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If drugs are harmful enough to stop when you're pregnant, what makes them less harmful when you're not?

How to cure the common cold:

"Without medicine it takes 7 days, with medicine it takes a week."
You've heard this classic punch-line about fighting the common cold, and there is truth in this statement.
When a child in America starts sniffling or sneezing, the first line of defense that most parents use is…
a jog to their medicine cabinet.

In 2004, over 3 million prescriptions for five drugs were prescribed to children without adequate studies being conducted on their safety and effectiveness. (Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen's Health Research

The Food and Drug Administration was recently quoted as saying that the side effects of many cold medicines
are not usually serious, but that severe and deadly side-effects are not only possible, but are becoming more common everyday.

Prescription drug errors double a person's risk of dying in the hospital and cost an estimated $2 billion a year.
(Tim Friend, USA Today)

During a five year period in the late 1980's, more than 650,000 children had been reported as severely "ill" as
a direct result of taking over the counter drugs, so says the Center for Poison Control.

The most common drug given to sick children - antibiotics - is actually a suppressor to the immune system!
The Journal of American Medical Association found that Amoxicillin is not effective ... and ... concluded that
children who took the drug for chronic ear infections were 2-6 times more likely to have a recurrence of fluid


Dr. Ron Pero, former head of the New York Preventative Medicine Institute and Environmental Health at NYU did a study that showed that "chiropractic patients have an immune system that is 200% stronger" than people who do not receive chiropractic care.

There is a very good possibility that your children will suffer from the same
symptoms you, as an adult suffer from.

It was recently reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association
that the medical profession accidentally kills someone every 7 minutes, making
them the 3rd leading cause of preventable death in this

Much of the sickness and colds children "catch" can be dramatically reduced by naturally boosting their immune system. Children that have received chiropractic adjustments often become far less prone to sickness - and there
is a very good reason for this.

200 pediatricians and 200 chiropractors surveyed to determine differences
found in the health status of their respective children raised under the different health care models.

The 'chiropractic' children showed a 69% otitis media free response, while the 'medical' children only had a 20% otitis media free response.

van Breda WM; van Breda JM. A comparative study of the health status of children
raised under the health care models of chiropractic and allopathic medicine. J Chiro
Res 1989; 5:101-3 / Mantis ID: 10048

Chiropractic care is the science of removing blockages or misalignments in the
spine (called subluxations) so that proper communication from the brain to
the body can take place.


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