Pharmaceuticals seldom, if ever…
Only effect the ONE thing (anxiety, blood pressure, depression, etc) you are taking them for.
And can in fact?
Have a waterfall of effects, which wash over you…
Making you, decidedly UN-you:
(NaturalNews) Nine pharmaceutical drugs that can cause chronic fatigue ~by Jonathan Benson
There are many different factors and underlying health conditions that can affect energy levels from day to day, as well as trigger the condition that is now commonly known as chronic fatigue. In addition to poor diet, irregular sleeping patterns, and preexisting health conditions, a common but unexpected cause of chronic fatigue is pharmaceutical drugs, which many people are likely unaware could be draining them of their energy and life.
Here are nine types of pharmaceutical drugs that are linked to causing chronic fatigue:
1) Blood pressure medications. Millions of people now take blood pressure medications like lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) and furosemide (Lasix) to ease the overall burden on their cardiovascular systems in the hopes of preventing future health problems like heart attack and stroke. But blood pressure drugs also tend to depress the entire nervous system, as well as deplete the body of the vitamins and nutrients it needs to produce energy, which can be a major trigger of chronic fatigue.
2) Statin drugs. Many people suffering from systemic inflammation take statin drugs to artificially lower their cholesterol levels, in accordance with their doctors’ orders. Besides all the other extreme negative side-effects of taking statins (http://www.naturalnews.com/statins.html), one major side-effect that is often overlooked involves the drugs’ tendency to inhibit muscle growth and the production of energy at the cellular level. As a result, many people who take statins experience a steady decline in energy levels over time, which can develop into chronic fatigue.
3) Benzodiazepines. Commonly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, benzodiazepines tend to sedate or hypnotize patients in order to treat conditions like depression, insomnia, and severe muscle spasms. But it is this induced sedative effect that tends to elicit drowsiness, which often worsens as patients develop a tolerance to benzodiazepines and begin taking higher doses of these drugs. The end result for many taking benzodiazepines is a chronic lack of energy and drive, also known as chronic fatigue.
4) Proton pump inhibitors. Poor diet and a lack of vital nutrients tends to cause acid reflux and various other digestive disorders in many people. And while proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like lansoprazole (Prevacid) and omeprazole (Prilosec) can offer immediate relief from such symptoms, these drugs also tend to deplete magnesium stores from the body. And magnesium deficiency can lead to a host of severe illnesses, including extreme weakness and fatigue.
…[Read More – See All 9 HERE!]
Is “better” living through chemistry…
Really the best alternative to an unhealthy you?
Are you willing to live with the side-effects that man-made pharmaceuticals have on your body?
[via MedicalDaily]5 Common Prescription Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss: Examples And Alternatives ~By John Ericson
Memory loss is often interpreted as a sign of aging, a repercussion of substance abuse, or symptomatic of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. What many don’t know is that episodes of forgetfulness can also be side effects of common prescription drugs.
“Scientists now know that memory loss as you get older is by no means inevitable,” writes Dr. Armon B. Neel, a geriatric pharmacist with the AARP. “Indeed, the brain can grow new brain cells and reshape their connections throughout life.”
To raise public awareness of the unknown, deleterious side effects of some medication, Dr. Neel has put together a list of drugs known to induce forgetfulness in some patients.
Is memory loss interfering with your daily life? One of these commonly prescribed drugs may be the culprit.
Antianxiety Drugs (Benzodiazepines)
Examples: alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan)
These drugs are usually prescribed against anxiety disorders, agitation, muscle spasms, and delirium. However, by suppressing certain key areas of the brain, these pills may interfere with the transfer of data from short-term memory to long-term memory. Benzodiazepines are commonly used by anesthesiologists for this very reason.
To avoid these side effects, pharmacists recommend limited courses for short periods of time. If you suffer from a particular anxiety-related complication, such as insomnia, alternative treatments may be a better choice.
Cholesterol Drugs (Statins)
Examples: atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor)
Statins lower the cholesterol levels in your blood; however, they may lower levels in the brain as well. If this happens, connections between nerve cells may suffer.
If you take statins for slightly elevated cholesterol levels rather than a diagnosed coronary disease, a cocktail of vitamins may be a better choice.
“Ask your doctor or other health care provider about instead taking a combination of sublingual (under-the-tongue) vitamin B12 (1,000 mcg daily), folic acid (800 mcg daily) and vitamin B6 (200 mg daily),” Dr. Neel recommends.
Antidepressant Drugs (Tricyclic antidepressants)
Examples: amitriptyline (Elavil), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Tofranil)
Besides depression, these drugs are prescribed for a variety of psychological complications, such as eating disorders, chronic pain, and obsessive compulsive disorder. However, more than a third of adults taking the medication report episodes of memory loss, and half claim to have trouble concentrating.
To avoid this, it might be useful to talk to your healthcare provider about nondrug therapies. If these are ineffective, venlafaxine (Effexor) are thought by some to have the least adverse effect on memory.
…[Read More – See All 5 HERE!]
Are you willing to try better, not to mention cheaper, options.
Options, which are as easy…
As opening your front door, stepping out?
And taking a nice walk:
[via MayoClinic] Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity ~By Mayo Clinic staff
You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood to improving your sex life, find out how exercise can improve your life.Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise.
The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing to exercise? Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life.
No. 1: Exercise controls weight
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. You don’t need to set aside large chunks of time for exercise to reap weight-loss benefits. If you can’t do an actual workout, get more active throughout the day in simple ways — by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or revving up your household chores.
No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and diseases
Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood flowing smoothly, which decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls.
No. 3: Exercise improves mood
Need an emotional lift? Or need to blow off some steam after a stressful day? A workout at the gym or a brisk 30-minute walk can help. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
No. 4: Exercise boosts energy
Winded by grocery shopping or household chores? Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores.
…[Read More – See All 7 Benefits HERE!]
A better, healthier you is as easy as a daily walk.
Ditch the chemistry…
And grab your bestest pal!
Go for a simple, early morning stroll:
A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk. ~O.A. Battista
You will be NOTHING…
If not better for it.
What do you have to lose?
E X E R C I S E !!!!
Get off the chemistry.