Prescription Drugs Are The Leading Cause Of Fatal Overdose

One of the biggest health crises facing Americans today is addiction to prescription pain medication which are killing thousands every year. Prescription drugs cause most of the 26,000 fatal overdoses every year. This startling information comes from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The reason for this is that people are seeking relief from back pain and other issues that stem from being overweight. The excess weight causes back pain and other joint related issues.

Doctors have bought into drug companies propaganda that drugs are the way to go. It’s as though they have no choice as patients ask for pain relief but to give multiple drugs. You can read more about it here.

There is a huge gap in what doctors are taught in medical school as well as in their continuing education in the area of cause and prevention of pain. Actually, it’s quite simple.

First, take animal based omega-3 supplements. They are the only source of natural anti-inflamitories in the body.

Vegetarians mistakenly believe that plant source omega-3’s do the same job, but this doesn’t fly when the biochemistry is examined. The fats are burned as fuel long before they go through the steps necessary to convert them to prostaglandins — inflammation mediators.

Eliminate sugar and most grains from the diet. This lowers levels of insulin and leptin levels. Insulin and leptin cause the production of prostaglandins. Eliminating this need releases the anti-inflamitorys to be used to reduce painful inflammation in the body rather than being used to mitigate the byproducts of sugar and grain consumption.

Either take vitamin D or get appropriate sunlight to insure good production. Vitamin D has been shown to greatly reduce many different types of pain including back pain relief and other musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia, rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis, migraines and more.

Use safer alternatives to pain like fresh ginger — a tea works well, boswellia, bromelain, oil from evening primrose, black currant and borage, and cayenne cream — also called capsaicin cream.

A few lifestyle changes are well worth the effort if it will keep you out of pain and eliminate the need for deadly prescription pain medications.

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Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa