Drug usage in this country has increased exponentially since the 1960’s because their use
generates trillions of dollars. To make matters worse, marketing efforts have influenced our behaviors with promises of youthful appearance, less disease and happy moods.
Some drugs save lives, however those used to treat chronic illness and disease create toxic
side-effects that can lead to death. Their marketing irresponsibility ignores the fact that ninety percent of chronic illness and disease is due to lifestyle behaviors.
The term “side effects” is an innocuous way of saying drugs cause disease. The term “unwanted direct effects” better defines what occurs when drugs are consumed. Consider
this. ALL drugs are somewhat toxic because they disrupt cell function having a negative effect on the body. Biochemical changes occur when multiple drugs are used simultaneously leaving the body vulnerable to more illness and disease.
This is common in the elderly population. Multiple studies reveal that people 65 years of age and older are taking a minimum of six drugs. The third and fourth drug out of the six is often prescribed to counteract the side effects of the first two drugs.
Many Alzheimer patients are prescribed Aricept. The side effects are nausea, diarrhea,
headaches, insomnia and dizziness. In order to counter these side effects, anti-nausea and diarrhea drugs are prescribed, along with sleep aids. Additionally, as biochemical reactions occur more drugs are prescribed to treat constipation, depression, anxiety, and other problems induced by the previously prescribed treatments.
Does this sound like evidenced based medicine to you?
In 1999, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 600,000 hospital
admissions and 700,000 emergency room visits from medications that were correctly administered but nonetheless produced side effects from intestinal bleeding to seizures to death.
Drug approval in this country goes through a “gold standard” process before market, yet, the FDA constantly eliminates, revises or adds effectiveness data. This is because the serious problems are not discovered and disclosed until after a drug has been on the market for a period of time using humans as guinea pigs. The “gold standard” approval is far from perfect and ripe for scientific manipulation which does occur. By law, a drug companies does NOT have to report adverse effects during a drug trial, consequently, they report only positive effects. You are among the few that know this dirty little secret.
It is the fox guarding the henhouse. Pharmaceutical companies essentially own everything in
the process. They provide medical schools research grant monies guaranteeing control over scientific and medical ideas. They select and hire the medical doctors to write up results of the scientific studies that are favorable. This has been frequently reported in the news, but consumers have short memories. Many choose to ignore the facts.
So many people make a living through this complex system that no one dares to disclose the
quackery.Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, disclosed how
un-scientific medicine has become. “It is simply no longer possible to
believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the
judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no
pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two
decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”
On the Integrative Medicine front, not one death was reported from the use of dietary
supplements in 2008 according to the U.S. National Poison Data System. The annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin. Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid or herbal products. Click here for more information.
Yet, the supplemental industry is constantly under attack from the FDA, medical institutions, AMA, and the media. Why is the government trying to restrict our access to vitamins (micro nutrients) when there is volumes of scientific evidence supporting their efficacy? Could it be ties to the big pharma complex?
More than 50% of Americans use supplements regularly. Interestingly, the more vitamins are
attacked, the greater the usage. Consumers are more informed today and use other
information sources, like this website, to learn how to stay healthy and disease free.
Informed consumers will be denied the right of freedom of choice if the drug companies
and their allies get their ways through legislation. Please remain diligent in this arena. Millions of Americans are dying of chronic illness and disease from the perceived “advances” of modern medicine driven by drugs.
Take personal responsibility and avoid this modern trend in medicine if possible. Consider
using the gifts of Nature that for centuries have given mankind the ability to treat conditions safely and effectively.
Journal, June 22, 2001