After reading this headline: GlaxoSmithKline settles fraud case for $3 billion, I went to GlaxoSmithKline website. This blog post title is its greeting.
It's unbelievable what these drug manufacturers do ... pay off doctors, promote drugs that have not been FDA approved and more.
It makes me happy that my mantra and website is:
NoAchesNoPainsNoMedsNoDocs.com (check out the funny videos at this site).
That's the title of this song by Loudon Wainwright. The song is hysterical, but sadly, if you eat the Standard American Diet, you can assume you will be on some of the meds Mr. Wainwright sings about.
After viewing this video, I decided to acquire this domain: NoAchesNoPainsNoMedsNoDocs.com. A choice can be made: Live a healthier lifestyle and avoid most of the chronic diseases that this diet causes.
While the song is funny, the implications of living in the Circle of Disease are not.
Now enjoy this funny song.
While Loudon Wainwright's song is hysterical, I prefer Bill Maher's rant about big-Pharma.
If you hate those ridiculous drug ads that appear on TV, this is must-see viewing. Enjoy ...
One of my many websites is: LifeWithoutLipitor.com. I have that website because much of my research has led to the conclusion that we are over-prescribed statins.
In a recent article, cardiologist, Dr. Eric Topol's briefly and to the point explains:
Evidence-based medicine is a fancy buzz term. You've got people who draw out guidelines from shaky data and tell the world this is the way it's got to be. A great example is statins. The medicine community promotes them like crazy. But for people without previous heart disease only one in a 100 people will benefit in terms of preventing heart disease. And then you have the FDA issuing a warning that taking statins can increase the risk of diabetes, which is at least 1 in 200 for the more potent statins. For people who have heart disease, statins are great. But if all you've had is high cholesterol, what you're doing is taking this 1/100 chance of getting a benefit and offsetting it with 1/200 chance of getting diabetes. What kind of trade off is that? We've got to get more intelligent about the individual's true benefit to risk story.
Source: Destroying Medicine to Rebuild It
Here's another good site that explains ... The NNT. NNT stands for Number Needed to Treat.
When watching a commercial for any medication, for example, *Lipitor, it's important to know the following:
The NNT, goes into great depth about the Number Needed to Treat.
Most likely, you will learn that a medication that is advertised on TV or in print is not as effective as stated because it will use the Relative Risk percentage.
My site: Life without Lipitor
That's the headline for the article that states: Less than half of people having angioplasty surgery for heart disease were taking the best combination of drugs before their procedure, new research shows. This could mean their surgery was not needed.
Candidly, that's the reason I live a healthy lifestyle. I know that most of us believe science, medicine, and technology have "figured out" how to make us healthy, but they all have a long way to go. By living a healthy lifestyle, most people can avoid many diseases and the meds that are required for them.
To read the article, click it.
I am no fan of big-pharma. Sadly, they peddle disease. So, I thank Bill Maher for this hysterical rant about them. Pass the veggies as I take a pass on meds.
According to Dr. Lidy Pelsser's study, 64 percent of children diagnosed with ADHD are actually experiencing a hypersensitivity to food. Once again, food choice is plays a major role in our lives. Read and listen to this NPR report about ADHD.
Once again, it's The Main Street Diet that causes most of the health issues in our lives.
My pill is exercise. So, I am not involved with homeopathy. However, I found this video interesting.
I recommend reading:
When it comes to our good health, there are no guarantees. However, you are in control of many health outcomes. Personally, I've made a decision to keep doctor visits to a minimum and prescription drugs out of my "medicine" cabinet.
My decision is constantly reinforced by learning about the drug industry. Here are two examples. I'm sure there are many more.
Fosamax, one in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates, is supposed to make bones stronger, and for many women, it is safe and effective. But now there's mounting evidence that, for some women, taking these medications for more than five years could cause spontaneous fractures.
Please view this blog post for the solution.
Here's a fascinating story how osteopenia became a "disease".
An alternative to drugs . . . here it is.
Welcome to my blog about diet, health, and lifestyle issues. You'll find snippets and tidbits to assist with living a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy. - Ken Leebow
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