Close to 70% of the US is on Prescription Drugs

This entry was posted on July 21st, 2013

The number one book I always recommend to women with PCOS is, hands down, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
by Dr. Claudia Welch.

I am excerpting the following couple of paragraphs from Dr. Claudia Welch’s most recent newsletter because wow.

A new study1 followed 98.7 percent of the entire population of Olmsted County, Minnesota. That’s 142,377 people. They’re thinking it is a pretty decent reflection of the state of affairs in the US.

And what is that state of affairs?

Close to 70 percent of US residents are on at least one prescription drug and, most likely, those drugs are antibiotics, antidepressants—the second most common prescription—or addictive painkilling opioids.

More than half of the 142,377 people take two prescription drugs. And twenty (TWENTY) percent are on five or more prescription medications.

 

Chew on that for a minute. Go here to read the rest.

PS: My second favorite book to recommend is a cookbook….this one: Eat-Taste-Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living