Iatrogenics and Iatrogenic Disorders

Iatrogenics is medical term that means: “caused by treatment or diagnostic procedures.” SOURCE: Mosby’s Medical Dictionary (1990), 3rd ed., pg. 600. An iatrogenic disorder is defined as: “a condition caused by medical personnel or procedures or through exposure to the environment of a health-care facility.”

Iatrogenics and iatrogenic disorders are caused by mistakes or negative effects caused by medical treatment or advice. In other words, they are significant health issues caused by doctors or their treatment protocols.

Other causes of iatrogenics are:

  • Negligence
  • Adverse reactions to prescription drugs
  • Faulty procedures
  • Interaction of two or more prescription drugs
  • Blood transfusions
  • Over use of over-the-counter drugs that help build resistance to other treatments
  • Hospital acquired infections (e.g., Staph infections, pneumonia)
  • Improperly sterilized medical equipment

Doctors don’t heal. They practice medicine. They are licensed by the State. What doctors do is a privilege, not a right. On the other hand, you need no permission from the state to heal or administer herbs.

Facts about Iatrogenics and Iatrogenic Disorders

In 2010, the US Food & Drug Administration’s Adverse Events Reporting System claims 82,724 drug-related deaths (and 471,291 serious drug-related adverse reactions. The death rate has increased 66.7% since 2000.

In 2009, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 1.2 million emergency room visits due to misuse or abuse of pharmaceuticals compared with 1 million emergency room visits due to illicit drug misuse or abuse. That means in one year, there were 200,000 more emergency room visits due to iatrogenic disorders than illegal drugs.

Think for yourself and trust your intuition to take control of your body and your life. Doctors are not perfect, and the treatment they recommend could be worse than the cure.

Consider your options, and know there are alternatives to healing.

Thank you for reading!

2013-06-13T09:25:53+00:00

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    Fear results from ignorance. Educate yourself about herbs. Read our free articles.

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    1. Perform the Full Body Detox (absent any pharmaceutical drugs, but it is your sister's choice to stay on them or get off of them)

    2. While on the FBD, drink 2-4 cups of Hawthorn Berry tea

    3. After the FBD, she needs to take CARDIOVASCULAR Formula (3 capsules 2 times daily), CIRCUL-AID formula (3 capsules once daily), and BOWEL MOVER (3 capsules before bed every night).

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    Check out our FULL BODY DETOX (FBD). I recommend to all of you as starters. Whoever is suffering from diabetes should perform the PANCREAS CLEANSE AND REGIMEN kit after performing the FBD. Oh, and read our articles. We have articles on "HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)", "DIABETES" and so much more! You can heal from any disease if you do the right things, Beloved. And prescription drugs are very toxic and kill 1000's of people per year!

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    Greetings! I recommend the Total Male Cleanse which will address every concern you wrote about. While performing this cleanse, order and drink "Kidney's Tea", and "Jackrabbit Tea" (1 cup of each daily while cleansing). Your genital glands may have become weakened due to the excess masturbation. You lost a lot of zinc (with every ejaculation zinc and other nutrients are lost), so after the TMC make sure you purchase, and take our Zinc Phosphate, MSM Sulfur, Kidneys-Bladder Formula and Male Hormonal Formula, at least for 3 months until you rebuild the uro-genital system. The kidneys are connected to the sex glands.

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    Q: My question however, is about my son. I have an 11 year old who has been diagnosed with high-functioning autism. He has problems staying focused. Health-wise he often suffers from respiratory issues. He breathes heavy, is constantly congested, and snores. My son has been on Risperdal for about 6 months for his autism symptoms. This medication has caused my son to gain over 40 pounds within an 8 month period of time. I really want to wean my child off of this drug, obviously because of the potential harm it will do to his overall health. We have a family history of diabetes and this worries me. My son is also very sluggish and has a problem with constipation. The doctor once did an x-ray and said he was very "backed up". She prescribed a laxative, but this did not work. Can you tell me what you would recommend?

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