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Side Effects of Medications

Written by: Emanuela Visone, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Patience vs. Quick Fixes

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ...

If patients hounding doctors for a newly available miracle drug only realize that a sound evaluation of a drug takes months and even years of strenuous work, would they be so anxious to serve as guinea pigs?

Three Problems of Standard Medical Procedures:

  • We want a quick fix, so we often take toxic substances (unknown to us) to “cure” ourselves of health problems.

  • These chemical substances generally treat the symptoms not the cause of the disease (health problem).

  • As soon as we stop taking the “cure,” the original symptoms return, and we once again have the original problem. Furthermore, our body must deal with the side effects of having taken a toxic substance.

The rest of the story…

When you have a headache, the doctor prescribes/recommends a drug. The headache disappears and everyone is happy. No one ever asks the question, “What caused the headache?” Based on the treatment prescribed and the resultant “cure,” we can conclude that the headache was caused by “a drug deficiency.” However, a little research will tell us that a typical headache drug is composed of salicylic acid-an absolute poison to the body, thus a “drug’s deficiency” is out of the question. In fact, any drug on the market, including cortisone that I have personally taken when I was on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for a couple of years is composed of chemical toxins which are poisonous to our bodies. It’s a form of steroid that does not flush out of the liver. How then can drugs alleviate symptoms, cure ills, wipe out disease, and generally make us feel better if they are poisonous?

To understand how drugs “cure” symptoms, let us look a little deeper into how a drug takes away the pain. Did you know that a headache drug will relieve any pain in the body, whether it be a headache or a toe ache? The only exception to this is stomach pain. A headache drug will not help stomach pain. Ask the pharmacist how does such a drug work? He will tell you that it has some sort of numbing effect over the entire body, so regardless of where the pain is, it will be relieved. Why doesn’t this drug take care of stomach pain? He may reply that this is one of the great mysteries of such a drug!

However, some scientists have an answer as to why this drug will not stop stomach pain. Every pill or capsule of this drug you take (buffered or not) causes about a teaspoon worth of bleeding in the stomach. If you have a headache, which is generally caused by toxins in the blood, from something you’ve eaten that was harmful, and then you take a headache drug causing internal bleeding, which do you think would be more life-threatening? In most cases the internal bleeding. The body must now shift its attention to the higher priority problem (bleeding stomach) and the headache disappears. Does this headache drug remove the toxins from the bloodstream that caused the headache? Not at all, it just created a diversion or a more life-threatening situation for the body.

A drug “cures” you by creating a problem of its own. How many times have you taken antibiotics for infections? As soon as the antibiotics are stopped, the infection sometimes returns, right? It is because the antibiotics do not cure the infection, rather the antibiotics are so toxic to the liver and the rest of the body that the body must “wall off” or put on “hold” the infection process to deal with the drug before it kills the body. Once the drug is dealt with, the body will, as soon as it has built up adequate nutrients and energies, resume the cleaning process via the infection.

There are many so-called “cures” on the market today that can make disease symptoms disappear. The bottom line is that nearly every quick fix or so-called “cure” will rob energy from the body, change the body’s priorities to focus on the drug-induced problems (whether in a synthetic, chemical, or natural form as medicinal herbs) but the cause is not addressed or eliminated.

I wish there was a natural quick “cure” for all degenerative conditions. There isn’t any! As I have personally experienced dealing with my own health issues, a chemical or a natural “cure” helped my degenerative symptoms disappear many times, only to come back with a vengeance when I stopped utilizing those “cures.”

Your Health, Your Choice!

One of the best books I’ve ever read is Food is Your Best Medicine by Henry Bieler, MD. He wrote that over twenty-five hundred years ago on the island of Cos in classical Greece, a bearded physician-teacher, Hippocrates sat in the shade of an Oriental plane tree on a beautiful hillside and warned his wide-eyed circle of medical students in one of his most concise statement of scientific principle: “Thy food shall be thy remedy.”

No one, to date, has more significantly given us a way of life. The medical profession insists it strives to emulate the Father of All Physicians and, indeed, is required, before licensing, to take the Hippocratic Oath, one of the most supreme declamations for high ethical standards ever written. Yet today there are thousands of dedicated bacteriologists, pharmaceutical researchers, and chemists sitting in glimmering white laboratories in every major city throughout the world, busily turning out synthetic, if highly touted, magic elixirs for every known ailment. Unlike that of the wise Hippocrates, their battle cry appears to be: Thy solution shall be our newly invented remedy.”

Yet despite the advances in technology and the millions spent on medical institutions that are filled to overflowing with the diseased and the hopeless, there are still issues. Here in our country where the greatest abundance of food and the highest living standards in history are to be found-a truly vibrant healthy person is as rare as a pearl in a barrel of oysters. So, while we are the wealthiest country in the world, we are also, comparatively, one of the least healthy.

Our forecasts for the continued increase in the incidence of cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease-in fact, all degenerative diseases-are most dismal.

While it is true that no medicine is innocent, one cause of grave concern is the disastrous reactions these sometimes harmful, potent, drugs may cause – reactions which may extend far into the future. Another serious negative result of the use of certain drugs is the possibility of addiction. And when the novice goes in for self-medication, using drugs prescribed for others, the result may become truly catastrophic.

People rush into doctor’s offices, craving for a “quick cure” with a “miracle drug” they’ve just seen on TV only to discover-in increasing numbers-side effects so serious that presently they have additional disorders in urgent need of treatment. So, the help they seek is often outweighed by the tragic damage to the body. Although millions are spent for clinical testing, the study of the action and effects of these extremely unsafe drugs is still in its inception. One day you’ll hear of a new drug hailed as a typical Hollywood popularity, as a potential lifesaver; six months later it is quietly withdrawn as a lethal weapon.

Sadly, anxiety-driven Americans following the warning voices of TV drug commercials, ads in magazines and newspapers, consider health something that can be purchased in a bottle at the drugstore; they forget or never knew that health can be found only by obeying the clear laws of nature.

A strong immune system is key! As bacteria like DT 104 develop greater resistance to newly discovered antibiotics, it can leave you vulnerable to the sometimes-deadly effects of these viruses. But bacteria cannot develop resistance to a strong immune system. Thus, the best protection is to maintain the strongest immune system possible.

Research has confirmed there are steps you can take to boost your immune system’s capabilities:

  • Get enough sleep. This is especially important for people under a great deal of stress. The average is eight hours a day.

  • Exercise regularly. This can easily be accomplished by walking 20 minutes, five times a week. Get a minimum of at least 20 minutes 3 times a week.

  • Drink plenty of good, pure, water. A minimum of 4 eight-ounce glasses of water a day will help flush out toxins from your body. This does not include water in coffee, tea, soft drinks which are the worst for you, or in other liquids or foods. The general rule of thumb is to take your weight and divide by 2, this is how many ounces of water you should drink per day.

  • Consume at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day. Not only will you be exposed to fewer food-borne pathogens, but vegetarians have fewer degenerative diseases.

  • Eat whole foods. Whole foods, like salads, raw vegetables, and fresh fruits provide a greater complement of vitamins, enzymes, and other health-inducing factors than in processed foods.

  • Include foods like garlic, ginger, lemon, and cabbage in your diet. They have been shown to boost the immune system.

  • Dietary supplements such as wild-crafted microalgae, food enzymes, antioxidants such as coenzyme Q10, and vitamin C from natural food sources also have been noted to have positive effects on the immune system. For example, eating wild-crafted microalgae has been proven to support the immune system in many unique and important ways.

  • Maintain a joyful attitude as well as practice some form of meditation. These activities have been demonstrated to reduce stress and create a greater sense of well-being, both of which are key factors in maintaining a vibrant immune system.


Please be patient as you start working with the natural healing model by eating more quality organic foods and whole food supplements to assist the healing of your degenerative condition. Allow time for your body to do its cleansing which often requires patience. Know that using probiotics, enzymes, quality whole food supplements, and changing your diet to whole foods, you are helping your detoxification organs become stronger. Soon internal healing will take place, and you will experience a level of health and vitality beyond your imagination.

Every TV commercial on prescriptions comes with the longest list of side effects and many are life-threatening and yet people will still not think twice about taking these medications.

“To live by medicine is to live horribly.” - Dr. Carl Linnabus

I hope you found this article very informative so you can make a better decision for you and your family.

If you’d like to learn more, I’d be happy to schedule a zoom meeting or you email me at You can also call me on 917-597-3512. My book Healing Through Nature’s Medicine, A Story of Hope will also give you a step-by-step guide on how to choose the best foods on earth for your body.

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Emanuela Visone, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Emanuela is a leading expert in restoring health and a Master Transformational, Health, and life coach. After 20yrs recruiting in the finance industry, she discovered her true calling for naturopathy and helping people and their pets throughout the US. The value she provides her clients has put them in a position to gain better health and live a more fulfilling life. Having restored her own health, Emanuela is excited to share her victory and help others do the same, from thyroid conditions, shrinking nodules, blood pressure, hormones, and much more. This inspired her to write her first book, “Healing Through Nature’s Medicine,” A Story of Hope. Having restored her St. Barnard’s health as well, Emanuela coaches many pet owners on how to become their own best healer. She loves spending time with her family and friends, the outdoors, and her deepest passion is helping others transform their health.



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