Each time I would arrive at CVS pharmacy and pick up my medication for Crohns or IBS, I would try not to look at the harmful side effects section. I would only look at the top for the purpose of the drug and then quickly tuck it away in the draw. I knew there were dangerous side effects, but I just didn’t want to know. Here are some of the side effects for various treatments:
- Biologics – increased risk of serious infections that could lead to hospitalization or death. (Wait.. What??) Some people taking TNF inhibitors have developed certain cancers such as lymphoma. (Seriously??)
- Pentasa/Asacol – These are more on the safe side, but over time they actually cause small holes in the intestines where bacteria can hide and cause even more trouble. (Leaky Gut)
- Steroids – These should be taken for only a short time. These drugs actually harm the growth of the good bacteria that should be helping you get well!!! (What the??)
These drugs are supposed to be helping you and not causing more problems!!! Yikes! Like I have said before, these drugs are only band-aids that cover the problem and never treat the real cause.
The natural side of juicing and diet addresses the cause of the inflammation in the first place. It contains natural anti-inflammatory properties that take the place of the drugs you take. It cleanses out the harmful bacteria and replaces the good to get your immune system back on track. When your immune system gets back in gear, the inflammatory response turns off. The vicious cycle ends and you create a pleasant environment in the gi tract.
If you just do a simple search of the harmful side of drugs, you will see that the doctors are just giving out band-aids and collecting big money from those who sell these drugs. It is pretty crazy!!
**As always, I never recommend that anyone goes off of their medication on your own. Please consult your doctor and make your own decisions based on how you feel**