Potty Problems? Maybe You Should Understand W H Y!

toiletIn 2012 the FDA  approved Linzess, a drug that relieves constipation and pain for some adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Today, Linzess is widely advertised during prime time TV because of its popularity among consumers with colon challenges.  A 30-second commercial aired during prime time comes with $250,000+ price tag.  That should shed some light on the demand for relief AND the profitability surrounding “wonder drugs”.

The National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse reports that 42 million Americans (of all ages, races and socioeconomic groups) are chronically constipated.  Since most people are too embarrassed to talk about such things (unless they hit a health crisis) I’m pretty sure that there are a whole lot more constipated people walking around unreported.

Constipation is the most common GI problem in America and it’s no laughing matter.  It’s more than a minor inconvenience,  it is extremely detrimental for your overall health!   Surely you can’t believe that it is OK to consume food on a regular basis without getting rid of it on a regular basis too!  That’s just plain common sense!  Medications and  Metamucil are NOT the answer for your potty problems!

Barring some sort of blockage that prevents your colon from getting rid of waste, there are only two reasons that going potty is a problem for you:

1.  A frequently over-looked cause of constipation is medications. It should come as no surprise that the biggest culprits are also some of the most widely prescribed including anti-depressants, narcotic pain medications, high blood pressure medications, blood thinners and medications used to “treat” high cholesterol.

2.  The MOST over-looked cause of constipation is dehydration.  Did you know that when you’re  dehydrated the body will draw fluids from the colon (yuck) just to function?   This fact should be enough to make anybody drink!

If you doubt that dehydration is the probable cause for your potty problems, think again.  Here is how Linzess, the wonder pharmaceutical works:

Linaclotide (aka Linzess)  is used to treat certain types of bowel problems (irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation). It works by increasing fluid in your intestines which helps speed up movement of food through the gut. 

So you see?  If you have enough water in your body (and colon) you’ll be able to go potty without pharmaceuticals and the rest of your body won’t be functioning on fluids from your colon.

The leading colon specialist in the world, Dr. Hiromi Shinya would NEVER prescribe a pill to help you go potty.  He would coach you on the importance of the proper diet for a healthy colon and he would INSIST that you drink Kangen Water® and lots of it.  Water is NOT “just water”.

Instead of using Roto-Rooter techniques for your potty problems, get proactive and drink the right kind of water.  Your colon (and all of the rest of you) will thank you for it!

Bottoms-up, Boomers!



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Side effects of Linzess:

Abdominal or stomach pain, severe diarrhea, heartburn, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting,weakness, bleeding from the rectum. bloody, black, or tarry stools. confusion, cough,decreased urination, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, dry mouth, fainting,fast heartbeat, hives or welts, increase in heart rate. itching , loss of bowel control, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue, rapid breathing, redness of the skin, shortness of breath, skin rash, sunken eyes, thirst, tightness in chest, unusual tiredness or weakness. wheezing,wrinkled skin.


Blood Thinners? How About a Good DIY Approach?

blood clotThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved what they consider to be  a “very promising” anti-clotting drug for high-risk heart patients in spite of severe opposition over potential side affects.

The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

Sold as Zontivity (vorapaxar), the medication is said to be designed to lower the chances of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. It also claims to lower the need for procedures to restore blood flow to the heart or to blocked arteries in the legs.  The study that supported the drug’s approval reports that Zontivity lowered these risks from 9.5 percent to 7.9 percent over a three-year period.  That doesn’t seem like much of a drop over a 3-year period to me but what do I know?

What is the cost of Zontivity?  Drum roll please…the average wholesale price is $320.76 for a 30 tablet bottle, $962.28 for the 90 tablet bottle, and $1069.20 for a 100 tablet bottle.  The average unit price is $10.69 per tablet.  That sure is a high price to pay for not-so-promising results!

The bigger “price” to pay comes with the known side effects of taking any blood thinner:

  • Bleeding that is severe or that you cannot control (assuming it’s not too late)
  • Pink, red, or brown urine (signs of internal bleeding)
  • Vomiting blood or your vomit looks like “coffee grounds” (sign of internal bleeding)
  • Red or black stools that looks like tar  (sign of internal bleeding)
  • Coughing up blood or blood clots (time to call 9-1-1)

The Wiser Alternatives

Before you stand in line to get this “very promising” anti-clotting drug (or any of the others by a different name) at the modest price of $10.69 per tablet, I suggest that you spend a little time educating yourself on ways to get your arteries to cooperate without the need for dangerous drugs.

The first order of business for sustaining healthy arteries is to  properly hydrate.  Your blood is 90% water and as you continue in a dehydrated state, the blood will begin to thicken and plaque will begin to build up. It really isn’t rocket-science…doctors just make it seem like it is.  Stay hydrated!

Since water is a very important part of the equation the amount of water you drink and the kind of water you drink should be a priority for you.  You may be assuming that you’re not dehydrated because you drink some sort of fluids throughout the day but it is reported that most American’s are chronically dehydrated which can easily explain so many of our health problems.  Never, EVER merely count on feeling thirsty.  Thirst is the warning signal on your “dashboard” that comes on when you’re already seriously dehydrated.  Since we lose our sense of thirst as we age, it’s not a good idea to count on feeling thirsty as a signal to drink water.

You’re probably already spending a small fortune on other beverages or, worse yet, bottled water (at the rate of $5.00+ a gallon).  It’s time to bite-the-bullet and purchase a quality water ionizer that will produce (what some countries consider to be) “medical grade water“.  Why medical grade? Because restructured water has amazing benefits for the human body.  Buy it once…drink for years…feed your arteries!  If you buy the best ionizer on the market to produce the best water results for the next 20 years or so, you’ll be paying a good price for this investment in your health.  Then again, not nearly as much as you’ll be paying for Zontivity AND you’ll have NO SIDE EFFECTS!

The Next Order of Business

The next recommended order of business is to take a quality supplement that has been proven to reduce plaque in the arteries.    There are hundreds of studies confirming the countless benefits of turmeric.  In fact, the  turmeric studies are so compelling that pharmaceutical firms are working hard to come up with a synthetic alternative that they can charge an arm and a leg for.   The finest turmeric on the market today will cost about $5.00 a day.   A small price to pay for healthy arteries AND NO DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS!

I guess if you want to sit back in your recliner and wait for the next “very promising” pharmaceutical to hit the market then that’s your prerogative.  You may experience less out-of-pocket expenses by sticking with whatever potion your physician tells you to take but you’ll sure pay a bigger price for it in the long run.  Don’t forget, there is no cure for whatever ails you…your doctor is merely treating symptoms.  Your best defense is natural prevention.  You’ll be amazed to see what the body can do with a little help!

The human body is a miraculous creation and it is designed to “mend” itself IF we give it what it needs.  Don’t you think it’s time to be more in-tune with what your body NEEDS instead of relying on high-priced, “highly recommended” pharmaceuticals that come with a whole lot of serious risks?

Bottoms-up, Boomers!



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