Prescription Drugs – Problem Medicines


Prescription drugs – medicines take a one-size-fits-all approach. Well, now, see, this is a problem. One-size-fits-all meds actually fit very few, and they may not fit you. They may even harm you.

Also, many medicines trash your nutrition and make it harder for you to fight disease.

And so on.

Well, inquiring minds want to know, so let’s talks about some problem medicines.

Problem drugs

Antacids –

Nine out of ten people experiencing GERD, heartburn, acid reflux, etc. have low stomach acid. Medicine doesn’t test, and they only have drugs for high stomach acid, so guess what you’re getting, Bunky. After a while, you’ll get to spend a lot of time and suffering in the bathroom; the doc won’t make the connection, but now you know.

Anti-diabetic drugs –

Drugs for Type 2 diabetes darken your days with side effects, but fix nothing; healing is a job for nutrition. Put together a diet that meets your body’s specific needs, and wonders will follow.

Blood pressure drugs –

Your blood pressure doesn’t go whacky “just because.” Something caused it, and you have to fix the cause. Is it your diet? Adrenals-in-trouble? What? Fix the cause, and blood pressure takes care of itself.

Corticosteroids –

Prednisone and hydrocortisone are prescribed to treat lupus, Crohn’s disease, etc. Unfortunately, they fix nothing, and the side effects are brutal, even destroying your bones, for crying out loud! My Moving to Health program shows how diet and nutrition, customized to fit you, can heal Crohn’s, autoimmune diseases, and more.

Diuretics –

Frequently ordered to treat high blood pressure, diuretics (water pills) work pretty well at making blood pressure numbers look presentable, but they don’t fix the cause. Instead, they burn down the house (your body) by stripping away the vitamins and minerals your body needs.

Hormone Replacement drugs –

You might think hormone replacement drugs are the same as your body’s natural hormones, but no. For estrogen, you get horse urine. While it’s refined, and it probably works well for horses, it’s hard on humans. Bioidentical hormones are natural, but they, too, make bad stuff happen. Medicine doesn’t have the tools to dose hormones precisely, so your endocrine system, which controls your health, gets into an unbalanced tizzy.

Oral contraceptives

Oral contraceptives add estrogen to a body that doesn’t need it. What could possibly go wrong? Yikes! I know a young bride who took birth control pills for two months, with disastrous results. She stopped taking them, but she never tried to fight back with nutritional solutions and now, several years later, she still has all those symptoms. Disaster doesn’t happen to everybody, of course, but contraceptives are hard on health.

Statin Drugs –

Statin drugs are slow murder. Your body needs cholesterol to keep your brain perking along. And you need plenty ‘o cholesterol to make the endocrine hormones (thyroid, pineal, thymus, adrenals, pancreas, gonads, hypothalamus, pituitary, and parathyroids) keep the beat. Inadequate cholesterol levels open the door to Type 2 diabetes, rhabdomyolysis (a painful bursting of muscle cells), cancer, and on, and on until, finally, death. Studies recommend cholesterol levels of 240 and up.

So, what to do? You didn’t volunteer for the mess, but you don’t want to stay there. Spending your days dealing with drug side-effects isn’t fun and doesn’t end well.

You can stop some drugs with a quick “good riddance.” And you can “wean” yourself from the addictive meds. Do whatever it takes to help your body.

Here’s the best part: Once you supply the help your body’s been starving for, it responds with joy-maybe even a cartwheel or two-and you’ll be on your way.

See also:

The Problem With Medicine

Bogus Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine

God is good,

Bette Dowdell   
Too Pooped to Participate

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P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.

Bette Dowdell

Bette Dowdell writes about taking control of your own health because that's the only choice life gave her.

Bette Dowdell

Bette Dowdell writes about taking control of your own health because that's the only choice life gave her.

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