Pharmaceuticals deplete the body of nutrients
The True Vitamin Robbers: Pharmaceuticals deplete the body of nutrients
Medications known to play a role in nutrient depletion are among the most frequently prescribed medications. Antibiotics, anti-depressants, steroidal and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, cardiovascular drugs including blood pressure medications, cholesterol-lowering drugs, anti-diabetic drugs, estrogen, and tranquilizers strip valuable vitamins, minerals and friendly bacteria from the body. When any of these drugs are combined the risk of developing deficiencies increases exponentially.
The average senior receives 25 prescriptions annually - a 100 percent jump in just four years! As over-medication of seniors grows there are greater health threats. The wide variety of drug intake creates conflicting side effects which doctors treat with other types of drugs creating even more side effects. Such drug combinations rob patients of the very nutrients they need most when fighting an illness.
See: Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, Lexicomp Press.
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Wednesday June 4 2003
updated on Monday December 6 2010
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