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Do you know what really happens when you take a drug?

Do you know what really happens when you take a drug? Read this comprehensive guide on what happens when taking the medicine

Hello I'm sure you've heard the expression "don't do drugs" but apparently   there are good and bad ones because some of them are mind-altering and those are illegal. They're   banned. They're called street drugs. And then there are those that are habit-forming like very potent   things like opioids and heroin and those are also illegal, but then on the other hand if they don't   alter the mind, but they alter some other organ function, then they're apparently okay. And if   they have toxicity and side effects then they're still around. If they account for 50% of all the   opioid deaths they're due to prescription drugs then that's still just the cost of doing business.  and if these opioids make you 40 times more likely to transition into a heroin addiction   then that doesn't change anything either they're still okay and we have over a million heroin users   in the united states today the vast majority of those have transitioned from a prescription   drug mostly because the 

Prescription gets you hooked and then they pull the prescription, so now people go to drugs instead, here's what really amazes me that it's still okay to advertise directly to the consumer Ask your dermatologist, call your doctor, talk to your doctor and ask your doctor Ask your doctor who It is between you and your doctor, we can no longer advertise alcohol or cigarettes, we don’t think it is sugary and smell like an ashtray anymore, but it is very attractive that can improve your lifestyle by using as many medicines as possible. It is only two places in the world that are still okay and they are the United States and New Zealand, all the other countries in the world have realized that this is probably not a good idea because this topic is very sensitive and important.

bigger picture of what we're trying to accomplish here.   Also I want to tell you that this is not medical advice I'm not your medical doctor   that's not the purpose of this I'm just trying to teach you and show you   how the body works and how things interact and give you some solutions some possibilities   I do not want you to for any reason stop any medication that you're taking as a result   of watching this video that's for you and your medical provider to determine. Another reason that   you don't want to stop it is that your body gets used to it anything you've taken for any length   of time it changes your physiology your body down regulates and up regulates and if you just   withdraw it cold turkey it could have some very unpleasant consequences. What I do want you to do   is to start learning as much as you can about the body understand if you have a condition learn   where it's coming from and then if you understand what your body has adapted to to get into that   condition 

now you can reverse that adaptation you can undo the adaptation and then most of the time   the condition goes away and then once you have reversed or in the process of reversing it now you   can have a discussion with your medical provider who prescribed this medication and you can have an   intelligent discussion about if and when to change or stop that medication. So I want to   use some examples to try to get some points across and the first one I want to look at is health care   cost how much are we spending on health care so since 1970 to 2020 the nominal spending in terms   of dollars have increased 50 times. It's gone from 75 billion to almost 4 trillion dollars and of   course a lot of that is due to inflation but after we account for inflation we still have a 7.6 times   increase so in terms of real purchasing power we are spending 7.6 times more on this healthcare.   And if we relate it to gross national product which is essentially how well a nation is able   to afford this health 

care it has gone from seven percent of GNP to almost 20%.  281 percent increase   so it's becoming a bigger and bigger burden on the national economy and on the individual economy.   So every time there's an election one of the main questions around election time is   how are we going to pay for this right the only question is how do we bring more people   into the system how do we make sure that a greater percentage of the population   can get into the health care system and then because it's so expensive how do we pay for it?   No one is asking the only question that really matters and the question on my mind is   Is it working? Is anyone getting healthy. If we're spending eleven thousand dollars   close to twelve thousand dollars per person and they didn't spend any on me   zero was spent on me so someone got my eleven twelve thousand dollars as well   with all that money spent are we getting healthier? Unfortunately what we're seeing is that the rates   of 

diabetes are going through the roof heart disease is increasing dementia is increasing   autism is completely out of control at the current trend is going to be one out of two   kids shortly anxiety is going up sleep disorders is going up and the list goes on and on and on.   So I'm not trying to say I'm not trying to judge this as good or bad but when we call it health   care then people should get healthier right so whatever we want to call this thing then   we can all agree that with all the money spent and with the poor results it is not health care.   The next obvious question then becomes "What is health?" According to the world health organization   health is a state of complete physical mental and social well-being and not merely the   absence of disease so if disease is the signs and symptoms of a disease and our health care system   only addresses signs and symptoms of disease but it does nothing to bring you closer to a state   of physical mental and social well-being 

then that's another indication that it's not a health   care system. Unfortunately most people take health for granted we pay lip service to it and we say   that health is the most important thing there is but most people don't really appreciate it until   it's gone when we have signs or symptoms when we're feeling bad or when something scary happens   that's when people do something. They go to the doctor and the doctor asks what's the problem and   we tell them our symptoms. But the symptom is not the problem the thing that is causing the symptom   is the problem. So this is pretty much like a car the instrument panel is giving you feedback on how   the car is doing and if you get a warning light, an indicator then that's like a symptom. It's the car   telling you that something's wrong something's missing if you don't change and address this   then it will get worse. And if you have more indicators more signs and symptoms now you know   that there's more stuff out of balance and if you don't 

address it then the consequences are going   to be even worse. So you're driving and you see all these indicators and you feel very uneasy so   you think I need to do something about this. Now here's the big question if you simply solve the   problem by covering it up if you put a piece of duct tape over the indicators if you cover them up   then if you did that a million times or a million people did that how many times would the car   get better? Right. Everyone knows the answer is zero if you ignore the underlying problems the   car will never get better then why do we do that with signs and symptoms because the same thing   applies when we cover up a sign or a symptom we allow the underlying problem to get worse.   In addition to that we're also adding toxicity to the body and we have two marvelous organs in the   body. Two organ systems. The liver and the kidneys, and their job is to figure out what is valuable to   the body what we want to keep and what is a burden on the body 

what do we want to try to get rid of.   And these organs are so amazing that they have basically a hundred percent success rate in   keeping or discarding the stuff that needs to stay or go. So nutrients like minerals and fats amino   acids glucose the body is very very successful virtually zero of this gets discarded it all   gets kept. And on the other hand the things that are foreign, synthetic materials, toxic materials   things that are not beneficial but rather a burden, the body is virtually a hundred percent successful   at discarding it. Maybe not on the first turn but pretty soon after the circulation has gone through   these organs a few times virtually a hundred percent of this is gone. So urea is a waste   product. Pesticides are foreign toxic substances. All other sorts of waste that are leftovers the   body gets rid of, and the exact same holds true for medication. It is not of any long-term value to   your body, so a percentage of this medication gets discarded every time it passes through the

liver,   and that's why you have to keep taking more. Now I know I'm laying it on pretty heavy here but don't   misunderstand this as me saying that medication is all bad it's all about the timing and   purpose so there's a benefit versus risk there's a cost benefit to this. If there's a crisis. If your   normal regulatory mechanism if your physiology has failed, then medication can save a life   if we have extreme depression that's like a vicious cycle that spirals out of control and   if someone is going to take their life and we can give them a medication and   save their life, then that is entirely appropriate. If someone has type 1 diabetes where an organ has   failed the pancreas no longer makes insulin or if we have surgically removed the thyroid   or the pituitary, then we can't make those molecules in the body and they need to be   replenished. Very very appropriate and life-saving virtually 100 percent of   people died with type 1 diabetes and now they can live virtually normal lives. If we 

have acute pain   burn victims trauma broken bones car accidents, pain medication can get you through that crisis.   If we have anaphylactic shock people could die but a simple shot of epinephrine saves their life.   If you have bacterial encephalitis or meningitis you would most likely be dead within 24 hours   without the right antibiotic. So these are cases where it is entirely appropriate it's life-saving.  It's priceless to have the medication available when we think that just because the medication   is so great here it should be applied to everything such as lifestyle conditions   now we need to think a little differently we have the wrong picture of how these things fit together.   When the problem is due to a gradual adaptation when we have a lifestyle that the body adapts to   when we push the body out of balance over a period of years or decades then the pill is not the   solution. The pill isn't going to change anything about the underlying condition it's not going   to bring the body 

any closer to balance. And the classic example of course is metabolic syndrome   syndrome x insulin resistance. And the extreme sad example is when you have a type 2 diabetic someone   who has already too much insulin and we give him more insulin, because we think the blood sugar   is the problem well the blood sugar is the problem because it has too much sugar so we need to reduce   the sugar not add more insulin. And also in many cases of chronic pain where the pain is due to   inflammation or it has developed over a long period of time now if you give a pain medication   you give short-term relief but you're not helping restore any function. And most of the time   through conservative care and lifestyle interventions you can solve the vast majority   of chronic pain. I want to ask this question again from my point of view and this is what I ask   patients in the office a lot of times I ask. What is health? And then I say health is when everything   works the way it's 

supposed to and then I ask. The problem that you have presenting with here today,   if everything in your body was working perfectly would you have this problem?   And they say, no of course not. I wouldn't have any symptoms I wouldn't have this disease   I wouldn't have this pain if everything was working then they wouldn't be there.   So then I suggest, well why don't we make it work again. Because if it's the lack   of function that's causing the problem, if we can restore the function then the body should return   to health and no symptoms. And this is what happens most of the time especially if we're patient   and we take the time to understand and change. But this is a completely different perspective   than medication because medicine does not add back any function. If something's not working there is   no medication that makes it work better again. Itdoes not restore anything that is degenerated or   missing and it does not actually provide anything the body

better again. Itdoes not restore anything that is degenerated or   missing and it does not actually provide anything the body needs. But then what does medication do   if food supports and provides things that the body needs to create function, then medication actually   does the opposite. Medication interferes when we in our opinion think that the body is doing something   wrong then we put in the medication to interfere with what the body is doing. So medication   blocks function it blocks receptors and in doing that it either suppresses or increases   certain functions. It changes the balance the body is trying to accomplish it suppresses and   it stops physiology. Now if we're interested in health wouldn't it be a great question to ask   "What is required for health?" and I often talk about the triad of health this triangle where   structural and mechanical has to do with the movement that builds the brain the emotional   is about purpose and well-being and peace of mind because if we 

don't have this we can't   really be in a healing state. But for the  about the   chemical side of this triad because medication is chemical it's biochemistry and how does that fit   into the body versus nutrients. The closest most people come to be amazed by the miracle of life   is when someone gets pregnant. When they're growing a new life inside them or when they give birth and   they see this new living being that wasn't there before. But think of this baby which indeed is a   miracle it started with genetic material from two people it became a cell and then that cell   replicated and grew. Well that is exactly what's happening inside your body   every day. That miracle of life is happening inside you all the time. And why am I saying that because   you have cell turnover you have cells breaking down wearing out and you make   new cells. So this surprises a lot of people 90 percent of your cells are new every year   so you go to the doctor and they look

at you they have your picture in the file they have   your social security number and your name and they treat you they think of you as the same person   but you're 90 percent different. Right? That's a miracle and then we want to ask   what are these new cells made of where they come from is any part of these new cells consisting of   medication? Did medication contribute to build any new cells? And the answer is no unless there's some   toxic residue from some medication that your body didn't get rid of yet.   But the medication does not create any of this miracle of life instead what makes that is   building blocks that you get from food from fat and protein. You need fuel to put these building   blocks together and this fuel comes from fat carbs and protein. And then you also need some catalysts   to convert this fuel into energy and into the building blocks and these are called vitamins   minerals and enzymes. These are the things that your body needs. Well what about side effects? 

If we take the time to read the fine print there's pages and pages of unpleasant stuff.   "...lower your ability to fight infections serious sometimes fatal events including infections,   tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders and allergic reactions..." and   we get the impression that if we experience these side effects which might happen sometimes then we   might get some symptoms and that would constitute the side effects. We think that if we're unlucky   then we get symptoms if we don't then we're free and clear. But that's not how it works because   the by definition these medications interfere and they always create interference. You may not   notice if you don't have a symptom, but it always interferes. It always blocks physiology. It always,   by definition, prevents your body from returning to the balance that it thinks there should be. And   in doing that, if we understand that homeostasis is health, then we always have a lesser