An American born in 2019 will spend a larger share of their lifetime taking prescription drugs than being married or receiving an education, according to new research.
Conducted at Pennsylvania State University and published in the journal Demography, this new study found that American males will in future spend around 48 percent of their lives taking prescription drugs. For females the duration was even higher, at 60 percent.
The study also revealed that rates of so-called ‘polypharmacy,’ when patients take five or more pharmaceutical drugs on a permanent basis, have reached alarming levels in the United States. Previous research has shown that older people taking multiple drugs face a significantly greater risk of frailty, disability, and death.
As concerning as this situation is, however, it doesn’t have to be like this. A different approach to healthcare is possible. Based on the Cellular Medicine discoveries of Dr. Matthias Rath, we now know that long-term deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients are the primary cause of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and others. This opens up the revolutionary possibility that not only can such diseases be safely prevented and controlled, but the drug industry’s current stranglehold over the practice of medicine can be broken.
To learn about our organization’s vision for a new global healthcare system using science-based natural approaches, check out Dr. Rath’s 2014 ‘Barletta Declaration’ speech.