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Why is it so hard to get people to understand the harm pharmaceutical medications have on the body? For over 16 years now Morinda Bioactives has been the leader in health  and wellness industry. With that said, we who are Bioactivist have had a hard time getting people to understand that most medication produced has so many side effects. If you knew that you can stay healthy without harming yourself, would you make a change? Would you keep taking medication with so many side effects? Lets take a look at some of the common medication given to patients for everyday problem we face.

1. High Blood Pressure: They are the leading causes of illness and death in the United States today: heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, in that order. And they have a lot in common. Medication used: Lisinopril use to treat High Blood Pressure. Here is the write-up about this.

What is lisinopril?

Lisinopril is in a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. ACE stands for angiotensin converting enzyme.

Lisinopril is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure, and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Lisinopril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Now here is the warning which is not always told to anyone who uses this medication.

Important information about lisinopril

Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Stop using lisinopril and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of lisinopril. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking this medicine, unless your doctor has told you to.

Vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure while you are taking lisinopril. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.

Before taking lisinopril

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to lisinopril or to any other ACE inhibitor, such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik).

To make sure you can safely take lisinopril, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
  • liver disease;
  • heart disease or congestive heart failure;
  • diabetes; or
  • a connective tissue disease such as Marfan syndrome, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.

FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use lisinopril if you are pregnant. Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Lisinopril can cause injury or death to the unborn baby if you take the medicine during your second or third trimester. Use effective birth control while taking this medicine. It is not known whether lisinopril passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use lisinopril without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

If you have high blood pressure and have taken this medication your doctor has just caused more harm to you. There are other ways to lower your blood pressure without harming yourself.

1. Changing your diet for starters, more green vegetables, less starch and fat in your diet would help. Less portions per-meal. Instead of eating one big meal per-day eat 6 child size portions. a light breakfast with nice glass of juice, green tea, or milk. Have a piece of fruit for a snack 2 hours before lunch, than a light lunch, salad with some chicken, turkey or seafood is a better choice. another snack fruit then dinner small portions again. 2 hours before bed have another piece of fruit and please drink lots of WATER.

2. Exercise: You don’t have to do much but just walk, not fast pace but just walk. For those who can not walk do to physical disability than do what you can in place of walking. It is a well-known fact that exercise can and does keep that extra pounds no one like away.

3. Sleep: It is so important to try to get a good night sleep. However, With so much going on in people’s live that may not be possible. But please try. You need at lease 6 hour to function well although 8 hours is recommended. If you can not get at lease 6 hour take a nap if possible but, sleep that is very important to get some rest.

4. Stress: if all else fails, keep or stress down to a bare minimal as possible. Stress all by itself can cause your blood pressure to rise.

You have one life enjoy the time you have, each day is precious, Have some fun.

Heart Disease:

Heart disease is any disorder that affects the heart’s ability to function normally. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart itself. This happens slowly over time. (See coronary artery disease.)

Some heart diseases can be present at birth (congenital heart diseases).

What is Letairis?

Letairis (ambrisentan) prevents thickening of the blood vessels, especially those in the lungs and heart. Letairis also lowers blood pressure in your lungs, helping your heart pump blood more efficiently.

Letairis is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It improves your ability to exercise and prevents your condition from getting worse.

Letairis may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Important information about Letairis

Letairis can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. If you are a woman of child-bearing potential, you will need to have a negative pregnancy test before you start treatment with Letairis. You will also be re-tested each month during your treatment. You will be required to use two forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy during your treatment, and for at least 1 month after your treatment ends. If you have had a tubal ligation or are using a copper IUD, you will not need to use a second form of birth control. Do not stop taking Letairis without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Letairis is available only under a special program called LEAP (Letairis Education and Access Program). You must be registered in the program and sign agreements to use birth control and undergo pregnancy and blood testing as required by the program. Read all program brochures and agreements carefully.

Before taking Letairis

Your should not use Letairis if you are allergic to ambrisentan, or if you are pregnant.

To make sure you can safely take Letairis, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • anemia (low red blood cell counts);
  • a history of liver problems; or
  • if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking Letairis.

FDA pregnancy category X.

See also: Letairis pregnancy and breastfeeding warnings (in more detail)

Letairis can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use Letairis if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment. If you are a woman of child-bearing potential, you will need to have a negative pregnancy test before you start treatment with Letairis. You will also be re-tested each month during your treatment. You will be required to use two forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy during your treatment, and for at least 1 month after your treatment ends. If you have had a tubal ligation or are using a copper IUD (intrauterine device), you will not need to use a second form of birth control. Recommended combinations of birth control forms include:

  • 1 hormone form (birth control pill, skin patch, implant, vaginal ring, or injection) plus 1 barrier form (condom, diaphragm with spermicide, or cervical cap with spermicide).
  • a condom and a female barrier form together (diaphragm with spermicide, or cervical cap with spermicide).
  • a partner’s vasectomy plus 1 hormone form or 1 barrier form.

Talk with your doctor about the use of emergency contraception if you have unprotected sex or if you believe your form of contraception has failed. It is not known whether ambrisentan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using Letairis. Ambrisentan may lower a man’s sperm count and could affect fertility (your ability to have children).

Cancer:

Cancer Medications

Drugs associated with Cancer

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Cancer. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

Adriamycin

Generic Name: doxorubicin (dox-oh-ROO-bi-sin)
Brand Name: Adriamycin

Adriamycin is for intravenous (IV) use only and should only be given under the supervision of a doctor experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapy agents. If Adriamycin accidentally leaks into surrounding tissue, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Notify your doctor immediately if redness, pain, or swelling at or around the injection site occur.

Adriamycin may cause severe and possibly life-threatening heart problems (eg, heart failure). These problems may occur during therapy or sometimes months to years after receiving Adriamycin. In some cases, heart problems are irreversible. The risk may be increased if you are using certain medicines that may affect heart function (eg, trastuzumab), or have a history of heart problems, radiation treatment to the chest area, or previous therapy with other anthracyclines (eg, epirubicin). The risk of developing heart problems varies depending on your dose and condition, although it can occur at any dose whether or not you are at risk. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop cough; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; shortness of breath; sudden, unexplained weight gain; or swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet.

Another type of cancer (acute myelogenous leukemia [AML]) and a certain blood problem (myelodysplastic syndrome [MDS]) have been reported in patients treated with anthracyclines, including Adriamycin. The risk varies depending on your dose and other medicines and/or radiation therapy. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

Adriamycin may cause bone marrow suppression. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop easy bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness or weakness, or signs of an infection (eg, fever, chills, persistent sore throat).

Tell your doctor if you have liver problems because your dose will have to be decreased. Your doctor will closely monitor you while you are using Adriamycin.

Adriamycin is used for:

Treating various types of cancer.

Adriamycin is an antineoplastic antibiotic. It works by killing cancer cells.

Do NOT use Adriamycin if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Adriamycin or to similar medicines (eg, epirubicin)
  • you have certain bone marrow problems (eg, low blood platelet levels, low red blood cell levels, low white blood cell levels)
  • you have severe liver problems
  • you have severe heart problems, severe irregular heartbeat, or recently had a heart attack
  • you have taken or will be taking palifermin within 24 hours before or after using Adriamycin

Before using Adriamycin:

Some medical conditions may interact with Adriamycin. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are able to become pregnant
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have swelling or soreness of the mouth or tongue, blood vessel disease, an infection, or liver problems
  • if you plan to receive any vaccines
  • if you are older than 50 years old
  • if you have a history of heart problems or radiation treatment (or are currently receiving radiation
    • treatment), or if you have previously received Adriamycin or similar medicines (eg, epirubicin, daunorubicin)
    • if you are taking medicines that may affect heart function (eg, calcium channel blockers, trastuzumab). Ask your doctor if you are unsure if any of your medicines may affect heart function

    Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Adriamycin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    • Calcium channel blockers (eg, diltiazem, verapamil), cyclophosphamide, or trastuzumab because the risk of heart problems (eg, heart failure) may be increased
    • Cyclosporine, cytarabine, paclitaxel, progesterone, or streptozocin because it may increase the risk of Adriamycin’s side effects
    • Phenobarbital because it may decrease Adriamycin’s effectiveness
    • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased
    • Palifermin because if mouth or tongue sores develop, they may be more severe or last longer
    • Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Adriamycin
    • Medicines that may harm the liver (eg, acetaminophen, methotrexate, ketoconazole, isoniazid, certain medicines for HIV infection) because the risk of Adriamycin’s side effects may be increased. Ask your doctor if you are unsure if any of your medicines might harm the liver

    This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Adriamycin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

    I am in no way condemning all medication because some medications are needed for immediate care, such as heart attacks or strokes. However there is a better way and less harmful way to care for yourself. Trying alternative medicines is the way to go. Whether you use Morinda Bioactives or some other ALL natural   forms of medicines is up to you. But I strongly believe in Morinda Bioactives  is the way to go (Health Without Harm). And here is way:

    Bioactives

    Bioactives are chemical compounds—like vitamins and minerals—that produce biological activity within the body. The Morinda Bioactives products contain an extremely broad range of bioactives including iridoids, lignans, coumarins, polysaccharides, flavonoids, and fatty acids.

    Iridoids

    Iridoids:

    Iridoids are a class of powerful phytochemicals that provide a wide range of bioactivity in key body systems. They’re also adaptogenic, which means they can help safely “normalize” the health and function of biological systems within the body.*

    Bioavailability

    Bioavailability:

    Many fruits and plants contain bioactive nutrients that are helpful for the body. However, many of the most common bioactives are unstable and degrade quickly when exposed to heat, processing or storage for long periods. Noni iridoids are highly stable and retain their integrity through processing and storage.

    benefits of bioactives

    Benefits of bioactives:

    The benefits of iridoids are wide-ranging and include protection of the heart and cardiovascular system, antioxidant support, DNA protection, improved joint health, and more. Click here to find out more.*

    Research

    Scientific support means different things to different companies. While many companies claim to have research that supports their products, the truth is that much of this research is weak, limited or simply irrelevant.

    As mentioned, the clinical studies on Thrive Adaptogenics products are peer-reviewed and published in prestigious international science journals or presented in scientific conferences. Human clinical studies are the gold-standard of health research, and provide a more definitive picture of the potential for a particular compound, food or therapy. Morinda Bioactives is committed to expanding its scope of research of Noni, iridoids and other bioactives to provide a platform for continued product superiority.

    Bioactive Platform

    Have you ever wondered what a Bioactive is? How do they work? Where do they come from? These questions and more are answered in this training by Jeff Wasden, VP of Marketing. He walks us through the difference between iridoids and pharmaceuticals, and what they mean to our health. Wasden’s message will equip you better for the future of Morinda Bioactives. Click on the link to learn more.
    My overall point is please take care of yourself, life is short and we are here but for a little while enjoy the time we do have. Stay away from the pharmaceutical drugs they will kill you. If this is not enough for you to change then ask yourself this question How much is your life worth. Chick here to start anew fresh beginning free of prescription drugs and unhealthy living. I like to see everyone live to 100 great years.
    Have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Just Do It. You owe it to yourself. To read more on prescription drugs go to http://www.drugs.com/