I don’t like drugs. Most of the people I like and who like me don’t like drugs. I think the vast majority of drugs are unneccessary, misused, or overutilized. Let’s not focus in execptions here (my great friend in New York who, I proudly say is one of the oldest surviving people with Cystic Fibrosis, was just granted a life saving lung transplant. He will probably be on a host of antirejection medicines and other things for the rest of his life). I feel that I have a good idea who needs drugs and who does not, and I firmly believe most drug use prescription and otherwise are the result of life choices we make every day. If we take a long look at our health outcomes in the developed world, we see the figures bear it out. I know hundreds of people who have NEVER taken a single drug or have not taken one in years. The difference between them and many others: attitude/perspective/expectation of health.
How do millions if not billions of people worldwide take care of their body, in countries where ther isn’t a CVS on every other corner, and a drug sales person peppering their lives with TV commercials and free lunches for the Medical Doctors? At what point does the rational person decide if this is working for them on a personal level? Symptoms are merely your body showing you warning signs that it is not happy, and is despirately trying to heal itself. Symptoms are not created because the body is somehow stupid, or is unsure of what to do next. Symptoms are created by the body as agents of change; healing agents to help you clean up your act. Do you know why, you have high blood pressure, or a fat belly, or repetitive headaches, or fill in your own blank? Because you are supposed to based on the way you are treating your body. Let us use a current celebrity example:
I really do not like judging people, but I am going to judge the public and for profit decision made by celebrity chef Paula Dean. She was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 3 years ago and now is formally announcing her finacial relationship with a drug company. She is pimping drugs to “manage” her Type 2 Diabetes. She is making a very public and dare I say profitable choice to push drugs. She has the forum to say anything she wants and she is choosing to ignore the writing on the wall in exchange for profit. Every day there are hundreds of people who are given the same “diagnosis” as Paula and choose to see the writing on the wall and change. Paula Dean is publically choosing not to change and instead mitigate her poor lifestyle choices with medicine, and in my opinion continue a slow unceremonious decent. She is choosing to delay death, and “manage” disease, instead of educating and empowering herself toward increased LIFE. I give Paula Dean’s choice a thumbs down. Judge for yourself…..