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Old 12-15-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Went for a routine dentist visit the other day at a new dentist and one of the questions of course that is asked is of course "Are you on any medications?" I said no, and the dental hygenist looked like she was astounded. What gives? I get this all of the time, whenever I have to go for a physical, drug test for a new job, etc. How many people here do not chronically take any medications at all?
I take nothing and I'm 41.

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Thankfully, I am not and I am in the late 20s. I need more exercise and less junk food however to keep that going. I eat well and exercise, but not as much as I could. It is a blessing to have health, but the older I get the more I am realizing that I can't be lazy with my body.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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45 here and only take vitamins and supplements.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:41 PM
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Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Born in 53 and no meds for me.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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Despite pressure from doctors... I am not on any meds & have never consistently taken any, besides when I've been sick.
I do & have taken multi-vitamins & exercise daily.

While, I understand meds are sometimes needed, generally, I believe what Hippocrates said, "Natural forces within us are the true healers of dis-ease."
I also concur that genetics play a part in health, yet environmental influences, especially thoughts & related feelings & behavior significantly influence health.
Possible Metaphysical Causes of Illness & related Affirmations for Health...
http://www.vitalaffirmations.com/hea...icalcauses.htm
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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How many people here do not chronically take any medications at all?
I'm over 25 and I don't regularly take any prescription medications. I don't even like to take over the counter medications unless I really need them.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: NEK
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45 and nothing. I had a customer that was 72 and took 15 prescription pills daily and I was horrified! I guess if you will take them, the doctors will prescribe them!
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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My wife and I are 28 and we take no meds; Only if we're severly sick and that hasnt happened in years.

We eat healthy so maybe that's it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: PNW
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42, and no meds unless you count a daily vitamin.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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Went for a routine dentist visit the other day at a new dentist and one of the questions of course that is asked is of course "Are you on any medications?" I said no, and the dental hygenist looked like she was astounded. What gives? I get this all of the time, whenever I have to go for a physical, drug test for a new job, etc. How many people here do not chronically take any medications at all?

I do not take ANY medications regularly and I try to not take OTC for a neck or headache but maybe once every six weeks to two mos., sort of thing. I try the herbal pillow in the microwave to be heated, first.

I am in my mid-fifties.
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