“Over-the-counter drug (ibuprofen) linked to 31% increased cardiac arrest risk, with the figure rising to 50% for diclofenac, says research.”

A wise man once said that each action has an equal and opposite reaction. The same goes when we put drugs into our body! There might be a temporary decrease in pain but the question is what are the ramifications? What is the toll that our body pays in the long run?

Here is the latest research on NSAIDs, take a look at some of the highlights:

“There have been fresh calls for restrictions on the sale of the painkiller ibuprofen after another study found it heightens the risk of cardiac arrest.”

“Taking the over-the-counter drug was associated with a 31% increased risk.”

Prof Gunnar Gislason of the University of Copenhagen, who led the study, called for tighter controls on the sale of ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. He said: “Allowing these drugs to be purchased without a prescription, and without any advice or restrictions, sends a message to the public that they must be safe.

The findings are the latest to raise alarm about the use of NSAIDs. Last September a study in British Medical Journal found they were linked to an increased risk of heart failure. Previous studies have linked the drugs to abnormal heart rhythm – which can cause heart failure – and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke if taken regularly.

He added: “The current message being sent to the public about NSAIDs is wrong. If you can buy these drugs in a convenience store then you probably think: ‘They must be safe for me.’

Here is a great quote by the founder of the Chiropractic profession Dr. DD Palmer:
“There is a vast difference between treating the effects and adjusting the cause”

When we are taking a drug to mask the symptoms of an underlying problem we are not addressing the cause. That is how we grow sick and diseased. When we treat the cause of the problem through increased function and vitality we grow toward health freedom. You and your family deserve the freedom to be present and active in your community and life. Education is knowledge, feel empowered!

Yours in Health,
Team at CCC