You can’t think of when or where it started. Only that it happened, somewhere along the way.
You feel lousy.
You could have fatigue. Or maybe it’s reflux that never quite goes way. You could be battling constant indigestion, or even outright diarrhea.
It could be a combination of them. It could be ALL of them and more including pain, inflammation, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and gas.
They’ve become constant companions.
But now it’s time to give those companions the BOOT. Because new research reveals a hidden source of common misery.
93% of meds contain THESE hidden dangers
Sure, meds have side effects. But in this case, the problems come on so slowly – and stay so constantly – that you might never even link them to your drugs.
And in a way, these side effects aren’t from the drugs themselves.
It’s the inactive ingredients that AREN’T even listed on the label.
Just 29 percent of each pill you swallow is the ACTUAL drug, on average. The rest, a new study finds, is inactive ingredients.
And as it turns out, 93 percent of all meds contain inactive ingredients that are KNOWN to trigger side effects in some folks including peanut oil, dyes, gluten, lactose, and more.
Two ways to avoid dangerous “secret” side effects
Some drugs have literally DOZENS of inactive ingredients. And all it takes is one that you’re sensitive to, to have a reaction.
But there are two quick actions you can take today to spare yourself from those “secret” side effects…
If you absolutely need the drug, talk to your doctor about switching brands or formulas. Different generic versions of the same drug, for example, can have different inactive ingredients. Just beware that they can SWITCH active ingredients at any time… and they don’t have to TELL anyone. So if the side effects return, you may have to swap meds yet again.
Doesn’t that sound nutty, hopping from one med to another to figure out which one will make you LEAST sick? And all because they won’t even tell you what’s REALLY in the darned things? Of course it does. So here’s a better way. Get off the meds. It’s a whole lot easier than it sounds.
The most common side effects aren’t from a short-term drug. You take it a few days, then you’re done. Even if you felt lousy, it’s over with now.
No, the REAL problem are those meds you’re supposed to take EVERY DAY forever. And nearly ALL of them can be replaced.
Who needs a statin? Odds are, your cholesterol is just fine. But if you DO need to lower it, try natural therapies such as red yeast rice and Annurca, an extract from apples that can cut LDL and boost HDL.
And who needs daily aspirin when you’ve got fish oil?
Don’t stop taking any meds on your own. That’s a recipe for trouble. But DO talk to your doc about making these swaps, especially if you’ve been feeling lousy and don’t know why. Making just one small switch to your meds could erase those sickening side effects for good.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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