Your health depends on the medications you take from child to old age

The quality of your life and health in the future is influenced by the kinds of medications you take from the time you are born to old age.  The medicine cabinets of most Americans are loaded with medications. Our water and sewage system are also laden with chemicals and drugs.

Most of my senior clients like to take TUMS, pain killers, and other prescribed and over the counter (OTC) medications or pills.

Later on, these medications can affect their health. TUMS contain unabsorbable calcium that can prevent the absorption of the needed calcium nutrient. Some meds for shingles like Acyclovir can cause the following symptoms which means it affects the brain and nervous system:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Visual changes

Tramadol can produce Parkinson’s like syndrome. Listen to your bodies and be proactive whenever you feel that the medications you are taking are creating more side effects than benefits.

Consult your doctors always. Although most of us are now using the internet as our health library.   Some nutritionists, hospital staff, dietitian are not up to date with the latest science about food and nutrition. Always surround yourself with wellness pros.

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