Too often, a doctor’s visit results in a prescription based on a few symptoms, no lab work and the current marketing trend of the drug companies.
It is no wonder that we, Americans spend 2 and a half times more on healthcare than any other country, consume 75% of the pharmaceuticals manufactured on the planet and rank 29th out of 30 countries in health statistics.
Making prescription drugs more accessible through mandatory subsidies only benefits the drug and insurance companies but does nothing to reform healthcare in this country.
For example: Synthetic thyroid medication is routinely given to patients when their test results do not indicate it is necessary, but it gives the patient artificial energy and helps them lose weight so everyone is happy but the underlying metabolic, toxic, dietary and structural problems are never investigated because some of the symptoms are relieved.
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Osteoporosis has no symptoms and has been shown to respond to dietary changes and specific exercises and yet drugs, that are all currently in class action suits for their dangerous side-effects, are commonly recommended.
The Women’s Health Initiative documented the serious health hazards of synthetic hormone replacement and yet conventional medical doctors have no choices to offer women suffering with PMS or highly symptomatic menopause due to the strong influence of the drug companies on medical standards of care. Read more about the initiative here .
Arthritis is often to blame for any mechanical pain over the age of 45 and since there is no cure, a lifetime of anti-inflammatory medications and pain killers are the accepted course of care.
While most medications can reduce one type of inflammation, no medication addresses the mechanical problem in the joint and leaving abnormal stress on any joint ensures its destruction.
Healthcare reform will not come from the government, drug or insurance companies or conventional medicine.
It will come from you when you decide that you are going to support staying healthy as the primary focus of healthcare.
This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners are uniquely qualified to evaluate health problems from a functional point of view instead of a symptomatic point of view.
If you are frustrated with the take another pill approach towards healthcare, you may be a good candidate for one of our drug-free, non-surgical health solutions programs.
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Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor.
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Thyroid, Osteoporosis, Menopause, Arthritis And The Second Opinion
Article: Thyroid, Osteoporosis, Menopause, Arthritis And The Second Opinion 
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Dr. Thomas Polucki