There were four important news items this week (no, not Trump) for your health enjoyment:
1. From Chuck Rosenberg, DEA acting administrator “…we are 5% of the world population, we consume 99% of the Hydrocodone and 80% of world’s oxycodone…very clear path from opioid abuse to heroin abuse”.
2. Medical Errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in U.S. behind heart disease and cancer.
3. One out 3 antibiotic prescriptions in U.S. are unnecessary!
4. CDC says too many preschoolers are medicated for ADHD.
And my two-cents worth:
As a perpetual student of natural health and healing, except for the first statement from Rosenberg, I have believed/known the above for many years. I find it shameful and disgraceful that this is not common knowledge available to the general public. Greed–not healing– is the driving force behind many almost force-fed prescription drugs. We succumb to the pressure, yielding to the fear that something bad will happen to us if we don’t take the prescription drugs instead of studying what will happen to us if we do take the drugs.
I am not against our western medicine; I just think it should be used in conjunction with natural therapies before dangerous drugs are prescribed. In Dr. Duke’s Death List, Dr. James Duke, former head of the botanical division of the USDA, states that 1 in 333 people who take prescription drugs will die from taking them. WOW! Unless it is an emergency, do you think it might be a good idea to try something from nature’s pharmacy first? Do your research. Educate yourself. And then decide YOUR preferred method of treatment!Important Note! The information in Wholistically Speaking is for educational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose and/or treat diseases. If you have a health problem, I highly recommend you consult a competent health practitioner and educate yourself before embarking on any course of treatment.