Right now, Big Pharma’s tentacles are reaching so far into our health care system that more than half of Americans — and more than three-fourths of American seniors — are downing at least one prescription drug every single day.
But it’s a small price to pay for living longer and better, right? Well, not so fast.
A study by the National Research Council that compared the United States to 16 peer countries found that American life expectancy is increasing at a much slower rate than in other developed nations. This isn’t some new phenomenon either. In fact, the study’s lead author said it’s a 30-year trend that’s only getting worse.
The study found that Americans’ life expectancy for both men and women lags years behind leading countries like Japan and Switzerland, and that a staggering 27 countries have higher life expectancies than the United States.
Let’s face the truth. America may be a democracy, but our health care system has become nothing more than a “Pharmocracy” that exists to serve the billion-dollar Big Pharma industry.
Have a cough? Take a pill. Knee aches? Take a pill. High blood pressure? Take a few more pills.
And we dutifully swallow these lab-created Frankenpills and endure their side effects because we truly believe it’s what’s best for our health.
Now call me a starry-eyed idealist (I’ve been called much worse), but I have always believed that the purpose of drugs was to make us healthier — and maybe even help us live longer.
But here we are, popping more pills than any other country on Earth, and yet we’re dropping like flies. If this doesn’t make it crystal clear that the drug-obsessed American health care system is a failure, I honestly don’t know what will.
But now it’s time for the good news. You’ve come to the right place. Medical pioneers like Dr. Wright have endured senseless persecution as they have shouted from the hilltops for decades that America’s obsession with prescription drugs was a one-way street to nowhere.
For years we’ve treated our health symptoms with dangerous prescription pills without curing the underlying causes of our conditions — causes we regularly talk about here in the e-Tips, such as vitamin deficiencies or inadequate hormone levels.
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