Do You Need Prescription Medications?
It is estimated that the vast majority of pre-mature deaths in Australia (70-80%) are preventable through modifications in diet, exercise, and exposure to environmental toxins.
Unfortunately though, our 'health system' doesn't work by getting people to make these changes, but rather involves 'treating' disease through drugs and surgery.
In saying that, our health care system is very effective at dealing with things like accidents, infections, and life-saving surgeries, but fails miserably when dealing with degenerative diseases; the most common cause of death in Australia today.
The primary reason why the system fails is simply because the model it uses is flawed. It encourages people to wait until symptoms and disease arise before anything is done. The concept of prevention rather than cure is nowhere near as high a priority as it should be.
Our health system is structured this way due to the influence of powerful pharmaceutical companies and their involvement in virtually all aspects of medicine.
To make matters worse, conventional medical practitioners are neither trained nor qualified to help their patients implement the various lifestyle changes that are required, which leaves very little hope for healing from chronic disease. Those who are trained in areas that can improve people's lives and prevent chronic diseases, like nutrition, are sometimes taught incorrect information anyway!
As a general rule, doctors are taught about drugs and how to implement them into their patient's 'treatment plan'. This makes them life-long customers of the pharmaceutical industry!
Do you have high blood pressure, high blood sugar, or acid reflux perhaps? Here take these pills to lower all of them. Thyroid gland not functioning well? Here, take these thyroid hormones and don't worry about it!
The problem with this approach is that it only gets rid of the symptoms and doesn't remove the underlying cause of the problem. For example, it doesn't remove the cause of the low thyroid levels in the first place.
Plus, drugs tend to have a range of unpleasant and problematic side effects, making their long-term use ill-advised.
In saying this, it doesn't mean drugs don't have their place, they most definitely do! They are best used as short-term, 'band-aid' solutions whilst the underlying cause(s) of the problem is identified and fixed.
Unfortunately, this leads to another problem! Few, if any doctors will take the time to arrange a battery of time-consuming and often expensive tests to determine the underlying cause of the problem for the patient.
Additionally, problems lie with the patient's willingness to make the necessary lifestyle changes once the problem(s) is identified! More often than not, they would rather keep taking prescription medications on an ongoing basis rather than change their lifestyle!
So what should you do? If you're currently using prescription medications and would like to reduce your use of them or stop taking them altogether, here's a range of suggestions you can use. Keep in mind though, you must always work with your doctor if this is something you want to do.
Not only will these suggestions help to reduce or eliminate your use of prescription medications, but they will also help to optimize your body's functioning, boost your energy level, minimise your risk of disease, and best of all, reduce your chances of dying prematurely.
Best Lifestyle Choices For Reducing or Eliminating Your Use of Medications:
EXERCISE / ACTIVITY:
So there you have it! All the strategies you need to incorporate into your lifestyle in order to reduce or eliminate your use of prescription medications. You can use as few or as many of these strategies that suit you and your lifestyle. Always keep in mind though, the more you use, the healthier your body will be!
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