The prescription drug companies have become masters in influencing the general public that their drugs cure illnesses and diseases. The sorry truth is their products do more harm than good.

Their advertising influence tries to exploit which fears and weaknesses you may face in your health condition. They try to scare you with images of having a heart attack; contacting a deadly disease; problems with sleeping; pain problems and almost any illness you are facing.

One survey showed that 70 to 80 out of every 100 advertisements related to health in one way or another. We have come to associate getting better or keeping well with taking or using something bought or prescribed.

It is not in the manufacturer's interest to remind us that taking nothing could work just as well. Many advertisements are aimed at people who suffer from ailments like constipation or mild complaints such as colds and coughs which eventually will clear up on their own.

Then you have the sufferers of chronic ailments who will try any kind of drug that is advertised because their doctor has not been able to cure them. Many times what happens is they eventually resort to trying many drugs because they aren't satisfied with the results of the previous one. This can become an even more serious problem when you stack one drug after another drug on top of the previous one.

Not only are the average citizens victims of prescription drug companies’ influence. Doctors are also victims as well. In fact a great deal of advertising influence is solely directed at them. The American doctor receives enormous amounts of literature and assorted gifts every month to influence them to buy various drugs.

Sales representatives from various prescription drug companies visit most doctors on a regular schedule. Doctors are even exposed to advertisements in free medical papers and other journals too. They may even be invited to see educational films, with lunch and drinks thrown in too to persuade them to buy drugs.

The busy doctors usually have little option but to rely on prescription drug companies for information about new drugs. They usually exploit them for lack of knowledge in order to sell him their particular brand of drug.

Here's another thing that I believe is a shame about the medical community. Since doctors did not receive but limited education about nutrition in medical school, they only know how to cure illnesses with drugs.

The prescription drug companies want to keep that knowledge limited and hidden as much as possible because otherwise it would produce more competition for their products. This is the reason that has caused them to try to destroy the nutritional supplement industry.

The prescription drug companies have even hyped up their advertising influence by hiring celebrities to pitch their products. Do you remember when Sally Fields promoted Boniva, a drug for Osteoporosis manufactured by Roche and GlaxoSmithKline?

Sally told how excited she was about the fact that you only need to take this product once a month instead once a week or daily from other competitors. However other competitors’ drugs were lower in price back then. (I wonder what ever happened to Sally Fields and Boniva)? Google Boniva and you will see what completion is doing to them.

Well folks I don't know about you but I'm not a believer in prescription drug companies because I believe that just about any illness can be treated with alternative methods of healing. Prescription drug companies advertising influence does not influence me. In fact I'm appalled at all the drug advertising I see on TV. I'm even amazed how many you see for every hour you spend watching TV.

So let me convince you to do your own research about alternative means for not only curing illnesses but also preventing them. And that's really the key, preventing illnesses and diseases. Start by visiting my website at: You will learn how to start building your own defense against diseases by boosting the power of your immune system. You were born with this valuable tool. Use it wisely and you will become a healthier individual. I guarantee it.

Author's Bio: 

Sonny Julius is a retired senior citizen and a health and wellness researcher and author. He is a strong advocate of alternative and natural healing methods. He has been vigorously researching this subject for over six years and has published it in three different ebooks available on his website at:
Sonny’s plan to do this researching was prompted by the results of a visit to his wife’s oncologist to talk to him about treatment for her diagnosed breast cancer condition. Sonny recommended that she be treated with alternative and natural healing methods. He refused but is wife accepted his recommendations.
After leaving his office that day Sonny vowed to spend the rest of his life researching for alternative and natural methods of healing which he still continues to do to this very day. All the information he has gathered are in included in his ebooks.