In 2013 per
capita spending for prescription drugs was $858.The mean expenditures in 19 other
industrialized countries was $400.That
gap has increased even more in the last 3 years.While increased research costs have accounted
for some of the increased prices, gouging by Big Pharma is a much bigger factor
in my opinion.While drug substitution
by pharmacists, greater availability of generics, and authorizing Medicare to
negotiate prices with drug companies might have some impact, a much wider
acceptance of natural remedies that are effective would have much more
American Heart Association recommends that added sugar in the diet be limited
to 25 Gm per day.Currently, 2-5 year
olds consume 53 Gms of added sugar, 6-11 year olds 79 Gms, and 12-19 year olds
93 Gm.Evidence links excessive sugar
intake to fatigue, weight gain and hyperlipidemia, which are all risk factors
for cardiovascular disease in later life.
overdoses of medications are common with this combination of prescribed
medications.Fatalities can result from
using such drugs as Valium, Ativan, and Xanax with narcotic pain meds.Every effort should be made to use herbal
preparations, amino acids, lifestyle changes, and relaxation techniques like
massage and the Kaufman procedures to avoid this risk.Periodic attempts to reduce dosages and find
alternative combinations that are effective are strongly recommended.
guidelines for Diabetes from major physician organizations recommend that tight
blood sugar control (a HBA1C less than 7) should be a major goal for diabetic
patients.However, an article in the
highly respected journal, Circulation,
that analyzed all the scientific data concluded that tight glycemic control
didn’t prevent 10 out of the 11 micro and macro complications of diabetes,
including fatal heart attacks, strokes, retinopathy, kidney disease and
all-cause mortality.The only complication
prevented was nonfatal heart attacks.Perhaps side effects from medications are playing a role.We should try using such supplements as
chromium, cinnamon, berberine, and BergaMet to achieve better control safely.
can cause 29% of all cancer deaths, including lung, throat, stomach, liver,
colon, pancreas, kidney and leukemia.Cardiovascular disease is also related to smoking. 40 million U.S. adults
continue to smoke.If you need help to
quit, try Crave Arrest, which is a cheap and easy supplement that is available
from our office.
advocates contend that everyone should get annual flu shots.However, only 41% of all adults received flu
shots last year.It is thought that the
reasons for not getting the shots are “access, price, and education”.Wrong!People are more concerned with ineffectiveness, toxicity, requirements
for annual boosters, and reactions to the shots.Alternatives to flu shots are homeopathics
like mucococcinium and vitamin D supplements.Mercury-free shots are also available.
Anxiety Disorder in men greater than 40 y.o. doubled the risk of death due to
cancer in men over a 15 year study.Similar effects were not found in women.This confirms that anxiety is not just a personality trait, but that it
is important to treat it effectively.