I replied to a comment once on an article that spoke about medication, and how much better for you it was to smoke a joint than to take pills. This, is undoubtedly true. Without pills, we couldn't end up sick.Without being sick, the medical industry wouldn't make any money. If they don't make any money than the economy is dead in the water.
So, now a days, to a doctor a pill solves everything- And you take them because it was doctor prescribed. trusting that your doctor means you no harm, and everything will turn out as it should be.
Lets look at the pills. really look at them- because most have side effects that outnumber the ingredients in a single complicated recipe you have laying around your house.
When you google most popular pills of 2013, all that come up as results are diet pills so we will start there.
first lets look at the shady history of diet pills shall we..
The fallowing clip was taken from an article on the ABC news website. You may find the article HERE
In the 1950s amphetamines were the most widely used weight-loss medications, available by prescription and in some over-the-counter products. This class of drugs works by stimulating the central nervous system to both suppress appetite and boost metabolism.
Dieters found them to be quite effective. Unfortunately, they were also highly addictive and carried some critical side effects.
"Once people stopped losing weight they would take more and more of the pills, and this left some feeling racy and agitated with a rapid pulse and high blood pressure," said Dr. Louis Aronne, a New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell physician who specializes in weight loss and weight-loss research.
Wikipedia says this about Amphetamines-Amphetamine is the parent compound of its own structural class, the (substituted) amphetamines,[note 3] which includes prominent substances such as bupropion, cathinone, ecstasy, and methamphetamine. It is chemically related to methamphetamine; however, unlike methamphetamine, its salts lack sufficient volatility to be smoked. Amphetamine is also chemically related to the naturally occurring trace amines, specifically phenethylamine and N-methylphenethylamine, both of which are produced within the human body.[ref-note 4]
- let's note that this has ecstasy and methamphetamine in it shall we. Looks to me like with this one single drug, 2 recreational drugs that kill you were born. And let us also note that this was FDA approved.
Phentermine is an FDA-approved pill, and so is Xenical; while some over the counter and unapproved drugs have been shown to be usable without completely detrimental effects, it is recommended to avoid those unregulated drugs if possible. Even drugs that have been approved by the FDA should be taken with a level of caution, as they still have the potential to be put under scrutinty and recalled if investigations merit it; Hydroxycut was one of these products, which was FDA-approved for a measure of time before it was studied and revealed to be directly linked to liver damage.
So, obviously FDA just throws us shit out there, and later we see a commercial on this pill we have been taking and all the horrible things it has done to those who have taken it. Before you take diet pills, really look into the effects of what you are putting into your body.
now I want to talk about pain pills. Those pills that you take to control your life, are the same ones destroying it. The most popular pain pills are narcotics, which are addictive, and lead to overdoses, death, organ tissue damage..
Of course these are the FDA's favorite pills- you get addicted, you spend time in jail, everybody makes a dollar.
you overdose or your liver gives up, you seek medical treatment..everybody makes a dollar. You sell them, get caught with them- you go to court or jail.. everybody makes a dollar. Pain pills are the most saught after, and the most addicted to drugs on the planet. And Americans consume 80% of pain killers.
In 2012, 400 people in Macomb County, Mich., alone died from prescription narcotic overdose.
side effects? they include respiratory depression, apnea (stopped breathing), respiratory arrest, circulatory depression, hypotension (low blood pressure), shock, and death.
Does hydrocodone-acetaminophen oral have side effects?
The following side effects are associated with hydrocodone-acetaminophen oral:
Common side effects of hydrocodone-acetaminophen oral:
|Abnormally Low Blood Pressure||Less Severe|
|Inducing of a Relaxed Easy State||Less Severe|
|Feeling Faint||Less Severe|
|Feel Like Throwing Up||Less Severe|
|Feeling Weak||Less Severe|
|Not Feeling Well||Less Severe|
Infrequent side effects of hydrocodone-acetaminophen oral:
|Vocal Cord Swelling||Severe|
|A Spasm of the Larynx||Severe|
|Collapsed Portion of Lung||Severe|
|Significant Decrease in Lung Function||Severe|
|Change in Pulse||Severe|
|Abnormal Nervous System Function Affecting Mental Alertness||Severe|
|Double Vision||Less Severe|
|Blurred Vision||Less Severe|
|Problems with Eyesight||Less Severe|
|Feeling Unhappy or Unwell||Less Severe|
|Dry Mouth||Less Severe|
|Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements||Less Severe|
|Spasm of the Ureter or Tube Connecting Kidney to Bladder||Less Severe|
|Loss of Appetite||Less Severe|
|Head Pain||Less Severe|
|Throwing Up||Less Severe|
|Kidney Problems Causing a Decreased Amount of Urine to be Passed||Less Severe|
|Mood Changes||Less Severe|
|False Sense of Well-Being||Less Severe|
|Narcotic Addiction||Less Severe|
Rare side effects of hydrocodone-acetaminophen oral:
|Discolored Spots and Small Elevations of the Skin||Severe|
|Increased Spinal Fluid Pressure||Severe|
|Ringing in the Ears||Severe|
|Acute Pustular Eruptions on Skin||Severe|
|High Blood Pressure||Severe|
|Acute Liver Failure||Severe|
|Hepatitis caused by Drugs||Severe|
|Inflammation of Skin caused by an Allergy||Severe|
|Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis||Severe|
|Reaction due to an Allergy||Severe|
|Involuntary Muscle Movements||Severe|
|Decreased Blood Platelets||Severe|
|Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood Cell||Severe|
|Decreased White Blood Cells||Severe|
|Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood Cell||Severe|
|Irritation of the Stomach or Intestines||Less Severe|
|Spasm of a Bile Duct Tract||Less Severe|
|Chronic Trouble Sleeping||Less Severe|
Lexapro side effects-
Nausea, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, constipation, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, and increased sweating may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.
This medication may increase serotonin and rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome/toxicity. The risk increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin, so tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take (see Drug Interactions section). Get medical help right away if you develop some of the following symptoms: fast heartbeat, hallucinations, loss of coordination, severe dizziness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, twitching muscles, unexplained fever, unusual agitation/restlessness.
Paxil side effects-
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
>>>>>>>>This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Really makes you think doesnt it, about what you are putting into your system. I will talk more about pills and the war on drugs in another post soon.
The biggest, most dangerous of all drugs is what is in your drinking water.
Traces of 18 unregulated contaminants were found in the water from one-third of utilities in sampling across the U.S. by federal scientists.
Included are 11 perfluorinated compounds, an herbicide, two solvents, caffeine, an antibacterial compound, a metal and an antidepressant.
Read more about the chemicals found and left untreated in your tap water HERE in an article written by Scientific American.
Fluoride is among the top ingredients found in tap water and toothpaste.
Here is a list of articles that tell you about about the dangers of fluoride- especially for small children.
One of the most controversial issues is the impact of fluoride on the thyroid gland. Many people are not aware that in the first half of the 20th century, fluoride was used medically as an anti-thyroid drug, to slow down the thyroid function in hyperthyroid patients. Fluoride was found to be effective at suppressing or reducing thyroid function, according to research, and the dose needed to reduce thyroid function was low -- 2 to 5 mg per day over a period of months. (6)
Opponents of water fluoridation are concerned that the levels of fluoride used to treat an overactive thyroid are in the same range of exposure (1.6 to 6.6 mg/day) that is estimated in people living in communities with fluoridated water supplies.
Poison in our food-
Here is a good article compliments of breastcancer.org-
antibiotics and other drugs are used to protect livestock from diseases and parasites. Extra hormones may be given to animals to increase meat and milk production. In the U. S., use of these drugs is regulated by the FDA.
By getting rid of disease sources, pesticides and antibiotics help increase food production, reduce food loss, and keep the U.S. food supply safe from threats. But many people question how safe these chemicals and hormones are in the body. They worry about the pesticide residues found in fruits and vegetables and in animal feed -- which can end up in meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products, on top of any extra antibiotics or hormones. There's a real concern that these chemicals may cause health problems, including an increase in breast cancer risk. There are also concerns about mercury in seafood and industrial chemicals in food and food packaging.
This is by far the most dangerous additive to food. Nuta-sweet, equal, diet soft drinks.
Antibiotics in meat-
everyone knows (or should know) the more antibiotics you ingest, the more your system becomes immune to the effects, and thereby they become next to useless in fighting off sickness. Almost your entire life you have been eating antibiotics in your grocery store meat.
Here is a good article on what you can find in your meat.
Hormones and steroids-
- 93% of Americans tested by the CDC had metabolites of chlorpyrifos — a nuerotoxic insectide — in their urine. Banned from home use because of its risks to children, chlorpyrifos is part of a family of pesticides (organophosphates) linked to ADHD.
- How is it that these two pesticides are found in over 90% of Americans? Through the food we eat.
here is a good article on that.
and a video-
Because we consume food, water, and medications- we are slowly killing ourselves. What's worse is that they are being regulated, controlled and handed out by the FDA and USDA.
Now, you must not forget Tobacco and alcohol. These two things also poison you.
They say that the 19th century had it worse because they died young mostly due to not having medications and other things that are consumed in our generation. These 19th century peoples were not exposed to the harshness of chemicals, or air pollutants, or any of the things we have gone over in this post. while I agree that most people died needlessly due to not having the knowledge of modern medicine, let us not forget that our ancestors before us worked themselves to the bone every single day to feed, clothe and house their families. People fell over dead from being worn out.
This chart says it all. as we have developed as a species, and industrialized, began to use more and more man made substances that the government says "protects" us- the more and more cancer and heart disease related deaths we have.
There are a lot of people we know who do not think about these things or what they put into their bodies. Knowledge is power. Please share it- think about what you are ingesting and use your voice to make change. We are a dying breed because of these poisons, and our children are even more susceptible to these harmful chemicals, and the new ones that are introduced into the population every single day.
It hides behind brand names such as NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure, but its makers cannot conceal that it accounts for 75 percent of adverse reactions to food additives reported...