In this episode, pharmacist Mary Lee Snodgrass talks about how and why the trend of overmedication has become so prevalent in America. As a second generation pharmacist, Mary Lee has a first hand account of how prescriptions have doubled and tripled over the last few decades.
After arthritis spread through her body, her sisters (who were also pharmacists and getting into nutrition and alternative methods) suggested that the deeper issue could be caused by a leaky gut. She ignored their diagnosis for a while but when Mary Lee started to examine her diet she couldn’t help but realize that this actually could be the issue. She switched up the food she was eating, began taking supplements and probiotics, and overtime she was off her medications and the arthritis was gone. This is when her journey with natural wellness began.
The Overmedication of America
Since then she has studied the two-fold problem of how doctors prescribe medications for every condition and illness (the drug cascade) and patients who do not want to take responsibility for their health.
Being on both sides of traditional and natural medicine, Mary Lee gives us great insight on the problems prescriptions cause by adding to and triggering additional medical issues. From her presentation “The History of Pharmacy According to Bag Size” to her explanation of how symptoms we experience are actually affected by deeper problems that need to be fixed, we’re uncovering the roots of our health issues.
We do have choices, but it’s going to take both the doctors and the patients taking responsibility and not just one side or the other.
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