Again and again we see this in the news.
A warning that overusing certain painkillers can cause a “vicious cycle” of disabling headaches is widely reported in the papers. Medication overuse headache is a poorly understood but well-established condition where long-term use of painkillers, such as aspirin, paracetamol and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, actually worsen the headache, both in terms of severity and frequency. http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/09September/Pages/Painkillers-may-be-making-a-million-headaches-worse.aspx
We all have to admit that America is a sick society. Also Americans spend more on “healthcare” per capita than any other nation on Earth. Without much to show for. The main reasons are simple: Americans eat too much junk, use too much medicine(drugs) and don’t move enough. In other words we are too fat, lazy and stupid. If some of you are outraged by this statement please look in the mirror, step on the scale and stop watching stupid drugs commercials! And also it may be a new experience, try to think. Once you start taking medications it becomes a vicious circle where you need more and more drugs that are “needed” to counteract the side effects of other drugs.
Some basic knowledge and common sense well help you to stay away from medications. Prevention and some life style changes are much more cost effective than any drugs.
“Modern medicine is desperately short of new treatments. It takes years for a new drug to get through the research and developmentpipeline to manufacture and the cost is enormous.”
“And growing drug resistance, in part caused by the misuse of medications, has rendered several antibiotics and other life-saving drugs useless.” http://www.scidev.net/global/disease/feature/integrating-modern-and-traditional-medicine-facts-and-figures.html
The main argument for medication is that it is effective and can extend or even save lives. However, studies have shown that other countries that have the same medications that are available in the US have lower rates of prescription as well as having lower mortality rates. This is certainly shocking considering the fact that medicines are supposed to help us, not hurt us. Now is the time to learn the medical facts about the drugs you are taking and consider any medicine alternatives that are available. http://www.facthealthcare.com/2011/01/the-dangers-of-overuse-of-medication/
We over medicate our children instead of letting the body take care of infection. Research shows that medicating a child with an anti-fever drug for a low to moderate fever may interfere with this natural defense. In addition to viruses and infections, such as ear and bronchial infections, fevers can also be due to over bundling a child or excessive crying.
Investigators found that only 43% of parents (compared to 86% of doctors and 64% of nurses) knew that a fever below 100.4 F could be beneficial to a child. Most parents (compared to only 11% of doctors) reported that they would treat a fever below 100.4 F even if they did not have any other symptoms. http://www.truestarhealth.com/members/cm_archives05ml4p1a8.html
Our society is addicted to the immediate gratification. And the only way to reduce the “sick care” cost is to transform our medicine to a “health care” Let’s take care of our health before we get sick.
Traditional medicine (TM) is due a revival. For millennia, people around the world have healed the sick with herbal or animal-derived remedies, handed down through generations. http://www.scidev.net/global/disease/feature/integrating-modern-and-traditional-medicine-facts-and-figures.html
My dear readers. Unless there is a serious illness please try to avoid medications. Some take pills “just in case”. Don’t. Enjoy life. Get out of the house. Walk, run, dance. Whatever your preferences are. Avoid fast food joints. Avoid carbonated sweetened or “diet” drinks. Nothing beats water! Eat variety of food – vegetables, meats, fish. Little alcohol will not hurt you if you are healthy. So are coffee and chocolate – enjoy!
Here is to good health!