Now is the Time to Reduce Your Dependence on Drugs
Have you ever had a health problem that has weakened you in any way or made you miss out on something important? We’ve all experienced the nuisance of such things as headaches, allergies, or a bout with the flu — things that have temporarily rendered us weak and ill.
Much worse than that, however, nearly 1 in 2 Americans suffers from a chronic illness of some kind that disrupts their life on a day-to-day basis, sometimes going on for years. And about 50% of Americans rely on prescription medication for their chronic health problems.
Imagine a scenario where we experience an economic collapse right here in America. Pharmacy shelves are bare. As soon as the public catches wind of disruption to the production and distribution of medications, they empty all the pharmacies of both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Unless you are wealthy or have connections, access to medications is severely limited. This scene continues for months or possibly even years.
Those who took precautions ahead of time to reduce or discontinue their reliance on Western medicine are in a much better position to weather the storm than the majority who didn’t, either through ignorance or apathy.
Whether you suffer from occasional health annoyances or have ongoing chronic issues, I encourage you to take action now for your own medical preparedness so you can be among the few who are truly prepared to make it through an economic apocalypse, a natural disaster, or anything else that could be thrown our way.
Reason #1 to Get Medical Preparedness for Adults –
The #1 Cause of Death in an Economic Collapse Is . . .
Lack of access to medications is projected to be the #1 cause of death in the event of an economic collapse, beating out starvation, lack of drinking water, pandemic, injury, and much more. This is because half of America’s populace relies on prescription drugs and would be lost without them.
I can relate.
Years ago when I was 24 years old I woke up one day with the flu, and through time it spiraled downward into an illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Previously healthy and active, from September 1999 and on I spent every other day bedridden with debilitating fatigue. I experienced severe insomnia along with the mind-numbing fatigue. I would lie wide awake in bed each night with my heart racing for hours. Sometimes I wouldn’t drift off to sleep until the sun was rising. Sleeping pills didn’t work – they just made me feel drugged as I laid in bed frustrated and unable to sleep.
After about a year of this, I was able to get an appointment with a doctor who had a special clinic for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I traveled to North Carolina and got a confirmed diagnosis and a prescription for three different drugs that modulate brain waves so I could finally sleep. These drugs worked like a charm!
As long as I had my Neurontin, Klonopin, and Elavil I could sleep normally. If I left them at home or ran out for even one night, I was back to that maddening insomnia. About four years later when I decided I wanted to go off these drugs, I discovered just how addictive they were. I learned that I would need to take several months to gradually wean off of them.
I started with Neurontin, and got muscle aches and irritability as a result. Next, I went to Klonopin and had the ride of my life! Not only did my severe insomnia return with a vengeance, but I would burst into tears at the drop of the hat and I even experienced altered perception. I remember walking through the mall with my then-husband and feeling like I was not me, my feet were not mine, and I was not walking on the floor but floating in the air.
I did a little research and learned that there were clinics to help people get off drugs like Klonopin – benzodiazapenes of which Valium is an example – because they are so highly addictive and the side effects from going off them so severe!
I was determined to get off the drug, and was blessed to come across a supplement at the health food store that took away my drug trippy Klonopin withdrawal symptoms in less than an hour. (GABA was the supplement, by the way, and I used it for about a year until my body adjusted to being off the drug.)
I was never able to go off the last drug Elavil without experiencing severe insomnia until a while later. In 2005 I was introduced to therapeutic-grade essential oils from Young Living and with two of the oils (Peace & Calming and valerian), through time my severe insomnia resolved completely! After about a year and a half I didn’t need anything to help me sleep! Not only did the essential oils help me get to sleep, but the more I used them the less I eventually needed them.
During the time I suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I also went on the thyroid medication Synthroid. Within a couple of days on Synthroid I had about twice as much energy as before. I felt great! So great, in fact, that I was able to go to Russia for a two-month study abroad program because of it. While I was in Russia, however, I kept needing more Synthroid just to function. About a week and a half before I was to return to the states, I was down to just one pill. Thankfully at the last minute I met a Russian doctor who was able to tell me where to get the drug and I was able to finish out my time in Russia with no problem.
Just as with the medications I was on for sleep, when I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils in 2005 I also found natural solutions for my thyroid issue (I used Thyromin) and was able to get off the Synthroid. I actually got even better results with the oils and supplement from Young Living than with the drug, and I have been drug-free since that time!
In the ensuing years as I have become interested in preparedness, I became increasingly grateful that I was no longer dependent on drugs or medications of any kind. It was clear to me that had any sort of serious disaster or economic collapse occurred when I was dependent on those medications, I would have been rendered completely non-functional and extremely vulnerable.
Many people today are on medications that if they were to suddenly discontinue, not only would it be an inconvenience, not only would they be disabled, but they could even die. Finding viable alternatives to the medications we rely on, and beginning to use them now, is essential for our preparedness.
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This ebook is for informational purposes only. It should not be taken as medical advice or used in lieu of medical treatment. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician, if one is available.
Julie Behling-Hovdal is a reflexologist/holistic healer and founder of Essential Survival where she teaches people how to prepare for the #1 cause of death in the event of an economic collapse — lack of access to medicines. In 2005 Julie was able to get off 4 prescription drugs and heal from a 6-year stint of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia with products from Young Living Essential Oils. Get a free copy of her report “Fast Track Survival Medicines” at http://essentialsurvival.org/fast-track-survival-medicines/.
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