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"Other side effects include neutropenia, (a deficiency of white blood cells in the blood which can lead to infection), rash and skin disorders, chest pain, accidental/inflicted injury, influenza-like symptoms, pain, fatigue, edema, hypertension, headache, dizziness, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, back pain, depression, coughing, bronchitis, rhinitis (a condition of sneezing, coughing, wheezing and nasal discharge) and quite a few other problems.111 So we see the potential harm in mixing two or more of these drugs together. Does it have an adverse effect on the health of the elderly? Absolutely!"
- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"But the side effects of some medications are horrifying. Nevertheless, a stupid belief in the drug - the Almighty Drug - continues to plague us. And we haven't even mentioned a much greater danger we face today, when it comes to drugs. With all this money being spent to create a cornucopia of drugs, how can a doctor insure the safety of his patients?"

- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"The side effects of tranquilizers are ghastly. Minor tranquilizers can cause "lethargy, lightheadedness, confusion, nervousness, sexual problems, hallucinations, nightmares, severe depression, extreme restlessness, insomnia, nausea, and muscle tremors. Epileptic seizures and death have resulted from suddenly stopping the use of minor tranquilizers.""6 And this is from the minor tranquilizers! Imagine what the major ones will do!"

- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"Quite often youngsters finance their consumption of anabolica by dealing. Some travel to Spain, Greece, Cyprus or Turkey. Weird Internet providers offer anabolica as well. But anabolica is often just the beginning stage for street drugs like Ecstasy or even cocaine. THE KICKER Now people don't even know that nutritional supplements can have hormones today. They don't know that exercise, a very good thing usually, can make things worse. They don't know that anabolic/steroids can interact with other medication. They don't know what they are REALLY up against."

- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"Remember to frame your intention as a positive statement; rather than "I will not have side effects," say, "I will be free of side effects." BE SPECIFIC Specific intentions seem to work best. Be sure to make your intentions highly specific and directed—and the more detailed, the better. If you are trying to heal the fourth finger of your child's left hand, specify that finger and, if possible, the problem with it. State your entire intention, and include what it is you would like to change, to whom, when, and where."
- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"These side effects made the drugs dangerous to use for extended periods of time or, in some cases, dangerous to use at all. Fluconazole, itraconazole, and voriconazole fight a variety of fungi, including many species of Candida (yeastlike fungus). They destroy fungus cells by interfering with their ability to manufacture ergosterol, an important ingredient in their cell walls. Fluconazole is used primarily to treat oral or vaginal Candida and certain ailments associated with AIDS."
- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The side effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted side effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"But their serious side effects have sometimes made patients wonder if going through the treatment was worth it. Pharmaceutical companies are currendy testing new cancer drugs that are more powerful and better able to zero in on the cancer cells, while leaving the healthy ones alone. One of the newer approaches adopts the action of the immune system's antibodies. UfcM !'J^UKAS LSIOUAfwTiC-IK 233 Antibodies are biological weapons designed to seek out and destroy specific bacteria, viruses, and other invaders."

- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The side effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted side effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"Probenecid's side effects include painful urination, rash, itching, kidney stones, and liver damage. Which Nutrients Are Robbed Taking this medicine may deplete your supply of, increase your need for, or interfere with the activity of: • Beta-carotene • Potassium • Vitamin B12 • Sodium Additional Ways This Drug May Upset Your Nutritional Balance Colchicine can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite, while probenecid can trigger loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and sore gums. All of this can upset your eating habits and possibly interfere with good nutrition."

- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The side effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted side effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"Acetaminophen's side effects include liver and kidney damage. Which Nutrients Are Robbed Taking this combination of medicines may deplete your supply of, increase your need for, or interfere with the activity of: • Glutathione Additional Ways This Drug May Upset Your Nutritional Balance Propoxyphene can cause loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps, all of which can upset your eating habits and possibly interfere with good nutrition."

- Frederic Vagnini, M.D. and Barry Fox, Ph.D., The side effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted side effects of Common Medications (Get the book.)

"Because estrogen is associated with side effects and long-term risks as well as benefits, a woman and her doctor must weigh the benefits against the risks before deciding whether to use estrogen replacement therapy. side effects of estrogen therapy may include nausea, breast discomfort, headaches, and mood swings. The possibility that estrogen might increase the risk of breast cancer has long been a concern. For women who are already at high risk, it is not recommended."
- Tom Bohager, Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes to Treat Everything from Digestive Problems and Allergies to Migraines and Arthritis (Get the book.)

"There are no harmful physical side effects in enforcing a healthier sleep schedule for ten days. Please get your child out of the house every day for a week, away from the TV and into a park where he or she can run and play for an hour or more. Look into soccer teams or basketball leagues and gymnastics or dance classes. The whole family wins when everybody exercises more and when you show your child that there are going to be limits set and adhered to from now on. The heart of the whole thing is really nutrition—the diet. Think of meals and snacks as the most natural medicine."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"Something is very wrong with a system that leads patients to demand, and doctors to prescribe, a drug that provides no better relief and causes significantly more serious side effects. (Vioxx might be the drug of choice for a patient with arthritis who is taking steroids, who requires an anti-inflammatory drug, and who has no history of cardiovascular disease but a history of GI bleeding or complications from other NSAIDs. But even for this patient, there might be other, older drugs that would be safer to try first.) Adding insult to injury, Vioxx costs $100 to $134 a month, compared with $18."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"The research plan specifically called for the less serious gastrointestinal side effects to "be categorized and analyzed separately." Indeed the FDA's gastroenterology reviewer specifically commented that the plan to identify the "truly significant" serious gastrointestinal complications alone was a "major strength of the current study." But when the results of the study were published in JAMA, the incidences of major and minor gastrointestinal complications were combined. Why the change?"

- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"Occasionally, a drug that seems safe in preapproval trials is later found to cause unexpected side effects when used more widely. Therefore, the FDA often requires that drug companies conduct postapproval Phase 4 studies on a much larger group of people to make sure the drug is as safe and effective as it appeared to be in the earlier, smaller trials. CLASS, which included over 8000 people with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, compared the risk of gastrointestinal problems in people taking Celebrex with the risk in those taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and diclofenac (Voltaren)."

- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"The drugs with the worst record of side effects were the SSRIs, the NSAIDs, and calcium-channel blockers. Reuters also reported that prior research has suggested that nearly 5% of hospital admissions - over 1 million per year - are the result of drug side effects. But most of the cases are not documented as such. The study found one of the reasons for this failure: in nearly two-thirds of the cases, doctors couldn't diagnose drug side effects or the side effects persisted because the doctor failed to heed the warning signs."
- Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, Dorothy Smith PhD., Death by Medicine
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"This creates a plethora of "side effects," such as the degradation of water, air, and soil, the alteration of the climate, and the impairment of local and continental ecosystems. The myth that nature is like a mechanism, although not as old as the myth that it is inexhaustible, is becoming just as dangerous. 3. Life is a struggle where only the fittest survive. This myth dates from the nineteenth century, a consequence of the popular understanding of Darwin's theory of natural selection."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"On the other hand new technologies have unforeseen and often seriously undesirable "side effects." They place in question established practices, institutions, and ideals. They change people's ways of working and living, and they have a negative impact on the environment. A time comes when the accumulation of innovative hard technologies exceeds the ability of society's structures and institutions to govern and to manage."

- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"The editorial also explained that the highly touted safety benefits of the new drugs appeared minimal in people who were not at high risk of developing serious gastrointestinal side effects. So minimal, the editorial said, that 500 such people would have to be treated for one full year with the new drugs instead of the older anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent just one serious but nonfatal stomach ulcer. Based on the difference in price between the new and older anti-inflammatory drugs, the editorial calculated that the cost of each serious ulcer thus prevented was $400,000."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"Everything from day-to-day moods to physical development and self-esteem are adversely affected, and oftentimes the side effects are heartbreaking to watch. When I started my career as a pediatrician, medication was understood to be the only option, not only for ADD/ADHD but also for most childhood ailments. I began looking at alternative ways of treating everything from ear infections to behavioral problems. I found that there were much more logical ways than medication of helping families cope with childhood and teenage health concerns."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"This provides the uterine benefits of progesterone without any possible moody side effects. A 2007 animal study showed that vaginal progesterone provided protection from estrogen effects to the breasts and uterine lining just as well as oral progesterone. Vaginal progesterone can be compounded into vaginal suppositories or cream, and I typically prescribe 100 to 200 mg daily during the ten days before the period (days 15 to 25). Vaginal progesterone is available by prescription as FDA-approved Crinone gel (4 percent or 8 percent) and is applied with a vaginal insert."
- Phuli Cohan, The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow (Get the book.)

"There are also nonstimulant drugs for ADHD/ADD, which I prescribe much less frequently because of their inefficacy and side effects. Now we know that stimulant medications mainly stimulate the executive center of the frontal lobe. This is the part of the brain that is in charge of impulse control. Making the frontal lobe more active helps quiet ADD/ADHD behavior."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"This Faustian transaction includes unpleasant side effects. Chemical and pesticidal residues. Waxes and dyes. Uncontrollable oil hemorrhages. Banana republics. Irradiation and fumigation facilities. Cold-storage rooms where fruits rust for months on end. Billionaire fruit barons importing illicit substances on eighteen-wheelers from Colombia. Indentured laborers dying in tropical fields. But things are changing. There are alternatives to monoculture, whether it's velvety peaches that gush nectar or heirloom pears dating back to the Renaissance."
- Adam Leith Gollne, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (Get the book.)

"But within months of Tysabri's approval it became clear that the drug posed rarely seen but potentially fatal side effects. Some patients taking the drug developed a rare infection—progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML—and two patients died. Anita Louise Smith was one of these patients. Smith had enrolled in an experimental drug trial for treating multiple sclerosis with Tysabri in 2002 in Colorado. Although Smith had been diagnosed with MS, she had not yet developed debilitating symptoms."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"In five or ten years we're going to have good ways to tamp down the immune system and keep severe paralysis from happening—ways that do not carry the severe side effects of many of the drugs in use today," Kerr says. But, he ponders, "What about those people who are already in a wheelchair? Or who are struck suddenly and without warning by autoimmune disease and end up paralyzed before treatment to stop severe damage can even begin? We need to be able to give these mothers and husbands and children and grandparents back the lives they deserve to have."

- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"Questions have multiplied recently because constant news about the serious side effects of major drugs are making people increasingly fearful. Statins sell under a variety of brand names: Mevacor, Lipitor, Prava-chol, Zocor, Lescol, and Crestor. Technically, they are HMG-CoA (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A) reductase inhibitors, meaning they reduce the action of the principal enzyme in the liver that produces cholesterol. The targeted medical effect is to decrease LDL cholesterol. We use statins extensively but selectively in our practices."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Meanwhile, four years after her diagnosis, the side effects from the drugs Jan takes pose additional problems. She lives with constant bruising that she describes as "permanent bands of discoloration across my abdomen." Recently, she knocked her foot against the side of a swimming pool, and what started as a tiny bruise morphed into a black and blue hematoma from heel to toe, requiring a trip to the ER. Those kinds of crises are commonplace for her now. But Jan doesn't just worry about what might happen if she were to be insufficiently anticoagulated again."
- Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Autoimmune Epidemic (Get the book.)

"These serious side effects notwithstanding, there are other issues. A large proportion of cancers detected by PSA may be so-called indolent tumors, ones that are unlikely to produce clinical symptoms or affect survival. In other words, such tumors may be there, but do nothing that would reduce life expectancy. How does one know if his tumor is indolent or aggressive? How does one make what could be life or death decisions?"
- Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea, What If Medicine Disappeared? (Get the book.)

"Your school administrators may not agree and your doctor may be skeptical, but do not lose sight of the fact that none of these people knows your child as well as you do, and none of them will have to deal with the negative side effects of the medication as much as your family will. Accept their help and their advice, but make sure they know that you will participate in all decisions when it comes to your child's health."
- Jay Gordon, The ADD and ADHD Cure: The Natural Way to Treat Hyperactivity and Refocus Your Child (Get the book.)

"She claimed generally positive results with many types of cancer with no harmful side effects. She reportedly also believed that treatment would reduce the risk of metastasis following surgery to remove tumor tissue. In addition, Flora, the manufacturer, has received thousands of user reports from cancer patients who have experienced tremendous health benefits from Flor-Essence. While research is ongoing and data still need to be documented, Flor-Essence is a cancer tonic that people find truly helps. WHAT IS IT? So what exactly is Flor-Essence and what accounts for its healing powers?"
- Freedom Press, Natural Cancer Cures: The Definitive Guide to Using Dietary Supplements to Fight and Prevent Cancer (Get the book.)

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