It seems common for us to be use ibuprofen for nearly every symptom like Headaches, toothaches, back pain. According many medical experts around the world claim that these drugs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs), have serious side effects and are a major cause of drug-induced injury.
Ibuprofen doesn’t cure the pain and in the long run it is toxic to the heart muscle. In fact, using long period of time may even cause death.
More Harm Than Good
In 2005, the FDA issued a warning about ibuprofen, saying it significantly increases one’s risk of heart attack or stroke. Keep in mind that the FDA approves of some pretty terrible medications, but even they are raising a red flag when it comes to this over the counter drug. The organization has since emphasized the warning with the following information
-Ibuprofen significantly raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes, even after short term use.
-The risk increases with higher doses of NSAIDs taken for longer periods of time.
-The risk is somewhat higher for people who already have heart disease.
Additionally, the risk is much higher for people older than 40, and the chances for these people to develop heart problems are extremely high.
The Natural Alternative of Ibuprofen
Turmeric isn’t just a spice, it’s a natural medicine. In fact, it works better than drugs in fighting disease such as fatty liver disease, pain, arthritis, weight loss, depression and even cancer.
The active compound in turmeric is curcumin, it has analgesic properties. It reduce the sensation of pain by triggering a response in the opioid receptors in the brain. Unlike drugs, though, turmeric doesn’t cause addiction.
Homemade Turmeric Supplements
1/3 cup organic, ground turmeric
big pinch of ground black pepper
3 tbsp raw, organic honey
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
-Mix all ingredients together in a bowl to make a paste.
-Take pinches of the turmeric paste and roll them into small balls.
-Place in freezer for about 1 hour and remove.
-Store in a glass container and keep it in your refrigerator.
-Take 2-3 a day.
-In a glass mix 1 tbsp. turmeric powder, 1 cup of honey and the juice of 1 lemon.
-Add 1 of the mixture into a cup of warm water or tea 3 times a day.