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THATSY
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1/18/08 5:31 P

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www.mercola.com

Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.

Eckhart Tolle


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THATSY
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1/18/08 5:25 P

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An interesting article about legal drugs:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/1/15/recreational-drugs-far-less-likely-to-kill-you-than-prescribed-drugs.aspx

It's bit intensive, but a great resource for information on natural health:

www.mercola.com

I personally avoid OTC's as much as possible.
I get rid of headaches and migraines with a magnesium supplement (works instantly) and lots of water.
I don't get cramps anymore since taking an Omega 3 supplement.
So I guess you could say I found what works for me.


Edited by: THATSY at: 1/18/2008 (17:30)
Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.

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1/18/08 4:26 P

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I don't think there is anything wrong with taking medication when you need it - OTC or prescription. Just make sure, especially with cough medicines, that you look at the ingredients to make sure it doesn't have sugar in it!

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JESSICARCHITECT
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1/17/08 10:31 P

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Oh yea, I def. believe that you can become dependent on excedrin..about 5 years ago I was taking up to 10 ibuprofens every day for my neck & back pain...I started just taking 2, or 4...then they werent doing ne thing so I would take 6, then 8...just kept going. Luckily I discovered that exercise totally helped and now i pretty much never take meds anymore..

...ive just never been a fan of the idea of pumping my body with any sort of medicine after that!

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1/17/08 10:07 P

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Personally OTC medicines are fine. I don't take OTC medicines everyday but I do take Midol once a month to get me through it. Advil or whatever for headaches, cramps, etc is fine, in my opinion.





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1/17/08 8:41 P

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i'm a big fan of http://www.boironusa.com/ products. they sell them at pretty much every sprouts i've ever been to.
i try to avoid taking excedrin every time i get a headache because i read an article about how you can create a type of dependancy. also, i believe that most headaches are caused by dehydration.
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That which does not kill you, only makes you stronger.
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"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." Zig Ziglar


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JESSICARCHITECT
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1/17/08 7:22 P

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Now, I have not read "the book" so this may be in there...I am just a huge fan of eating fresh, natural & clean foods :o) BUT..my question is...how do you guys feel about over-the-counter medicine (like aspirin, cough syrup, tums, etc..)??

I personally try to limit all medicine as much as possible...popping the occasional aspirin for headaches, cramps, etc..But how does that fit into eating clean? Are there other options or herbal remedies that you all use??

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