"Doctors give drugs of which they know little, into bodies, of which they know less, for diseases of which they know nothing at all." Voltaire
Drugs that Negatively affect the Digestive System
There are many medications that can compromise our digestive system which affects nutrient absorption and immunity. Here's a list of those medications
Did you know that medications can deplete nutrients? Why is this important? Many medications deplete the exact nutrient that actually stablizes the condition you have. Example- blood pressure meds that are diuretics deplete magnesium and potassium, both help control your blood pressure. Here and here are a couple of charts listing medications and the nutrients they are known to deplete.
"Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too." Anton Chekhov, who was himself a practicing physician
Nutrition can affect the body’s response to drugs; conversely, drugs can affect the body’s nutrition. Look here.
"Is it safe?" Marathon Man 1976
Making Medicines Safer for All of Us
Research any prescription drug and see what side effects have been reported in the 6.3 million reports submitted to the FDA, Health Canada and RxISK, This is a great resource that most doctors and pharmacists are unaware of. On the other hand, you might be disturbed by what you find.
Another site that offers invaluable information to avoid risky products and devices also is drugwatch.com. They alsoinclude current lawsuits and FDA recalls. A great resource!
"Holy sh*t! How can this be called "safe" when it's possible I can get blood clots, sleep walk, get amnesia, have my achilles snap, get a 24 hour erection, have muscle and permanent nerve damage, see everything in blue or even lose my vision completely, have my urine turn black, hallucinate, have nightmares, lose my ability to control my bowels, become a compulsive gambler or drinker, and think of committing suicide? And those are just the known side effects!" A distant relationship to Voltaire, who after getting a 24 hour erection, is proclaiming himself the new Father of France.