Drugs therapy alone is often unhelpful and potentially dangerous.
For the most part, traditional or modern medicine focuses more time and energy on treating symptoms than they do on figuring out the root cause of those symptoms. This is killing thousands of people every year, especially in the U.S. where the pharmaceutical businesses are more worried about their profit than they are about your health. FDA sanctioned drugs, even when used as directed, are killing Americans at a rate of one every three to five minutes.
There is a 26% chance of the average American taking chronic medications to be hospitalized as a result of a drug injury.
Each year, there are about 30 million people admitted to a hospital. Of those, about 10% (3 million people) are there because of a bad drug reaction or accidental overdose. A JAMA report in 1995 stated that “… approximately 280,000 people die annually as a result of these injuries.”
The very medicines being used to treat illness are causing more deaths in the U.S. in a single year than all the deaths that occurred throughout the entire Vietnam War. Shockingly, despite the fact that these drugs (FDA approved, I will add) kill over 100,000 American citizens every year, millions of people are still convinced that good health and treatment comes from a pill bottle.
The amount of money spent per year on drugs grows by more than 12% every year. Profits are well into the billions of dollars, which is why marketing for these drugs is so prolific.
There is significant brainwashing in television and radio-marketing that have people and doctors believing that their new drug is the ultimate fix. They hire psychologists and behavioral analysts to specifically target people with messages that drug therapy is the only safe and effective way to “cure” every single ailment that happens to your body.
This brainwashing starts early, too. Kids are being drowned in psychiatric medications when they act even remotely out of conformity. Pharmaceutical companies are highly skilled at fooling both doctors and parents with half-truths and pseudo-science about their newest and “most effective” drugs that make them believe these children are “sick in the head.”
Big drug companies pay over 60% of continuing education costs and classes for doctors, which then obligates that doctor to push their drugs on every patient who shows even the slightest sign of the symptom it’s geared toward.
Currently, there is one drug sales representative for every doctor in the United States. There are over 80,000 reps that give away more than $11 billion of samples annually.
Here’s the real secret that many people are having a hard time accepting because of the brainwashing: Nobody has a drug deficiency, but everyone experiencing an ailment or ill symptom has a chemical, hormonal, or nutritional deficiency.
The neuropath, Dr. Peter Bongiorno, wrote an article published in Psychology Today that demonstrates the significant dangers of loading patients with drugs to treat individual symptoms. He reports:
“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…”
In the April 2011 edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, research showed that approximately 25% of people getting these drugs are not even properly diagnosed! In many of these cases, the drugs are given simply as a way to numb the mind and suppress general mood problems, or to sedate those who have trouble sleeping.
Insomnia or poor sleep quality must be corrected, and it can be corrected without the use of drugs. Natural supplements and alternative treatments will correct the cause of sleep and mood problems, which is low melatonin and serotonin levels. Using sedating medications to treat anxiety and sleep problems will likely cause more problems that will lead to you being prescribed more drugs.
New research shows that sleep medications are associated with increased risk of death.
If you are having trouble sleeping or are suffering from anxiety or depression, take control of your own health and try alternative methods instead. You can read more about this in my book, Treating and Beating Anxiety and Depression with Orthomolecular Medicine. I would strongly encourage you to review Treating and Beating Sleep Program for a step-by-step guide to help you treat this problem.
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