Op-Ed by Paul A. Philips
Doctors have had little training in alternative health or nutrition. They have also had a lack of encouragement to think for themselves. Therefore, when it comes to acting in the best interest of their patients, be it through ignorance, naïveté or ties to Big Pharma, doctors cannot be trusted. While the public becomes increasingly aware of this disturbing reality and its implications, most doctors still remain uninformed or stubbornly indifferent.
In light of this, here are 10 ways to stop your doctor from inadvertently killing you or your family.
1. Do your research!
Death by medicine is the 3rd leading cause of death (heart disease and cancer 1stand 2nd). Prescribed drugs kill over 200,000 American patients a year through drug side-effects or doctor prescription errors. Most of these patients had blindly accepted the doctor’s orders to take the drugs. So it’s of the utmost importance to do your research prior to giving consent if you or your family are offered prescription drugs.
Indeed, whether it’s to do with drugs or other health-related matters, do your research before accepting treatment.
2. Don’t assume FDA approval
Following on from 1, find out if the prescribed drugs had been given FDA approval. It may come as a shock to some that you (or your family) may be unsuspecting guinea pigs, having been prescribed unapproved drugs for drug trials. New drugs or surgical treatment techniques for that matter could be on the market without a scrap of evidence for their efficacy or safety. Find out if the treatment offered is safe, effective, really needed or if there are alternative approaches…
Warning: Doctors may be in the dark to the answers you are seeking. Beware of their attempts to cover up their lack of knowledge or they may give references to unreliable sources. Be prepared to look further afield.
3. Beware that FDA approval could be meaningless
Don’t assume that FDA approved drugs are safe. It’s astounding to know that research has revealed that around 33 percent of FDA approved drugs have been taken out of the market because they turned out to be seriously harmful to health due to side-effects.