Are Your Drugs Robbing You of Nutrients?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Nutritional Support
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Many drugs are clearly linked with nutrient depletions.Over the past 20 years of publishing my Health & Healing newsletter I’ve written hundreds—if not thousands—of articles on a variety of health topics. As part of my anniversary celebration this month, I want to share information from one of the most important articles I’ve written—“Are Your Drugs Robbing You of Nutrients?”

The simple truth is that drugs are bankrupting this country in more ways than one. Americans fill 3.8 billion prescriptions per year, at a total annual cost of $286.5 billion. That’s an average of 12.6 prescriptions for every man, woman, and child in this country. We’re paying this enormous cost not only with our wallets, but with our health.

Record-setting numbers of serious adverse drug events have been submitted to the FDA in recent years—a relative increase that is rising four times faster than the number of prescriptions. I’m also concerned about the more subtle, long-term consequences of pharmaceuticals.

Many drugs are clearly linked with nutrient depletions, and whenever vital minerals and vitamins are leached from your body day after day, your health is bound to suffer. It’s unlikely you’ll hear about this from your conventional doctor, so I’ve compiled a chart of 16 commonly prescribed classes of drugs along with the nutrients they adversely affect. Remember, safe, natural alternatives to virtually all of these meds do exist.

If you require any of the medications listed in the chart, make sure you shore up your overall nutritional status by taking a potent daily multivitamin along with additional supplements as needed.

Now it’s your turn: What are your feelings about prescription drugs?

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