The Big 3 – Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in America

Over 100 million prescriptions EACH are written for these drugs every year.

The top – most prescribed – drugs are: Lisinopril for high blood pressure. Brand name: Zestril, cost: $27.10 [average retail].

Adverse effects: dizziness, cough, pain in the hands and feet.

Atorvastatin for cholesterol.  Brand name: Lipitor, cost: $218.51 [average retail].

Adverse effects: muscle pain, diarrhea, nausea.

Levothyroxine  for thyroid.  Brand name: Synthroid, cost: $31.29 [average retail].

Adverse effects: hyperactivity, anxiety, headache, sweating.

Natural Solutions for These Concerns

For High Blood Pressure, 16 trials on grape seed in over 800 patients confirm that grape seed is effective at reducing blood pressure levels – without significant adverse effects.

Olive leaf lowered systolic pressure by 11 points and diastolic pressure by 5 points - results equal to prescription blood pressure medication.

What to look for: 500 mg olive leaf standardized to oleuropein, with 100 mg tannin-free French grape seed extract–take twice daily.

For Low Thyroid Function: Iodine, l-tyrosine, and selenium.

Signs of low thyroid: fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss, slow heart rate, sensitivity to cold, depression.

Iodine and l-tyrosine = building blocks for thyroid hormones.

For additional thyroid support, add selenium, which is required for the metabolism of thyroid hormones.

In a study of over 6,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 70, those eating diets with low selenium content had a 69% increased risk of thyroid disease over those with adequate selenium intake diet.

For thyroid conditions, take 15 to 30 mg of iodine with 200 – 400 mg of l-tyrosine daily, and 150 – 300 mcg selenium.

Look for three forms of iodine: potassium iodide, sodium iodide, molecular iodine.

To effectively manage cholesterol there are several options,

Option #1 is Amla 500 mg twice daily.

Option #2 is an ultra absorbed Berberine 250 mg once daily.

Actually both can be used together.

While cholesterol has always been singled out as the enemy, it is truly your friend and does not cause heart disease, while the real enemy to your heart health is a waxy fat called Triglycerides that are the results of eating excessive carbohydrates and sugar.

Healthy fats are essential, sugar is NOT ESSENTIAL.

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Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.

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