America’s Drug Dependency is Frightening!
The Pharmaceutical industry is getting richer and richer each day — and our society Is responsible for it happening. Just look at these unbelievable figures and weep:
* The global market for pharmaceutical was worth more than $693 billion in 2007. It was expected to increase to over $ 737 billion in 2008 and will top $1 trillion in 2013.
* The market is divided into branded prescription drugs, generic prescription drugs and over-the-counter products. Branded prescription drugs have the largest proportion of the market, with more than $525 billion in sales during 2007.
* The second largest part, generic prescription drugs, will experience the highest growth rate over the next few years. It was worth $78.5 billion in 2007 and will nearly double, to almost $ 152 billion by the end of 2013.
Unfortunately most of the population has been brainwashed to take a pill to feel better. There are times when drugs are necessary, but the bottom line is, most of the time they are not.
Unfortunately, when you buy into the mindset that you need a drug to “fix” you, two things happen that begin to satisfy on each other, creating a never-ending loop of deteriorating health.
1. You subject your body to a potentially toxic substance.
2. On the subconscious, it reinforces the idea in your mind that your body cannot heal itself. Each time you take a pill you’re telling yourself that only these drugs can do that.
Of course this is a lie designed to empty your pockets into drug company coffers. The drugs are always creating other problems, which will rule to however another prescription to counter the side effects of the first one, another one, and another one. And who knows how many after that?
This is clearly shown in the statistics of prescriptions per capita, which has grown greatly in the past 75 years. In 1929, the average American received less than two prescriptions per year. By 2006 the average annual prescription rate per capita in the United States was:
* Just over 4 prescriptions per child (age 0-18)
* Almost 11 prescription per adult (age 19-64) and
* A whopping 28 prescriptions per senior, aged 65 and over!
This is an insult to the immense and innate healing strength of your body. There is just no way you would need that many drugs to stay healthy. These numbers are a sad reminder of just how successfully the pharmaceutical industry has convinced our society they will solve our health problems. That’s baloney!
I’m sure it’s not likely that most of you reading this would take drugs like heroin or cocaine, because these as a hobby drugs are responsible for an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 U.S. deaths each year. Why would you want to take them and take that risk?
Knowing that, look at these figures: 106,000 hospitalized patients die each year from drugs that, by medical standards, are properly prescribed and properly administered. According to an article in the journal of American Medical Association, two million more suffer serious side effects.
Since 2001, a recorded 490,000 people have died from properly prescribed drugs in the United States, while 2996 died on U.S. soil from terrorism, all in the 9/11 attacks. Prescription drugs are consequently 16,400 percent more dangerous than terrorism.
If deaths from over-the-counter are also included, then drug consumption leaps to being 32,000 percent more dangerous than terrorism.
With these kinds of odds, does it make sense to take prescription drugs for problems that lifestyle changes can often resolve? As much as the drug companies want you to believe it’s normal to take medicine every day, it’s not. It is the scarce exception that you should ever need to take a drug.
So help spread the information as much as you can. Relying on drugs will never give you the healthy body and mind you desire. What will give you optimal health is a bit of work on your part, to eat healthy, to exercise, to relieve your stress – all of the things I mention many times in my health reports.
This sounds like sound advice, don’t you think? I know it works – so why not try it?