This is from her facebook page:
I think in the context of what she's trying to expose, the quote is right-on.
I'm pretty sure she doesn't mean that if you absolutely need acute medical care, you shouldn't get it.
Like if you were to get hit by a car and were lying in the street in a puddle of your own blood, I doubt Dr. Tenpenny would stand over you and be all: "OH NOES DON'T GET THE EVVVILLLL DRUGS!!!!"
But many times they are given to people when they're not necessary; I seriously doubt anyone has a statin deficiency for example. ;-)
Lots of people are finding that they can normalize their cholesterol (ignoring the fact that the magic number was lowered some years back, possibly to increase the amount of people who could be diagnosed as having "high" cholesterol) and reduce or eliminate the amount of insulin they need by making dietary and lifestyle changes.
Yes. Lots o fpeople are. But guess what, lots of people aren't, too. Lots of people have health problems that aren't fixed by diet and exercise. Even picking on high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes, sometimes people NEED DRUGS to manage those conditions.
Even if people COULD control them by losing weight, eating better etc, if they aren't going to do those things they should what, just die?
But the problem is that most doctors don't start there. They go right to prescribing the meds.
Often you can tell which ones will: they have all the Big Pharma paraphernalia strewn about their offices: coffee mugs, pens, writing pads, etc. etc. pimping the drug du jour.
Am I lucky to have found a doctor who will prescribe a medication as a last resort? Is he that unusual?