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Dr.Hewitt on Drugs

February 11, 2009
Overdosed America?

Overdosed America?

How do you spell relief?

Do you spell it A-S-P-I-R-I-N, V-A-L-I-U-M, or T-Y-L-E-N-O-L?  There are literally thousands of ways many people spell relief, but most boil down to D-R-U-G-S.  People take a lot of drugs: billions of pills, powders, potions and lotions.  Why shouldn’t we?  We’re exposed to thousands of TV and radio commercials, newspaper and magazine advertisements, and prime time shows all saying the same thing: “Just take a little pill; everything will be alright.”  Is relief important?  Of course it is.  If you’re in pain or suffering, that’s all you can think of: “Let me get rid of this headache,” “If only the pain would go away,” “if only the fever would break,” or “if only I could breathe freely.”  All this drug taking might spell relief, but does it spell health?  Do drugs correct the cause of your problem or do they just temporarily relieve and suppress symptoms?  Drugs don’t get to the cause; as soon as their effects wear off, the symptoms return and it’s back to the medicine cabinet.

Do drugs make you healthy?

If drugs made people healthy, then those that take the most of them should be the healthiest on the planet!  But aren’t they the sickest?  In part, that’s because drugs cause health problems.  According to one study, 106,000 people (on average) die each year in the U.S. from properly prescribed medications in hospitals.  Another 2.2 million are seriously harmed and require additional hospitalization due to adverse drug reactions (ADR).  Since hospital drug use accounts for just half of all prescription drug use, the numbers for the entire U.S. population are at least double: 212,000 deaths and 4.4 million hospitalizations per year.  Malpractice and medication mistakes cause an additional 180,000 deaths per year and hospital infections kill 103,000 people per year.  That’s a total of 495,000 deaths each year!  Is it any wonder that modern medicine is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and quite possibly kills as many people as the second cause of death – cancer

The world’s greatest drug store

Your body manufactures antibiotics, insulin, painkillers, blood pressure and heart drugs, hormones, chemicals and hundreds of other drugs (many still undiscovered) to regulate your brain chemistry and mood, digestion, elimination, growth and blood chemistry.  The greatest drug store in the world is your own marvelous body, as long as your body is functioning properly – that’s where chiropractic care helps.  Chiropractors help you keep your body/mind functioning properly by locating and correcting a very common condition that causes dis-ease or body/mind malfunction.  That condition is called a vertebral subluxation.

Correcting Subluxations

Chiropractors correct your subluxations with a special procedure called a chiropractic adjustment, which releases subluxations from your system.  The removal of this severe stress permits your body to function better.  When your doctor of chiropractic corrects your vertebral subluxations, your natural, internal “drug store,” your inner healer, is activated.  Correcting vertebral subluxations turns on your body’s natural internal drug store without side effects, adverse drug reactions or “external” dependency.  If you know someone living on medication, please tell them there may be a better way; tell them about chiropractic.  They’ll thank you.    

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