Today’s Healthy Habits article is a very controversial subject.  So, before you begin reading let me state, you never discontinue any of your pharmaceutical medication without discussing it with your doctor.

In my opinion, in a broad general context pharmaceutical medication when needed should be taken for as short of a duration as possible.  As well you the reader if on pharmaceutical medication should know each medication thoroughly, which includes the side effects.  Do not, I repeat do not depend on your doctor or pharmacist entirely for this information.

Once again I want to stress there are times when you need to take pharmaceuticals but sometimes pharmaceuticals are prescribed too freely.  I find anti depressants are prescribed as the catch all.  You can’t sleep, here is a prescription for an anti-depressant.  Your sad, take an anti-depressant.  You have sore muscles, here is an anti-depressant. Or another one is your family has a history of heart issues, your need to take a drug for prevention, yet the list of side effects are 100’s worse than the reason you were prescribed the drug. As well, again in general the reason you can’t sleep could be because your bed is uncomfortable, your partner snores, your food intake is lousy and you are depleted of minerals.  That goes the same for anything, what is the cause of why you can’t sleep, or you’re sad.  If you have sore muscles maybe you need magnesium not a drug.

Let’s have a laugh together.  Most recently an onslaught of drugs for men with low testosterone has flooded the TV as commercials.  I agree that any issue of hormones not balanced for both men and women is an issue but to have side effects of headaches, low blood sugar, thyroid, depression, suicide, kidney, liver, enlarged prostate as well as a warming to have no children or women touch the application site, come on, let’s be real.  If women and children shouldn’t touch the application site, why should men have it on their skin? What men should really be looking at is where their estrogen levels are as well.  Normally if a person has low testosterone they have high estrogen, not always but in general.  This goes for women as well.  So the real issue is to lower or block the estrogen because in the long term high estrogen levels can be a cause for cancer.  You block the estrogen receptors by increasing your indole-3 carbinol.  That would include broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, turnips and bok choy just to name a few foods you can eat.  Then work on increasing testosterone.  You can increase testosterone through exercise, lose weight, take zinc and Vit D, reduce stress and sugar intake as well make sure you are getting your amino acids in your food intake .

A while back I wrote about a young boy with juvenile arthritis.  His mother was amazing.  She refused to give him cortisone shots that the arthritis specialist wanted him to have even though he was getting better and she didn’t feel he needed them.  I have a letter in my files from that specialist, they dismissed the young boy from the specialist care because the mother was incompliant.  Good for her, she asked questions and stood her ground.  Over the next five or so years of that young boys life the mother worked with another medical doctor to get him off of all his pharmaceutical medications.  Fifteen years later that young boy is now a young man with no signs of arthritis and on no pharmaceutical medication.

It’s your life, it’s your body.

Diane Elms D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Homeopath, Specialist in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year.  If you have any health related questions you can contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com or 905 768 0848.

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