(Health Secrets) As amazing as this may seem, correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals rank among the five highest causes of death in the USA. If that weren’t enough, the nation’s conventional medical system is responsible for more deaths than anything else! What dangerous ingredient stands behind these statistics and is contained in both prescription painkillers and over the counter (OTC) cold remedies and painkillers? Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and over 100 other OTC pain pills and cold remedies, including cold, cough, and fever remedies for children!
What’s Wrong With Acetaminophen
Hospital emergency rooms (ERs) carry a rapid glutathione boosting pharmaceutical version of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for acetaminophen poisoning. Glutathione is normally produced in the body and is considered the master antioxidant. It regulates and restores other antioxidants, and is vital to liver function.
Pharmaceutical strength NAC has to be in ERs because liver poisoning from acetaminophen happens fairly often, with all those OTC and prescription drugs available that contain it. Acetaminophen destroys glutathione and can cause the liver to go into extreme stress, sometimes causing death.
Acetaminophen endangers the kidneys too, although liver damage is more common. Hepatoxicity (liver poisoning) from acetaminophen can be acute enough to cause quick death, or with steady acetaminophen use can gradually cause chronic health problems involving liver or kidney degeneration and even cancer.
The U.S. Acute Liver Failure Study Group found that 50% of all liver failures are from acetaminophen poisoning. Other follow up studies of continuous OTC acetaminophen users have shown that 60% were more prone to suffer hearing loss or become asthmatic. Dependence on drugs containing acetaminophen also hinders the immune system.
Anyone using prescription painkillers and taking OTC drugs containing acetaminophen for colds, fever, or minor aches and pains is raising liver failure risks considerably because this combo will overwhelm the liver. So is anyone with liver problems who simply uses OTC drugs containing acetaminophen.
Alternatives to Acetaminophen Drugs
Products containing acetaminophen advertise the need to use them to get rid of fever. But getting rid of fever should never be your objective. Fever is usually a natural response to viral invasions. The higher body temperature makes life difficult for viruses.
And those OTC and prescription drugs don’t really get rid of colds or hay fever anyway. They simply numb the discomfort while increasing your risk of serious liver problems. Reaching for OTC solutions in your local convenience store when you get the sniffles is a bad habit enabled by TV commercials and magazine ads. It seems that many MDs like to enable OTC and prescription drug habits, too.
Acetaminophen-free natural products are much more beneficial for hay fever or sinus suffers. Taking a prescription hay fever drug can leave people feeling so drugged that they decide to just endure the hay fever!
If you’re getting adequate sun exposure on your skin, you will greatly minimize the risk of colds and flu. Even during a bout with the flu or a cold, increased Vitamin D3 dosages will assist your immune system in ridding you of it faster.
Zinc Lozenges are a wonderful blend of proven cold fighters and immune boosters that you can use to cure a cold, again, without acetaminophen or other toxic agents. Keep Active D Drops and Zinc Lozenges on hand so you can take them at the first sign of a cold and probably skip the cold entirely.
Other ways to stop a cold in its tracks are with colloidal silver and cod liver oil. Both work best when taken at the very first sign of a cold.
For natural pain relief there are natural anti-inflammatory medicines. If the pain tends to be muscular, taking magnesium can help considerably. Calcium works well for bone pain. For arthritic joint pain Joint Rescue is a very useful alternative to acetaminophen-laced OTC and prescription drugs. Using natural pain relief never leaves you feeling drugged.
Some migraine headache sufferers have testified that eliminating MSG, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), and aspartame completely from their diets has left them headache free. But you have to educate yourself on the various disguises for these dangerous food additives to make sure you’re avoiding them. How does that saying go? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
If you have been taking OTC or prescription pain killers in the past, it’s time to detox.
Natural products are costlier than OTC drugs, but you won’t be gambling with your liver for minor relief from discomfort.
It sounds like something from a horror movie, but a 15 year old girl lost her face following acetaminophen use. Reaction to the drug caused her face to turn black and fall off. Eva Uhlin took a capsule of acetaminophen (known as paracetamol in the UK) to bring down a fever. When she woke up the next day her body and face were covered with blisters. Soon the skin was falling off her face, arms, back, chest and stomach. The skin of her lips melted and fused together, making it impossible for her to talk.
It has taken four years of treatment for her skin to return to near normal. The condition is uncommon and afflicts only one in a million people. It must run its course because there is no known way to stop it.
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Published with permission from Alignlife. Original article link is here.