It may sound like we’re beating a dead horse, but we have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of prescription and over the counter pain medications for years. Amazingly, these medications cost insurers millions of dollar per year – with terrible results!
When a reputable school of medicine is validating what many of us already know – that Americans are over-prescribed and over-charged for unnecessary medical tests and prescriptions drugs – it’s a big deal.
Did You Know Sleeping pill sales increased by 23% from 2006-2010 and generated about $2 billion in annual sales. Sleeping pills (including Ambien and Restoril) are linked to a 4.6 times higher risk of death and a significant increase in cancer. Among patients who were prescribed just 1-18 sleeping pills per year, the risk of death was 3.6 times higher. Rates of new cancers were 35% higher among patients who were prescribed at least 132 doses a year, compared with those who did not receive prescriptions.
Many studies indicate that 500-1000 mg of d-limonene a day for 20 days assists the body in reducing the symptoms of GERD and heartburn. Our NoGERD consists of 300 mg of d-limonene per capsule and also adds 50 mg of Licorice Root Extract which emerging science suggests is beneficial for GERD and heartburn as well.
Antidepressants are medications meant to act on the chemistry of the brain to relieve symptoms of depression. Along with talk therapy, antidepressants can be wonderful in helping those suffering from depression live a more normal life. However, there are often side effects from the antidepressants. According to WebMD.com, side effects can range from nausea to sexual dysfunction among others. More medications are prescribed to deal with the side effects, and even those can cause side effects, or the original medication gets changed and adjusted and the cycle starts all over again. There also is the problem with serious interactions with other drugs you may be taking. For a more complete list, visit www.drugwatch.com. Some antidepressants (such as Paxil) have even been linked to birth defects when taken by women who are pregnant. Responsible physicians will not prescribe antidepressants that have been linked to birth defects to their patients who are pregnant (Read More)
As the holidays approach, many experience rising levels of stress and anxiety. It’s reported that 77% of Americans suffer physical symptoms of stress. The pressure of entertaining guests, traveling, maintaining relationships and performing well at work can all contribute to your stress-overload. Millions of Americans seek professional help and are encouraged to take prescription medications to find a solution. While these medications may be necessary for some, the side effects can often outweigh the benefits. In the infographic below are three products that naturally assist the body in combating stress without the side effects of prescription drugs! Stress Eze, one of our best-selling formulas, is an all natural and non-addictive formula designed to calm you down. This formula contains St. John’s Wort, which has been numerously reported to be as effective as some of the most frequently prescribed antidepressants, without the side-effects. L-Tyrosine, which is also found in our Stress (Read More)
According to the latest data collected by the National Center for Health statistics, poisoning, primarily by prescription drugs, has now surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2008, 41,000 Americans died from poisoning, compared to 38,000 lethal car accidents. The data, which can be found on the CDC’s web site, shows that:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults suffer from lack of sleep, routinely getting less than seven hours a night. This tossing and turning effects your cognitive function, immunity health, memory and weight. Research indicates that the harder we try to sleep, the more difficult it becomes. Because of that, a rising number of Americans are resorting to prescription sleep aids – which are linked to a 4.6 times higher risk of death and a significant increase in cancer. Among patients who were prescribed just 1-18 sleeping pills per year, the risk of death was 3.6 times higher. Rates of new cancers were 35% higher among patients who were prescribed at least 132 doses a year, compared with those who did not receive prescriptions. Source: BMJ Open, March 2012 With today’s “go go” mentality, it’s difficult to avoid caffeinated beverages to keep us going, (Read More)
Inflammation is the most common cause of pain. Relieve inflammation and you relieve pain. Inflammation is caused by the release of PGE1 prostaglandin and is sustained by an enzyme called cyclooxygenase 2 (COX2). It is interesting that cancer cells are surrounded by an abnormally heavy concentration of COX2 enzymes. If one could inhibit COX2 enzymes, they could control inflammation and possibly cancer. (This is substantiated by evidence of less cancers among chronic aspirin users). Many years ago drug companies found that aspirin inhibited COX2 but at the same time inhibited COX2 which is a protective prostaglandin for the lining of the digestive tract and blood vessels. Without adequate COX2 you can have ulcers and leaking of the blood vessels. So, for temporary use, aspirin is fine but extended use causes serious side effects. Then came the “miracle” of the COX2 inhibitors – Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex and others in the market. (Read More)
Can a breakthrough all-natural nutritional formula bring you your youthful vigor and vitality? Impotence is a greater problem than ever before. This is partially due to the many drugs we take that cause this condition. The new and improved Man Alive assists with these issues very effectively. When you were in your 20’s and 30’s there were lots of things we took for granted. How much better was your sex life at that time? How much more enjoyable was it for you without the stress of not being able to perform? If you are like most men, you would probably say that your sex life was much more satisfying and fun. In creating the new and improved Man Alive Formula, we researched hundreds of different ingredients and other male enhancement formulas in an attempt to figure out something that would work. What we found was disturbing. Most male enhancement natural (Read More)