Issue 166  January 11, 2016

Get Rid of the Killers!
As we begin this year, hopefully, each of you are taking steps to improve your health. One of the most important things to do for your health is to "Get Rid of the Killers!"  In January, we will be talking about different "killers" that wreak havoc on your health.  

According to the book Our Daily Meds, by Melody Petersen, it is estimated that 100,000 Americans die each year from prescription medications. That is 270 people every day, which is twice as many who are killed in car accidents!These deaths did not happen because of a mistake, such as the doctor prescribing the wrong drug, or the pharmacist making a mistake in filling the prescription, or the patient accidentally taking too much. Sadly, thousands of patients die from such mistakes, but this study looked only at deaths where the drugs were taken as they should be, and no one was at fault. Thousands of people are dying every year from drugs they took just as the doctor directed. This shows you how dangerous medications are.  [1]
Statin Drugs 
The fact that statin drugs cause side effects is well established—there are now 900 studies proving their adverse effects. Some of these are: muscle problems, nerve damage in hands and feet, rhabdomyolysis, acidosis, immune depression, pancreas or liver dysfunction, anemia, sexual dysfunction, cataracts, and memory loss. There is also evidence that taking statins may increase your risk for Lou Gehrig's disease, diabetes, and even cancer.  

According to Dr. Mercola, odds are greater than 100 to 1 that if you are taking a statin, you don't really need it. The only subgroup that might benefit are those born with a genetic defect called familial hypercholesterolemia. Stains are also classified as a "pregnancy category X medication", meaning that it causes serious birth defects, and should never be used by a woman who is pregnant.  [2]

Acetaminophen (Tylenol and others)
According to Dr. Mercola, it may be among the most dangerous medicines on the market. Acetaminophen overdose is actually the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers across the US—more than 100,000 instances per year—and, each year, is responsible for:
    •    More than 56,000 emergency room visits
    •    2,600 hospitalizations
    •    An estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure
In fact, according to data from the Acute Liver Failure Study Group registry, acetaminophen poisoning is responsible for nearly HALF of ALL acute liver failure cases in the US.  [3]

Humira, Prolia and TNF Blockers
Not only are biologics like Humira and Prolia made from genetically engineered hamster cells, and not only do they suppress your actual immune system, but they can lead to tuberculosis, lethal infections, melanoma, lymphoma and "unusual cancers in children and teenagers". In addition, the Humira warns against the possible side effect of "new or worsening" psoriasis – a condition it is supposed to treat.  [4]

Sleeping pills like Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata and Rozerem only decrease get-to-sleep time by 18 minutes. The most common side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) are drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness, "drugged" feeling, tiredness, loss of coordination, stuffy nose, dry mouth, sore throat, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, stomach upset, headache, or muscle pain. Other side effects of Ambien include confusion, insomnia, euphoria, ataxia (balance problems), and visual changes. Ambien can cause withdrawal symptoms (muscle cramps, sweats, shaking, and seizures).  [4]

Prempro and Premarin  
The hormone drugs Prempro, Premarin and Provera cause a 26 percent increase in breast cancer risk, 41 percent increase in stroke risk, 29 percent increase in heart attack risk, and double your risk of blood clots. They have also been linked to deafness, urinary incontinence, cataracts, gout, joint degeneration, asthma, lupus, scleroderma, dementia, Alzheimer's disease and lung, ovarian, breast, endometrial, gall bladder and melanoma cancers.  [4]

I hope this has been helpful to you. Make this year a drug-free year. Set up your health consultation appointment and get on the road to health.

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Resources: The book, Our Daily Meds by Melody Petersen
Alternet online article: 100,000 Americans Die Each Year from Prescription Drugs While Pharma Companies Get Rich
[2] Mercola online article: Do You Take Any of These 11 Dangerous Statins or Cholesterol Drugs?
[3] Mercola online article: FDA Finally Changes Prescription Recommendations for High-Dose Acetaminophen
[4] Mercola online article:15 Dangerous Drugs Big Pharma Shoves Down Your Throat
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