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Pharmaceuticals?

  • Necessary for Americans to live longer lives.

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  • Not necessary, and can be avoided thru proper diet and lifestyle.

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  • Can USUALLY be avoided through lifestyle changes.

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  • Are USUALLY prescribed when necessary, and in those cases, can't be avoided.

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A friend of mine, in his early 50s was just treated with angioplasty, after feeling faint on a number of occassions, and finally experiencing symptoms of a stroke. On the surface, he appeared to be in good shape, with weight that was under control. His life has now changed to a more sedentary lifestyle, taking prescribed medication.

So what was he eating for lunch the other day - chicken fried steak. People continue to eat this garbage, and then rely on drugs to get them through their lives. Many of the elderly that I know are on Lipitor or other "Statin" medication, with it's side affects, which include stomach pain, constipation, arthritis, and more serious affects, such as neuromuscular degeneration. And they continue to eat the American "junk" diet - hamburgers, prime rib, fried chicken, etc. Then the doctors prescribe other drugs to alleviate the side affects.

So, is this pharmaceutical circle necessary for Americans to live long lives, regardless of diet, exercise, and lifestyle?
 
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