Traditional medicines focus on treating symptoms, instead of causes, is literally killing thousands of people every year. Americans using FDA sanctioned drugs, as directed, are dying at the rate of one every three to five minutes. In fact, the average American has a 26% chance of being hospitalized from a drug injury from the effects of a lifetime of drug taking. Of the 30 million people admitted to hospitals each year, approximately ten percent, or 3 million, are admitted specifically because of adverse drug reactions. In 1995, a JAMA report noted that, “…approximately 280,000 die annually as a result of these injuries.”
The very drugs that are being used to treat various illnesses are causing more American deaths in one year than occurred in the entire Vietnam War! Yet, in spite of the fact that these FDA approved drugs are killing over 100,000 Americans each year, people still believe health comes from a doctor prescribed pill bottle. Annual spending on drugs continues to grow by 12% or more each year. The public and the medical profession have been brainwashed into believing drug therapy is a safe and effective way to “cure” every ailment known to man.
This starts at an early age as our kids become jaded and used to the idea of lining up for the school nurse to dispense their Ritalin and other psychotropic drugs. To safeguard their stranglehold on public perception, the pharmaceutical industry makes sure doctors are thoroughly duped with half-truths and pseudo-science about the newest, greatest wonder drugs.
In 2001, drug companies paid for over 60% of the costs of all doctors’ continuing education classes. And over 80,000 drug reps give away $11 billion worth of samples each year. There is now one drug rep for every doctor in the United States.
No One Has A Drug Deficiency
The list of drugs used for treating anxiety is almost endless, however some of the more popular include:
Dr. Peter Bongiorno, naturopath, wrote an interesting article in Psychology Today which demonstrates the dangers of treating symptoms with drugs. He reports in his article –
“These anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications are among the most prescribed in the United States – and possibly the most dangerous. According to a report in the 2010 Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, people who use anti-anxiety medication have a 36% increased mortality risk. That means persons using these drugs are almost 40% more likely to die than people who do not use them…
According to research published in the April 2011 edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, about 25% of people who are given these dangerous medications do not have a proper diagnosis. In many cases, these drugs are given as a way to suppress general mood issues or sedate people who cannot sleep.”
Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms
Poor sleep can and must be corrected, preferably with natural supplements, which correct the cause, low serotonin and or melatonin. Using benzodiazepines or antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety or poor sleep, will potentially create more problems and often lead to other drugs.
And new research shows that all sleep drugs are associated with increase risk of death.
If you are struggling with anxiety or depression I encourage you to read my book, Treating and Beating Anxiety and Depression With Orthomolecular Medicine or the chapter on same topic in my, Treating and Beating Fibromyalgia and CFS book.
For those suffering with the heath robbing effects of poor sleep, or taking sleep drugs, I strongly encourage to get and use the step-by-step protocols in my Treating and Beating Sleep Program.
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