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Additionally, as a result of overuse of pharmaceutical drugs and antibiotics in our bodies and environment, our immune systems have become significantly weakened, allowing antibiotic-resistant strains of disease-causing bacteria to proliferate, leaving us more susceptible to further disease. Not surprisingly, incidences of diseases have been growing at epidemic levels according to CDC. Now diseases once thought conquered, such as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, and childhood ear infections are much harder to successfully treat than they were decades ago. Drugs do not cure. They only suppress symptoms that your body needs to express, while they ignore underlying root cause. Side effects of synthetic and chemical drugs, which even if they are partly derived from nature have been perverted to make them patentable and profitable, are not healthy or natural, and usually cause more harm than any perceived benefit of medication.
Where "physician errors" are concerned, these may not be entirely fault of doctors, as they are forced to operate within constraints of their profession or risk losing their license, but doctors have become pawns and spokesmen for drug companies, and best interest of patient has become secondary. In name of profit, physicians are also under great pressure from hospitals to service patients as quickly as possible, like an assembly line, increasing likelihood of error.
In conclusion, increases in healthcare costs are not just result of frivolous law suits, but are primarily result of a profit-oriented industry that encourages practices that lead to unnecessary and harmful procedures being performed, lethal adverse drug reactions, infections, expensive legitimate lawsuits, in-hospital and physician errors, antibiotic resistance due to overprescribing of antibiotics and drugs, and hundreds of thousands of subsequent unnecessary deaths and injuries. Many people do not realize that there are healthier natural options, and anything unnatural or invasive we are exposed to is likely to cause either immediate or cumulative damage over time.
For more information on how to help your body heal itself naturally without chemicals, information on drug side effects, and harmful disease-causing chemicals in foods you eat and your environment and how to avoid them, please visit NatureGem web site at http://www.naturegem.com.
Deb Bromley is a science and technology researcher and the President of NatureGem Nontoxic Living, an organization devoted to promoting awareness of toxins in our food and environment that can cause disease, and providing access to nutrition information, natural remedies, and alternative health resources. Please visit http://www.naturegem.com for more information.