Opioid Use and Abuse – The Opioid Epidemic

Opioids are drugs that were created to work on the nervous system to relieve pain. They were designed for short term use. Continued use of only a few weeks can lead to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop.

In the late 1990s, the pharmaceutical companies who created these drugs reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and the medical doctors began to prescribe them at greater rates.

This assurance led to widespread use and misuse of these medications. It has now become clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive.

Read the full article on Opioid Crisis

Coffee, can it also be good for you?

After many years of not drinking coffee as I felt it wasn’t good for me.  I found some new evidence that it actually is good for you.  And this isn’t something coming by scientists doing research paid for by the drug companies, but by known nutritionists.

Here is an article by Dr. Mercola explaining some interesting coffee benefits

And one by Dr. Axe on Coffee Nutrition Facts 

https://draxe.com/coffee-nutrition-facts/

Worth looking into.

Acne from Wearing a Mask?

Yes, its not a joke, many people who have to wear masks for long hours and are prone to acne will develop what is now called Maskne.

You can read about it on this page, it includes what you can do and even the clinical trials that back this up.

MASKNE

Processed Food and Your Health

I have a quiz on my site to check on certain things that might stop someone from restoring health to their nerves.   One question is do they eat processed foods.

Actually, so many people say they don’t eat processed foods, that I begin to wonder if they know what that means.   However, what I want to communicate is that it is so important to read labels when buying food.  No, eggs, vegetables and meat are probably okay – well unless they come packages and then I would still check the labels.

Here is an article on checking labels…

You Have to Check the Labels to Find Healthy Foods

And  Processed Foods