The 5 Most Frequently Prescribed Medications Are?

What better way to demonstrate the ultimate power of dietary change then to point out the role nutrition plays in helping the vast majority of health concerns that often require medication to manage?

Many of my clients in a certain age demographic are largely motivated to change the way they eat because they want to avoid or minimize the use of prescription medication.

Please keep in mind that the goal of today’s article is NOT to detract in any way from the important role medications play in the management of various conditions, rather simply to help you appreciate that, in many instances, food has an equally important and likely underappreciated space to occupy.

Let’s take a look at the four health issues that are among the most frequent reasons why North Americans are prescribed medication.

Note as well that these are listed in no particular order and demographic considerations ( age, gender) do also dictate a good deal of variation such that these four medications may not necessarily be the most prescribed for EVERY demographic, but on the whole they are quite representative based on Statistics Canada data.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at……

The Conditions Which Are Most Likely To Lead To Prescribed Medications

And the role that food and lifestyle has to play in helping to fight back.

Acid Reflux

My Top 5 Ways To Fight Back Against Acid Reflux

Five Alternative Approaches To Reducing Acid Reflux

Elevated LDL Cholesterol

The Portfolio Diet Lowers Cholesterol – I Explain How

Depression & Anxiety

Diet & Depression – Can You Fight Back With Food?

The 3 Types Of Foods That Help Fight Anxiety

Elevated Blood Pressure

The Top 8 Foods That Will Lower Your Blood Pressure

The Top 10 Foods That Will Raise Your Blood Pressure


Supplements For Hypothyroidism – Do Any Work?

Final Thoughts

Today’s post was meant to be a quick little eye opener, but also to point to the fact that I’ve written extensively on these topics already, and for good reason!

In addition to the blogs outlined above, you can check  out  the published books I have on many of these issue via my Amazon Author page.

I also want you to know that if you are living with any of the conditions discussed in today’s post, that food really does have a meaningful role to play in the management of your condition.

Have you spoken to a dietitian yet to see what can be done?

I’m here to help.

Until next time,

Andy De Santis RD MPH


Hormonal Birth Control

Technically the #1 most prescribed drug in the 25-44 demographic for females, I’ve added at the end because it’s nature is slightly different than the other medications listed.

Can Hormonal Birth Control Affect Your Gut Health?