In my office, I keep a list of prescription drugs that cause nutritional deficiencies so I can remind folks they need to increase their supplementation otherwise their health is going worsen over time.
Blood pressure is often caused by a magnesium deficiency. Blood pressure medications will deplete the body of magnesium even further. See the problem?
I was looking online for a more thorough list since there are so many new brands of drugs, and it took me a while to find a good, informative site.
Click here to use this site.
Here is another article with a number of examples.
Cholesterol meds are notorious for deplete ting the body of CoQ10. This leads to a weakening of muscles, including heart muscle. CoQ10 is already severely depleted by age 20 because the body makes very little of it by then, but making it worse with a drug is a problem.
Most pain meds deplete trace minerals. The body will not naturally cleanse itself when trace minerals are lacking.
Keep these lists on hand if you are thinking about taking a drug so you can really consider the risks. Often there is a natural solution if you look for it.
And don't forget chiropractic to speed healing from past nutritional deficiencies.
Remember the sign posted in my office:
Chiropractic without Nutrition
Nutrition without Chiropractic
Is like building a house without a roof.
---See you at the table...the chiropractic table.
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