Pharmaceuticals And Your Longevity

A long life is usually a drug-free life. Pharmaceuticals may not be conducive to your longevity health.

Most recently, three of the top executives of Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges of misleading the public on the risk of addiction and abuse associated with the painkiller drug OxyContin. That was yet another scandal of pharmaceutical companies doctoring research findings of the safety of drugs and masking their undesirable side effects.

Are you surprised? I am not. For decades, unreliable drug tests have abounded in the medical and pharmaceutical research community.

It is rather common for pharmaceutical companies to “influence” researchers through coercion, incentive, and even threat, to produce the desired results in clinical trials. Fabricating data, such as in the case of OxyContin, is no surprise to the industry.

Clinical trials, usually involving a small number of people, 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 animal models may yield results incompatible to a spontaneous, naturally occurring human disease. In short, there is no absolute safety or reliability of pharmaceutical drugs. If you wish to live a long life, your life should be drug-free as much as possible. Taking pharmaceuticals too many and too frequently means that your body is already stressed by physical ailments ‘ and that is not a healthy sign. Ironically, these drugs may do a further disservice by infusing more toxins into an already toxic body. Remember, all pharmaceuticals are chemicals, and therefore are acidic and toxic by nature. However, it does not imply that you must desist from taking your medications prescribed by your doctor. Rather, it suggests that you should be more alert to the side effects of the drugs you are currently taking, and that you should not readily reach out for pharmaceutical drugs without second thoughts as if they were coupons or gift certificates.

More importantly, you should be more aware of your body’s own self-healing power. Your body is very forgiving. Even after years of abuse, your body is still capable of recovering from any disease, only if you would give it the opportunity.

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 to heal by itself, instead of using a pharmaceutical drug aimed at removing symptoms right away, thereby interfering with the self-healing mechanism in your body.

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 self-healing, which is always made in deference to more invasive procedures, such as administering a drug.

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.

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. 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 new symptoms may emerge, requiring yet a more potent drug to deal with them. So stop ingesting your body with drugs, flu shots, vaccinations, and other antibiotics, which are toxic by nature.

Are flu shots safe?

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 flu shots on the elderly population.

Are vaccines 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. You may have been indoctrinated with the concept of taking medications for prevention and treatment, instead of relying on your own immunity. The medical profession is forever promoting the positive attributes of flu shots and vaccinations, 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 health provider’s discretion, and for women up to age 26, who have not previously been vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV). These enthusiastic recommendations were hailed as “a breakthrough for women’s health.” You just wonder!

My point is: Don’t take pharmaceuticals unless you absolutely have to, and they are no miracle cures for your ailments! Let your body heal itself. Pharmaceuticals may shorten, instead of prolonging, your life.