Modern drugs can be miraculously life-saving, and many illnesses demand their use.
But what happens when our reliance on powerful pharmaceuticals blinds us to their risks?
Painful side effects and dependency are common, and adverse drug reactions are America's fourth leading cause of death.
Know When Drugs Are Necessary, when alternatives may be better - and when to just let your body heal on it's own.
Are you taking more than 3 medications?
Many have adverse reactions between them. I have seen many who have low blood pressure from taking too much medicine for their high blood pressure and are unaware WHY they feel light-headed and dizzy. Then there are those who are on 2 medications for cholesterol, which may not be appropriate either.
Your pharmacist can look at your med's and suggest which may interact and which may be too much. Just ask. Medication can be beneficial in many cases, then in some, we must be extremely careful in medication use. There are alternatives to medications which an integrative medical physician WILL discuss with you (which in most cases a regular MD will not.)
There ARE other ways of managing chronic disease.
There is SO much use of antibiotics, for instance, and we have mis-used them for trivial conditions. Your body can become resistant to their use. We may not have antibiotics in the future that work! Then what?
In Mind over Meds, bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil (Integrative Medical Physician) alerts readers to the problem of over medication, and outlines when medicine is necessary, and when it is not.
Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically over medicated, presents science that proves drugs aren't always the best option, and provides reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments like high blood pressure, allergies, depression, and even the common cold.
With case histories, healthy alternative treatments, and input from other leading physicians, Mind over Meds is the go-to resource for anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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After 18 years working in the health field as a Med/Surg Asst, I have seen many patients visit their doctor seeking answers but leaving with only a script in hand.
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