Just because it’s COMMON doesn’t mean it's NORMAL
“It runs in my family.” “Isn’t taking blood pressure medicine common?” “My cardiologist says that I’ll be on this statin for the rest of my life as a precaution… it’s very common.”
You have been led to believe that just because something is common, it’s normal. Taking a list of medications for lifestyle conditions isn’t normal at all. We cannot medicate ourselves out of a problem we behaved ourselves into.
The way I see it, if the body needed to take a pill once we hit the magic age of 50 for blood pressure, high cholesterol and hot flashes, well then shouldn’t we have been born with some automatic mechanism of manufacturing these drugs naturally.
We take more prescription medicine now than any period of history! 50% of women and 43% of men in the UK are on some sort of regular prescription medication. This is totally insane! Is this normal? Is getting heart burn normal? No it is not. It’s the bodies warning sign…. STOP EATING THIS JUNK, IT HURTS TO DIGEST IT. I mean how much better of a signal can our internal feedback system give us?
Let’s discuss my favorite, simvastatin, a drug to reduce cholesterol. 60 MILLION prescriptions, were written in 2013. Again I ask you, does the body just stop working and start producing tons of cholesterol for no reason? Is it just because we eat too many eggs? The answer to both of these questions is NO. There’s always a cause and effect relationship within the body. For every action there is an equal opposite reaction!
More than 10 million prescriptions were filled for SSRIs (Antidepressants) in the UK in 2000. One in 11 British adults now takes antidepressants. The evidence shows that these drugs are being taken more and more.
We simply must get away from the notion that better health comes from better chemistry. There is, of course, a time and place for medicine, but it is NOT every time and every place. A drug that is required for the rest of your life is a drug that should be examined.
Remember just because it’s common that the average European is obese, is on prescription medication for lifestyle causes, watches 4 hours of TV daily, is stressed beyond belief, sedentary, sits more than 12 hours each day and has no clue what a chiropractor does, DOESN’T MEAN IT’S NORMAL. Core Wellness Centres is about returning to normal. Hop on the bus, because this bus is taking a new road to better health!
Written by Dr. Joe-James Tilley DC
Core Wellness Centres - Epsom