How can there be unbiased information from our medical industry when money exchanges hands between provider and drug company.
You scratch my back..... I'll scratch yours.
Even if you do not read the attached article(in the black box below), I'd like to point one name out.... Dr. Sanjay Gupta...... a well known medical correspondent for CNN and social media medical advisor.... if you follow CNN or know someone who does, it's likely his advice would have been heeded at some point. (He's made over 1.6 million $$ from back scratching with Big Pharma ).
Lesser known, Dr. Stephen Stahl's pockets are at the top of the heap.... at 8.6 million $$. He's considered a foremost expert on psychopharmacology, and has written over 500 papers, 35 text books, and edited 12 more. You can imagine how much influence he has in academic circles. He talks.... people listen.
There's been some serious back scratching going on there.
Y'all.... there will always be a time and place for Western Medicine pharmacology, but not like this. Vested or veiled interests usually ends in tweaking information leaning towards the hand that feeds. It's illegal in the government (supposedly ) , it's illegal in the stocks and bonds industry, it's prohibited in jury selections..... the list goes on.
Psych drugs are enormously profitable.
It's a rare day when someone who starts down the path of being on a psych med is able to get off of them. Most of them are not classified as being addictive, yet try getting off of even one (much less a handful of them, as is usually the end case), and the body very much responds negatively. It can certainly be done, with medical supervision and a great deal of time.....each one of the medications so severely alters neurotransmitter production in the body.
We humans are not "medication deficient". It's far more complicated than that. The number of psych drugs prescribed (1 in 6 people are on one or more in the USA) is a pure reflection of two things..... the brokenness of our world, and the lack of delving adequately into the root of the problem. How many people who embarked on their medication journey had extensive (and I mean EXTENSIVE) lab work to rule out hormone or nutrient imbalances and committed to God centered compassionate counseling? Only when these fail to bring results should medication be brought in to the picture.
I leave you with this sobering stat: According to the American Addiction Centers website, more people die from psychiatric medication overdose than those who die from heroin overdose in our country. (The biggest killers are the most common ones.... Xanax , Ambien, anti-depressants, psycho-stimulants (ex Ritalin), and anti-psychotics.... in order of prevalence). I can't imagine what the mayhem of 2020-2021 has done to those numbers in the last two years. (article below in gray box)
Please. Watch whom you get your health information from..... whether it's on a topic like this, or another. If money is exchanging hands, you can be assured that the information has been tweaked to benefit the financial benefactor. This is only one aspect of the industry. You may be shocked about who else's backs are being scratched. Well known names. 2020-2021 names that everyone now knows.
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!