The 7 Most Prescribed Drugs In The World And Their Natural Counterparts
Prescription drugs are literally fed to us like candy. They cause way more harm than they do good, and they’re unnecessary, to begin with.
It’s literally pointless to have prescription drugs when we have natural plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, extracts, and roots that treat all of our health issues 100% effectively. Prescription medications are simply a way for a coward on top of a pyramid scheme to get richer. They cause way more harm than good because they are addictive and bring along tons of different side effects. Muscle pain, dizziness, nausea, coughing, hair loss, loss of appetite, fluid retention, and even liver problems just to name a few of the most common side effects of prescription medications.
Prescription drugs affect your whole body. It might fix one problem, but it causes another somewhere else. Blood pressure drugs are known as ACE inhibitors not only relax blood vessels to decrease pressure, but they also contract your pupils, stimulate digestive secretions, and constrict the bronchi in the lungs. Everything you take is setting off a chain reaction all throughout your body. Thankfully, there is a natural counterpart to every drug. Need something for arthritis? Turmeric. Have a cough? Honey and lemon.
See? It’s that easy. The best part about natural ingredients is that they don’t damage any healthy cells in the process. Instead of causing problems in another area of your body, they might actually fix your headache and promote better cardiovascular health. Here is a compiled list of America’s most popular prescription drugs and their natural counterpart.
Hydrocodone – Hydrocodone also includes drugs known as acetaminophen, Vicodin, and Oxycontin. These are currently the most prescribed medications in the world and they are used for pain. It is an oral psychoactive drug that works as an analgesic and a narcotic. Natural foods that can replace this dangerous drug are ginger, turmeric, berries, cayenne pepper, celery seeds, cherries, dark green veggies, and walnuts.
Statins – Statins are extremely popular in America because of the heart disease crisis. They are meant to lower LDL cholesterol, but they actually increase your risk for heart disease instead of lowering it. They might also be causing cancer. Natural ingredients known to help with lowering blood pressure are nuts, spinach, apples, turmeric, cranberries, green tea, fatty fish, coconut oil, and hawthorn berry.
Lisinopril – Lisinopril includes a variety of different drug brands like Prinivil, Zestril, Norvasc, and Amlodipine. They make up about 23% of today’s prescribed drugs. It is used in the treatment of hypertension by inhibiting the influx of calcium ions into vascular smooth muscle and cardiac muscle. Instead of taking lisinopril, you should instead take any foods that are high in vitamin C, any foods high in magnesium (chocolate, green leafy vegetables, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, blackstrap molasses, pumpkin and squash seeds, pine nuts, and black walnuts).
Synthroid – Synthroid is typically prescribed for hypothyroidism. They are a synthetic version of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. Use of this drug causes long-term thyroid suppression and the eventual dependence on the drug. It is also known to cause cardiac side effects and contributes to the decrease in bone mineral density. Natural counterparts to this drug are seaweed, kelp, radish, and other iodine-rich foods. Selenium and zinc are also essential in supporting thyroid function such as eggs, bananas, cranberries, strawberries, and Himalayan salt crystals.
Prilosec – Prilosec is an antacid that suppresses gastric acid secretion by a specific inhibitor of the gastric acid ions in cells. The absorption of omeprazole takes place in the small intestine essentially turning off the switch that promotes healthy digestion. Natural foods that are excellent antacids are grapefruits, probiotics, broccoli sprouts, manuka honey, and baking soda. Pickle juice is also a fantastic way to solve excess stomach acid.
Azithromycin and Amoxicillin – these drugs are very common antibiotics. They take up 17% of the most prescribed drugs in America and they can cause tons of health issues. Common side effects of these antibiotics include heart palpitations, bradycardia, elevated blood pressure, development of male breasts, and inflammation of the pancreas. They can easily be replaced by vitamin D, garlic, coconut oil, turmeric, salmon, sardines, and nuts. Manuka honey has also proven to be an excellent alternative.
Glucophage – this is an oral anti-diabetic drug that makes up 7% of the top prescribed medications. It causes lactic acidosis, impaired liver and kidney function, decreased thyroid stimulating hormone and testosterone, and increases homocysteine levels. Natural alternatives include black tea, sunlight, turmeric, nuts, chia seeds, green veggies, cinnamon, vinegar, and broccoli.