EBTV presents host Evita Ochel with special guest Denis Rancourt in a dialogue about the modern landscape of science, medicine and health. The specific focus is how oppression and hierarchy influence our health.

Denis Rancourt is a former tenured and full professor of physics at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He practiced several areas of science (including physics and environmental science) which were funded by a national agency and he ran an internationally recognized laboratory. He is the author of over 100 articles in leading scientific journals, social commentary essays, and the author of his book, Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight against Racism.

Link to first episode with Denis: The Controls and Confines of our Obedience Based Education System

Specific topics and points covered in the video include:

  1. What role science plays in creating our health and offering solutions for our planet and society. (1:50)

    • dispelling the myth that science is our “saving grace”
    • the effects of the dominance hierarchy in our society
    • the practice of keeping people ignorant about their own body and health
  2. What the number one priority of the medical establishment is. (5:55)

    • influences of personal gains and professional stakes
  3. Exploring what Denis shares as the 1st apical lie by omission: which does not admit that the predominant causal determinant of an individual’s health is the individual’s real and perceived place in the society’s dominance hierarchy. (7:20)

    • both animal and human findings show that direct oppression from hierarchy has a direct physiological effect on the body of the individual
    • lower hierarchy placement links to poorest health and longevity
  4. Examining the correlation between lower and higher hierarchy placement. (11:40)

    • the role of our perception of ourselves and our perceived placement within the societal hierarchy
    • how certain homeless people or people in poverty can have good health
  5. The role of food and healthy diet on our health. (16:20)

    • who benefits from healthy food the most
  6. The health impacts on the “alpha male” or those at the highest level of the hierarchy. (18:30)

    • the role of class structure and cohesion
  7. The phenomenon of individual self-destruction in societies. (20:25)

    • the modern suicide rates in our society
    • the benefit of discovering and application of the authentic rebellion
    • the importance of finding the resources within to help yourself
    • the role of community, connection and authenticity
  8. Exploring what Denis shares as the 2nd apical lie by omission: the “voodoo lie” of the false scientific foundation of its professional practice which does not admit that most of medical research used to justify the recommended “treatments” is wrong and that consequently the “treatments” are ineffective at best. (26:28)

    • the role of meta research in the field of science and medicine
    • the professional and economic motivations within the medical system
    • the downfall of being personally invested in major work and research
    • the consequences of our personal disconnection from our own body
    • the need for a system-wide patient re-education
    • the created dependency on medical professionals
  9. The flawed charity and organization system that is looking for the “cure”. (37:00)

    • the financial funding of the medical establishment by the people
    • the need to learn how to create a good quality of life
    • the need to address the cause of disease at the root level and eliminate that
    • the need to shrink the disparity between the rich and poor
  10. Examining the relationship between poverty, healthy eating and obesity. (40:30)

    • the role of food in providing a source of pleasure
    • the root cause of oppression and the self-destructive instinct in causing obesity
    • the necessary role of personal rebellion against oppression
    • the role of walking as the most powerful solution for physical, mental and emotional well-being
  11. Exploring what Denis shares as the 3rd apical lie by omission: the secret that establishment medicine (in North America) is itself the third leading cause of death, after cancer and cardiovascular failures for which medicine is of little use. (48:30)

    • the current number of deaths due to medical error, as well as unintentional accidents
    • the pros and cons of the medical system
    • the core lifestyle habit risk factor for disease
  12. The effects of oppression in childhood on our health and well-being. (55:45)

    • the importance of consciousness and personal empowerment
    • the need to stand up to our own oppression and overcoming
    • macro and micro levels of oppression in our life, such as our relationships
    • the importance on focusing on our own solutions, rather than trying to save the world
  13. Closing tips and advice for freedom of oppression and personal empowerment. (1:02:30)