Do you or someone you care a lot about take prescription medications? If so, then you’ll want to know how the prescription you’re taking affects your body and how to stay healthy while you’re taking it. More and more Americans and Canadians are weaning themselves off of long-term prescription drugs and are finding that they can create vibrant, radiant health in themselves by using simple, safe, natural remedies with no side effects. This article will look at 3 good reasons you should avoid prescription drugs approved by the FDA. It is not intended to convince you that all FDA-approved prescription drugs are bad or dangerous. Used only when absolutely necessary and with great care, they can save lives.
Chemical imbalances in the body
Prescription drugs cause chemical imbalances in the body. These imbalances may include the depletion of vitamins and minerals, to constipation and lowered immune function. Doctors often look for signs in your body that indicate imbalances are causing other problems but no doctor can tell you with certainty how a particular drug prescription will affect your body and your health. Every person’s metabolism is as individual as a fingerprint and may react in different ways to different dosages of medications. Prescriptions are often more art than medical science.
Serious health issues
Prescription drugs can also cause more serious problems and may even kill you under certain circumstances. It’s interesting to note that natural remedies have never killed anyone and FDA approved prescription drugs kill 140,000 people a year in hospitals alone. That’s nearly 384 people every day of the year. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in a study of ‘adverse drug events’ (ADE’s) in people admitted to big city hospitals. An earlier study from the University of Arizona attributed 28 percent of hospitalizations to adverse drug events in prescription drugs. Defenders of the American prescription drug culture say the data from the JAMA ADE study overstated the number of cases per year. Okay, perhaps it is only 100,000 people who die each year from ADE’s.
It’s still an eye-opening statistic considering the fact that if a disease broke out that kills 100,000 people every year, a heavily funded Government task force would be assigned to study the disease and we would be wearing awareness buttons. The FDA’s own research group has estimated that 938,000 ‘injuries’ a year occur due to mistakes made in the prescription and dispensation of medications.
The reasons above should give pause to everyone currently on prescription medications before they become victims. Get the correct information. Do your research either online or from your doctor about the medications you are currently putting in your body and how they may interact with other medications or food substances. Learn to wean yourself away from the American drug culture. Whatever you do, do not stop taking your medications all at once. This can be more dangerous than you can imagine. Go slow and learn to wean yourself away slowly and surely.