The more medical interventions a person gets and the more drugs they take, the worse they get. The more a person relies on healthy ways of living and avoids taking long-term prescription drugs, the healthier they get. I saw it everyday.
When I read that 106,000 people die in the US every year from taking properly prescribed and properly administered drugs, I was astounded. This means that adverse drug reactions from properly prescribed and properly administered drugs is the fourth leading cause of death in the US, only behind heart disease, cancer and stroke. I will say it again for effect: Taking properly prescribed and administered prescription drugs is the FOURTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE US!
And who knows how many of the strokes, cancer and heart disease is caused by prescription drugs? For example: it is well-known that birth control pills increase strokes and heart attacks in women. It is also well-known that arthritis medications decrease the immune system whose job it is to weed out cancer cells. It is well-known that arthritis medications increase the incidence of tumors.
Why don't we hear more about this? Drug companies. The depth of their power, lies and corrupt practices is overwhelming. They are so wealthy, a 3 billion dollar lawsuit doesn't even hurt them. (9-19-12 post: Really? 27 Billion)
I hope to enlighten.