I so agree with this, in many cases. We need to get to the "source" of an illness, like the peeling of an onion - "cleansing" and "curing", from the inside out - layer by layer, whether physical or emotional. Instead, our medical communities first shove pills down our throats, as a band aid, get us addicted, raise their profit levels by being in bed with big pharma ... rather than "begin" with natural means - nutrition, water (often problems begin with lack of hydration), and lifestyle changes.
“People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.” ~Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
Sad, but true!
“Drugs are a bet with your mind.” ~Jim Morrison
Legal or illegal!
“Dear Anyone Who Finds This, Do not blame the drugs.” ~Lynda Barry, Cruddy
Again . . . "legal or illegal"!
“Medicine is not a science; it is empiricism founded on a network of blunders.” ~Emmet Densmore, How Nature Cures Comprising a New System of Hygiene; also the Natural Food of Man
“Disease is the biggest money maker in our economy.” ~John H. Tobe
Sad, but true! But more the pills they push, not the disease itself.
A miracle drug is any drug that will do what the label says it will do. ~Eric Hodgins
Probably the most truth on the label of most drugs is the list of "side effects" that MAY occur, rather than the drug itself and the drug prescribed for your affliction.
It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.
Uh huh, uh huh . . .