I know that there is a time and a place for medication. Really I do. If you ask my kids they’d probably tell you I have a very “negative” attitude about taking any kind of drugs – and they would be absolutely right. Guilty as charged. I avoid them as much as possible. If I have a headache or sore back muscles, instead of grabbing Tylenol or Advil I use heat, cold, natural rubs and my standby, turmeric and ginger. I know those are symptoms my body is using to tell me something so rather than silence them I try to get to the root and then use the most natural supplements to resolve it. I consider pharmaceutical drugs to be a last resort.
Simple, easy and relatively painless changes can produce very dramatic, long-lasting results. In fact I offer a free Simple Steps Report to anyone who subscribes to my weekly No-Nonsense Nutrition Report because those simple steps can result in profound improvements. It is not surprising that when you go to a doctor with a complaint, 9 times out of 10 a drug is prescribed. As the article states, the system is set up this way. Just like when you go to a surgeon for a consultation, 9 times out of 10 he will tell you that surgery is necessary. It is his job, after all!
Well this article on Dr. Mercola’s website really caught my attention. I’ve known and even worked with numerous people who simply want a pill or some other medication and consider that the “cure” for whatever the problem is. They have no interest in making changes to their lifestyle, diet or habits. Taking a pill is so much easier. And maybe it is – until you start dealing with the side effects. My mother in law had type 2 diabetes and was on medication. She was also extremely overweight and had she seriously lost weight and changed her habits, she might still be here with us enjoying her grandchildren.
I think the bottom line is using wisdom, common sense and being willing to make changes and not just take the “easy” way.
Do you consider drugs to be a last resort or a magic potion?
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