Facts About Prescription Meds
Taking prescription medications? These are the facts you need to know!
Something that keeps coming up in the literature I am reading lately has to do with prescription medications and just how dangerous they are. Now I’m not writing this to scare you… I’m writing this to let you know there are some things to consider regarding prescription meds. One of these considerations is the fact that there are often natural alternatives which can be tried first. Most prescription medications are chemically produced in a laboratory. When ingested by the body, they will produce a chemical change. This change has a desired effect, and it also has undesired side effects. One thing that is very rarely addressed is the fact that these meds will also deplete the body of many of its naturally occurring nutrients. An easy fix: take the supplements that will neutralize these potential health issues before they become a problem! One fact that you REALLY need you to know: there have been 0 deaths from vitamins or dietary supplements in the U.S. in any given year. Another fact: according to cancure.org, over 100,000 people die each year from prescription drug side effects in the U.S. That information is definitely disturbing, however I do know that some prescription drugs are necessary. Take a look at the list below to see what you or your loved ones can do to improve your overall health if taking these medications.
|Steroids||Calcium, Vit D, Magnesium, Zinc, Vit C, Vit B6 and B12, Folic Acid, Selenium, Chromium|
|Diuretics||Calcium, Magnesium, Vit B1 and B6, Vit C, Zinc, Co Q 10, Potassium, Sodium|
|Diabetic Meds||Hypertension Meds Co Q 10, Vit B6 and B1, Zinc, Co Q 10, Vit B12, Folic Acid|
|Antibiotics||B Vitamins, Vit K, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc|
|Birth Control||B Vitamins, Folic Acid, Vit C, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc|
That is a sampling of drug-induced nutrient depletion. In this case I say that knowledge is power… so hopefully with this knowledge you can be proactive and simply take action by supplementing with the necessary nutrients. Hope This Helps! Nancy Sacks, D.H.M.