Don’t I wish I had seen this myself, then perhaps I could have found a good reference, told you who said this, etc. But, from a great source, I can tell you that there was a doc correspondent on Good Morning America, who was saying our country is on too many drugs. This doc commented… “one… maybe two meds, ok, I can see that. But when it gets to five… six… seven… the side effects are too great to see benefit.” I paraphrased.
So, the point is obvious, we all know this, we know that there is way too much utilization of med going on. Too much stuff being prescribed for too much stuff… and when you say “who would ever take that med” at the end of a commercial. You really need to understand how you would respond in a moment of fear. How would you respond if you were told there is no hope for you but the pill? Would you buy into that?
The doctor on Good Morning America believes that there is not a good outcome when the medication use goes up too high. There was a book written years ago by a doc, I believe it was Tiara Lodong, who said that based on the current medication market, at seven medications there was a 100% chance of a drug – drug interaction that was dangerous. Meaning, there was no combination of seven meds that left you in a safe place. If that is correct today, we are likely seeing an incredible level of the population who is suffering from drug – drug interactions. As the common denominator has risen to a number upwards of five drugs per day per person over the age of 60.
We at one time were taking 75% of the worlds manufactured meds, as 5% of the population. The number has come down, but mostly because of the incredibly good export market that exists. We haven’t reduced ours, just increased theirs. Yay!!
On the path to health, never take anything for granted!
Be well and be blessed! – Dr. E