According to the documentary Doctored, Americans only comprise five percent of the world’s population, but we consume a staggering 50% of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs. And a new study sponsored by the CDC found that one in thirteen school-aged kids is currently taking medication for behavioral problems.
Unless it’s a Quaalude, which our stupid government forced off the market, there is no such thing as a magic pill, and if you’ve ever watched a drug ad on television, the side effects of some of these medications are terrifying.
One cholesterol lowering drug listed “an increased risk of developing certain types of cancers” as a possibility, and you have to ask yourself if the cure isn’t worse than the disease. At least a heart attack is a quick death as opposed to the lingering pain of cancer.
And do we even need cholesterol lowering medications? A Harvard University study found that drinking alcohol, even in supposedly unhealthy amounts, reduced the chance of heart disease. And other studies have shown that drinkers have a lower risk of developing everything from diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis to stomach and prostate cancer.
So do yourself a favor. Instead of swallowing some toxic pill to ward off disease, chug a beer, down a shot, or take a pull right from the wine bottle. And if you have a few too many and get caught by your neighbors while you’re peeing off the porch like I did last night, just tell them it’s a side effect of your medication.