The answer to our epidemic of chronic disease can’t be found in a little amber bottle. We need to address the underlying causes of what makes us sick. Over the 6 million years that homonids were evolving there were evolutionary stressors that molded us into what we are. We can only thrive when we live in accordance with our genes. The body will break down when it’s not being used the way it was designed to be used. There’s no way around it.
According to the CDC, prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the U.S. Every 19 minutes someone dies of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. And how many more people die because they’re given drugs that don’t get to the cause of their health issues??
Prescription medication has it's place...but for many health issues, making lifestyle changes is more effective than any medication. It works better and faster, and it's cheaper.
Don't assume that drugs are the answer to your health problems. Heart disease is not a statin deficiency. It's the result of your lifestyle interacting with your genes. If your doctor recommends a prescription drug to you, do your research first. Find out if making lifestyle changes could help you achieve the same goal. Talk it over with your doctor and discuss the possibility of taking a period of time to see if changes in your lifestyle could make the difference.
If you have questions about exercise or nutrition, please call me anytime. We'll take a walk together and see what we can do about getting you off some of your medications, and on to the road back to real health.
Dr. Russell Charno