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.
The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry recently published that older adults with poor sleep habits have an altered immune system response to stress that may increase their risk for mental and physical health problems. Stress leads to significantly larger increases in a marker of inflammation in poor sleepers compared to good sleepers; a marker associated with poor health outcomes and death.
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.
A new study says the drugs many take for acid reflux and excess stomach acid may be worse for you than the disease itself. In fact, stomach acid drugs have now been linked to an early death. The study, published in a recent edition of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, concludes that stomach acid plays a crucial role in stopping infections in the body.
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)
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It starts with Curcumin A recent UCLA research review discusses the protective factors of curcumin (an extract of turmeric root), one of the main ingredients of curry powder, against Alzheimer’s disease. Substantial evidence suggests that it may inhibit destructive plaque accumulation in the brain, as well as break up existing plaques.