(NaturalHealth365) No one knows how many lives are lost or ruined because of the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. But we can make an educated guess. Prescription drugs taken as indicated by hospitalized patients cause an admitted minimum of 106,000 deaths per year – according to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Since there is a well known tendency for liability to be denied and since this report focused only on those in the hospital, many think that this figure is the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
Can suppressed symptoms make you sick?
Why do pharmaceuticals make so many people sick? It’s because they see the symptom as the disease and try to extinguish the symptom – at any cost. Often, sadly, that cost is the patient’s life. A typical pattern homeopaths often see goes something like this:
A child develops eczema, perhaps after a vaccination or after being fed formula milk. The parent take the child to see a doctor who tells them to use a small amount of hydrocortisone cream (a steroid). It works, for a time, but when they stop applying the cream the rash returns.
Over time – they notice they may have to use more to get the same effect. Eventually, the child’s rash goes away and doesn’t return, but now she is diagnosed with mild asthma. This time she returns with two types of steroid inhaler.
Asthma is a much more potentially life threatening illness than eczema and so we can say the treatment has made the child sicker.
Better out than in
A couple of weeks ago, I explained that when symptoms move to a “deeper level” – it is a sign that they are being swept under the rug and suppressed. You may not have been told this, but if your child has a rash or a discharge, it is a sign that something is being thrown out of the body as a protective response. Being allowed to do this is an important part of building their natural immunity.
The mess created by Merck
What happens if a more serious symptom is suppressed? Recently Dr. David Graham, testified before the United States Senate in relation to Vioxx, a Merck product. He estimated that 88,000 to 139,000 American patients suffered from heart attacks as a side effect of the drug, between 30 and 40 percent of them died. In other words, 27,000 to 55,000 preventable deaths occurred.
Homeopathy does NO harm
Homeopathic remedies are natural, safe and non-toxic. No genuinely homeopathic remedy has ever been recalled in 200 years. The truth is homeopathy and other holistic medical modalities are not based on symptom suppression. They are based on finding out why the body needed to give you a symptom as a warning sign of some deeper dis-ease.
Hey Doc! The drugs aren’t working
Take a moment to think about someone you know who regularly takes a cocktail of prescribed or OTC drugs. What is their energy level like? How active are they mentally and physically? What is their mood like? (Does this sound right to you?)
Do they suffer from anxiety and depression? Have they lost their appetite for food or sexual intercourse? Are they symptom-free, but somehow lacking the joie de vivre (french for: “joy for life”) they used to have? Are they destined to be a long-term customer of big pharma, developing one illness after another?
Are you living in the matrix?
Homeopaths and holistic health practitioners work hard to empower their clients to return to health as swiftly as possible and get to a point where their services are happily no longer needed. How many of those who prescribe or recommend pharmaceuticals can say the same? Life is a choice – what pill will you choose?
About the author: For over 17 years, Mary Aspinwall has been a full time Registered Homeopath and is the founder of HomeopathyWorld.com. Mary offers a best selling range of homeopathy kits and you can read her blog at: HomeopathyWorld.com/blog. In addition, Mary has created a free e-book, “Basic Guide to Homeopathy”. Click Here for a consultation with Mary Aspinwall.