Here we go again: acid blockers like the purple pill are now associated with Dementia
Association of Proton Pump Inhibitors With Risk of Dementia
A Pharmacoepidemiological Claims Data Analysis
JAMA Neurol. Published online February 15, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.4791
They have already been associated with heart attacks, osteoporosis, brain bleeding, depression, intestinal infections, kidney problems and several other less severe problems; but, other than that, they are safe enough to sell over the counter.
Oh, there is a place for the purple pill and other similar drugs: if you have a bleeding ulcer threatening your life, for example. But, even, then, these drugs should seldom be used IF patients were to be/get educated on the importance of nutrition.
The fact that the purple pill blocks proper food digestion and absorption, and it disturbs gut flora, which leads to practically all diseases, underscores the importance of nutrition in promoting, maintaining and restoring health. Yet, the Health care System continues to treat nutrition as the poor sister. Oh, it used to be worse. Believe it or not, nutrition used to be considered “alternative medicine.”
Anyone who bothers to review the top 50 medical and scientific journals in the world will quickly realize we are in the Golden Age of nutrition. Take advantage: visit an Integrative Doctor near you for your health and that of your wallet.
Cynically speaking, the purple pill is promoting more drug sales to treat its consequences…