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December 10, 2010

Issue #033, December 10, 2010

Drugging Ourselves to Death
America's Deadly Addiction to Pharmaceuticals

Are we drugging ourselves to death? In a recent article, Martha Rosenberg posted a list of dangerous drugs many Americans are addicted to that cause huge adverse risks, including psychosis, arthritis, strokes, heart attacks, cancer and death. Why are so many people putting their health at such risk?

It all has to do with misinformation, the media, and - let's face it - a lot of greed. Here are some ways we have all likely been deceived.

Holistic Medicines

Whether it's the popular show, House, or various websites you run into, holistic medicine is frequently slammed and vilified as quackery conducted by con artists whose only interest is to take your money and who frequently do more harm than good. But who's really doing the harm?

Holistic medicines focus on eating whole foods, and using gentle, noninvasive methods of stimulating the immune system, thereby promoting healing. No so with traditional medicine that uses no end of invasive means to regulate health, including dangerous drugs.

Coconut Oil

Children in the tropics who grew up eating only coconut, coconut oil, fish and rice had amazingly good health. Coconut oil was also a popular choice in the west for years, because it's a stable oil with a long shelf life. But during the seventies, domestic oil companies - keen on increasing their own profits - started a false advertising campaign vilifying coconut oil as something akin to a greasy death. The end result?

Now more than 30 years later, heart disease and other illnesses have risen rather than decreased, and obesity is an epidemic in this country.

Whole Foods

Before McDonalds and other fast food places, people used to cook their own food from scratch. Now, with fast food restaurants on virtually every corner, high cholesterol, diabetes and cancer are on the rise. But these diseases could be greatly reduced with the right diet and exercise, a fact never mentioned by a media bought out by the pharmaceutical companies.

So the next time you start feeling sick, instead of calling your doctor and asking for a prescription, try holistic medicines, such as homeopathy, and while youíre at it, invest in a jar of extra virgin coconut oil. Stir a tablespoon of it into your coffee or tea along with a tablespoon of raw honey. Youíll be amazed at the results!

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What's New?

Organic Food Buying Clubs

Organic food buying clubs are a great way to get healthy, organic food at a great price. Learn more.

Types of Alternative Medicine

Types of alternative medicine may vary from treatment to treatment, but the one thread they share in common is the method of treating the entire body rather than an isolated set of symptoms. Read more.

How Does Acupuncture Work

How does acupuncture work? Can acupuncture really ease pain, and also help with a host of other symptoms, such as depression, asthma, high blood pressure and even impotence? Does this form of alternative medicine really deliver? Read more.

Chicken in a Chicken Tractor

Where do you put the chickens in the tractor in the winter? I am in Vermont. Read more

Water Filters Review

A water filters review is helpful in determining which gravity water filter is right for you. In an emergency, a good water filtration system will ensure your family will have clean drinking water even if the power goes out for an extended period of time. Read more

Fluoride Water Filters

Fluoride water filters are an important investment to make if you live in a town or city that fluoridates its water. Read more

Is Coconut Oil Healthy

Is coconut oil healthy? Tropical oils such as coconut oil and palm oil have been demonized for years, but take another look; false advertising has likely kept you from one of the healthiest foods available. Read more.

Coconut Oil Therapy

Coconut oil therapy - can coconut oil really be used to heal as well as to cook foods? Studies and clinical trials have shown for years that this wonderful oil is not only a healthier way to prepare food, but can also be used to combat viral infections, including HIV and hepatitis-C infections. Read more.

Different Flower Remedies

Different flower remedies are available, depending on your personality traits and the emotions you are currently feeling. By choosing the right remedy, you can heal your emotions, eventually bringing about a complete healing both in your mind and in your body. Read more.

What Are Flower Remedies

What are flower remedies? They are a gentle way of promoting healing by easing emotional troubles, thereby encouraging complete healing of your mind and body as well. Read more.

What is a Probiotic

What is a probiotic, and how can it help you? A probiotic is made up of living micro-organisms that can provide healthy benefits when eaten on a regular basis, including healing your intestines and building your immune system. Read more.

Poultry Probiotics

Poultry probiotics are an excellent to build the health of your flock and protect you and your family from diseases such as Salmonella and E-coli. Here's why you should be adding probiotics to your poultry's water on a daily basis. Read more.

Container Gardening Could Be Crucial

Under communism, Ukraine and Romania were forced into high density apartments down town. Read more.

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