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Drug Side Effects & Nutrient Depletion

Drug Side Effects  

​Included in your treatment, is the assessment of the consequences of the medications you are taking and provision of remedies that will reduce their side effects.

Please work closely with your medical doctor in the event that you want to reduce your medication. 

In the same way that excess sugar or processed foods are behind degenerative diseases, the drugs we take to ameliorate symptoms are more than likely causing more disease and obscuring the picture.  Often times, when the offending substances are removed, many symptoms disappear and only real disease remains. 

Drug-Herb Interactions

It is a well known fact that chemical drugs and herbs have side effects.  When combined, side effects can multiply.  

Each drug and herb belongs to a particular drug class such as antidepressants, anti-spasmodics, anit-inflammatories, etc. and have specific nutrient depletion. For example, Prozac and St. John’s Wort are anti-depressants, which will interact with each other and will deplete certain nutrients from the body. 

Nutrient Depletion

Included in your treatment, is the assessment of possible drug interactions, nutrient depletion and recommendations for appropriate supplementation.

Chemical drugs produce damage in the cells, block the absorption of nutrients and can cause severe nutrient deficiencies.  For example, anti-acids block the absorption of Calcium contributing to osteoporosis, antidepressants block the absorption of B vitamins which are needed for many functions, diuretics leach minerals from the body.

In addition to a good diet with good sources of protein, fats and healthy carbohydrates, you may need to supplement with appropriate organic whole-food based complexes of nutrients to enhance healing ability especially during the time when you are taking drugs.   

The drug-herb nutrient assessment will help us give you beneficial advice on which supplements are needed to improve your nutrition.

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