THE HEADLINES EVERYWHERE READ: "Michael Jackson's fatal cardiac arrest: The result of psychiatric drugs and painkillers?"
In a May 2009 study (which was largely ignored by the mainstream US media) Jussi Honkola MD, at the University of Oulu in Finland, concluded that people who suffered fatal cardiac arrest were more likely to have taken antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs than those who survived.
"Our study shows that medications may negatively impact a person's chance of surviving an acute coronary event such as a heart attack," Dr. Honkola warns. "With more people taking medications such as painkillers and antidepressants, the public needs to understand the potential risks and serious consequences."
Mr. Jackson's battle with (legal) psychiatric drugs has been well documented. In court papers filed in Jackson's Santa Maria county case, Neverland security guard Chris Carter testified that Jackson was "taking ten plus Xanax pills a night."
Additionally, Jackson had been receiving daily injections of Demerol, a narcotic painkiller.
In high enough doses, Demerol can slow respiration almost to the point of suffocation, which can lead to sudden death by depriving the heart of oxygen, according to Dr. Douglas Zipes, a Cardiologist at Indiana University and past president of the American College of Cardiology. Demerol can also cause a sudden stoppage of the heart in patients who are dehydrated. The drug causes blood vessels to dilate, or expand, and dehydration would impede this stretching, leading to a dangerous drop in blood pressure and blackout, which can cause sudden death.
Interestingly, an AP release came out just days after his death, from the FDA related to eliminating certain painkillers from the market.
Between an over utilization of surgery that ruined much of his life, the medications that he was addicted to, mind altering drugs that were impacting his decision making, and the combination of these drugs that finally ended his life, Michael represents the worst of what medicine does to people. I am certainly not defending the poor guy, as I don't know anything about him, but at best - he never stood a chance.
It is unknown how Farrah Fawcett took care of herself. Being in Hollywood, it is unlikely she escaped without some overexposure to bad lifestyle and medicine. Certainly most of the people around her had severe issues. Given that she had colon cancer; chances are she was not living a Chiropractic lifestyle.
Multiply these celebrities by millions and you have the state of the nation - and quickly becoming the world. Can you imagine what it would have been like if these stars had been regular patients in a principled Chiropractor's office? They would be traveling the world at the top of their game right now, instead of passed on while millions mourn.
Our goal is to introduce a way people view and receive health care. We do this through 5 Essential components of health and wellness. Had Michael and Farrah been educated on the principle of supporting health and function as a way to look and feel your best rather than interfering with drugs and surgery, their whole life stories may have turned out differently. Certainly, with much happier endings.
--from Maximized Living
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