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.