Toxic Concoctions…Look Out Liver!


Did you know that Acetaminophen (commonly marketed as Tylenol) is actually the number one cause of acute liver failure in the U.S.?  In fact, Acetaminophen can be toxic to your liver (even at recommended doses) when taken daily for just a couple of weeks.  Unfortunately if you combine the use of Acetaminophen with alcohol you are significantly increasing your risk of damage to the liver and/or kidneys.  I’d be willing to bet that there are countless Americans that end a hard day at the office with a couple of Tylenol and a glass of wine.  I know my share of those that do.  A little Tylenol for the headache…a little wine for the nerves?  It looks like you might end up with a whole lot more than a headache!

Unfortunately, familiarity with this miracle drug offers a  false sense of security that is putting many people in harm’s way.   When suffering with a cold, headache or other pain,  lots of people end up doubling or even tripling the maximum recommended dose by taking multiple over-the-counter medications,  all of which may contain acetaminophen at varying amounts.

Oddly, research suggests that taking just a little more than the recommended dose over the course of several days or weeks (commonly referred to as “staggered overdosing”) is far more risky than taking one large overdose.

To make matters worse  there are millions of Americans currently being treated for chronic pain and are often prescribed  prescription painkillers such as Vicodin and Percocet which also contain acetaminophen!  This “staggered overdosing” could mean death to your liver and kidneys.

Is it any wonder that the rate of liver and kidney failure is on the rise across America?  It’s time to take control of your own health AND to stop mixing toxic concoctions that may be costing you your health (and potentially your life)!  It’s also time to start using your reading skills for something other than the Wall Street Journal or Facebook.  Answers for what ails you is often in black and white and just waiting for you to read them!

Most pain related health challenges can be easily remedied with proper hydration.  “Open mouth…insert water”.  It can’t get any easier than that!

Bottoms-up Boomers!



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