If you are an American, there is a 50/50 chance that you are taking at least one prescription medicine. Why? They are easy to get and much easier to dole out that getting to the root of what ails you and trying to cure it rather than put a Band-Aid on it to try and cover the symptoms.
Until somewhat recently, it was illegal to advertise prescription drugs and now you just expect to see commercials for them. This is a very bad thing. Read on to learn why you should think twice before taking pharmaceutical drugs, and which eight drugs to specifically avoid.
The Flu Shot
Grandma may head to Walgreens each fall for her annual flu shot. But, do you know what is even worse than the flu? Death, and that could very well be what results, thanks to the levels of mercury found in flu shots. [R]
You may have seen warnings posted by certain bodies of water that contain mercury declaring the fish unsafe to eat. If it is that bad to eat fish that contain mercury, imagine how much worse it is to inject yourself with pure mercury. [R]
Mercury can lead to poisoning at worst, but other symptoms can include cardiovascular disease and respiratory problems among many others. Unless you are extremely elderly and extremely susceptible to the flu, it is not worth the risk.
Known more commonly as blood thinners, anticoagulants often do more harm than good. It is common for people with blood clots to take these medications to thin their blood. Thin their blood they do, to a point where it is just plain dangerous. [R][R]
Something as simple as a paper cut could be the death of you if your blood is too thin to clot. You could bleed to death in a matter of minutes from the most unexpected bump on the head. Resveratrol is a natural option if blood thinners frighten you. [R][R]
It is safe to say that no one wants cancer and those who have it would do just about anything for a cure. Chemo is one possible treatment, but it comes with a lot of risks. Chemo is literally poison. It is put into your body to kill off cancer. [R]
Unfortunately, it does not just kill cancer. It kills everything. It has been reported that chemotherapy only cures less than 3% of chemo patients. 100% of chemo patients are poisoned. It is a risk, and the odds are not in your favor.
The Rotavirus Vaccine
The rotavirus vaccine is used to treat infants suffering from diarrhea. This is a more serious problem than having extra laundry to do – infants can easily become dehydrated if diarrhea persists. [R][R]
So, a vaccine was developed. Shockingly, this vaccine contains not one but two strains of a pig virus that is quite often deadly. Why in the world would anyone choose to inject this into a baby?
Anxiety has always existed but lately, it has become increasingly popular to use as an excuse and medicate people for. Rather than “man up” and face the world like an adult, it is easier to coddle people and hand them benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Valium. This makes them feel relaxed and falsely happy.
Certainly, some people should be medicated, but it is disturbing to read the actual figures of people popping these downers on a daily basis for no real reason but they like the relaxing feeling that comes with it. Unfortunately for them, benzo is highly toxic and the longer you take it the worse the effects. [R]
Of course, if you suffer from seizures you will want to take any medication that offers any sort of relief, but beware of the extensive amount of liver damage your options can cause.
It has been proposed that CBD oil may help and is a healthier option.
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Proton pump inhibitors are commonly prescribed to help people suffering from acid reflux, which often involves heartburn. These have been proven to ruin kidneys and cause heart attacks. [R]
Finding a healthy diet that reduces heartburn and thus your need for acid reflux medicine is a much better way to go if at all possible.
When you think of steroids, you may picture an overly muscular bodybuilder type. That is not the case entirely. They can also help if you have arthritis or colitis. However, they almost always cause mood alteration and nausea among other unsavory things.
They cause weight gain too, which leads to a whole host of other problems that will inevitably lead to even more medications. [R]
At this point, you may be feeling helpless. You have a problem and need treatment and it seems as though any of your options have so many potential side effects that you do not know what to do. Are the side effects even worse than what is ailing you, to begin with?
Do your research. See if there is anything you can do yourself, such as change your diet or exercise more. If there isn’t, then educate yourself on the side effects of the drugs versus the symptoms of your problem and decide which you would rather endure.