17 Dec #47 Fatal Conveniences™: Over The Counter Anti-Inflammatories: Painful Pain Relief
Pain can be incredibly inconvenient. But what we seem to forget is that pain is our body’s way of alerting us to a problem. Or it can be part of the natural healing process. This is not to say that chronic pain can’t be incredibly debilitating. However, we need to stop reaching for that cheap bottle of over the counter anti-inflammatories. They are doing more harm than good.
Welcome to Fatal Conveniences™
This is a bite-sized segment that parallels The Darin Olien Show. In these segments, we get into society’s Fatal Conveniences™. I define these as the things we may be doing because the world we live in makes us believe we have to. These things save us time and trick us into thinking they’re actually good for us. But it’s those same things that are breaking down our health, and the health of the environment around us.
I’ve spent most of my adult life obsessively researching these “conveniences.” On every show, I pick one topic, and we dive into it. My goal is to make you more aware of these traps so that you can push back on them. Remember, it starts with you and the choices you make.
So, if you’re willing to look at your world from a different perspective and make little tweaks that amount to big changes, then this segment is for you.
Americans spend $50 Million a year on Over the Counter (OTC) Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
When I say OTC NSAIDs, I’m talking about common painkillers like Advil (ibuprofen), Aleve, Naproxen and high-dose aspirin. All these drugs are easily found in pharmacies, grocery stores and even gas stations. They’re so commonly used that many of you probably have them stored in your purses or backpacks right now, just in case. We are trained to pop a couple of these pills at the first sign of a headache or any sort of pain. It’s as American as apple pie.
I’m here to tell you that this is a bad habit we need to break. These meds are doing way more harm than good. They’re tearing apart our stomach lining, messing with our body’s ability to produce antibodies and conditioning us to treat symptoms instead of addressing pain at the source.
In this Fatal Conveniences™ segment, we go into the history of NSAIDs and how they’ve become our drug of choice. I get into the awful truth behind what they’re doing to our health. And of course, I give you a plethora of alternative options when it comes to pain relief. I’m not trying to knock the seriousness of chronic pain, guys. I just want you to deal with it in ways that aren’t counterproductive to your health. Take back your power, and turn to plants.
Other topics in this segment:
- The number one cause of bleeding stomach ulcers
- NSAIDs and the heart
- Pain’s role in healing
- The history of Bayer and big Pharma
- The risk to water and the environment from NSAIDs
- The reason for inflammation
- NSAIDs and the immune system
- The risks of NSAIDs on pregnancy and fertility
- Natural anti-inflammatory foods
- Healthy ways to deal with pain
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