America’s Love Affair with Pharmaceuticals

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By Dr. Michelle Kmiec

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

America’s love affair with pharmaceuticals is almost accepted as “normal” in modern times. In fact, the CDC reported the following in the NCHS Data Brief, September 2010“In 2007-2008, 1 out of every 5 children and 9 out of 10 older Americans reported using at least one prescription drug in the past month.”

Does anyone else see something terribly wrong with this?

Unfortunately, those who apparently find nothing wrong with it are (of course) pharmaceutical companies. With annual profits of over $400 billion as of 2008 and with some companies growing by nearly double in 2010 – and continuing to make record profits today – why would they?

Medical doctors are certainly under the spell of all these drugs as well. After all, they are the ones awarded the power of the prescription pad! And use it, they do! Not to mention that they have it so easy these days. I mean with all the drug commercials inundating the airwaves at alarming rates, if their goal is to scare the public to taking their drugs (or seduce them) … it’s working!

When the “cure” becomes the cause

With new drugs to support new diseases (or is it the other way around?) and even more new drugs for old diseases, combined with even more drugs for depression, anxiety, insomnia, leg pain, back pain, head pain, nerve pain, heartburn, heart issues, ADD/ADHD, restless legs, all kinds of phobias, etc… we also have the increase of deaths caused by the overdose of drugs!

drugs chartPer The Betty Ford Center, just from 2005 to 2009, the increase of ER visits due to prescription drug overdoses doubled! And this did not include visits to the ER due to “adverse reactions” from legal prescription drug use. And yet, the madness continues!

Being someone who suffered from insomnia and anxiety for many years, I understand the frustration and desire to take anything to stop the pain. However, with pharmaceuticals, the pain is not truly stopping. In fact, it is merely an illusion. It is far more likely that the drug you are taking is doing far more harm than good – especially in the long run.

When you add in all the chemicals we are exposed to everyday and the lack of nutrition because of it, it is amazing to me that the real causes aren’t being addressed… only the medical industry’s continuation of masking the symptoms.

I truly hope we as a society wake-up from this toxic nightmare before the damage exceeds the real and only cure – what our toxic human body is crying for… NUTRITION!

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About the author:

dr-michelle-kmiecDr. Michelle Kmiec is a licensed chiropractor who also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. She is life-long athlete who after curing herself 100% naturally from autoimmune neurological symptoms and anxiety, became an avid nutrition health researcher/promoter, author of Healthcare Freedom Revolution: Exposing the Lies, Deceit and Greed of the Medical Profession, and Founder of the website Online Holistic Health.

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