Americans–The Sickest with the Most Prescription Drug Use

Hmmm . . . wouldn’t you think that the country with the most medication available would be the healthiest?? Not so.

“… we are dead last in health outcomes among 17 developed nations surveyed by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine. In 2013, they reported a “strikingly consistent and pervasive” pattern of worse health for all Americans, young and old, compared to the health of citizens from economically comparable nations.”–a quote from Dr. Andrew Weil.

And yet, nearly 70% of Americans are taking at least one pharmaceutical. Please read the attached article (from which I pulled the above quote).

Bottom line: develop a healthy diet, exercise daily, nourish your spirit, rest, sleep. See your naturopathic physician for options to pharmaceuticals to nudge the body toward healing. And reserve medications as “last resort”. If you are currently on medications, do NOT stop them without consulting with your health care provider. Schedule an appointment to discuss options for weaning. to your health!!

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