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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

When Prescription Drugs Cause Nutritional Deficiencies

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
or
Nutrition without Chiropractic
Is like building a house without a roof.

---See you at the table...the chiropractic table.

--Dr. Lisa
Your Health Freedom Advocate

2 comments:

Roan said...

Surgical treatment and drugs may possibly be advisable in serious circumstances, but natural supplements for thyroid function can be a wonderful choice.

Lisa Ann Homic, M.Ed. D.C. said...

They may be advisable but in most circumstances don't you think people are coerced into drugs or poorly informed on how to really take care of themselves?