Is this POISON in your blood!?
Sometimes it seems like our whole environment is toxic!
Of course, we all do the best we can to avoid toxins and stay healthy.
You know to filter your water… stay inside on smoggy days… eat organic. But there’s a toxin lurking under the surface that no one’s talking about.
And it could be the deadliest enemy of all…
Pollution in your veins
It turns out, it’s not just our water supply and food that’s polluted.
Our blood is too.
Like something out of an action movie, our blood is INFESTED with tiny molecules from the drugs we take… long after we’ve stopped taking them.
In a new study, researchers discovered that drugs hang around in our blood longer than we thought, which could lead to dangerous interactions with the CURRENT drugs we’re taking.
The study started with seeing how long caffeine stays in our system… but then it quickly took a turn.
The researchers discovered that there was MUCH more in the blood samples than just the molecular remnants of their last cup of joe.
When they surveyed 18 samples donated from a blood bank, they found that almost half had remnants of dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, as well as alprazolam, otherwise known as the anti-anxiety medication Xanax.
While the researchers didn’t detect any lingering damage from the remnants of these medications, it presents a new predicament:
1. First, what will happen when donated blood interacts with the receiver’s current medications?
2. And secondly, what happens when we switch medications?
More studies will have to be done to find the solution is to this problem, but there IS something you can do right now…
Stick to natural supplements, along with diet and exercise, whenever possible to treat your disease. Ideally, find an integrative doctor who won’t leap to prescription drugs as first line treatment.
You can find an integrative physician on the American College for Advancement in Medicine’s website or the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) website.