Do Drugs Save Lives?

I’ve heard people say this.  It really doesn’t seem to be a thought out comment but one which “everybody knows”.  I will sometimes hear it when I recommend a natural medicine or remedy. 

My question – Why would you take a petrochemical pharmaceutical instead of a natural medicine?  The answer – Because drugs save lives?


Well, when a person has neglected their health to the point where they areabout to succumb to a bad infection due to a compromised immune system, or succumb to heart disease, or any other aliment, it will save their life – well it will extend their life. But, that is the point at which you need to start building health. And actually building health is a good idea to do before you need to have your life saved by taking drugs.

But my question is why you would take a drug when there are so many alternatives that are safe and work just as well.  Why are people so afraid for their health that they would get a “flu shot” or take a “mold” based product (better known as penicillin)?  What is the matter with their immune system?  Yes, the flu can be very detrimental to someone with a  compromised immune system. But what happened that their immune system became compromised.

The missing step is maintaining health, and building health if it is compromised.

I haven’t known many medical doctors who will give you any advice on being healthy other than to tell you to exercise and to eat a healthy diet.  A medical doctor works to help you maintain your disease once you have one, so it doesn’t get any worse.  They are not in the business of building health.

So, maybe the right approach is building health and not eating what has been referred to as S.A.D. – the Standard American Diet.  

Find out what your body needs to be healthy and make sure that you get all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in the foods that you eat. Or supplement if you can not get enough.   Eat for your health, not for your taste buds.


McVitamins.com is a nutritional educational site with lots of information about building health.   Here is our Site Index


To your health – McVitamins.com

Drug Side Effects: Are they Minor?

We have all heard of the “possible side effects” of medications. Usually if I bring it up I get a standard “but drugs save lives”. I feel that you can always find an safe alternative that builds health, but people still take drugs and feel that they should,

The article below talks about the “minor side effects” and should be read by anyone who wants to take a drug.  Actually, they should also read about the drug they want to take on www.drugs.com. It has the pharmaceutical companies literature and you can make an informed decision.

What Happens when Minor Drug Side Effects Turn Deadly? What is a Minor Drug Side Effect?

Big Pharma & Natural Remedies

I was reading a medical book from the mid 1800s. It was interesting to see the use of herbs and natural remedies. I do know that in 1880s the pharmaceutical companies started producing drugs in the laboratory and that it contained petroleum products.

Yes, really. Scientists discovered “petrochemicals” and the ability to create all kinds of chemicals from oil.

I also know that in 1920, in order to “standardize” the medical schools, a report was done and what happened was the standard and approved medical procedures where pharmaceutical drugs & surgery.

Here is an article on how that all came about. This tied it together. Big Pharma and the War Against Natural Cures.

Antibiotics – natural or not?

How did “antibiotics” so freely dispensed come about?

Well, Alexander Fleming, Scottish physician, biologist, pharmacologist and botanist returned from holiday on September 3, 1928, he looked at his petri dishes containing colonies of Staphylococcus, bacteria that cause boils, sore throats and abscesses  He found something unusual on one dish. It was dotted with colonies, save for one area where some mold was growing. The zone immediately around the mold (later identified as a rare strain of Penicillium notatum) was clear, the mold had secreted something that inhibited bacterial growth.  He found it was capable of killing a wide range of harmful bacteria.  And thus, Penicillan was created.  It was not till 1941 that it was developed enough to be used on a human.

It is now 76 years later, do we use anything other than mold, which is a type of fungus actually, and ….. well, the basis of the “modern” day antibiotics is still mold.

Now, even the CDC is telling people to look for fungus when the body is not getting well through standard medical treatment.

So, do you take these chemical antibiotics/mold or do you find something natural.  There is a host of things you could be taking.

See: What is an Antibiotic with a list of natural antibiotics.

Are All Women Overdosing on Medical Drugs?

Really quick – how many of you are taking any kind of prescription or over-the-counter medication right now? If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance you’re overdosing. And depending on the medicine, guys, you may be at risk, as well.

A few years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced thatwomen taking the popular sleep drug, Ambien, should cut their dose by half.It became the first and only drug in America that has different doses for men versus women.

Did this get your attention?

You should read the entire article from Know the Cause