Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Drug-induced nutrient depletion

Just come back from Convention - excuse the plug, but it inspiring.

Dr. Bart Moore of the medical advisory board spoke on the captioned topic. A google search using the same term provides only a few references.

Top 5 causes of death:

1. Cancer
2. Heart disease
3. Stroke
4. Lung disease
6. Accidents

Also, Dr. Wentz spoke of Lipitor and Zocor - two of the US's best-selling drugs at $15bn sales and 75m prescriptions - these deplete Coenzyme Q10 which lead to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and low energy.... and the no. 1 prescriptive drug at 100m is acetaminophen which depletes glutathiones which decrease hepatic detoxification and immunity.