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2014: Time to Review Your Prescriptions

It is not a surprise that in 2014 pharmaceutical businesses are booming and they are part of every main stream media source. If you haven’t figured this out by now, these companies are making a fortune covering up patients symptoms, instead of trying to figure out the cause of the problem and a solution to restore their health. The following are some of the medications that cause a high concern.

  1. Antidepressants are so common that even young children can name them from the amount of exposure they get on television commercials. Drugs such as Ambilify and Cymbalta alter your brain chemistry but, again, they never treat the underlying issue.  Ambilify alone made 6.4 BILLION dollars last year. Side effects often include anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, weight gain and, get this…depression! Can you believe that?  Often times depression can be a result of improper lifestyles, diet choices, and nutrient deficiencies such as Vitamin D and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
  2. Heartburn and acid reducers are everywhere. Drugs such as Nexium are a cash cow for big pharmaceuticals. This drug alone brought in over 6 BILLION dollars last year. Nexium blocks the secretion of acid in the stomach but again, the cause is never found. Side effects of these drugs include gas, nausea, pneumonia, and bone fractures. Always look for the cause including diet issues, imbalanced pH, and lack of proper digestive enzymes.
  3. Cholesterol drugs such as Crestor are huge top sellers for big pharmaceuticals. Side effects include headaches, constipation, muscle damage, liver and kidney damage, diabetes, and now they have found it can cause dementia.  Let me make this clear: elevated cholesterol is a WARNING for improper lifestyle choices. Your body has to have cholesterol to function and simply taking a drug to lower your numbers is like putting tape over the blinking oil light in your car. Always find the cause of the elevation and remember health does not occur just by manipulating blood test results.

That is a lot of info, but here is the bottom line:

Review all your medications. Why are you on them? Is the dosage correct? Do you feel normal or at your best? If not, explore the reasons why and ask your doctor. Are you taking medications just to cover up symptoms or make your blood tests look good?

Please think about this methodically and rationally.  If you need help reviewing your health, we would love to help. Just ask!


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