I was just reading an article the other day about the new round of weight loss drugs that big pharma is about to release. The article went on to talk about all of the undesirable side effects of weight loss drugs. Some of these side effects include increased blood pressure and heart rate, nausea, dizziness, sleeplessness. Not surprising, since most of them are similar to or related to amphetamines (speed drugs).
Government websites say things like, “these drugs are for short-term use only” and “should only be used by people with BMI (Body Mass Index)of over 30”.
It does seem that there is some caution being emphasized in using these drugs. There must be a good reason that the government says it is for ‘short-term use only’. That really should not surprise anyone. Have you ever heard of a prescription medication that did not come with a list of side-effects?
That brings me to the major point of this article. When I read the story about the weight loss drugs, I couldn’t help but think how blind we can be as human beings. It seems that we get into a certain mode of thinking and we have trouble getting out.
Complicate that with the notion that big companies are after big profits and it becomes even more understandable that we often get lost in a realm of short-sightedness.
Many of our modern prescription medications are isolated, synthesized and concentrated copies (with slight alterations to make it patentable) of naturally occurring plant chemicals! Therefore, many potent remedies, treatments and possibly even ‘cures’ could be growing in our back yards, our gardens or in a nearby wooded area or forest!
The problem is that most of us have no idea what plants do what and in what quantities we might need them. What they do and what healing properties they have is a complete mystery to us. Neither do we have the time to experiment or try them out either.
We rely on doctors to help us medicinally, but they seemed bound up in the world of pharmaceuticals and perhaps have lost sight of the knowledge that their predecessors had of plant herbs, tinctures, and medicinals.
What happened to all of the knowledge? Modern times are different but are they really THAT much different than the old days? We has all of this lost knowledge gone.
It may still be around, just a little bit harder to find. What if there was a list of plant based remedies that you could tap into any time you wanted to? That would be cool wouldn’t it?
As costs and side effects sky-rocket, will this knowledge and these plant based remedies make a come back?
By the way, I have to give my legal and medical disclaimer here, so bear with me for a moment:
This article is for information purposes only and does not intend to provide advice, diagnosis and treatment for any health problem whatsoever. If you have or think you might have a health problem of any kind, visit your doctor for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The USFDA has not evaluated statements in this article! Again, this is for information purposes only AND…
I am so thankful that I have my own brain and that I do not need to rely on the government or other ‘entities’ to tell me what is right for me!
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