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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States" - Report

"The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million. The total number of iatrogenic deaths shown in the following table is 783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697; the annual cancer death rate, 553,251."
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Gary Moller comments:

As the years pass by, it is interesting to reflect on trends. One trend apparent in correspondence received from around the world, is the increasing overuse of powerful pharmaceuticals for treating conditions for which there are healthy natural remedies. There are three aspects about this trend that I find disturbing: That the health professionals doing the prescribing seldom, if ever, consider natural therapies before resorting to potentially harmful drugs; that it is common for people to be on up to a dozen different pills and potions at a time; and the growing acceptance from age 30 years on that popping prescription pills is to be the norm.

By all impressions the USA takes the award for being the most over-medicated country on the planet. The US is closely followed by Canada which does a roaring trade selling cheap drugs into the the USA. Sadly; where America goes - we go and so it is that New Zealand is heading down the path to chemicalised entrapment. We must resist this disturbing loss of independence and consequent ill health. So, whether it is buspar, botox or betaloc, please think twice before you take it - Do you really need it? Ask your health professional about natural alternatives for treating that dodgy prostate, feelings of doom and gloom or high blood pressure (There are several good ones). Of course there is a place for medication - don't get me wrong - but its all about balance and right now, I think we are badly off balance. Commercial gain is taking precedence over what may be best for the individual consumer.

You deserve the best of health care - insist on it!

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