Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How Do Drugs Work in Your Body?

In life-threatening situations, the use of certain drugs may be necessary to save or prolong life. Notwithstanding this caveat, pharmaceutical drugs are manufactured chemicals; they are not natural to the body. They lack living energy and have electrical configurations that are incompatible with those of the body.

Drugs are toxic, and cannot be incorporated into the body's cellular structure to build tissue and promote health. Drugs cause the body to react. It reacts in a protective manner to eliminate the toxic substances.

Drugs work because the poisons they contain create a stress in the body that is more serious than the symptom for which they were taken. In this process, the symptom is relieved. For example, acetylsalicylic acid, used as a painkiller, causes bleeding in the stomach or small intestine.

Another top-selling painkiller causes similar stress in the liver. They relieve a symptom because they create a greater stress in another area of the body that forces it to divert its attention to the new threat. The body always tries to deal with the most serious problem first. Strong poisons taken into our bodies are viewed as life-threatening.

The body draws on all its energy resources, including the energy that is keeping us conscious, if necessary, to eliminate the threat. It goes into triage mode, and shuts down all our awareness centers.

This is what happens when systemic anesthetics are administered before a surgical operation. If too much anesthetic is given, the energy required to eliminate it is greater than the body has and the person dies. That is why the work and monitoring of the anesthetist is so critical. He or she must walk the fine line between the unconsciousness or death of the patient.

Antibiotics kill both harmful bacteria and friendly bacteria; they do not discriminate. The body requires friendly bacteria to maintain a healthy balance in the colon, and to manufacture certain vitamins and antibiotics of its own.

Our intake of antibiotics is not only from prescription sources. Approximately 2.4 million pounds of antibiotics are given each year to farm animals-mainly cattle, pigs, and chickens-as a preventative to infection. This is more than eight times the amount administered to humans.

Jane Goodall, in her book Harvest for Hope, warns of the dangers and short-term folly of eating farm-raised seafood. According to her research, commercial seafood farms use massive amounts of pesticides, antibiotics, and disinfectants to combat disease in the crowded environments where the fish and tiger prawns are raised. To make them grow faster and larger, their diet includes growth hormones.

Farmed salmon are fed pink dye to colour their flesh. In addition, these chemically-laden farms are devastating surrounding sea life, causing deadly water pollution and ruining the land on which the seafood farms are set up, with the consequent ruination of fishermen and farmers who depended on these areas for their livelihood.

When we eat these animal and seafood products,antibiotics,and growth hormones and chemicals, end up in our body systems. Over time, bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Scientists are warning that this could pose increasingly serious problems for humans, as available antibiotics are rendered ineffective against certain new bacterial strains.

Drugs only deal with symptoms.They do not correct the cause of symptoms. Natural and complete healing does not take place with drug use. In order to deal with a toxic drug, the body is forced to put the cause of the pain or infection "on hold." If the body has enough energy after the episode, the symptomatic condition returns at a later date as the body attempts to heal and correct the basic problem again.

If the drug is too devitalizing, the symptom may not return because the body no longer has sufficient energy to mount another healing attempt. That is, the symptom cause has been suppressed, but may return later as a more chronic disease.

There is no free ticket.We cannot get something in health without consciously working for it.We can take the quick fix, but there is a consequence to pay later. That consequence is usually reduced quality of life as we grow older.

Ask yourself this: Does it make sense that a person can be poisoned back to health? The problem with drug treatment is that it diverts the body's attention from working on its own priorities for healing.

Drugs send the body down a spiral, increasing in speed-like a whirlpool- toward degenerative disease. Eventually, as the body becomes less able to defend itself and correct the cause of malfunctions, it succumbs to critical disease.

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About the Author

Ron Garner, BEd, MSc, is the author of "Conscious Health - Choosing Natural Solutions for Optimum Health and Lifelong Vitality." Conscious Health takes the mystery out of how the body operates and how health problems can be reversed. To learn more visit:

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