This last Saturday on my radio show, I gave my "State of our health address", and if you missed it I'll sum it up....It's poor. Worse than poor, it's pathetic. We are less than 5% of the world's population yet we consume over 70% of the pharmaceutical drugs. Does that shock you? It doesn't shock me, everywhere you turn is another drug ad or another drug commercial. We are so overly prescribed in this country it is ridiculous. I have some patients that walk in to my office with literally freezer bags full of drugs. And a lot of them come in, in denial. That is why the name of my office is Adjust...A Healthcare Intervention, and my radio show shares the same name, Healthcare Intervention because that is what our office literally is for most people... An Intervention. Not for alcohol or illegal street drugs, but for prescribed drugs. Just because it came with a prescription from a doctor, does not make it healthy. I ask my patients a simple question, if drugs made you healthy wouldn't the people that took the most drugs be the healthiest? Of course not! In fact it's the exact opposite...The people who are on more drugs are the sickest, and the healthiest are on zero. Only 1% of the US population maks it 60 year old on zero meds, but guess what I can say that some of my patients are in that 1%.
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