You go to the doctor and are labeled with a new disease, ailment, disorder, or whatever else they call them these days. What is the first response from 98% of the doctors out there? “Well, let’s start you on this medication”. And he or she proceeds to get the old prescription pad out and writes you another scrip to add to the seven you are already ingesting on a daily basis. Now, there are some medications that are very helpful, but the majority of the time, the medication is just covering up the symptoms of the core issue. We have become a world of band aids instead of getting to the real cause of our body being out of balance.
Why are we writing this article? Because more people die in America every year from prescription drug abuse than die from heroin and cocaine combined. This information came from a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC found a quadruple increase in deaths from prescription narcotics over the past decade which is directly correlated with a quadruple increase in the number of prescriptions written for the powerful painkillers. Last year alone, there were 20,044 overdose deaths from prescription drugs (14,800 were from narcotic painkillers).
What’s even more crazy is that a CDC study found that enough narcotics are prescribed every year to medicate each and every adult in America every day for a month.
Not only are narcotics to blame for these untimely deaths, but also other medications prescribed for various medical issues.
Over 750,000 people actually die in the United States every year through the use of “modern medicine”. These 750,000 deaths occur because of “conventional medical mistakes” and about 160,000 are due to prescription drugs.
Americans today are used to fixing problems the quick way – even when it comes to their health. They rely heavily on prescription drugs to fix their diseases. For every conceivable ailment – real or not – chances are there’s a pricey prescription drug to “treat” it. Chances are even better that their drug of choice comes chock full of side effects.
Again, the problem is that prescription drugs do not treat the core problem of the body, but rather cover up the symptoms. Our U.S. doctors, in general, care for the disease, not health. In other words, the medical system is there to react to our health issues instead of help to prevent the problem starting in the first place.
Our medical system is not the only culprit in this equation. We need to take care of ourselves if we ever have a chance to have a healthful life. Today’s stress, lack of exercise, high calorie intake, eating highly processed foods and taking in environmental toxins, all contribute to being in an unhealthy position in the first place.
Bottom line is that we need to take responsibility for our own health. Start educating ourselves on how to better prevent disease through natural methods. Secondly, find a doctor that is up on natural health and does not reach for the prescription pad before exhausting all other potential remedies. These doctors do exist and are becoming more and more prominent.