Many of my readers and patients believe that as long as they're using a TOPICAL medication, it "must not be toxic." I am constantly in awe that the FDA is constantly looking for ways to put down non-drug therapies and remedies, yet the substances that keep popping-up as the most dangerous are those approved by the same organization that "claims" they're only goal is to protect us consumers.
These facts have never been more pointed than the recent announcement by the FDA that a topical gel prescribed for arthritis-type pain, known as Dicoflenac Gel (brand name Voltaren Gel), is linked to SEVERE liver damage - and this toxicity can appear within the first month of use!...Click to continue reading...
It has recently come to my awareness that the FDA has reported that this topical pain gel is blamed for causing liver necrosis (death of liver cells), jaundice, and liver failure. The extend of damage is so serious that some cases have actually required a liver transplant, and some that been fatal!
Even with the above knowledge, Dicoflenac Gel remains on the market.
There are so many effective natural nutraceuticals for pain and inflammation, why would anyone continue to add to their body's toxic load by taking pain medications known to have serious side effects? I almost lost my life several years ago to a disorder known as autointoxication (leaky gut) caused by prescribed oral pain medications after a life-threatening accident - I KNOW the damage pain medications cause, I'm a recovered victim. However, as previously mentioned, many people believe that as long as the medication is topical, it doesn't pose the same risks.
Think about this!
The skin is the largest organ of ELIMINATION and ABSORPTION, knowing that fact explains why whatever you put on your skin is absorbed and, therefore, still needs to be dealt with by the organs of detoxification, specifically the liver. This is why it's SO important to make sure EVERYTHING applied to the skin is as natural as possible (creams, lotions, cosmetics, soap, etc.).
Today, we are so fortunate to have at our disposal non-toxic natural nutraceuticals and herbal complexes that assist the body in eliminating the cause of inflammation and the resulting pain.
For instance, the two complexes I use and recommend the most, available only through health professionals, are InflamaZyme, a systemic enzyme blend that not only gets rid of pain, but also maintains a healthy blood flow. It MUST be taken on an empty stomach (45 min. before and after any food) and can be taken at high does for acute pain for up to 7 days, thereafter, at reduced doses daily as needed.
Another complex that is extremely effective for long-term management of pain and inflammation is a totally natural product called SerraFX. It is a pure, potent formula of Serratiopeptidase. This formula does not upset or cause G.I. distress like aspirin or other anti-inflammatories do.
If you choose, or need, to use a natural, non-toxic topical cream for inflammation, and the pain associated with it, try what I use Inflammation Relief Cream. It penetrates deep into your skin to provide prompt relief from the aches, pain and stiffness caused by inflammation (arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc.) and degenerative conditions. It provides excellent results when applied to sprains, bruises and soreness caused from over-exertion.
In addition, there are many herbal remedies we use in the practice depending on specific needs for both short and long-term pain management. There is no reason to subject yourself to toxic drugs (over-the-counter or prescription).
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Dr. Gloria Gilbère (aka Dr. G), N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D.,
EcoErgonomist, Wholistic Rejuvenist
Dr. Gilbère is renowned worldwide for her work in identifying and finding natural solutions to chemically-induced and inflammatory disorders, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, and digestive disorders that defy conventional diagnosis and treatment. She consults worldwide via telephone and at her Institute in north
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Health Science Institute, Dec. 09