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Longevity Is Drug Free
                                              
by Stephen Lau

Longevity is always drug free. This makes sense: taking too many pharmaceutical drugs means your body is stressed by physical ailments. Ironically, these drugs may do a further disservice by ingesting more toxins into an already toxic body. However, it does not imply that you must desist from taking your medications prescribed by your doctor. Rather, it suggests you should be more alert to the side effects of the drugs you are currently taking; you should not readily reach out for unsafe pharmaceutical drugs without second thoughts as if they were coupons. Remember, longevity should be drug free, as much as possible.

More importantly, you should be more aware of your body’s
natural healing power. Live drug free as much as you can and rid your body of toxins.


THE BODY'S NATURAL POWER


Hippocrates
, the father of medicine, once said: “Healing is a matter of time, but it is also a matter of opportunity.”

Give your body that opportunity for natural healing. Health is often not valued until disease strikes. Don’t give disease that opportunity. Give yourself that opportunity of natural healing by going drug free.

Western medicine is never drug free: it is based on the medical model in which a doctor identifies a set of symptoms of a patient and makes a diagnosis to confirm the doctor’s examination. An approved treatment for that diagnosis is then applied to the patient. Commonly, the treatment may be a chemical one in the form of a pharmaceutical drug to interfere with the natural healing mechanism in the patient’s own body with the express purpose of removing those undesirable symptoms. The patient, too eager to be relieved of the symptoms, often readily concurs to the application of those unsafe pharmaceutical drugs.

Sadly, such intellectual process of cure does not take into account the patient’s physical, mental, and spiritual problems, which may be the fundamental causes of that disease in the first place.

In addition, Western medicine does not take into consideration the basic concept that your body is designed to regulate and repair itself, and therefore does not address natural healing, which is always made in deference to more invasive procedures, such as administering a drug, which infuse your body with more toxins.

When you give your body a drug that replaces a substance your body is capable of making itself, you body then becomes weaker, not stronger, and begins not only to manufacture less of that substance, but also to become more dependent on the outside source, which is usually the drug. Over time, you become no longer drug free.

Unfortunately, no drug can give you insight into the circumstance that created your problems. At best, it can only temporarily assuage the physical pain created by your situation. Remember, there are no miracle drugs - only wholesome natural healing. A drug “cures” your symptoms at the expense of creating more potential symptoms down the road. For a while, you may be symptom-free, but soon enough emerging new symptoms may require yet a more potent drug to deal with them. So stop ingesting your body with flu shots, vaccinations, and other antibiotics, which are also toxic by nature.

Utilize your body’s natural healing power, rather than relying on unsafe pharmaceutical drugs. Keep yourself drug free! Go for natural herbs to cure your ailments, such as the common cold, arthritis, pains and aches.


UNSAFE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS


Unsafe pharmaceutical drugs are prevalent. This is an indisputable and unfortunate fact!

Unreliable drug tests abound in the medical and pharmaceutical research community. Drug tests prior to their approval may not be reliable due to the following reasons:

  · Pharmaceutical companies may often influence medical researchers, through coercion, incentive, and even threat, to produce the desired results in clinical trials. There have been many cases of data fabrication in clinical trials of drugs in order to facilitate their intended applications.

Clinical trials usually involve a small number of people, and may not truly reflect the outcome of those who will ultimately be using those drugs after their approval.

Drugs tested on animal models may be biased and even irrelevant. An artificially induced disease in non-human animals may not yield results relevant to a spontaneous, naturally occurring human disease.

Unsafe pharmaceutical drugs are rampant. There can be no absolute safety of any pharmaceutical drug. That is why pharmaceutical companies often save their skin with a barrage of warnings of possible and potential side effects. If a drug does not kill you, its many side effects might. In fact, many people actually die every year from drug complications, drug overdoses, or inappropriate drug combinations. Does it make good sense to be drug free?

Given its very toxic nature, do not reach out for an over-the-counter drug without thinking; even for any prescription drug, you should be extra cautious before taking it.

Even cholesterol can be controlled without the use of drugs:

The 60 Day Prescription Free Cholesterol Cure shows you how to maintain healthy cholesterol levels as well as lower cholesterol naturally without the use of statin drugs.

Even cancer can be treated drug free. Go to my web page:
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On May 21, 2007, based on a recent research conducted by Dr. Steven Nissen at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the FDA expressed concern regarding the safety of Avandia, a pill widely prescribed by doctors to treat type 2 diabetes. The groundbreaking research findings suggested that the risk of a heart attack was increased 43 percent among those taking the drug, and that there was a 64 percent increased risk of dying from cardiovascular causes, compared with patients not taking the drug. This is yet another strong testament to unsafe pharmaceutical drugs. Longevity is always drug free!

Even
insomnia can be eliminated drug free.

If major diseases or disorders can be managed without the use of drugs, there is no rhyme or reason for you to use pharmaceutical drugs to treat the symptoms of everyday ailments, such as a headache or a stomach upset. Get back your drug-free life.

Remember, all prescription drugs are acidic and toxic by nature. A drug-free life rids your body of chemical toxins.

If major diseases or disorders can be managed without the use of drugs, there is no rhyme or reason for you to use pharmaceutical drugs to treat the symptoms of everyday ailments, such as a headache or a stomach upset. Get back your drug-free life.

Remember, all prescription drugs are acidic and toxic by nature. A drug-free life rids your body of chemical toxins.


DO YOU REALLY NEED A FLU SHOT?


Before you would consider any drug-free approach, think carefully!
Why does a government health agency try so hard every year to convince you to get a flu shot? Is it really out of concern for your health? You just wonder. The fact is that the government purchases and distributes most flu vaccines, and very often overstocks them. Understandably, the government will always promote extensively and enthusiastically the benefits of a flu shot. The government doesn’t want you to go drug free, no more than the pharmaceutical companies do.

Is a flu shot effective?


In a February 2005 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases compared flu-related mortality among older people to rates of immunization. Their finding was surprising: during the past quarter century, immunization rates for the elderly have climbed substantially, while the elderly flu-related mortality rate has stayed the same. In other words, the authorities have overstated the benefits of a flu shot among the elderly population.

There is no guarantee that the influenza viruses selected for the vaccine will be the identical strains circulating during a given flu season. In fact, there have been instances of the vaccine not having included some of the strain of the influenza currently reported by doctors in the medical community.

Moreover, the influenza virus may not directly cause the majority of illnesses characterized by fever, fatigue, cough, and aching muscles. In fact, many non-influenza viruses may have similar influenza-like symptoms.

Is a flu shot safe?

Vaccines contain killed or less-virulent viruses, bacteria and chemical extracts to stimulate your immune reaction against these organisms. Because more and more reports have cited vaccine failure, manufacturers have made vaccines more potent.

The problem with this approach is that in the very young, the nutritionally deficient, and the aged, over-stimulating the immune system may have an opposite effect: it can paralyze the immune system.

In addition, the brain may also become over-stimulated into producing free radicals in an effort to kill these make-believe invading organisms. Isn’t this as good a reason as any to go drug free?

Targeting the elderly

The flu vaccine is generally recommended for persons aged 65 and older, and those with medical conditions who could otherwise experience serious complications from the flu. Medical journals report broad differences in effectiveness for the elderly, ranging from zero to 85 percent.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that 90 percent of deaths from influenza occur among the elderly. Considering that nearly 65 percent of all deaths (from any cause) occur in that age group, it is nearly impossible to prove that flu shots significantly increase life expectancy in that group. The fact is that most people, whether young and old, will mostly weather a bout of the flu without hospitalization or complications.

A serious concern of flu shots among the elderly is the increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to studies.

Alternatives


If you choose not to receive a flu shot, have a discussion with your doctor regarding other drug-free options. However, some simple and possibly quite effective things you can do for yourself to prevent the flu include:

Avoid white sugar.

Exercise regularly.

Get adequate sleep.

Drink plenty of purified water daily.

Wash your hands. A common way people contract viral illnesses is by rubbing their nose or their eyes after their hands have been contaminated with a virus.

Eat a balanced diet that gives you the optimum acid and alkaline level to immune you from disease. This is the way to go drug free.

The Acid-Alkaline Diet provides excellent information on how to alkalize your diet. Many experts believe that a balance of acidity and alkalinity, known as your balanced pH level in your body, will make you disease free and drug free.

You may have been so used to taking medications for prevention and treatment that it may be difficult for you to comprehend that these modest drug-free recommendations are really the most powerful ways to minimize the likelihood of getting the flu.

To get or not to get a flu shot?

If you fall into that group most vulnerable to influenza, most doctors would recommend, almost without thinking, that you go for a flu shot. Hold your horses!
First, discuss with your doctor the following concerns you should have:

How safe and effective is a flu shot?

In addition to strains of dead flu virus, a flu shot may contain additives: thimerosal (a mercury derivative often added as a preservative); formaldehyde (to kill viruses); aluminum (to promote your antibody response); and ethylene glycol (also known as antifreeze, used in vaccines as a disinfectant).

Do you really want all those toxins in the form of chemicals and metals in your body system?

Making the decision

Now, it looks more like getting a flu shot is the norm for maintaining your health, instead of relying on your body’s natural healing power. The medical profession is forever promoting the positive attributes of vaccination, leaving the unaware patients no other option except to succumb to the pressure as long as their health care providers are willing to pay.

A case in point: According to Health Day News, June 29, 2006, a U.S. advisory panel recommended that 11- and 12-year-old girls be routinely vaccinated against the virus that may cause cervical cancer.

Also, most recently, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also recommended that the vaccine, called Gardasil, be administered to girls as young as nine, at the provider’s discretion, and for women up to age 26, who have not previously been vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV). Unfortunately, these enthusiastic recommendations were hailed as “a breakthrough for women’s health.” You just wonder!

Remember, a flu shot or any vaccination offers no miracle cure or total immunization.

Shouldn’t you first find out for yourself their many undesirable side effects before you succumb to the needle?

Longevity is always drug free. To live long, you need to go drug free all your life -- at least as much as possible.


Stephen Lau
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