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Supplement Your Prescription : What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Nutrition - Hyla Cass

Supplement Your Prescription

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Nutrition

By: Hyla Cass

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Nearly 70 percent of adults take medications. Despite their benefits, however, you may be surprised to learn that they may, also, be depleting the body of much-needed nutrients. In fact, the continued depletion may make the condition worse, interfering with immunity, digestion, energy levels, brain function, blood sugar and heart health. During a typical surgery visit with one's doctor, there is seldom time to cover this essential information. Some examples of the medications that impact nutritional health and overall wellness are: * Antidepressants: can cause anxiety, poor sleep and sexual dysfunction. * Cholesterol-lowering drugs: can cause fatigue, bodyaches, and increased risk for heart disease. * Acid reflux and heartburn drugs: contribute to decreased levels of calcium, thereby increasing the likelihood of bone fractures. * Diabetes drugs: can lead to deficiencies in vitamin B12, in turn increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease. * Arthritis drugs: strip away folic acid and vitamin D, often resulting in muscle pains and an increased risk for bone fractures. Readers will be given safe, natural ways to restore healthy levels of the necessary nutrients while taking prescription medication.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
What You Should Know about Drugs and How They Deplete Nutrientsp. 7
You Hold the Keys to Your Health-Even If You Need Prescriptionsp. 19
Prescriptions for Blood Sugar Balance: Diabetes Drugsp. 39
Prescriptions for Cardiovascular Health: Drugs for High Cholesterol and Hypertensionp. 57
Prescriptions for Arthritis: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugsp. 81
Prescriptions for Digestive Function: Drugs for Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and Constipationp. 95
Prescriptions for Psychological Health: Antidepressantsp. 113
Prescriptions for Other Conditions: Antibiotics and Drugs for Birth Control, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, and Morep. 129
A Delicate Balance: Concluding Thoughtsp. 153
Resourcesp. 159
Referencesp. 165
Indexp. 173
About the Authorp. 184
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ISBN: 9781591202271
ISBN-10: 1591202272
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Basic Health Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.0  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.26