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The use of prescription drugs has been increasing every year because more of us are having health problems. Some of the main reasons why health problems are on the rise are the result of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), bad agricultural practices and unhealthy lifestyles. Another major reason why health problems are on the rise is because our education system does a poor job teaching us about the hazardous ingredients in conventional food, such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), aspartame and refined sugar.
According to Melody Petersen, author of Our Daily Meds, prescription drugs kill over 100,000 Americans each year. That is three times more than motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. each year. Other experts claim that prescription drugs injure and hospitalize millions of people worldwide every year.
As described at alternet.org.
Melody Petersen: The study estimating that 100,000 Americans die each year from their prescriptions looked only at deaths from known side effects. That is, those deaths didn’t happen because the doctor made a mistake and prescribed the wrong drug, or the pharmacist made a mistake in filling the prescription, or the patient accidentally took too much. Unfortunately, thousands of patients die from such mistakes too, but this study looked only at deaths where our present medical system wouldn’t fault anyone.
Whether the statistics above are accurate or not, I believe it should not be too far off. Many of the deaths related to prescription drugs are usually not broadcast in the mainstream media; therefore, the statistics above may be surprising to the average person. Pharmaceutical drug companies have strong ties with the mainstream media and they also contribute a lot of money to the mainstream media. Because of these features, it is not surprising that the mainstream media favors pharmaceutical drug companies. If the statistics above were related to herbal medicine or dietary supplement, the mainstream media would jump all over it and cover it non-stop.
Why prescription drugs do not cure diseases
Most prescription drugs are poorly tested; therefore, side effects are sometime unpredictable. Because they are poorly tested, the users end up being the guinea pigs. When you experience side effects from taking something, it is your body’s way of telling you that what you are taking is not good for you. Learning to listen to your body is essential for your health and may even save your life someday.
The methods scientists use to create prescription drugs do not harmonize well with the systems of our bodies. Scientists like to exploit nature instead of work in harmony with it. Because of this, they fail to see how balance and cooperation are essential for creating drugs that can effectively cure diseases. Most prescription drugs are created by mimicking a small portion of the natural chemical structures in plants or extracting certain portions of the plant’s natural chemical structure. Because of this, prescription drugs are missing essential chemical components that are needed for optimal and safe healing.
To be able to create drugs that can work nearly as good as the natural chemicals found in plants, scientists will need to study how every chemical compound in the plant contributes to its healing properties. This way they can see how each chemical compound affects the healing properties of the plant as a whole.
The unwanted truth is that prescription drugs are not created for the purpose of curing diseases but for the purpose of managing diseases. The reason for this is so that we keep coming back for more which means more profit for drug companies. Prescription drugs are also designed to be addictive so we become dependent on them. The addictiveness and side effects of prescription drugs are the reasons why they are so effective at making the drug industry rich.
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