ARE YOUR MEDICATIONS HARMING YOUR BODY?
(If they’re depleting nutrients, the answer is YES!)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT HOW, AND WHY?
As pharmacists, here’s what we know…prescription medication and over-the-counter medication all have side effects. While some are less severe than others, they ALL still have side effects.
You may recognize some of these common side-effects which are always listed on the package, or on your medication information sheet you get from the pharmacy:
- Muscle aches and tremors
- Blurry vision
- Upset stomach
- Dry mouth
- Trouble concentrating
- Shortness of breath
- Headache or neck pain
- Increased thirst
- Mood swings
- …and so on
But did you know that these side-effects may be linked to a nutrient depletion within your body?
Let’s look at common side effect for a widely used medication for women, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, could have; muscle aches and tremors. This may occur when the body is depleted of magnesium, vitamin D, and calcium, due to age or other stressors, such as lack of natural hormone creation. And if left untreated it could lead to long term muscle and bone damage, such as osteoporosis!
But medication is supposed to be helpful, not harmful, so what gives?
By design, medications help alleviate particular symptoms of illness or disease. They are not designed to replace, restore, or simulate vital nutrients that your body could already be missing because of an illness, or aging.
Here’s an example I think we can all relate too:
When you were a child and had a cold, one of the first things your mother reached for was vitamin C. Your little body was attacked by a virus that depleted your system of immune boosting nutrients, and so your mother raced to replace that nutrient. Now, let’s say you needed anti-biotics to help kick this virus out completely. Anti-biotics are designed to attack all germs within the body, they aren’t designed to leave your gut’s “good germs” alone, so by taking the medication to help your cold, you now, may have stomach issues to take care of.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
So, did we!
We took a deep dive into studying what happens to patients with nutrient depletions, and here’s what we found.
Patients who require a prescription for one chronic illness were far more likely to have an increase in prescriptions over time.
Why? As time and usage of the medication goes on, symptoms of nutrient depletions (example: muscle aches and tremors) became another illness (example: ostoeporosis) that require more medications.
So, imagine if you are someone who needs three, four, or more medications per day!
Does this sound like your experience?
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Because we are an independent pharmacy, we get do take care of our patients the way we would want to be taken care of. And since we are in the “health care” business, we take taking care of your health very seriously!
WOULD A HANDY LIST OF NUTRIENT DEPLETIONS HELP YOU?Would a list of nutrient depletions help you?
We thought so, too!
We have created an absolutely FREE downloaded PDF which includes a list of common medications and what nutrient that medication depletes in your body. This way you know what supplement to explore, and hopefully reduce the side effects that may lead you to more medications.
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Meet Koby Taylor, PharmD, owner of Fusion Pharmacy. Koby’s passion is guiding and education others in creating optimal health. Let his expertise in conventional medicine, specialty compounding, nutrient depletions, and alternative solutions, help you in your journey to understanding your!