Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Acetaminophen Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Dysfunction When Combined with Alcohol-from Dr. Mercola

Here is another powerful article on Acetaminophen and how and why you should avoid it.
Besides the many listed natural and healthy alternatives mentioned, I also use Metagenics brand Kaprex.

Also reviewed are simple basics for a pain free life, as well as specific treatment modalities.

I'm discussing this as celiac patients and patients with non celiac gluten sensitivity have more pain issues and are at risk of having more negative reactions to drugs. A couple of the reasons are that the liver enzymes that metabolize our food and ingested chemicals are more dysfunctional, one reason being methylation gene abnormalities ( in the 76% range). And celiacs and GS people have low glutathione levels (also from methylation gene abnormalities and malnutrition).

You have got to watch to watch the video at the beginning of the article by Dr. Mercola as it has an easy to understand explanation as to how the accumulation of toxic by products occurs. It's less than 5 minutes in length and it's entertaining.

By Dr. Mercola

Given the fact that acetaminophen (sold under the brand name Tylenol, among others) is one of the most widely used drugs in the world, you might be surprised to learn that taking just a bit too much, on a regular basis, or taking it in combination with alcohol, can have rather significant health risks.

The drug can have adverse effects on your liver and kidneys, and acetaminophen-containing prescription drugs must now carry a warning about the potential for serious and potentially lethal skin disorders.

Acetaminophen can be toxic to your liver, even at recommended doses, when taken daily for just a couple of weeks.1

Sources and References

1 JAMA July 5, 2006: 296(1); 87-93
2 British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2012 Feb;73(2):285-94
3 Medical News Today November 4, 2013
4 141st annual American Public Health Association Meeting, Online Program
5 Hepatology September 1995: 22(3); 767-773
6 Montana.edu, Complications of Alcohol
7 LEF.org, Acetaminophen Toxicity
8 Lancet 2009 Oct 17;374(9698):1339-50
9 US FDA August 2, 2013
10 US FDA August 2, 2013
11 Altern Med Rev. 2010 Dec;15(4):337-44.
12 GreenMedInfo.com Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity

To Your Health
Dr. Barbara

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