Are You Getting More Than You Bargained For?

over the counter medsThere are numerous over-the-counter medications that people routinely take, and give their children, without giving them a second thought, like cold meds, cough syrups and fever reducers. They’re sold over the counter, so they must be safe, right?  Maybe not.

This article shares the author’s personal experience which opened her eyes to the possible negative side effects of “inactive ingredients” these drugs contain.  In her case it was a prescription medication, but it could just as easily apply to any over-the-counter med as well.

What do you do when you have a headache? Do you reach for the Advil immediately? A headache is not a symptom of an Advil deficiency. It is your body telling you something is out of balance. Taking a drug to mask the symptom is just like simply putting earplugs in when your baby is crying. You may no longer hear the cries but you haven’t dealt with the cause of the crying.

The article does a great job of explaining the many different ingredients these common medications contain that can cause serious problems.  There are so many natural ways to address the common cold by boosting your immune system and aiding it in doing what God created it to do, there’s no reason to resort to pharmaceuticals.

Did you realize that the inactive ingredients in over-the-counter meds could affect you as much as the active ingredients?

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8 Responses to Are You Getting More Than You Bargained For?

  1. Ann, thank you for sharing this! These are compelling reasons to seek natural ways to boost our God-given immune system rather than disturb our bodies with artificial “inactive ingredients.” I am always enriched by your posts!

  2. Ann,

    You know my thoughts about meds — I avoid them as much as possible, but I do occasionally take an aspirin if I have a really bothersome muscle ache from overworking. Definitely parents should be cautious about giving meds to their kids.

    Have a Victorious Day!

  3. “A headache is not a symptom of an Advil deficiency.” I love that. I avoid medications too. But when I tore my meniscus, I took over the counter pain meds. You do a wonderful job keeping us informed.

    • amusico says:

      Thank you Deb. And I realize that there is a time and place when those meds are necessary – I just feel most people resort to them much too quickly and too often.

      On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 6:28 PM, 3-D Vitality

  4. The referenced article was a long but good one and things to think about. I know we have to monitor the manufacturer of one of my wife’s regular prescriptions, as one of the 3 manufacturers must be adding something different as it makes her extremely nauseous. Scary stuff.

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