An Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR's) is a negative side effect that occurs from using a drug as prescribed. The New England Journal of Medicine shows that ADR's occur in one out of every four individuals who visit their family medical doctor - this equates 22 million people. Many ADR's are not caused by the drug directly. Instead, they are the result of drug-induced nutritional deficiencies.
The primary mechanisms of drug-induced nutrient depletion include inhibition of nutrient absorption, synthesis, transport, storage, metabolism or excretion. Regardless of the mechanism the end result is the same - ADR's.
The magnitude of this danger is immense. Despite the 22 million who are injured every year from ADR's, the FDA does not require drug companies to report whether or not an approved drug elicits a nutrient deficiency. As a result, most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this real and present danger. This lack of awareness among our health professionals puts millions at risk for poor health and even premature death - courtesy of ADR's.
Kay's Note: Heal through good nutrition and avoid as many drug risks as possible!