Pregnant? Don’t Put Your Baby At Risk!

This Medication Can Cause Devastating Harm

pregnancy-drugsPregnancy, in and of itself, can often trigger emotions that make it extremely difficult to cope with depression.  While obviously, the wisest choice for expectant mothers is to be completely free of medications before, during and even after pregnancy if nursing.  Some obstetricians tend to see it differently and feel that the benefits to the mother of continued use of anti-depressants will outweigh any risks to the fetus.  Prozac, once thought to be relatively safe, has been indicated in an increased risk of autism and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH) to the unborn baby.  20% of infants with PPH will die and many will need a lung transplant. Read more here.

From Cradle to Grave, Americans Show Gullibility

Are We That Unwary, or Is it Just Slick Marketing?

Straw ManBig Pharma is all about slick marketing.  We’ve mentioned this before in other posts.  When we, as a population, are bombarded repeatedly day after day with advertisements – “Pills for our Ills”, some, if not most of us, begin to believe we actually NEED them.  The doctor writes the prescription and we blindly head off to the pharmacy without giving it a second thought.

What about diet, exercise, adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes regular preventive care?  Cholesterol, triglycerides, diabetes and many musculo-skeletal conditions, do respond well when permanent lifestyle changes are made.  Take a minute to read this article and then think about all the potentially detrimental side effects you, or someone you know, may unnecessarily be suffering:

These Most Commonly Taken Drugs Are Dangerous!

Think Your Non-opioid Painkiller is Safe??? Think Again!


Most people are well aware of the dire warnings surrounding usage of the opioid painkillers such as Vicodin, Hydrocone, Morphine and Oxycodone.   Side effects may include addiction, severe constipation, impairment, nausea, vomiting, weakness, drowsiness, itching and urinary difficulties –just to name a few.  But somehow, the general public has been lead to believe that non-opioid analgesics are SAFE.  However, many of these drugs, some of which we have come to trust, through a multitude of television commercials and magazine ads, can cause serious and sometimes fatal side effects including cardiovascular disease such as heart attacks and strokes.

This article from lawyersandsettlements.com brings to light the dangers of both the non-prescription and the prescription NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.)

The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Are You Taking One of The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Prescription PillsShockingly, almost 50% of Americans take at least one prescription drug daily, and many take up to a dozen.  Prescription drugs account for the fastest growing segment of the healthcare market.  While drugs have their place and can save lives under the appropriate circumstances, most of the time less dangerous options and remedies are available.

Pharmaceutical companies are spending billions every year to aggressively market drugs that have not been properly tested to both the general public and the prescribing doctors.  Just watch the TV commercials or thumb through any of the major magazines to see the prevalence of ads, many of them terribly misleading.  Unfortunately, almost half of the public is under the belief that only “safe” drugs can be advertised.

Many prescription drugs are fraught with horrible side effects or can even be fatal.  For decades, chiropractors have been warning patients to take a more natural approach, whenever possible, that includes dietary changes, exercise, lifestyle modifications and conservative chiropractic care.  This article from livestrong.com lists the 5 most dangerous types of prescription drugs.

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