
  • confusion about identity, place, and time
  • dark urine
  • diarrhea
  • discharge, excessive tearing
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of consciousness
  • red skin lesion often with a purple center
  • sensitivity of the eye to light
  • swelling of the eyelids
  • tearing
  • upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • yellow eyes and skin

What this all means is that one takes a risk when using Ivermectin, but often, the benefits for specific disorders are more significant than the risks. In the era of COVID, the FDA (United States Government) tried to stamp out its use altogether, and in the US, it was difficult and even impossible to obtain. The government could not give emergency approval to the mRNA vaccines if there were other treatments, so it was banned.

Other safer treatments for COVID were also heavily banned, but nothing was more heavily banned with derision than chlorine dioxide, a safe, legal treatment for water purification. It is illegal to use in the treatment of disease in every country in the world except in Bolivia, where the police, military, and politicians used chlorine dioxide to treat COVID successfully, so they made it legal.

As I said above, my intention is not to pick apart Ivermectin but to put some sense and caution into the drugs we choose. Marijuana, a very safe natural medicine that is now being used more than beer or vodka daily, is not without its dangers.

Knowing there are options is always helpful, and it is always good to pick the safest ones. I am guilty of siding too much with natural medicines and have refused to obtain the help of pharmaceuticals and modern medicine in general. This stubbornness was broken a year ago when, at age 70, I finally had to break down and start taking medicine for high blood pressure. All my natural approaches were insufficient.

My bottom-line conclusion is that we should almost always try natural medicines and treatments first because they are safer, but we should not wholly avoid modern medicine when natural approaches do not work as effectively as we would like.

However, with that said, it is profoundly sad, but sometimes we must see that nothing works and people die. No matter what anyone says, there is no reliable or proven treatment for the incredibly fast-growing cancers (turbo-cancers) caused by mRNA genetic vaccines. These are the kinds of cancers that pop up suddenly and are discovered at stage 4, even in the young. Indeed, there is no cure for sudden death, which has been surging since the beginning of the massive COVID-19 vaccination programs.

A great majority of my consultations this year are with patients with painful end-stage cancer, and it can be disheartening. Many of them have had many rounds of exceedingly harsh chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Oncologists treat aggressively until patients are at the end of their rope. Promising a reduction in pain, they often leave patients in even more pain.

There are so many people championing this or that treatment as a cure for cancer. Or a cure for other diseases. To promise a cure is dangerous, if not outright arrogant, because there are always so many variables in each case. Emotions have the power to run rings around any medicine or medical approach. Doctors cannot make promises, but they often do, meaning that many in the healing arts seem to play God. Patients are frequently deceived and disappointed, so I stick to the safety of the most basic medicinals the body needs for health and immune system strength.


Yet, with all this said, essential medicines like magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine, selenium, sulfur, and glutathione are bedrock medicines that can always be relied upon to help us with our needs, no matter our medical situation. They will comfort us and sometimes heal us without risk. Giving the body what it needs is often magical, so do not be surprised when healing occurs.

Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD, DM (P)

Professor of Natural Oncology, Da Vinci Institute of Holistic Medicine
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
Founder of Natural Allopathic Medicine

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