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Prescription Drugs VS Natural Herbal Remedies

Prescription Drugs

100,000 Americans die in hospitals every year due to side effects from FDA approved drugs. Over 3.2 billion prescriptions are filled every year. Pharmaceutical companies and doctors admit they do not have cures for numerous common diseases that affect patients every day.

Most prescription drugs have side effects ranging from mild (stomach upset) to severe (death). Toxic properties in these medicines are to blame for these side effects. This is evident in the numerous FDA approved drugs that have been removed off the shelves in recent years, with new ones frequently being added to this list. Very few doctors inform their patients of the risks the prescriptions drugs they prescribe because of relationships they have developed with the pharmaceutical companies. In fact, 17,000 doctors routinely receive payouts from pharmaceutical reps to prescribe (or rather push) their latest drugs.

However, some doctors do this not for personal gain alone, but that they truly believe what they are doing is for the benefit of their patients. The real truth is that pharmaceutical companies will only tell doctors half-truths concerning the safety of their drugs, most of the time leaving out some deadly side-effects and long term-dangers the drugs possess. The sad thing is most doctors cannot warn their patients against the side effects of these chemicals because they are unaware themselves.

In truth, profits and FDA approval are more of more important for drug manufactures than the overall effectiveness of their drugs on unsuspecting patients.

For this very reason, many doctors are now beginning to recommend natural health alternatives, like herbal therapies and supplementation.

Interesting truths:

  • Pharmaceutical companies report in excess of $100 billion dollars in profits every year.
  • More than 25% of all prescription drugs contain plant derivatives.
  • Over 80,000 types of plants are used all over the world for natural health alternatives.
  • 75% of the world’s populations count on herbal remedies for their medical needs.

Alternative herbal remedies

Another interesting fact, is that there more herbal remedies for different infirmities as there are regular drug treatments.

In the major scheme of things an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. This is where herbal remedies comes in to play, since the advantage of herbal remedies is that they steer an individual towards a lifestyle geared more towards prevention and at the first indication of any ailments. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs that work only after the problem has development: The reason – manufacturing companies would take a great loss in profits if they prevented disease and sickness instead of only treating them once they have developed.

This is the point where herbal remedies take over leaving pharmaceutical drugs in their dust, and the reason why so many people are turning to herbal therapies every day.

Herbal remedies focus on the treatment of ailments and not just the symptoms, and have almost no side effects.