Pharmacist and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs discussed the dangers of prescription drugs and what we can do to avoid becoming another tragic statistic. According to Fuchs, there are "millions of adverse reactions, serious ones, every year" due to prescription medications, including paralysis, organ damage, and death. Despite the shocking number of injurious effects of these medications, he lamented, "we have them branded on television as if they were selling Happy Meals." To that end, Fuchs decried such advertising of prescription drugs because it causes the public to lose perspective on the powerful nature of the medications they see nonchalantly promoted in television commercials.
He argued that "the human body is a healing system" and relying on pharmaceutical medications to cure illnesses ignores this critical aspect of improving overall health. As such, Fuchs advocated using foods, nutritional supplements, and emotional as well as mental strategies to better treat diseases. "I think of anything that we can apply to restore the body back to its God-given state of balance as medicine," he declared. Ultimately, Fuchs advised that people should learn to be more attuned to their own bodies so that they can better understand the messages being conveyed and then become proactive in finding natural solutions to improve their wellness without using harmful drugs.