I scrolling through the day’s news when this article came up: it’s about how the drug Ambien, which has been approved for 20 years, has now had the recommended dose for women cut in half due to it recently being discovered that it works differently in women.
Too often, we get caught up with the idea that if something has gone through an approval process, it’s safe. That’s not the case. And too often, things are considered safe until they are proven toxic (think BPA). Even when there is a government process for inspections for things like meat safety, they are stretched so thin that there is no way even a tiny percentage of your food to be inspected.
Eat healthy, and you’ll have to take less (or no!) medication. Know where your food comes from. Buy from your local farmer’s market, and get to know your vendors. Err on the side of caution. Only take medication if you absolutely have to, and only for the shortest length of time needed. Read food labels. This is your body, and you only get one of them.