If you have a headache, or some back pain, or sore muscles – what’s the first thing you reach for?
Most people reach for the ibuprofen, or aspirin. And millions of people take NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) without a second thought. But this can be dangerous people! Did you know that research has shown that bleeding ulcers occur half the time?….and often without ANY symptoms. Scary! And here’s something even scarier: among the people who develop serious bleeding from NSAIDs and require visits to the hospital, 10-15% will die. Does that sound dramatic? Well, it is! In fact, about 2,000 people in the United Kingdom die each year from gastro-duodenal lesions from taking NSAIDs.
These drugs act like a bandaid. They don’t actually CURE your ailments, or ‘fix’ the problem. They simply cover up (just like a bandaid) your body’s warning signs that something else is going on. They just fool the body. Nothing gets fixed, nothing gets better – and many times you end up taking more pills to help manage the ever-increasing pain. It’s a vicious cycle. There is a reason your body is in pain – and the best thing you can do to end the pain is to figure out what’s causing it!
There are SO many alternatives out there to NSAIDs. There is chiropractic care, massage therapy, essential oils, eating healthier – even drinking more water can get rid of that headache!