Stomach Troubles? Never Let Your Doctor Give You This Drug

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Instant relief.  

If you suffer from heartburn, that’s how you’ll feel the first time you take Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These big-selling drugs—called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—stop your stomach from producing acid. 

Without acid, the burning, often-excruciating pain of heartburn goes away. 

Problem solved, right? 

Actually, your problems are just beginning.

Studies have made it clear that the PPIs that many people pop without thinking have serious side effects.

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The Hidden Danger of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

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Mainstream medicine’s top weapons against inflammation are glucocorticoid drugs. They include cortisone and prednisone. 

These drugs are also called steroids. But they aren’t the kind that give you muscle. Instead, they change your metabolism to tamp down inflammation.

Doctors prescribe them for a wide variety of conditions. They include autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, psoriasis, and eczema.

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The Deadly Arthritis Lie

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For years, doctors treated arthritis patients this way…

First, they would recommend aspirin, ibuprofen or another NSAID medication to ease the pain. 

If that didn’t work, they would prescribe something stronger. If the patient had knee or hip arthritis, the choice was often an opioid drug.

Addiction? That wasn’t seen as a problem because doctors believed patients truly in pain did not become addicted. 

This, of course, turned out to be bunk.

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Prescription Drugs Are Now the 4th Leading Cause of Death

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Taking prescription drugs has become a roll of the dice…

Some 128,000 Americans a year now die from the effects of medications prescribed to them. This number doesn’t include overdose deaths—only people who took their drugs as prescribed.[1]

Prescription drugs have become the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. They kill more Americans than breast cancer, prostate cancer, homicide, and suicide combined.

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How to Find Out If Your Doctor Is Taking Big Pharma Bribes

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In 1995, OxyContin was approved by the FDA. It was marketed as a safer pain pill by its manufacturer, Purdue Pharma.[1]

No one knew it at the time, but it was the start of perhaps the biggest public health disaster in American history. 

Between 1999 and 2017, more than 400,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses. That’s almost two and a half times more than the U.S.

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Big Pharma Is Destroying Your Microbiome

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick1 Comment

Antibiotics are a double-edged sword.

They not only kill germs that make you sick, they destroy the good bacteria in your intestines that contribute to your health in a myriad of ways.

Your body is home to about 100 million beneficial bacteria. Together, they are called your microbiome.

And when your microbiome is damaged, you lose the protection it provides against a wide range of serious health problems.

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