Flushing Drugs Into The Environment

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New studies indicate that potent pharmaceutical drugs flushed into the environment through human and animal sewage could be one of the causes of a global wildlife decline.

Research published in September, 2015 indicates that half of the world’s wild animals had been wiped out in the last 40 years and that in freshwater habitats, […]

What Do We Do If The Drugs We’re Counting On Don’t Work?

Drug-resistant super germsSuper Germs – You can pick them up at the office, at the gym and even in your home.  These germs have developed a resistance to more and more medicines.

Swine flu, when it appeared, was resistant to a group of drugs often used to fight flu in the past. This drug resistance occurs when a virus mutates in such a way that makes drugs ineffective.  The primary cause of drug-resistant bacteria is our overuse and misuse of antibiotics, but mutations can also crop up spontaneously even when drugs aren’t over prescribed.

It’s frightening to think that the drugs we’re depending on are ineffective against these “bugs”.  There are even germs today that are resistant to all antibiotics. As more and more bugs, including some really nasty bacteria become resistant to our best drugs, concerns are rising.  Continue reading What Do We Do If The Drugs We’re Counting On Don’t Work?

The Broken Promise of American Medicine

Big pharma drugsThe FDA, the medical establishment, and big pharmaceutical companies have created an unhealthy environment for American citizens. 

While the medical system seems to work well when surgery and emergency lifesaving treatment are required little focus is placed on prevention of illness or chronic disease.  Treatment focuses almost entirely upon the performance of surgery and the prescription of drugs. 

The current environment created by the medical system, big pharma, and the FDA is not just skeptical of natural alternative medicine and nutritional supplements but is hostile to the concept. 

Pharmaceutical companies are motivated by more and more profits.  We’re bombarded every day with outrageous advertisements, many of which include in the “fast talk” at the very end of the commercial a statement of the side effects, including fatalities.

The FDA is heavily influenced by Big Pharma.  Did you know that many FDA and “independent” drug studies are financed by the drug manufacturers themselves?  More than half the budget of the FDA division that approves new drugs is paid directly by the drug companies’ user fees.  In a new definition of the fox guarding the hen house, drug company representatives even participate in study groups and review panels.  Experts with financial ties to the drug companies dominate the FDA’s Advisory Committees and the panels that write clinical guidelines.  In this type of a system the conclusions of these studies and reiviews regarding efficacy and safety should be suspect.   Continue reading The Broken Promise of American Medicine

Natural Remedies vs. Drugs

Natural health products  are gaining popularity all the time.  People use them as preventatives to stay healthy and to achieve and maintain optimal health. 

Time was when natural remedies were the only choice available.  But with the dawning of chemicals and drugs the medical profession largely abandoned natural remedies.  Procedures shifted to treating virtually all sickness and disease with pharmaceutical drugs and surgery.  Pharmaceuticals are big business, and we are subjected to a daily marketing barrage telling us to “ask your doctor about (insert some drug name here).”

The practice of modern medicine follows the “sickness” paradigm, prescribing drugs or procedures to cure people after they get sick.  This paradigm is the opposite of the “wellness” paradigm which concentrates on maintaining or getting back good health through the use of natural remedies and a healthy lifestyle.

Why are people desiring alternatives to standard medical treatments?   Continue reading Natural Remedies vs. Drugs

Pharmaceuticals vs. Butt Cheek Wedgie Bombs

Are pharmaceuticals more dangerous to our health than wedgie bombs?Are pharmaceuticals more dangerous to your health than terrorists with butt cheek wedgie bombs?

Seems like everybody in the USA is focused on the issue of one terrorist wearing a pair of exploding underwear.  Pictures that have surfaced on the net show the slightly charred and singed underpants with the “bomb packet” still in place.

Lucky for us the whole idea that underwear explosives might destroy an airplane is kind of nonsensical given that the terrorist’s butt cheeks are in the way!  Given what happens when a soldier smothers a grenade to save his companions, and the placement of the explosive packet in this case, if the bomb would have gone off the lesson learned would most likely have been “How to explode your rectum without harming anyone nearby”. Our “super wedgie” terrorist was sitting right on top of the explosive powder.

Perhaps we should be more focused on a far more likely threat to our health, the threat posed by pharmaceutical drugs.  On the heels of the deaths of 3 celebrities, people are once again asking just how dangerous prescription drugs might really be.  Continue reading Pharmaceuticals vs. Butt Cheek Wedgie Bombs

Expanding The Biomedical Paradigm

   The “Biomedical Paradigm” shared by most doctors today focuses on the use of drugs and procedures that interupt biological processes. Little importance is placed on lifestyle practices and nutrition which support normal biological processes. The Biomedical Paradigm holds that the challenges of medicine are adequately and COMPLETELY addressed by the objective methods of science.  Continue reading Expanding The Biomedical Paradigm