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Another Dangerous Drug – when will it end?

by Lee Cummings

“Risks found with another pain killer” – This is the headline of an article from the New York Times.

Surprise! Once again another dangerous “pain killer” Drug is found to cause heart attacks, stroke and death in unsuspecting users.

This time it is Celebrex™. Remember that this drug was named by David Graham, an employee of the FDA’s office of drug safety, as one of the top five dangerous drugs which would be the next problem.

A five-year study by the National Cancer Institute which explored whether Celebrex™ prevented colon polyps and colorectal cancer, has found that those taking the drug had at least a 2.5 times higher risk of cardiac events even at the lower dose.

Those taking a higher dose during the study had as much as a 3.4 times higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. The National Cancer Institute ended the trial early.

Remarkably, neither the drug maker nor the FDA have taken action to pull this killer drug from the market.

Drug companies and the FDA are already under fire for their unsafe and unethical practices of bringing a new drug to market. Under fire from the public and The United States Congress who is holding hearings about these practices.

Here is one of the root causes of the problem – The FDA looks the other way as they allow drug companies to conduct as many trials and studies as they want.

The trials and studies which produce dangerous findings and results are allowed to be swept under the rug while only reporting the few “good” results to the FDA.

Hence, the drug is “proven safe” to the FDA for public Consumption.

How many more people have to die before we take action and hold the FDA and drug companies responsible?

How many more people have to die before we demand the FDA really look out for the health of the public, instead of the health of their pocketbook?

How many more people have to die before the FDA stops banning safe, natural supplements and herbs which proved themselves to be effective centuries ago.

Fortunately, effective and more importantly safe solutions exist to rid your body of chronic pain and inflammation.

Safe, Natural, Proven solutions to Your chronic aches and Pains are available from Mother Nature.

Are you aware that solving the root causes of pain are the most effective to help you avoid most pain in the first place?

I will share with you some safe, natural and proven Strategies, so You can evaluate them and decide what is right for You.

Foods, supplements and herbs which you can easily incorporate into your diet to help reduce your pain and inflammation:
bullet Ginger
bullet Garlic
bullet Hot Pepper
bullet Turmeric
bullet Rosemary
bullet Oregano
bullet Green Tea – contains 51 inflammation inhibiting
bullet Compounds like salicylic acid and polyphenols.
bullet Fresh cold water fish like salmon and sardines, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids which are a natural oil for your joints and help reduce inflammation.
bullet Grass fed beef which is also high in omega-3 fats
bullet Other foods which are high in omega-3 fats:
bullet Nuts - Brazil, walnuts, almonds, pecans and hazelnuts.
bullet As well as seeds – like sunflower seeds and flaxseed.

Mother natures supplements to ease joint pain and inflammation:
bullet Glucosamine – an amino sugar and key component of cartilage. Must be combined with the next 2 for best results.
bullet Boswellin – an Indian herb which reduces inflammation causing complex carbs
bulletMSM – Methyl-sulfonylmethane – an organic source of the mineral sulfur.

The above 3 are best used together for optimum results.
bullet Vitamins C and D – both have been clinically proven to reduce osteoarthritis and joint stiffness and inflammation.
bullet Fish oil tablets - also high in omega-3 fats.
bullet You can even swim and exercise in water to go easy on your joints.

Foods to avoid which inflame your joints:

Refined carbohydrates – these are the biggest offenders and actually generate COX-2s. These are the enzymes which drugs like Vioxx™ and Celebrex™ are designed to inhibit.

Food allergies are also a part of joint pain and arthritis. You will have to keep track of foods which seem to increase joint pain and swelling.

All of these foods, supplements and herbs supplied by mother nature can easily be incorporated into your cooking and diet to help ease joint pain and swelling.


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See Also:

Arthritis Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

Backpain Infocenter in Holisticonlione.com

Migraine Infocenter in Holisticonline.com

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Lee Cummings has been helping real people solve real problems and feel better with proven nutrition for over 5 years. For A No Cost Report- report@lc-nutrition.com Discover proven nutrition information: http://www.LC-Nutrition.com


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