These Are The Most Dangerous & Heavily Promoted Prescription Drugs And Their Natural Alternatives

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Prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death in the world. If that’s not enough to make you shriek, I’m not sure what will.

The pharmaceutical industry is committing a silent holocaust around the globe. It works like this: People are sick because they aren’t getting proper nutrients. Then they are covering up their sickness with a doctor-prescribed pill. But this is causing some serious side effects, leading their doctors to prescribe more pills to conceal those side effects.

The following is a list of the 7 most dangerous and heavily promoted prescription drugs with some natural alternatives.

1.Ritalin, Cylert, Dexadrine, and Adderal

Traditionally used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They produce such effects as increasing or maintaining alertness, combating fatigue and improving attention. It has also been used to treat narcolepsy.

According to the CDC, as of 2011, approximately 11% of all US children between 4 and 17 were diagnosed with ADHD. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), however, says that only 5% of these children actually suffer from the disorder even though today, over 15% of all children are diagnosed with the condition. And the number is only rising.

Side effects include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Alopecia (loss of hair)
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Appetite loss
  • Anxiety/Nervousness
  • Blood pressure and pulse changes (both up and down)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Depression
  • Diaphoresis (sweating)
  • Dizziness
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Psychosis and psychiatric disorders
  • Stunted growth
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tachycardia

Natural alternatives include:

  • With children aged 5-10 years old, 1 OPC 165 (Oligomeric proanthocyanidins) per day (contains pine bark extract, 75 mg., grape seed extract, 75 mg., and quercetin, 15mg), 500 mg of essential fatty acids. 20 mg of zinc.
  • For children aged 11-15 years old, 1 OPC 165 2 times daily. 1000 mg of essential fatty acids. 40 mg of zinc.
  • Over 15 years old: 1 OPC 165 2 times daily. 1200 mg of essential fatty acids. 50-75 mg of zinc.

2.Prednisone or Cortisone (Corticosteroids)

Traditionally prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, asthma, allergies and many other conditions.

Corticosteroids mimic the effects of hormones your body produces naturally in your adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys. When prescribed in doses that exceed your body’s usual levels, corticosteroids suppress inflammation.

Side effects include:

  • High blood sugar, which can trigger or worsen diabetes
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Osteoporosis and bone fractures
  • Suppressed adrenal gland hormone production
  • Thin skin, easy bruising and slower wound healing
  • Moon faces (swollen face)
  • Cataracts

Natural alternatives include:

Turmeric (curcumin) has similar physiological healing effects to steroids. Studies show it can treat inflammation caused by arthritis, swelling, pain, allergic skin reactions, eczema and other conditions normally treated by steroids. You can take up to 4-5 grams of turmeric powder daily, but it is best to start with lower doses until your get used to it.

3.Coumadin or Warfarin

Anticoagulant (blood thinner) which prevents the formation and migration of blood clots.

Side effects include:

  • Haemorrhage (bleeding)
  • Bleeding from the gums after you brush your teeth
  • Black or bloody stool
  • Severe headaches or stomach pain
  • Joint pain, discomfort or swelling, especially after an injury
  • Vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • Bruising that develops without an injury you remember
  • Dizziness or weakness
  • Heavier than normal menstrual bleeding or bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or inability to eat for more than 24 hours
  • Fever

Natural alternatives include:

  • Vitamin C 1,000mg daily. Vitamin C coats the red blood cell walls and prevents them from breaking and bleeding. You need to be careful however because too much of this Vitamin can inhibit calcium absorption
  • Vitamin E ­400 IU. Vitamin E coats the red blood cell walls and binds collagen in blood vessels to prevent bleeding and strokes.
  • Turmeric, bromelain, garlic are also excellent blood thinners and can help strengthen the blood vessels.

4.Cholesterol-lowering drugs

Some of these drugs (Atromid and Lopid) work by absorbing bile acids which are produced from cholesterol in the intestinal tract and cause them to be excreted, thereby lowering the levels of cholesterol circulating in the blood. Statin drugs reduce production of cholesterol in the liver and alter the way in which LDL cholesterol enters the cells.

Side effects include:

  • Myositis – inflammation of the muscles.
  • Rhabdomyolysis (rare) – With this condition, muscles all over the body become painful and weak. The severely damaged muscles release proteins into the blood that collect in the kidneys. The kidneys can become damaged trying to eliminate a large amount of muscle breakdown caused by statin use. This can ultimately lead to kidney failure.

Natural alternatives include:

Supplements such as Chinese red yeast rice, green tea, niacin, artichoke leaf extract, soluble fiber and policonsanol (made from Cuban sugarcane wax).

5.Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lovan and Luvox

Traditionally prescribed for depression. These drugs belong to a class of drugs that alter the levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in your brain. Serotonin affects your mood, agitation, anxiety, and sleep. They essentially mock the re-uptake or removal of serotonin by the nerve cells in your brain, thus leaving more serotonin to bind to the receptor sites. This alters your mood and behavior.

Side effects include:

  • Worsens depression and suicidal symptoms in some patients
  • Nausea
  • Increased appetite and weight gain
  • Loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems, such as -Erectile dysfunction and decreased orgasm
  • Fatigue and drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety

Natural alternatives include:

  • Turmeric (Curcumin) supplements are as effective as Prozac (500 mg standardized curcumin extract twice daily).
  • Saffron extracts also prove as effective as Prozac (15 mg morning and evening).
  • St. John’s Wort (450 mg 2x daily).
  • Tryptophan (1,000 mg per day best taken before bedtime as it also aids in sleep.
  • Vitamin B6 (50-100 mg of B6 with the tryptophan as it improves the movement of tryptophan into the brain).

6.Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel Blockers

Traditionally prescribed for hypertension. They work by blocking calcium channels in the muscle cells of your heart and blood vessels. An ongoing study shows that people taking higher doses of calcium channel blockers for hypertension have a 60% higher death rate compared to people taking diuretics or beta blockers.

Side effects include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold extremities
  • Palpitations
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Light-headedness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slower heart rate
  • Constipation
  • Swelling of feet ankles and legs
  • Increased appetite
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Tenderness or bleeding of the gums.
  • Sexual dysfunction

Natural alternatives include:

  • Hawthorn has natural calcium-channel-blocker properties and the active constituents this herb can help to lower mild to moderate hypertension (150-300 mg per day of hawthorn extract are recommended).
  • Reduce processed sodium intake.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eat a whole food diet.

7.Cold and Flu Medications­ (Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Decongestants)

Traditionally used for cold or flu symptoms such as fever, aches, pains, congestion.

Side effects include:

  • Liver failure
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Constipation

Natural alternatives include:

  • Herbal teas such as Echinacea
  • Supplements: Ginseng (daily supplements can help prevent and cure a cold or the flu), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Garlic, and White Willow (a natural anti-inflammatory for pain and fever)
  • Honey and lemon (great antibacterial and to ease sore throats)
  • Chicken soup (medically proven to help cure a cold or fever).





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