Tag: medicine

Food as medicine; could this be the best way to avoid disease?

Food as medicine; could this be the best way to avoid disease? Aging and pills have become a way of life for many Americans.   We take a pill for blood pressure, another one for cholesterol and yet another one for a dysfunctional thyroid gland. It is a fact that Americans take more pills than any other country according to Consumer Reports. We also pay the highest prices for those medications as well. Those who practice functional medicine take a holistic look at what went wrong with you.  They then find the common elements in your body’s systems and treat the Read More »

76 Billion pain pills in 7 years is an epidemic caused by big pharma, your physician and a lack of referrals to chiropractors.

76 Billion pain pills in 7 years is an epidemic caused by big pharma, your physician and a lack of referrals to chiropractors. The headline read, 76 billion pain pills in 7 years inundated the U.S.  This is according to the Washington Post who reported the following in todays newspaper “America’s largest drug companies saturated the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012 as the nation’s deadliest drug epidemic spun out of control, according to previously undisclosed company data released as part of the largest civil action in U.S. history.” 76 Billion pain pills is Read More »

A medical community in crisis over Opioids and patient choices for resolution and relief, was Opioids merely a symptom?

A medical community in crisis over Opioids and patient choices for resolution and relief, was Opioids merely a symptom? For years, the medical community has made pain control a priority.   Pain management had become one of the drivers of Opioid addition problems in the USA, helped along by a pharmaceutical industry that wanted to increase their market share. In today’s marketplace, a patient can often buy heroin off the street for less than their Opioid medication cost, which has helped fuel the growth of heroin addiction here in the USA. Doctors who recommended the medications to relieve suffering often had Read More »

Drug lords and your health, they are not who you think they are and their products are covered by your insurance.

Drug lords and your health, they are not who you think they are and their products are covered by your insurance. When we think of drug lords, or drug wars, for that matter, we often think of the drug rings importing their drugs using drug mules and other methods to move their products. We think of names like El Chapo who has killed thousands of people to maintain their cartels, but the truth is, right here at home, the local drug lords have names like GlaxoSmithKline, or Turing Pharmaceuticals and are large corporations. We have been told we need some Read More »

The painkiller epidemic and you, how our nation got into trouble with Opioids and how you can avoid the chronic pain cycle.

The painkiller epidemic and you, how our nation got into trouble with Opioids and how you can avoid the chronic pain cycle. Chronic pain; millions of people experience this phenomenon and yet, few actually get the help they require.  Opioids was a solution to this problem with a bad side effect; not unlike heroin, people were becoming addicted to these drugs.  The drug reps did a great job of selling doctors on the idea of this miracle pain reliever, without truly understanding the problem they were creating. Now, even President Obama is trying to get the government involved in helping Read More »