Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL180224A
00:01 Allergic reactions may cause blisters, acne,
00:05 hives, and rash.
00:06 Also, other side effects include constipation,
00:10 congestive heart failure,
00:12 dry cough, heart disease, stroke, diabetes,
00:17 swelling of the hands, the fingers, the throat,
00:21 and you're also lymphedema, certain types of cancers,
00:25 suicidal thoughts, and also may cause death.
00:29 If you think this drug is right for you,
00:31 contact your doctor.
00:33 Well, today's program is entitled "Drugs Dark Side."
00:37 We'll be right back.
01:00 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living.
01:02 And I'm your co-host, Curtis Eakins.
01:05 And of course, I have another host as well
01:08 and your name is...
01:10 Paula Eakins.
01:11 I'm his wife.
01:14 Did they hear you, Paula?
01:16 I know they did. Oh, they did.
01:17 Okay, just checking, all right.
01:19 Okay, now, first of all.
01:20 First of all...
01:21 I want to talk about
01:23 what you just did on that opening?
01:24 Oh, the opening. Yeah.
01:26 I mean, you called a lot of stuff out.
01:27 I could have couple on going,
01:29 but this was only about 30 minutes.
01:31 I understand that.
01:33 So there are so many drugs out there.
01:38 And my question is why are there so many drugs?
01:42 Well, honey, now, of course...
01:44 Now, first of all, we need to understand,
01:47 there's only two countries on planet Earth
01:51 that advertise direct drug to consumers,
01:55 two countries, United States and New Zealand.
02:00 All other countries don't do this.
02:02 So we along with New Zealand is the only two countries
02:05 that have drug commercials
02:07 advertise directly to consumers, all right.
02:12 And so, it's big money.
02:14 I mean, we're talking about $5 billion last year,
02:18 and it has doubled from four years ago.
02:22 So it's actually increasing in increasing rate
02:24 these drug commercials and evidently is working
02:27 because it's making a lot of money
02:31 for the pharmaceutical companies.
02:33 Well, yeah, it seems like when you're watching a program
02:36 now that almost every single commercial has a drug on it.
02:40 So I guess the question is who exactly are they targeting?
02:45 Well, now they're targeting
02:48 more or less to 65 years and over
02:52 because that age group,
02:54 they're still watching television.
02:56 The other age group, watch computers and laptops,
02:59 and whatever, so it's a 65 and over.
03:02 And quite frankly,
03:04 you can't blame them because as we age,
03:06 we also increase our drug medication as well.
03:10 So about 70% of people in United States
03:13 take at least one medication, and a lot takes two or three.
03:18 I remember, I worked at the Huntsville hospital
03:20 many years ago in the area of digestion.
03:23 And they will come in,
03:25 they will either call and ask me
03:26 or guess to ask me endoscopy.
03:29 And so I was assigned to write down on their chart,
03:33 the list of medications
03:35 that people are taking on a routine basis.
03:37 I remember, one person came, honey, one morning,
03:40 the lady said, she had a grocery bag,
03:43 she put it on the desk, she say,
03:45 "Here, you take them out, and you go through them
03:47 because it's too many for me to,
03:49 you know, list and everything."
03:51 So she had a big bag of drugs.
03:54 I see. Medication.
03:56 And so a lot of people are taking medication
03:57 as we get older.
03:59 And so in the top five, depending on your list,
04:03 top five is going to be synthroid
04:06 for your thyroid,
04:08 that's going to be on the top five
04:09 depending on your list.
04:10 You're going to have some type of medications
04:13 for blood pressure,
04:14 such as an ACE inhibitor, lisinopril,
04:18 okay, that's going to be in the top five.
04:20 You're going to have some type of stun drug,
04:24 such as crestor or lipitor,
04:28 that's going to be in the top five.
04:30 You're going to have maybe some medication for pain,
04:34 vicodin, that's going to be in the top five
04:36 somewhere in there.
04:37 And then various different lists,
04:39 but you're going to have maybe one for asthma,
04:43 then you have one probably for amoxicillin,
04:48 and then also neuciti you have up there as well
04:50 in that top five category depend on the list,
04:54 metformin for diabetes.
04:57 And all of those drugs, honey, have baleful side effects
05:01 and this is the dark side
05:04 of drug medication.
05:07 Okay, now, when you're talking about the side effects,
05:09 I mean, you started off with a lot of different ones.
05:12 I think the most amazing thing
05:13 that I've found and we have found
05:15 when we have clients that come to us
05:16 is the amount of drugs they bring when they come over.
05:18 That's true.
05:19 And the side effects
05:21 are not necessarily for the drug itself,
05:24 it winds up being another set of side effects
05:27 that come from it.
05:29 Yeah, yeah, that's true, honey.
05:30 Yeah because normally, let's say for instance,
05:33 and just a matter of record, let's say, you have diabetes.
05:38 Okay. All right?
05:40 So the first line of drug therapy,
05:43 of course, is metformin.
05:46 But by taking metformin, it also is a definite leap
05:50 because it deplenish vitamin B12.
05:54 We need B-12 for cognition.
05:57 And so therefore with metformin,
05:59 there's a direct link to also, hold on to your seat, folks,
06:04 dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
06:07 Okay now.
06:08 Taking metformin deplenish B12.
06:11 So there's a lot of research on that as well.
06:14 And so therefore, a lot of people there,
06:16 all sort of disease has really increased,
06:18 a lot may be due to metformin
06:21 for those who are taking that drug for their diabetes.
06:24 So that's another dark side of drugs.
06:27 So you're taking other drugs for the side effects
06:29 of the first drug that you took,
06:31 so the list goes longer and longer and longer,
06:35 the dark side of medication of drugs.
06:40 I know that on some of these drugs,
06:42 they also have a warning in black...
06:46 Yes. Or red.
06:49 Well, just black.
06:52 Somehow, it looks like...
06:56 Even though what's on there...
06:59 People are still taking them.
07:00 That's true. Yeah, that's true. Okay.
07:02 So the warning is there.
07:05 And the people still take them,
07:07 and other things are going to happen.
07:09 Okay, yes. Yes.
07:10 Now let me...
07:11 I think we have a graphic.
07:13 Let me say this, now in order for a drug to have a black box,
07:16 one is called a black box warning.
07:18 It's actually a warning in a black box.
07:21 Hence, black box warning.
07:23 Now for FDA to have any drug to have a black box warning,
07:26 it must have a tremendous amount of death
07:30 associated with some severe adverse reactions
07:34 to that drug
07:35 to have a black box warning, all right?
07:39 And several drugs have that.
07:41 But more drugs should have a black box warning
07:46 that they do not have right now.
07:48 So I want to go to our first graph
07:49 because this is going to be a profound statement
07:52 as far as that black box warning is concerned.
07:54 So let's go to the screen at this time, all right?
07:57 So I want to read this and let's say it's here.
08:02 "We found that this black box warning
08:06 was based on very low quality evidence
08:10 with a high rate of bias in addition to inconsistency."
08:16 Journal of clinical epidemiology, 2015.
08:19 So what it's saying is that a lot of drugs
08:23 may need this black box warning,
08:25 but it's bias, so therefore, a lot of drugs don't have it
08:28 but should have it on there.
08:30 And there's a lot of reference
08:32 as far as drugs not having this black box warning
08:35 and people don't even know it.
08:37 Now of course, the thing about the side effects, honey,
08:41 they're really legally by law
08:45 to disclose the side effects of the medication.
08:49 So you hear the medication, the drug itself,
08:52 then the last part of that is the side effects.
08:56 What they do to minimize that,
08:59 you see, there is a voice change.
09:02 So there's a nice voice talk about the benefits of the drug,
09:07 a pleasant voice, people smiling, etcetera,
09:11 but then when they list a side effects,
09:13 there is a voice change, monotone voice,
09:17 and they read faster of all the side effects.
09:21 So therefore, you might miss the side effects listed
09:26 that they talk about it in a commercial.
09:30 I just remember...
09:31 I remember when I was going through my cancer experience.
09:35 That's right.
09:36 And of course, at the time of this taping,
09:39 I'm a 12-year survivor.
09:41 And you're looking good too.
09:42 But I remember
09:44 when the oncologist began talking to me
09:47 about what I need to do,
09:51 50-50 percent chance of survival
09:53 and the recommendation, chemo radiation,
09:57 three to five years hormone treatment.
09:59 I asked this question,
10:01 "Tell me, what could be the possible side effects
10:05 if I take the chemo cocktail that you're asking me to take?"
10:10 And the comment was congestive heart failure, vomiting,
10:15 but we have something to stop that.
10:17 Lethargic, you'll be in a bed a little while.
10:20 You might wind up with breakage of...
10:24 Yes, the hip, the wrists.
10:29 I said to myself
10:31 and then I said to my oncologist,
10:33 "How does that sound to you?"
10:37 Because I'm not feeling that,
10:38 I'm not feeling neither one of those things,
10:41 and I'm not with my family
10:42 under having to keep me day in and day out.
10:45 So, you know what, I'm going to go to the cross
10:47 and talk to the father about this,
10:49 but I'm definitely not going to be taking this cocktail.
10:53 Okay, I'm not taking this cocktail.
10:55 Okay. Yeah. I know.
10:56 And on our oncologist's report,
11:00 he has on your report on your chart, non-compliant.
11:04 Yeah, but I love him still.
11:06 Yeah, can we love him still?
11:07 Yeah. I have to go.
11:09 So remember, he had assistant come in with him
11:11 and he pointed you
11:13 talking about his assistant, pointed you say,
11:15 "You see this lady over here, so do you think I tell her."
11:18 I do go to the appointments however.
11:20 But you do.
11:21 Yeah, you go to appointments, but not to medication.
11:24 But all I can say is God is awesome, okay.
11:27 Because here's the thing, folks,
11:29 we're not totally against drugs.
11:32 Case in point if by chance we're driving in our van,
11:36 going down, I-65, whatever,
11:39 and we get hit by a two wheeler,
11:41 hit our van, we roll over three times,
11:45 window broken, glass and cut and bruises,
11:47 and bleeding, in excruciating pain.
11:51 If you just happen to be driving by,
11:54 do not make me any herbal teas,
11:57 you know, take me to the hospital,
11:59 get on your cell phone, dial 911.
12:01 If I have to have surgery,
12:03 I want the best drugs that hospital has to offer.
12:07 I don't want a local, I don't want a expound,
12:09 I want complete anesthesia,
12:10 I want to be put out completely, all right?
12:12 I heard you.
12:13 But again with a lot of the medication,
12:16 sometimes, you know, drugs do have that dark side.
12:20 There's a powerful statement that there's one author said,
12:25 Christian author, Ellen White,
12:26 and this is going to be an eye-opener.
12:28 So let's go to screen,
12:29 let's see what she says about drug therapy, all right?
12:32 Let's go to the screen.
12:33 "Drugs given to cure
12:37 may reappear such as skin diseases,
12:42 ulcers, painful joints,
12:45 and the liver, heart,
12:48 and brain are frequently affected."
12:54 So that's that dark side
12:56 and she goes on to say
12:57 that side effects of drugs and drug therapy
13:02 and disease, they come from side effects of drugs
13:05 are the most stubborn,
13:07 the most incurable types of diseases.
13:11 So you have diseases due to poor lifestyle,
13:13 we got that.
13:15 Not drinking enough water, not exercising,
13:17 not eating properly, we get disease from that.
13:21 But disease, we get from the side effects
13:23 of taking other drugs,
13:25 those diseases are more stubborn
13:29 and most incurable, those diseases.
13:33 Remember what I said,
13:35 I asked for, I asked the question.
13:37 That's what we tell people to do.
13:39 Yes, you did.
13:40 I asked the question,
13:42 "What could be the possible side effects of the chemo?
13:45 Oh, yeah. I remember that.
13:46 Okay, so my thing is that I always say,
13:49 "That's what people don't ask."
13:50 Sometimes, the doctor tells them something,
13:52 gives them the prescription, and they walk away with it.
13:54 And then of course, we've got to come back
13:56 to all the things that happened as a result of that.
13:58 So my thing is ask the question.
14:01 Ask the question and hear what they have to say.
14:03 And they'll say it, they'll tell you exactly,
14:05 you know, the possibility is.
14:08 I said to myself the possibility
14:09 is I could see me now
14:11 going through every single one of those things, okay?
14:14 And they really don't disclose everything,
14:15 like they said before, and that's why
14:18 there are so many lawsuits on medication right now.
14:22 $13 billion of criminal civil lawsuits
14:27 on the top five pharmaceutical companies,
14:30 13 billion, right now.
14:31 I realize that they did not disclose all the information
14:35 that they were aware of to general population.
14:39 What about the Bible?
14:41 Does the Bible say anything about drugs?
14:43 Well, it really does,
14:45 and we're going to probably read
14:46 just a few texts of scripture.
14:49 The Bible, it does not use the word drug in the Bible.
14:53 The word drug is not found there.
14:55 But there are two words in the New Testament
14:58 that points to where we get the word
15:02 pharmacy, pharmaceutical, and pharmacists.
15:06 Now this may be eye-opener. Okay.
15:09 But so just hold on to your seat.
15:11 The first text is Galatians 5, and I'll start with verse 19.
15:16 Let's go with verse 20.
15:18 Galatians 5:20, it says here,
15:21 "The works of the flesh which are manifest,
15:23 which are these, adultery, fornication,
15:25 uncleanness, lasciviousness," verse 20, "idolatry..."
15:28 Then next word is witchcraft.
15:31 Witchcraft in original Greek is pharmakeia
15:36 in which we get the word
15:38 pharmaceutical, pharmacy and...
15:44 Yeah, well, pharmaceutical and pharmacy, all right?
15:46 Witchcraft, all right? Yes.
15:47 Then we have another text
15:49 in Revelation 18:23,
15:55 I guess.
15:57 Yeah, verse 23.
15:58 Revelation 18:23, excuse me.
16:01 It says here,
16:03 "For thy merchants were great men of the earth,
16:05 for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived."
16:09 So this is kind of the end of verse 23.
16:12 Yeah, by thy sorceries...
16:14 Yeah. Okay.
16:15 And the word witchcraft, we get the word sorcery,
16:17 lot of respect.
16:18 So it's not saying that if you take medication
16:21 that you're practicing witchcraft,
16:23 we're not saying that.
16:24 But the underlying objective of witchcraft was sorcery
16:30 is to deceive.
16:33 People think that when we take medication,
16:36 it cures.
16:38 Drugs do not cure,
16:40 they just change the location of the disease
16:43 to a new location,
16:45 may manifest itself years later,
16:47 we think we're healed.
16:48 No, it's a deception,
16:50 that's where we get the word pharmacy
16:53 from witchcraft and sorcery,
16:54 that's the root word in original Greek.
16:56 So therefore drugs' dark side and if you stay with us,
17:00 we're going to give you some healing properties,
17:04 Helios is coming your way.
17:06 I think we're going to the kitchen right now, honey.
17:08 We're going to go in the kitchen.
17:09 And especially after all that information
17:11 about the negativity about what's going on up there,
17:14 we're going to make this Parmesan,
17:16 green onion skillet corn bread.
17:18 Oh, yeah.
17:20 So get your paper and your pencil
17:21 and meet us in the kitchen.