You will be shocked and what you can do about it!
The Number One Leading Cause of Death in America Is?
When I ask this question to my audience at lectures, they are always astounded that the answer is: medical intervention people receive at hospitals. At the time of writing this article several years ago, deaths from medical intervention in hospitals was around 200,000 and ranked fourth behind, heart disease, cancer and stroke. A few years ago well known health researcher Gary Null N.D. and a team of researchers including MD’s, did a comprehensive study of deaths from all treatments and from infections and disease contracted while in a hospital and concluded the actual total was over 1,000,000. This made it the number one killer in America. This is approximately equivalent to ten jumbo jets crashing and killing all of their passenger’s everyday! If this was happening all airports would quickly shut down. Yet medical deaths hardly make the news. That’s how deeply entrenched our beliefs have become in the heavily marketed pharmaceutical and medical industries. My point is, not that you should never take drugs or have surgery or go to the hospital, but that they are very dangerous and should be used with extreme caution.
What is Alternative Medicine?
Drugs and surgery are useful at times and can save your life. However we have let the AMA and the pharmaceutical giants convince us that this is what we need for all of our health problems. We have been led to believe that natural methods of healing such as, good nutrition, herbs, acupuncture, chiropractic, essential oils, stress reduction methods etc., are an alternative and not of much value. These natural methods of helping the body to heal itself naturally have been mainstream medicine for 85% of the world population for thousands of years. Drugs and surgery are the alternative, if these methods fail.
Acute and Chronic Health Problems
Modern allopathic medicine is very good at diagnosis and treating life threatening, acute situations. If you have a serious infection, certain drugs can save your life. If you get into a serious accident they can put you back together again. This is great, but for most chronic health conditions that make up the vast majority of doctor visits, their treatments are not only mostly ineffective but down right dangerous.
The Doping of America
It is estimated that seventy five percent of Americans over 50, are pharmaceutical drug addicts. The medical profession and the American public have allowed the trillion dollars per year pharmaceutical industry to literally ram these dangerous drugs down their throats. Now even the A.M.A. admits that prescription drug side effects are the fourth leading cause of death in America.
Pharmaceutical Companies Friend or Foe?
Marcell Angell, former editor of the New England Medical Journal has written an expose of the Drug giants, entitled “The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It”
The two main points are: New drugs that come on the market do not have to test as well or better than old drugs, just past the basic criteria. These new drugs are expensive and quite often not very effective or safe. Secondly, the drug companies always defend their high prices by saying that it costs so much to bring a drug to market. Marcia’s investigation found that only 15% of their costs were for R& D and that 33% went for advertising to sell you their new product. You draw your own conclusion. If you want more information on this subject read “Over Dose” by Jay S. Cohen M.D.
The point of all my articles is to educate and inspire people to take a more pro active approach to the good care of their health.
With the discovery of the number of fatalities caused by the popular drug Vioxx, many people are now becoming aware of the dangerous side effects from the indiscriminate use of prescription drugs.
Free yourself from pharmaceutical drug addition
If your medicine cabinet is full of prescription and over the counter medications, I urge you to ask your doctor to re-evaluate your medications and limit them to only absolute essentials. If you are told you need surgery, get at least two other opinions. I would also advise you to consult with a naturopathic doctor to find out what other alternatives you may have.
Take Responsibility for Your Healthcare
Remember that your good health is your key to a successful, fulfilling and joyful life. Only you can create and maintain your good health. I highly recommend that you educate yourself and consult with a qualified health care practitioner to develop a personalized health, fitness and longevity strategy.
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Rico Caveglia is an author, health & fitness trainer, health researcher with 29 years experience and creator of The Ageless Living Lifestyle.
He can be contacted at 858-274-0118 www.agelesslivinglifestyle.com