Every day millions of individuals trust their doctors to give them reliable health care. After all, if you cannot trust your doctor to keep you in good health then who can you trust? The truth is there are several health secrets medicine has been hiding. Health care is big business and unfortunately there are times when money supersedes health care. With pharmaceutical companies more powerful than ever, there are times when health care priorities are not always in your favor. Below are three secrets your doctor does not want you to know.
1) Medication Can Shorten Your Life
Your doctor may be prescribing you medication to cure one illness while simultaneously causing another. While psychiatric medication can alleviate bouts of depression and anxiety, they can also lead to heart attacks, stroke and sudden death. This is especially true among pediatric patients. Another example, Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and COX-2 inhibitors have caused heart attacks, close to 50% of which are fatal. Add it up and prescription drugs have been responsible for thousands of deaths. It is only when drugs like Vioxx make front page news about sudden cardiac death that we actually spend time examining the risks of these drugs. The truth of the matter is that American doctors over prescribe drugs and are heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. It has gotten to a point where commercials urge patients to ask doctors if a particular drug is “right for you.” Don’t think that medication is always the answer.
2) For Every Illness There is A Natural Solution
What we consider “alternative medicine” is what human have used to cure illness for thousands of years. Have developments in science and medicine expanded our longevity, yes, but at what expense? We live in a society where there is a chemical solution for all problems. Why? Chemical solutions are big business where as “alternative” medicine is not. Feeling depressed, try walnuts or a number of fruits like bananas to naturally raise your Serotonin levels, have high cholesterol, try fish oil. These solutions are often more effective than their prescribed equivalent.
3) Drugs Can Deplete Nutrients
Antibiotics, for example, kill both harmful and helpful bacteria. Good bacteria, such as probiotics, help to regulate your digestive track and prevent illness. Hormone Replacement Therapy can deplete vitamin c, zinc and magnesium. Blood pressure medication can reduce coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant. These are just a few examples of ways drugs can leave your body susceptible to illness from nutrient depletion.