Tylenol Causes Liver Failure

Acetaminophen (like Tylenol) is probably a common pain reliever in your medicine cabinet…but maybe it shouldn’t be. Acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control reported that there are an average of 1600 liver failure cases each year, citing acetaminophen as the leading cause.*

There are all-natural alternatives to acetaminophen. You can drink some strong cups of elderflower tea to help break fevers, capsaicin cream (the active ingredient in chilies) can relieve external pain, and 400-600 mg of the herb curcumin can block internal pain while reducing inflammation.

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Dr. Kim

*http://www.medicinenet.com/tylenol_liver_damage/article.htm
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Tylenol Causes Liver Failure

tylenolAcetaminophen (like Tylenol) is probably a common pain reliever in your medicine cabinet…but maybe it shouldn’t be. Acetaminophen is the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control reported that there are an average of 1600 liver failure cases each year, citing acetaminophen as the leading cause.*

There are all-natural alternatives to acetaminophen. You can drink some strong cups of elderflower tea to help break fevers, capsaicin cream (the active ingredient in chilies) can relieve external pain, and 400-600 mg of the herb curcumin can block internal pain while reducing inflammation.

Express your love today!

Dr. Kim

*http://www.medicinenet.com/tylenol_liver_damage/article.htm
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Deadly Tylenol

Tylenol is an anti-inflammatory drug also known as acetaminophen.  It may seem harmless, but simple little overdoses over just a few days can lead to life-threatening results.  Studies found that 37 percent of patients who did consistent small overdoses each day died compared to only 27 percent of patients that did a single large overdose.  Tylenol is the most common drug in America and the most commonly overdosed.  Other illnesses linked with acetaminophen are: blood cancer, asthma, brain damage and increased blood pressure. [1]

Try to stay away from Tylenol and use other methods of pain relief such as krill oil that is packed with omega-3s that have anti-inflammatory properties!

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Dr. Kim

[1] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/15/little-too-much-tylenol-can-be-deadly.aspx?e_cid=20111215_DNL_art_3
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