People swallow painkillers as candies, and Tylenol, Panadol, Paracetamol, Midol, and Ponstan are the most popular. Even parents give their children some of these drugs to ease their discomfort. Adults use them to relieve pain, and women take painkillers to relieve their PMS symptoms. But, what you do not know is that these drugs are not safe.
Acetaminophen (the generic name for Panadol or Tylenol) is commonly added to drugs for headaches, migraine, fever, arthritis, cough, sinus, cold, etc.
Severe liver toxicity and damage
You may take Tylenol to survive that nasty hangover, but when combined with alcohol, this drug causes severe liver toxicity and damage. The same applies to combinations of acetaminophen and antibiotics, anti-depressants, anti-fungals, seizure medications, birth control pills, blood pressure or cholesterol.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers says that acetaminophen more injuries, overdose, hospitalizations and deaths than any other drug. Here are the most common symptoms of a toxic reaction of acetaminophen:
- Abdominal pain
- Excessive sweating
- State of confusion
- Irregular heartbeat
- Unusual bleeding, bruising, and swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Rashes and hives
Using too much acetaminophen
Adults who take acetaminophen for 10 and more days at doses of 4000mg experience severe liver damage. That would be eight extra strength Tylenol pills per day.
Liver toxicity occurs faster in people who take medications regularly, suffer from a chronic disease or drink too much alcohol. In children, the toxicity dosage is lower.
Although you may not take this much every day, but regular usage triggers a cumulative effects because drugs are synthetic, and the body cannot expel them easily. Drugs cannot be eliminated properly by a liver that is exhausted by long-term medication and toxins from processed foods and toxic environments.
According to several studies, children who take acetaminophen after vaccination run at a higher risk of autism. Taking such drugs even once a month brings 500 percent higher risk of asthma.
Non-toxic alternatives to acetaminophen
DO NOT use Tylenol, Panadol, Midol, Ponstan or Paracetamol as painkillers. Do not let their temporary relief lure you in severe addictions. These drugs cannot cure you. They intoxicate your liver, and cause nutrient deficiencies. These issues harm health in the long run. You just cannot compare the temporary relief to the side effects of these drugs.
If you have used Tylenol and other painkillers for too long, and fear of having liver toxicity, consider using a beetroot cleanse. Change your dietary habits to reverse the damage, and make sure you pick foods that support healthy liver function.
Use non-toxic alternatives instead of your regular painkillers. They may not provide an instant relief, but these natural solutions will treat your ailment, and not just suppress the symptoms.
Try the following healthy foods to relieve pain:
It is your best choice. Magnesium is an absolute must for people who deal with pain induced by arthritis and fibromyalgia. Eat more leafy greens, avocados, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, bananas, figs, dark chocolate and wild mackerel to get magnesium naturally.
It is the active ingredient in turmeric. Curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it relieves pain and protects liver. Did you know that black pepper increases its bioavailability for 2000%?
Ginger root and beetroot
These mighty anti-inflammatories relieve pain and inflammation.
Drink a glass of two of beetroot juice to relieve your pain. Try other juice combinations as well. Ginger-turmeric tea is super strong, safe, and all-natural painkiller. It supports healthy liver function and boosts immunity.
It is enzyme contained in pineapples. Bromelain has strong anti-inflammatory effect, so you can really use pineapple juice or bromelain supplements to get the maximum of this enzyme.
Eat more foods that contain bioflavonoids and vitamin C to reduce both pain and inflammation. Instead of using Tylenol for your cough and cold, try ginger-lemon-honey tea.
Bioflavonoids-vitamin C supplements help in cases of fever or colds. Take 1000 mg vitamin C. Adults can go up to 5000-7000 mg per day. Do not forget to drink plenty of water and get descent rest.
Take probiotics regularly, especially if you are dealing with severe pain.
These boost immunity, detoxify the body and ease the absorption of nutrients.
Fermented foods and probiotic supplements are also rich in healthy bacteria.
You can try different foods to relieve your pain and reduce inflammation. Always go for the safer alternative, and use all-natural solutions instead of reaching for a pill. Maintaining health at optimal level requires lot of work and effort. Plus, natural remedies have almost no side effects.
Source: Juicing For Health