Medical Polution: Poli-Meds that Kill
Medical polution and poli-meds that kill is a problem that needs addressing. According to OffGridSurvival.com, “One out of every 5 U.S. adults is taking at least one behavioral pharmaceutical drug and more than one in four women is taking at least one mood altering medication.” Dr. Mercola writes, “Death by medicine is a 21st-century epidemic, and America’s “war on drugs” is clearly directed at the wrong enemy!”
Prescription drugs are now killing far more people than illegal drugs. An analysis of recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Los Angeles Times revealed that deaths from prescription drug use are increasing. The Times analysis of 2009 death statistics, the most recent available, showed: For the first time ever in the US, more people were killed by drugs than motor vehicle accidents. 37,485 people died from prescribed drugs. Drug fatalities more than doubled among teens and young adults between 2000 and 2008, and more than tripled among people aged 50 to 69.
There are few research studies on the effects of multiple drugs on a single individual. The specialists who each prescribe for you are in different departments, different buildings. Do your specialists confer with one another about your case? One gives an antacid; another gives a blood pressure medication; yet another an anti-depressant. Throw in an allergy medication. How ’bout a steroid? An antibiotic? As we all know, there is nothing unusual about such a concoction. Maybe you need another few pills to counteract ALL the combined side effects. Now you might need a laxative for the drug-induced constipation, or something for the drug induced lethargy and lack of libido.
Recently I took a webinar featuring the fifty most popular drugs contrasted with Chinese herbal formulas for addressing the most common medical issues. Time-tested formulas to replace the beta-blocker, the antacid, the steroid, the antibiotic, and the anti-depressant. These carefully crafted formulas might act slower but have virtually none of the side effects of prescribed drugs.
The best thing about these formulas is that they do more than just MASK the symptom and numb the pain—an action which often drives the problem deeper. Instead, the REMEDY is what goes deep to get to the bottom of the problem, working on the underlying causes. You could also call it ‘working upstream,’ getting at the cause of inflammation before it differentiates into arthritis, or a stroke, or any other possible inflammatory conditions.
I have had good results with patients going this route. A 12-year sinus infection resistant to antibiotics—Gone! Smell and taste returned. And in this current climate of HMO and Insurance company control of doctors and medical procedures, the ability to probe deeper has been removed even further from the doctor’s hands. I’m told that an MRI MUST preceed a simple appointment with the physical therapist who might be able to work out that kink before it needs anything else.
Let vanity work for you. Multiple medications confuse the body and make it age faster. Find an informed doctor who uses what is called “functional medicine.” If the energy body underlying all the physical organs is not addressed, and if the mind and emotions are not exercised and healed, then it is like making a cake lacking crucial ingredients. We are dealing with human bodies programmed over 30,000 years to have adequate exercise, clean air and lots of time between hunting raids and food gathering for simple relaxation. We must turn to Nature for cures and equanimity…!
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