See all CounterThink cartoons...
Comments by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) There's a pervasive (but false) idea in western medicine that the more pharmaceuticals you take, the healthier you'll get. That's how pharmaceuticals are marketed, in fact: Take these pills if you want to be healthier!
If you take one pill, the ads claim, you'll have a healthy heart. Another pill gives you healthy moods. Yet another pill claims to give you healthy bones... or pancreas function... or blood pressure.. or even a day-long erection. If you believe all this, it stands to reason that the more chemical pills you take, the healthier you'll become
But hold on a second. Think of the people you know who are taking five, ten or even over a dozen medications. Are they the healthiest people you know?
Probably not. Not by a long shot. In fact, if you really look closely at this issue, you'll find that the more pharmaceuticals you take, the WORSE your health becomes
Pharmaceuticals destroy your health in the long run
That's because prescription medications are synthetic, non-natural chemicals that all have negative side effects. Most medications cause liver damage, kidney damage or brain damage of some kind when taken over a long period of time. Even common over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol can destroy your liver (http://www.naturalnews.com/026565_drugs_acetaminophen_liver_failure.h...
). Heck, even the FDA now admits that.
In 2008, I announced a $10,000 reward for any person on multiple medications who could beat me in a contest of physical fitness (http://www.naturalnews.com/023476_health_drugs_food.html
). To date, not a single person has offered to take me up on that offer.
What's the matter? If medications
make you healthy, you would think that Big Pharma would be happy to put someone forward to claim the $10,000 and beat me in this health challenge. But we haven't heard a peep from Pfizer, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline or any major drug company.
It's obvious why, isn't it? Any person taking a half dozen medications is going to be less healthy
than someone who takes care of their health
through nutrition, exercise and healthy dietary choices. The healthy-looking people shown in pharmaceutical advertisements are all actors who are faking it
. They're not even taking those drugs! They're just being paid to read a script in front of a camera.
In the real world, the game of pharmaceutical pinball is destroying people's health and lives. People get put on one drug for one symptom, and then that drug causes three more symptoms. Then the patient goes to the doctor who medicates those three new symptoms with three more drugs
. This silly cycle of drug "treatments" leading to yet more side effects continues until the patient either runs out of money or dies from the side effects of the medications (heart attack, liver failure, stroke, etc.).
That's how the game of pharmaceutical pinball really works. Except no matter how much medication you take, you never win
. Only the drug
companies win, and the longer you play, the more they win (and the more you lose).
Stop playing pharmaceutical pinball. Stop playing with your life. Say no to Big Pharma's dangerous medications and look to foods, nutrients, herbal remedies and informed lifestyle choices to take care of your health instead.
Permissions to use:
Want to use this cartoon? Specific, limited permission is granted to reprint in any book, movie, website, magazine, newspaper, animation or other media under the following 'professional courtesy' conditions:
- Cartoon creator Mike Adams must be conspicuously credited.
- Web address www.NaturalNews.com must be posted below or adjacent to the cartoon in a conspicuous manner. If on the web, the link must be clickable.
- You may not use this cartoon in a disparaging context or manner.
- You may not charge for this cartoon.
- Truth Publishing retains all ownership, rights and copyrights.
- Reprint rights may be revoked, without notice, on a case by case basis, if reprint courtesy is, in our opinion, abused.
High-resolutions files are available for film and print.