July 16, 2010

The Biggest Drug Dealers have PhDs.

Remember, Prescription Drugs are still Drugs.

I just had three of my wisdom teeth removed last week! It was as pleasant an experience as getting teeth ripped out of your jaw could be. It was not by choice, the dentist said it was necessary. The actual surgery was no big deal because I was out like a light. The last thing I remembered was my doctor hooking up my IV saying “here comes the Margaritas”. The next thing I knew I was home and my husband was taking care of me.

Now, I do not take medicine on a regular basis or irregular for that matter. I try to remain as chemical free as possible. So, for my surgery, I had an IV drip of drugs strong enough to make me sleep. When I got home it was time to take the pain medicine too. I had THREE prescriptions to take. On a stomach filled with watermelon and blueberry/carrot juice, I took the rest of my medicines; two pain pills, one ibuprofen, and one anti swelling pill. Next thing I knew I was on the floor passed out in a cold sweat. It gave my husband a run for his money. He of course, freaked out! He saw the reaction first hand of what my body did with all the chemicals in it.

Once revived, I was able to eat some soup and go back to sleep. For the next few days I stayed heavily medicated and am now weaning off the pain medication. Being in a medicated state is not fun either.  I have had no energy and sleeping is the most fun thing to do on medicine. It makes living your life a lot harder.

In this case, pain medication was necessary; it is just interesting to see how the human body can react to foreign chemicals made in a lab.

I took myself off of all prescription medications about one year ago. It is one of the best choices I could have made. I used to get headaches a lot from a prescription I would take.  To get rid of those headaches, I would take Excedrin. So I was eating medicine all the time.  Just by going off of the prescription and giving my body a break, I rarely have headaches.  If I do get a headache, I can usually curve it by either lying down, inverting into a yoga pose, visiting the chiropractor, or eating a nutritious veggie dinner. Also, FYI, any drug that is approved by the FDA is guaranteed to be tested on animals. If you live a vegan lifestyle, then it goes against what you believe. Even after numerous studies present findings that testing on animals is not 100% effective, companies still do it because they do not care to find another solution.

Of course, modern medicine is necessary sometimes, however, be choosy! Don’t jump to a prescription medicine fix. Go to the root of the problem. Go natural when you can. Your body will thank you by giving you lots of energy and not passing out!

This is my kind of prescription!!!

Mary Holland is a Vegan, a yogi, lover of life and new found blogger.  She discusses everything from freedom for all beings, vegan recipes, and yoga.  Check her blog out here

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