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with ovulation, pregnancy, and the development of the fetus, increase the risk of heart disease and stroke(↓ folic acid:↑
(NSAIDS) Natural Versus the Not So Homocysteine levels), reduces your immune system and Natural
many other functions your body performs.
By Dr. Alfin Mitha, Hons. B.Sc., D.C.
One of the most common conditions Aspirin, Celebrex, Advil, Motrin, and Naproxen are prescribed for are arthritic in nature. Now tel me if this makes sense to you. Pain from joints occurs when the cartilage is damaged in some way. Chemicals will be produced that bring more blood through an area causing swelling. Swel ing reduces the amount of joint movement by increasing the pressure. The pressure is also placed on nerves which may cause pain. Chemicals are also produced that will irritate pain nerve endings hence also causing pain. Remember, pain is your body’s way of tel ing you there is something wrong. So NSAIDS will in most cases stop or at least reduce both the inflam- mation and the pain. Now when cartilage in a joint is damaged , cartilage-destroying enzymes (col agenase and phospholipase) are also released and cause more damage.
If you are on NSAIDS then you go about your everyday life not feeling this. You had pain, you took a pil , the pain is gone and you do not think about it any more. However, the Aspirin, Celebrex, Advil, Motrin, or Naproxen you took does not stop the cartilage destroying enzymes from destroying
NSAIDS (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatories) are one of the
the joint space. NSAIDS also deplete vitamin C and sulphur,
seven mostcommonly prescribed drugs in North America
both of which are necessary for cartilage development.
and the most widely used class of drugs in the world. Over 70 mil ion prescriptions are written, more than 30 bil ion
So in fact you by taking an NSAID have stopped your body
NSAIDS are sold per year including Aspirin, Celebrex,
from tel ing you there is something wrong. The damaged
ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and Naproxen.
joint remains damaged and now the NSAIDS help accelerate the damage hence causing what you took the
However, before you take that pil for your aches and pains,
keep in mind that there are more deaths annual y related to NSAIDS use than AIDS related deaths. More people die
Special points of interest:
each year of bleeding ulcers caused by NSAIDS than from cocaine abuse, and the estimated number of annual
• Over 70 mil ion prescriptions are written, more than 30
hospitalizations in the US for serious GI complications is at
bil ion NSAIDS are sold per year including Aspirin,
least 103,000 people with direct costs exceeding $2 bil ion.
Celebrex, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and Naproxen
NSAIDS act to prevent the body from manufacturing certain
• That there are more deaths annual y related to NSAIDS
substances cal ed prostaglandins. Prostaglandins can cause pain and inflammation but others protect the lining of the
• More people die each year of bleeding ulcers caused by
stomach, help build proteins, play a major role in ovulation,
NSAIDS than from cocaine abuse, and the estimated
and thousands of other effects in your body. Thus in
number of annual hospitalizations in the US for serious
blocking the beneficial prostaglandins NSAIDS can cause
GI complications is at least 103,000 people with direct
stomach upset or produce GI bleeding and ulcers; interfere
• Aspirin, Celebrex, Advil, Motrin, or Naproxen does not
stop the cartilage destroying enzymes from destroying
• Long term use of NSAIDS for pain cause 1000 serious
the joint space. NSAIDS also deplete vitamin C and
complications and 200 deaths per mil ion cases.
sulphur, both of which are necessary for cartilage development.
About the Author:
As a life-long resident of Brampton (34 years), Dr. Alfin Mitha endeavors to provide this city with reliable, inform-ative Chiropractic care. He lives here with his 2 kids, Aura and Zen, and his wife Rupi. Having completed his Bachelor of Science degree in both Biology and Pharmacology at McMaster University, Dr. Mitha had the oppor-tunity to work with Eli Lilly pharmaceuticals in their Research and Development of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Prozac. Deciding that the private sector in medicine was not for him, Dr. Mitha then took one year off to work in Ixtapa, Mexico as a land sports G.O for Club Med. Having considered Chiropractic in the past, it was only confirmed while having the chance to meet many Chiropractors during his time in Ixtapa. The next part of his journey took him to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario. During
his education, he still maintained an active physical lifestyle while working as a personal trainer. His internship year provided him the op-portunity to work at 2 very different and unique places. The first part of his internship was at Anishnawbe Health and Native Wellness Center which serviced much of Toronto’s aboriginal and homeless community. The second part of his internship allowed him the chance to treat players of the Canadian National Soccer Team, and other elite Canadian athletes. Both of these placements allowed Dr. Mitha to understand many aspects of illness, injury and health. A focus which remains in his clinic; In GoodHands. Having returned back to Brampton (a resident of 34 years, he has since become an active member of the Rotary Club, Brampton Tennis Club, Brampton Volleyball League, Yoga instructor and more recently the Health Practioner Advisory Committee for the city. Dr. Mitha wishes to become a more integral part of Brampton’s community. “It is imperative that we take care of our body and mind, it is our most valuable asset. The first step is education and if anything else, we provide that for our patients”.
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