My Doctor told me, after a blood test several years ago, that my cholesterol was high and I needed to take tablets to control it.

That night, after just one tablet, I sat up in agony, genuinely feeling that I was going to die as I felt so ill!

The next morning, I went to see him again and told him that I would never take another of those pills.

He told me that there were lots of different brands and that we could try another one. But I refused. Instead, he gave me a referral and I went to the gym.

After some research, I discovered that almost everyone I knew was on permanent medication , taking cholesterol tablets, plus various other pills.

My Mother regularly has a vanload of pills and potions delivered to her home. She doesn’t even know what half of them are for!

pillsWhen my neighbour was called in for a routine blood test I told her that she would be told that her cholesterol was high.

‘Don’t be silly,’ she replied, ‘I’m a size six and a vegetarian.’ She also exercised and walked a lot.

Sure enough, she told me that she’d been informed that her cholesterol was high. She refused the medication, and now her cholesterol is normal again. It’s righted itself.

If I hadn’t have warned her, she would have obediently taken the tablets.

My husband was told that his cholesterol was high. He took a couple of pills, and came home early for work, saying that he thought he was having a heart attack!

pills4I ran him to the hospital and, after tests, they told him his heart was OK. Yes, the tablets had triggered off the symptoms.

A couple of weeks ago, I visited my Doctor for something and he said it was time to check my blood pressure and have a blood test. He’s a good Doctor, easy to talk to and very thorough.

My blood pressure was normal, and so was my cholesterol level.

But if I’d started taking the medication, it would never be normal and I’d be on the medication for life.

I have to take a low-dose blood pressure tablet every day. I’ve tried to stop several times, and my blood pressure rises again.

pills2I asked him once why they never cure anything any more; they just control it.

Another friend had a bad year. He lost his mother and his business.

Suffering with depression, he went to the Doctor who prescribed anti-depressants, then informed him after a while that he’d be on them forever, even though his life is sorted out now. He’d been given no choice.

My friend was a Medical Sales Rep. He took Doctors out for lunch and persuaded them to prescribe his Company’s products.

Doctors get a commission for the things they prescribe.

My friend called himself a Drugs Dealer. He had a large detached house with his own plane and runway at the bottom of the garden.

There are some well-known cases of Pharmaceutical Whistle-Blowers being persecuted, and even possibly murdered.

It seems that these big Companies aren’t interested in anything except making  big money by getting us all addicted to the medication that’s meant to cure us.

About 10 years ago, I was working temporarily at an outdoor centre. Schools would often stay there for several days so the children could take part in the activities, including rock climbing, skiing, etc.

One evening one of the teachers collected a carrier bag that she’d left in the dining-room. She told me it was full of all the children’s medication!

Children on medication?  Why?

When I was a child, the only children I knew on medication were the odd asthma sufferer, who had an inhaler.

So what’s going on? Why do young, healthy children need to be pumped full of chemicals? It sounds very wrong to me!

Do you ever read the list of side-effects that these drugs can cause? Some of them are seriously dangerous. It’s very scary. We sometimes need to take more drugs to cure the side-effects! I usually prefer to have whatever was wrong with me in the first place!

When we buy a car, Insurance, etc we have to wade through a long list of rules & regs which are read out to us, but we’re never made aware of the drugs’ side-effects. We have to find out for ourselves – after they’ve been prescribed!

Mother Nature is very clever and well-balanced. There is often a natural cure for everything.

I seriously believe that there are cures for many diseases like cancer, but the Pharmaceutical Companies make a lot more money from just controlling them. And the more people who are on medication for life, the happier they are!

Does that sound stupid? Well, don’t just take my word for it; do your own research!

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.