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Side effects from many of the most commonly prescribed medications or over
the counter remedies can result in a weakening of the immune system due to
lowered levels of critical nutrients. Ignoring the
warning signs is like turning off a screaming smoke detector because the sound
is annoying without ever searching for the source of the smoke -- thus allowing
your house to burn to the ground.
The main nutrients being depleted and their effects are:
Reduced wound healing, with loss of smell and/or taste
Lowered resistance, increased free-radical damage, slowed wound healing
Cardiovascular-related low energy
Reduced antioxidant protection
Increased free radical damage
lowered antioxidant protection
Anemia, tiredness, low resistance, the most prevalent deficiency in the
Required for detoxification and synthesis of immune-stimulating
[ January 2002 ACCM Health Sense,
Nutritional Supplement Vol VIII, Issue 1]
Which drugs cause these deficiencies?
Anti-inflammatories such as corticosteroids
create deficits of vitamin C, zinc, selenium and B6.
Aspirin and salicylates are called the single biggest cause of
vitamin C deficiencies.
3. The vasodilator family of cardiovascular drugs depletes Coenzyme
Loop diuretics reduce vitamin C.
Thiazide or potassium-sparing diuretics and ace inhibitors deplete zinc.
Beta-blockers reduce Coenzyme Q10.
Cholesterol-lowering reductase-inhibitors (any of the statins)
deplete Coenzyme Q10.
8. The "fibrate" group (Clofibrate or Fenofibrate) lower
vitamin E and zinc.
Oral contraceptives diminish 10 major nutrients, including vit C, selenium, zinc, and most of the B Complex.
Valproic acid, a member of the anticonvulsant group, severely
depletes selenium and zinc.
Antiviral agents also reduce zinc.
Psychotherapeutic medications cause B6 and Coenzyme Q10
13. Drugs for gout (Colchicine) cause loss of betacarotene.
Levodopa for Parkinson's disease depletes SAMe
15. Corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, oral estrogens, ACE inhibitors,
and diuretics deplete zinc.
Targeted supplementation during pharmaceutical treatment helps prevent and
reverse deleterious effects of iatrogenic nutrient loss (i.e., drug caused), and
minimizes damage to the immune system.
Health Care That Kills
In 1998, the University of Toronto did a study and found that roughly
2,216,000 patients per year in US hospitals experienced a serious adverse drug
reaction. Of these, 106,000 died each year during their hospital stay. The
problem has undoubtedly gotten worse since then. Based on these figures, adverse
drug reactions are now the fourth leading cause of death in the US. [JAMA
To put this in perspective, the number of people dying in US hospitals every
month from adverse drug reactions would be the same as having three World Trade
Center collapses each and every month. Yet there has been no outcry or demand
for change from either the public or government. On the contrary, the
pharmaceutical companies continue to gather more support for their efforts to
increase drug consumption and are now targeting children for acne medication and
pets as well.
One has to wonder what the FDA thinks would happen if more people and doctors
used alternatives. Compared to a batting average like the one I just mentioned,
why are they fighting so hard to keep alternatives out of the hands of the
general public while at the same time restricting doctors from using them to
treat their patients?
can be found on the Natural
Solutions Foundation website
It is no secret that properly used prescription drugs
rank at the very top of causes of death in the US. It’s
also no secret that drugs, which work by poisoning enzyme
systems, lead to side effects which are frequently treated
by more drugs which lead to side effects which are
frequently treated by more drugs… An untested and
potentially deadly soup of drugs interacting with each other
in unpredictable ways means patients getting worse, not
better, or dying from their medical “care”. We all know
the results and they are not pretty. It is also no secret
that psychiatric drugs cause permanent changes in the brain
and that they can stimulate deadly consequences in those who
take them or those who are around those who take them. It is
also no secret that the profits in these, and all other
drugs, including chemotherapy drugs, are astonishingly high.
The more we take of them, the richer the drug companies
Therefore, we are urged, through every possible channel,
to take more and more drugs. I have speculated before in
this forum, and will repeat my speculation, that the deadly
consequences of these drugs, prescription and otherwise, and
the vigorous propaganda war against the inexpensive, safe
and effective alternative to these high cost toxins, are no
There are too many smart scientists and doctors involved
in drug research, and too many documented instances of
industry and government colluding to suppress information
about dangerous compounds which are approved for sale
despite their known dangers for me to believe that this is
an accidental state of affairs. Why would such dangerous
drugs be allowed on our shelves and in our bodies?
Rima E. Laibow, MD, Medical Director, Natural Solutions
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