What do you think of when you think of dangerous drugs?

No it is not heroin or cocaine….

Pain medications and adverse drug reactions have been identified as the 4th leading cause of death – in the US.

These are considered to be the 5 most dangerous pain medications…6631075513_0d89f8db03_b

1)  Cox 2 Inhibitors:  Celebrex, celecoxib

  • triples your risk of heart attack
  • 400mg doses increases your risk of dying from heart attack or stroke – 250%

2) NSAIDs:  Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Naproxen

  • the odds of dying from taking a NSAID after two months is 1 in 1200
  • more than 16,000 people die each year from NSAIDs
  • highly associated with gut ulcers and gut bleeding – which can cause death

3) Opiate based meds:  Vicodin, Lorcet, Norco, Percocet, Percodan, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone

  • more than 16,000 people die annually in the US from drug overdoses – most are caused by opiates

4) Acetaminophen:  Tylenol, Acetaminophen

  • more than 56,000 people go to ER annually, in the US, due to acetaminophen overdoeses
  • leading cause of acute liver failure

5) Salicylates:  Aspirin, Acetylsalicylate

  • higher doses, even coated ones, can double your likelihood of gut ulcers and bleeding
  • 90-95% of those diagnosed with Reye’s Syndrome – were taking aspirin

So what do you do if you are in pain; have had surgery; have inflammatory disorders….?

In addition to taking the Omega 3 anti-inflammatories, these options are presented in alphabetical order..

1) Boswellia Extract

  • used to reduce pain and inflammation
  • supports healthy blood circulation

2) Bromelain

  • this pinapple enzyme containes several types of proteolytic enzymes
  • reduces pain and swelling
  • also good digestive enzymes

3) Citrus Bioflavanoids

  • contain important bioflavanoids that acts as important anti-oxidants
  • inhibit collagenase and elastase which breakdown connective tissue

4) Devil’s Claw

  • reduce pain and inflammation
  • effective in treating arthritis
  • effective COX 2 inhibitors without the side effects

5) Ginger root

  • reduces pain, nausea, inflammation
  • reduces prostaglandins – inflammatories

6) Mohave Yucca (root)

  • great for migraine relief
  • decreases blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides
  • improved blood circulation
  • treating various skin conditions

7) Papain

  • attacks tumor cells and boosts the immune system
  • also contains proteolytic enzymes
  • useful with diabetes, herpes, cancer, indigestion, bloating

8) Proteolytic Enzymes:

  • fight inflammation;
  • dissolve scar tissue
  • cleanse and thin the blood

9)  In addition you can increase levels of glutathione in two ways:

a) by turning on the genes that make glutathione – the Master Anti-oxidant; huge anti-inflammatory, chelator, regulator, etc etc (and your body’s natural anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and anti-fibrosis) click here for more info

b) providing the cells with the nutrients they need to make glutathione (click her fore more info)

For more information, contact: Dr Holly at holly@choicesunlimited.ca

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