These words were immortalized from a movie on an Apollo disaster. In this disaster fortunately all onboard survived. But there is a real-life disaster happening where those involved are not as lucky. I'm always amazed and mystified by human behavior. As Americans we sometimes are very gullible. Madison Avenue spends hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising because advertising gets people to do things they normally wouldn't do. Giant drug companies seem to have convinced the public that safe pharmaceutical answers exist for practically every possible health complaint or concern.
Unfortunately, the truth is that most drugs and hormones fail to live up to this image of "safe efficacy" on both accounts-they are not without dangerous side effects and they are not always the most efficient method of dealing with a problem over the long-term. For some reason the advertisements sometimes leave out the small matter of side effects. You hear a lot about the benefits of calcium blockers you don't hear that magnesium is nature's natural calcium blocker. You don't hear that calcium blockers can also block fertility, increase rates of cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, memory loss, and heart attacks (one of the things it was supposed to prevent).
That tranquilizers can lead to Parkinson's symptoms months or years after you have stopped taking the drugs. Drugs for high cholesterol increase your risk for heart failure by 60 percent. The patients who have bypass surgery have increased heart attack risk by 214%. Did you know that the common medical treatment for enlarged prostate is clinically proven to leave more than one in three men impotent. Women taking synthetic estrogen increase their cancer risk 13 times, yet natural estrogens have no risk at all. The most common drugs recommended to arthritic patients kill 16,500 arthritic patients a year and on top of that destroys cartilage.
Chronic pain sufferers die from pain killing drugs at a rate of 20,000 a year. "JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAIN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, NOV. 20, 1996. In 1994 there were well over two million adverse drug reactions recorded. How many were not recorded? There are around 2000 deaths per week due to drug reactions. Even some medical authors indicate that well over 80 percent of these patients could have been treated through natural methods. 44,000 to 98,000 people in the U.S. die from "medical errors" each year."JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAIN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, NOV. 20, 1996 Even using the lowest estimate, this places "medical errors" as the eighth leading cause of death, ahead of AIDS, breast cancer, motor vehicle accidents.
Those of you who are news junkies have been hearing some of these statistics. But unfortunately as quick as these reports come they disappear and are soon forgotten. To recap this information, reports state that the fourth leading cause of death and the eighth leading cause of death are due to the effects of drugs and surgery.
The good news is this. Americans have slowly but surely been turning from drug therapy to natural health care. Long before these news reports and studies were released, Americans innately have been determining these truths on their own. But unfortunately not enough people have been made aware of the problem. What is interesting is that over the last few years chiropractic and natural health care has been having glowing reports from research.
Just a few years ago the government released a report to every doctor, every hospital, and every library in the United States about the No. 1 health problem in the United States. What is that problem? Low back pain. What was the best treatment on the planet? Chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care from recent research has been shown not only very effective but also the most effective care for arthritis, headaches, infantile colic and we should soon hear on a study on ear infections. It was just three years ago that a massive study indicated antibiotics were not the right choice for most ear infections. In fact the study indicated antibiotics increase the length of most ear infections and caused an increase in recurrence, by weakening the immune system. Mothers have long known chiropractic has a good track record here.
Jan 1, 2000 - A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine not only points out ... which chronic whiplash patients respond best to chiropractic care. ... "
Just recently chiropractic was shown the best treatment on the planet for whiplash type injuries. Over the past 15 years the research being done on vitamins, herbs and diet have proven their connection with most diseases. In fact those who study research tell us that chiropractic and diet have more research behind what they purport to do then drugs and surgery.You don't get sick because you're deficient in some pharmaceutical drug.
You primarily get sick due to violation of one of the five natural laws of health. Law 1, diet. Law 2, exercise. Law 3, rest and relaxation. Law 4, positive mental and spiritual attitude. Law 5, pressure free nervous system (free of Spinal misalignment). Natural health care and chiropractic offers health care for the whole family. Most health care issues have a safe natural solution. At Keefe Clinic we offer the diagnostic and treatment choices you want. If you have heard of a particular natural treatment we most likely offer it. Call 663-1111. Chiropractic and natural health care is the treatment of choice for the next millennium.