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Living In A Medicated Society

I love these commercials that are out there with the pretty butterflies flying around the nice flowers while the happy music plays.  If the sound weren’t on I would think that it was a tampon commercial.  The narrator speaks in a soothing voice and announces the latest greatest product on the market that will help you with your road rage or depression.  He goes on to tell you to ask your doctor for a prescription.  This takes a total of about 3 seconds.  His voice speeds up and he says, “this product may cause, drowsiness, constipation, headaches, restlessness, stomach ache, hives, rectal bleeding, something that sounds like asmuthavavo (not sure what it is but I don’t think I want it), hypertension, …(he adds about 50 more).  At some point he inserts, paralysis, heart attacks and death (this part takes the other 27 seconds).
Death? Really? WTF.  If I am taking this product for depression, I think it will make me depressed if I don’t die first.

Within 3 years a commercial comes out about a class action lawsuit against the makers of the same product.  It stipulates that if you took whatever the hell it was within the last three years you may be entitled to a claim.  Probably because when they read the list of what might happen to you if you take it they forgot to mention that you may get black lung or athletes foot.

I’m not saying that all medication is a bad thing but honestly what the hell is some of it for?  I’ll tell you what I believe it is for.  It is so that the pharmaceutical companies can make a buttload of money off of your Road Rage Affliction.  And when there is a class action against them it is so that the law firm representing the people who developed athletes foot (from something they told them would screw them up) can make millions.

How come there are so many people out there who are on several types of medication?  Some of their problems are probably brought on by a medication that they are currently on or one they took in the past.  It doesn’t make sense to take one medication to suppress the effects of another medication.

These conditions that are being treated are both psychological and physical.  Personally I believe that everyone has something that could be considered a mental disorder.  With so many medications out there for mental health there is a huge market.  I have people tell me that I am crazy all of the time.  I’m not denying it.  My own self diagnosis tells me that I am OCD.  I like to count and do weird things in my head.  In some cases I do mathematical problems based on percentages.  When I type a letter or even a post I like to spell things out based on the 8th letter of each line going down.  In the past I had some depression.  I wonder what kind of medication I should take so I don’t count.  I cured my depression by transforming my life.  Life can be depressing.

If I was born about 10 years later, I might have been one of those kids that was put on Ritalin.  Kids are hyper.  Why do they need medication for it?  Don’t give them so much sugar.

I know that there are people with more severe problems than I had.  But there are only certain things that a person can control.  Because of this circumstances arise which cause people to react.  If they receive bad news they usually will become upset and it will add to their stress.  Stress will build up based on circumstance.  A few years ago like many others I was hit pretty hard by a bad economy.  I was very close to losing everything that I had.  All day and all night all I thought about was how much I owed and whether or not I was going to be able to make my next payment.  I had to make choices.  One of those choices was getting rid of my satellite dish, which was running about $150 a month.  Another was dropping my health insurance which was another $150 a month (by the way I was and still am self-employed).  I did get my health insurance back but to this day I still haven’t brought satellite or cable back into my house.  I did end up buying a smart tv and got Netflix.  Eventually, I will probably bring it back but at this point I am not home very much.  Dealing with all of these financial problems made things very stressful.  It led to a great deal of depression and uncertainness.  I was able to get through it and found ways to deal with my stress.  But it wasn’t until I began my transformation that I actually liberated myself from my own self diagnosed mental disorder.  My new lifestyle opened me up who I really was and made me look at everything in a different way.  This includes the way I look at and communicate with other people.  I was able to do all of this without taking medication.  I found a way to take control of my life not have some chemical take control of me.  I did this through diet, exercise and the other things that came about with my transformation.  Once again I am not saying that medication can’t be helpful but I do think it is overdone.

I am not suggesting that Jeffrey Dahmer should  be put on an exercise program and be given a healthy diet.  I don’t think there is a cure for what he has.  However, I would suggest giving him extra dose of the crap that they are advertising in the pretty butterfly commercial.

I avoid prescription medication and even non prescription medication as much as possible.  That’s me, I’m not saying that I don’t take antibiotics when I have surgery on my knee.  I did.  But I do look for alternative means.  First it is possible to avoid high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hypertension or other cardiovascular related problems.  If you aren’t already on medication for one of these things a healthy diet can prevent you from having to take them.  If you are on medication, it is possible to reverse these health problems with a healthy diet which hopefully will allow you to get off of the medication.  Sometimes I wonder how close I was to having to take them.  I definitely wasn’t in as bad shape back in March as I was in 1998.  In 1998 I was told that I was about to POP.

I personally go for home remedies first.  About 7 years ago I went to the doctor and found out that I had a duodenal ulcer.  I asked him what I had to do to get rid of it.  His response was, “oh you can’t get rid of it.  There is nothing that you can do.”  At least he didn’t try to give me some medication.  I went home and looked online for some solutions.  What I decided to try was eat 3 bananas a day with 3 glasses of tomato juice.  In less than one week my ulcer was gone.  It came back about 1 year later and I repeated the process.  I am currently duodenal ulcer free for the last six years.

Another situation involved my dog Bailey.  She tested positive for Lyme Disease.  The vet said, “We can’t get rid of it, we can only control it.  But she will always have it.”  On the way home I called a friend of my that has helped me out with other health related things.  He told me that he could cure it.  A few days later I got something in the mail from him.  It was something made from Berberian Root.  He told me to give it to her several times a day for a long time.  3.5 months later he calls me and tells me, “You can stop giving Bailey the pills.  She is cured.”  I  thought it sounded kind of weird since the vet said it couldn’t be.  I took her to the vet and asked them to test her again.  They told me that I was wasting my money.  I told them that she was cured I had been giving her something.  They kind of rolled their eyes and drew her blood.  15 minutes later two of them walked into the room.  “What were you giving Bailey?”.  Me, “Did it work?” Vet “Well, ah yea, we think.  We have never had this happen.  She doesn’t even have any antibodies”.

In most cases these medications are not meant to cure but to control.  If you take high blood pressure medication, it keeps it down, but doesn’t really take care of your problem.  However, if you eat healthy you can cure your problem with high blood pressure.  If you go back to your old ways, then your high blood pressure will probably return.

Food definitely can cure, and herbs can cure.  The healthier you eat and with regular exercise the less risk you put yourself at for Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Kidney problems, etc…

If one person reads this and makes a change to their life, than it was worth me writing it.  Do you want to Learn to S.W.I.M™?

This post is not telling you to not take your medication or not seek medical help.  This post is my opinion and based on my own experiences. It suggests that you take control of your life without putting yourself at risk.  By the way if you are trying to figure out what I wrote in this post, I made that part up.  I am OCD but I also like take advantage of the gullibility factor (That may be another disorder.  I can’t help myself).


6 responses »

  1. Trying to swim and have been drinking tomato juice with lemon and eating a banana a day. Also not eating bread/gluten. Feeling better over the past few days. Now I just need to get back to exercising. I need to S.W.I.M.! I’ll keep you posted.

    • How many bananas are you eating a day and how many glasses of tomato juice? Also you might want to add some of the other stuff that I mentioned. Pineapple will be good for inflammation. Let me know how it goes?

  2. What part did you make up? I’m confused about that line in your last paragraph.

    • I made up the part about using the 5th letter of each line in my posts to spell something out.

      • Oh, ha, well, I’m currently getting my doctorate in clinical psychology and I’ve worked with OCD patients before so that didn’t sound too out there! Lol

      • I was being a smart ass. Figured some people would look for the hidden message. But as far as the counting goes. I do run numbers through my head. Especially when I am working out.

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