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If you are taking Omeprazol or another proton pump inhibitor
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You are taking ...? Cristina Sales

Omeprazol, as all proton pump inhibitors, is prescribed to treat gastric ulcer, gastritis, esophagitis and gastro-aesophagical reflux. The long-term prescription is linked with B12 vitamin and magnesium deficiency and can trigger intestinal flora impairment and colitis.

If you are taking these drugs, take B12 vitamin and magnesium supplementation and keep an eye on your bowl wellness.

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Previous fortnight: Vitamins & Minerals
If you are doing anticoagulant therapy… should you, or shouldn’t you eat vegetables?
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You are taking ...? Daniela Seabra

Nowadays there are more people on oral anticoagulant therapy, and many of those are prohibited, by their doctors, of consuming vegetables and some fruits.

But is it really so? Are these wonderful foods prohibited to all of those that are making this kind of medication?  Of course not! Come learn more, and what precautions. 

 

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Fortnight started in 3 June 2013: Traveling & Meet
Taking medication and travelling for a long time...?
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You are taking ...? Cristina Sales

Taking medication and travelling for a long time...?

Prepare two sets of medication for an appropriate number of days.
Carry them in separate bags
Remember the drugs that were prescribed for possible exacerbations.
Bring medications for the day of travel.

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Fortnight started in 22 April 2013: Inflammation & Anti-inflammation
Are you taking an anti-inflammatory?
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You are taking ...? Cristina Sales

Taking anti-inflammatory drugs increases the risk of kidney failure, gastritis, gastric ulcer, gastrointestinal bleeding and myocardial infarction.
It is associated with worsening of hypertension, asthma and breathing difficulties.

If you are taking anti-inflammatory medication, do not extend the time beyond the treatment indicated.
To minimize chronic inflammation consider adopting nonpharmacological strategies we show you in this article.

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Fortnight started in 31 December 2012: Give & Receive
Are you taking a vitamin and mineral supplement with iron?
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You are taking ...? Cristina Sales
Iron is a mineral that is essential for proper function of our blood.
However, iron is a mineral that can act as an oxidant, increasing our oxidative stress, especially in the presence of vitamin C.

Taking a vitamin and mineral supplement with iron can do more harm than good.


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Fortnight started in 19 November 2012: Sleep & Sleeping
If you are taking Benzodiazepines…
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Learn that coffee counter their effect and can increase the grapefruit .
To regulate sleep taking melatonin or natural precursors of GABA may replace totally or partly taking benzodiazepines.

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Fortnight started in 5 November 2012: Cooking & Eating
If you are taking statins
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You are taking ...? Cristina Sales
If you are taking any medication from the family of statins (simvastatin is an example), to lower your cholesterol level, you may have a low Coenzyme Q10 level, also called Quinone Q10. Understand this situation and be able to avoid   consequences, is critical for your health!


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