I rarely watch TV, but after getting a taste of a morning news program while I was waiting to have blood drawn recently, I decided to conduct a little experiment and watch an hour of mainstream news.
All I can say is it was sickening, and I couldn’t even make it a full hour. And I’m not even talking about the sensationalism and fear mongering oozing from the actors, er, I mean newscasters. That’s a whole other animal.
What I’m referring to is in the span of just 45 minutes that I watched this garbage, I saw 10 drug commercials.
Although it disgusted me, I was not surprised. The media receive between 70-90 percent of their advertising revenue from the pharmaceutical industry…so you certainly won’t see anything about the merits of a healthy diet or vitamins. It’s all drugs, baby.
Here are my observations.
Every drug commercial follows a specific pattern.
First, an attractive man or woman sadly explains how their condition was so painful, or difficult, or limited their ability to enjoy life and their time with loved ones.
But then…the magic starts.
Because once the person discovered the “wonderful” drug being advertised, their lives completely turned around for the better!
YAY! Everyone is so happy now!
And of course, the final message is that if you want to feel this way, ask your doctor if XYZ drug is right for you!
Pay attention to the background content
There’s one significant difference when it comes to drugs which sets them apart from commercials for things like laundry detergent, shampoo or peanut butter.
A (typically only partial) list of potential side effects (which, depending on the drug, can include things like liver failure, anaphylaxis or even death) is spoken in the background by an unseen person who is talking so fast they would put an auctioneer to shame.
This dialogue is juxtaposed with the smiling, happy, shiny people on the screen so as to divert the consumer’s attention from the fact that this crap could make them sicker or even kill them.
And it works like a charm.
We’re the leaders!
Did you know that in most countries, prescription drugs can only be advertised to physicians?
Direct-to-consumer advertisement of prescription drugs is ONLY allowed in the US and New Zealand.
And if you don’t think advertising like I described above has an impact on our drug purchases, you couldn’t be more wrong.
Although the US comprises only about 5 percent of the world’s population, we consume 75 percent of the world’s prescription drugs!
That’s nothing to brag about.
Plus remember, most doctors don’t have time to research all these drugs—they typically rely on what the slick company sales rep tells them.
And you can rest assured that the side effects and adverse reactions are seriously downplayed. Several ex-drug rep whistleblowers have grown a conscience and come forth telling their stories of how they were instructed to do exactly that.
End the cycle of manipulation
If you want to stop this cycle of manipulation and instead help your body to naturally achieve health, then turn off the TV and take action.
Here are 5 of the most significant measures you can take toward preventing or saying goodbye to a sickly, diseased, medicated, side effect-suffering, and nutrient-depleted existence:
1- Start with your diet
There's no getting around it. If you want anything that resembles health, you MUST eat nutritious real foods.
“Real foods” are foods that do not come with a bar code and a list of chemicals you can’t pronounce. Real foods are fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, wild-caught fish, eggs, and healthy fats like real butter (never margarine), coconut oil and olive oil.
And if you’re frequently bothered by digestive difficulties, that’s a sign that you may be low in one or more digestive enzymes. This is especially true if you use acid reducers, are over age 50 or have had a less-than-stellar diet for most of your life.
But a complete enzyme formula like Digestizol Max can help where your body may be running short.
Digestizol Max’s thorough blend of 15 natural, plant-derived enzymes will help pave the way for more complete digestion, plus its blend of soothing herbs will help calm a stressed GI tract.
2- Support your gut
Processed foods and refined carbs (which are so prevalent in our typical diets) are murder on your gut microbiome, as are many medications—especially antibiotics, acid reducers and birth control pills.
Since your gut houses 70-80 percent of your immune system, the protection of these intestinal inhabitants is NOT something you can afford to be without!
A full-spectrum, multi-strain probiotic supplement like Super Shield can help ensure your body has a health-supporting population of these helpful microbes.
Super Shield’s carefully selected blend of 13 potent, robust probiotic strains helps support your friendly flora population so it can better protect you, as well as encourage more regular BMs and less gas and bloating.
3- Move it
It’s crucial to get some form of exercise on most days—even a brisk walk counts!
You can also squeeze in exercise by taking little measures such as parking far from the door at the mall (as long as it’s safe, of course), taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, or even walking around your office perimeter every hour or so.
4- Reduce stress
Stress is harmful to your health in countless ways, including destroying your friendly intestinal microbes!
Do whatever you need to do, keeping in mind that exercise is an excellent way to reduce stress.
5- Curb inflammation
Inflammation is a cause or contributing factor to a whole slew of diseases and conditions, so it’s crucial to fight back at it and keep it at bay.
Having a nutritious whole foods diet is a great start, and you can also embrace the awesome power of Nature’s anti-inflammatory superstar—Omega-3 fatty acids!
Unfortunately, the average person gets very few of these soothing fats in their diets. Our food supply contains merely a fraction of the Omega-3 EFAs that it once did, since the animals raised for our consumption are no longer allowed to graze freely and are instead fed a grain-based diet.
To make sure your body maintains a health-supporting level of Omega-3 EFAs, supplementation with a pure pharmaceutical-grade fish oil formula like VitalMega-3 is crucial.
VitalMega-3 provides a soothing 1,200 mg of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats in every 2-capsule dose, including EPA and DHA—the fats that are critical for your brain and cardiovascular health.
Do it now
Sad as it is to say, our current state of "health" is NOT health at all! Over-reliance on prescription drugs to create false health is more like it.
But you CAN make a huge difference and help to create TRUE real health from within.
Do it now—you’ll never regret it.
To your health,