Prescription Alternatives:Hundreds of Safe, Natural, Prescription-Free Remedies to Restore and Maintain Your Health, Fourth Edition
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“For those who need to know what doctors and pharmaceutical companies are doing to people's health . . . this belongs in the library of every home.”
-- Lendon H. Smith, M.D., author of Feed Your Body Right
Prescription Alternatives is an easy-to-use, immediate reference for all the information you need about how medications affect your body, what you can do to counteract imbalances, and what alternative treatments work best. “FDA approved” doesn't mean it's safe!
Covering the major prescription drugs in use today and their dangerous side effects, natural health expert Dr. Earl Mindell lays the foundation for a sound body with safer alternatives to these medicines.
New drugs and natural alternatives for:
- Heart disease
- Obesity-related ailments
Don’t Reach for An Antacid Antibiotics can play havoc on your digestive system, bringing on unpleasant symptoms such as gas, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and indigestion. It would be natural to rifle through your medicine cabinet for Tums, Pepto-Bismol, or another brand of antacid to relieve yourself of these discomforts. But don’t. If you take an antacid with most antibiotics (particularly tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics), you’ll be reducing their effectiveness by 50 to 90 percent. When
Aminoglycosides Amikacin (Amikin) Gentamicin (Garamycin, Jenamicin) Kanamycin (Kantrex) Neomycin (Neo-Tabs, Mycifradin, Neo-Fradin) Netilmicin Paromomycin (Humatin) Streptomycin Tobramycin (Nebcin) What Do They Do in the Body? They block proliferation of intestinal bacteria. What Are They Used For? Suppression of intestinal bacteria. Because of the high potential for toxicity from these drugs, they are only prescribed for periods shorter than two weeks. What Are the Possible Side
humidifier and use it whenever you turn on the heater or air-conditioner in your home. • Avoid smog, ozone, fumes, and perfumes. • Don’t use products that contain aspartame (NutraSweet). • Wear wraparound sunglasses outside to keep tears from evaporating. • Soft contacts can cause dry eyes, so keep glasses around to wear when your eyes feel uncomfortable. • Try to blink more. • If you work at a computer, arrange your workspace so that you are looking slightly downward at the screen, lids
nervousness, insomnia, diarrhea, weight loss, menstrual irregularities, sweating, and intolerance to heat. CAUTION! Think Twice About Taking These Drugs If . . . • You have diabetes. Work very carefully with your doctor. • You have Addison’s disease. Work very carefully with your doctor. What Else to Take If You Take These Drugs. If you have hypothyroidism, it’s a good idea to eat iodine-rich foods regularly, such as dried seaweeds (dulse, kelp). Using Natural Hormones Pregnenolone
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