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    The healthy alternatives for the drugs we use most often. Check out the article we found over at Viral Alternative News.

    We don’t have to live in a medicated world, but we certainly choose to. The crux of the matter is that we refuse to proactively think about prevention because we reactively commit to treating the symptoms of underlying health problems. This is the allopathic model. We want the quick fix so we can continue our poor lifestyle and dietary habits. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it is. We can blame doctors, the medical institutions and healthcare systems all we want, but self-responsibility is our only recourse if we are ever to surface from this mess. There are no excuses–if you’re taking one of these drugs, consult with a Natural Health Practitioner this week about phasing out your medication and phasing in these powerful natural foods and remedies.

    Of the over 4 billion prescriptions written every year, the United States and Canada make up more than 80% of the world’s prescription opioids (psychoactive medications). Between 1997 and 2012 prescription opioids increased in dosage by almost 500%. Pharmaceuticals and medical errors are now a leading cause of death. Painkillers are the leading cause of accidental death.

    In the last 15 years of life, people are experiencing more pain for longer periods than at any point on our historical record. If you think life expectancy has increased to the benefit of mankind, you’re not looking at the numbers.

    78% of U.S. prescriptions written in 2010 were for generic drugs (both unbranded and those still sold under a brand name). The most prescribed drugs aren’t always the best selling drugs, there’s a difference.

    Prescriptions for pain, cholesterol reduction, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, antacids, antipsychotics, diabetes and antibiotics make up 100% of the most prescribed drugs.

    Make a commitment to yourself right now and start incorporating some of these amazing foods into your diet with no consequence of side effects. When you accept this, you will get off prescription medications for good.

    Check out the top most prescribed drugs and the best natural remedies to treat and prevent disease.

    1. HYDROCODONE (Acetaminophen/Vicodin/Oxycontin)

    Use: For Pain

    Currently the single most prescribed drug in the world. More and more doctors are getting huge payouts from pharmaceutical companies to promote these hydrocodone, especially generic drugs. They make up more than 20% of the top prescribed medications.

    Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Fox News that doctors are handing out narcotics like candy. Some doctors are giving patients prescriptions for narcotics for even minor injuries.

    How it Works:

    It is an orally psychoactive compound that works as a narcotic and analgesic. It is biotransformed by the liver into several metabolites. It is highly dependent on metabolism by the Cytochrome P450 pathway.

    Consequences:

    Respiratory depression; bradycardia; coma; seizures; cardiac arrest; liver damage; and death. Inherited genes such as the Cytochrome P450 affects metabolic pathways–some cannot process it at all, whereas a smaller percentage can get even more strength from it than usual.

    Natural Foods:

    Ginger, turmeric, berries, cayenne pepper, celery/celery seeds, cherries, dark green veggies, walnuts.

    2. STATINS (Generic versions of Lipitor/Zocor/Crestor)

    Use: Reduction of LDL Cholesterol

    Approximately 15% of the top prescribed medications are generic statins. A study published in January 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine linked statins to 48 percent increased risk for type-2 diabetes.

    The are NO scientific studies ever documented which have proved through causation that lowering LDL cholesterol prevents disease. The obsessed culture of lowering cholesterol may actually be causing cancer.

    How it Works:

    Statins artificially lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting a critical enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which plays a central role in the production of cholesterol in the liver.

    Consequences:

    Inflammation and pathological breakdown of muscle, acute kidney failure, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, interference with sex hormones and death.

    Natural Foods:

    Nuts, spinach, apples, turmeric, cranberries, tomatoes, green tea, fatty fish, beans, alfalfa herb, capsicum fruit, garlic, psyllium, fenugreek seeds, butcher’s broom, licorice root, hawthorn berry.

    3. LISINOPRIL (Prinivil/Zestril) AND NORVASC (Amlodipine)

    Use: Reduction of High Blood Pressure

    In combination, Lisinopril and Norvasc make up a whopping 23% of the top prescribed medications. This makes them the most prescribed generic medications (if combined) for cardiovascular disease and blood pressure. Individually, Lisinopril constitutes approximately 14% and Norvasc about 9%.

    How it Works:

    Lisinopril is typically used for the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and heart attacks. Norvasc is used for hypertension and angina. It accomplishes this by inhibiting the influx of calcium ions into vascular smooth muscle and cardiac muscle so it essentially interferes with the metabolism of calcium.

    Consequences:

    Cancer, blood disorders, development of breasts in men, impotence, de

    pression, tachycardia, enlargement of gums, inflammation of the liver, elevated blood glucose, hepatitis, life threatening skin conditions.

    Natural Foods:

    Any foods high in vitamin C (chili peppers, guavas, bell peppers, thyme, parsley, dark leafy greens, broccoli), any foods high in magnesium (chocolate, green leafy vegetables, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, blackstrap molasses, pumpkin and squash seeds, pine nuts, and black walnuts) and any foods high in potassium (mushrooms, bananas, dark green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, oranges and dates). Coconut oil/water and CoQ10 are also very effective for lowering blood pressure.

    Next Article: Exercise And Chiropractors Are Better Than Taking Drugs

    Read full article: The 7 Most Prescribed Drugs In The World And Their Natural Counterparts



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    15 Responses to “The Healthy Alternatives For The Drugs We Use Most Often”

    1. Julie Gottselig Poff

      Mar 15. 2016

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      Apr 18. 2017

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      Apr 18. 2017

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      Apr 18. 2017

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      Apr 18. 2017

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    6. Eva Mihaila Dejeu

      Apr 19. 2017

      I am totally against drogs and I believe in eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water but not everybody can afford to buy organic which is somewhat better than non organic. Starting with water is filled with harmful chemicals which everybody drinks, cooks with, wash with and is in everything possibly you can think of. Our fruits and vegetables are sprayed or injected with poisonous chemicals also the meat you eat are injected and poisoned intentionally to make people sick and that’s how the farmaceutical system gets rich from all these sick people they poison every day. It seems like a lost battle unless you grow your own or raise your own and even then they are spraying from plaines all sorts of chemicals what goes on everything we raise or breathe. It is sad because we live in such a world with these wicked people who intentionally is harming us to reduce population which they don’t deny doing. It is sick but true.

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      Apr 19. 2017

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      Apr 19. 2017

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      Apr 19. 2017

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      Apr 19. 2017

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      Apr 19. 2017

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      Apr 20. 2017

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      Oct 09. 2017

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      Oct 09. 2017

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