If you have been watching the news lately you are aware that within the past month or so there has been a recall of several prescription blood pressure / heart failure medications containing the active ingredient valsartan. The recall is due to the presence of an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance which may cause cancer). It should be noted that not all products containing valsartan are being recalled.
Just today the FDA recalled two thyroid medications due to impurities. The drugs recalled are Levothyroxine and Liothyronine in doses of 15 mg, 30 mg, 60mg, 90mg, 120mg. Millions of people use these medications to manage their thyroid problems.
If you go to this website https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/archiverecalls/2018/default.htm you will see that in 2018 as of August 15 there are nine pages of recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts for a variety of drugs, foods, supplements, medical devices, pet care products and foods. Remember the concern about bacterial contamination of romaine lettuce a few months ago that was nation-wide?
It is becoming increasingly more difficult to live a healthy life, eat healthy food, drink clean water and breathe pure air. Unfortunately, the reality is we live in a toxic world. So, what can we do to protect ourselves and our families?
While we realize that there are some life saving medications, the current medical model is to have “a pill for every ill.” This approach to “healthcare” is in reality a model for disease, sickness or illness, not true healthcare. There are natural medicine alternatives available for a variety of health challenges. Many of our chronic degenerative diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are the result of poor lifestyle choices that people make.
The natural medicine approach to health is largely concerned with true preventive medicine, diet, lifestyle, exercise and whole food-based vitamin supplementation. Many of our chronic degenerative diseases can be prevented and helped without the use of toxic, dangerous drugs.
Choosing fresh organic produce, grass fed, free range meats, wild caught fish whenever possible are some examples of taking preventative measures to lessen the chances of developing sickness.
Limiting medication use (both prescription and over the counter) to those which are only absolutely necessary can reduce the toxic burden on your body and health.
We offer the OPTIMAL HEALTH EVALUATION as a baseline to see where your health currently is headed and what can be done to improve upon your chances for a healthier longer life.