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Drug Muggers That Rob Your Health

Saturday, February 12, 2011

This has been condensed from an e-mailed UK health newletter (Rachael Linkie, Health Sciences Institute). It is by no means a complete list --

"...most drugs rob your body of vital, health-protecting nutrients."
"For example, Ibuprofen and aspirin are both drug muggers for folic acid. When you run low on folic acid, you raise bad homocysteine, and reduce ‘happy’ brain chemicals, increasing your risk for cancer, depression and heart disease."
"Laxatives and antacids are drug muggers for calcium - run low on that and you can develop muscle cramps and brittle bones."
"Most blood pressure pills are drug muggers for magnesium. Run low on this mineral and you’re letting yourself in for muscle pain/tenderness, asthma, depression, heart disease and...high blood pressure, too!"
"But the biggest drug mugger of them all ... are the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins."
"Chances are that if you’re over 45, you’re doctor will advise, cajole, even bully you to start taking statins as a ‘just-in-case’ precaution....even if you don’t have high cholesterol."
"Statins are big business, and your doctor gets financially rewarded the more prescriptions for statins he writes."
"But what he won’t tell you is that these drugs will rob your body of CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10). ... CoQ10 is the vital heart nutrient produced naturally by your body that prevents heart attacks and strokes by stopping inflammation in your arteries, lowering blood pressure and rejuvenating heart cells. ... More than a 1000 published scientific papers in the last 50 years prove that CoQ10 ... prevents heart attacks and strokes by stopping cholesterol blocking arteries…"

Does anyone want to add to the list?
These aren't the only drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) that turn out to be counter-productive.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 2/12/2011 8:05PM

    Great blog! My husband was on Simvastatin for cholesterol for several years. Once I did more research and found out that some of the problems he was having were side-effects he quit taking it. Those problems cleared up after a few weeks of quitting. Of course, his doctor wasn't happy that he took himself off it, but his last blood work had the best cholesterol numbers he's had in a while!

Thanks for sharing!

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/12/2011 1:51PM

    I stay farrrrrrrrr away from drugs. I almost left SP in the past due to all of the drug ads that appear on the site. Realizing that they need them to keep the site free, I just ignore them now. But I can't figure out how a health-oriented site can advertise over 30 (when I last counted the ads) drugs. I have just received my new supply of CoQ10 and take other supplements as well. I hope to always stay away from those dirty, rotten drugs. (smiling) Have a wonderful day.

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