Which medicines have the most Side Effects?

Watching a Pharma ad and realizing that I already have the side effects” – Dave…

Which medicines have the most side effects? Which medicines have the worst side effects? “Medicines that don’t cure.”

But.. Most medicines don’t even try to cure.  Most medicines try to ‘trick’ us by hiding our symptoms, and to trick our illness. We might sometimes trick illness, but health is honest and true. We cannot trick health.

Most medicines are ‘treatments’, not cures.  They are not treatments for the disease, they are treatments for symptoms of the disease. They don’t cure, although sometimes they appear to put the symptoms into remission – the illness is still present. They can’t cure, and because they can’t cure, they must be taken forever.  A medical subscription model is good for profits. A curative treatment – on the other hand, works its way out of a job.

What is a cure?  A cure is an action – it might, or might not include a medicine, that addresses the cause of the illness. Antibiotic medicines cure by killing the infecting bacteria. Nutritional healthicines cure by addressing deficiencies in nutrition. Ingestion of toxic chemicals are cured by stopping the ingestion of toxic chemicals. Most cures require healing to complete the cure. Cures only come by addressing the cause.

Once you are cured – you don’t need your medicine any more.  This makes it easy to tell a medicine designed to cure from one specifically designed to ‘not cure’.  Medicines designed to not cure, must be taken for the rest of your life.

Which medicines have the strongest, the most severe, the riskiest side effects?  Medicines that don’t cure produce at least three different types of side effects, or ‘adverse consequences’ as they are sometimes called by apologists and marketers. Three types of adverse consequences of a medicine that does not cure are:

  1. Healthiness and Unhealthiness Effects are effects on our health. Medicines that don’t cure are designed to produce an unhealthy status. When we are healthy our body feels symptoms of illness, it reacts in a healthy manner. It can even diminish symptoms appropriately by simply ignoring them. This is a healthy reaction.  When we take a medicine that treats symptoms – but not the cause of illness, our naturally healthy body has difficulty understanding what is happening – and can have many different reactions.  In addition, medicines that address symptoms act on other aspects of healthiness – our senses and the natural working of our body.  This can lead to symptomatic side effects and also side effects of natural processes malfunctioning. This is partly by design but it is not entirely controllable. With every medicine that does not cure – and your mileage, your side effects, may vary  – depending your specific situation. Everybody is different, and can react differently.
  2. Illness Effects are effects on our illness. Many of these are a result of the fact that the medicine ignores cause. The cause of the illness is still present, and can even encourage the illness to grow – while the medicine makes it appear smaller. Over time, the symptoms might become more severe and varied, leading to the need for more medicine or a higher doses. Other illness side effects are ‘illnesses caused by the medicine‘. As far as I know, today’s medicine does not recognize or diagnose illnesses caused by medicine – but there are many.
  3. Addiction Effects are cause by the addictive nature of a medicine that does not cure. Many medicines are addictive, and addictions lead to several problems. Our bodies get used to the drug, and need more. Side effects become more severe when we take more. Then there are problems and side effects from missing medication or attempting to taper off or stop. These side effects can actually block a cure.  To cure an illness is to address the cause – but when we address the cause, we might stop taking the medicine. We might suffer addiction rebound effects. We might even think our curative actions are negative, not positive effects, and stop the cure process.

There are no real ‘side effects’ of medicines. The phrase ‘side effect’ is a misnomer, based on the assumption that medicines are supposed to move our health forwards and our illness backwards. Most medicines do neither directly. They are designed to affect symptoms, not illness, not healthiness.  Health is slow and steady, symptoms are honest and true.  Medicines are designed and marketed to be fast – and as a result they are often unsteady and dishonest.

The phrases side effects and adverse consequences are also excuses to not investigate, to not understand. In clinical studies different people have different side effects – depending on the state of their healthiness and their illness. But these differences are seldom studied. In the rush to market the ‘new’ medicine, the side effects are printed on the bottle, and further investigation is stopped unless severe consequences follow.

Medicines that don’t cure – don’t improve healthiness and don’t illness, they move our illness, and our healthiness sideways instead. The medicine is a sideways action. The adverse consequences, they are simply negative consequences of a sideways action that cannot cure.

When you take a medicine that cures, it can also affect your health in other ways.  An antibiotic medicine can kill an infection, by killing the bacteria that are affecting your health. But it also kills bacteria that are part of your health. This is not a ‘side effect’ it is a clear, negative health effect.  If antibiotic medicines were prescribed and taken responsibly, the medical system would not consider the cure complete until the lost healthiness is recovered – and would work to recover that healthiness as part of the cure. However, today, the instructions for use of antibiotics contain no such process. The result is an unhealthy, less effective cure.

How can we avoid medicines with side effects?  Only through cures.

But cures are hard to find. Most medicines make no attempt to cure, and in fact, most medicines simply cannot cure.  It’s more accurate to say that “most illnesses cannot be cured by medicines“. Cures, for most illnesses, come not from medicines, but from health. Health is the best treatment, health is the best cure” – The Healthicine Creed. If we want to avoid side effects, or adverse consequences of medicines, we need to search for cures, to search for health. When we are cured – we don’t need subscriptions for medicines. We will find – we don’t need medicines.

to your health, tracy




About Tracy Kolenchuk

Founder of Healthicine.org. Author of two books about healthicine; Healthicine: The Arts and Sciences of Health and Healthiness Healthicine: Introduction to Healthicine
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