Supplements — most are a waste of money.
I like nutritional supplements. I take several; certainly more than most people. I Probably average $200 a month on them. While that might seem like a lot, I don’t take any prescription drugs so figure it out for yourself.
Having been around a while, I believe that one big reason that many people won’t even investigate a nutritional supplement to replace a prescription drug is that the drug can be cheaper if they have insurance.
But you know something? I believe there are more supplements that can treat or fix a condition, than there are prescription drugs that can do it — without harmful side effects.
Certainly the potential for a natural supplement to damage your innards is far less than with most prescription drugs, which makes the supplement a better choice in my mind.
If you ever can’t find a supplement or are looking for a bargain, you are welcome to write to me. Chances are I’ll have a source and maybe a discount code for you.
Here’s something to chew on: That statement in the above paragraph could cost a medical doctor their license.
Life saving wonders
I would advise anybody to try to avoid prescription drugs and find a natural substitute, I believe that we are blessed in the U.S. to have available drugs that can genuinely save our life. Antibiotics are at the top of the list of absolute miracle drugs.
But, who has not chuckled or cringed at TV ads for prescription drugs with the health warnings and disclaimers woven throughout. I won’t bore you by rehashing ads, but if you don’t pay attention to them, you should start.
Something is amuck
A growing number of medical professionals are going public with their beliefs that most prescription drugs have zero curative powers; that is, they treat symptoms and not causes. They may make us feel better, but we are still sick.
Even worse is that so many drugs invariably have a long list of side effects, some of which are likely to require an additional prescription drug to counteract. If anybody in your family has a bad illness, you are likely to have noticed how they seem to keep having more and more drugs on the table next to wherever they spend most of their time.
The worst pill-poppers, in my limited experience, are adults my age (66) and older. These people grew up in an era when nobody questioned the doctor, they just did what they said. Their counterpart at the other end of the age spectrum is young adults without much life experience or desire to learn anything new.
Break the mold
I have no delusions about being able to convince you in this short space that you owe it to yourself and your family to educate yourself about health.
Learning how to take care of yourself doesn’t have to be your full time hobby or anything like that, but someday you are going to need it for yourself, for your children, or your parents.
Anyone planning to be around for a long time should begin an occasional Internet search into the worlds of functional, personalized, preventive, and complementary medicine. Chances are you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, so just take a look some time and do it for your family.
I won’t tell you there is a conspiracy going on in the U.S.to keep everybody on some kind(s) of prescription drug(s) forever. The operative phrase being PRESCRIPTION DRUGs. You know, the expensive ones.
At best this is a primer about self-preservation
I’m going to be writing about taking care of ourselves — for the rest of my life. I will also be learning about it for the rest of my life. How about you? What could possibly be a better use of your spare time than learning how to live long and well?
You have to start somewhere. Why not take two minutes and 53 seconds to watch the video on this page.
Actually it’s short enough that you might like to watch it a couple times if it doesn’t sink in the first time around.
You may be in top notch condition now, I hope you are. But if you live long enough the day will come that something wears out and you are in distress or sick. You owe it to yourself to be prepared to manage your own health.
The video takes two minutes and 53 seconds. If you don’t think your health is worth that much time, I don’t know how I could convince you otherwise.